The blockbuster moves are out of the way now that the NBA's trade deadline has come and gone, but roster movement around the league continues as players are bought out or waived. This post will update throughout Tuesday with the latest updates on buyouts, waivings and signings.
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- The Minnesota Timberwolves announced that they have completed a buy out of center Eddy Curry, who was acquired in the three-team trade that saw the New York Knicks land All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony.
- The New York Times reports that forward Jared Jeffries will be eligible to play for the New York Knicks on Wednesday night.
- USA Today reports that the agent for forward Rasual Butler, who was recently bought out by the Los Angeles Clippers, says Butler will sign "with a high profile playoff team with championship aspirations by no later than Thursday." The Bulls, Celtics, Hawks, Thunder and Knicks are listed as teams with interest by the Chicago Tribune.
- In an unexpected move, the Washington Wizards have announced that they have bought out and waived forward Al Thornton. The team issued this statement quoting President Ernie Grunfeld: "The additions of Rashard Lewis and Mo Evans combined with Josh Howard’s return from injury gave us a logjam at the small forward spot,” said Grunfeld. “Coming to terms on a contract buyout with Al was mutually beneficial, as it allows us to clear space in the rotation and allows him the chance to pursue an opportunity with another team.”
- ESPN.com reports that Al Thornton will be picked up by the Golden State Warriors "if he clears waivers."
- The Heat officially waived Carlos Arroyo this afternoon. Their statement read: "The Miami HEAT announced today that they have requested waivers on guard Carlos Arroyo. 'This was a very difficult decision to make because Carlos has done a great job for this team and this organization,' said HEAT President Pat Riley. 'He is truly a first class individual and professional. We wish him nothing but the best.'"
- The Sun-Sentinel reports that the San Antonio Spurs might be interested in signing Arroyo now that Miami has released him.
- Yahoo! Sports reports that it is "unlikely" that the Indiana Pacers will buy out point guard T.J. Ford and that the Philadelphia 76ers will buy out wing Jason Kapono.
- The Indy Star also reports that a Ford buyout is unlikely by the Pacers: "Ford unlikely to be bought out. Ford said all along he wasn't leaving any money on the table w/o a new team."
- CSNNE.com reports that the Celtics "are focused on Corey Brewer. There's a strong belief that he is the final piece to this championship puzzle. Competition is very tight for Brewer. I think the Mavs are going to be the team to beat for his services."
- The San Antonio News-Express reports that the Spurs might be interested in signing guard Garrett Temple to help fill in minutes during Tony Park's injury (details here).
- ESPN.com reports that the Cavaliers may use their midlevel exception to tyr to entice Corey Brewer into signing with Cleveland. The site also lists the Heat, Bulls, Hornets, Mavericks, Spurs and Celtics as teams interested in Brewer.
- The Dallas Morning News reports that Mavericks owner Mark Cuban is "leaning toward bringing back" forward Sasha Pavlovic, who was released by the Mavericks earlier this year and then signed to a 10-day contract by the New Orleans Hornets.
- NBA.com reports that free agent forward Leon Powe is talking with the New York Knicks, New Orleans Hornets, Memphis Grizzlies and Miami Heat. Powe was released by the Cleveland Cavaliers last week.
- The Miami Heat appear to be releasing Carlos Arroyo to make room for Mike Bibby. The Palm Beach Post has reaction from the Heat players.
- The Portland Trail Blazers signed journeyman center Jarron Collins to a 10-day contract. Collins was released by the Los Angeles Clippers earlier this season.
- The New York Times reports that the Knicks signed forward Derrick Brown by claiming him off of waivers. The Charlotte Bobcats released Brown to free up a roster spot to complete its trade of Gerald Wallace to the Portland Trail Blazers for Joel Przybilla, Dante Cunningham and Sean Marks.
- As expected, the New York Times also reports that the Knicks have released forward Corey Brewer.