HoopsHype Buyout rumors
Is it likely the Sixers simply buy out the remainder of Granger’s contract? “There’s a chance for us to have a discussion,” Hinkie said. “How that goes, I don’t exactly know, because he hasn’t come. But we’re organizing a flight for him to be here soon.” Courier-Post
The Kings indicated they did not plan to buyout the remainder of Terry’s contract, which has one more season on it worth $5.45 million. Even if Terry were with the team, playing the former NBA Sixth Man of the Year would not have been a top priority. Sacramento Bee
Not exactly, if Charlie Villanueva gets a buyout of the remaining amount of his contract, enabling him to latch onto another team where he might get more minutes. His expiring contract didn't fetch the suitors the Pistons believed it would — a league-wide trend, actually — but a buyout is another option. “Anything’s possible. Right now, it is what it is,” Villanueva said. “I wish I could help this team in any way possible, but they’re going in a different direction. It’s part of the business, but if it presented itself, that’s something we’d look at, for sure.” Detroit News
Things could get ugly between the Pacers and T.J. Ford. The Pacers - like they've been doing for quite some time - tried to trade Ford on Wednesday. They couldn't throw him in a deal so they then tried to negotiate a buyout with him. The Pacers wanted Ford to take a buyout for about $5 million. The point guard quickly shot that idea down. "I'm not taking a buyout," Ford said. Indianapolis Star
You can't blame Ford for not taking a buyout, especially since he's scheduled to make $8.5 million next season. He didn't pick up his player option to leave $3.5 million on the table. "T.J. is on the team and we expect him to come in here and be professional and try to get a job and get some playing time," Bird said. Indianapolis Star
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