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 Thunder are not interested in trading Russell Westbrook, and instead hope to sign him to a contract extension. Westbrook has also told the team he does not want to be traded, and is interested in playing out the final season of his contract. Westbrook will carefully weigh his options before making any decisions about signing an extension. (Royce Young, ESPN)
• Heat forward Chris Bosh wants to play and expects the team to clear him medically. He could take the issue to the player’s union if he is not cleared. (Barry Jackson, Miami Herald)
• The Celtics and 76ers could revisit discussions on a Jahlil Okafor trade in the future, but talks have grown stale. (Steve Bulpett, Boston Herald)
• Hornets co-owner Felix Sabates blasted Charlotte city council members for passing the bathroom law that resulted in the NBA moving the All-Star game from the city. (WSOCTV.com)