And-Ones: Rockets, Gay, Livingston, Miles

July 14 2014 at 9:02am CDT By Chuck Myron

The Rockets promised Chris Bosh that they would match the Mavs’ offer sheet for Chandler Parsons if he jumped from Miami to Houston, but when Bosh agreed to re-sign with the Heat, the Rockets changed course, as Marc Stein of ESPN.com details (All Twitter links). Houston declined to match the deal for Parsons during the three-day window that expired Sunday night, and now the Rockets are poised to turn their attention back to longtime target Rajon Rondo and find a way back into the Kevin Love sweepstakes, Stein says. Here’s more from around the league after a busy weekend:

  • Rudy Gay, who chose in June to opt into the final season of his contract with the Kings, said Sunday that he’s open to signing an extension but will wait to see how the team develops, as he told reporters, including Jason Jones of The Sacramento Bee“If I was going to opt out, I was definitely going to look at my options on different teams,” Gay said. “But with me opting in, I’m not saying no extension is going to happen. I’m just trying to see where we’re going as a team and how we plan on getting better.”
  • The final season of Shaun Livingston‘s three-year contract with the Warriors is worth $5,782,450 but only guaranteed for $3MM, tweets Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders. That guarantee could increase if Livingston triggers incentives, Pincus adds.
  • Mutual options don’t exist in the NBA, but it appears that the last year of C.J. Miles‘ new four-year deal with the Pacers will function much like a mutual option, as Pincus details (Twitter link). Pincus indicates that his salary for that season is non-guaranteed but becomes guaranteed if he’s not waived after a certain date. Presuming he’s retained, Miles has a player option for that season, according to Pincus.
  • Mark Deeks of ShamSports lists the contract guarantee date for Peyton Siva as having been July 12, so it appeared that his minimum salary contract would be fully guaranteed for the coming season when he remained on the Pistons roster through Saturday. However, Vincent Ellis of the Detroit Free Press (on Twitter) and Keith Langlois of Pistons.com both list the date as the 20th, so it appears that Siva’s contract remains non-guaranteed unless he’s not waived on or before this coming Sunday.
  • The Jazz didn’t attempt to re-sign Richard Jefferson before he moved on to the Mavs, writes Tony Jones of The Salt Lake Tribune.

5 thoughts on “And-Ones: Rockets, Gay, Livingston, Miles

  1. nothing yet … but i will admitt .. if they offer the 1st rounder they got for asik and this years 25th pick .. along with maybe t jones… they maybe could get .. nothing … BUT the more im thinking about it the better i feel about ariza at 8 mil instead of parsons at 14 mil …

    1. I think Boston may be interested in a deal like that. Say the Pelicans first (what protection does it have?) + this years 25 overall pick + Rockets pick this upcoming draft + T Jones for Rondo. Than the Celtics may try to trade those picks along with their own for Love. That will be essentially 4 first round picks for Love. Not sure Love will like that trade too much as he wouldn’t really have a whole lot of talent on the roster. Green/Bradley are nice role players and Smart is still a question mark.

      1. i love rondo … well pre injury rondo im just worried about once he looses that step if he is still same guy ….

  2. Once the offer sheet was extended, the Rockets ability to get Love was finished. Don’t see how the Rockets could acquire him without Parsons.

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