Basketball Wiretap

Lakers, Magic, Pistons To Pursue Al Horford In Free Agency
Al Horford has become even more valuable over the past few seasons with his improved three-point shooting and versatility on defense.

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Manu Ginobili Opts Out Of Contract With Spurs
Manu Ginobili is leaning towards playing next season with the Spurs under a new contract.

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Alessandro Gentile Hoping To Sign With Rockets
Houston has significant interest in bringing over Alessandro Gentile this season, but they are likely to preserve salary cap space for the start of July free agency.

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Dwight Howard Declines $23.2M Option To Become Free Agent
Dwight Howard is coming off season averages of 13.7 points, 11.8 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 71 games for the Rockets.

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Derrick Williams Opts Out Of $4.6M Deal With Knicks
The Knicks have interest in signing Derrick Williams to a new deal.

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Arron Afflalo Opts Out Of Contract With Knicks
Arron Afflalo will become an unrestricted free agent for the second straight offseason.

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Warriors' Top Target In Offseason Remains Kevin Durant
The most likely scenario is for Kevin Durant to sign a one-plus-one contract with the Thunder to return to free agency in 2017.

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Warriors Have Interest In Dirk Nowitzki
Dirk Nowitzki turned 38 this month and has said he would be weary of staying with the Mavericks in a rebuilding process.

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NBA Informs Teams 16-17 Salary Cap Set At $94M
With a $94 million cap, the tax level will be $113 million.

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Woj: Franchises On LeBron James' Free Agency Watch Again
LeBron James will be a free agent again this offseason and Adrian Wojnarowski suggests he could consider leaving the Cavaliers this offseason should they win a title.

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Jamal Crawford Prefers To Re-Sign With Clippers
Jamal Crawford will be a free agent as he continues to be one of the NBA's best bench scorers.

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J.R. Smith Opts For Free Agency
J.R. Smith re-signed with the Cavaliers last offseason for two years at $10.3 million.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Suns To Enter Contract Talks With Bogdan Bogdanovic
If Bogan Bogdanovic does not sign with the Suns this year, they would retain his rights in 2017 but Bogdanovic could then negotiate a contract for any amount

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Grizzlies Concerned About Mike Conley's Free Agency
The Grizzlies plan on using a video featuring part-owner Justin Timberlake as part of their recruiting pitch to Mike Conley.

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76ers Still Hopeful Of Bringing Over Dario Saric For 16-17
Bryan Colangelo and Brett Brown met with Saric and his agent in Turkey on Wednesday.

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Rajon Rondo Critical Of 'Tension' Kings Played Under
Rajon Rondo would like to continue playing with DeMarcus Cousins but isn't sure if he and the Kings will be able to agree upon a deal.


DeMar DeRozan Officially Opts Out Of Contract With Raptors
DeMar DeRozan will be a free agent for the first time in his career.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

David West Declines $1.5M Option For 16-17 With Spurs
David West was always expected to decline the second season of his contract.

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Warriors Unlikely To Be Deterred By Cost Of Re-Signing Harrison Barnes
If Harrison Barnes comes to the Warriors essentially asking for a fresh start with another team, the front office would likely try to accommodate him if a sign-and-trade can be agreed upon.

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Kevin Durant Expected To Take Face-To-Face Meetings With Rival Teams
The Warriors and Spurs are considered the strongest threats to sign Kevin Durant away from the Thunder.

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Kevin Durant Won't Consider Rockets In Free Agency
Kevin Durant and James Harden have been spending time together this week but it isn't expected to factor into Durant's offseason plans.

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Knicks Interested In Jordan Clarkson
The Knicks' biggest needs this offseason are in the backcourt.

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Paul Pierce Will Wait Few More Weeks Before Deciding Upon 16-17
Paul Pierce remains undecided on whether he will continue his NBA career or retire and will wait a few more weeks.

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Dirk Nowitzki Expects To Re-Sign With Mavs On Multi-Year Deal
Dirk Nowitzki expects to opt out of his contract with the Mavericks and then sign a new two- or three-year deal.

Eddie Sefko/Dallas Morning News

Mark Cuban: Players Shouldn't Assume 'Money Train' Is Coming This Offseason
The Mavericks have several free agents this offseason, most notably Dirk Nowitzki and Chandler Parsons.

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Carmelo Anthony: Knicks' Situation 'Really Not That Bad'
Phil Jackson and Carmelo Anthony believe the Knicks have the best frontcourt in the Eastern Conference.

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Jeremy Lin Declines $2.2M Option With Hornets To Become Free Agent
Jeremy Lin rebounded in 15-16 with the Hornets after a series of disappointing seasons with the Rockets and Lakers.

Chris Haynes/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Sam Presti Confident Kevin Durant Will Re-Sign With Thunder
Sam Presti hopes Kevin Durant makes a quick decision as it will help with Oklahoma City's other roster decisions.

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Wolves Plan To Target Joakim Noah
Joakim Noah is widely expected to leave the Bulls this offseason and he previously worked until Tom Thibodeau.

Mitch Lawrence/Sporting News

Bogut: Certain Warriors Have Been Confused By Rumors Of Breaking Up Title Team
Kevin Durant is considered such a unique talent that he would be worth breaking up the Warriors' chemistry and roster.

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