Let’s update the latest rumors around 2017 NBA Free Agency. The official start of Free Agency is at 9:00 pm, June 30th, Pacific Time, when the “Moratorium” begins. At that point, teams can talk to free agents, but no official agreements can be made. The rumors are expected to ramp up as we get closer to that date, and fireworks often fly as soon as the Moratorium begins.
Mo Williams, back in the NBA? Maybe.
After missing year, Mo Williams working toward NBA return, agent Raymond Brothers says. Also, Brothers now repping free agent Brandon Bass.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 28, 2017
Another Kings lottery pick has crashed and burned.
Sacramento Kings to decline extending qualifying offer to Ben McLemore and he'll become unrestricted free agent, league sources tell ESPN.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 28, 2017
Gordon Hayward plans to quickly meet with teams during the moratorium, and make his decision.
Phil Jackson’s time in New York is going swimmingly, as always.
Owner James Dolan is weighing the future of Phil Jackson as New York Knicks President, league sources tell @TheVertical. Story online soon.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) June 28, 2017
Can Houston land Chris Paul? If James Harden has anything to say about it, yes.
Story going online now: League sources tell me Houston has emerged as an increasingly serious threat to sign Chris Paul in free agency.— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 28, 2017
League sources say James Harden is among those in Houston advocating for the signing of Chris Paul and has made that known to CP3 directly.— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 28, 2017
As the NBA’s cap space tightened, ESPN’s Chris Haynes reports that many teams are interested in trying to steal Andre Iguodala from the Warriors.
ESPN Sources: How to weaken the Golden State Warriors? Andre Iguodala has become a targeted man. https://t.co/8dcXIUtdjk— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 27, 2017
Speaking of the Utah Jazz, they are also interested in Minnesota’s Ricky Rubio.
Follow-up to yesterday's Ricky Rubio story: League sources say Utah is among the teams to express trade interest in the veteran point guard.— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 27, 2017
Also, there are murmurs that LeBron James is really not excited to join the Clippers in the future.
John Wall wants to convince Paul George to come to Washington, and make a run in the East.
League sources: Cavs, Pacers and Nuggets have discussed a three-way deal that would land Paul George in Cleveland and Kevin Love in Denver— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 25, 2017
The Nuggets aren’t just looking at Kevin Love. They are also eyeing two major free agents, Blake Griffin and Paul Millsap.
Report: Nuggets plan to make free agent run at Blake Griffin, Paul Millsap https://t.co/fI58pm526j— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) June 26, 2017
As they rebuild their team around Jimmy Butler and Karl-Anthony Towns, Minnesota is ready to move on from Ricky Rubio. They did not move him at the trade deadline, but are still looking to do so. They also have been clearing cap space to prepare for a free agency run at unknown targets.
League sources say Minnesota, in the wake of the Jimmy Butler deal, remains intent on trading Ricky Rubio as it searches for more shooting.— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 26, 2017
The Timberwolves have waived Jordan Hill, another step in creating as much room as possible.— Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski) June 26, 2017
The Brooklyn Nets are reportedly interested in the Clippers’ JJ Redick, and they hope their ties to him will help seal the deal. Though there are murmurs of interest from the Sixers, too.