Cavs Sign Jarrett Jack


It looked like the Warriors were poised to renounce Jack's Bird rights yesterday, but assuming the Nuggets agreed to a sign-and-trade for Andre Iguodala, they wouldn't necessarily have had to do so, as Luke Adams of Hoops Rumors points out.

The Timberwolves And The Salary Cap


Since the team holds Bird rights for both players, no mid-level-type exception is required to accommodate their new salaries, as they could be offered any amount up to the max.

Knicks Rumors: Martin, Robinson, Jordan, Tyler


Since Martin played on the Knicks last season, the team can ink him using Non-Bird rights, but that would still provide a salary of no more than about $1.6MM.

Knicks Re-Sign J.R. Smith


Because the Knicks held the 27-year-old's Early Bird rights, they're permitted to offer him a contract that starts at 104.5% of the NBA's average salary, which is expected to be in the neighborhood of $5-5.5MM. … JULY 10TH: According to cap expert Larry Coon (via Twitter), the Early Bird amount for the coming season is $5,565,000.

Contract Details: Andersen, Young, Roberson


Previous reports indicated he'd receive 120%, the most the Heat could give him via Non-Bird rights.

The Subtle Value Of Three-Year Contracts


The simple answer for why players of such widely varying resumes wind up with three-year deals is that three seasons is the amount of time a player must spend with his team for the club to gain his full Bird Rights. … New York only had Non-Bird rights on Copeland, which allowed the team to give him 120% of the maximum salary.

Kyler On Jennings, Henderson, Blair, Mozgov


It sounds as if plenty of clubs would be willing to do one-year, low-money deals, but Blair is still seeking a multiyear pact, or a sign-and-trade that would allow him to keep his Bird rights.

Southwest Rumors: Neal, Jackson, Ellis, Dalembert


Teams that pull QOs after the deadline also automatically lose Bird rights to those players.

Knicks Re-Sign Kenyon Martin


Martin is eligible to sign for up to 120% of the minimum salary via Non-Bird rights.

Mavericks Re-Sign Brandan Wright


With Wright's Early Bird rights in hand, the team can go over the cap to re-sign him.

Odds & Ends: Kobe, Pekovic, Goudelock, Cooley


Times duo has a very out of the box (and illegal) idea for Bryant: sign for the veteran's minimum in 2014/15 and ink a $19.5MM deal with the Lakers (who hold his Bird Rights) in the following year.

Southeast Notes: Hardaway, Hawks, Heat


The team can still re-sign Johnson, but no longer holds any form of Bird rights. … In order to create the space necessary to claim Ayon, the Hawks renounced their rights to Ivan Johnson, tweets Jason Walker of Peachtree Hoops.

Rockets Re-Sign Francisco Garcia


 Garcia will have a player's option in the second year of his new deal and will also have bird rights after year one, Wojnarowski tweets.

Bobcats Re-Sign Jannero Pargo


Even though the Mark Bartelstein client finished last season with the Bobcats, he wasn't eligible for a raise via the Non-Bird exception, since the team renounced his rights earlier in the summer to clear cap room.

Important Dates For The 2013/14 NBA Season


January 15: Players with Bird or Early Bird rights who re-signed with their own over-the-cap team (on or before October 15th) and received at least a 20% raise can be traded as of this date.

Extension Talks Stall For Luol Deng, Bulls


Assuming Chicago doesn't trade him this season, the Bulls would hold Deng's Bird Rights, giving them the upper hand to sign him.

Extension Candidate: Avery Bradley


If Bradley signs an offer sheet on the first day after the July Moratorium, and Danny Ainge and company want to match it, the team would have three days to use its cap room to sign other players before matching the offer sheet via Bird rights.

Pre-Camp Roster Outlooks: Eastern Conference


That indicates that the team has a strong idea of what its opening-night roster will look like, but it seems like a safe bet that the Bucks will bring a few players to camp to grab their D-League rights and evaluate them for the future, if nothing else. … Pacers: Larry Bird and company have mined the D-League for three training camp invitees so far, and with only 16 players and 13 fully guaranteed contracts, they may do so again.

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