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Blazers Rumors and News:
Wednesday, 5:58 pm: According to ESPN's Baxter Holmes, the Los Angeles Lakers' Twitter account has deleted its tweets that served to recruit LaMarcus Aldridge, namely one that showed Maroon 5 lead singer Adam Levine sporting an Aldridge Lakers jersey. Add this to the collection of information that points to Aldridge not going to L.A.
Seems the Lakers have deleted their tweets recruiting LaMarcus Aldridge to LA, such as the one w/ Adam Levine: https://t.co/4PGdOIQWwh— Baxter Holmes (@BaxterHolmes) July 2, 2015
Wednesday, 5:28 pm: The L.A. Daily News' Mark Medina reports that the Blazers are one of a host of teams that has expressed interest in free agent Carlos Boozer.
I'm told Carlos Boozer got interest from Clippers, Spurs, Blazers, Mavs, Rockets, Celtics, Wizards, Heat & Lakers http://t.co/UHdt7VHIO1— Mark Medina (@MarkG_Medina) July 2, 2015
Wednesday, 5:27 pm: TNT's David Aldridge has reported that the Phoenix Suns had faith in their pitch to LaMarcus Aldridge before the meeting started, and that they were "very impressive" overall.
Suns believed before meeting Aldridge they had a shot. They were right. Chandler surprise big. Phoenix was "very impressive," per source.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 2, 2015
Wednesday, 5:17 pm: Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski has reported that the Phoenix Suns are indeed a serious threat to land LaMarcus Aldridge.
Sources: Suns have legitimately closed the gap in pursuit of LaMarcus Aldridge. Tyson Chandler, perimeter talent. They're a real factor.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 2, 2015
Wednesday, 5:15 pm: RealGM's Shams Charania reports that Damian Lillard's anticipated five-year deal with Portland may be worth around $129 million with a fifth-year option.
Portland, Damian Lillard negotiating a 5-year, approximate $129 million max deal that could include fifth-year option, source tells RealGM.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 2, 2015
Wednesday, 5:10 pm: Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Portland Trail Blazers have gained ground in their pursuit of free agent center Greg Monroe.
Yahoo Sources: Two small market teams have made significant inroads in the pursuit of free agent Greg Monroe: Milwaukee and Portland.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 2, 2015
Wednesday, 5:05 pm: ESPN's Calvin Watkins has reported that the Houston Rockets are confident that their meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge went well.
Just heard Rockets felt real good about their meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge.— Calvin Watkins (@calvinwatkins) July 2, 2015
Wednesday, 3:59 pm: ESPN's Ramona Shelburne has reported that free agent Robin Lopez will meet with the New York Knicks tonight for dinner after meeting with the Milwaukee Bucks earlier today.
Robin Lopez met with the Milwaukee Bucks today and is dining with the Knicks tonight. Teams that miss on LMA/Monroe/DJ will join pursuit too— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 1, 2015
Wednesday, 3:28 pm: Sam Amick of USA Today has reported that a decision from LaMarcus Aldridge tonight is unlikely. He also confirmed a previous ESPN report, stating that Phoenix is now a contender for Aldridge's services.
LaMarcus Aldridge is unlikely to make a decision by tonight, I'm told, as he wants to hear what the Knicks have to say in meeting tomorrow.— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 1, 2015
But Suns have pushed their way into this race: right there with the Spurs atop the LaMarcus Aldridge leaderboard. Didn't see that coming.— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 1, 2015
Wednesday, 3:21 pm: ESPN's Marc Stein has reported that following LaMarcus Aldridge's meeting with the Phoenix Suns, Phoenix has moved into a contending position for Aldridge, alongside the San Antonio Spurs.
Says once source close to the talks: Phoenix has moved into a contending position alongside San Antonio in the LaMarcus Aldridge Sweepstakes— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 1, 2015
Wednesday, 2:45 pm: TNT's David Aldridge has reported that free agent Robin Lopez's meeting with the Milwaukee Bucks just ended.
Bucks, who wanted an audience with Tyson Chandler, just completed meeting with free agent center Robin Lopez, per source.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 1, 2015
Wednesday, 2:43 pm: LaMarcus Aldridge's meeting with the Dallas Mavericks is about to begin, reports ESPN's Tim MacMahon.
Mavs now head into their meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge. Feels like equivalent of running out a ground ball to second base.— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) July 1, 2015
Wednesday, 2:36 pm: Ken Berger of CBS Sports has reported that LaMarcus Aldridge's meeting with the Phoenix Suns has ended, and Suns management believes that Phoenix in the mix.
The Suns' two-hour meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge has ended. Aldridge was "very engaged," source said. Phoenix feels it's still in mix.— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) July 1, 2015
Wednesday, 2:31 pm: Frank Isola of the New York Daily News has reported that the New York Knicks will meet with free agent Arron Afflalo on Thursday.
The Knicks are scheduled to meet with Aaron Afflalo on Thursday.— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) July 1, 2015
Wednesday, 1:12 pm: CSNNW's Jabari Young reports that Blazers GM Neil Olshey has no interest in participating in a sign-and-trading involving LaMarcus Aldridge.
This is true, but as I reported yesterday, #Blazers not talking sign-and-trades as of not....won't assist https://t.co/djsemkvcKj— Jabari Young (@JabariJYoung) July 1, 2015
Wednesday, 1:00 pm: ESPN's Marc Stein is reporting that should LaMarcus Aldridge choose to sign with the Phoenix Suns, Portland may be interested in a sign-and-trade for guard Eric Bledsoe.
As one source sagely explains: Suns certainly have player to appeal to PORT in sign-and-trade if LaMarcus Aldridge chooses PHX: Eric Bledsoe— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 1, 2015
Note from Dave: Talked about this briefly a couple days ago. The salaries match up for a straight sign-and-trade for Aldridge and Bledsoe. The cap savings to Portland would allow for another max signing alongside Bledsoe. (I'm guessing Greg Monroe.) Obviously Bledsoe is another Olshey pick, which fits the pattern. The main obstacle is getting Aldridge to agree. But this would be one of the ways Olshey and the Blazers could emerge from free agency claiming they put the team ahead even though they lost Aldridge.
For news of all the new Blazer signings and major events, such as the signing of Al-Farouq Aminu, visit the Blazer's Edge front page, where Dave and the crew have analysis of all the moves.
After meeting with him this morning, the Spurs are by far the front runner to sign LaMarcus Aldridge, who seems extremely unlikely to return to Portland. But the Suns signed Tyson Chandler just in time to bring him to their meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge and make their case. This would make for a great season of a TV show on Netflix.
The Blazers reportedly have strong interest in Greg Monroe, and the top executives made him their "midnight visit" last night.
Wesley Matthews is talking to the Dallas Mavericks and Toronto Raptors, but there is a general sense that the Mavs are the front-runners to sign him.
News is fairly quiet on the Robin Lopez front.
The Rest of the NBA:
Wednesday, 6:09 pm: The Houston Chronicle's Jonathan Feigen has reported that the Houston Rockets contacted free agent Rodney Stuckey's agent today, but are unlikely to move forward with negotiations until Portland Trail Blazers forward LaMarcus Aldridge makes his decision.
Rockets reached out to agent of Rodney Stuckey today. Mutual interest, but Rockets obviously in holding pattern pending Aldridge decision.— Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) July 2, 2015
Wednesday, 5:48 pm: Basketball Insider's Alex Kennedy reports that the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers, and Sacramento Kings have all added free agent Dahntay Jones to their wish list.
The New York Knicks, Los Angeles Clippers and Sacramento Kings have expressed interest in Dahntay Jones, according to league sources.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 2, 2015
Wednesday, 5:31 pm: ESPN's Arash Markazi reports that Doc Rivers is interested in adding center Kendrick Perkins. This comes after Perkins turned down the Los Angeles Clippers last season in favor of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Doc tried hard to sign Kendrick Perkins last season. He chose Cleveland but played sparingly. Doc is still interested.— Arash Markazi (@ArashMarkazi) July 2, 2015
Wednesday, 4:52 pm: ESPN's Tim MacMahon reports that Dallas Mavericks coach Rick Carlisle brought his A-game to the DeAndre Jordan meeting, and that Jordan liked what he heard.
Heard that Mavs coach Rick Carlisle really impressed DeAndre Jordan with X's and O's discussion during today's meeting.— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) July 1, 2015
Wednesday, 4:38 pm: Although the Indiana Pacers appear to be leading the Monta Ellis sweepstakes, ESPN's Chris Broussard has reported that the Atlanta Hawks, Sacramento Kings, and New York Knicks are still in the picture.
As Monta Ellis dines right now with Larry Bird, the Hawks, Kings and Knicks showing interest in Ellis, sources said— Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 1, 2015
Wednesday, 4:29 pm: Basketball Insiders' Alex Kennedy reports that Iman Shumpert and the Cleveland Cavaliers have settled on a four-year deal worth $40 million.
Source: Iman Shumpert has agreed to a four-year, $40 million deal with the Cavs. Last year is a player option.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 1, 2015
Wednesday, 4:15 pm: Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Paul Pierce will sign a three-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers and reunite with Clippers head coach Doc Rivers. Pierce will be 40 when his contract expires. With Pierce joining the Clippers, it is looking increasingly likely that DeAndre Jordan will return.
Pierce's three-year deal with Clippers will earn him nearly $10M, league source tells Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2015
Free agent Paul Pierce has agreed to a three-year deal with the Clippers, league sources tells Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2015
Wednesday, 4:08 pm: ESPN's Marc Stein has reported that the Los Angeles Clippers are on the verge of reaching a deal with free agent Paul Pierce.
Hearing Clippers are on the brink of signing Paul Pierce— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 1, 2015
Wednesday, 3:38 pm: RealGM's Shams Charania has reported that free agent forward Paul Millsap has agreed to re-sign with the Atlanta Hawks.
Free agent Paul Millsap has reached agreement with Atlanta on a likely two-year deal, third year option, league source tells RealGM.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 1, 2015
Paul Millsap's new deal with the Hawks will be $58 million-plus over next three years, league sources tell RealGM.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 1, 2015
Wednesday, 3:36 pm: Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports has reported that the Memphis Grizzlies have signed free agent forward Brandan Wright to a three-year deal.
Free agent forward Brandan Wright has agreed to a three-year, nearly $18M deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2015
Wednesday, 2:49 pm: Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports has reported that free agent Monta Ellis will decide on an offer from the Indiana Pacers after eating dinner with them tonight.
The Pacers are taking free agent guard Monta Ellis to dinner tonight, sources said. Ellis is expected to decide on Indiana's offer afterward— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 1, 2015
Wednesday, 2:29 pm: Chris Mannix of Sports Illustrated has reported that the Dallas Mavericks and New Orleans Pelicans are interested in signing free agent forward Richard Jefferson to a short-term deal.
Dallas and New Orleans are among the teams that have discussed deals w/forward Richard Jefferson, per source. RJ looking for 1-2 year deal.— Chris Mannix (@ChrisMannixSI) July 1, 2015
Wednesday, 2:20 pm: Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports has reported that the Houston Rockets will not be signing European guard Sergio Llull, who currently plays for Real Madrid. The Rockets have Llull's draft rights and had been negotiating a deal with him.
Guard Sergio Llull has decided against joining the Rockets in the NBA and will stay with Real Madrid, league source tells Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2015
Rockets have rights for Llull -- one of Europe's top guards -- and had been negotiating a deal with him. Llull staying with Real Madrid.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2015
Wednesday, 1:18 pm: Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports has reported that free agent forward Draymond Green and the Golden State Warriors have broken off contract negotiations.
Yahoo Sources: Draymond Green and the Warriors have broken off contract talks. http://t.co/DQC9cU3dRr— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 1, 2015
Wednesday, 12:41 pm: Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports has reported that the Oklahoma City Thunder have signed restricted free agent Kyle Singler to a five-year extension.
Restricted free agent Kyle Singler has agreed to a five-year, nearly $25M extension with Oklahoma City, league source tells Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2015
Wednesday, 12:40 pm: The Boston Celtics have also re-signed Jonas Jerebko, reports Sam Amick of USA Today.
Jonas Jerebko to Boston on a two-year, $10 million deal, I'm told.— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 1, 2015
Wednesday, 12:38 pm: Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports has reported that Amir Johnson has signed with the Boston Celtics on a short-term deal.
Free agent forward Amir Johnson has agreed to a deal with the Boston Celtics, league source tells Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2015
Amir Johnson's agreement with Boston will pay him $24 million over two years, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2015
Kevin Love and Tristan Thompson have re-signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Anthony Davis accepted a max extension with the New Orleans Pelicans.
Brendan Knight signed with the Phoenix Suns for 5 years, $70 million.
DeMarre Carroll has left Atlanta to join the Toronto Raptors.
San Antonio re-signed Danny Green for 4 years, $45 million
Khris Middleton re-signed for 5 years, $70 million with the Bucks.
New Jersey is completing deals with Brook Lopez and Thad Young.