Rumor Roundup: Kings, Bosh, Rockets
Kings guard Ben McLemore remains available for teams looking to make a trade, per the Sacramento Bee.
According to the Bee: "Sacramento also has made shooting guard Ben McLemore, in the final year of his rookie contract, available for months, after acquiring Malachi Richardson in a draft-day deal and signing veteran Arron Afflalo." (Full report.)
Heat forward/center Chris Bosh has failed his most recent physical and has not been cleared to particpate in training camp, per The Associated Press.
Per the Heat: "Chris has now taken his pre-season physical. The Miami Heat regret that it remains unable to clear Chris to return to basketball activities, and there is no timetable for his return."
Hawks forward Paul Millsap will miss three weeks after a procedure to remove swelling in his knee, per the team.
Star guard James Harden says he feels the Rockets already have better chemistry than last season heading into camp, per the Houston Chronicle.
Undrafted Stephen F. Austin forward Thomas Walkup has signed a traing camp deal with the Bulls, per Walkup on Instagram.
European guard Milos Teodosic wants to play in the NBA, according to his blog on Eurohoops.net.
The Bucks have obtained forward Michael Beasley from the Rockets in exchange for guard Tyler Ennis, per GM John Hammond. (Amico Hoops report.)
Veteran shooting guard Dahntay Jones will rejoin the Cavaliers for training camp, per Cleveland.com. Jones was not re-signed after the season, but has been working out with Cavs players and coaches in Southern California.
Per ESPN: "The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association have worked together over the past several days to create a plan for handling potential protests by players during the national anthem, sources told ESPN.com." (Full report.)
Per the San Francisco Chronicle: "General manager Bob Myers provided more clarity Thursday into the health of Golden State’s head coach, whom Myers checks in with daily. Myers said Steve Kerr is 'trending in the right direction' after missing most of training camp and the first 43 games of last season with complications stemming from back surgery." (Full report.)
All-Star swingman Paul George will receive a max contract extension if he wants one, Pacers president Larry Bird said, per the Indianapolis Star.
Bird via the Indy Star: "I know he don’t want to talk about it all year and I don’t either. We want Paul here and we know what it’s going to cost and what it’s going to take. If Paul wants to get a deal done, we will. It’s a max deal. There’s no others, so there’s no use talking about it. If he wants it, he’s got it." (Full report.)
Veteran swingman Rasual Butler has been added to the Timberwolves' training camp roster, per Yahoo Sports. Butler received a non-guaranteed deal, the website reports.
Signing Kevin Durant was a "no-brainer," according to Warriors star guard Steph Curry in this piece from USA Today.
Stephen Jackson won't be joining the Warriors in his comeback attempt, coach Steve Kerr said, per the San Jose Mercury News.
Per ESPN: "Miami Heat doctors told Chris Bosh his career was probably over during the winter after the discovery of a second blood clot in his leg, and Bosh has been fighting the diagnosis for the past six months, Bosh revealed in the first installment of a documentary debuting Wednesday on Uninterrupted.com." (Full Report.)
NBA free agent forward Jeff Ayers has signed with CSKA Moscow, per the team.
The Pelicans have officially signed free agent forward Chris Copeland (Bucks) and center Robert Sacre (Lakers), per the team.
The Clippers have reached a training camp agreement with free agent guard Xavier Munford (Grizzlies), per Yahoo Sports.
Kevin Garnett is reportedly near a buyout with the Timberwolves, and retirement, per ESPN. (Amico Hoops story.)
The Nets have reached a contract agreement with small forward Chase Budinger (Suns), per Yahoo Sports.