Free agency rundown so far (End of July 1st)
Well, for starters, they’re exploring a deal for Joe Johnson to the Nets, per Yahoo. That’s a pretty strong indication of where they’re at. The Hawks are considered to be extremely active in the trade market, angling for a total overhaul of the team under new GM Danny Ferry. Nothing may come of it, but they’re on the phone, taking calls.
They’re also talking about, or to:
They re-signed Kevin Garnett for a lot of money over three years and he’s old and is only going to oh, you know what? It’s Kevin freaking Garnett. You pay the man.
The Celtics want to get Ray Allen back in the fold and have reportedly offered him two years at $12 million. That’s a LOT for him, and a lot for him to turn down.
Everything else hinges on those two getting locked in first.
Ba#s reportedly wants to come back, Boston’s his preferred destination.
Oh, you know. The usual. Trying to trade for Joe Johnson, Dwight Howard, re-signing Gerald Wallace.
If they get Johnson, they don’t get Howard. They may not get Howard anyway. They definitely have Wallace. They’ll try and get O.J. Mayo if Johnson falls through. They have a lot of pans in the fire.
Eric Gordon might take a meeting with them. There’s not much point.
Omer Asik has agreed to sign a 3-year, $25.1 million offer with the Houston Rockets. The Bulls have until the 14th to match. The third year is structured to pay Asik $15 million, which may be a poison pill to the Bulls if they still want to dodge the luxury tax. It’s hard to see them matching.
They have interest in:
They reportedly have interest in:
They meet with Deron Williams on Monday, and meet with him first. But neither Mark Cuban nor Dirk Nowitzki will be in attendance, and you’d think that those two missing the meeting has some level of importance. But Rick Carlisle, Donnie Nelson, and Michael Finley isn’t a slouchfest by any means. Something interesting, though.
Steve Nash is going to hold off on making a decision until he’s met with the Mavericks. He has a three-year, $36 million offer from the Raptors on the table.
They have interest in:
All’s quiet on the Pistons front.
Golden State Warriors
The Dubs are not going to work on an extension with Stephen Curry at this point. They don’t seem to have a very firm lock on who their “core” is.
Signed Asik to that three-year deal mentioned above. The Rockets have been looking for a franchise center forever. This does seem to indicate a step away from Dwight Howard, however, as they’re now tied up with a significant chunk of change towards a center. There will be talk about Asik being overpaid, but the third year of the contract, Asik will be a $15 million expiring. That’s a trade chip Morey can use.
The Rockets are expected to host Eric Gordon at some point.
Roy Hibbert has agreed to terms with the Blazers on a max contract, four years, $58 million. Will the Pacers sign? That’s a huge question. They have long thought highly of Hibbert, but have never been in love with him, so to speak. They like to date him, they enjoy going steady with him, but they don’t consider him marriage material. They might let him go because they just don’t consider him worth it. But if they do, who plays center? Hibbert was a huge advantage in the playoffs for the Pacers, especially against the Heat. Do they really want to let that walk?
They have interest in:
Restricted free agent George Hill
Los Angeles Clippers
They inked Griffin to an extension as expected, and Chris Paul turned them down for an extension out of a pretty basic understanding of the CBA, no reason to read into it.
The Clippers are going to take a shot at Ray Allen.
Jason Terry is on their radar. They clearly want a two-guard upgrade.
They’ve already gotten out in pursuit of getting Chauncey Billups back.
Los Angeles Lakers
Dwight Howard! Again!
Nick Young and Brandon Rush are on the Lakers’ targeted list. That’ a fairly big indication that they want a bench shooter to add behind Kobe Bryant. Interesting, considering how many minutes Bryant played last season,and how often Metta World Peace plays at that position.
They’re already reaching out to Ramon Sessions to get him back under contract.
They’re also interested in:
Targeting Ray Allen. They’ve reportedly offered the full mid-level exception.
Randy Foye, Kirk Hinrich, and Andre Miller are all also on the list.
Ray Allen. So much Ray Allen. Targeting Ray Allen. Need the Ray Allen. Want the Ray Allen. May not have the money to get the Ray Allen. Boston’s offer throws a major wrench in their plans. Jason Terry will likely become option 2 if Allen goes back to Boston.
You can put them on the list if Jose Calderon is amnestied.
Not sounding like Ersan Ilyasova will be back. With John Henson, Samuel Dalembert, Ekpe Udoh and Larry Sanders, the Bucks have a lot of depth down low. But they don’t have a lot of skill offensively. Could get tough to get balanced scoring.
They’re reportedly hot to trot for Nicolas Batum. Can’t see a situation where Portland lets him get away. But the Hibbert deal could change all that.
Jamal Crawford is reportedly on their list.
New Orleans Hornets
Laughing as teams host Eric Gordon before they match any offer and continue their rebuilding plan, I’d imagine.
New York Knicks
Got Steve Nash in the building to try and stay in the conversation. The Raptors offer may have been a [rip] knell.
Oklahoma City Thunder
YOU GOT THABEET (maybe).
Oh, you know. Dwight.
Got Lavoy Allen back on a great, two-year, $6 million deal. Total steal.
Looking at all options as it looks like Nash is gone. Going to take a whack at Eric Gordon.
Portland Trail Blazers
Offered Roy Hibbert a max contract. That impacts their ability to re-sign Nicolas Batum, but also gives them maybe the best guy to pair with LaMarcus Aldridge in the league. If they get him, they may be overpaying, but they’re also going to have a ridiculously tough frontcourt.
All’s quiet on the Kings front, for now.
San Antonio Spurs
Looking at options, nothing heavily invested now.
Offered Steve Nash a 3-year, $36 million contract to come back to the motherland. Raptors would then presumably amnesty Jose Calderon. Where Nash fits in with the Raptors’ defensive approach is still up in the air.
Josh Howard is visiting a number of teams, and it doesn’t look likely he’ll return.
Paul Millsap wants an extension for more than $10 million per year.
Free Agency Rundown 7.1.12: The movers, they are a shaking | ProBasketballTalk
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