Apr 17, 2014 10:23 PM EDT
The Orlando Magic's officials likely won't make a decision on whether to pursue contract extensions for Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris until after they see how free agency impacts the salary cap.
Vucevic and Harris will be eligible for extensions this summer.
"I'd love to stay in Orlando," Vucevic said. "I like it here a lot. I like the team. I like what we have going here. I like the coaches. I like everything. So I'd love to stay here, but I guess we should talk about that when the time comes."
Apr 17, 2014 10:18 PM EDT
The New York Knicks will be interested in Pau Gasol in free agency, according to a source.
Gasol won two championships under Knicks president Phil Jackson and would not receive anything close to the $19.3 million per year that he made with the Los Angeles Lakers this season.
Gasol would have to accept the Knicks' taxpayer's midlevel exception of approximately $3.2 million.
Apr 17, 2014 10:10 PM EDT
Thaddeus Young admitted Thursday that he will look at all his options -- including being open to parting with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Young also figures he holds some leverage due to the fact that he could opt out of his contract and become a free agent after next season.
"I do have the opt-out and that's one of the cards that can be played if the situation is not right," Young said. "I can opt out next year. I can ask to be traded. Or I can say, 'I'm all for it. I want to stick around.' I just have to see how things are going to play out."
The 76ers dangled Young in trade discussions before the deadline.
"We were all being shopped," Young said. "I think it's a big thing they kept me, of course, even though it was one of those situations where you feel a little left out."
Apr 17, 2014 9:42 PM EDT
Joel Anthony will exercise his player option with the Boston Celtics for the 14-15 NBA season.
Anthony will earn $3.8 million and become an unrestricted free agent in 2015.
Anthony was traded to the Celtics by the Miami Heat in January.
Apr 17, 2014 7:03 PM EDT
Scott Perry is expected to be a general manager candidate for the Detroit Pistons and Cleveland Cavaliers, according to a source.
Perry is assistant general manager of the Orlando Magic, but was formerly with the Detroit Pistons.
Apr 17, 2014 6:58 PM EDT
Tom Izzo, Fred Hoiberg and Stan Van Gundy are on the Minnesota Timberwolves' coaching search list assuming Rick Adelman leaves, according to sources.
Izzo and Hoiberg have never coached in the NBA, though the latter was formerly in the Wolves' front office.
Van Gundy has been out of coaching since 11-12.
Apr 17, 2014 2:09 PM EDT
Carmelo Anthony will enter free agency after not reaching the playoffs for the first time in his NBA career. Anthony has been with the New York Knicks since February of 2011.
"I want to come back. I want to come back. But I also want to win," said Anthony.
"At this point in my career, I'm not concerned about the money," said Anthony.
The Knicks can offer five seasons and $129 million to Anthony.
"I'm not at the point in my career where I want to rebuild."
Apr 17, 2014 3:44 AM EDT
The New York Knicks were eliminated from playoff contention on Saturday in a down season in the Eastern Conference, leading to uncertainty in the future of Mike Woodson.
"I'm pleased and happy to have been given this opportunity. And if they bring me back, I'm gonna make damn sure that this doesn't happen again next season," Woodson said.
Woodson said he deserves to coach the final season on his current contract.
"Am I the guy for the job? I'm the only guy for this job. I've always said that. I don't mean that in a braggadocios way. But I feel good about what I do as a coach. And I know the system works."
Apr 17, 2014 2:03 AM EDT
The Cleveland Cavaliers are expected to make a maximum five-year contract extension offer to Kyrie Irving this offseason.
"I've been a part of this and I want to continue to be a part of this," he said. "We're making strides in the right direction, especially in this organization. I want to be part of something special, and I want to be part of something special in Cleveland.
"I don't have a definitive answer to that right now, but it'll be something special. I can guarantee that."
Irving was the first overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.
"It's a big deal for me and my family if they do offer that. It would be exciting, and I'll make the best decision for me and my family. That's what it's going to boil down to for myself."
Apr 16, 2014 8:09 PM EDT
The New York Knicks signed Lamar Odom just 45 minutes before the deadline on a two-year deal.
The Knicks will have an option on Odom's contract for the 14-15 season.
Apr 16, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Grant Hill began his NBA career with the Pistons.
James Harden was adamant that he saw himself spending his entire career with the Thunder before being traded to the Rockets in 2012.
Mike D'Antoni will discuss the future with Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss during the Lakers' exit interviews on Friday.
Dario Saric will declare for the 2014 NBA Draft, though it is uncertain if he will remain beyond the withdrawal deadline.
Shaun Livingston has had an outstanding season with the Nets, finally fulfilling upon the promise he showed before suffering a devastating injury.
Channing Frye has a $6.8 million player option for next season.
Apr 15, 2014 | Ian Begley/ESPN
J.R. Smith reiterated that "in my heart" he does not believe Carmelo Anthony will leave the Knicks in free agency.
Amar'e Stoudemire is open to the possibility of leaving the NBA when his contract ends after next season in order to play for Hapoel Jerusalem.
Josh Powell's contract for next season with the Rockets will be non-guaranteed, sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania.
The Lakers owe Mike D'Antoni $4 million next season.
Apr 15, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Kurt Thomas is now 41 and has not played since last season, considering himself retired.
Clarence Gaines Jr. was a longtime scout with the Bulls.
Apr 15, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Lamar Odom is expected to sign with the Knicks this week, barring any unforeseen snags.
Mitch Kupchak recently signed an extension to remain general manager of the Lakers, suggesting the working relationship with Jim Buss is strong.
The Bulls signed Greg Smith to a contract for the remainder of the season and fully guaranteed for next season, a source told RealGM.
The Pelicans have waived center Greg Stiemsma and signed center Melvin Ely for the remainder of the season.
The Hawks have been trying to improve their image, as they currently rank 28th in the NBA in attendance.
Apr 13, 2014
Joe Dumars became president of basketball operations before the 00-01 season.
The Heat didn't make the trade, at least in part because they didn't like how it would look to deal one of the club's longest tenured players.
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