HoopsHype Mickael Pietrus rumors
Marc Stein: No signing done yet, but hearing injury-hit Raptors ramping up search for new SF, with Mickael Pietrus being strongly considered anew. Landry Fields & Alan Anderson both out up to month so Raps have renewed interest in SF market (headed by Pietrus) even w/15 guaranteed deals Twitter @ESPNSteinLine
Another league source didn't deny that the Wolves offered the same one-year veteran's minimum contract, which is worth approximately $1.2 million, to free agent wing Mickael Pietrus. But Howard and his agent, Derek Lafayette, said yes first. Pietrus is holding out for some team's $2.575 million room exception. The Wolves used theirs on center Greg Stiemsma. 1500ESPN.com
Two league sources said the Wolves worked out free agent wing Josh Howard in Dallas on Monday. The team had a healthy contingent there for the night's game vs. the Mavericks. The Wolves have also started talks again with free agent wing Mickael Pietrus' camp. With no salary cap flexibility barring a trade, it's a matter of convincing someone to take what they can offer and enjoy the minutes. 1500ESPN.com
Adelman said there have been internal discussions about whom the team might add. That list likely includes free-agent wings Mikael Pietrus, Josh Howard and Chris Douglas-Roberts along with Utah's Raja Bell, who has been exiled from the Jazz. "I couldn't even tell you," Adelman said when asked about getting an injury exemption. "We're just trying to get through this game. I haven't even asked about that." Minneapolis Star-Tribune
With Danny Granger out of the Indiana Pacers’ lineup, free agent Mickael Pietrus is an option for the organization but is far from officially signing a contract and remains in discussions with a few other teams, agent Bill McCandless told RealGM on Thursday. RealGM
While McCandless admits he has been in contact with general managers across the NBA, he insisted by phone: “A report goes out and everybody thinks Mickael is on a plane headed for Indiana. Everybody needs to hold their horses.” RealGM
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