HoopsHype Chris Copeland rumors

July 15, 2013 Updates
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Copeland, a restricted free agent, agreed to sign a two-year, $6.12 million offer sheet with the Indiana Pacers. Though he didn't play a major role in Woodson's rotation, the Knicks did intend to bring the 29-year-old rookie back. But they were limited to using their Taxpayer's Mid-Level Exception and also wanted to re-sign Pablo Prigioni. "We just couldn't -- we thought Pablo was the guy that we wanted and we used the money to go get Pablo," Woodson said. "There was money still left to get Copeland, but he got a better deal. So we've got to live with that." Sulia

July 9, 2013 Updates

Should an agreement be reached and he clears waivers, Turkoglu will join the free-agent market. The Pacers have had strong interest in the past, but it's unclear if they'd have a roster spot for him. Before the signing of free agent Chris Copeland, the Pacers were a team with interest in Turkoglu, league sources said. Now, Indiana has become a less likely landing spot for him. Yahoo! Sports

July 5, 2013 Updates

Shams Charania: Exact figure of Chris Copeland's 2-year contract is close to $6.2 million, league source tells RealGM. No other offers were near Indiana's. Twitter @ShamsCharania

The NBA’s most recent Collective Bargaining Agreement, one that New York Knick owner James Dolan voted against, has cost the Knicks a budding contributor. Copeland, who came out of obscurity to play excellent minutes (some would say, not enough minutes) for the Knicks down the stretch of 2012-13, and the Knicks clearly wanted to keep him. Because of luxury tax complications, the Knicks are forbidden from matching the two years and $6.1 million the Pacers have offered him. Yahoo! Sports

While Copeland continues to be discussed, the Knicks also have another idea in mind for that $1.7 million: Signing a small forward who could start alongside Carmelo Anthony at the 4. And, no, Ronnie Brewer isn't coming back. A league source told ESPNNewYork.com that the Knicks are "looking for a 3 who can shoot the 3 and is a good defender on the wing." A few small forwards the Knicks have expressed interest in, who could be in their financial ballpark, are Carlos Delfino, Franciso Garcia and Dahntay Jones. ESPN.com

July 4, 2013 Updates

There are several teams interested in Copeland, including the Cavaliers, Pacers, Mavericks, Nuggets and Lakers. Indiana and Cleveland are showing the most interest and could offer more than the Knicks. But Copeland hasn't received an offer sheet yet. When he does and signs it, the Knicks would have three days to match. Newsday

Utah will have another conversation with Knicks restricted free agent forward Chris Copeland's representative Thursday. Copeland doesn't have an offer from the Jazz, but there is interest on both sides even while the 29-year- old continues "weighing options" elsewhere, according to a source. Utah first called the 6-8 forward's camp Sunday night. Deseret News

July 3, 2013 Updates

Jared Zwerling: Source: Cavs now in play for Copeland with a potential multiyear deal. Also Pacers might be working a trade to create space for savvy vet. Twitter @JaredZwerling

John Salmon, the agent for Knicks restricted free agent Chris Copeland, said he spoke with Pelicans general manager Dell Demps earlier this week but no offer was extended. Salmon said he doesn’t think the Pelicans are going to do anything else until Evans’ makes a decision.``We’ll see what happens, but they got to wait on Tyreke because they’ve already put out an offer sheet for him,’’ Salmon by telephone Wednesday.``They gave Tyreke a lot of money in his offer and I don't think they're going to do anything until he accepts or denies.'' New Orleans Times-Picayune

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