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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:

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12 a.m. ET

Report: Wizards to land Pierce on two-year deal

Report: Suns making push for Deng

Report: Heat open to bringing back Chalmers. Sun Sentinel“And word from a party close to the process said negotiations were continuing to bring Mario Chalmers, one of several remaining Heat free agents, back into the fold, with Chalmers' salary demands to possibly determine that outcome.”

Report: Bulls expected to trade Smith to Mavs to clear cap space: ESPN“According to the source, the Mavs are giving up "nothing" in the deal, which was first reported by Yahoo Sports. The Bulls are simply dumping a little bit of salary to help them make another move.”​

Report: Mavs moving on from DeJuan Blair, likely to re-sign Bernard James. ESPN“Smith, who will make $948,163 in 2014-15, fills the Mavs' need for a low-priced banger off the bench, the role filled by DeJuan Blair last season. The Mavs are also likely to re-sign Bernard James to a minimum-salary deal, a source said.”

Report: Knicks president Jackson willing to part with Shumpert in potential trades. Sporting News: “There are also holdovers Amare Stoudemire, Andrea Bargnani and J.R. Smith, any of whom can be had in a trade for a satchel of magic beans and a wink. Jackson is said to be willing to include Iman Shumpert in any deal that would rid him of his roster baggage.”

Report: Pacers interested in Boozer if Bulls amnesty him. New York Daily News“Indiana is among the teams that definitely have interest in bringing in Carlos Boozer if he’s waived by the Bulls via the amnesty provision.”

Report: Plenty of interest in center Jason Smith

Report: Mavs interested in Williams, Augustin, Miller. The Dallas Morning News“Mike Miller, D.J. Augustin and Mo Williams are the top names, but Miller apparently is on LeBron James’ short list to join him in Cleveland.”

Report: Knicks still interested in bringing back PG Murry

9:30 p.m. ET

Reports: Pau Gasol to join Bulls; no sign and trade

Report: Rockets, Ariza agree to four-year contract

Report: Rockets still considering keeping Parsons after coming to terms with Ariza. Yahoo Sports:“The Houston Rockets are still strongly considering the Dallas Mavericks' offer sheet for Chandler Parsons after reaching agreement on a four-year, $32 million contract with free-agent forward Trevor Ariza, league sources told Yahoo Sports.”

Report: Cavs, Mike Miller progressing in talks

Report: LeBron's deal with the Cavs is for only two years

Cavs announce signing of LeBron

Report: Love interested in possibility of joining Cavs, LeBron; Minnesota still asking for "off-limits" Wiggins

Cavs coach Blatt says Wiggins has nothing to worry about

Report: Pacers would "love" to land Goran Dragic; Stephenson could be involved in potential sign and trade. New York Daily News“The Pacers would love to make a deal for Phoenix’s Goran Dragic, with Lance Stephenson being a candidate to go to the Suns in a sign-and-trade.”​

Report: Hornets agree to sign Marvin Williams

Reports: Heat pursuing Deng on shorter deal for $10 million per year; Deng looking at Dallas, Miami a strong possibility

Report: Stephenson, Deng options for Mavs if Houston matches Parsons offer sheet. ESPN“Stephenson, who was considered toxic by the Mavs due to his character issues a couple of months ago, is somewhere on the top tier with Trevor Ariza and Luol Deng, a source told There is not a consensus opinion among the Dallas decision-makers about the rankings of those three unrestricted free agents.”

Report: Dallas could pursue Stephenson with shorter deal for more money before making run at Deng

Report: Atlanta pursuing Deng

GM R.C. Buford says Spurs have been in contact with Bonner, Barnes

Rockets, Daniels engaged in discussions on potential deal

Dwyane Wade releases statement on LeBron's depature

Kings announce signing of Collison

3:30 p.m. ET

Report: Melo staying with Knicks

Report: Melo might take pay cut. Yahoo Sports“Anthony might still take less than the maximum $129 million the Knicks can give him, a source said.”​

Report: Gasol to the Bulls close to being a done deal

Report: Bulls have discussed sign and trade with Lakers for Gasol including Dunleavy, Brewer. Chicago Tribune“Though the Lakers would have to nimbly execute several transactions that started with Friday's agreement to trade for the Rockets' Jeremy Lin, a league source indicated the Bulls have discussed sending Mike Dunleavy and the non-guaranteed contracts of Mike James, Lou Amundsen and Ronnie Brewer to the Lakers.”​

Gasol strongly considering San Antonio if Bulls, Lakers can't come to terms on deal. ESPN“Sources told that Gasol is giving strong consideration to signing with defending champion San Antonio -- despite the Spurs' limited financial resources with such a deep roster -- in the event that the Bulls can't strike a sign-and-trade arrangement with the Lakers for Gasol.”​

Report: Love would commit long-term to Cleveland. ESPN: “Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love is "intrigued" by the idea of being traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers and would commit long term to the team, a source close to the situation told's Marc Stein.”

Report: Cavs may need to find third team to facilitate Love deal without trading Wiggins. ESPN“The Timberwolves want No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins in any deal for Love, but the Cavaliers have told the former Kansas star he will not be dealt, sources told Broussard. The Cavaliers might need to find a third team to get a Love deal done without losing Wiggins.”​

Report: Rockets ramping up pursuit of Trevor Ariza

Report: Allen will join Cavs if he doesn't retire: Fox Sports Ohio“Allen, 39, is considering retirement, but sources close to the talks said he will join the Cavs if he returns for another season. After the Heat lost to the San Antonio Spurs in the NBA Finals, Allen told reporters he would like to play on the same team as James again.”

Report: Cavs have had "not serious" talks with Birdman; Miami determined to keep him. Fox Sports Ohio“Andersen, 36, is also being recruited by the Heat. One source said the Heat are determined to keep Andersen away from the Cavs. The talks between the Cavs and Andersen, however, were described as "not serious at this time."

Report: Miller, Cleveland not close to deal

Report: Trade sending Stoudemire, Shumpert to Sixers unlikely

Report: Miami advancing in pursuit of Luol Deng

Report: Teams bidding for Stephenson are Charlotte, Indiana, Dallas. Sporting News“According to the source, the remaining serious suitors for Stephenson are expected to be Charlotte, Dallas — if and when the Rockets match the Mavs’ offer sheet for Chandler Parsons — and Indiana. Several teams mentioned in connection with Stephenson, including Boston, Chicago and the Lakers, have not been serious in their pursuit, the source said, while others could register late interest.”

Report: D.J. Augustin drawing interest from Dallas, Charlotte

Report: Utah to match max offer sheet for Gordon Hayward

Report: Hornets, Anthony Morrow agree to three-year, $10 million

Report: Bulls have talked to Ariza, Marion. Chicago Tribune: “With Anthony out of the picture, the Bulls can now address wing depth and possibly sign Nikola Mirotic with other resources. Of the remaining free agents at wing that are most intriguing, the Bulls have talked to Trevor Ariza and Shawn Marion. But Ariza is advancing on a deal in Houston.”

Report: Bulls not amnestying Boozer to keep sign-and-trade in play. Chicago Tribune: “The Bulls have until July 16 to use the amnesty provision on Carlos Boozer but are keeping that contract for now in case they are able to engage any team in a sign-and-trade transaction.”​

Irving's max deal includes early termination option, trade kicker. Yahoo Sports“The terms of Cleveland star point guard Kyrie Irving's five-year, $90 million contract will include an early termination option for the 2019-20 season and a 15 percent trade kicker, league sources told Yahoo Sports.”

Suns announce sign and trade for Thomas

Spurs announce signings of Patty Mills, first-round pick Kyle Anderson

Report: Lopez moving well on court

Report: Melo to announce return to Knicks

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Report: Bulls, Gasol nearing agreement

Report: Chicago, San Antonio leading for Gasol. ESPN: “The Chicago Bulls and the San Antonio Spurs have emerged as the two leading contenders to land prized free-agent big man Pau ​Gasol, according to sources close to the process.”

Report: Atlanta making late run at Gasol

Report: Bazemore to join Hawks on two-year deal

Report: Cavs close to completing deal with Miller

Grizzlies announce signing of Vince Carter

Report: Scottie Hopson replaces Gee in trade with Pelicans for Powell, Haywood

Report: Wiggins told he won't be included in potential deal for Kevin LoveSporting News“The more the process plays out, the more the Wolves’ near-term options seem to be dwindling. The Cavaliers are said to be willing to consider a deal for Love, but No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins has been assured he would not be included in any such trade, a source told Sporting News. That leaves the Timberwolves to pick over the likes of forward Anthony Bennett (last year's top pick) and guard Dion Waiters.”​

Contract dispute between Rockets, first-round pick Capela. Comcast SportsNet Northwest“According to one source, for cap space, the Rockets requested that Capela spend another season in France, believing they would land Bosh in free agency. Capela’s representatives were strongly against that idea and that still stands. Friction amongst the two sides is ongoing, sources say.”

Report: Memphis comes to terms with Vince Carter on three-year deal (with partially guaranteed third year)

Report: Miami talking to Deng, Ariza 

Report: If Gasol lands in Chicago, likely won't be via sign and trade

Report: Knicks showing interest in Booker

Report: Contenders pursuing Birdman

Report: source says Celtics no longer in hunt for Kevin Love

Heat president Pat Riley releases statement on LeBron's depature

Report: Miller interested in joining Cavs

Report: Lakers open to taking back Boozer's deal 

Report: Lakers pitch to Gasol contingent upon Melo 

Report: Clippers sign first-round pick Wilcox

Knicksannounce re-signing of Aldrich, waive Odom

-- Compiled by Chris Johnson