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2014 NBA Free Agency: Latest Free Agent News And Rumors

2014 NBA free agency will officially get underway at 9:01 p.m. PST on June 30 with all 30 teams in the league able to begin discussions with players set to hit the free agent market.

Many different big-name players could be headed elsewhere with LeBron James, Chris Bosh, Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade, Luol Deng and Kyle Lowry leading the pack of free agents.

With a lot of free agency rumors already flying around about potential free agent destinations, we’ve put together a running diary of updates:

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The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to a maximum four year offer sheet with Gordon Hayward according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

The Lakers, Bulls, Mavericks, Knicks, and Nets are all interested in unrestricted free agent Jordan Crawford according to Yahoo! Sports’ Marc Spears:

With Josh McRoberts now headed to Miami, the Charlotte Hornets have turned their attention to Marvin Williams to fill their hole at power forward according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

After losing free agent Josh McRoberts to the Miami Heat, the Charlotte Hornets are pursuing free agent Marvin Williams to take over the power forward slot, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Hornets and Williams have discussed parameters of a deal, but no agreement is imminent, sources told Yahoo Sports.

Some believed LeBron James met with the Miami Heat, but in fact it was a meeting with Nike and he will meet with Pat Riley tomorrow according to Yahoo! Sports’ Marc Spears:

Oklahoma City, now seems to be a little less confident in their chances to land Pau Gasol according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin:

The Dallas Mavericks have another target in point guard Mo Williams, and will meet with him tomorrow according to Yahoo! Sports’ Marc Spears:

Word from ESPN’s Marc Stein is that there could be some uneasiness in New York as Carmelo Anthony still has yet to make a decision:

The Oklahoma City Thunder are ramping up their pursuit of Pau Gasol, having head coach Scott Brooks meet with the unrestricted free agent today according to ESPN’s Marc Stein:

The Dallas Mavericks are closing in on a deal to keep Vince Carter in Dallas and still have hopes of getting one of the bigger free agents according to Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Dwain Price:

Channing Frye has agreed to a four-year $32 million deal with the Orlando Magic according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

The Detroit Pistons seem to have cooled on Isaiah Thomas, and are no longer chasing him according to USA Today’s Sam Amick:

The Oklahoma City Thunder seem to be in the lead to land sharp shooter Anthony Morrow according to ESPN’s Marc Stein:

The Miami Heat have won the battle, agreeing to a four-year deal with Josh McRoberts according to ESPN’s Marc Stein:

The Miami Heat and Charlotte Hornets are in a battle for power forward Josh McRoberts according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

After meeting with Miami executives over the weekend, Charlotte Hornets free-agent forward Josh McRoberts has emerged as a top target for the Heat to sign at the midlevel exception, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Hornets are determined to keep him, too, and have made a comparable offer in the past day, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

Chris Bosh has a max offer from the Houston Rockets and he is strongly considering it according to ESPN’s Chris Broussard:

Isaiah Thomas has suddenly followed the Los Angeles Lakers, Detroit Pistons, Dallas Mavericks, and Miami Heat on twitter according to Basketball Insiders’ Alex Kennedy. A sign of the teams he’s considering perhaps?

Kent Bazemore met with the Atlanta Hawks today, and will meet with the Boston Celtics and San Antonio Spurs tomorrow, and the Charlotte Hornets later this week according to Basketball Insiders’ Alex Kennedy:

With the Cavaliers trying to clear out cap room, they have contacted the Atlanta Hawks to be part of a three-team deal, but the Hawks seem uninterested according to CBS Sports’ Ken Berger:

The Cleveland Cavaliers are working feverishly to clear out cap space as LeBron James’ agent has told them they have a real chance at landing James according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

At the urging of LeBron James’ agent, the Cleveland Cavaliers are pursuing a maximum contract salary slot to bring back the free-agent superstar, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Rich Paul, the president of Klutch Sports, has been funneling belief into the organization that the Cavaliers are in strong position to lure James from the Miami Heat, sources told Yahoo Sports.

While everyone is focused on the big names, the Atlanta Hawks are trying to lock down one of their main targets according to ESPN’s Marc Stein:

At the very least, it looks as if the Carmelo Anthony decision will be made early this week according to Yahoo! Sports’ Marc Spears:

The latest on the LeBron James front, James will meet with Pat Riley later this week according to USA Today’s Sam Amick:

LeBron James and his agent, Rich Paul, plan on meeting with Miami Heat president Pat Riley in person early this week, according to a person with knowledge of the situation.

The Heat, for their part, are not sitting idly by and waiting on LeBron James, they continue to pursue help to re-bolster their roster according to Basketball Insiders’ Alex Kennedy:

LeBron James’ agent is apparently impressed by what the Cavaliers have done with their roster according to Fox Sports’ Sam Amico:

The Houston Rockets are not being shy about their interest in Chris Bosh and are ‘ramping up’ their pursuit according to ESPN’s Marc Stein:

The Cleveland Cavaliers appear to be very serious, and are now looking for a third team to take on Marcus Thornton in a deal for Jarrett Jack according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

We may very well have a new leader in the race for LeBron James according to ESPN’s Chris Broussard:

The Clippers have filled their back-up point guard role, agreeing with Jordan Farmar on a two-year contract according to Yahoo! Sports’ Marc Spears:

Boris Diaw will remain in San Antonio, agreeing to a new three-year deal according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

The rest of the NBA is awaiting word on whether or not LeBron James will attend meetings with other teams this week according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

Roy Hibbert on the move? According to the Sporting News’ Sean Deveney the Indiana Pacers have been quietly shopping their max center:

But, according to multiple front-office sources, the Pacers have quietly sought out possible new landing spots for their enigmatic big man. “I would say they’ve been doing that, but quietly,” one front-office source said.

The Sacramento Kings are only comfortable offering Isaiah Thomas about $5-6 million per year as a ‘super-sub’ according to the Sacramento Bee’s Ailene Voisin:

The Kings were willing to offer $5 million to $6 million per year for four seasons – with the idea of Thomas as a super sub. But they were unwilling to match the $8 million to $9 million he reportedly was seeking and confident he would attract, given the four-year, $32 million contract Avery Bradley agreed to with the Boston Celtics and the three-year, $19.5 million deal Jodie Meeks reached with the Detroit Pistons.

Pau Gasol is apparently a key selling point in the Lakers’ pursuit of LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne:

The Miami Heat continue to make their rounds, flying to North Carolina to meet with Marvin Williams according to Yahoo! Sports’ Marc Spears:

While everyone is focused on the Lakers chances at Carmelo or LeBron, they are also seriously in the mix for Isaiah Thomas according to Bleacher Report’s Jared Zwerling:

The agent of Lance Stephenson knows that he has to be patient. They will not rush in to any deal from anyone according to the Indianapolis Star’s Candace Buckner:

I would think that those teams are looking to explore the very, very top tier LeBron James and company … so I would think that yes [...] We’re in a rush to get a really good deal done, and we’re in no rush to enter into something that’s short of being a good situation for him and the next team or the current team.

The Dallas Mavericks still have their eye on restriced free agent Gordon Hayward according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram’s Dwain Price:

Could this be the end of the ‘Big Three’ in Miami? Fox Sports’ Sam Amico reports Chris Bosh has interest in Houston and Dallas:

No one is quite sure if he is serious or not, being a Celtics fan and all, but ESPN’s Bill Simmons says the Lakers are firmly in the mix for Carmelo Anthony:

Kent Bazemore continuing to draw a lot of interest from teams. Houston now in the mix, and has already met with San Antonio and Boston according to Yahoo! Sports’ Marc Spears:

Danny Ainge refuses to give up hope, still trying to find a way to get Kevin Love to the Celtics according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

The Milwaukee Bucks look like they’ll be pretty active in pursuing point guards this summer according to ESPN’s Marc Stein:

Carmelo Anthony is expected to take most of the weekend to decide what he wants to do according to CBS Sports’ Ken Berger:


Looks like the Dallas Mavericks are set to lock down some point guard insurance, agreeing to a three-year deal with Devin Harris according to ESPN’s Marc Stein:

A couple of possible trade partners for Houston to dump Jeremy Lin and open up max-level cap space have emerged according to ESPN’s Marc Stein:

Some major questions in Miami now as Chris Bosh representatives have called around to gauge whether there will be max slots available for him according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

The Houston Rockets and Cleveland Cavaliers are ready to clear up some cap room to be able to offer max deals according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

Despite questions of how much cap room they have, the Miami Heat continue to talk to free agents. Pat Riley will meet with Luol Deng today in Chicago according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

The Los Angeles Clippers finally get the back-up big man they were searching for all of last season, agreeing to a four-year deal with Spencer Hawes according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

The Atlanta Hawks aren’t done in free agency. According to CBS Sports’ Matt Moore, the team is trying to bring in unrestricted free agent Luol Deng:

While free agent small forward Luol Deng isn’t expected to visit with interested teams until next week, the Atlanta Hawks appear to be making an early pitch. According to a person with knowledge of the situation, Deng was expected to speak with Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer about the possible partnership on Thursday night.

The Toronto Raptors have kept another one of their own, agreeing to a three-year, $18 million contract with Patrick Patterson according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman:

Gordon Hayward has another serious suitor, he will visit the Charlotte Hornets next week according to the Charlotte Observer’s Rick Bonnell:

The Rockets could turn their attention towards Chris Bosh if Carmelo goes somewhere else according to ESPN’s Marc Stein:

Another former Lakers has found a new home as Chris Kaman has signed a two-year deal with the Portland Trail Blazers according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

The Lakers seem to be throwing their hat into the race for LeBron James as Mitch Kupchak is apparently flying to Cleveland to meet with James’ agent, Rich Paul according to ESPN’s Chris Broussard and Ramona Shelburne:

Pau Gasol having his day in free agency as well, meeting with the Bulls and now the Heat according to ESPN’s Marc Stein:

The Knicks have also told Carmelo that he can have a max contract according to ESPN’s Chris Broussard:

The pressure seems to be piling on to Pat Riley. LeBron James could be prepared to ‘explore the market’ according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

Could be a breakdown in communication with the Big Three according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

LeBron’s agent has met with reps from Phoenix, Houston, Dallas, and Cleveland, and three finalists may return to Cleveland next week to meet with LeBron according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

The Lakers will offer a max contract to Carmelo Anthony for four years, $97 million according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne:

The Phoenix Suns may be looking to make some big time moves, owner Robert Sarver met with LeBron’s agent yesterday according to ESPN’s Chris Broussard:

After losing Darren Collison to the Kings, the Clippers have now become the frontrunner for Jordan Farmar according to Yahoo! Sports’ Marc Spears:

Add another team to the Kent Bazemore sweepstakes as Golden State has reached out to their former player according to Yahoo! Sports’ Marc Spears:

Isaiah Thomas is waiting for some other decisions, but he may have his preferred teams according to the Detroit News’ Vincent Goodwill:

Looks like Kobe will get the last word with Carmelo later tonight according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin:

The Lakers still making their rounds with some other smaller players, reaching out to former PG Steve Blake according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin:

Another big name is locked up and it is no surprise as Dirk Nowitzki has agreed to a three-year contract to remain in Dallas according to ESPN’s Marc Stein:

Luol Deng apparently likes the possibility of joining the Clippers and will speak with Doc Rivers today according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

A good defender is headed to Atlanta as Thabo Sefolosha agrees to a three-year deal with the Hawks, according to Real GM’s Shams Charania:

Looks like the Carmelo decision could be coming after this weekend according to Yahoo! Sports’s Adrian Wojnarowski:

Carmelo set to start his meeting with the Lakers, but Kobe Bryant won’t be back in time as the Lakers meeting time was moved up according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne:

Jordan Farmar wants to stay in Los Angeles, but he could be switching locker rooms as he has had discussions with the Clippers, and other teams have interest as well according to the LA Times’ Brad Turner:

Pat Riley is setting up multiple meetings for his trip to Los Angeles and already has his sales pitch ready according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

Things could be slowing down for the most part until the ‘Big 3′ and Carmelo Anthony make their decisions according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

Kent Bazemore and the Utah Jazz moving past the preliminary stages of contract talks according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin:

Sebastian Telfair is making a return to the NBA signing a one-year deal for the veterans minimum with the Oklahoma City Thunder according to CSNNW’s Chris Haynes:

After a one-year hiatus, Sebastian Telfair will make his return to the NBA for the 2014-15 season. The free agent point guard and Oklahoma City Thunder have reached an agreement, league sources informed CSNNW.com. According to sources that requested to remain anonymous, the terms agreed to is for one-year at the veteran’s minimum after meeting with team officials and touring the city recently.

Luol Deng is flying back to the US and will begin meeting with teams on Monday with a number of teams already showing interest according to ESPN’s Chris Broussard:

With Darren Collison heading to Sacramento, the Detroit Pistons may increase their pursuit of Isaiah Thomas according to Basketball Insiders’ Alex Kennedy:

The Sacramento Kings have agreed on a three year, $16 million contract with Darren Collison according to LA Times’ Brad Turner:

The Indiana Pacers have had some discussions about acquiring Goran Dragic from Phoenix, but those talks may be a part of a bigger picture according to ESPN’s Marc Stein & Grantland’s Zach Lowe:

Kobe Bryant flew back in to Los Angeles late Wednesday night and will take part in the Lakers pitch meeting to Carmelo Anthony according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne:

Los Angeles Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant flew in late Wednesday night from a European vacation so he could play a key part in the team’s pitch to free-agent forward Carmelo Anthony on Thursday, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.

The Los Angeles Lakers have beliefs that if they can convince Carmelo Anthony to come to LA, Pau Gasol will stay according to the LA Times’ Mike Bresnahan:

If Anthony eventually chooses the Lakers, they feel they have a good chance of bringing Gasol back. “If the Lakers get Carmelo, Pau will stay,” said a person familiar with Gasol’s thinking.

Pierce isn’t the only sign and trade the Los Angeles Clippers have been exploring according to ESPN’s Arash Markazi:

The Los Angeles Clippers have apparently been in discussions with the Brooklyn Nets about a sign-and-trade for Paul Pierce according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne:

There could be another big name on the market as the Chicago Bulls are considering amnestying or trading Carlos Boozer according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst:

The first big name is off the market as Kyle Lowry will remain in Toronto with a four year $48 million contract according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

Kent Bazemore starting to become one of the more popular free agents. Add Philadelphia to the list of teams interested in the unrestricted free agent according to Basketball Insiders’ Alex Kennedy:

Oklahoma City really ramping up the Pau Gasol pursuit. Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook both made personal pitches to Gasol according to ESPN’s Marc Stein:

Cleveland is apparently re-considering extending an offer sheet to restricted free agent Gordon Hayward due to beliefs that Utah will match any offer according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

The Bulls increased interest in Pau Gasol could be a sign of doubt the team can bring in Carmelo Anthony according to ESPN’s Marc Stein:

Patty Mills stays in San Antonio, agreeing to a three-year deal with the Spurs according to San Antonio Express-News’ Buck Harvey:

Some doubt being cast on the ‘Big Three’ remaining in Miami. According to ESPN’s Chris Broussard, no one is sure what LeBron James will do:

Bosh and Wade are intent on returning to Miami, but neither of them knows what James will do. “It’s not a done deal,” said one source, when asked about James’ return to Miami. “That’s for sure.”

The Los Angeles Lakers have reached out to a few of their own free agents, Jordan Farmar, Xavier Henry, Wesley Johnson, and Chris Kaman according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin:

Caron Butler getting serious looks from the Spurs, Heat, and Lakers, but knows he will have to wait until the Melo/Bron decisions are made according to USA Today’s Sam Amick:

According to a person with knowledge of his situation, Butler has serious interest from the respective conference champions, the San Antonio Spurs and the Miami Heat, as well as the rebuilding Los Angeles Lakers.

Chicago not putting everything into the Carmelo basket, flying in to LA to meet with Pau Gasol tomorrow according to ESPN’s Marc Stein:

Carmelo Anthony has officially landed in Dallas to meet with the Mavericks after his meeting with the Rockets this morning according to ESPN’s Marc Stein:

The Houston Rockets had their meeting with Carmelo Anthony today which included pictures of Melo with the Rockets number 7 jersey, currently worn by Jeremy Lin. Apparently that didn’t sit well with Lin according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

Clippers need back up bigs, have reached out to unrestricted free agent Ed Davis according to the LA Times’ Brad Turner:

Oklahoma City dabbling in the free agency market, having talks with both Pau Gasol and Mike Miller according to ESPN’s Marc Stein:

Reports now saying Chris Bosh demanding between $16-18 million according to Fox Sports’ Sam Amico. That would put a dent in the Heat’s plans:

Possibly a little Lance Stephenson insurance?? The Indiana Pacers have agreed to a four-year deal with C.J. Miles according to the Indianapolis Star’s Candace Buckner:

A max offer sheet could be forthcoming to Gordon Hayward from the Cleveland Cavaliers according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

Utah Jazz restricted free agent Gordon Hayward is meeting with Cleveland Cavaliers officials in Ohio today, and a lucrative, multi-year offer sheet is expected to be forthcoming, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

The Raptors have apparently offered Kyle Lowry a four-year $44 million deal while Lowry is hoping for a fifth year at the same rate according to SportsNet.ca:

According to league sources the Raptors are comfortable going to $11 million for four years. The real decision will be what they want to do with the fifth year — an enticement they are the only team in position to offer as Lowry is a returning free agent. Undoubtedly Lowry is holding out for a full fifth year, pushing his deal to $55 million.

Unrestricted free agent Kent Bazemore garnering a lot of interest. Utah is the latest team to reach out and Atlanta is very serious according to Basketball Insiders’ Alex Kennedy:

The Orlando Magic bringing in a veteran guard, signing Ben Gordon according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

A new suitor has emerged in the Gordon Hayward race as the restricted free agent will meet with the Cleveland Cavaliers today according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

Looks like things are going to be pretty slow until LeBron makes his decision according to Basketball Insiders’ Alex Kenendy:

The Warriors signed Shaun Livingston, but it could’ve been Rodney Stuckey according to Bay Area News Group’s Marcus Thompson:

With Lance Stephenson in limbo, he Indiana Pacers have added a shooter in European Damjan Rudez according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

Not to be outdone by the Bulls, here is the Toyota Center in Houston as the Rockets prepare to give their pitch to Carmelo via 48 Minutes of Hell’s Matthew Tynan:

Lance Stephenson and the Indiana Pacers seem to be at an impasse according to ESPN’s Chris Broussard:

The Celtics have agreed to a contract with Avery Bradley, keeping him in Boston according to the Boston Herald’s Steve Bulpett:

Updated list on the field of candidates for restricted free agent point guard Isaiah Thomas from Sheridan Hoops’ Michael Scotto:

With the injury news coming down, now looking more likely that Patty Mills re-signs in San Antonio according to ESPN’s Marc Stein:

Tough news out of the Sydney Morning Herald. Patty Mills will need surgery to repair a torn rotator cuff and will be out 7 months. Will severely impact his free agency bids:

A shoulder injury has forced a devastated Patrick Mills to withdraw from Australia’s world cup campaign as the NBA championship-winner faces up to seven months out of action. Fairfax Media can reveal Mills will have surgery in the coming days to repair the rotator cuff in his right shoulder

Josh McRoberts is Mr. Popular in free agency, drawing interest from a number of teams including the Lakers, Heat, and Mavericks according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman:

Only 24 hours into free agency and apparently teams are getting the memo, LeBron James isn’t leaving Miami according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst:

You already know a couple, but there are some more players who could be had via trade according to Basketball Insiders’ Alex Kennedy:

Executives from multiple teams have been offered these players in trade talks and know that they could be had, according to league sources: O.J. Mayo of the Milwaukee Bucks, Tayshaun Prince of the Memphis Grizzlies, Jeremy Lin of the Houston Rockets and Austin Rivers of the New Orleans Pelicans.

A veteran stretch 4 could be had, probably for the minimum, as Antawn Jamison does not plan on retiring according to Yahoo! Sports’ Marc Spears:

Apparently Pau Gasol has named his price and it isn’t cheap according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

So far, Gasol is still pushing for a $10 million-$12 million annual salary, league sources said.

The Heat have not progressed on talks with Kyle Lowry leaving the Lakers, Rockets, and Raptors as the major bidders according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst:

If ESPN’s Tim Macmahon is any indicator, Shawn Marion could wind up in Miami next season instead of Dallas:

On the heels of signing Marcin Gortat, the Wizards may be able to lock up their other key free agent according to CSN Washington’s J. Michael:

The Chicago Bulls’ courtship of Carmelo Anthony doesn’t stop with the meeting as Anthony is now at dinner with Joakim Noah, Derrick Rose and others according to Basketball Insiders’ Alex Kennedy:

With Shaun Livingston headed to Golden State, the Nets and Cavaliers could resurrect some old trade talks according to ESPN’s Marc Stein:

Another player who can be had via trade according to Basketball Insiders’ Alex Kennedy, the Milwaukee Bucks’ O.J. Mayo:

Someone else available for trade during free agency, the Minnesota Timberwolves’ J.J. Barea according to Basketball Insiders’ Alex Kennedy:

The Nuggets are apparently considering trading JaVale McGee and Wilson Chandler according to Basketball Insiders’ Alex Kennedy:

The New Orleans Hornets are supposedly making players available in trade according to Basketball Insiders’ Alex Kennedy. Something tells me Anthony Davis isn’t one of them:

Pau Gasol has been busy today, also having a conversation with Pat Riley according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

The Warriors have joined the fray, coming to an agreement with point guard Shaun Livingston according to ESPN’s Marc Stein:

The Lakers have met with Pau Gasol in person according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin:

The Washington Wizards lock up one of their main free agents, agreeing to a five year deal with center Marcin Gortat according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

Luol Deng is apparently taking his time during free agency and won’t meet with teams until Monday according to USA Today’s Sam Amick:

Vince Carter getting a lot of interest, but the Mavericks are serious about keeping him in Dallas according to Basketball Insiders’ Alex Kennedy:

Add the Los Angeles Lakers to the list of teams scheduled to meet with Spencer Hawes according to Fox Sports’ Sam Amico:

Spencer Hawes getting a couple of meetings done, already talked with Golden State and now will meet with the Clippers according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

Carmelo isn’t the only player the Bulls have been in contact with, Basketball Insiders’ Alex Kennedy reports they have spoken with Ramon Sessions:

Some conflicting reports on the Miami Heat deals with NBA.com’s David Aldridge hearing that the numbers being reported are false:

Pistons striking quickly as they also come to a one year agreement with Cartier Martin according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

First agreement has been made as Jodie Meeks agrees to a three-year contract with the Detroit Pistons according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

Kyle Lowry considering sit-downs with the Miami Heat and Los Angeles Lakers according to CBS Sports’ Ken Berger:

Despite the interest in Gordon Hayward from the Celtics (among others), Jazz still likely to match any offer according to CSNNE.com’s Sherrod Blakeley:

Lakers sending out the big guns with both Buss’ and Mitch Kupchak definitely in for the meeting with Carmelo according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin:

Kyle Lowry has finished up his meeting with the Toronto Raptors according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. Still has a ton of other suitors:

The Oregonian’s John Canzano has the entire set up of what the Miami Heat contracts for the Big 3 may look like:

Dwyane Wade & Chris Bosh may be taking huge pay cuts if what the Heat are telling free agents is true according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst:

Cross the Houston Rockets off the list off possible landing spots for Kyle Lowry according to ESPN’s Chris Broussard:

The Boston Celtics have been in contact with restricted free agent Gordon Hayward according to the Deseret News’ Jody Genessy:

The Milwaukee Bucks, despite having some cap room, will be conservative in free agency according to Yahoo! Sports’ Marc Spears:

The Miami Heat will find it difficult to bring in Luol Deng as he will reportedly not take a significant pay cut to play for them according to ESPN’s Chris Broussard:

The San Antonio Spurs have contacted unrestricted free agent Kent Bazemore according to Basketball Insiders’ Alex Kennedy:

The Heat have their targets in Luol Deng and Kyle Lowry. How they get them, while retaining the ‘Big 3′ is the question according to ESPN’s Marc Stein:

Phoenix pushing hard to get Channing Frye back. Frye weighing his options according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

Garrett Temple garnering interest from a few teams, but the Washington Wizards want to bring him back according to Yahoo! Sports’ Marc Spears:

James Harden and Dwight Howard will be in the Houston Rockets meeting with Carmelo Anthony tomorrow according to Yahoo! Sports’ Marc Spears:

The Chicago Bulls meet with Carmelo Anthony today, and they are pulling out all the stops according to WGN’s Steve Lippo:

After a second straight meeting between Lionel Hollins and the Brooklyn Nets, the next step could be contract talks according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

Thabo Sefolosha has scheduled meetings with the Los Angeles Clippers, Houston Rockets, and Dallas Mavericks. Oklahoma City has yet to make contact according to Real GM’s Shams Charania:

Atlanta Hawks restricted free agent Mike Scott may garner some interest, especially with teams believing the Hawks want to save cap space according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

The Detroit Pistons have reportedly offered Isaiah Thomas a deal, but Thomas is waiting for the Kyle Lowry domino to fall first according to Basketball Forever:

Sharpshooter Anthony Morrow is drawing interest from some playoff teams according to Basketball Insiders’ Alex Kennedy:

The Minnesota Timberwolves are expecting some phone calls from the teams that miss out on Carmelo and LeBron according to the Associated Press’ Jon Krawczynski:

The Boston Celtics have reached out to unrestricted free agent Jordan Hill according to the Sporting News’ Sean Deveney:

The Lakers, Heat, Bulls, and Thunder have all contacted veteran Caron Butler according to NBA.com’s David Aldridge:

The Bulls, Mavericks, and Warriors, in addition to the Lakers have contacted Pau Gasol according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne:

The Portland Trail Blazers are looking to bring in a true ‘stretch 4′ according to The Oregonian’s Joe Freeman:

A number of teams have expressed interest in unrestricted free agent Shaun Livingston according to ESPN’s Marc Stein:

The Utah Jazz have already spoken with restricted free agent Gordon Hayward and will continue to talk tomorrow according to the Salt Lake Tribune’s Tony Jones:

The Toronto Raptors refusing to give up Kyle Lowry without a fight, will meet with him tomorrow according to Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski:

The Golden State Warriors have a couple of back-up point guards in their sights according to Bay Area News Group’s Marcus Thompson:

According to team sources, Warriors have Shawn Livingston and Darren Collison on their list. Both would fit under the Warriors’ mid-level exception. Both have proven to be reliable back-ups.

The Lakers aren’t the only team who have reached out to Nick Young, according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin:

The Lakers are making their rounds to their own free agents, reaching out to Nick Young according to the LA Times’ Mike Bresnahan:

The Atlanta Hawks have contacted restricted free agent Greg Monroe and are serious about bringing him in according to Basketball Insiders’ Alex Kennedy:

Looks like next year’s free agency class has taken a hit as Kyrie Irving will sign a max extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

The interest in Kyle Lowry has the Toronto Raptors considering upping their offer to keep him according to ESPN’s Marc Stein:

Miami has been in contact with a number of players already, and will meet with Kyle Lowry in the morning according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

Jodie Meeks has received calls from a number of teams, including the Los Angeles Lakers, according to LA Daily News’ Mark Medina:

Veteran small forward Paul Pierce is also generating interest from a number of teams according to ESPN’s Marc Stein:

The Indiana Pacers are apparently pulling out all the stops to convince Lance Stephenson to stay in Indiana according to HP Basketball:

The Miami Heat have thrown their name into the Isaiah Thomas sweepstakes according to Basketball Insiders’ Alex Kennedy:

The Portland Trail Blazers have already had their first meeting, just finishing up with center Spencer Hawes, an unrestricted free agent, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

It was reported earlier today that the Lakers were interested in bringing back Jordan Hill. That holds true as they have reached out to Hill early in free agency according to the Sporting News’ Sean Deveney:

Add the Lakers to the list of teams that have reached out to Luol Deng according to USA Today’s Sam Amick:

Many teams have reached out to Kyle Lowry already including the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets according to USA Today’s Sam Amick:

The Lakers have also reached out to Pau Gasol tonight according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne:

The Los Angeles Clippers seem to have their priorities in order, targeting Spencer Hawes and Paul Pierce in addition to wanting to keep their own free agents according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne:

Trevor Ariza is one of the most popular players in free agency, being contacted by eight teams already according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin:

Ramon Sessions is already drawing some interest from a couple of teams according to Basketball Insiders’ Alex Kennedy:

The Lakers have contacted Kent Bazemore, joining the Celtics, Mavericks, and Hawks according to Sheridan Hoops’ Michael Scotto:

The Washington Wizards are moving quickly on their own free agent, Marcin Gortat. Management has already met with Gortat in Poland according to USA Today’s Sam Amick:

The Miami Heat are looking to re-tool their team quickly, and have already reached out to Luol Deng according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

The New Orleans Pelicans may have the inside track on unrestricted free agent Andray Blatche according to Basketball Insiders’ Alex Kennedy:

Unrestricted free agent CJ Miles will meet with the Indiana Pacers tomorrow according to Fox Sports’ Sam Amico:

The Lakers have also expressed interest in restricted free agent Chandler Parsons according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman:

Point guard Sebastian Telfair has drawn interest from a number of teams early in free agency according to Basketball Insiders’ Alex Kennedy:

Sure to be one of the more sought after free agents, Luol Deng has also heard from the Los Angeles Clippers, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

Heat forward Rashard Lewis is attracting interest from all four of the conference final participants according to Yahoo! Sports’ Marc Spears:

Three teams have already contacted unrestricted free agent Kent Bazemore, according to the LA Daily News’ Mark Medina, and none of the three were the Los Angeles Lakers:

Carmelo Anthony already has his free agency schedule set according to CBS Sports’ Ken Berger, and it begins Tuesday with the Chicago Bulls:

Unrestricted free agent Trevor Booker has a number of suitors heading into free agency according to the Washington Post’s Michael Lee:

The Boston Celtics were the first team to call free agent point guard Isaiah Thomas according to Basketball Insiders’ Alex Kennedy:

The Los Angeles Lakers have already reached out to Carmelo Anthony and will meet with him on Thursday according to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne:

Combo guard Avery Bradley has already spoken with the Boston Celtics and Philadelphia 76ers according to Yahoo! Sports’ Marc Spears:

Trevor Ariza is already getting significant interest from a number of teams, including the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

Mike Miller wants to stay in Memphis and the Grizzlies want him there. Seems likely he stays there according to Basketball Insiders’ Alex Kennedy:

Darren Collison and the Clippers seem to have a mutual interest according to ESPN’s Arash Markazi. Seems likely he stays in Los Angeles:

The Bulls and Mavericks are expected to show interest in restricted free agent Chandler Parsons, especially if they miss out on Carmelo Anthony according to ESPN’s Marc Stein:

A couple of big name restricted free agents could be off the board quickly as the Jazz and Suns are expected to make offers to Gordon Hayward and Eric Bledsoe respectively according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

The Brooklyn Nets have already reached out to their own free agents according to CBS Sports’ Ken Berger:

The Lakers apparently have their eye on another big name in Chris Bosh according to ESPN’s Dave McMenamin:

The Houston Rockets are already attempting to make their move on Kyle Lowry, traveling to Philadelphia to meet with the point guard according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

The first call to free agent Luol Deng has been made, and it was by the Dallas Mavericks according to Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski:

The Lakers have their eye on a few different players in free agency, but the team will only offer 1-2 year contracts according to the LA Daily News’ Mark Medina:

Restricted free agent Isaiah Thomas is expected to have a lot of suitors according to Pro Basketball Talk’s Aaron Bruski:

The Orlando Magic have waived veteran point guard Jameer Nelson, according to the Orlando Sentinel:

The Orlando Magic have waived Jameer Nelson.

The move will save the Magic $6 million, and it also could help Nelson, who is expected to draw interest from playoff teams that need an experienced point guard.

After endless speculation surrounding his future, the Cleveland Cavaliers are on their way to New Jersey in order to offer Kyrie Irving a max deal, according to ESPN The Magazine’s Chris Broussard:

Evan Turner was traded to the Indiana Pacers during the 2013-14 NBA season, but didn’t exactly make much of an impression. Turner will now officially become an unrestricted free agent on July 1, according to Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today:

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Lakers Kobe Bryant Plans To Recruit Carmelo Anthony

  • Christian

    Am I the only one who believes the Lakers can land both Carmelo and Lebron?

    • YoshEE

      That would be awesome but I also doubt it since Lakers need to have a strong roster to get Melo And Lebron interested. But hopefully one of them join the Lakers to help Kobe.

    • Matt Williams

      It’s possible, but I think Lebron is scared of the western conference. It’s too deep in the west.

    • TheLakerholic

      You’re not the only one bro. Idk about Lebron, but i can see Melo in purple and gold. Kobe and Melo are really good friends, watching them play in Beijing those two can be deadly. We just need that bench and starters. Come on bro the Cavs had a fucken 1.7% chance of landing the #1 pick this year and look at the outcome.

    • comrade24

      yes. Lebron and the Heat are already talking $’s. it’s not happening.

  • Kevin

    No you are not ;)

  • Jack

    PG: Clarkson; Farmar; Nash
    SG: Kobe; Henry
    SF: Melo; Turner
    PF: Randle; Kelly
    C: Gasol; Hill; Sacre

    This is my Laker team for next season to see how many I can hit.

    • ‘James Edwards

      And u r convinced all but melo will accept 1-2 year deals for way below market price?

      • LA Kings, Dodgers, And Lakers

        Read the tweet well James

      • jeremy

        did you read the tweet right because they list a few names one not being melo who they will offer only a 1 too 2 year deal

    • jeremy

      i would switch bazemore with turner, because i know bazemore can play d i dont know if turner can. i wish lakers would trade nash and sign jammer nelson

    • Matt Williams

      No Swaggy P??

      • Jack

        No; I know Swaggy P is a good scorer; is a boy from the city of Los Angeles; I admit that I like his charismatic personality; but I don’t know; well I don’t think that is the best complement to Kobe and Melo; I think players like Henry and Turner; players with much better IQ; much better defense; best rebounders; and perhaps not best scorers but also good scorers; Yes they are; and so let out to Swaggy P because I do not see him as the best complement.

  • LakerKobe

    iwant lakers match the offer of the cavs to Kyrie.. then sign monroe and ariza!!!

    • Dorian Holden

      Kyrie isn’t a FA. He is just up for an extension which he is going to sign. He is no longer a option for 5 years.

  • jeremy

    i wish that the lakers at least look into jameer nelson because he would be a smart get. it eb better then having nash waste away and he can help teach clarkson on a 1 too 2 year deal

  • Meks

    Hill, Pau, Parsons, Kobe, Lowry. Thats realistic and id be happy with that.

  • Matt Williams

    Lakers expressed interest in Eric Bledsoe….hmmm that’s not on here.

  • comrade24

    I guess we can cross Luol Deng off our wishlist. He won’t take anything less than market value to join the Heat, then he definitely won’t for us. Next.

  • http://www.myspace.com/LewisSmithJr LewisSmithJr .

    I think after trimming the fat these players would be good pickups for the lakers and the length contract they should get…Nick Young(2yr)Jordan Hill(1yr),Trevor Ariza(2yr),Pau Gasol(1yr),,Chandler Parsons(2yr),Kyle Lowry(2yr),Eric Bledsoe(2yr),Carmelo Anthony(2yr+),Bazemore(2yr).
    I know we cant get all these guys but if we could I think these are they guys we should get and we don’t have to them A lot.
    Tell me what all of you think of my picks…are they good or bad or what???

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