NBA free agency blog: Follow latest signings, rumors and buzz
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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Report: LeBron reaches out to Kevin Love about playing in Cleveland; Cavs willing to deal Wiggins
Report: Trade for Love between Cavs, Wolves not imminent. Yahoo Sports: The Cavs and Timberwolves have had ongoing talks about a trade for Love, but a deal is not imminent, said one high-ranking source involved in the discussions.
General feeling at summer league: Cavs will need to offer more than Wiggins to land Love
General feeling at summer league was that while Minny likes Wiggins, it will take more to pry Kevin Love loose. Waiters, maybe even a pick— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) July 18, 2014
Report: Lakers claim Carlos Boozer off waivers
Report: Suns, Eric Bledsoe not close to deal
Reports: Ish Smith, Rockets agree to one-year deal
Report: Metta World Peace would like to play for Lakers, Clippers, Knicks
I'm told Metta would love to play for Lakers, Clippers or Knicks. But my sense is any talks Lakers may have had w/ him have not been deep— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) July 17, 2014
Report: Suns guarantee Shavlik Randolph's contract for 2014-15
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Report: Cavs now willing to include Wiggins in Love deal. The Morning Journal & The News Herald: A league source said on July 17 that the Cavs are now willing to trade the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 draft.
Report: Van Gundy willing to move Smith, wants good value in return
SVG has met with Josh Smith and hasn't made any promises about keeping him. He'll move Smith but he wants value— Vincent Goodwill (@vgoodwill) July 17, 2014
Mike Miller recruiting Ray Allen to the Cavs. ESPN: Mike Miller told ESPN Radio on Thursday that he's trying to recruit Ray Allen to sign with the Cavaliers, pointing to the veteran as the kind of player that will help LeBron James and his new team in key spots in the playoffs.
Phil Jackson on Knicks' second-rounder Cleanthony Early: "he's still green."
Report: Clippers re-sign Glen Davis on one-year deal
Wizards announce signing of Pierce
Report: Suns, Bledsoe not close to deal
Wolves' owner wants Love with team this season
Afflalo: Nuggets a championship team under the "right mindset and coaching." Basketball Insiders: "Being traded for me is a positive experience,” Afflalo told Basketball Insiders. “I really enjoyed my time in Orlando. Rob [Hennigan], Scott [Perry], Coach [Jacque Vaughn], the assistants and all of my teammates really helped me develop as a player and as a person over the past two seasons so I’m very thankful for my opportunity there. I’m happy to be back in Denver, I got some very familiar teammates. I believe this is a championship team under the right mindset and coaching."
Bullock's sister found murdered in Baltimore
Report: Aldridge withdrew from Basketball World Cup for rest purposes. Comcast SportNet Northwest: A person close to Aldridge informed CSNNW.com that Aldridge withdrew from consideration for the 2014 FIBA World Cup in Spain for rest purposes solely. Nothing more.
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Report: Kings, Pistons discussing trade for Josh Smith. ESPN: “Sources told ESPN.com the Kings have continued to express interest in Smith and the parties are on the hunt for a third team that could help facilitate the deal.”
Coach of Eastern Conference team: I would trade Thompson, Wiggins for Love
One East NBA coach on K-Love: "If I'm Golden State, I trade Klay Thompson. If I'm Cleveland, I trade Andrew Wiggins. Kevin is that good."— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) July 17, 2014
Report: Pistons discussed sign and trade with Portland for Monroe. ESPN: “Sources said the Pistons also seriously discussed various sign-and-trade scenarios this month that would have landed restricted free agent Greg Monroein Portland, but the Blazers ultimately pulled themselves out of the race for Monroe by signing free-agent big man Chris Kaman to joinRobin Lopez in the Blazers' center rotation.”
Report: Wizards pick up Andre Miller's option. ESPN: “The Washington Wizards have picked up the $4.6 million option in Andre Miller's contract, bringing him back for next season, his agent Andy Miller told ESPN.com.”
Free agent forward Ed Davis has reached agreement on a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, league source tells Yahoo.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 17, 2014
Davis' deal is two years, $2M, with a player option on the 2015-'16 season.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 17, 2014
Report: Nets hire assistant
Nets coach Lionel Hollins has hired Jay Humphries as an assistant, source tells Yahoo. Humprhies has paid dues: Reno, China, South Korea.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 17, 2014
Report: No offer yet for Lakers coaching candidate Scott
Byron Scott's interview concluded with Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss. League source said Scott went over personnel, but no offer made— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) July 16, 2014
Report: Wizards could bring back Seraphin
#Mavs still searching for another point guard. And they're still hoping to land Mo Williams.— Dwain Price (@DwainPrice) July 16, 2014
Report: Greek forward Kostas Papanikolaou won't join Rockets this season
Report: forward Hamilton to workout for teams on Thursday