July 17, 2012 in Sports


From Staff And Wire Reports

Acquired The active Atlanta Hawks improved their long-distance shooting, acquiring small forward Kyle Korver from the Chicago Bulls for a trade exception and cash. Korver averaged 8.1 points for the Bulls in 65 games last season and ranked 10th in the NBA by making 43.5 percent of his 3-point attempts.

• The Sacramento Kings acquired forward James Johnson from the Toronto Raptors in exchange for a second-round draft pick in 2014. Johnson is entering his fourth NBA season. He averaged 9.1 points, 4.7 rebounds and two assists last season.

Signed The Sacramento Kings signed point guard Aaron Brooks. Phoenix withdrew its qualifying offer to Brooks on July 7, making him an unrestricted free agent. Brooks appeared in 25 games with the Suns in 2011, averaging 9.6 points and 4.2 assists in 18.9 minutes. He played in China last season.

• The Brooklyn Nets signed veteran swingman Jerry Stackhouse to a one-year, $1.4 million deal. Stackhouse appeared in 30 games with the Hawks last season, averaging 3.6 points and 9.1 minutes.

Staying The Los Angeles Kings re-signed playoff hero Dwight King for two more years. King’s signing means every player who suited up during the Kings’ Stanley Cup run is under contract for next season. King scored five playoff goals last season.

• The Washington Capitals re-signed defenseman Mike Green to a three-year contract. Green, who played in just 32 games because of injuries last season, will receive $6 million annually for the next two seasons and $6.25 million in the 2014-15 season.

Injured Toronto FC striker Danny Koevermans has a torn left knee ligament and will be out the rest of the season. Koevermans had an MRI exam after injuring his knee in Saturday night’s 1-0 win over the New England Revolution. Koevermans is tied for fifth in MLS goal-scoring with nine this season.

Hired SMU has hired Rick Hart of Chattanooga as its new athletic director. SMU President R. Gerald Turner made the announcement Monday. Hart has been the athletic director at the Tennessee school since 2006.

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