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  • T-Wolves to Wear Fitbit Logo on Jerseys Next Year

    The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Tuesday that wearable fitness tracker Fitbit will have its logo on the team's jerseys next season.

    The company will be named the "Official Wearable" and "Sleep Tracker" of the Timberwolves, WNBA's Minnesota Lynx and the Iowa Wolves of the G League.

    Source: Darren Rovell of ESPN
  • Knicks Not Ruling Out Possibility of Trading Porzingis

    Sources: As teams become aware Phil Jackson isn't ruling out possibility of trading Kristaps Porzingis, frenzy of interest is growing today.



    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical
  • Source: David Lee Expected to Decline Player Option

    More #Spurs news: League source says David Lee is expected to decline his $1.6 million player option for 2017-18.

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    Source: Tom Orsborn on Twitter
  • Brooklyn Nets Looking to Trade Up in Draft?

    Brooklyn Nets are looking to package their two first-round picks (22, 27) to move up in the draft, league sources told Basketball Insiders.



    Source: Michael Scotto on Twitter
  • Source: Jimmy Butler Interested in Joining the Cavaliers?

    Jimmy Butler being Cleveland-bound picked up even more momentum on Tuesday.

    According to multiple sources in Cleveland, not only have Cavaliers players – including LeBron James and Kyrie Irving – been reaching out to Butler directly and through back channels over the last five days to gauge his interest, but those players liked what they heard back from the Bulls’ three-time All-Star.

    One of the sources indicated that Butler would even push his front office to get the deal done, which is a huge change of direction for Butler, who has told both general manager Gar Forman and vice president of basketball operations John Paxson numerous times over the last year that he didn’t want to be traded.

    Source: Joe Cowley of the Chicago Sun-Times
  • Sources: Pau Gasol Declines Option, Intends to Re-Sign

    San Antonio Spurs center Pau Gasol will decline the $16.2 million option on his 2017-18 contract, but intends to work with the franchise on a new, longer-term deal to remain with the team, league sources told The Vertical.

    Gasol’s opt-out delivers San Antonio salary cap relief for next season, which could ultimately assist in maneuvering to become involved in free agency.

    Source: The Vertical
  • Source: Knicks Considering Lauri Markkanen at No. 8?

    Sources: Phil Jackson met with Lauri Markkanen in New York on Monday, a player whom he's considering at No. 8 should Knicks move Porzingis.



    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical
  • Sources: Chauncey Billups, Cavs have Mutual Interest

    Chauncey Billups and the Cleveland Cavaliers have mutual interest in a front-office role for the retired NBA player, sources told ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

    Billups has had a relationship with Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert for more than a decade since Billups endorsed Rock Financial, Gilbert's Detroit-based mortgage company, when the former guard was a member of the Detroit Pistons. Gilbert and Billups are expected to meet Tuesday, sources told Windhorst.

    Source: ESPN
  • Danny Ainge: Player We Want Will be Available at No. 3

    Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge said Monday that he believes the player the team would have selected with the No. 1 pick in Thursday's NBA draft will be there when the team picks at No. 3.

    "I think even before the lottery, we've been evaluating these kids for a couple years, and we felt like it was very close with the top handful of players and we still feel that way," Ainge said in a conference call Monday after the Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers formally announced their swap. "We think there's a really good chance the player we'll take at [No.] 3 is the same player we would have taken at [No.] 1. So this was a great opportunity to acquire an impactful asset."

    Source: ESPN
  • Sources: Cavaliers, GM David Griffin to Part Ways

    The Cavs and general manager David Griffin will part ways, according to sources speaking to ESPN's Brian Windhorst. The team confirmed the separation Monday in a statement.

    Per The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski, former NBA player Chauncey Billups is expected to emerge for a candidate in the vacancy.



    Source: Cleveland Cavaliers, Brian Windhorst via Twitter and Adrian Wojnarowski via Twitter
  • Cavaliers Looking to Acquire Jimmy Butler?

    The Cavaliers, per league sources, have been working today on assembling multi-team trade scenarios to try to acquire Chicago's Jimmy Butler. The Cavs obviously have to rope in at least one more team to provide the assets Chicago would surely demand but, sources say, are trying.

    Source: Marc Stein of ESPN
  • Sources: Kevin Durant Will Decline Option, Re-Sign With Warriors

    Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant will decline his player option for the 2017-18 season and technically become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, but he will re-sign with the team, league sources tell ESPN.

    The 2017 NBA Finals MVP will turn down a player-option salary of approximately $28 million to momentarily hit free-agency with the intentions of taking less than the max he's eligible for as a 10-year veteran in order to improve the Warriors' chances of re-signing reserve stud Andre Iguodala, league sources told ESPN.

    Source: Chris Haynes of ESPN
  • Sources: Lakers Looking to Acquire a First-Round Pick

    The Los Angeles Lakers are trying to acquire another first-round pick for Thursday's NBA draft, league sources told ESPN.

    The Lakers have engaged at least two teams in the lottery, sources said, as they search for players to improve their outside shooting and perimeter defense.

    Los Angeles currently holds the second and 28th picks in this year's draft. While there have been inquires on the No. 2 pick, sources said it remains unlikely the Lakers would trade out of that position.

    Source: Ramona Shelburne of ESPN
  • Pacers Looking for Multiple Picks, Starter, for Paul George

    Pacers asking teams for ideas on potential PG trades, per sources, as they have for a while. Ideally: 2 firsts+starter. Teams obv skittish.

    Source: David Aldridge on Twitter
  • Lakers Remain in Contact with Lonzo Ball’s Agent

    Sources: Lakers front office and Lonzo Ball's agent, Harrison Gaines, remain in discussions, but no guarantees made yet for No. 2 pick.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter