NBA rumors: Free agency and trades
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 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.
Free Agent Signings:
• 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
• 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
• 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
• The Raptors have hired former Bulls assistant coach Andy Greer to join head coach Dwane Casey’s staff, Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports.
• The Thunder have matched the four-year, $70 million max offer sheet the Trail Blazers extended to Enes Kanter, Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.
• The Magic are reportedly trading forward Moe Harkless to the Blazers for a future second-round pick, reports Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski. Harkless, 22, averaged 6.8 points per game in three seasons in Orlando.
• After reportedly nearing a deal with the Kings, former No. 1 pick Andrea Bargnani has agreed to a deal to join the Nets, the team announced Sunday night. Sacramento reportedly offered more money and a two-year deal, but Bargnani preferred the fit in Brooklyn, reports ESPN's Marc Stein.
• Free-agent center Kevin Seraphin may be finding a home soon. The Lakers, Mavericks, and Wizards are interesting in signing him, reports Yahoo's Marc Spears.
• The Hornets have signed undrafted rookie Aaron Harrison to a two-year deal, reports Yahoo's Adrian Wojnarowski. Harrison, a former Kentucky Wildcats guard, receives a partial guaranteed deal this season and a team option next year. He has impressed Hornets coach Steve Clifford, reports Wojnarowski.
• 76ers GM Sam Hinkie confirmed that center Joel Embiid will need a second surgery on his right foot, and the team anticipates the 2014 draft pick will miss all of the 2015-'16 offseason. Embiid has yet to play an NBA game since being drafted third overall in last year's draft.
• The Knicks have signed center Lou Amundson to a one-year veteran minimum contract worth $1.65 million, in a deal that uses the last of the team's remaining cap space, reports the New York Post's Marc Berman.
• The Brooklyn Nets and Deron Williams are reportedly in talks to buy out the veteran point guard's contract. Williams has two seasons and $43 million left on a five-year, $99 million contract he signed with Brooklyn during the 2012 off-season.
• 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.
• 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.