NBA rumors: Latest news, free agent signing, trade talks
NBA free agency has mostly wound down, with teams now looking for players on bargain contracts after handing out billions of dollars earlier this month.
Big names have already made their final decisions, with Kevin Durant, Dwyane Wade and Pau Gasol switching teams, while franchise faithfuls such as Mike Conley and Dirk Nowitzki remained with their respective teams.
Teams are now in the process of signing draft picks, looking for veterans on minimum deals and putting feelers out for trades.
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.
• The Celtics and 76ers have discussed a trade for Jahlil Okafor, but Boston is not willing to give up much for the big man who’s had some off-the-court issues. Okafor was involved in a street fight last November, and was also stopped for speeding later in the season. (Philadelphia Inquirer)
• People continue to support the NBA’s decision to move the All-Star Game out of Charlotte, with the NBA Players Union releasing a statement in agreement today. However, Hornets minority owner Felix Sabates criticized the decision, calling it “short sighted.” (Charlotte Observer)
• The Lakers are investigating a deal for an “unnamed trade target.” The Lakers could have up to $13.6 million in cap room if they waive Nick Young, and the team is waiting to sign Brandon Ingram to maintain roster flexibility. (Basketball Insiders)
• Derrick Rose claimed some people called the Knicks a superteam in the same class as the Golden State Warriors. (ESPN)