Clubs continue to rework rosters
SAN ANTONIO (AP) — The NBA champion Spurs have worked out a deal to bring back Matt Bonner. He played sparingly last season for San Antonio but contributed with outside shooting. He has been with the Spurs for eight seasons and ranks third in franchise history in 3-pointers made and seventh in 3-point field goal percentage.
UNDATED (AP) — The Chicago Bulls have re-signed guard Kirk Hinrich to a two-year deal. A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that Hinrich will make $2.7 million next season. The contract includes a player option for the second year. The person requested anonymity because the team does not publicly comment on contract details. Hinrich, who has spent nine of his 11 seasons with the Bulls, averaged 9.1 points and 3.9 assists in 73 games last season.
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks have signed free agent forward Richard Jefferson as a possible replacement for Vince Carter off the bench. Reports are it’s a one-year deal for the veteran minimum of $1.4 million. Jefferson started 78 games for Utah last year but figures to be used as a 3-point threat coming off the bench. The Mavs lost Carter when he signed with Memphis as a free agent.
PHOENIX (AP) — The Phoenix Suns have announced the signing of forward Anthony Tolliver. The Suns are the seventh NBA team for the 6-foot-8 journeyman, who is an accurate 3-point shooter. The two-year contract is worth $6 million, but only $400,000 is guaranteed in the second season.
Tolliver shot a career-high 41 percent from 3-point range for Charlotte last season, averaging 6.1 points and 2.6 rebounds in 64 games.
SALT LAKE CITY (AP) — The Utah Jazz have signed free agent forward Trevor Booker.Booker has played all four of his NBA seasons in Washington, averaging 6.4 points and 5.1 minutes in 235 career games, including 105 starts. He averaged 6.8 points and 5.3 rebounds last season.The 6-foot-8 forward was the 23rd overall pick in the 2010 draft by Minnesota before his rights were traded to the Wizards.
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Free-agent guard Nick Young has signed a multiyear deal to stay with the Los Angeles Lakers.General manager Mitch Kupchak on Monday described Young as a “bright spot” during last year’s losing season. He says he’s glad to keep someone committed to the rebuilding of the team.Young averaged a career-high 17.9 points in his first season with the Lakers playing mostly off the bench. He started nine of 64 games. Young led the NBA in four-point plays with seven, a team record.
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