Ongoing Free Agency Thread (Updated 6:00pm 7/19) HOU trying to get Bledsoe?

I want to talk about Free Agency, and I want to talk about it now!

What's happened as of late, you ask? Well, I shall tell you!


- Adam Silver is considering a midseason tournament

- Adidas reveals jerseys for next season

- Central Replay has been approved for next season

- High school girl invited Robin Lopez to her prom; gets package from RoLo's mom

UPDATES 6:00pm:

- HOU is trying to get Bledsoe

- MIL will claim Kendall Marshall off waivers

- TOR working on buyout for Nogueira

- TOR waives Diante Garrett

- CHI is close to signing Aaron Brooks

- Dwight Buycks will be released by TOR

- LAL looking to trade for Bledsoe?


Old News:

- 5'7" Yuki Togashi signs with DAL's D-League affiliate

- DAL signs Eric Griffin to a non-guaranteed contract

- LAL signs Wes Johnson

- Andrew Bynum contemplating sitting out season to undergo German knee procedure

- LAL re-signs Ryan Kelly

- Kevin Seraphin signs QO with WAS

- Xavier Henry is signing with LAL

- LAL waive Kendall Marshall

- CHA sign Jannero Pargo

- MIA re-signs Haslem

- CHI is targeting Aaron Brooks

- GSW might be offering Klay for K.Love

- Boozer claimed off waivers by LAL

- LAL plan to tank

- Ish Smith signs with HOU

- Big Baby signs in LAC for 1yr/min.

- Winning bid for Boozer should be announced at 5pm EST

- (Kostos) Papa turned down HOU's offer

- DET and SAC resume Josh Smith trade talks

- Jay Humphries hired as BRK assistant

- Ed Davis signs 2yr contract with LAL

- Luke Ridnour signs with ORL

- Rodney Stuckey signs 1yr deal with IND

- Brandon Rush signs with GSW

- Wade secured a no-trade clause in his contract

- HOU expected to sign Nick Johnson to 3-yr contract

- ORL signing Luke Ridnour

- IND considering Rodney Stuckey

- WAS and DAL finalize S&T deal to send Dejuain Blair to WAS

- CLE signs James Jones to 1yr deal

- Ray Allen talking w/ HOU and CLE

- Ryan Kelly likely to re-sign with LAL

- Lance Stephenson signs 3yr/$27M contract with CHA

- J.R. Smith is on the trade block

- CHA is interested in Lance Stephenson

- Anthony Tolliver signs with PHX

- Kings have no plans to buy Jason Terry out

- Rashard Lewis signs with DAL for 1-yr

- Jason Kidd plans to play Giannis quite a bit at PG

- Sterling may not be out by the time season starts

- Jason Smith signs with NYK for 1 year

- OKC acquire rights to Baby Shaq

- PHX waives Ish Smith

- Ettore Mussina signs as SAS assistant coach

- MIA signs James Ennis

- Nick Calathes stays with MEM; continues to serve suspension

- Sean Marks returns to SAS front office

- Carlos Boozer was amnestied

- Rockets and Lakers offered max contracts to Dirk

- Dirk took only $25M for 3 years

- Talks have reopened between GSW and MINN concerning Love

- Dwayne Wade signs with MIA for 2yrs/$34M

- Humphires signs 3yr/ $13M deal with WAS

- Trevor Booker gets 2yr/$10M deal with UTA

- Jeff Adrien signs 1yr deal with HOU

- DET waives Josh Harrellson

- HOU signs Joey Dorsey to 2yr deal


- Rubio seeking 5-yr MAX deal

- Telfair signs with OKC

- MIL shopping Ilyasova hard

- Peyton Siva cut by DET

- Jerry Stackhouse might become as assistant coach in MIL

- The NBA is trying to double the fees it receives from ESPN and TNT

- Greek forward Kostas Papanikolaou looking to sign 2-year deal w/ HOU

- Nelens Noel rejects Anthony Bennett

- Parsons offended by HOU

- Mike Miller leaning towards CLE

- LAL plans to hire a coach by next week

- The nation's #1 high school guard prospect will play overseas next season

- Mario Chalmers is overpaid (2yr/$8.4M total)

- John Salmons is still being paid (1yr/$2M w/ NOP)

- Troy Daniels signs 2-year deal with HOU

- Alan Anderson signed a two-year deal with BRK

- OKC sign Grant Jarrett to multi-year deal

- Bulls trade Anthony Randolph + second-rounders to ORL for cap space

- Pau Gasol signed a 3-year deal with CHI for $22M

- Hinrich re-signs with Bulls

- Augusting signs with DET

- Chris Andersen re-signs with MIA

- Bonner re-signs with Spurs

- Chalmers re-signs with MIA

- Brian Roberts signs with NOP

- Luol Deng signs with MIA

- Paul Pierce signs with WAS

- CHA signs Marvin Williams

- Ariza signs with HOU

- OKC signs Anthony Morrow

- Vince Carter signs with MEM

- DAL and HOU trying to sign Mike Miller

- Ray Allen might retire

- Baron Davis wants to return

- Evan Turner receiving from BOS and MINN

- Rudy Gay will consider an extension

- I.T. signs with PHX

- Alex Len fractured his finger (no surgery)

- Perry Jones has knee surgery (out 4-5 weeks)

- Lamar Odom waived by NYK

Places to find news:

RealGM, HoopsHype, /r/nba, AWoj Twitter, Marc Stein Twitter, ESPN Transactions

And here are the best free agents PGs, SGs, and SFs left on the market and my estimate of their fair market price:


Eric Bledsoe -- $13M-14M a year; Jameer Nelson -- $3M-5M; Ramon Sessions -- $3M-5M; Jerryd Bayless -- $3M-4M; Mo Williams -- $2M-3M; Aaron Brooks -- minimum salary - BAE ($2M); Luke Ridnour -- minimum salary - BAE


Lance Stephenson -- $9M-11M a year; Rodney Stuckey -- $3M-5M; Ray Allen -- min. - mini-MLE ($3.5M+); Jimmer Fredette -- min. - BAE ($2M); Rip Hamilton -- min. - BAE; Marshon Brooks -- min. - BAE; Shannon Brown -- min. - BAE


Evan Turner -- $5M-7M a year; Shawn Marion -- $3-5M a year; Mike Miller -- $3-4M a year; Al-Farouq Aminu -- $2M-3M; Michael Beasley -- min. - BAE ($2M); Xavier Henry -- min. - BAE; Wes Johnson -- min. - BAE; Jordan Hamilton -- min. - BAE; Rashard Lewis -- BAE; Dante Cunningham -- BAE

Obviously the list is bigger than this, but many of those not mentioned are scrubs, old, or unlikely to get anything more than a minimum salary from a team. I've also left off any one who's signed or very close to signing.


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