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Sources: Wizards Interested in Derrick Rose

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Former NBA MVP Derrick Rose, whom the Utah Jazz acquired as part of a three-way trade on Thursday, was released by the team Saturday.

The Washington Wizards are one team expected to survey the possibility of signing Rose, league sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Wizards’ John Wall still has several more weeks of rehab following knee surgery.

The 29-year-old Rose, who was traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers to Utah in a deal that also involved the Sacramento Kings, prior to the NBA trading deadline on Thursday, is averaging 9.8 points and 1.6 assists this season.

He struggled to find his way in his only season with the Cavaliers, appearing in just 16 games while battling injuries and inconsistency.

Source: ESPN

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Sources: NBA Investigating Free Agency Tampering

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Within days, the league opened an investigation centered on the timing of some of the earliest reported free-agency deals on June 30, sources familiar with the matter told ESPN.com. The scope of that investigation is developing. It is expected to include interviews with players and possibly agents and team employees, sources say.

The league has the power to punish teams it finds to be guilty of tampering ahead of June 30 at 6 p.m. Eastern Time — the first minute that teams are allowed to speak with representatives of free agents. It also might seek information on the timing of negotiations so that any revised free-agency calendar might better align with what is actually happening.

Source: Zach Lowe and Brian Windhorst of ESPN

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Sources: Ben McLemore, Rockets Agree to Deal

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Free agent Ben McLemore has agreed to a partially guaranteed two-year deal with the Houston Rockets, league source tells @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium.

Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

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Report: Wizards to Offer Bradley Beal Three-Year Max Extension

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Washington Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard will offer guard Bradley Beal a three-year, $111 million maximum contract extension upon the All-Star becoming eligible to sign on Friday, Sheppard told ESPN.

“At the very first moment allowed, we are going to offer Brad the full max extension,” Sheppard told ESPN.

Beal, 26, has until Oct. 21 to sign the extension, which would start with the 2021-22 season — a decision that agent Mark Bartelstein indicates that Beal will need time to consider.

Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

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