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2009-07-06 13:01:36

Guard-forward Terrence Williams has signed a contract with the New Jersey Nets, who picked him in the first round of the 2009 NBA draft, the club said Monday. The Nets did not reveal how much they are paying or how long a deal they reached with Williams, who was the 11th player chosen in the draft. Williams was signed out of the University of Louisville where he was a third team All-American.

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2009-07-03 23:59:20

The Oregonian newspaper reported Friday that forward Hedo Turkoglu, who earlier in the day appeared headed to Portland, had broken off talks with the team. Turkoglu, 30, has spent the last five seasons with Orlando, but last week opted out of the final year of a contract that would have paid him $7.3 million. There were reports Friday that Turkoglu had agreed to a five-year, $50 million contract with the Trail Blazers.

2009-07-03 19:43:50

Free agent Orlando Magic forward Hedo Turkoglu found a new home Friday by agreeing to a five-year, $50 million contract with the Portland Trailblazers. The 30-year-old, 6-foot-10 inch Turkoglu averaged 16.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 4.9 assists in 77 games last season while helping Orlando qualify for its second ever trip to the NBA Finals, where the Magic lost in five games to the Los Angeles Lakers. He became expendable June 25, when the Magic acquired forward Vince Carter from the New...

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2009-07-03 14:42:42

Free agent forward Trevor Ariza of the LA Lakers has signed a contract with the Rockets, swapping places with forward Ron Artest, the Houston Chronicle said. The newspaper reported being told by an undisclosed source the 6-foot-8 Ariza, 24, signed a five-year, $33 million deal late Thursday. The 6-foot-7 inch Artest, 29, had told ESPN Thursday he has reached a verbal agreement with the Lakers and will play for the mid-level exception, roughly $18 million for three years. Artest added the...

2009-07-01 20:50:28

The Detroit Pistons have agreed to terms with guard Ben Gordon and forward Charlie Villanueva, the Detroit Free Press reported Wednesday. The newspaper said that although the deals cannot be made official until July 8, they have both agreed to five-year contracts.

2009-06-30 23:36:42

Guard Kobe Bryant will stay with forgo free agency and stay with the world champion Los Angeles Lakers, the Los Angeles Times reports. Bryant had the option of becoming an unrestricted free agent but has chosen not to end his contract, a source described as close to Bryant told the Times Tuesday. The newspaper said Bryant is expected to sign a three-year contract extension on top of his existing two-year contract this month. Bryant will be paid a guaranteed $47.8 million in the next two years...

2009-06-26 17:14:42

The NBA's Miami Heat hired former center Alonzo Mourning Friday to a front office post, The Miami Herald said. The report said the team is finalizing a deal to hire Mourning to work in a player development role that also will allow him to be a mentor to players both on and off the court. His duties are yet to be defined, but he likely would work with young players, draft picks and free agents to help them adjust to the franchise and living in South Florida. We are in discussions with Zo and...

2009-06-25 22:21:02

The New York Knicks sent veteran swingman Quentin Richardson and cash to the Memphis Grizzlies Thursday in exchange for forward Darko Milicic. Richardson, 29, averaged 10.2 points and 4.4 rebounds over 72 contests last season.

2009-06-25 20:29:18

The New Jersey Nets traded high-scoring guard Vince Carter to the Orlando Magic Thursday in a five-player trade on draft day. Orlando also acquired forward Ryan Anderson, while sending guards Courtney Lee and Rafer Alston and forward Tony Battie to the Nets. The deal allows New Jersey to clear nearly $18 million in salary cap space for the 2010-11 season. Carter, 32, an Orlando resident, goes back to his home state. Vince gives us a veteran, go-to scoring presence, especially at the end of...

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2009-06-25 15:30:00

The Phoenix Suns dealt 15-time all-star center Shaquille O'Neal to the Cleveland Cavaliers Thursday, hours before the 2009 NBA Draft.


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tapinage
  • The act of lurking; skulking about; hiding; keeping from sight.
The word 'tapinage' comes French 'se tapir' meaning 'to crouch, squat'.