The latest news, rumors and free agency buzz on Kevin Durant, Dwyane Wade, Pau Gasol and more.

By SI Wire
July 04, 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 was answered on Monday morning, when Kevin Durant decided to sign with the Golden State Warriors. The 2013–14 MVP had been courted by the Thunder, Spurs, Celtics and Heat in addition to the Warriors.

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)

11:30 p.m.

• Former first-round pick Anthony Randolph, who last played in the NBA in 2014 and has spent the last two season in Russia, is attracting interest from NBA teams. (Marc J. Spears, The Undefeated)

• Seth Curry will sign a two-year, $6 million contract with the Mavericks. (Multiple reports)

• The Knicks are re-signing forward Lance Thomas to a four-year deal. (Multiple reports)

• Roy Hibbert will fill the hole left by Al Jefferson’s departure from the Hornets. He’ll sign a one-year deal for $5 million. (Adrian Wojnarowski, The Vertical)

• Harrison Barnes posted a thank you note to Warriors fans after reportedly agreeing to sign with the Mavericks. (Facebook)

6:00 p.m.

• The Knicks have rescinded their qualifying offer to Langston Galloway, making him an unrestricted free agent. (Ian Begley, ESPN)

5:30 p.m.

• The Kings waived forwards Caron Butler and Duje Durkan. (Shams Charania, The Vertical)

• One possible destination for Butler is the Miami Heat. (Adrian Wojnarowski, The Vertical)

5:00 p.m.

• The Hornets are trying to ​trade Spencer Hawes in order to create enough cap space to sign another center. Roy Hibbert, Zaza Pachulia, Festus Ezeli and Jordan Hill are possibilities to replace Hawes. (Adrian Wojnarowski, The Veritical)

• Luc Mbah a Moute’s deal with the Clippers is for two years and $4.5 million. There is a player option in year two. (Adrian Wojnarowski, The Vertical)

4:15 p.m.

• The Knicks will sign free agent point guard Brandon Jennings to a one-year, $5 million deal. (Marc Stein, ESPN)

3:45 p.m.

• Luc Mbah a Moute will return to the Clippers. (Adrian Wojnarowski, The Vertical)

• The Magic will rescind their qualifying offer to Deqyane Dedmon, making him a free agent. (Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel)

3:00 p.m.

• In order to make room for Pau Gasol, the Spurs could look to trade Boris Diaw. (Adrian Wojnarowski, The Vertical)

• The Heat have offered Dwyane Wade a two-year, $40 million deal with a player option for year two. (Dan Le Batard, ESPN)

• The Warriors will pick up Shaun Livingston’s $5.8 million option for next season. (Marc Spears, ESPN)

2:30 p.m.

• The Cavaliers will not match the four-year, $38.5 million offer sheet Matthew Dellavedova signed with the Bucks. (Chris Haynes, Cleveland Plain Dealer)

• The Mavericks and Warriors are nearing a trade for Andrew Bogut. Dallas would need to renounce some contracts to complete the deal. (Adrian Wojnarowski, The Vertical)

• The Hornets and point guard Ramon Sessions have agreed to a two-year, $12.5 million deal. (Adrian Wojnarowski, The Vertical)

2:00 p.m.

• The 76ers have agreed to terms with Euroleague star Sergio Rodriguez. (Shams Charania, The Vertical)

1:30 p.m.

• Tim Duncan is leaning strongly toward retirement. (Adrian Wojnarowski, The Vertical)

• With the Durant sweepstakes over, the Spurs are focused on signing veteran power forward Pau Gasol. (Marc Stein, ESPN)

1:00 p.m.

• Dallas has emerged as the frontrunner for Andrew Bogut. (Marc Stein, ESPN)

• The Warriors will renounce Harrison Barnes and make him an unrestricted free agent. (Marc Stein, ESPN)

• Jermaine O’Neal is interested in a return to the Warriors, who will need to sign a cheap bigman. (Marcus Thompson, San Jose Mercury News)


• Kevin Durant has chosen to sign with the Warriors. (The Players’ Tribune)

• Durant’s deal will be for two years and $54.3 million, with a player option in the second year. (Marc Stein, ESPN)

• Durant called Thunder general manager Sam Presti directly to inform him of his decision. The team brought Presti, Billy Donovan and Clay Bennett to the Hamptons to meet with Durant, and waited there until he decided. (Adrian Wojnarowski, The Vertical)

• The Warriors will now look to trade center Andrew Bogut, to shed his $11 million salary. (Marc Stein, ESPN)

• Draymond Green has been “relentless” recruiting Kevin Durant. (Adrian Wojnarowski, The Vertical)

10:00 a.m.

• Kevin Durant is expected to sign with either the Warriors or Thunder. ESPN’s Chris Broussard believes the Warriors have an edge, but would be “shocked” if he signed with any other team outside of Golden State or Oklahoma City. (Chris Broussard, ESPN)

• The Celtics called Durant on Sunday night in an attempt to leave a final good impression after his final meeting with the Thunder. (Alex Kennedy, Basketball Insiders)

• Durant is “legitimately torn” over his decision. He is intrigued by the Celtics and Warriors, but deciding to leave the Thunder, where he has played his whole career, will be a hard choice to make. (Alex Kennedy, Basketball Insiders)​

9:00 a.m.

• The Spurs, Raptors and Trail Blazers are all vying to sign Pau Gasol. San Antonio and Toronto are currently the front runners, but Portland still has a shot to land the Bulls free agent. (Chris Broussard, ESPN)

8:00 a.m.

• Free-agent Tarik Black will re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers on a two-year, $12.58 million deal. (Shams Charania, The Vertical)

• Kevin Durant, who is a part owner of The Players’ Tribune, plans to make his free agency announcement on the site. (Adam Schefter, ESPN)

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

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