Jul 28, 2014 6:17 PM EDT
The Minnesota Timberwolves are interested in trading for Thaddeus Young if they eventually move forward with dealing Kevin Love.
The Wolves have held talks with the Philadelphia 76ers on Young, either as part of an expanded Love trade or a separate transaction.
Young has two seasons remaining on his deal worth a combined $19.3 million, with the second season being a player option.
Young has been the subject of trade rumors since Sam Hinkie became general manager of the 76ers last year.
Jul 28, 2014 6:10 PM EDT
Shawn Marion almost certainly will not re-sign with the Dallas Mavericks this offseason.
Marion spent five seasons with the Mavericks and helped the franchise win the 2011 NBA Finals.
“It was memorable, baby,” Marion said. “It’s hard to say it wasn’t fun. We had a great run and made the playoffs four of five years and won a championship. We set goals every year, and most years we reached them. And to win a championship, it was unbelievable. I wish we could have made a couple more runs at it, but it is what it is.”
Marion would like another shot at winning a title.
“If I see something really comfortable, then I’ll do it,” Marion said. “Right now, I’m just staying with my [newborn] son and relaxing. It’s only July, man. We got two more months. We’ll just wait and see how it works out.”
Marion plans on planting roots in Dallas even though he'll play elsewhere.
“It was an amazing run in Dallas,” he said. “Who knows what the future holds? But I definitely will be retiring in Dallas. I love living there. I’m building my dream home there, and that’s where I’ll spend most of my time.”
Jul 28, 2014 4:53 PM EDT
Mo Williams and the Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed upon a one-year, $3.75 million deal
Williams played for the Portland Trail Blazers last season.
Williams averaged 9.7 points per game last season.
Jul 28, 2014 10:47 AM EDT
Klay Thompson expects to remain with the Golden State Warriors next season.
The Warriors have engaged the Minnesota Timberwolves in Kevin Love trade talks, but have excluded Thompson from the talks.
"We got a good core. I feel we have one of the better backcourts in the league," Thompson said.
"I feel like we have a team that can do big things. Health is going to be huge, but I feel like we can make big strides this year.
"The fact that I haven't been traded yet makes me feel comfortable. That speaks for itself."
"Every year there is some rumor in play and teams are trying to make a power move," Stephen Curry said. "But they've made a decision, at least it seems like they have, that Klay is an investment they don't want to give up. That speaks volumes to what he has been able to do in his career and his potential. I'm happy that he's my backcourt mate."
Jul 27, 2014 12:19 AM EDT
Eric Bledsoe made his first comments Saturday since entering restricted free agency on July 1.
Bledsoe remains unsigned after receiving a four-year, $48 million offer from the Phoenix Suns.
"I'm letting my agent Rich Paul handle it," Bledsoe said. "You know, I understand the Phoenix Suns are using restricted free agency against me but I understand that."
The Suns are the only team that can give Bledsoe a five-year contract and that could be worth up to $84 million, leaving open the possibility that Bledsoe's camp could desire a sign-and-trade.
The Suns have stated they hope to re-sign Bledsoe.
Jul 26, 2014 10:22 PM EDT
Flip Saunders is becoming increasingly interested in the Cleveland Cavaliers' offer of Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and future first round picks for Kevin Love.
Saunders was long believed to prefer a trade with the Golden State Warriors to acquire Klay Thompson for the Minnesota Timberwolves, but he was never reportedly offered.
Saunders is president of the Wolves and also the head coach, so he was unlikely to want an extended rebuild.
‘‘It gives [Saunders] a chance to mold the team how he wants it,’’ the source said.
Jul 26, 2014 10:02 PM EDT
The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a four-year contract with Byron Scott.
Scott was most recently head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Scott played for the Lakers during his playing career.
Jul 26, 2014 1:06 AM EDT
Will Cherry is receiving interest from the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors, according to a source.
Cherry averaged 12.8 points and 4 rebounds while shooting 52 percent from the field for the Cavaliers in summer league.
Cherry spent last season with the Canton Charge of the NBA D-League.
Jul 26, 2014 12:58 AM EDT
Omri Casspi will sign a one-year contract with the Sacramento Kings after clearing waivers on Friday.
Casspi's deal will be for the veteran's minimum.
Casspi began his NBA career with the Sacramento Kings as their first round draft pick in 2009.
Jul 26, 2014 12:54 AM EDT
The New York Knicks recently offered the Minnesota Timberwolves a package of Amar'e Stoudemire, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Iman Shumpert for Kevin Love, according to a source.
The Timberwolves reportedly declined the offer.
Hardaway has good value around the NBA, but Shumpert could be in line for a raise once his rookie contract ends and Stoudemire has one season left on his big contract.
The Knicks could offer Love a maximum contract if he becomes a free agent next offseason.
Jul 25, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
There had been an expectation that a team would claim Omri Casspi.
Shelvin Mack has been a restricted free agent after averaging 7.5 points and 3.7 assists per game.
The Lakers have offered their head coaching job to Byron Scott.
The Heat have three remaining roster spots and have been non-committal with Michael Beasley and Greg Oden.
Wolves' owner Glen Taylor is now believed to prefer Andrew Wiggins over Klay Thompson.
Francisco Garcia will likely make a decision in the next few weeks.
Jameer Nelson will earn $2.73 million in the first season of his deal and $2.86 million in Year 2.
Andrew Wiggins' deal starts at the rookie scale of $5.5 million.
Josh Huestis will receive approximately $25,000 instead of $750,000.
Doc Rivers would not be expected to remain head coach of the Clippers if the sale of the franchise to Steve Ballmer is overturned.
The Rockets had considered keeping Clint Capela in Europe this season in hopes of using cap space to sign Chris Bosh.
The Mavericks are using their room exception to sign Jameer Nelson.
Devyn Marble was the 56th overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft.
The Celtics have been unable to deliver an attractive enough proposal to the Wolves for Kevin Love.
Ray Allen would join former LeBron James on the Cavaliers.
Al-Farouq Aminu will have a player option on the second season of his deal.
With Erick Green, Denver will have 14 guaranteed contracts.
Omri Casspi is expected to become a free agent once he is waived by the Pelicans.
Rashard Lewis needs knee surgery, which was discovered during his physical examination.
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