Thursday News and Notes from Around the League

Greg Smith-US PRESSWIRE

With the once-wild free agency market dwindling and summer league demanding the attention of many executives, here is a look at the recent news from around the league.

  • The Pelicans plan to meet with Greg Oden next week, and will reportedly offer him a $3 million contract, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. The Pelicans will be able to offer this contract to Oden despite the apparent lack of sufficient cap space, because the CBA allows the team to sign Anthony Morrow and Greg Stiemsma into the cap space present before the trade for Tyreke Evans even though the Evans trade has already officially been completed. The team would then have to waive unguaranteed salary to clear room for the Evans trade, and would retain an exception with which to sign Oden.
  • The Pelicans lost their first round Summer League playoff game to the Denver Nuggets, and will play their final Summer League game Friday at 5:30 Central Time against the loser of the Washington versus Memphis game.
  • Tuesday was the final day NBA teams were able to exercise the amnesty clause this season. The Miami Heat chose to amnesty wing shooter Mike Miller while the Milwaukee Bucks waived little used power forward Drew Gooden. Here is a list of the remaining amnesty eligible players, as well the players who have been amnestied.
  • The Dallas Mavericks agreed to terms with free agent center Samuel Dalembert, taking one veteran center off the market, while the Raptors added another to the pool, agreeing to a buyout with the 39 year old Marcus Camby.
  • The Los Angeles Clippers have neared an agreement with former Charlotte Bobcat Byron Mullens, according to Yahoo Sports, so expect Chris Paul to become available soon.
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