Here’s a selection of those, and several other possibilities as the Spurs move on to the fine print of what has already been a massively successful offseason.
Aldridge turns 30 in nearly two weeks and would have represented the return of a post presence to the Lakers.
As I’m sure you can respect, my decision was a very personal one but not one I took lightly. “We told him if he came to the Mavs, he would be a focal point”.
A quick aside: It has to warm the hearts of Spurs fans to know that Aldridge also met with the Los Angeles Lakers twice – and turned them down.
Now Aldridge, the second-leading scorer in Portland history behind only Clyde Drexler, is gone, as well.
National Basteball Association free agency began in Los Angeles at 9:01 p.m. on Tuesday. He’s also the team’s all-time leading rebounder.
The Spurs then agreed to a deal with Danny Green worth $45 over 4 years. “I’m excited about our team, new coaches and just trying to get back right”.
With the addition of Aldridge, San Antonio immediately joins the Warriors and the Cavaliers at the top of the list of favorites to take home a title in 2016.
The Suns still will look to add shooting, experience, frontline help and a third point guard in free agency.
–Swingman Corey Brewer and point guard Patrick Beverley made a decision to stick with the Houston Rockets, reaching contract agreements with the team. Now after all the off-season moves it appears that the Trail Blazers are in full rebuilding mode. Players don’t want to play with rookies, future draft picks or think about cap space. But he never gained a foothold in Minnesota and was traded to Sacramento in 2013. Ginobili averaged just 22.7 minutes per game last season, so he shouldn’t be targeted in standard leagues. A person with knowledge of the details said Tobias Harris agreed to sign a new contract to remain with the Orlando Magic. According to Yahoo! Sports, the restricted free agent will earn $25 million over the life of the new pact.
But after nine years in Portland, he hit the free agent market with many assuming he was headed elsewhere, and the Spurs pounced.
And a Spurs team that went to the National Basteball Association Finals in 2013 and 2014 clearly has eyes on getting back there in 2016.
The Trail Blazers are now unlikely to be a playoff team in the coming season, but they are set up to recover well in the long-term.
Hibbert, 28, is a good shot blocker but erratic scorer and below-average rebounder.
Free agent Larry Sanders, who accepted a buyout from the Milwaukee Bucks last season to deal with anxiety and depression, recently announced he’d be playing locally over the summer with the Drew League.