2016's edition of NBA Free Agency is here! Teams and players are now 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. -- Tim
Agreements and Rumors:
The latest Dwight update
Atlanta Hawks and free agent Dwight Howard made a strong connection in meeting today, sources tell @TheVertical. There's traction there.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 1, 2016
Jerryd Bayless found a home
AP Source: 76ers agree to terms with Jerryd Bayless on 3 year, $27M deal— Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski) July 1, 2016
Just like last year, Sergio stays at home
Sergio Rodriguez will remain with Real Madrid.— Sportando (@Sportando) July 1, 2016
Real Madrid close to re-signing Gustavo Ayon https://t.co/WK3VSpDWan
Neil Olshey still kicking tires
Austin Rivers has meetings set with New York and Portland, per source.— Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) July 1, 2016
This just plain sad...
Bombshell: NBA announces that free agent O.J. Mayo has been banned from league for violating anti-drug policy.— Ken Berger (@KBergCBS) July 1, 2016
Al Jefferson and the Indiana Pacers are close to verbally agreeing on a three-year, $30 million deal, according to league sources— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 1, 2016
Is this the Plan?
A person with knowledge of the Blazers' plans says their intention is to go after both Chandler Parsons and Dwight Howard.— Jason Quick (@jwquick) July 1, 2016
Debate Chandler Parsons' value if you wish. Market says he's a max player. And there's no doubt he makes Portland or Memphis much better.— Tim MacMahon (@espn_macmahon) July 1, 2016
July 1: Bradley Beal agrees to terms with the Washington Wizards for 5 years, $128 milllion.
July 1: Mike Conley and Chandler Parsons have reportedly had "multiple conversations" about playing together in Memphis
July 1: The Bucks reportedly have interest in Dwyane Wade
July 1: The Nets, Jeremy Lin have agreed to a three-year, $36 million deal, after cutting Jarrett Jack, who had opinions about the transaction.
Jarrett Jack's reaction to the Nets releasing him and signing Jeremy Lin to replace him. pic.twitter.com/V18CK8rXGt— Legion Hoops (@LegionHoops) July 1, 2016
July 1: Rival executives now think Dwyane Wade is considering leaving the Heat
July 1: Andre Drummond, Pistons close to agreeing on five-year, $130 million deal
July 1: Eric Gordon emerges as Knicks "top perimeter target"
July 1: D.J. Augustin agrees to terms with the Magic. Contract details TBD
July 1: DeMar DeRozan agrees to terms with the Raptors on five-year, $139 million contract
July 1: Heat, Hassan Whiteside agree on four-year, $98 million contract
July 1: Hornets, Nicolas Batum agree on five-year, $120 million deal
July 1: Lakers, Jordan Clarkson agree on four-year, $50 million contract
July 1: Pistons, Ish Smith agree on three-year, $18 million deal
July 1: The Nets, Jazz and Suns are reportedly interested in Jared Dudley
July 1: The Kings and Knicks reportedly have interest in Courtney Lee
July 1: The Trail Blazers have reportedly offered Chandler Parsons a four-year deal around $96 million
July 1: Wizards, Bradley Beal agree to a five-year, $128 million deal
July 1: The Brooklyn Nets have interest in Portland shooting guard Allan Crabbe
July 1: Lakers, Timofey Mozgov have agreed to a four-year, $64 million agreement
June 30: Wizards, Bradley Beal working to finalize five-year, $133 million max contract
June 30: Chandler Parsons will reportedly meet with Portland
June 30: Dion Waiters, Kings reportedly gaining "significant traction."