Jul 22, 2014 1:41 PM EDT
The Chicago Bulls have entered the Kevin Love trade talks with a package offered to the Minnesota Timberwolves believed to be centered around Taj Gibson and Jimmy Butler.
The Bulls shelved their interest in Love while pursuing Carmelo Anthony.
The Bulls and Golden State Warriors were intially believed to be Love's preferred destinations, but he's now interested in the Cleveland Cavaliers following their signing of LeBron James.
The Cavaliers remain the favorites to trade for Love, offering Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a future first round pick. The Warriors have remained determined not to trade Klay Thompson in a deal for Love.
Cleveland is increasingly optimistic that a deal will be accepted by the Wolves.
Jul 22, 2014 10:54 AM EDT
Emmanuel Mudiay has agreed upon a $1.2 million deal with Guangdong of the China Basketball Association.
Mudiay committed to SMU, but concerns of his eligibilty became an issue this month.
Mudiay is expected to be a top lottery pick in the 2015 NBA Draft.
Sportando first reported news of the agreement.
Jul 22, 2014 9:20 AM EDT
Robbie Hummel has re-signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Hummel's deal will reportedly be for one year at his minimum.
Hummel averaged 3.4 points and 2.5 rebounds over 12.4 minutes in 53 games with the Timberwolves last season.
Jul 22, 2014 9:17 AM EDT
Eric Bledose has yet to sign with an NBA team in restricted free agency, and the Phoenix Suns remain a likely option.
"We'll continue to work as hard as we can within that restricted free agency system established by the collective bargaining agreement," Suns President of Basketball Operations Lon Babby said Monday. "We continue to hope and expect that he will remain in a Suns uniform."
The Suns have been negotiating with Bledsoe and have the right to match any offer sheet. Bledsoe has sought a maximum-level contract.
Bledsoe has a $3.7 million qualifying offer that he could choose to play for next season and then become an unrestricted free agent next summer.
Jul 21, 2014 8:25 PM EDT
LeBron James' camp did not push him to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers this offseason.
"This was a decision that LeBron made in his heart," Maverick Carter told ESPN.com's Jason Whitlock on the Real Talk podcast. "We didn't push him to do it. We don't push him to do anything. If he asks our opinion or what did we think about the pros and the cons, we help him think through it. We don't push him."
James spent his first seven NBA seasons with the Cavaliers before going to the Miami Heat for four seasons in 2010.
"Listen," Carter said, "LeBron's a 29-year-old man with lots of money, got a wife, two kids, one on the way. He makes his own decisions. He doesn't need anyone pushing him any way, and a guy like that, you're not going to push him either way. We'll help him think through things and help him see through things, but he makes his own decision in his heart. Because, ultimately, he has to live with it. I'm not the one who has to show up and play games for any team."
Jul 21, 2014 6:31 PM EDT
The Chicago Bulls have signed Cameron Bairstow, their second round pick out of New Mexico.
“We like Cameron’s combination as a player with his size, energy and physicality,” General Manager Gar Forman said in a statement. “He is a hard worker who will only get better with time.”
Jul 21, 2014 4:51 PM EDT
Evan Turner has agreed upon a contract with the Boston Celtics, according to sources.
Turner will sign for a portion of the Celtics' midlevel exception.
Turner finished last season with the Indiana Pacers after starting his career with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Jul 21, 2014 2:25 PM EDT
Stan Van Gundy has reached out to Josh Smith to inform him that reports of trade talks involving the Detroit Pistons and Sacramento Kings have been inaccurate. Van Gundy told Smith he expects him to be in training camp with the Pistons this fall.
The Kings made calls about Smith back in June, but there was never an offer that created serious discussions.
The frontcourt of the Pistons is in flux with Greg Monroe being a restricted free agent. The combination of Smith, Monroe and Andre Drummond produced mixed results.
Smith is said to be enthusiastic about playing for Van Gundy.
Smit has three seasons and $40 million remaining on his contract.
Jul 21, 2014 12:14 PM EDT
Chris Singleton has received interest from the Miami Heat and Indiana Pacers.
Singleton was the 18th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Washington Wizards and is a free agent.
Singleton played in just 25 games (250 minutes) this past season after the Wizards declined their fourth-year option on his contract. Singleton had a "Jones fracture" before the season began.
Jul 21, 2014 11:52 AM EDT
The Milwaukee Bucks have been awarded the contract of guard Kendall Marshall on a waiver claim.
Marshall was waived by the Los Angeles Lakers on July 18.
Appearing in 54 games for the Lakers in 2013-14, Marshall, 22, averaged 8.0 points, 8.8 assists and 2.9 rebounds per contest. In his best stretch of the season in January, he tallied at least 10 assists and scored at least 10 points in five consecutive games. He ranked fifth in the NBA in assist-to-turnover ratio (3.18) and shot a career-high 39.9 percent from the 3-point arc. Prior to being called up by the Lakers, Marshall appeared in seven games for the Delaware 87ers of the NBA D-League and averaged 19.4 points, 9.6 assists and 4.7 rebounds.
The Pacers' best offer for Lance Stephenson was reportedly $44 million over five years, but his camp was searching for a $55 million contract.
Glen Rice, Jr. is joined on the All-NBA Summer League First Team by Otto Porter, Doug McDermott, Tony Snell and Donatas Motiejunas.
Jan Vesely has played in just 2,455 minutes over three NBA seasons.
Players who sign their rookie contracts cannot be traded for 30 days thereafter.
The Jazz have expressed interest in signing Toure' Murry, according to a source.
Patric Young will sign a two-year deal with the Pelicans, according to OnlyGators.com.
Dwight Howard praised the Rockets' addition of Trevor Ariza.
Diante Garrett was released by the Raptors on Saturday.
Jul 20, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
The Bucks will claim Kendall Marshall off waivers, according to sources.
Andrew Bynum is considering sitting out the entire 14-15 NBA season in order to undergo the Regenokine knee therapy procedure.
At the age of 34, Pau Gasol finally joined the Bulls on a three-year, $22 million deal.
Jul 19, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Aaron Brooks played for the Rockets and Nuggets last season.
The Raptors have decided to release point guard Dwight Buycks within the next two days, before his contract guarantee date on Monday, league sources told RealGM.
In this episode, host Daniel Leroux and Nate Duncan discuss the fallout of the NBA Draft, the first two weeks of free agency, and NBA Summer League.
Nikola Mirotic has signed a three-year, $16.6 million deal with the Bulls.
The Heat were able to restructure their roster by giving Udonis Haslem a new deal.
A trade was nearing completion at one point, but the Wolves want more than the Cavaliers' current offer.
The Lakers have interest in re-signing Kendall Marshall if he goes unclaimed on waivers.
Xavier Henry played well for the Lakers before undergoing surgery for a torn ligament in his left wrist.
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