Free Agent Notes: Ellis, Green, Speights

Representatives from nearly half of the league’s teams were in attendance for a workout that included former NBA stars Amar’e Stoudemire and Monta Ellis, Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports tweets.

The Lakers, Clippers, Warriors, Knicks, Thunder, Bucks, Pistons, Kings, Nuggets, Blazers, Magic, Hawks, Wolves and Wizards were all in attendance. Haynes adds that 15 international teams from Europe and Asia also had representatives in Las Vegas for the workout.

Here’s more from around the league:

  • The Spurs, Nuggets, and Knicks were all interested in JaMychal Green before the forward re-signed with the Clippers, Jovan Buha of The Athletic writes. Those teams were offering him a more lucrative offer than the one he signed with Los Angeles. The Clippers put on a “full-court press” to retain Green, Buha adds, and the 29-year-old ended up inking a two-year deal worth slightly under $10MM.
  • Green has the ability to be a free agent next summer, having secured a player option as part of his deal with the Clippers. Buha (in the same piece) speculates that Green could have commanded a deal in the $10MM+ range this offseason and that the forward should have the opportunity for a similar contract next summer.
  • Mo Speights, who played in China last season, is working out for teams in Las Vegas on Wednesday, Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated tweets. Speights last played in the NBA for the Magic during the 2017/18 season.
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7 thoughts on “Free Agent Notes: Ellis, Green, Speights

  1. formerlyz

    I was shocked Jamychal Green didnt get A LOT more money. Huge steal for the Clippers to keep him at that number. He was also one of the guys I thought the Knicks should have had interest in, with Marcus Morris and Wilson Chandler as other options.

  2. x%sure

    Knicks going after another 4. It would be funny & fitting if the Knicks run into a shortage of them this year. For the FO, they are all just material for trading.

    Buha wrote that Green liked the attention of a “fullcourt press”, liked starting in the playoffs on a rising team, and wants to enter the FA market next year and get an even bigger payoff. But that came via “league sources” not Green.

    • x%sure

      Not that NYK didn’t need bigs– after letting last year’s go. Presumably part of the plan of collecting 1+1 tradables.

  3. formerlyz

    Amare can definitely play. It was arguable that his final year was one of his better years all around, as he significantly improved as a defender. I was surprised he decided to end his career when he did, but he always talked about playing a year in Israel

    Clippers could use him at the 5, as they could use an experienced big. Clippers, Celtics, GS, Denver all make sense for various reasons, although maybe not GS at this point, due to hard cap

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