Thursday July 9th, 2015

Need help following the NBA's frantic free agency period? SI.com has you covered with all of the latest news and rumors.

Free agency officially began on July 1, and players and teams can officially sign deals now that the league's moratorium period has expired and the salary cap for next season has been set.

Like every off-season, this one is jam-packed with intrigue and storylines. Questions abound: What made DeAndre Jordan change his mind on a verbal agreement with the Mavericks and return to the Clippers? Will LeBron James and J.R. Smith remain in Cleveland? Will the Spurs emerge as title favorites after a series of savvy moves? Will the Knicks return to the playoffs after making a slew of veteran signings?

Fortunately, you can follow every move in NBA free agency with our free-agent tracker, along with our analysis and grades from our NBA experts. Below, you'll also find the latest rumors and rumblings from around the league.

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Free Agent Signings:

July 9

Clippers sign DeAndre Jordan to four-year $88 million deal
Luis Scola signs one-year, $3 million deal with Raptors
Anthony Davis officially signs five-year, $145 million extension

• ​Gerald Green agrees to one-year deal with Miami Heat​

July 8

Wizards sign Alan Anderson to one-year, $4 million deal
Wes Johnson signs with Clippers for veterans' minimum
Mo Williams agrees to a two-year, $4.3 million deal with Cavaliers

Warriors, Leandro Barbosa agree to one-year, $2.5 million deal
Manu Ginobili will​ return to the Spurs next season

July 6

Utah Jazz finalizing terms of a deal with SF Joe Ingles
Raptors and Cory Joseph agree to four-year, $30 million deal
J.J. Barea agrees to return to Mavericks on two-year deal​
David West agrees to veteran minimum deal with Spurs
Marc Gasol agrees to return to Grizzlies on five-year deal

July 5

Reggie Jackson re-signs with Pistons for five years, $80 million
Lou Williams, Lakers agree to three-year, $21 million deal
Rodney Stuckey re-signs with Pacers on three-year deal

July 4

LaMarcus Aldridge agrees to sign with Spurs
Magic, C.J. Watson agree to three-year deal
Raptors agree to two-year deal with Bismack Biyombo

Rumors

• Free agent point guard Donald Sloan is in talks with the Spurs, Bulls and Mavericks to serve as a backup, reports RealGM's Shams Charania.

• The San Antonio Spurs have agreed to trade a future second-round pick to the Sacramento Kings for backup point guard Ray McCallum, reports ESPN.com's Marc Stein. McCallum would replace Cory Joseph, who reached a four-year, $30 million deal with the Toronto Raptors.

Jeremy Lin says he will sign with the Charlotte Hornets. Lin spent last season with the Los Angeles Lakers.

• Free agent guard Justin Holiday will reportedly sign with the Atlanta Hawks, according to Yahoo! Sports.

Eric Bledsoe has been a mainstay of the rumor mill for weeks, but Steve Kyler of Basketball Insiders reports the Suns are set on moving a different starter: Markieff Morris.

• The Mavs are targeting another big man for their free-agent haul. According to Michael Scotto of Sheridan Hoops, Dallas has reached out to ex-Wizard Kevin Seraphin, who has also received interest from the Lakers, Wizards, Spurs and Suns.

Joe Johnson trade talks have stalled, according to SI.com's Chris Mannix, but the Cavaliers and Nets are still in discussions. The subject of the negotiations? Sasha Kaun, the 30-year-old ex-Jayhawk who is currently playing in Russia. Cleveland owns his rights.

• 2014 lottery pick Dario Saric wanted to join the Philadelphia 76ers this season, according to David Pick of Basketball Insiders, but couldn't because his contract had no out-clause.

• While the Clippers re-signed DeAndre Jordan, they reportedly have their eyes on a different big man next summer. According to Chris Palmer, there is mutual interest between the Clips and Kevin Durant.

• The Knicks have been in "constant contact" with the representatives for forward Lou Amundson about bringing him back next season, reports ESPN's Ian Begley.

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