HoopsHype Jason Kapono rumors

September 29, 2011 Updates

Iguodala shadowed a venture capitalist and visited the New York Stock Exchange as part of a week-long internship with Bank of America Merrill Lynch arranged by his financial planner. If the lockout drags on, he’s also considering taking a separate internship with a hedge fund or an apparel company. “I always had an interest in what was going on in the market,” Iguodala said. “I have a couple of teammates, Jason Kapono and Spencer Hawes, who are into it. I always read USA Today and the Wall Street Journal, and I have an E-Trade account, so the interest in finance has always been there. “Also, being an athlete I’ve been blessed with an opportunity to make a good living and be able to hold on to a good amount of wealth. I understand that this basketball thing is a small window. The things that I’m getting from basketball … I want to stretch it out my whole life.” Yahoo! Sports

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Diebler is a great shooter, and that ability will get him in the loop. "You look at Jason Kapono play," an Eastern Conference executive said of the Sixers guard. "I don't know why Diebler can't play. And Diebler's probably a little tougher and will mix it up a little more." Said a Southwest personnel director: "He's not the greatest athlete in the world, but he's a better player than most are giving him credit for. I think he'll get a lot of opportunities to get invited to training camps. Shooting's a funny thing. Nobody really wants to draft it or sign it or trade for it, but halfway through the year the coach is always saying 'we don't have enough shooting.'" NBA.com

March 24, 2011 Updates

Interviews with a half-dozen N.B.A. scouts and front-office personnel provide a portrait of Fredette as a professional prospect. He is generally considered offensively gifted, defensively challenged and destined to be a solid rotation player in the N.B.A. Stardom, however, is unlikely, the scouts and front-office personnel said. Comparative players that came up were Jeff Hornacek, Steve Kerr, Kyle Korver and Jason Kapono. “I think he’ll be a really good pro, but not great,” said a Western Conference executive, who would not be named because he is not permitted to talk about prospects. “He’ll be a guy who is a better Steve Kerr, a better Kyle Korver. A better Kapono. Both those guys can’t put the ball on the floor.” New York Times

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The basketball operations staff is keeping a close eye on the waiver wire and seeing which players are bought out by March 1 (the deadline for players to be free from their old clubs so they can be eligible for the playoffs with a new team). According to sources, the Celtics are hoping the talk of Troy Murphy being available comes true. They are said to have interest also in Dan Gadzuric, Sasha Pavlovic and Jason Kapono. Boston Herald

Meanwhile, Boston will continue to monitor the buyouts going on around the league with eyes toward adding as many as two more players with its available roster spots. All eyes seem to be on Troy Murphy, the sharpshooting big man who was traded to Golden State this week and could wind up available. The Cavaliers waived old friend Leon Powe, and the Celtics could add some beef up front if they desired another undersized power forward (but there seems little reason to rush into that). Boston's antenna will be up on wings like Philadelphia's Jason Kapono, who would add even more depth at that swingman spot (and a 3-point threat). Everyone's watching the volatile situation in Detroit to see whether the likes of Rip Hamilton hit the open market. ESPN.com

Kapono is expected to get a buyout from the Sixers, several sources said, after playing in just 18 games this season. Still, he’s expected to draw strong interest on the free-agent market from teams in need of another shooter. That includes the Celtics, who will have three roster spots available if they don’t sign Chris Johnson to a second 10-day contract. Yahoo! Sports

February 25, 2011 Updates

An NBA source said the Sixers are reluctant to trade Speights, a young big man who has been getting sporadic minutes this season. The Sixers could still buy out Kapono. That would save the Sixers a portion of the money he's owed and allow Kapono to sign with another team. Sources said there wasn't much interest around the league in Kapono, who has been out of Collins' rotation nearly the entire campaign. phillyburbs.com

February 24, 2011 Updates

A source confirmed that many teams are interested in Kapono's shooting ability, should the Sixers agree to buy him out. At today's practice, Sixers coach Doug Collins said if the team did that, it would be for Kapono's sake, but it would also have to make sense for the organization. That's something the organization will consider now that no trades have been executed. Philadelphia Inquirer

Chris Mannix: Going to be a fight for Jason Kapono if he is bought out, sources say. If Boston doesn't make a deal, expect them to be in the middle of it. Twitter

February 23, 2011 Updates

One move the Sixers could make is to buy out swingman Jason Kapono's contract. The Sixers would bargain on a price, pay Kapono and give him the opportunity to sign with another team for the rest of the season. His $6.6 million was set to come off the budget after this season anyway and Kapono hasn't been able to find any playing time of late for coach Doug Collins so it might be something they consider. Philadelphia Inquirer

February 16, 2011 Updates

The Philadelphia 76ers have struggled to find a trade for shooter Jason Kapono, who has fallen out of Doug Collins’ rotation. The Sixers could be willing to work a buyout for Kapono after the deadline, sources said. Yahoo! Sports

July 20, 2010 Updates

I’ve been advised that Philadelphia, with its surplus of swingmen, is open to moving sharpshooter Jason Kapono, who has one season left on his contract at $6.6 million. Kapono is a natural target for teams in the hunt for a perimeter specialist with Mike Miller and Kyle Korver getting snapped up early in free agency. ESPN.com

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