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Omri Casspi Interested In Returning To Kings

Omri Casspi is expected to become a free agent once he is waived by the New Orleans Pelicans.

Casspi played for the Houston Rockets this past season.

“My agent (Dan Fegan) is talking with a number of teams, and the Kings are one of them," said Casspi. "Couldn’t they use a stretch forward who can hit a three and loves to run? I think I could help, and it would be fun to play with Rudy (Gay), DeMarcus (Cousins), J.T. I still have a lot of friends there. I would love to come back and fulfill my path. But now I have to concentrate on the national team, and maybe, I can get some of this pressure off my chest.”

Via Ailene Voisin/Sacramento Bee

Mavericks Void One-Year Deal Of Rashard Lewis

The Dallas Mavericks have voided hte one-year contract of Rashard Lewis.

Lewis needs knee surgery, which was discovered during his physical examination.

"We wish him all the best for a speedy recovery and continued succes," said Donnie Nelson in a statement.

Via Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Report: Bulls Offer Gibson, McDermott, Mirotic To Wolves For Kevin Love

The Chicago Bulls have reportedly offered Taj Gibson, Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love.

The trade could not be completed until next month because McDermott and Mirotic just signed their rookie contracts.

The source contends that the Wolves believe this trade offer is better than the Cleveland Cavaliers' offer of Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and a No. 1 pick. But the Cavaliers could beat the offer by including a second future No. 1 pick.

The Golden State Warriors and Boston Celtics remain interested in Love as well.

Via Chris Sheridan/Sheridan Hoops

Jameer Nelson To Meet With Mavs

The Dallas Mavericks will meet with Jameer Nelson On Thursday.

The Mavericks still have their $2.7 million room exception to offer to Nelson and are hopeful of being able to complete a deal.

The Mavericks are continuing to look for another veteran point guard.

Via Marc Stein/ESPN

Nick Johnson To Sign Guaranteed, Three-Year Rookie Deal With Rockets

Nick Johnson, the 42nd overall pick in June’s NBA draft, will sign a fully guaranteed, three-year rookie contract with the Houston Rockets, a league source told RealGM.

Johnson fell to the Rockets in the second round after his junior season at the University of Arizona, where he averaged 12.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.8 assists.

A strong, athletic guard at 6-foot-3, Johnson was one of the most dynamic players in Summer League this month. He played both backcourt positions, cemented himself as a rigid defender and had several remarkable dunks and transition baskets.

Johnson scored 12.5 points to go along with 4.4 rebounds and 2.2 assists per game in Houston’s eight games in Las Vegas.

The Rockets lost Jeremy Lin in the backcourt this offseason, but they received promising efforts from Johnson and Isaiah Canaan in Summer League.

The Houston Chronicle first reported that Johnson will soon sign a deal with the Rockets.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Cavaliers Acquire Three Non-Guaranteed Contracts From Jazz

The Utah Jazz will trade John Lucas, Malcolm Thomas and Erik Murphy to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Carrick Felix, a future second round pick and $1 million in cash.

The Cavaliers have been searching for non-guaranteed contracts in order to flip them to the Minnesota Timberwolves in a deal involving Kevin Love.

The Wolves are seeking cap relief along with Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett in exchange for Love.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Bojan Bogdanovic Signs Three-Year, $10.1M Deal With Nets

The Brooklyn Nets have agreed to a three-year, $10.1 million deal with Bojan Bogdanovic.

Bogdanovic was the 31st overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.

Bogdanovic averaged 13.4 points, 2.2 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 61 games last season with Fenerbahce Ulker.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Cavaliers Offering Future First Round Picks For Experienced Center

The Cleveland Cavaliers are in search for an experienced center via trade and are offering future first round picks.

The Cavaliers only have Anderson Varejao and Brendan Haywood on their depth chart at center.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Cavaliers Trying To Acquire Non-Guaranteed Contract To Flip For Love

The Cleveland Cavaliers are interested in acquiring non-guaranteed contracts to help them in their efforts to make a trade for Kevin Love.

The Minnesota Timberwolves would obtain salary cap relief from the Cavaliers.

The Wolves would like to unload the contracts of Kevin Martin and J.J. Barea.

The Cavaliers are offering a package built around Andrew Wiggins and Anthony Bennett.

Via Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Bulls Enter Kevin Love Trade Talks

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.

Via Marc Stein, Brian Windhorst/ESPN

Emmanuel Mudiay Agrees To One-Year, $1.2M Deal In China

Emmanuel Mudiay has agreed upon a $1.2 million deal with Guangdong.

Robbie Hummel Re-Signs With Timberwolves

Robbie Hummel has re-signed with the Timberwolves.

Suns Maintain Hope Of Re-Signing Eric Bledsoe

The Suns have been negotiating with Eric Bledsoe.

LeBron's Camp Didn't Push Him To Sign With Cavaliers

LeBron James spent his first seven NBA seasons with the Cavaliers before going to the Heat for four seasons in 2010.

Evan Turner Agrees To Deal With Celtics

Evan Turner will sign for a portion of the Celtics' midlevel exception.

Van Gundy Tells Josh Smith He's Unlikely To Be Traded

Josh Smith is said to be enthusiastic about playing for Stan Van Gundy.

Chris Singleton Receives Interest From Heat, Pacers

Chris Singleton played in just 25 games (250 minutes) this past season after the Wizards declined their fourth-year option on his contract.

Bucks Claim Kendall Marshall Off Waivers

Kendall Marshall was previously waived by the Lakers.

Bird: Pacers Did What We Could To Keep Stephenson

The Pacers' best offer for Lance Stephenson was reportedly $44 million over five years, but his camp was searching for a $55 million contract.

Andrew Wiggins Expected To Soon Sign Rookie Deal With Cavs

Players who sign their rookie contracts cannot be traded for 30 days thereafter.

Jazz, Heat Interested In Toure' Murry

The Jazz have expressed interest in signing Toure' Murry, according to a source.

Patric Young Signs Two-Year Deal With Pelicans

Patric Young will sign a two-year deal with the Pelicans, according to OnlyGators.com.

Bucks To Claim Kendall Marshall Off Waivers

The Bucks will claim Kendall Marshall off waivers, according to sources.

Andrew Bynum May Sit Out 14-15 Season, Knicks Interested In Him If Healthy

Andrew Bynum is considering sitting out the entire 14-15 NBA season in order to undergo the Regenokine knee therapy procedure.

Pau Gasol Prioritized Chance To Win Title In Picking Bulls

At the age of 34, Pau Gasol finally joined the Bulls on a three-year, $22 million deal.

Aaron Brooks Close To Deal With Bulls

Aaron Brooks played for the Rockets and Nuggets last season.

Raptors To Release Dwight Buycks

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.

Bulls Sign Nikola Mirotic To Three-Year, $16.6M Deal

Nikola Mirotic has signed a three-year, $16.6 million deal with the Bulls.

Udonis Haslem Re-Sign With Heat On Two-Year, $5.5M Deal

The Heat were able to restructure their roster by giving Udonis Haslem a new deal.

Cavs Reportedly Offering Wiggins, Bennett For Kevin Love

A trade was nearing completion at one point, but the Wolves want more than the Cavaliers' current offer.
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