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NBA rumors: Latest news, buzz around free agency

With the NBA draft in the books, rumors about free ageny and potential trades are heating up. Here are the latest.
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The NBA draft is in the books, meaning it’s now time to turn full attention toward free agency and trade season. With teams having the next pieces of their futures in hand, they’ll look to fill gaps in order to compete harder next season.

What’s the latest right now? Check back often as we update below with all the latest scoops, news and rumors.

As a reminder, you can check out all of’s NBA draft coverage here, as well as the draft winners and loses here and the list of the top players to not be draft here.

June 28

• LeBron James had told the Cleveland Cavaliers he will opt out of his contract to become a free agent, though he is expected to re-sign with Cleveland, reports ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.

• James and Kevin Love, who will also reportedly opt out of his contract, were spotted together Sunday in Los Angeles. The two did not discuss their contract situations, though, Windhorst reports

• Love has told the Cavaliers he plans on returning next season, reports Fox Sports’ Sam Amico. The Cavs reportedly also hope to trade center Brendan Haywood’s contract shortly after July 1.

• The Los Angeles Lakers would still trade No. 2 draft pick D’Angelo Russell “tomorrow” if they could land Sacramento Kings center DeMarcus Cousins in return, reports the Los Angeles Daily News’ Mark Heisler.

Marc Gasol has no interest in signing with the Lakers because of how the last few years with Los Angeles transpired for his brother, Pau, reports the Los Angeles Times’ Mike Bresnahan.

• The New York Knicks are expected to meet with forward David West in free agency this summer, reports ESPN’s Marc Stein. West is “very likely” to sign with the Knicks in free agency, reports Bleacher Report‘s Jared Zwerling. The Knicks are also presumed to be interested in big men LaMarcus Aldridge, Greg Monroe and DeMarre Carroll.

• DeAndre Jordan will meet with the Clippers, Mavericks, Lakers and Knicks, USA Today's Sam Amick reports. The Clippers and Mavs are the most likely options, ESPN's Tim MacMahon reports.

• The Knicks could pursue free-agent point guard Jeremy Lin, Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders reports

• The Suns will sign point guard Brandon Knight to a five-year, $70 million contract when free agency opens on Wednesday, Gery Woelfel of the Racine Journal Times reports.

• If the Suns to lock up Knight with a long-term deal, the will explore trading point guard Eric Bledsoe, ESPN's Marc Stein reports.

• San Antonio Spurs guard Manu Ginobili will announce whether he will retire or return next season in a column in Argentine newspaper La Nacion “when the time comes,” reports the San Antonio Express-News’ Mike Monroe.

• The Spurs plan to sign Kawhi Leonard to a five-year max deal when free agency opens,'s Ken Berger reports. Berger's report confirms what Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reported in April.

• Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey said the team is more likely to re-sign its own free agents as opposed to chasing a big name in free agency, reports the Houston Chronicle’s Jonathan Feigen.

• Rockets free-agent guard Corey Brewer is “open-minded in re-signing,” but prefers to sign a long-term deal, reports Yahoo! Sports’ Marc J. Spears.

• The Orlando Magic will decline the $4.5 million team option for 2015–2016 in guard Ben Gordon’s contract, reports Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski.

• Portland Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey strongly denied that forward LaMarcus Alrdrige has informed the team he will be leaving in free agency this summer, reportsThe Oregonian’s Mike Tokito.

• Forward Al-Farouq Aminu will visit the Knicks, Pelicans, Celtics, Trail Blazers and Raptors, TNT's David Aldridge reports. A return to the Mavericks is also possible, according to Aldridge.

• Former first-round pick Royce White will play for the Clippers' summer league team, according to The Los Angeles Times.