SI Staff
Tuesday July 8th, 2014

With NBA free agency under way, the rumor mill is churning at high speed. Which teams are looking to swing deals? Which free agents are eyeing new teams? Here are the latest news and reports:

12:30 a.m. ET

LeBron to choose between Heat, Cavs. Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski on Fox Sports live, via Real GM“LeBron James has narrowed his choices down to the Miami Heat and Cleveland Cavaliers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski during an appearance on Fox Sports Live”​

Report: Bosh, Wade will not attend meeting between James, Heat President Pat Riley on Wednesday. Fox Sports Ohio“A source told FOX Sports Ohio that Wade and Chris Bosh, who's also a free agent after four years in Miami, will not attend the James-Riley meeting.”​

Hornets agree to extend 4-year offer sheet to Gordon Hayward

Adidas, No. 1 pick Wiggins reportedly agree to shoe and apparel deal. USA Today Sports“Andrew Wiggins, the No. 1 pick overall pick by the Cleveland Cavaliers in the June draft, has reached a shoe and apparel deal with Adidas, a person familiar with the deal told USA TODAY Sports.”​

Crawford receiving interest from Mavericks, Lakers, Knicks, others

LeBron, Wade worked out together in Las Vegas on Tuesday

Mavericks plan Bs for Melo include Parsons, Deng

Report: Trail Blazers' LaMarcus Aldridge to wait on extension

Ty Corbin tabbed as Kings' lead assistant. The Salt Lake Tribune“The former Utah Jazz boss will join the coaching staff of the Sacramento Kings as the team’s lead assistant, according to a source.”​

After losing McRoberts, Hornets target Williams. Yahoo Sports“After losing free agent Josh McRoberts to the Miami Heat, the Charlotte Hornets are pursuing free agent Marvin Williams to take over the power forward slot, league sources told Yahoo Sports.”​

6:30 p.m. ET

LeBron James, Heat president Pat Riley to meet tomorrow 

Mixed reports surrounding Oklahoma City Thunder's pursuit of Pau Gasol

Report: Atlanta still pursuing Deng

Bulls point guard Rose set to take part in summer league practices

Kidd granted permission to speak with Nets' assistant

Free agent forward Gordon Hayward met with Hornets Tuesday

Andray Blatche to meet with Raptors tomorrow

3:30 p.m. ET

Report: Celtics' Ainge seeking to gather assets to make run at Kevin Love. Boston Globe“However, a league source said Monday that president of basketball operations Danny Ainge is attempting to gather assets to acquire Kevin Love, convinced he can devise a package that would entice Minnesota Timberwolves president Flip Saunders to move the three-time All-Star, who will be a free agent next season.”​

LeBron James, Dwyane Wade reportedly had dinner together Monday night in Las Vegas

Knicks trying to move Stoudemire. ESPN“Knicks president Phil Jackson has talked to multiple teams in recent days -– including the Philadelphia 76ers –- about moving Amar’e Stoudemire in an effort to clear more cap space this summer, sources say.”​

Bulls, Thunder leading candidates for Pau Gasol, Lakers lurking

Timberwolves sign first-round pick Zach LaVine

12 p.m. ET

Melo interested in joining James in Miami or Los Angeles? New York Post“The Knicks expected Carmelo Anthony’s decision by Monday, but heard only crickets. A growing belief within the organization is Anthony is waiting to make sure there is no possible way of hooking up with LeBron James in Miami or Los Angeles.”​

Heat inquired about Stephenson? ESPN's Dan LeBatard via Bleacher Report“And, as ESPN's Dan LeBatard reported Wednesday on his radio show on The Ticket in Miami—and Bleacher Report later confirmed—the Heat even inquired about Indiana's Lance Stephenson, but they weren't offering nearly as much as the five years and $44 million that Stephenson turned down from the Pacers.”​

Report: Hornets, Wizards leaders for Kris Humphries

Report: Celtics sign first-round pick Marcus Smart

Heat president Riley confident Big 3 will be back. USA Today Sports“This much is clear: Riley is confident James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade will return, according to people who have had phone conversations with Riley in the last week. The people spoke to USA TODAY Sports under the condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the conversations.”​

Knicks feeling uneasy about Melo

Report: Garnett sued by neighbor for illegal home renovations

Kobe Bryant recruiting Steve Blake, Caron Butler

Strong competition for Gasol, who reportedly met Monday with Thunder

Westbrook withdraws from U.S. World Cup roster

Report: Knicks president Phil Jackson has contacted 76ers about trading Amare Stoudemire's expiring contract; potential deal could involve Shumpert. New York Post“Knicks president Phil Jackson is still trying to clear this year’s payroll and has looked at avenues to try and trade Amar’e Stoudemire’s expiring contract, already having contacted the obvious team, the 76ers.”​

Big-name free agents not interested in taking pay cuts to join Big 3 in Miami. Fox Sports Ohio“That said, it is believed bigger name free agents such as Paul Gasol (Lakers), Trevor Ariza (Wizards) and Luol ​Deng (Cavs) are not interested in the reduced salaries the Heat are offering, just to possibly play alongside James,Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade.”​

Pistons hire Brian Wright as assistant GM

Pistons not eager to cut ties with Josh Smith

Free-agent point guard Mo Williams set to meet with Dallas

-- Compiled by Chris Johnson

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