NBA Trades, Rumors & Latest

NBA Trades, Rumors & Latest

NBA free agency has officially tipped off. There’s still plenty of league news, rumors and updates all week long. Stay current as we keep you posted …

Pelicans, Jrue Holiday agree to 5-year, $126M deal

The Pelicans’ star core is remaining intact. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, New Orleans and Jrue Holiday have agreed to a five-year, $126 million incentive-laden deal early Saturday morning. The deal, which could push the contract’s value to $150 million, also includes a player option for a fifth year. (Updated Saturday, July 1 at 7:35 a.m. ET)

Raptors, Lowry camp have talked, no deal imminent

The Toronto Raptors have made contact with Kyle Lowry’s camp, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, but as of now there is no deal in place, though they are expected to speak again over the weekend. (Updated Saturday, July 1 at 1:55 a.m. ET)

Wizards, Porter haven’t come to agreement

The Washington Wizards met with their young swingman Otto Porter immediately after free agency began early Saturday morning, but according to David Aldridge of TNT, the two sides were not able to come to any agreement, though Washington is supposedly set to match any offer the restricted free agent receives. (Updated Saturday, July 1 at 1:48 a.m. ET)

Knicks, Bucks show interest in Ben McLemore

According to ESPN’s Chris Haynes, the New York Knicks and Milwaukee Bucks have both shown interest in former No. 7 overall pick Ben McLemore, who has struggled during his time with the Sacramento Kings, but is still just 24 years old. (Updated Saturday, July 1 at 1:45 a.m. ET)

Lakers make contact with Rondo, Iguodala

The Los Angeles Lakers spoke with free agents Andre Iguodala and Rajon Rondo shortly after midnight on July 1, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. Iguodala first met with the Spurs in free agency, but is generating plenty of interest on the market. Rondo was waived by the Chicago Bulls on Friday. (Updated Saturday, July 1 at 1:30 a.m. ET)

Minnesota showing strong interest in Redick

J.J. Redick is drawing strong interest on the free-agent market and both the Timberwolves and Nets have been “really aggressive” in their respective pursuit of him, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski. The 76ers are also involved but they prefer to sign him to a lofty one-year deal. Redick’s preference, according to the report, is a long-term deal. (Updated Saturday, July 1 at 12:25 a.m. ET)

Warriors have deals in place with Curry, Livingston

The Warriors seem to have took care of some of their business early, as reports indicate they have worked out deals with both Steph Curry and Shaun Livingston, with Curry agreeing to a five-year, $201M “supermax” deal,while Livingston’s deal is said to be for three years and $24M. (Updated Saturday, July 1 at 12:18 a.m. ET)

Wolves find their new point guard in Jeff Teague

The Jeff Teague to Minnesota move that had been talked about all day after the Timberwolves traded Ricky Rubio to Utah has now been agreed upon, as the Wolves brought Teague in with a three-year, $57M offer. (Updated Saturday, July 1 at 12:09 a.m. ET)

Bucks keep swingman Tony Snell in town

Except for their confusing GM search, the Milwaukee Bucks have been quiet for the past few weeks, but they struck early in free agency, giving Tony Snell four years and $46M to stay and help them “Own The Future.” (Updated Saturday, July 1 at 12:07 a.m. ET)

Spurs agree to deal with Patty Mills

In one of the first free-agent deals announced, the San Antonio Spurs have decided to make sure Patty Mills sticks around, reportedly offering him a four-year, $50M deal. (Updated Saturday, July 1 at 12:05 a.m. ET)

Nene staying in Houston

The Rockets will sign Nene to a four-year, $15 million contract, according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle. Nene is on the older side now and frequently injured, but when he’s able to play his energy on the court still makes him a great player. Houston will get good use out of him on a bargain deal. (Updated Friday, June 30 11:21 p.m. EST)

Magic could make big offer to Ingles

The Utah Jazz have their hands full trying to keep Gordon Hayward in town, but it seems they’ll also have an interesting decision to make regarding Joe Ingles. According to Tim Bontemps of the Washington Post, the Orlando Magic are prepared to make Ingles a big five-year, $60M deal in free agency. (Updated Friday, June 30 at 10:11 p.m. ET)

Thunder swoop in and make trade for Paul George

After weeks of rumors and reports, the Oklahoma City have swept in and won the Paul George sweepstakes out of nowhere, sending Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis back to Indiana. (Updated Friday, June 30, 10:00 p.m. ET)

Clippers, Griffin agree to 5-year, max deal

Blake Griffin and the Clippers have reportedly reached an agreement on a max contract, worth either $173M or $175M, according to conflicting reports. This locks Griffin into a long-term contract and begins a new era of Clippers basketball. With Chris Paul gone the role of Griffin is going to be larger than ever. He’s shown flashes of offensive creation before, but now it’s up to him to run the show. (Updated Friday, June 30 9:42 p.m. EST)

Wizards offer Wall 4-year, $170M extension

John Wall has been offered a 4-year $170 million contract extension by the Wizards. Wall qualified for the new “supermax” contract after making an All-NBA team and the Wizards wasted no time offering an extension. If Wall signs it then Washington will have him locked into a contract for the majority of his prime. However, he plans to wait before making a decision. (Updated Friday, June 30 9:17 p.m. EST)

Spurs to get first meeting with Iguodala

Andre Iguodala may still end up remaining with Golden State, but that isn’t stopping him from shopping around during the free agency period. The first meeting of free agency for Igudoala will be with the Spurs right at midnight. If he were to sign in San Antonio then that would give the Spurs another monster perimeter defender next to Kawhi Leonard. Wings everywhere shutter at the thought. (Updated Friday, June 30 8:15 p.m. ET)

Rose unlikely back with Knicks

After just one season with the Knicks, it appears that Derrick Rose will not be back at Madison Square Garden next season, as the New York Daily News is reporting it is unlikely the Knicks re-sign the free-agent point guard. (Updated Friday, June 30 at 6:06 p.m. ET)

Wolves trading Rubio to Jazz

Ricky Rubio is finally leaving Minnesota. Reports came out Friday that the Jazz and Wolves were in active talks to send Rubio to Utah for a first round pick. This deal initially only effects Rubio, but it could have a larger effect on the future of George Hill and Gordon Hayward. (Updated Friday, June 30 5:22 p.m. EST)

Bulls release Rajon Rondo

Rajon Rondo has been officially waived by the Bulls. His time with Chicago was short, but he managed to potentially salvage a lost career. His late season and playoff performances reminded everybody of what Rondo is capable of and created a scenario where he could receive a decent contract in the summer. Chicago on the other hand appears to be heading towards a rebuild. (Updated Friday, June 30 5:00 p.m. ET)

Blazers cut ties with oft-injured Ezeli

Last summer, Festus Ezeli moved on from the Warriors, signing a two-year deal with the Portland Trail Blazers worth just under $15 million. It was seen as a risky signing given Ezeli’s injury history, which included missing the entire 2013-14 season with a knee injury.

Unfortunately for the Trail Blazers, the risky signing ended up having no reward as Ezeli ended up missing the entire season due to more problems with his knees. Now, with Ezeli’s second year not fully guranteed, the Trail Blazers are choosing to part ways with the oft-injured big man, waiving him before he ever played a game with the team, making him now a free agent. (Updated Friday, June 30 at 4:44 p.m. ET)

Redick interested in Rockets at right price

J.J. Redick has reportedly shown interest in signing with the Rockets. If Houston can meet Redick’s price point then he’d be willing to sign on despite the Rockets already having plenty of guards like James Harden and Eric Gordon. The role Redick would play with Houston would likely be smaller than what he had in L.A. but he would win games. (Updated Friday, June 30 at 4:34 p.m. ET)

C’s, Griffin having tough time setting up meeting

The Boston Celtics are looking to make a splash this summer, as they’ve been in talks about trying to acquire Paul George, Kristaps Porzingis and Jimmy Butler, while also reportedly having interest in free agents such as Gordon Hayward and Blake Griffin. Unfortunately, their plans for the former has hit some snags, as the Celtics and Griffin are reportedly having a hard time finding a time to meet. (Updated Friday, June 30 at 3:52 p.m. ET)

Iguodala, Warriors don’t have meeting set yet

Andre Iguodala does not plan on meeting with the Warriors in the initial free agency period, according to ESPN. With multiple teams interested in adding Iguodala to their roster, there’s potential for him to go elsewhere. However, Golden State remains the favorite and once its money situation has been taken care of that will likely be the time for Iguodala to re-sign. (Updated Friday, June 30 at 3:30 p.m. ET)

Pels expected to reach quick deal with Jrue Holiday

The Pelicans’ biggest question mark in free agency is whether or not they’ll be able to re-sign starting point guard Jrue Holiday. But on Friday afternoon, Marc Stein reported that the two sides likely won’t have much of an issue coming to an agreement on a quick five-year deal. (Updated Friday, June 30 at 2:08 p.m. ET)

Heat could make a run at Serge Ibaka

The Miami Heat are in the running for some of the bigger names in free agency, including Blake Griffin and Gordon Hayward, but if they strike out there, Pat Riley and Co. could make a play for Serge Ibaka, according to a report from Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel. (Updated Friday, June 30 at 2:04 p.m. ET)

Hawks expected to waive Mike Dunleavy

The Atlanta Hawks are reportedly planning to waive veteran forward Mike Dunleavy, who if not waived by Saturday would be guaranteed the full $5.2M on his contract. (Updated Friday, June 30 at 2:01 p.m. ET)


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