NBA rumors: Suns out of Millsap pursuit; Iguodala returns to Warriors

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Saturday July 1st, 2017

Free agency began at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday, which also ushered in the first day of the league’s new Collective Bargaining Agreement.

There’s already been a ton of activity, with Paul George traded to the Thunder and Stephen Curry and Blake Griffin among the superstars staying put with new max contracts. Gordon Hayward, Paul Millsap and Kyle Lowry are among the top names left on the market.

Remember that free agents can agree to deals but cannot sign contracts until July 6 at 12:01 p.m Eastern, when the NBA's moratorium period ends.

Here are the latest news and rumors from around the league.

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11:00 p.m.

• Andre Iguodala has agreed to a three-year, $45 million deal to return to the Warriors. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN.com)

10:00 p.m.

• The Warriors offered forward Andre Iguodala a three-year, $45 million deal that he is currently deliberating. (Chris Haynes, ESPN.com)

• There is a sense among NBA executives is that Kyle Lowry will return to the Toronto Raptors, with a $27 million a year paycheck being rumored. (Jeff Zillgitt, USA Today)

9:00 p.m.

• LeBron James is not actively recruiting free agents on behalf of the Cavaliers. (Dave McMenamin, ESPN.com)

• Restricted free agent Joe Ingles agrees to a four-year, $52 million deal to return to the Utah Jazz. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN.com)

• Free agent guard Rudy Gay visited the Oklahoma City Thunder on Friday. No deal has been reported.

• Guard Jose Calderon agrees to terms with the Cleveland Cavaliers. No terms on the deal were announced. (Priority Sports)

7:00 p.m.

• Chauncey Billups, who is a candidate for a position in the Cavs front office, is playing in the BIG3 tournament this weekend in Charlotte. (Brian Windhorst, ESPN.com)

• The Toronto Raptors are shopping forward DeMarre Carroll. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN.com)

6:00 p.m.

• The Suns are out of the Paul Millsap pursuit and will instead use available cap space to move veterans and absorb salary dumps. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN.com)

• Free agent forward Amir Johnson has agreed to a one-year, $11 million deal with the 76ers. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN.com)

• Bojan Bogdanovic is receiving serious interest from the Kings, Nuggets and Hawks. (Chris Haynes, ESPN.com)

• Michael Carter-Williams has agreed to a deal with the Charlotte Hornets. The deal is reported to be worth $2.7 million. (Jeff Goodman, ESPN.com)

4:00 p.m.

• J.J. Redick agrees to a one-year, $23 million deal with the 76ers. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN.com)

• Andre Iguodala has canceled the rest of his free agent meetings after meeting with the Rockets. (Shams Charania, The Vertical)

• The Cleveland Cavaliers are in talks on a deal to move Iman Shumpert to the Houston Rockets. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN.com)

• It’s unclear exactly what Iguodala intends to do, but he could be preparing to approach the Warriors with Houston’s offer. (Sam Amick, USA Today)

• The Warriors are set to meet with Iguodala and offer him a three-year deal. (Marcus Thompson, San Jose Mercury News)

• The Lakers have waived forward Tarik Black. (Team announcement)

• The Magic's reported interest in Joe Ingles appears to have been wildly overstated. (Josh Robbins, Orlando Sentinel)

3 p.m.

• The Rockets offered Andre Iguodala a contract during their Saturday meeting. (Marc Spears, The Undefeated)

• Isaiah Thomas will be part of the Celtics’ Sunday meeting with Gordon Hayward. (Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe)

• Ron Baker returned to the Knicks on a two-year deal, he says. (Ian Begley, ESPN)

2 p.m.

• The Pacers, Cavs, and Nuggets discussed three-way deal on Friday that would have moved Paul George to Cleveland and Kevin Love to Denver. The Pacers were looking at Gary Harris, Trey Lyles and a protected first-round pick. (Zach Lowe, ESPN)

• The Cavs, Nuggets, and Celtics did not know about the Pacers’ deal with the Thunder until it broke on Twitter. (Lowe, ESPN)

• The Pacers could have had a package from the Celtics that included the pick that became the No. 1 selection in this year’s draft at the deadline, but then-president Larry Bird chose to hold. (Lowe, ESPN)

• The Celtics agreed to a two-year deal with German forward Daniel Theis. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)

1:30 p.m.

• The Pistons will sign Langston Galloway to a three-year, $21 million contract. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)

• The Knicks have reached out to free-agent guards Rajon Rondo and Darren Collison. (Ian Begley, ESPN)

• The Celtics officially signed Jayson Tatum in addition to 2016 first-rounder Ante Zizic, who will come over from Europe. (Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe)

12:30 p.m.

The Raptors are confident they will be able to keep Kyle Lowry and Serge Ibaka. P.J. Tucker’s future is less clear. (Michael Grange, Rogers Sportsnet)

• The Clippers will meet with Danilo Gallinari on Sunday and also plan to meet with Joe Ingles and Jonathan Simmons. (Brad Turner, Los Angeles Times)

• David West will sign a one-year deal to play what will be his final season with the Warriors. (David Aldridge, TNT)

• The Kings want to sign an experienced power forward and have eyes on Zach Randolph, Taj Gibson and Patrick Patterson. (Marc Spears, The Undefeated)

• The Rockets are finalizing a deal to bring over 2016 second-rounder Zhou Qi from China. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)

• Nene returning to the Rockets may not be a done deal after a rules wrinkle prevented him from receiving a fourth year in his contract. He remains on the market. (Spears, The Undefeated)

Noon

• The Bucks are attempting to trade Greg Monroe. (Ian Begley, ESPN)

• There’s a sense among multiple executives that the Heat may be the favorite for Gordon Hayward. The two sides are meeting today. (Kevin O’Connor, The Ringer)

• The Nuggets and Cavs agreed in principle to a three-way deal with the Pacers that would have sent Kevin Love to Denver and Paul George to Cleveland. The Pacers, who would have been getting Gary Harris as a main piece of the deal, said no. (Mike Wise, The Undefeated)

11 a.m.

• Kevin Durant will quickly agree to a new deal with the Warriors after the team sorts out Andre Iguodala’s free agency. He’s expected to sign a 1+1 deal (two years with a player option in year two) for slightly less than max money. (David Aldridge, TNT)

• Udonis Haslem and Hassan Whiteside are among the Heat players in attendance for Gordon Hayward’s meeting with Miami on Saturday. (Ira Winderman, South Florida Sun Sentinel)

• Nene’s new deal with the Rockets is for three years and $10.9 million. (Bobby Marks, ESPN)

• The Rockets called on Michael Carter-Williams on Friday night, and the Knicks, Thunder, Pelicans, Mavericks and Hornets have interest in him. (Marc Spears, ESPN)

10 a.m.

• Pacers GM Kevin Pritchard was intent on trading Paul George out of the Eastern Conference. (Jeff Goodman, ESPN)

• There were Western Conference GMs who also felt they made better offers for George than the Thunder did. (Adam Himmelsbach, Boston Globe)

9 a.m.

• The Knicks’ top target is George Hill, who also has interest from the Nuggets. (Ian Begley, ESPN)

• The Knicks and Rockets discussed a Carmelo Anthony trade but have yet to gain traction. (Begley, ESPN)

• The Pelicans have interest in Ty Lawson and Nick Young to bolster their backcourt after re-siging Jrue Holiday. (David Aldridge, TNT)

• Andre Iguodala is meeting with the Rockets on Saturday. (Chris Haynes, ESPN)

• The Cavaliers have interest in Jose Calderon and are targeting him as their backup point guard. (Jason Lloyd, The Athletic)

Saturday, 8 a.m. ET

•The Pelicans have agreed to keep Jrue Holiday on a five-year, $126 million max deal. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)

• The Raptors met with Kyle Lowry’s agent late into the night and are working to keep him. (David Aldridge, TNT)

• The Wizards say they will match offers on Otto Porter, whom they met with late last night and will begin visiting other teams. Porter is a restricted free agent. (David Aldridge, TNT)

• The Heat want Gordon Hayward but also have an interest in Serge Ibaka. (Ira Winderman, Sun-Sentinel)

• The Kings met with Andre Iguodala and Patrick Patterson already. (Sam Amick, USA Today)

Friday roundup

• Paul George has been traded from the Pacers to the Thunder for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis. (Ramona Shelburne, ESPN; multiple reports)

• Blake Griffin will remain with the Clippers on a five-year, $173 million max deal. (Shams Charania, The Vertical, Multiple reports)

• The Wizards have offered John Wall a four-year ‘supermax’ extension worth $170 million. He has two years and $37 million left on his current deal. Wall plans to wait on the offer a bit before deciding. (Brian Windhorst, ESPN)

The past animosity between Mike D’Antoni and Carmelo Anthony surrounding their split with the Knicks won’t keep Anthony from joining the Rockets. Both men have moved on from it. (Brian Windhorst, ESPN).

• Stephen Curry has agreed to a five-year ‘supermax’ deal to remain with the Warriors, worth $201 million. The deal is presently the richest in league history. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)

• George Hill has broken off talks with the Spurs. The Nuggets and Knicks have been in contact with him. (Shams Charania, The Vertical)

• The Minnesota Timberwolves have traded Ricky Rubio to the Utah Jazz for a 2018 first-round draft pick. (Official)

• J.J. Redick is interested in joining the Rockets if it works financially, although he is still considering the 76ers or Nets for about $16-$18 million annually. (Brad Turner, LA Times)

• The Lakers reached out and made contact with Andre Iguodala, Rajon Rondo and Ben McLemore on Saturday. (Ramona Shelburne, ESPN)

• Patty Mills has agreed to a four-year, $50 million deal to stay with the Spurs. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)

• Jeff Teague has agreed to a three-year, $57 million deal with the Timberwolves. (Shams Charania, The Vertical)

• The Warriors agreed to a three-year, $24 million deal to keep Shaun Livingston. (Jon Krawczynski, Associated Press)

• Tony Snell agreed to a four-year, $46 million deal to stay with the Bucks. (Adrian Wojnarowski, ESPN)

• Denver and Minnesota are front-runners for Paul Millsap, with Phoenix and Sacramento in the mix. (Frank Isola, New York Daily News)

• Cristiano Felicio agreed to a four-year, $32 million deal to stay with the Bulls. (Shams Charania, The Vertical)

• The Rockets will keep Nene on a four-year, $15 million deal. (Jonathan Feigen, Houston Chronicle)

• DeMarcus Cousins has been helping the Pelicans recruit free agents. (Marc Spears, The Undefeated)

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