From Comcast SportsNetMETAIRIE, La. (AP) -- The Saints have placed recently re-instated linebacker Jonathan Vilma on the physically unable to perform list, meaning he'll be out through Week 6, even if he has not been served a new bounty suspension by then.The Saints have also brought back fifth-year receiver Adrian Arrington, who had been cut on Saturday after struggling with right knee soreness heading into Week 1, and signed offensive tackle Bryce Harris from Atlanta's practice squad.Vilma is rehabilitating his surgically repaired left knee and did not play Sunday, two days after his suspension stemming from the NFL's bounty investigation was vacated, but not permanently voided, by an appeals panel. The panel directed NFL Commissioner Roger Goodell to reconsider punishment of all four players sanctioned in New Orleans' alleged pay-for-pain bounty pool.
Bojan Bogdanovic couldn't control the joy he felt inside the moment he got word that the Wizards were trying to acquire him in a deal to save him from the nine-win Brooklyn Nets.
"It's a big jump for me. I hope I'm going to adjust well and I'm going to start to play well as soon as possible," said Bogdaovic, a 6-8 forward who is in the final year of his three-year deal and will become a restricted free agent this summer.
"I thought I was going to be traded. When I saw that Washington was interested in me I was cheering over there to be traded here because I know how they play right now. They need someone to score off the bench."
Bogadanovic averaged a career-high 14.2 points and shot 35.7% from three-point range with Brooklyn, starting 54 games. Otto Porter starts at his position in Washington.
"It's not going to be a big adjustment for me because also in Europe I started many times from the bench even when I was one of the best players on the team," Bogdanovich said before coming to the NBA in 2014. "Sometimes I like more to start from the bench so I can be more aggressive."
The lineups that coach Scott Brooks can roll out now are much more diverse. If he wants to go to a super-small lineup, he can put John Wall, Bradley Beal, Bogdanovic, Porter and Markieff Morris on the floor. Or he can substitute Kelly Oubre in for his defense and not lose much versatility. Or Jason Smith can take Morris' spot.
"What we were looking for is some more scoring, a little pop off the bench, and some more three-point shooting and we wanted to add some versatility," president Ernie Grunfeld told CSNmidatlantic.com after the deadline passed. "With Bojan, we get everything."
Wall liked the move for those reasons.
"It was a cool trade, a good trade," Wall said. "He's not a guy that just needs the ball in hands."
So does Brooks.
"It's a great addition. He's not just a shooter. He can score the ball," Brooks said. "He has great size. He gets to the free-throw line at a decent clip. He makes them."
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The NBA trade deadline has come and gone, but there could be a big name hitting the free agent market very soon. According to Yahoo! Sports, former All-Star point guard Deron Williams is likely to be bought out by the Dallas Mavericks.
Here is the story from Shams Charania:
Vertical Sources: Deron Williams, Dallas have started discussions toward contract buyout. Cleveland, Utah, Atlanta expressed trade interest.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) February 23, 2017
Williams, 32, is a former All-Star but a guy who is very far removed from his prime. This year he's averaging 13.1 points and 6.9 assists per game on the lowly Mavs.
Despite all that, Williams is expected to garner interest. David Aldridge of NBA.com says the Cleveland Cavaliers are heavy favorites to sign him.
If Mavericks waive (not a buyout) Deron Williams, all signs point to DWill quickly working out a deal with the Cavs, per league sources.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) February 23, 2017
If he is let go, it's certainly something to watch for the Wizards, who could possibly use a backup guard themselves. At the very least, any improvement for the Cavaliers could affect the rest of the Eastern Conference come playoff time.