Posted tagged ‘Free Agent’

Former Marquette Guard Trent Lockett signs with Sacramento Kings

September 3, 2013
(Hector Amezcua / hamezcua@sacbee.com)

(Hector Amezcua / hamezcua@sacbee.com)

The Sacramento Kings have signed undrafted rookie free agent guard Trent Lockett to a contract after playing for them during the Las Vegas Summer League.

Lockett averaged seven points, 5.1 rebounds, and 1.8 assists during his senior year at Marquette and during his time with the Kings Vegas Summer League team, he averaged seven points, 1.6 rebounds, and 1.6 assists in five games.

Terms of the contract were not disclosed and many sources believe this is just a training camp invite.  With Lockett’s signing, the Kings are currently at 15 roster spots, but they can add more for training camp.

Here is a video from MUTV Sports on the former Golden Eagle guard…

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Update on NBA Free Agency

July 11, 2010

Here are some updates on recent player signings:

Carlos Boozer will join Derrick Rose and play in Chicago.

Brendan Haywood will stay with the Mavericks and sign a 6 year deal.

Hot shooting guard Ray Allen re-sgins with the Celtics for 2 years and reunites the Big Three.

Travis Outlaw signs with the New Jersey Nets for 5 years.

Raymond Felton signs with the New York Knicks for 2 years.

Restricted Free Agent Wesley Matthews signed a 5 year deal with the Trail Blazers.

Point Guard Chris Duhon signs with the Orlando Magic for 5 years.

Dorrell Wright goes back to California and signs with the Warriors.

Kyle Korver joins Boozer in Chicago to help shoot

Big man Johan Petro agrees to deal with New Jersey Nets

…The most interesting about these contracts is they are almost all 5 or 6 year deals. Why are they so big? The answer is because of cap space. That is the name of the game in the NBA. To save cap space you give the person more years so you can save more money. It is smart but then it is also not smart because what if you have to keep the player for those six years, then it will be harder to dump the player when the next free agency period comes up. It is very interesting…

…The deal that intrigues me the most out of all of these is Carlos Boozer deal. How much is he going to help the Bulls. They really need more depth in the backcourt than the font court. With Noah, Gibson, Miller, and Johnson, is adding Boozer a big help? I don’t think so. I think he is a nice piece but he isn’t the free agent they really needed. They needed more of a Wade or a Lebron type player ever since losing out on scoring threat Ben Gordon…

…The rest of the pack is pretty much back-up players in the NBA besides Allen and Matthews. They are still important because these moves still build rosters and builds teams depth and strengths coming into the season. And looking from here, the Jazz have to do a lot of work losing out Boozer, Matthews, and Korver while the Nets keep adding to their young team…

Update on NBA Free Agency

July 6, 2010

Since July 1st, the NBA Free Agent Market has gone crazy just like the New York Stock Market. Here is why:

UPDATE: Amare Stoudemire signs with the New York Knicks. 

Stoudemire now in the Orange and Blue with the media

The New York Knicks reached an agreement in principle Monday with free agent Amare Stoudemire after receiving assurances it would not be an impediment to their pursuit of LeBron James.

The All-Star forward will receive a five-year, $99.7 million contract that will reunite him with coach Mike D’Antoni.

“The fact that Amare really wanted to come here and stepped up front, it got to the point that we had to acknowledge that,” team president Donnie Walsh said. “That means something to us.”

…That is exactly right Donnie. Someone who wants to be here in New York. Although the injuries and the hot-head of Amare can get in the way of this deal, there is no doubt that this guy can play. Averaging over 20 points a game while with D’Antoni in Phoneix while become an All-Star this year along with First Team All NBA honors with the likes of Lebron, Wade, and Bosh. That means something to me. I think he will fit right in with the New York System, will increase their rebounding total and will be an impact to this team in winning a lot more games and brining the Empire back to the Knickerbockers…

…But now the question is where does David Lee go?

Where does David go now?

The Double Double machine for the Knicks wants a deal that will land him some money and some success at the same time. I for one, am a huge David Lee fan because of his toughness and overall game, but if Amare meant getting rid of David Lee then I am quite sad. He was a great player for New York while he was here 5 years, was the face of the Franchise, and a fan favorite. It will be hard to lose a 20ppg and 15 rpg type guy. Maybe Lebron James can finally make up his mind and be the face of the Knicks franchise.

Oh would that be a miracle. We shall see…

For more up to the minute New York Knicks Free Agent news go to The Knicks Blog and Zagsblog for the best coverage in New York.

Other signings:

Joe Johnson signs a max deal and stays with the Atlanta Hawks

Paul Pierce wants to live out his own legacy and stays put with the Boston Celtics.

Dirk Nowitzki stays on in Dallas with Mark Cuban leading the way.

Lakers agree to a four year deal with point guard Steve Blake.

Suns look to a new direction and sign forward Hakim Warrick.

After a hot second half, John Salmons signs a big deal to stay in Milwaukee with the Bucks.

Bucks also aquired Drew Gooden to fulfill the rebounding hole for next season.

Rudy Gay doesn’t test the Free Agent market and stays with the young guns of the Memphis Grizzles.

The one that intrigues me the most is the Rudy Gay signing.

Rudy is a happy man after re-signing with the Grizz

I know so many teams that really were going to pursue him if he didn’t resign with the Grizzles. He stayed put and will be the leader of a young but very talented team. I like to see that in a young player. He wasn’t looking for the money but saw that the team was growing and developing and wanted to be a part. That is something you do not see now a days. Players are moving from right to left and don’t do anything about it. This signing really made me happy and I think the Grizzles will be dangerous next year. Everyone better watch out…