Adrian Wojnarowski

  • Like
  • Follow
Author

Adrian Wojnarowski is the NBA columnist for Yahoo! Sports. His book "The Miracle of St. Anthony: A Season with Coach Bob Hurley and Basketball's Most Improbable Dynasty"; was a New York Times best-seller. He is a 1991 graduate of St. Bonaventure University, where he considers Butler Gymnasium's rims to be the most giving in the game.

  • Spencer Hawes reaches agreement on two-year deal with Sixers

    Free-agent center Spencer Hawes has agreed to a two -year, $13.1 million contract extension with the Philadelphia 76ers, Hawes' agent, Greg Lawrence, told Yahoo! Sports.

    Hawes, 24, helped the Sixers reached the Eastern Conference semifinals. Before an Achilles injury sidelined him midway through the season, Hawes was averaging 12 points and 12 rebounds to help fuel the Sixers' early season surge in the Atlantic Division. His resigning was one of the top offseason priorities of general manager Rod Thorn and coach Doug Collins.

    The Milwaukee Bucks made a strong bid for Hawes, but he decided to return to the 76ers. The Miami Heat, Minnesota Timberwolves and Portland Trail Blazers also showed interest.

    Hawes averaged 9.6 points and career bests of 7.3 rebounds and 2.7 assists. He was the 10th overall pick to the Sacramento Kings in 2007, and came to the Sixers as part of a trade in 2010.

  • Knicks emerge as frontrunners to land Steve Nash

    The New York Knicks have emerged as the frontrunners to land All-Star guard Steve Nash, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

    The Knicks could give Steve Nash a three-year contract worth nearly $30 million in a sign-and-trade deal. (AP)Nash and the Knicks are in the critical stages of discussions on a three-year deal worth between $27 million-$30 million to be executed through a sign-and-trade deal with the Suns. The Knicks would send rookie guard Iman Shumpert and two players – including Toney Douglas and Dan Gadzuric – to Phoenix for Nash, sources said.

    Nash, a two-time MVP, has been enthusiastic about joining the Knicks' core of Carmelo Anthony, Tyson Chandler and Amar'e Stoudemire.

    [Also: Deron Williams agrees to $100 million contract with Brooklyn Nets]

    The Toronto Raptors reached agreement with restricted free-agent guard Landry Fields on a three-year, $20 million offer sheet Tuesday, believing it would disrupt the Knicks' ability to assemble the necessary parts for the Suns. Toronto has offered Nash a three-year, $36 million contract, but Nash has privately indicated a preference

    Read More »from Knicks emerge as frontrunners to land Steve Nash
  • Anthony Davis will report to Team USA's Olympic camp after spraining ankle

    New Orleans Hornets No. 1 pick Anthony Davis will report to Team USA's training camp in Las Vegas on Wednesday after spraining his ankle last week, a league source told Yahoo! Sports.

    Anthony Davis sprained his ankle last week. (AP)Anthony Davis sprained his ankle last week. (AP)After sustaining an ankle injury in a Hornets workout on Saturday, the expectation was that Davis would miss too much of the USA Basketball's training camp and likely would bow out of competition to make the final roster for the Olympic team. Nevertheless, the ankle injury didn’t turn out to be as serious as originally feared. After Lamar Odom, another frontcourt player, decided not to attend camp, it was decided Davis could take the time needed to heal the ankle and return to practice.

    Davis, a 6-foot-11 center from Kentucky, could return to practice for Team USA within a week to 10 days. USA Basketball managing director Jerry Colangelo and coach Mike Krzyzewski plan to be patient with Davis, especially with the glut of injuries that have hit the

    Read More »from Anthony Davis will report to Team USA's Olympic camp after spraining ankle
  • Deron Williams agrees to $100 million contract with Brooklyn Nets

    All-Star point guard Deron Williams has agreed to a five-year contract worth nearly $100 million to remain with the Brooklyn Nets.

    The Nets will pay Deron Williams $25 million more than what the Mavericks could offer. (Getty Images)Williams announced his decision on his Twitter account Tuesday night, opting to stay with the Nets rather than sign with the Dallas Mavericks. He also directly informed the Nets that he was accepting the team's five-year, $100 million offer, league sources said. Under NBA rules, the Nets could offer Williams a fifth season worth about $25 million while the Mavericks' offer was limited to four years.

    With Williams staying with the Nets, the Mavericks will make an immediate bid to sign point guard Steve Nash, league sources said. The Mavs are also working to try to re-sign Jason Kidd. Nevertheless, Dallas won't come close to matching the three-year, $36 million offer that Toronto has made Nash, a league source told Yahoo! Sports.

    Dallas won't pursue Houston free-agent point guard Goran Dragic, a league source said. The Mavericks are cautious about

    Read More »from Deron Williams agrees to $100 million contract with Brooklyn Nets
  • Nets land Reggie Evans in sign-and-trade deal

    The Brooklyn Nets have reached agreement on a three-year, $5 million contract with free-agent forward Reggie Evans, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

    Evans will join the Nets in a sign-and-trade deal with the Los Angeles Clippers. The Clippers will receive a future second-round draft pick while the Nets use a $3 million trade exception to acquire Evans.

    Evans averaged 1.9 points and 4.8 rebounds in 13.8 minutes over 56 games for the Clippers last season.

    Other popular content on Yahoo! Sports:
    2012 NFL training camp schedules, key questions, fantasy advice and more
    Video: Josh Hamilton, David Wright among the favorites for MVP
    Pat Forde: Eliminating the 200 free makes Michael Phelps more of a threat in London

  • Magic eye Lakers center Andrew Bynum as target in potential Dwight Howard trade

    As the Orlando Magic work to unload superstar Dwight Howard, management is becoming increasingly focused on a potential trade package centered on Los Angeles Lakers All-Star center Andrew Bynum, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

    Andrew Bynum was an All-Star with the Lakers for the first time last season. (Getty Images)The Lakers and Magic have had talks about a possible deal, and plan to talk further about constructing a trade. No deals are imminent, and the process has remained fluid as teams have begun to inquire with more serious offers for Howard.

    Sources say there is one other trade scenario for a significant player that intrigues Magic general manager Rob Hennigan, but that target is unclear. Before the Magic would agree to consummate a trade for Bynum, they would need to know they could sign him to a contract extension, sources said. Bynum is entering the final year of his contract in the 2012-13 season.

    What’s more, Bynum wouldn’t nearly be enough to satisfy Hennigan’s desires for a return on Howard. The Lakers would need to send draft picks and absorb

    Read More »from Magic eye Lakers center Andrew Bynum as target in potential Dwight Howard trade
  • Hawks trade Joe Johnson to Nets; send Marvin Williams to Jazz

    The Brooklyn Nets have reached an agreement in principle to acquire Atlanta Hawks guard Joe Johnson, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

    Joe Johnson has four years and about $90 million remaining on his contract. (Getty Images)The trade sends guards Anthony Morrow, Jordan Farmar and DeShawn Stevenson and forwards Jordan Williams and Johan Petro to the Hawks, along with a lottery-protected 2013 first-round pick the Nets acquired from the Houston Rockets. Stevenson is a free agent, so he will go to the Hawks in a sign-and-trade deal.

    Johnson, 31, has four years and nearly $90 million dollars left on his contract. Shedding his contract gives Atlanta immense cap relief and flexibility moving forward. The Hawks created more flexibility by also reaching agreement on a trade to send Marvin Williams to the Utah Jazz for Devin Harris, league sources confirmed to Y! Sports' Marc Spears. Harris has one year and $8.5 million remaining on his contract. Williams has two years and $15.8 million left on his deal.

    The deal for Johnson eliminates the Nets from pursuing a deal with

    Read More »from Hawks trade Joe Johnson to Nets; send Marvin Williams to Jazz
  • Anthony Davis to likely miss Olympics after injuring ankle in workout

    Anthony Davis, the No. 1 overall draft pick of the New Orleans Hornets, suffered a severely sprained ankle in a workout Saturday and almost assuredly will bypass a chance to play for Team USA this summer in the London Olympics, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

    Anthony Davis would have been a strong candidate to make Team USA's final roster. (Getty Images)Anthony Davis would have been a strong candidate to make Team USA's final roster. (Getty Images)Davis, 19, had been invited with several players to work out for Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski prior to a July training camp in Las Vegas, but the injury has likely left the Hornets – and Davis – not wanting to risk the young star's participation, sources said.

    With several key Team USA frontcourt players lost to injuries for the Olympics – including NBA All-Stars Dwight Howard and Chris Bosh – Davis had an excellent chance to make the final roster. Team USA managing director Jerry Colangelo and Krzyzewski were intrigued with Davis' talents. A 6-foot-11 shot-blocker, Davis was a serious contender to make the roster.

    [Related: Adrian Wojnarowski: Dwight Howard: I'll only re-sign with one team]

    Davis played a

    Read More »from Anthony Davis to likely miss Olympics after injuring ankle in workout
  • Dwight Howard: I'll re-sign with only one team

    Orlando Magic star Dwight Howard told Yahoo! Sports he will not re-sign with a team outside his preferred list that trades for him, and emphatically denied that he ever used the term "blackmail" to describe how Magic officials convinced him to waive his early termination option.

    Dwight Howard says he's told the Magic several times he still wants a trade. (Getty Images)As the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets and other teams prepare possible trade offers for him, Howard told Yahoo! by phone that, "There’s only one team on my list and if I don’t get traded there, I'll play the season out and explore my free agency after that."

    Howard wouldn’t specify the team, but multiple league sources believe that it is the Brooklyn Nets.

    Howard also denied an ESPN report that he had told people Orlando Magic officials had “blackmailed” him into forgoing the early termination option on his contract that ultimately cost him his free agency this summer.

    "I never used the word blackmail in reference to any of my dealings with the Magic," Howard said. “I never said that. It’s

    Read More »from Dwight Howard: I'll re-sign with only one team
  • Free-agent center Omer Asik agrees to $25 million offer sheet with Rockets

    The Houston Rockets have reached agreement on a three-year, $25.1 million offer sheet with Chicago Bulls free-agent center Omer Asik, league sources told Yahoo! Sports.

    Omer Asik will sign the Rockets' offer sheet on July 11. (Getty Images)Asik will sign the offer sheet on July 11 and the Bulls will have three days to match or lose him to the Rockets.

    This is a steep price for Chicago to pay for its backup center, and the Rockets knew it.

    All three years on the contract are fully guaranteed, a source said.

    The Rockets have tried to acquire Asik in a trade for over a year, but finally forced the Bulls to have to commit to more than $8 million annually to keep him. The contract is back-loaded, and Asik's salary in the third season of the deal would hit Chicago's books at $15 million.

    Asik plays behind starter Joakim Noah. Despite limited offensive skills, Asik's defense, rebounding and toughness make him a favorite of Bulls coach Tom Thibodeau.

    A native of Turkey, Asik just completed his second NBA season. He averaged 3.1 points and 5.3

    Read More »from Free-agent center Omer Asik agrees to $25 million offer sheet with Rockets

Pagination

(2,017 Stories)