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*Through 6/30 ...trades are allowed, can't talk to free agents about a contract because free-agents-to-be are still considered under contract with their old team through June 30
*7/1 - 7/7 ....free agent negotiations can begin, trade talks can occur, but teams can't announce any business because nothing can be signed or locked in because of the moratorium, so there will be lots of talks and rumors and "a source said a deal is agreed" that get leaked
*7/8 on ... new cap is now defined and free agents can be signed, trades can be made
Dallas Mavericks' Kidd expected to have plenty of suitors
Wednesday is when teams officially can begin talking to free agents, and Kidd is expected to get overtures from several teams: Cleveland, Portland, Boston, New York and perhaps the Lakers. All of those teams except for Portland are stymied by the salary cap.
DMN.com: Cuban explains the double PG selection
"It used to be you tried to accumulate as many big [men] as you could," Cuban said. "It's kind of flipped around now. You can't have enough quick guards who can get into the paint and defend. "This isn't a reflection on Jason Kidd. We're still going to do everything we can to sign him. It's not a reflection on J.J. [Barea].
DB.com with the mother of all rumor articles.
Veteran PGs like Raymond Felton or Ramon Sessions to Dallas? The Mavs like them both. But if you are trying to retain Kidd, are trying to show faith in JJB and are trying to develop Roddy Beaubois, I’m not sure how you convince Ramon Sessions (who might be getting squeezed out in Milwaukee) that you have enough love to go around.
French point guard says Dallas is where he wanted to play
"But when they told me I was supposed to go to Dallas, I was happier because I really like this team and this city. I really appreciate this." So are we to assume Oklahoma City, which drafted Beaubois for the Mavericks, wasn't high on his wish list. "No," he quickly said.
Pro Basketball News | Shopping for a bargain
If Dahntay Jones' asking price is too high, Denver may be a good spot for [Gerald] Green, who won't command much more than the $826,000 he made last season.
Let the NBA free-agent madness begin - ESPN Chicago
Jason Kidd to NY?: That's the buzz around the NBA, but I don't see the Knicks offering more than just a one-year deal unless Kidd goes to them on the cheap and why would he?