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2018 Free Agency Diary

Report: Mavericks Exploring Trade Options For DeAndre Jordan

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The Dallas Mavericks are actively exploring trade possibilities with the Los Angeles Clippers and the former All-N.B.A. center DeAndre Jordan in hopes of finding a workable deal to acquire Jordan this week, according to two people familiar with the discussions.

Three years after Jordan’s controversial decision to back out of a verbal commitment to sign with the Mavericks — choosing instead to stay with the Clippers — Dallas is spending the final few days before the start of free agency trying to execute a trade for Jordan, according to the people, who were not authorized to discuss the trade talks publicly.

The Clippers have granted permission to Jordan and his New York-based agent, Jeff Schwartz, to explore trade scenarios with other teams as they weigh the pros and cons of opting into the final season of Jordan’s current contract, according to the people. The All-Star guard Chris Paul made a similar move with the Clippers a year ago, opting into the final season of his contract as a prelude to his trade to the Houston Rockets just days before he was to become an unrestricted free agent.

Source: Marc Stein of The New York Times

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2018 Free Agency Diary

Sources: Rodney Hood Accepts Cavaliers’ Qualifying Offer

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Rodney Hood ended his restricted free agency by accepting the Cavaliers’ $3.4 million qualifying offer and placing a bet on himself for a big season this year.

He informed the Cavs of his decision today, sources told cleveland.com.

Hood, 25, a gifted, 6-8 forward, will be an unrestricted free agent next summer. He left a multiyear deal from the Cavs worth about $7 million per season on the table by accepting their qualifying offer.

Sources said Hood was seeking a contract for more than $9 million per season from the Cavs. For comparison, the Celtics signed restricted free agent Marcus Smart to a four-year, $52 million deal this summer, and the Bulls matched the four-year $78 million offer sheet Zach LaVine signed with the Kings.

Source: Joe Vardon of Cleveland.com

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2018 Free Agency Diary

Sources: Spurs, Quincy Pondexter Agree to Deal

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Free agent wing Quincy Pondexter has reached an agreement on a one-year deal with the San Antonio Spurs, league sources tell ESPN.

Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

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2018 Free Agency Diary

Sources: Ty Lawson, Tyrone Wallace Workout for Pelicans

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Ty Lawson and Tyrone Wallace worked out for the New Orleans Pelicans this week, according to sources.

Source: Alex Kennedy on Twitter

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