Anonymous
Years ago

NBA Draft week trades/moves

Ahead of the NBA Draft tomorrow the shenanigans have begun.

Portland have traded Nicolas Batum to Charlotte for Noah Vonleh & Gerald Henderson.

Oklahoma City have traded Jeremy Lamb to Charlotte for Matt Barnes. Thunder expected to buy-out and waive Barnes.

Orlando have traded Luke Ridnour to Memphis for the rights to Janis Timma.

Kevin Love & JR Smith have both opted out of their contracts with Cleveland and they've picked up the team option on Timofey Mozgov.

Goran Dragic opts out with Miami, Monta Ellis is opting out in Dallas, David West is going to opt out in Indiana, Thaddeous Young has opted out at Brooklyn, Paul Pierce is opting out with Washington, Arron Afflalo opts out with Portland and Andrei Kirilenko and Aaron Gray have both announced their retirements.

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Flinders80  
Years ago

Who was the last player to opt in on a player option??

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Bear  
Years ago

How does that work, opting out of a contract, does this mean they just have to re-negotiate a new one or are they possibly looking elsewhere?

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Phil  
Years ago

Could be doing either.

In loves case either to get a better contract with Cleveland , or to go elsewhere , or maybe hasn't made up his mind and opting out while he looks at other offers..

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Anonymous  
Years ago

"Who was the last player to opt in on a player option??"

It looks like Raymond Felton will opt in with Dallas ;)

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Naph  
Years ago

http://stats.nba.com/transactions/

Anywhere you see " has exercised his option for next season" is a player opting in on a player option.

So since the 15th of June: Al Jefferson, Eric Gordon and Jeff Green have all formally opted in on their player options. It is so common that it is rarely news-worthy.

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Anonz  
Years ago

Opt-out is usually to force a team's hand into a bigger cheque, or grab that bigger cheque somewhere else. Sometimes backfires.

Afflalo's opt-out is the perfect example of this, as Wesley Matthews is a long-term achilles injury, out until March, and with LaMarcus going home to Texas, Batum now in Charlotte, Afflalo wants to gouge some money out of the Trailblazers.

Not sure he's worth it, last good season was in Denver, didn't really work in Orl and hasn't shown much in Portland either.

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