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Hapoel Holon penned explosive former UConn combo-guard Jerome Dyson, Israeli sources told Eurobasket. Dyson, 25, signed a one-year contract with no out clauses. After ex-NBA shooter Luther Head mysteriously reneged on his agreement with Holon last month, and D.J. Strawberry surprisingly opted-out of his contract with the team, Holon is expected to announce Dyson’s signing later today (Wednesday).
Heat continue to run players through pre-draft tryouts, with ex-Hornets, UConn guard Jerome Dyson said to be latest to work in front of team. Dyson appeared in nine NBA games last season, 44 in the D-League.
Also in the trade, Phoenix sent center Robin Lopez and forward Hakim Warrick to New Orleans and the Hornets sent guard Jerome Dyson and center Brad Miller to the Suns. Johnson spent two seasons with the Wolves, averaging 7.7 points and 2.9 rebounds in 144 games (127 starts). Minnesota drafted Johnson in the first round (4th overall) of the 2010 NBA Draft.
The Wolves received two second-round draft picks from New Orleans: a 2013 pick of the Brooklyn Nets and a 2016 pick originally belonging to the Wolves. Both picks were acquired by the Hornets in a July 13, 2012 trade. The Wolves also received a second-round draft pick from Phoenix, a 2014 pick of the Los Angeles Lakers that the Suns acquired on July 11, 2012.
The Minnesota Timberwolves today announced the team acquired three second-round draft picks and sent forward Wes Johnson and a future first-round draft pick to Phoenix in a three-team trade that also involved the New Orleans Hornets.
The New Orleans Hornets’ acquisition of center Robin Lopez and forward Hakim Warrick is now official, according to a league source. Procedural issues in making the trade compliant with the NBA and its collective bargaining agreement rules, prevented consummation of the deal for the last two days.
The rest of the deal included the Timberwolves sending small forward Wesley Johnson and a lottery-protected first-round draft pick to the Suns, sources said. Brad Miller’s expiring contract goes to the Suns, while the T’wolves receive Jerome Dyson and two future second-round draft picks from New Orleans.
A league source confirmed the impending transaction, though there are still some unresolved procedural matters before the deal can be officially announced, likely later this week. Those fluid details are not expected to prevent the deal from being consummated. Lopez is apparently out of the country, which also could be delaying the trade’s finalization. The sign-and-trade sends Lopez and power forward Hakim Warrick to New Orleans from Phoenix while the Suns acquire swingman Wesley Johnson and a first-round draft choice from the Minnesota Timberwolves. The T-Wolves will receive the contract of Brad Miller, which the Hornets recently obtained along with point guard Jerome Dyson and draft picks from New Orleans. The Hornets, according to an Associated Press report, will also give the Timberwolves two second-round draft choices. New Orleans gets cash in the deal, as well.
The person told The Associated Press about the trade on condition of anonymity Wednesday because it has not been announced pending the completion of some routine logistical matters. The deal also sends guard Jerome Dyson and retiring center Brad Miller’s $5.1 million contract from New Orleans to Minnesota, allowing the Timberwolves to clear space under the NBA’s salary cap as they pursue free agents. Minnesota also will receive two second-round draft picks from New Orleans, while the Hornets will receive cash.
Adrian Wojnarowski: At least part of package back to Minny would include Brad Miller (his contract), Jerome Dyson and draft picks, sources say.
The New Orleans Hornets announced today that they have signed guard Jerome Dyson to a 10-day contract. Dyson, a University of Connecticut product, has appeared in 44 regular season games (all starts) with the Tulsa 66ers in the NBA Developmental League this season, averaging 17.8 points, 3.9 assists and 3.5 rebounds in 34.0 minutes of play. The 2010 Third Team All-Big East selection was signed to the Hornets training camp roster on December 9th, 2011, appearing in one preseason game with New Orleans (five points and one assist in seven minutes of action). He was the last player waived on December 24th prior to the start of the season.
League sources have told FanHouse, however, that Chicago is inviting four players from the NBA Development League to audition for the team on Tuesday. Orien Greene (right) of the Utah Flash, Tulsa 66ers rookie Jerome Dyson, Stephen Dennis of the Bakersfield Jam and Rio Grande Valley guard Matt Janning will all work out in Chicago on Tuesday in hopes of securing a 10-day contract from the Bulls.