The Disabled Player Exception that Phoenix applied for with regards to Darrell Arthur is now voided with his waiver. The Suns will have a $7.4M cap hit on Arthur and $50K with Shaquille Harrison. Teams eligible to claim Harrison must have cap space or a trade exception to claim him based on the guard signed a three-year contract in March. The remaining $1.4M on the Harrison contract is non-guaranteed and he has a $1.6M team option in 2019-20. The Suns will need to waive or trade one player before Jamal Crawford is signed.
Shams Charania: The Suns have waived guard Shaquille Harrison and forward Darrell Arthur, per league sources. @WatchStadium @TheAthleticNBA
Adrian Wojnarowski: Brooklyn agreed to trade w/ Phoenix to acquire Jared Dudley and 2021 second-round pick for Darrell Arthur, league sources tell ESPN. Arthur ($7.4M) headed for buyout; Dudley ($9.5M) will have that conversation with Nets. Suns save some salary, Nets get a pick protected to No. 35.
Shams Charania: Denver Nuggets forward Darrell Arthur has exercised his $7.4M player option for the 2018-19 season, league sources tell Yahoo.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Darrell Arthur's new three-year deal with the Nuggets will pay him $23M, league source tells @TheVertical.
Chris Dempsey: #Nuggets have agreed to terms with FA Darrell Arthur on a 3-year deal, per league sources
Adrian Wojnarowski: Denver is finalizing a three-year deal with forward Darrell Arthur, league source tells @The Vertical.
The veteran opted out of the final year of his contract to test the market, and, like last season, there is interest in him around the league. Arthur has always been a solid defender and locker room leader. Last season he added a more potent offensive attack to his game as well. There is desire on both sides to get a deal done, and according to league sources the two are set to meet on Friday, but Arthur’s price may skyrocket in the wake of the new, ultra-high salary cap. Arthur made $2.8 million last season. He could get into double-digit millions this time around.
Eric Pincus: Darrell Arthur has officially opted out of his contract w/Nuggets - I have a mess of updates to make - he's one
“I definitely want to be here, especially if they extend me three or four years,” Arthur told The Post. “That would be great. Because I love the city, I love the team, I love the direction the coach is going in and the organization. So, I want to be here.”
Asked if he would definitely pick up his option, Arthur said “I don’t know. I have to talk to my agent.” The danger for the Nuggets in Arthur opting out and becoming an unrestricted free agent, it would also open him up to negotiate with anyone else. And few players on the roster were more coveted than Arthur this season.
July 1, 2022 | 2:47 am EDT Update
When the two-time NBA Finals MVP made it known he wanted to be traded out of Brooklyn, expected business quickly fell by the wayside as teams tried to reposition themselves to at least make an offer. According to a source, the Bulls were a part of those phone calls, despite Durant reportedly having the Heat and Suns among his desired destinations — and despite the reality that the Bulls don’t have the type of high-profile player or quality of draft picks the Nets were looking for in a trade package.
Phoenix has the kinds of players who might make this a win-win for all involved — namely, Suns small forward Mikal Bridges and restricted free agent center DeAndre Ayton. In the days before Irving’s choice to opt-in, sources close to Ayton had raised this possibility of an Ayton-Bridges deal being very much on their radar. At that time, however, it was unclear whether Durant was going to ask out.
Beck: I asked a well-connected NBA source which teams, other than the increasingly desperate Lakers, would be willing to acquire Irving. His answer: “None.” I think I agree. The league has seen Irving wreak a lot of havoc over the last five years, from Cleveland to Boston to Brooklyn. It’s left an impression. But the Lakers badly need another scorer/playmaker next to LeBron and AD, and Irving is an infinitely better fit than Russell Westbrook.