Jimmer Fredette and the Sacramento Kings agreed on a contract buyout, clearing the way for the former first-round draft pick to join a team in contention for the National Basketball Association playoffs as a free agent.
The Chicago Bulls agreed to trade guard Kirk Hinrich to the Washington Wizards, a move that would open up room under the National Basketball Association’s salary cap that the team could use to sign free agents, ESPN reported , citing people it didn’t name.
The Chicago Bulls defeated the Atlanta Hawks 99-82 to take a 2-1 lead in the National Basketball Association playoff series. Derrick Rose scored 44 points for the Bulls at Philips Arena in Atlanta. Jeff Teague had 21 points for the Hawks.
The Brooklyn Nets avoided elimination from the National Basketball Association playoffs with a 110-91 home win against the Chicago Bulls, who still lead the first-round playoff series by three games to two.