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Celtics Hoping To Acquire Paul George, Free Agent Star In Complicated Sequence

Jun 27, 2017 2:23 PM

The Boston Celtics are seeking a commitment from Gordon Hayward before they can finalize a trade for Paul George.

The Pacers may be unwilling to wait until the start of free agency to agree upon a trade and could look elsewhere with their George trade talks.

The Celtics will need to maneuver their roster and unload salaries but they have contingencies in place.

If Boston can't secure a deal with Hayward, they could instead sign Blake Griffin and then trade for George.

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Tags: Gordon Hayward, Paul George, Boston Celtics, Indiana Pacers, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Wolves, Spurs, Clippers, 76ers, Magic, Nets, Jazz To Pursue Andre Iguodala

Jun 27, 2017 4:20 PM

The Minnesota Timberwolves, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Philadelphia 76ers, Orlando Magic, Brooklyn Nets and Utah Jazz are among the teams that will pursue Andre Iguodala in free agency.

The Golden State Warriors still hope to re-sign Iguodala and it is not yet known whether Iguodala will take meetings with rival teams. Iguodala joined the Warriors on a four-year, $48 million deal in 2013.

If the Jazz lose Gordon Hayward, they are expected to make Iguodala their top priority.

Shaun Livingston is another free agent the Warriors would like to re-sign.

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Tags: Andre Iguodala, Golden State Warriors, Los Angeles Clippers, Minnesota Timberwolves, Orlando Magic, Philadelphia Sixers, San Antonio Spurs, Utah Jazz, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Knicks Have 'Legitimate' Interest In Re-Signing Derrick Rose

Jun 27, 2017 6:36 PM

Despite drafting a point guard and appearing to rebuild, the New York Knicks have "legitimate" interest in re-signing Derrick Rose.

Rose averaged 18 points, 4.4 assists and 3.8 rebounds in 64 games for New York.

Rose is coming off a meniscus tear in his left knee that required season-ending surgery April 5. 

Rose said in late March that he'd prioritize winning over money as a free agent.

"Not even thinking money. I've got more than enough money saved. If I stopped playing basketball now, I'll be all right," he said. "I want to win. I want to be happy and feel at peace with myself wherever I'm at. But being at the negotiating table, you never know. I'm not going to negotiate with people where money is the No. 1 thing I'm asking for. I want to win."

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Tags: Derrick Rose, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Chris Paul Meets With Clippers To Discuss Future

Jun 27, 2017 4:47 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers met with Chris Paul and his agents on Tuesday.

The two sides discussed the future of the franchise and will meet again soon.

Paul can be offered a five-year max contract at the start of free agency. Rival teams can only offer a four-year max and with five percent raises compared to eight percent from the Clippers.

Paul is expected to most seriously consider the San Antonio Spurs and Houston Rockets in free agency.

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Tags: Chris Paul, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Jazz Working To Upgrade Roster Before Gordon Hayward's Free Agency

Jun 27, 2017 2:27 PM

The Utah Jazz are attempting to upgrade their roster ahead of the start of free agency in hopes of re-signing Gordon Hayward.

The point guard position is one area they would like to address in case George Hill leaves.

Utah is also exploring scenarios to reshape their roster if Hayward leaves in free agency. The Jazz have $16 million of cap room that can be used between now and June 30th, according to Albert Nahmad.

Hayward is expected to meet with the Boston Celtics and Miami Heat.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Tags: Gordon Hayward, Utah Jazz, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Celtics Have Increasing Confidence In Paul George Extension

Jun 27, 2017 2:30 PM

The Boston Celtics have an increasing level of confidence in their ability to sign Paul George to a contract extension.

George has been believed to prefer to join the Los Angeles Lakers either via trade or in the offseason of 2018.

The Celtics' belief they can turn George into more than a one-year rental has them increasingly willing to part with significant assets to the Indiana Pacers.

The Pacers could allow George to speak to potential suitors about a contract extension, though that permission has yet to be granted.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Tags: Paul George, Boston Celtics, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Knicks Resist Carmelo Anthony's Approach On Buyout Talks

Jun 27, 2017 2:33 PM

Carmelo Anthony's camp has tried to engage the New York Knicks on buyout talks.

While Anthony has preferred to remain with the Knicks, he's open to a buyout that could lead him to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The Knicks have so far resisted the idea of a buyout with Anthony.

Phil Jackson has publicly appealed to Anthony to waive his no-trade clause.

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Tags: Carmelo Anthony, Cleveland Cavaliers, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Bulls Decline Qualifying Offer To Michael Carter-Williams

Jun 27, 2017 11:44 AM

The Chicago Bulls will not submit a qualifying offer to Michael Carter-Williams, which will make him an unrestricted free agent.

Carter-Williams was traded by the Milwaukee Bucks to the Bulls before the start of the 16-17 season. Carter-Williams won Rookie of the Year in 2014, but he's been progressively less effective during his career as he's failed to progress as a shooter.

The Bulls also have Kris Dunn, Cameron Payne and possibly Rajon Rondo on their point guard depth chart.

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Tags: Michael Carter-Williams, Chicago Bulls, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Bulls Willing To Discuss 'Advantageous' Buyout Scenario With Dwyane Wade

Jun 27, 2017 12:43 PM

The Chicago Bulls are willing to discuss a buyout with Dwyane Wade if it is "advantageous" for the team.

Wade has already exercised his $23.8 million player option for the 17-18 season with the Bulls.

With the Bulls trading away Jimmy Butler on draft night, the franchise has signaled their intention to rebuild.

Chicago signed Wade to a two-year, $47.5 million contract during the 2016 offseason.

K.C. Johnson/Chicago Tribune

Tags: Dwyane Wade, Chicago Bulls, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Suns Tender Qualifying Offers To Alex Len, Alan Williams

Jun 27, 2017 3:13 PM

The Phoenix Suns have tendered a qualifying offer to both Alex Len and Alan Williams.

Both Len and Williams will enter restricted free agency.

Len averaged 8.0 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.3 blocks in 20.2 minutes per game last season. Len was the fifth overall pick out of Maryland in 2013.

Williams went undrafted in 2015 out of UC Santa Barbara. Williams averaged 7.4 points and 6.2 rebounds in 15.1 minutes per game.

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Tags: Alex Len, Alan Williams, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Jazz Extend $2.69M Qualifying Offer To Joe Ingles
Joe Ingles is already 29, arriving to the NBA from Maccabi Tel Aviv in 2014.

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Jared Dudley Out 3-4 Months With Surgery On Toe
Jared Dudley underwent a left toe ligament and bone procedure last Friday.

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Malik Monk Likely Out For Summer League With Sprained Left Ankle
Malik Monk's rehab is expected to last two to four weeks.

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Dunc'd On: NBA Awards, Offseason Previews On The Knicks, Suns
Thoughts on the NBA awards, and then an offseason cap preview for the Knicks and Suns.

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Russell Westbrook Doesn't Comment On Potential Extension With Thunder
Russell Westbrook can sign a supermax contract beginning on July 1st.

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John Wall Recruiting Paul George To Wizards
The Wizards have had Paul George trade conversations with the Pacers.

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Russell Westbrook Named Most Valuable Player
Russell Westbrook joins Stephen Curry, Kevin Durant, LeBron James, Derrick Rose and Dirk Nowitzki as active players who have won MVP.

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Wizards Extend Qualifying Offers To Otto Porter, Bojan Bogdanovic
Both Otto Porter and Bojan Bogdanovic will be restricted free agents.

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Draymond Green Named Defensive Player Of The Year
Draymond Green finished second in voting in each of the previous two seasons behind Kawhi Leonard.

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Bob Myers Wins NBA Executive Of The Year
Bob Myers previously won the award for the 14-15 season.

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Mike D'Antoni Wins NBA Coach Of The Year
Mike D'Antoni has been named the 16-17 NBA Coach of the Year.

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Giannis Antetokounmpo Wins Most Improved Player
Rudy Gobert and Nikola Jokic were the other two finalists for the award.

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Kemba Walker Wins Sportsmanship Award
Previous recipients include Mike Conley Jr., Kyle Korver, Jason Kidd, Stephen Curry and Grant Hill.

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Dirk Nowitzki Named Teammate Of The Year
Vince Carter, Tim Duncan, Shane Battier and Chauncey Billups are past recipients of the award.

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Eric Gordon Wins Sixth Man Of The Year
Andre Iguodala and Lou Williams were the other two finalists for the award.

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Malcolm Brogdon Wins Rookie Of The Year
Malcolm Brogdon has been named 16-17 NBA Rookie of the Year.

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Hawks Extend Qualifying Offer To Tim Hardaway Jr.
Tim Hardaway Jr. and the Hawks were never close to an extension last year.

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Dan Gilbert Hasn't Met With Other Candidates As Chauncey Billups Remains Undecided
The Cavaliers are currently being led by assistant general manager Koby Altman.

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Spencer Hawes Exercises $6M Player Option With Bucks
The Bucks acquired Spencer Hawes from the Hornets in a trade for Miles Plumlee.

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Carmelo Anthony Was Previously Open To Trade To Wizards, 76ers
Carmelo Anthony now wants to remain close to his son in New York.

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