NBA rumors: Latest news during the playoffs on injuries, trades, more

Wednesday June 1st, 2016

By Tom Downey, Chat Sports

The start of the NBA Finals are one day away, as the Golden State Warriors and the Cleveland Cavaliers will face off in a rematch of last year's finals. For the rest of the league, the focus is on the offseason, free agency and the NBA Draft.

Check out the latest NBA rumors and news.

• Sacramento Kings guard Darren Collison has been arrested on a domestic violence charge, reports ESPN. Collison was released on $55,000 bail and will return to court July 11th.

• Kevin Durant will be a free agent this offseason and the Oklahoma City Thunder want to bring him back. However, Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated reports the Thunder have a “real concern” about the Warriors' interest in Durant.

• Durant, meanwhile, told the USA Today he hasn't even thought about free agency. Bobby Marks of The Vertical reports league insiders think Durant will stay in Oklahoma City.

• The Boston Celtics have had conversations with Durant’s agent, according to NBC Sports. Durant’s agent told the team Durant would want to play with other big-name players in Boston. However, the names of those players are unknown.

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• Harrison Barnes doesn’t know if he’ll start or come off the bench in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, reports the San Jose Mercury News.

• The Philadelphia 76ers are leaning toward taking Ben Simmons No. 1 overall, reports Tom Moore of Calkins Media.

• The Houston Rockets will introduce Mike D'Antoni as head coach on Wednesday.

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• Indiana point guard Yogi Farrell worked out for the Detroit Pistons Tuesday, reports Jeff Rabjohns. Farrell will workout for the Washington Wizards on Thursday.

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