HoopsHype Jason Kapono rumors

March 17, 2012 Updates

Adrian Wojnarowski: Cleveland plans to waive Jason Kapono, league source tells Y! He was part of LA package in Ramon Sessions trade. Kapono will be free agent. Twitter

March 15, 2012 Updates

Adrian Wojnarowski: As part of the Ramon Sessions package, the Lakers sent Jason Kapono to Cleveland, league source tells Y! Sports. Twitter

January 11, 2012 Updates
December 22, 2011 Updates

Jason Kapono doesn't figure he will be a Lakers starter for long. Noting Kobe Bryant's history of playing through injuries, Kapono said he expected the star shooting guard to be in the Lakers' lineup as usual on Christmas in their opener against Chicago. "I think you'd be a fool to not think that," Kapono said Wednesday before filling in for Bryant, who sat out the Lakers' final exhibition game against the Clippers at Staples Center because of a torn ligament in his right wrist. Los Angeles Times

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NBA teams can't sign free agents until Friday, but the Lakers met with Kapono and were close to a deal for one or two years and about $1.3 million annually. The Lakers would sign Kapono for a minimum veteran's salary and wouldn't have to dip into their main free-agent tool -- a three-year, $9.4-million contract known as the mini mid-level exception. Kapono, who turns 31 in February, has career averages of 6.9 points and 43.7% from three-point range but averaged a career-low 0.7 points and 4.6 minutes last season with Philadelphia. Los Angeles Times

December 5, 2011 Updates

Wasserman Media Group's Greg Lawrence confirmed with ESPNNewYork.com that his client Jason Kapono is interested in the Knicks. Lawrence said Kapono, an unrestricted free agent who played for the 76ers last season, would be "a great fit in coach [Mike] Dantoni's system." "Jason has interest from several teams and we are in the process of trying to figure out the best situation for him," Lawrence said. ESPN.com

November 8, 2011 Updates
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

May 13, 2011 Updates
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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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