HoopsHype Richard Jefferson + Trade rumors

July 5, 2014 Updates
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The Cavs are considering two other possible deals, sources said. One is to trade Bynum to the Utah Jazz for veteran forward Richard Jefferson. [...] If the Cavs don't find a deal they like, they could waive Bynum themselves by Tuesday and save $6 million off their payroll. They also could also keep Bynum, who was suspended for one game last week for conduct detrimental to the team and has been excused since, and attempt to trade him again before next month's trade deadline. ESPN.com

Cleveland has talked to the Utah Jazz on trading Bynum for forward Richard Jefferson, but has yet to re-engage on those talks over the weekend, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Cavaliers are willing to part with a second-round pick in a Bynum-for-Jefferson deal, which Cleveland officials believe is likely enough return to make the transaction worth the Jazz's trouble. Utah will lose Jefferson without compensation to free agency at season's end, and a pick gives them some value for a player they acquired in a Golden State Warriors salary dump last February. Yahoo! Sports

January 4, 2014 Updates
January 3, 2014 Updates

The Cavs are trying to trade Bynum, whose $12.25 million contract will become fully guaranteed on Jan. 10. If they release him by 5 p.m. on Monday, they will owe him just $6 million. One NBA source shot down the latest report circulating on ESPN on Friday night that the Cavs were discussing trading Bynum for Utah's Richard Jefferson. "Nothing is happening, especially RJ,'' the source said. Cleveland Plain Dealer

October 7, 2013 Updates
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In the trade, the Jazz will receive veterans Biedrins, Jefferson and Rush from Golden State in addition to two future unprotected first-round picks (2014 and 2017) and two future second-round picks (2016 and 2017) from the Warriors, a future second-round pick from the Nuggets (2018), and cash considerations. As part of the deal, the Jazz re-signed free agent guard Randy Foye and traded him to Denver, and sent guard Kevin Murphy to Golden State. Golden State also receives guard Andre Iguodala from Denver (via a sign-and-trade agreement) while sending the Nuggets a future second-round pick (2018). NBA.com

July 9, 2013 Updates

The Warriors had planned to sign Iguodala to a four-year, $48 million deal as a free agent last week, sources told ESPN. Instead, the restructured deal will give Golden State more salary cap flexibility, deliver Denver a $9 million trade exception and help Utah build for the future with expiring contracts and draft picks. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity to The Associated Press on Monday because teams are not allowed to confirm moves until the new league year begins Wednesday, says the original Warriors-Jazz deal remains intact. The Warriors will clear more than $24 million by sending Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins and Brandon Rush to the Jazz along with the package of draft picks. All three players are in the last year of their contracts. Golden State is only taking back Kevin Murphy and his non-guaranteed $788,000 deal from Utah. ESPN.com

July 5, 2013 Updates

The Warriors have reached a four-year deal worth $48 million with free agent swingman Andre Iguodala, multiple sources confirm. The Warriors cleared the cap space by trading the expiring contracts of Andris Biedrins, Richard Jefferson and Brandon Rush to Utah. The deal may include multiple picks as well. Contra Costa Times

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