2012/13 NBA Free Agents

Southeast Notes: Wall, Bosh, Hornets, Ibaka

The Wizards aren’t going to push John Wall to be ready for opening night, writes Ben Standig of CSNMidAtlantic.com. The 26-year-old point guard had surgical procedures on both knees during the offseason, and the team is being careful with his recovery. “We’re in no rush,” said new Washington head coach Scott Brooks“We want to make sure that he’s ready. It’s a process. We still have all of training camp. We’ll see. We’re going to keep working, keep pushing him. The one thing about John. He puts the work in.” Wall has started playing one-on-one, but he still has to make progress before he can handle training camp drills or five-on-five games.

There’s more out of the Southeast Division:

  • Chris Bosh may be planning to join the Heat in training camp, but veteran teammate Udonis Haslem cautions everyone to be realistic in their expectations, relays Ira Winderman of The Sun-Sentinel. Bosh has had his last two seasons cut short by blood clots and he hasn’t played competitively since the All-Star break. “Chris’ timetable is just a little bit different than everybody else’s,” Haslem said. “So we have to be mindful. We have to be conscious of the things that are important. And the thing that is most important is that when Chris needs to be ready, that he’s ready.”
  • Hornets coach Steve Clifford believes the team’s offseason moves have improved the defense more than the offense, according to Rick Bonnell of The Charlotte Observer. Charlottte lost three key free agents in Jeremy Lin, Al Jefferson and Courtney Lee, but brought in Roy Hibbert, Ramon Sessions and Marco Belinelli. Also, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is expected back after missing nearly all of last season with injuries.
  • Serge Ibaka may help bring a winning culture to the Magic, writes Cody Taylor of Basketball Insiders in a preseason look at Orlando. Ibaka, who was acquired from the Thunder in a June deal involving Victor Oladipo, was part of a very successful team in Oklahoma City and will give the Magic the rim protector they have needed since they lost Dwight Howard. However, many of the Basketball Insiders writers were confused by Orlando’s offseason moves and are concerned that they don’t have enough scorers to be a contender.

Knicks Interested In Kenyon Martin

Adrian Wojnarowski and Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports report that the Knicks are beginning to show interest in signing veteran power forward Kenyon Martin. Both credit sources that say the 6'9 big man is open to playing on a 10-day contract in order to showcase his value to the Knicks. The renewed interest in Martin comes from the need for more frontcourt help as Rasheed Wallace continues to deal with a foot injury. Wallace's injury status is considered to be the "critical piece" in New York's pursuit of Martin, writes Wojnarowski and Spears.  

The former number one overall draft pick out of Cincinnati last played for the Clippers during the 2011-12 lockout-shortened season, averaging 5.2 PPG, 4.3 RPG, and 1.0 BPG in 40 games along with 44.1% shooting from the field in 22.4 MPG. 

With New York's roster currently at 15, the team would have to find a way to open up a spot in order to bring Martin on board. 

Bobby Brown May Join NBA This Season, D.J. White Next?

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports that Montepaschi Siena point guard Bobby Brown, who is currently the Euroleague's leading scorer and is in strong contention for Most Valuable Player, could become a free agent and will be available to join an NBA team this season. Although going undrafted after entering the 2007 NBA Draft, Brown found his way into opportunities with the Timberwolves, Kings, Hornets, and Clippers, playing a combined 113 games and averaging 5.1 PPG and 1.8 APG in 12.8 MPG for his career. 

In Italy, Brown currently boasts averages of 21 PPG, 5.9 APG, while shooting 46.4% from two-point range, 40.2% from long-distance, and 89.3% from the charity stripe. Despite Brown's success, Siena may not have the financial ability to retain the 28-year-old former standout from Cal State Fullerton for the long-term. Wojnarowski also mentions that several NBA teams have already inquired about bringing in the 6'2 Brown as a back up point guard.

Another name that Wojnarowski says to keep in mind is 6'8 forward D.J. White, who is currently playing for the Shanghai Sharks of the Chinese Basketball Association and will be eligible to sign with an NBA team after the conclusion of the CBA's season in February. The five-year veteran has been averaging 22.6 PPG and 10.6 PPG for Shanghai and holds NBA career averages of 6.3 PPG, 3.4 RPG, and 50.7% shooting from the field in 16.3 MPG. He last played for the Bobcats during the 2011-12 season. 


2012 NBA Free Agent Tracker

If you haven't done so yet, be sure to check out Hoops Rumors' 2012 Free Agent Tracker. Using our tracker, you can quickly browse the offseason's contract agreements, sorting by team, position, contract length, total salary, and a handful of other variables.

For instance, if you want to see all the Celtics' summer signings, you can sort by team and find all of Boston's free agent additions listed here. If you're curious to see how many players signed five-year contracts, you can sort by contract length and bring up that list right here.

A few additional notes on the tracker:

  • Not all of the agreements listed in the tracker are 100% finalized yet. C.J. Miles' two-year agreement with the Cavs, for example, is in our database, even though the team has yet to formally announce the move. As signings become official, we'll continue to update and modify the data as needed.
  • Likewise, many players' contract lengths and amounts are still unavailable, so our data based on what's been reported to date. Contract amounts aren't necessarily fully guaranteed either.
  • Restricted free agents that have agreed to offer sheets won't be listed as "signed" until their current teams decide whether to match the offers. For instance, if Alonzo Gee were to sign an offer sheet with a rival team, he wouldn't be listed as "signed" until we heard whether or not the Cavs had matched the offer.

Our Free Agent Tracker can be found anytime on the right sidebar under "Hoops Rumors Features" and will be updated throughout the offseason, so be sure to check back for the latest info. If you have any corrections, please let us know right here.

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With free agency in full swing, and news and rumors coming at a frantic pace, it's easy to lose track of which players have agreed to contracts with which teams. Hoops Rumors is here to help, with our brand-new 2012 Free Agent Tracker. Using our tracker, you can quickly sort through the offseason's contract agreements, sorting by team, position, free agent type, and a handful of other variables.

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2012/13 NBA Free Agent Lists Updated

Big men like Mehmet Okur and Jermaine O'Neal were waived after suffering season-ending injuries. Renaldo Balkman, Bill Walker, and others were casualties of late-season roster moves. Veterans like James Posey and Eddie House simply went the season without signing an NBA contract. All those players and more finished the 2011/12 season as unrestricted free agents.

With the 2012 free agent period fast approaching, we've moved many of the players of those players who were free agents at the end of the season to our 2012/13 FA lists. Because our lists are limited primarily to players with recent, extensive NBA experience, guys who have been out of the league for a couple years now, such as Allen Iverson or Devean George, have been removed entirely.

You can check out the potential NBA free agents for 2012/13 here:

Free Agent Stock Watch Series

With the 2011/12 season winding down, players on expiring contracts and teams with cap space will begin to turn their attention to free agency. A number of players are already poised to hit unrestricted or restricted free agency, while plenty of others have options or non-guaranteed contracts for 2012/13 and could become free agents as well.

We've already provided a general overview of this year's free agent class, broken down by position. As we approach the offseason, Hoops Rumors will take a look at specific free agents, examining each player's stock as he prepares to sign a new contract. The Free Agent Stock Watch pieces will explore how this year's performance could affect a player's future earnings, what sort of deal he'll be seeking, what teams might be interested, and any other relevant factors.

Listed below are the players whose free agent stock we've looked at so far. Players are listed in alphabetical order, with restricted free agents marked accordingly. You can find this list, which we'll continue to update, anytime on the right sidebar under "Hoops Rumors Features."

2012/13 NBA Non-Guaranteed Contracts

A number of NBA players are currently on contracts that are not fully guaranteed for the coming season. These contracts essentially amount to another form of team option — teams can choose to release these players before their contracts become fully guaranteed, a deadline that varies from player to player.

Listed below are the non-guaranteed contracts for 2012/13. Unless otherwise indicated, these are minimum-salary deals with no buyouts attached — players with partial guarantees of unknown value are marked with an asterisk. Partial guarantees count against the team's cap for 2012/13.

Updated 1-10-13

76ers: None
Bobcats: None
Bucks: None
Bulls: None
Cavaliers: None
Celtics: None
Clippers: None
Grizzlies: None
Hawks: None
Heat: None
Hornets: None
Jazz: None
Kings: None
Knicks: None
Lakers: None
Magic: None
Mavericks: None
Nets: None
: None
Pacers: None
Pistons: None
Raptors: None
: None
Spurs: None
Suns: None
Thunder: None
Timberwolves: None
Trail Blazers: None
Warriors: None
Wizards: None

Storytellers Contracts, ShamSports, and HoopsWorld were used in the creation of this list.

2012/13 NBA Free Agents

Looking for the players still available for teams eyeing the free agent market? Hoops Rumors has you covered. We compiled a few separate lists of players in position to hit free agency after the season — unrestricted free agents, restricted free agents, players with contract options, and players on non-guaranteed contracts. With no more option decisions remaining and all the offseason's restricted free agents signed, we're still updating our lists of unrestricted FAs and non-guaranteed deals.

For the most part, our listed free agents are limited to players who were on rosters in the 2011/12 season. For instance, Allen Iverson may still be seeking an NBA contract, but because he hasn't played in the league since 2009/10, you won't find his name in our lists.

If you have any corrections or omissions, please contact us. For instant free agent updates, be sure to follow us on Twitter @hoopsrumors.

2012/13 NBA Restricted Free Agents

Hoops Rumors' up-to-date list of 2012/13 restricted free agents is below. These are players who are eligible for restricted free agency after the 2011/12 season. The player's 2012 age is in parentheses.

Players who are on the 2011/12 free agent list or have an option for 2012/13 are not included here. If a team doesn't officially extend a qualifying offer to a potential restricted free agent, or withdraws an outstanding qualifying offer, the player will be added to our 2012/13 unrestricted free agent list. Players on expiring rookie scale contracts are marked with an asterisk.

If you have any corrections or omissions, please contact us. For instant free agent updates, be sure to follow us on Twitter @hoopsrumors.

Updated 9-17-12

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Storytellers Contracts was used in the creation of this list.