Kevin Durant will decide the Warriors and Thunder on Monday. Keep up with the latest NBA rumors here as free agency continues.

By SI Wire
July 03, 2016

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NBA free agency is in full swing, billions of dollars have been spent, and there are still a lot of moving parts on the board. 

The biggest question, of course, is where Kevin Durant wants to sign. The 2013-14 MVP has been courted by the Warriors, Spurs, Celtics and Heat in addition to the Thunder, who remain hopeful they can keep their superstar in place.

A leap in the salary cap has caused teams to hand out record amounts of money to players. Dwyane Wade could be leaving Miami, where Hassan Whiteside just inked a massive deal. Dwight Howard is heading home to Atlanta, and Al Horford is bound for Boston. Mike Conley, the top free-agent point guard, is back with Memphis on the most lucrative contract in league history.

Check back on this page for the latest rumors from around the league. For more, also be sure to check out SI's ranking of the top 50 free agents

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Monday (all times Eastern)

12:45 a.m.

• Pau Gasol will likely head to the the Spurs if Kevin Durant does not choose to sign with San Antonio. (Marc Stein, ESPN)

• Free agent forward Lance Thomas wants to stay in New York, and may turn down at least two larger offers to do so. The list of interested teams includes the Timberwolves, Spurs, Clippers, Thunder and Pelicans. (Marc Berman, New York Post)


11:30 p.m.

• Deron Williams and the Mavericks have agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal. (Marc Stein, ESPN)

• The Knicks are out of the running for Dwyane Wade. (Ian Begley, ESPN)

11:00 p.m.

• Dwight Powell has agreed to a four-year deal to remain with the Mavericks worth $37 million. (Shams Charania, The Vertical)

10:00 p.m.

• The Bucks will meet with free-agent shooting guard Dwyane Wade after the holiday weekend, even though they don’t have the space to sign him. They could center Greg Monroe if they receive a commitment. (Marc Stein, ESPN)

9:30 p.m.

• Kevin Durant is still “strongly considering” joining the Celtics. (Sherrod Blakely, CSN Boston)

• Matt Barnes’s deal with the Kings is for two years and $12 million. (James Ham, CSN California)

8:35 p.m.

• Kevin Durant is expected to decide on a team tomorrow. (Sam Amick, USA Today)

• Durant’s decision is down to the Thunder and Warriors. (Royce Young, ESPN)

• Sacramento has a deal in place with Matt Barnes. (Sam Amick, USA Today)

• DeMarcus Cousins has been asking management to add Matt Barnes for years. (James Ham, CSN California)

8:20 p.m.

• The Kings are pursuing Matt Barnes. (Sam Amick, USA Today)

7:30 p.m.

• Restricted free agent Allen Crabbe will sign a four-year, $70 million offer sheet with the Nets. The Trail Blazers are not expected to match. (David Pick)

• The Crabbe news is being refuted—the shooting guard has meetings set for July 5. (Sam Amick, USA Today)

• The Knicks have $4.5 million in space to use, and are interested in restricted free agent Tim Frazier. (Ian Begley, ESPN)

• The Nuggets have “active interest” in free-agent shooting guard Dwyane Wade. (Marc Stein, ESPN)

7:00 p.m.

• Rajon Rondo will sign a two-year, $28 million deal with the Bulls. (Marc Spears, ESPN)

6:30 p.m.

• The Clippers are bringing back shooting guard Jamal Crawford on a three-year, $42 million deal. (Sam Amick, USA Today)

• Los Angeles initially offered Crawford a one-year deal worth $12 million. (Alex Kennedy, Basketball Insiders)

• The Kings will rescind their qualifying offer to Seth Curry, making him an unrestricted free agent. (Adrian Wojnarowski, The Vertical)

• Ognjen Kuzmić​ will be leaving the Knicks’ summer league team in Orlando to join the Warriors’ summer squad in Las Vegas. (Alex Kennedy, Basketball Insiders)

5:45 p.m.

• Kevin Durant’s final meeting, with the Thunder, has ended. (David Aldridge, TNT)

5:20 p.m.

• The Spurs, Nets and Bulls are all interested in free-agent forward Jordan Hill. (Sean Deveney, Sporting News)

5:00 p.m.

• The Trail Blazers are offering Pau Gasol a two-year, $40 million deal, while the Timberwolves and Gasol’s former coach, Tom Thibodeau, are offering something similar. You can count the Raptors and Spurs among the teams interested in the veteran as well. (Marc Stein and Marc Spears, ESPN)

• The Wizards have signed 6'7" European guard Tomas Satoransky. (Adrian Wojnarowski, The Vertical)

• Satoransky will get $9 million over three years. (David Aldridge, TNT)

4:30 p.m.

• Kevin Durant talked with Warriors executive Jerry West over the phone on Saturday. He “likes their team, but doesn’t know if he can/should leave” the Thunder. (Tim Kawakami, Mercury News)

• If Durant decides to choose Golden State, Dallas will still sign Harrison Barnes to a max offer sheet. (Marc Stein, ESPN)

• Durant is “strongly considering” the Warriors, and will likely announce his decision on The Players’ Tribune. (Alex Kennedy, Basketball Insiders)

4:00 p.m.

• The Timberwolves have made an “aggressive” two-year offer for Pau Gasol. (Marc Spears, The Undefeated)

• The Kings have signed guard Garrett Temple to a three-year deal. (Shams Charania, The Vertical)

• Temple’s deal is worth $24 million and includes a player option for the third season. (Sam Amick, USA Today)

• The Hawks have signed guard Malcolm Delaney to a two-year guaranteed deal. The 27-year old has spent the last two seasons playing in Russia. (Shams Charania, The Vertical)

3:30 p.m.

• Manu Ginobili’s first choice is to return to the Spurs if the two sides can put together a good contract, his agent says. (Jeff McDonald, San Antonio Express-News)

3 p.m.

• The Raptors, Blazers, Bulls, Wolves and Spurs are all in conversation with Pau Gasol, with his next salary likely in the $18-22 million range. (Ramona Shelburne, ESPN)

• The Trail Blazers have made a two year, $40 million offer for Gasol. (Marc Stein, ESPN)

• Free agent forward Matt Barnes has interest from the Clippers, Kings, Mavericks and Warriors. (Ramona Shelburne, ESPN)

2:15 p.m.

• The Sixers apparently have not made a “significant offer” to Jamal Crawford. (Keith Pompey, Philadelphia Inquirer)

• Former Cavaliers and Lakers head coach Mike Brown will join the Warriors’ coaching staff. (Adrian Wojnarowski, The Vertical)

1:30 p.m.

• Free-agent center Cole Aldrich will sign a three-year, $22 million deal with the Timberwolves. (Marc Stein, ESPN)

• The Nets anticipate that the Heat will not match their offer sheet to Tyler Johnson due to its heavily backloaded structure. (Barry Jackson, Miami Herald)

1 p.m. 

• Kevin Durant has finished meeting with the Heat. He will meet with the Thunder later Sunday before making his final decision. (David Aldridge, TNT)

• The Kings are moving on from point guard Rajon Rondo and view Darren Collison as their starter for next season. They are looking to sign a backup point guard. (David Aldridge, TNT)

12:30 p.m. 

• The Nets have signed Heat restricted free agent guard Tyler Johnson to a four-year, $50 million offer sheet. (Adrian Wojnarowski, The Vertical)


• The Sixers have made a “significant” offer to Clippers free-agent guard Jamal Crawford. (Dan Woike, Orange County Register)

• The Jazz will receive a 2021 second-round pick from the Wizards in the Trey Burke deal. (David Aldridge, TNT)

11:30 a.m.

• Spurs free-agent guard Manu Ginobili announced he will forgo retirement and return for another season.

• The Jazz are finalizing a trade with the Wizards that would send guard Trey Burke to Washington for a future second-round draft pick. (Adrian Wojnarowski, The Vertical)

11 a.m.

• The Wizards have agreed to sign Magic free-agent forward Andrew Nicholson to a four-year deal worth $26 million. (Adrian Wojnarowski, The Vertical)


11:50 p.m.

• The Warriors have reached out to free-agent guard Jamal Crawford. (Ramona Shelburne, ESPN)

• Crawford will likely leave Los Angeles after the Clippers low-balled him on their offer. (Sam Amick, USA Today

11:30 p.m.

• The Clippers will re-sign wing Wesley Johnson on a three-year, $18 million deal. (Shams Charania, The Vertical)  

11:10 p.m.

• Al Horford joining the Celtics won’t be the deciding factor for Kevin Durant despite his prior recruitment. (Chris Broussard, ESPN)

10:30 p.m.

• Kevin Durant has informed teams that a decision is coming in the next 24–36 hours. (Chris Broussard, ESPN)

9:45 p.m.

• The Clippers have made a formal offer to retain free agent Jamal Crawford. (Ramona Shelburne, ESPN)

9:15 p.m.

• Tom Brady “did a very good job” at the Celtics’ meeting with Kevin Durant.  (Adam Himmelsbach, The Boston Globe)

• As several note, the Clippers are likely out of the running for Durant after re-signing Rivers. They would not have room for him unless they were to trade DeAndre Jordan, Blake Griffin or Chris Paul. (Ramona Shelburne, ESPN)

8:50 p.m.

• Eric Gordon has struck a four-year, $53 million deal with the Rockets. Memphis pursued Gordon, but didn’t have enough cap space. (Adrian Wojnarowski, The Vertical)

8:20 p.m.

• The Wizards are signing center Ian Mahinmi to a four-year, $64 million deal. (Tim Bontemps, Washington Post)

• The Clippers were waiting to get a read on Kevin Durant before addressing their own free agents. They reportedly re-signed Austin Rivers on Friday. (Ramona Shelburne, ESPN)

• It seems that the Grizzlies are hoping to land veteran forward Pau Gasol, who is likely waiting for Kevin Durant to sign somewhere before deciding on a team. (Jason Quick, CSNNW)

8:00 p.m.

• Courtney Lee has reached a four-year, $50 million agreement with the Knicks. (Alex Kennedy, Basketball Insiders)

• Harrison Barnes will sign a full four-year max offer sheet with the Mavericks. (Marc Stein, ESPN)

• Austin Rivers is returning to the Clippers on a three-year deal. (Dan Woike, Orange Country Register)

7:40 p.m.

• Kevin Durant was recruiting Al Horford to Oklahoma City, but the center didn’t want to sign there because he wasn’t convinced Durant and Russell Westbrook would be there long-term. (Adrian Wojnarowski, The Vertical)

• The Celtics’ meeting with Durant was still going on as of 7:30 p.m. ET, meaning the two sides were in the same room when Horford agreed to sign with Boston. (Sam Amick, USA Today)

• With the departure of Horford, Atlanta is expected to keep Paul Millsap after shopping him earlier in the day. (Brian Windhorst, ESPN)

7:30 p.m.

• The Celtics have won the Al Horford sweepstakes, agreeing to a four-year, $113 million deal with the Hawks center. While the Hawks made a late push, and Horford dropped his demand of a full five-year max deal, the two sides were ultimately $6 million apart. At one point, Horford even preferred the Wizards. (Adrian Wojnarowski, The Vertical

6:45 p.m.

• Sacramento and Indiana are discussing a trade that would send forward Rudy Gay to the Pacers. (Marc Stein, ESPN)

6:00 p.m.

• The Kings have agreed to a two-year deal with forward Anthony Tolliver worth $16 million, with $2 million guaranteed in the second season. (Sam Amick, USA Today)

5:40 p.m.

•​ Marvin Williams is returning to the Hornets on a four-year, $54.5 million deal. (Adrian Wojnarowski, The Vertical)

4:45 p.m.

•​ Ryan Anderson and the Rockets have agreed on a four-year, $80 million deal. (Adrian Wojnarowski, The Vertical)

•​ Trevor Booker has agred to a two-year, $18 million deal with the Nets. (Tony Jones, The Salt Lake Tribune)

4:00 p.m.

•​ The Celtics have brought Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to their meeting with Kevin Durant. (Reddit)

3:00 p.m.

•​ The Magic and center Bismack Biyombo have agreed to a four-year deal. (Jon Krawczynski, AP

1:00 p.m.

•​ Kevin Durant was "blown away" by the Clippers’ presentation, and was impressed with the vision and direction of the team. (Chris Broussard, ESPN)

10:45 a.m.

• Victor Oladipo says Kevin Durant reached out to him after he was acquired by the Thunder and said “you’re going to love it here.” (Fred Katz, Norman Transcript)

8:30 a.m.

• Luol Deng has reached a four-year, $72 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. (Shams Charania, The Vertical)

12:30 a.m. 

• Joe Johnson and the Utah Jazz have agreed to a two-year, $22 million deal. (David Aldridge, TNT)

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