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NBA Decisions to be Made Before Season
Posted By Eric Pincus On October 11, 2013 @ 9:00 pm In Main Page,NBA | No Comments
Before the start of the 2013-14 NBA regular season, teams have a number of decisions to make on personnel including team options and extensions.
That means at least 16.4 percent of the league will be out of a job by October 29 – likely more since some teams will carry 14 or even 13 players.
Teams will also have to decide on former first-round picks, in the final year of their contracts, who are eligible for extensions.
So far Paul George, DeMarcus Cousins, Larry Sanders and John Wall have gotten long-term deals. A dozen are eligible with the deadline before the season:
Boston Celtics: Avery Bradley, Jordan Crawford
Detroit Pistons: Greg Monroe
Memphis Grizzlies: Ed Davis, Quincy Pondexter
Milwaukee Bucks: Ekpe Udoh
Philadelphia 76ers: Evan Turner
Phoenix Suns: Eric Bledsoe
Sacramento Kings: Patrick Patterson, Greivis Vasquez
Utah Jazz: Derrick Favors, Gordon Hayward
Washington Wizards: Kevin Seraphin, Trevor Booker
Additionally, former-first round picks in their second or third year have contract options on the line — also to be decided before the start of the season.
Atlanta Hawks: John Jenkins, Jared Cunningham
Boston Celtics: Jared Sullinger, MarShon Brooks
Charlotte Bobcats: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Bismack Biyombo, Kemba Walker
Chicago Bulls: Marquis Teague, Jimmy Butler
Cleveland Cavaliers: Kyrie Irving, Tristan Thompson, Dion Waiters, Tyler Zeller
Denver Nuggets: Evan Fournier, Kenneth Faried, Jordan Hamilton
Detroit Pistons: Andre Drummond
Golden State Warriors: Harrison Barnes, Klay Thompson, Festus Ezeli
Houston Rockets: Terrence Jones, Donatas Motiejunas
Milwaukee Bucks: Brandon Knight, John Henson
Minnesota Timberwolves: Derrick Williams, Ricky Rubio
New Orleans Pelicans: Anthony Davis, Austin Rivers
New York Knicks: Iman Shumpert
Oklahoma City Thunder: Jeremy Lamb, Reggie Jackson, Perry Jones III
Orlando Magic: Maurice Harkless, Nikola Vucevic, Tobias Harris, Andrew Nicholson
Philadelphia 76ers: Royce White, Arnett Moultrie, Tony Wroten
Phoenix Suns: Markieff Morris, Kendall Marshall, Marcus Morris, Miles Plumlee
Sacramento Kings: Jimmer Fredette
San Antonio Spurs: Kawhi Leonard, Cory Joseph
Toronto Raptors: Jonas Valanciunas, Terrence Ross
Utah Jazz: Enes Kanter, Alec Burks
Washington Wizards: Bradley Beal, Jan Vesely, Chris Singleton
The Portland Blazers have already taken their options on Damian Lillard, Thomas Robinson and Meyers Leonard. The Miami HEAT took their option on Norris Cole.
In the case of veterans in the final year of their contracts, like Kobe Bryant with the Los Angeles Lakers, an extension can be negotiated all the way through the end of June 2014.
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