Mohammed Stays With Bulls – NBA Roundup For July 3rd
UNDATED (AP) — Veteran center Nazr (NAH’-zee) Mohammed says he will re-sign with the Chicago Bulls, saying on Twitter it was an easy decision to stay with his hometown team.
Several media outlets also reported that the Bulls have agreed to a two-year deal with Mike Dunleavy Jr. as they try to boost their shooting. Dunleavy, an 11-year veteran, spent the past two years with Milwaukee and averaged 10.5 points while shooting 42.8 percent on 3-pointers.
— A person familiar with the agreement says the Memphis Grizzlies have re-signed Tony Allen to a four-year contract worth $20 million. Allen was the leading vote-getter for the All-Defensive team and finished fifth in voting for the Defensive Player of the Year, an award won by Grizzlies teammate Marc Gasol.
— Free agent power forward David West has agreed to a deal that will keep him in Indiana for at least three more seasons. West averaged 17.1 points and 7.7 rebounds during the regular season and 15.9 points and 7.6 rebounds in the playoffs.
— A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press the Los Angeles Clippers have worked out a three-team deal with the Milwaukee Bucks and Phoenix Suns. The Clippers would receive J.J. Redick from the Bucks and Jared Dudley from the Suns. Eric Bledsoe and Caron (kuh-RAHN’) Butler would go from the Clippers to the Suns, while the Bucks would pick up a pair of second-round draft picks.
— Kevin Martin is leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder to rejoin former coach Rick Adelman with the Minnesota Timberwolves. A person with knowledge of the deal says Martin agreed to terms with the Wolves on a four-year deal worth as much as $30 million.
— The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to terms on a three-year, $16 million deal with free agent swingman Chase Budinger. He averaged 9.4 points and shot 32 percent from 3-point range in 23 games last season. He missed much of the season with a knee injury.