2016's edition of NBA Free Agency is almost here. At 9pm tonight, teams and players will officially be allowed to talk with each other. They are technically not allowed to make any deals, but will typically reach informal agreements.
Blazer's Edge will have have plenty of coverage:
1. We'll have ongoing free agency buzz threads like this one. We'll keep it updated with the latest rumors, and you're welcome to chat in the comments.
2. Whenever rumors or news related to the Blazers is broken, we'll have a separate article posted to the front page, so you can discuss the ramifications. We'll do our best to link those posts here.
Hang out and enjoy the usual craziness of free agency. Blazer's Edge will keep you entertained over the next week with the usual coverage.
LATEST RUMORS -
Source on possibility of Chandler Parsons returning to Dallas: "No chance."— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) June 30, 2016
Woah! Here's a bit of a shocker!
Portland to meet with Dallas free agent Chandler Parsons in LA on July 1 with Damian Lillard in attendance, sources inform @clevelanddotcom.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 30, 2016
A little Dwight update:
Hearing that Dwight Howard is leaning toward either Boston or Atlanta. Doesn't look like anybody else is left in the picture.— Eddie Sefko (@ESefko) June 30, 2016
Source tells @MarcJSpearsESPN that Nic Batum will meet with Hornets and Mavs in Dallas and will talk to Knicks, Lakers, Wizards on phone.— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) June 30, 2016
The Nets, unable to find a trade for Jarrett Jack, just announced Jack's release— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 30, 2016
Sources: Hassan Whiteside won't meet with the Lakers. He'll hold three meetings - with the Heat, Mavericks and Blazers - in New York.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) June 30, 2016
The Warriors have told people around the NBA that they're confident Kevin Durant will seriously consider joining them. GS-KD meet on Friday.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) June 30, 2016
Sources: As 12:01 AM nears, free agent Hassan Whiteside's focus is centered on Miami and Dallas. Decision could come quickly on July 1.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 30, 2016
Houston's Terrence Jones, high upside forward, reaches unrestricted free agency. He is now represented by Dan Fegan and James Dunleavy.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) June 30, 2016
lol the Lakers
As for Lakers failure to meet w/ KD. One league source incredulously asked yesterday why Kupchak/Buss haven't spent last 8 months on this— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) June 30, 2016
Hornets small forward Nicolas Batum is expected to meet with the Mavericks in free agency, according to a league source.— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) June 30, 2016
Miami media will set up camp on Micky Arison's yacht in the Hamptons while Knick writers will be in Berman of the Post's above ground pool.— Frank Isola (@FisolaNYDN) June 30, 2016
ESPN: Portland Trail Blazers score meeting with Hassan Whiteside https://t.co/CQSWryZtzZ— Blazer's Edge (@Blazersedge) June 30, 2016
NBA sources confirm the #Rockets will meet with Al Horford tomorrow.— Mark Berman (@MarkBermanFox26) June 30, 2016
League sources: Lakers are among suitors for Chandler Parsons. ESPN's Marc Stein reported that the Grizzlies are also pursuing Parsons.— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) June 30, 2016
You can scratch "might." Sources say Memphis is a confirmed suitor for Chandler Parsons in addition to its top priority: Keeping Mike Conley— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 30, 2016
Hawks officials waiting around for news to fly to Hamptons this weekend, though no indications yet KD will actually take a meeting.— Fred Katz (@FredKatz) June 30, 2016
Sources: Heat to tout Bosh progress, Spoelstra stability among other Miami lures to free agents https://t.co/OSAvdNbNqY— Michael Wallace (@MyMikeCheck) June 30, 2016