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: 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:
• Free-agent guard Seth Curry has agreed to a two-year, $2 million deal with the Sacramento Kings, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.
• The Hornets have come to terms on a deal with Tyler Hansbrough, reports the Charlotte Observer.
• The New Orleans Pelicans are finalizing a one-year deal with free-agent center Kendrick Perkins, reports ESPN's Marc Stein.
• Danilo Gallinari is finalizing a two-year, $31 million contract extension with the Nuggets and will also receive a raise this season, reports SI.com's Chris Mannix.
• The Mavericks and forward John Jenkins have agreed to a three-year deal, reports RealGM's Shams Charania. Jenkins, going into his fourth season, averaged 5.6 points per game for the Hawks in 2014-15.
• Free agent forward Quincy Acy and the Kings have agreed to a two-year deal, reports Charania. Acy played for New York last season and 56 games for Sacramento in 2013-14.
• With a deal still not done to bring back center Tristan Thompson, the Cavaliers have expressed interest in Russian 7-footer Sasha Kaun. The team is not, however, in a hurry to make a decision about extending a contract offer to Kaun, reports Northeast Ohio Media Group’s Joe Vardon.
• Guard Jason Terry said he was in talks to return to the Houston Rockets, reports Fox 26’s Mark Berman. In his first season with the Rockets last year, Terry averaged 7.0 points over 21.3 minutes per game, shooting 42.2% from the floor and 39% from three-point range.
• Utah Jazz point guard Trey Burke will likely remain with the team, which is happy with Burke’s Summer League performance, reports the Salt Lake Tribune’s Tony Jones. Reports had suggested Burke might be the odd man out of a rotation that also includes Bryce Cotton, Dante Exum and Raul Neto.
• The Dallas Mavericks agreed to a partially guaranteed, one-year contract with 6'11" center Jarrid Famous, reports Charania.
• After an impressive Summer League performance, the Utah Jazz extended a partially guaranteed contract offer to forward Brock Motum, reports NBA.com’s Angus Crawford. Motum is “strongly considering” accepting the offer, although he is also fielding offers from Europe.