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?
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:
• Nuggets, Will Barton agree to 3-year, $11 million
• Nets sign Andrea Bargnani to $1.4 million veteran's minimum
• Jameer Nelson to re-sign with Nuggets
• Thunder match four-year, $70 million offer sheet to keep Enes Kanter
• Marcus Thornton, Rockets agree to one-year deal
• 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 Sixers signed guard Pierre Jackson to a four-year, partially guaranteed deal, according to Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com.
• Frank Isola of the New York Daily News says two coaches and one GM have told him they would have taken Kristaps Porzingis with the first pick in the draft. The Knicks selected Porzingis with the fourth pick in the draft.
• The Celtics and Nuggets have discussed a trade involving Denver forward Danilo Gallinari but no deal is in the works as of now, reports the Boston Herald’s Steve Bulpett.
• Cavaliers general manager David Griffin says he is hopeful of eventually signing forward Tristan Thompson. Griffin also said he would like to see J.R. Smith and Matthew Dellavedova come back to the team if deals can be worked out.
• Chris Copeland is expected to make his free-agent decision within the next two days, reports the Racine Journal Times’ Gery Woelfel. The Bucks are among four teams on his radar, but have yet to present an offer.
• The New York Knicks and forward Lou Amundson have agreed to a one-year, $1.65 million deal, reports Ian Begley of ESPNNewYork.
• The Denver Nuggets have signed point guard Jameer Nelson to a three-year, $13.5 million deal, reports ESPN's Marc Stein. The Nuggets have also signed center Nikola Jokic, a 2014 second-round pick, to a four-year, $5.5 million deal, according to Stein.