Rumor Roundup: Gay, Wizards, Bosh
It sure doesn't seem like Rudy Gay will play for the Kings this season, and almost definitely not the next, given his comments at media day.
Per the Sacramento Bee: "Gay will opt out of his contract after this season and become an unrestricted free agent, fueling speculation the Kings will trade the forward to avoid losing him with no compensation."
Here is Gay had to say at media day, again per the Bee: “I made the decision to opt out. Whether I sign here, whether I’m here the rest of the season or whether I start here, it’s really not up to me. Wherever I am, I’m going play to the best of my ability." (Full report.)
Mavericks center Andrew Bogut said he would have requested a buyout had the Warriors traded him to any team other than the Mavericks, per ESPN.
Per HoopsHype: "Wizards head coach Scott Brooks talked about the John Wall-Bradley Beal relationship on SiriusXM NBA Radio: 'I read what everybody else read. I have not talked to them about it because I don’t think it was important. I will say this… Teams that never have disagreements with one another are bad teams.'"
Raptors point guard Kyle Lowry won't talk about his 2017 free agency until the season ends, per Sportsnet.
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Former Canton Charge guard Chris Crawford has signed a training camp deal with the Grizzlies, per the team.
Heat president Pat Riley says Chris Bosh's career with the Heat has likely ended, per the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.
Per the newspaper: "I think Chris is still open-minded," Riley says. "But we are not working toward his return. We feel that, based on the last exam, that his Heat career is probably over." (Full report.)
The Los Angeles Police Department has opened an investigation into allegations against Bulls guard Derrick Rose, per The White Bronco.
The Nets have officially signed free agent small forward Chase Budinger and free agent guard Jorge Gutierrez (Canton Charge), per the team.
Nerlens Noel has a problem with the amount of big men the 76ers have on the roster, per the Philadelphia Inquirer. Noel per the newspaper: "I think it’s just silly… this situation that we are in now with three starting centers," Noel says. "With the departure of [former GM] Sam Hinkie, I would have figured that management would be able to get something done this summer. … I think something needs to happen."
Clippers forward Paul Pierce will retire after the season, he writes in The Players' Tribune.
Former Lakers guard and ex-Knicks coach Derek Fisher will work for the Lakers as a broadcast studio analyst, per Sports Illustrated.
Per the Arizona Republic: "The Suns announced four training-camp additions Sunday, including a new name in 19-year-old Congo native Gracin Bakumanya. He will join two other previously divulged undrafted rookies, Tulsa point guard Shaquille Harrison and UNLV forward Derrick Jones Jr., and returning D-League player Derek Cooke for this week’s Suns training camp in Flagstaff and at least part of the October preseason."
Per CBS Sports: "Kevin Durant, on Nike's influence on his decision to join Warriors: 'I didn’t let them know what I was doing until I did it.'"