Jul 11, 2014 9:59 PM EDT
The Chicago Bulls and San Antonio Spurs are the leading contenders to sign Pau Gasol.
Gasol is giving strong consideration to signing with the Spurs despite their limited cap situation in case the Bulls can't agree upon a sign-and-trade deal involving Carlos Boozer.
The Los Angeles Lakers are reluctant to take on the contract of Boozer unless they receive an asset back from the Bulls.
The Oklahoma City Thunder have a $6.5 million trade exception that expires Friday night at 11:59 p.m., that they hoped to use in their own sign-and-trade with the Lakers.
The New York Knicks appear to be out of contention as well.
Jul 11, 2014 8:14 PM EDT
The New York Knicks have waived Lamar Odom.
Odom was signed by the Knicks at the end of last season.
"Unfortunately, Lamar was unable to uphold the standards to return as an NBA player. We found it necessary to free up the roster spot," said Phil Jackson
Jul 11, 2014 1:29 PM EDT
Carmelo Anthony is moving closer to making a decision, but an announcement is not expected to come on Friday.
Anthony is reportedly still deciding between the New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls.
The Los Angeles Lakers are basically out of the running with their trade for Jeremy Lin.
Jul 10, 2014 8:17 PM EDT
Stephen A. Smith and Mike McGraw are reporting that Carmelo Anthony is having second thoughts about re-signing with the New York Knicks, with the Chicago Bulls resurfacing as an option.
Anthony has regained interest in the Bulls and Tom Thibodeau is reportedly keeping him interested.
The Bulls are internally trying to figure out how to close a deal with Anthony.
There have been no sign-and-trade talks with the New York Knicks, as the Bulls would need a commitment from Anthony before engaging.
A source told K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune that the Bulls continued efforts to find a third team to make potential sign-and-trade possibilities work.
The Bulls can offer Anthony a four-year, $73 million deal without parting with Taj Gibson, but expressed that they could make the finances work if he were to pick them.
Ken Berger of CBS Sports reports that the Los Angeles Lakers also remain under consideration.
Jul 09, 2014 3:48 PM EDT
Carmelo Anthony is expected to announce his decision to re-sign with the New York Knicks on Thursday, barring a last minute change of heart. Anthony can sign a five-year, $129 million contract with the Knicks.
Anthony has reportedly been "agonizing" over his decision over the past week.
"He will have something for everybody on Thursday," said the friend who was with Anthony before Anthony's scheduled workout with Kevin Durant and Kevin Love in Los Angeles on Wednesday. "He is really torn because this is the biggest decision of his career. But he wants to get it done in New York. He told me he believes in Phil."
Anthony was intrigued by joining the Los Angeles Lakers, while he believed he would be joining a title contender if he signed with the Chicago Bulls.
Anthony is pleased with the addition of Jose Calderon and Phil Jackson will continue to pursue Pau Gasol once a decision is announced by Anthony.
Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Anthony can figure out his destination later should the Knicks not be able to build a contender around him.
No teams have been formally notified of a decision by Anthony.
Jul 09, 2014 12:23 PM EDT
Carmelo Anthony plans on waiting until LeBron James resolves his free agency situation before announcing where he'll sign, according to sources.
The New York Knicks expected to know by Monday if Anthony would re-sign. Anthony is also believed to be considering the Los Angeles Lakers, while the Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks made pitches.
Anthony appears to be waiting for James to see whether there would be any option to join him.
"He wants to see what LeBron does," one source with knowledge of Anthony's thinking told ESPN. "But he can't wait forever."
Anthony's hope of joining James appears to depend on Chris Bosh, who is said to be seriously considering a deal with the Rockets.
James will be meeting with Pat Riley on Wednesday at 3:00 PM PST.
Jul 08, 2014 3:11 PM EDT
The Chicago Bulls and Oklahoma City Thunder have emerged as the favorites to sign Pau Gasol.
Gasol is also considering re-signing with the Los Angeles Lakers, while the New York Knicks and San Antonio Spurs are additional possibilities.
Jul 07, 2014 10:33 PM EDT
The New York Knicks have contacted the Philadelphia 76ers about a trade centered on Amar'e Stoudemire.
Phil Jackson is trying to clear this year's payroll and has looked for avenues to trade Stoudemire.
The 76ers have made it known they would be willing to accept an undesirable contract if an asset is included in the deal. Iman Shumpert is a possible part in a Stoudemire deal to the 76ers.
Jul 07, 2014 10:28 AM EDT
Kurt Rambis has been named associate head coach of the New York Knicks.
Rambis will be reunited with both Derek Fisher and Phil Jackson.
Jul 05, 2014 6:57 PM EDT
The Los Angeles Lakers made a "major" impact in their meeting with Carmelo Anthony on Thursday and are in a three-team race with the New York Knicks and Chicago Bulls, according to a report.
Anthony also met with the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks.
Derrick Rose was not officially part of the Bulls' recruitment for Derrick Rose.
Carmelo Anthony needed to hear enthusiasm about his future from Phil Jackson, as well as the Knicks' max contract offer of $129 million over five seasons.
The Knicks can pay Pau Gasol only the taxpayer's exception starting at $3.28 million annually.
Carmelo Anthony will meet with the Bulls, Rockets, Mavericks, Lakers and Knicks.
The Lakers are projected to make $100.1 million in profit for the 13-14 NBA season, comfortably the best in the NBA.
Jun 30, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Toure Murry will become an unrestricted free agent.
Derrick Rose said recruiting free agents is "not his job."
Jun 29, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Carmelo Anthony is expected to sit down with the Bulls, Rockets, Mavericks and Lakers this week.
Jun 28, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
The Knicks are envisioning a Carmelo Anthony-Pau Gasol frontcourt combo.
Carmelo Anthony plans on making his decision in the second week of July after taking several visits in free agency.
Jun 27, 2014 | Ian Begley/ESPN
Phil Jackson and the Knicks are not demanding Carmelo Anthony take less money to re-sign, but they are challenging him to do so.
Carmelo Anthony will visit the Rockets, Mavericks and Bulls once free agency begins on July 1.
Jun 25, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Tyson Chandler was with the Mavericks in 2011 when they won the NBA Finals.
The Rockets could acquire Carmelo Anthony in a sign-and-trade involving James Harden and then sign LeBron James outright.
Carmelo Anthony and Chris Paul have long been close friends.
Jim Boeheim has talked to Tom Thibodeau about Carmelo Anthony.
The Hawks would have to clear approximately $10 million to $12 million to sign Carmelo Anthony to a max contract.
Raymond Felton will not face jail time after pleading guilty to a low-level felony of attempted possession of a weapon.
The Knicks have limited roster flexibility this offseason, but could have significant cap space in 2015.
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Jun 22, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
The Mavericks plan to pursue Pau Gasol in free agency.
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