NBA rumors: Latest off–season news, buzz

The latest news and rumors from the NBA off-season as the league prepares for training camp.
Publish date:

By Brian Rauf, Chat Sports

The new NBA season is right around the corner, as training camps for teams playing in preseason NBA Global Games open in 10 days. As rosters are being finalized, there are still questions about the health of Washington Wizards point guard John Wall and Miami Heat power forward Chris Bosh.

Check out the latest NBA news and rumors below.

• Dallas Mavericks forward Dirk Nowitzki said he would "love" to play the next two years, but won't rule out retiring after the 2016–17 season, reports Stephen Hunt of FanRag Sports.

• Former Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt will get a championship ring from the team despite being fired in January, reports Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal.

Chat Sports: Five players most likely to be traded this season

• Phoenix Suns forward P.J. Tucker is out six to eight weeks for back surgery, reports Paul Coro of Arizona Republic.

• The San Antonio Spurs believe recently retired forward Tim Duncan will eventually join the team in a personnel role with the front office, reports Buck Harvey of the San Antonio Express-News.

• Jared Bayless is expected to start at point guard for the Philadelphia 76ers this season, reports Brian Seltzer of

Chat Sports: More NBA rumors and news inside the Chat Sports App

• The Atlanta Hawks have signed Richard Solomon to a training camp deal, reports Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

• The Toronto Raptors have signed guard Brady Heslip to a training camp deal, reports Shams Charania of The Vertical.