Lots of NBA transactions and news over the weekend, none bigger than the revelation Celtics forward, Jeff Green will miss the entire season due to a heart issue (aortic aneurysm) that will likely have him out for the year. Sad news for a quality forward and even better person.
According to ESPN.com’s rumor central, the Celtics will look to void Green’s contract, likely saving the team as much $27 million, due to the team operating in the luxury tax. Potentially sad ending for Green in Boston.
More news from the weekend and today:
- Baron Davis officially signed with the New York Knicks today after being amnestied by the Cleveland Cavaliers. The timetable for Davis’ return from a back injury is varied. Expect him to miss the first two weeks of the season. Davis signed for the league minimum, allowing the Knicks to pursue other free agents with the mini-MLE ($2.5 million). Word is the Knicks are interested in forward, James Posey, according to ESPN.com
- Andrei Kirilenko’s agent is denying a tweet by SportandoBasket, that his client is reportedly leaving CSKA Moscow to sign a multi-year deal with the New Jersey Nets.
- Nick Young has accepted the Wizards qualifying offer and will become an unrestricted free agent next season, according to the Washington Post.
- Brandon Rush was traded to the Golden State Warriors for Lou Amundson, according to the SFChronicle.
- Oklahoma City center Byron Mullens was traded to the Charlotte Bobcats for a future second rounder, according to newsok.com.
- Kobe got a divorce