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2017 NBA Free Agency Diary


  • Source: Bulls Interested in Rose, Will Pick Team by Weekend

    Derrick Rose likely to pick team this weekend, I'm told. Cavs, Lakers, reported, but talks w/ his agent, BJ Armstrong, & Bulls too.

    Source: Sam Amick of USA Today Sports on Twitter

  • Sources: Rose Talks Deal with Cavs, Will Meet with Lakers

    Free-agent point guard Derrick Rose is in serious talks with the Cleveland Cavaliers to join the defending Eastern Conference champions on a one-year contract, sources told ESPN on Thursday.

    While those talks continue, Rose is also meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, sources told ESPN's Chris Haynes and Ramona Shelburne. The former No. 1 draft pick has met with several teams over the past three weeks, including the Milwaukee Bucks and LA Clippers, but he has gained momentum on a deal with the Cavs in the past several days, sources said.

    Source: Brian Windhorst and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

  • Sources: Troy Williams Agrees to 3-Year Deal With Rockets

    Sources: Troy Williams has agreed to a 3-year deal with Rockets, including a guaranteed first year and trigger dates for second and third.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

  • Pacers and Damien Wilkins Agree to Deal

    The Indiana Pacers have agreed to a one-year, veteran minimum deal with veteran swingman Damien Wilkins, a league source told Basketball Insiders.

    Wilkins, the son of Gerald Wilkins and nephew of Dominique Wilkins, spent last season with the Greensboro Swarm of the NBA D-League. The 37-year-old swingman averaged 14.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.0 steals in 31.5 minutes per game. Wilkins shot 49 percent from the field, 36 percent from beyond the arc and 84 percent from the free throw line.

    Indiana now has 15 players on the roster.

    Wilkins last played in the NBA during the 2012-13 season with the Philadelphia 76ers.

    It’s worth noting new Pacers general manager Chad Buchanan was in Charlotte last season while Wilkins played for Greensboro, the team’s D-League affiliate.

    Wilkins was a D-League All-Star and All-NBA D-League Third Team member in 2015 for the Iowa Energy. The 6-foot-6 swingman averaged 20.1 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.4 steals in 37.8 minutes per game during that campaign.

    For more information on Indiana’s salary cap situation, click here.


  • Agent: Noel ‘disappointed’ with Mavericks on Negotiations



    The Mavericks have a plan, and by all appearances Nerlens Noel remains part of it.

    But it's hard to get a grasp on that when negotiations with the young center for a new contract are essentially at a standstill.

    The two sides remain far apart on a new deal and the representative for the fourth-year veteran said Tuesday that the situation could drag on deep into the summer.

    Noel, 23, is a restricted free agent, meaning the Mavericks can match any offer he might get from another team.

    However, agent Happy Walters said that the Mavericks have yet to come up with a realistic contract offer.




    "We're very disappointed with where things stand," Walters said. "Nerlens loves Dallas and spent June there working out, but we're still waiting on a serious offer."

    Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban said only that he cannot go into details about the negotiations.

    Source: Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News

  • Sources: Spurs Close to Re-Signing Pau Gasol

    The Spurs are also working to finalize a new deal with free-agent center Pau Gasol, league sources said.

    Gasol declined his option for the 2017-18 season.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

  • Sources: Mario Chalmers to Sign 1-Year Deal With Grizzlies

    Free agent guard Mario Chalmers is finalizing a one-year, partially guaranteed deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources tell ESPN.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

  • Report: Willie Reed Reaches 1-Year Deal With Clippers

    Free agent center Willie Reed has reached an agreement with the Los Angeles Clippers, league sources tell ESPN. The deal is for one-year, $1.5 million.

    Source: Chris Haynes of ESPN

  • Sources: Manu Ginobili, Spurs Finalizing New Deal

    Manu Ginobili and the Spurs are finalizing details of a return for a 16th NBA season, league sources tell ESPN.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

  • Sources: Hawks Back Out of Contract Talks with Mo Speights

    Sources: After week-long talks ended w/ Atlanta backing out of offer to Mo Speights, one of market's best shooting centers available again.




    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Jeff Van Gundy: Houston, Carmelo Not a ‘natural fit’

    Former Rockets coach Jeff Van Gundy still lives in Houston and has a good read on that franchise. And Van Gundy, recently named a Team USA coach for the Americas Tournament and World Cup qualifiers, isn’t sure Carmelo Anthony is “a natural fit” for a Houston team trying to dethrone the Warriors.

    In Las Vegas working the summer league final four Sunday and Monday for ESPN, Van Gundy told The Post in a phone interview the Rockets need more defense, not more offense, after the Chris Paul bonanza.

    “I think they have a lot on their plate integrating Paul and [James] Harden,” Van Gundy said. “They’re not going to be better offensively than they were last year. They were the second-best team in the league offensively. I thought they had defined roles everyone knew. [Coach] Mike D’Antoni did a fabulous job getting them to play on a consistent basis. The Chris Paul trade, there’s going to be some ups and downs, but they’re better equipped to win in the playoffs. Particularly if Harden has a bad night, they still have a superior player to play through. Their improvement is going to have to be defensively. So I’m interested in the Carmelo thing. I don’t necessarily see it as a natural fit.’’

    The Knicks and Rockets have halted talks on the four-team trade with the arrival of general manager Scott Perry, who wants a chance to sit down with Anthony to pick his brain.

    Source: Marc Berman of the New York Post

  • No Meeting Currently Scheduled Between Bucks, Rose

    While there's mutual interest between the Bucks and Derrick Rose, no meeting is scheduled for now, I'm told.




    Source: Jeff Zillgitt on Twitter

  • Sources: Trail Blazers interested in Carmelo Anthony

    One team that New York and Houston had hoped would facilitate a multiteam trade for Anthony, the Portland Trail Blazers, plans to participate in a deal for Anthony only if he decides to expand his no-trade clause to include them, league sources told ESPN.

    Portland believes the addition of a player such as Anthony would furnish it with talent and depth comparable to those of the top Western Conference contenders, except for the Golden State Warriors, league sources said. Because of that, the Blazers have little, if any, inclination to facilitate an Anthony deal that would land him with a Western Conference rival such as Houston, league sources said.

    Perhaps to get Anthony used to the idea of appearing in Trail Blazers' colors, guard CJ McCollum posted a photo of Anthony in a Portland jersey on Instagram as a seemingly passive recruiting pitch to the Knicks star.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

  • Sources: Rockets, Mbah a Moute Agree to Deal

    Free agent Luc Mbah a Moute has reached an agreement with the Houston Rockets, league sources tell ESPN.




    Source: Chris Haynes of ESPN

  • Rondo, Pelicans Agree to One-Year Deal

    The New Orleans Pelicans have reached a one-year deal with free-agent point guard Rajon Rondo, a source confirmed to The Undefeated's Marc J. Spears on Saturday.

    Sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe on Thursday that Pelicans officials -- which included general manager Dell Demps and coach Alvin Gentry -- met with Rondo and that it went "excellent."

    Source: ESPN

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