Denver snags Hickson
The Nuggets had already lost their head coach (George Karl), their GM (Masai Ujiri) and, most recently, Andre Iguodala. But on Sunday, they finally got one back.
The Nuggets and free-agent forward J.J. Hickson agreed to a three-year, $15 million deal on Sunday afternoon, per Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Hickson, 24-years-old, averaged 12.7 points and 10.4 rebounds last season as a member of the Portland Trail Blazers. He won’t be able to compensate for the loss of Iguodala, but he can help beef up that frontline.
Milwaukee agrees with Delfino
Most people wanted/believed that Carlos Delfino was going to end up on a contender. On Sunday, he went on to sign with the Milwaukee Bucks. WELP.
Delfino was a nice piece for the Houston Rockets last year, where he averaged 10.6 points per game off the bench. Some hoped for him to return to (Super) Houston with a similar role, but apparently took a better offer in Milwaukee.
Bucks agree on a two-year, $6.5M deal with Carlos Delfino, w/ team option for 3rd that could pay him nearly $10M, league sources tell Y!
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 8, 2013
And Milwaukee keeps stock-piling veterans. SIGH.
Anyone know what the heck they’re doing?
Monta to Atlanta?
HoopsWorld’s Alex Kennedy reported on Sunday that free-agent guard Monta Ellis and the Atlanta Hawks were closing in on a $10 million per year contract.
The Atlanta Hawks are negotiating with Monta Ellis, per a source. I'm hearing deal would be about $10 million a year. Not sure about years.
— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 7, 2013
ESPN also is reporting that the Denver Nuggets are also interested in the services of Ellis. I’m not sure why, but they are.