If the Houston Rockets truly are to pursue LeBron James in NBA free agency then they will have to waive bye-bye to Clint Capela, who is a restricted free agent. The Rockets would have to do even more than taking Capela’s salary off the books – but that’s a different story for a different day. The Suns are in position to have a monster off-season, and are loaded with four draft picks in the 2018 NBA Draft. That creates tremendous flexibility for GM Ryan McDonough, who is poised to get Phoenix into playoff contention as soon as next season. USA Today reported in May that McDonough and the Suns are obsessed with Capela. “According to a league source, one such team is the Phoenix Suns,” Kelly Iko wrote. “They have kept tabs on him throughout the season, and have reportedly become ‘enamored’ with him. They have plans to offer Capela a max or near-max contract once free agency begins. The source requested anonymity because he isn’t … [Read more...] about Clint Capela Suns NBA free agency rumors: Ready to bolt Rockets?
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Paul George has taken the first step toward opening up the chaos that could be the 2018 NBA free agency period. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, George has decided to decline the $20.7 million option to remain with the Oklahoma City Thunder and will become a free agents. Wojnarowski reports that George remains "seriously interested" in returning to Oklahoma City via free agency, but will also consider the Los Angeles Laters. Meanwhile, Wojnarowski notes that several teams will also be pursuing George's services. Back when he was with the Indiana Pacers in 2017, George declared his desire to sign with the Lakers when he eventually became a free agent. That declaration led to the Pacers dealing George to the Thunder with the thought that the star forward was destined for Los Angeles in the long term. The Lakers remain a favorite to sign George. But the Thunder remain a stronger candidate to bring George back than originally expected. The George situation has the potential to … [Read more...] about NBA free agency 2018: Paul George opts out of deal; what does it mean for Kawhi Leonard, LeBron James?
By Mark Medina | [email protected] | Bay Area News Group PUBLISHED: June 29, 2018 at 2:54 pm | UPDATED: June 30, 2018 at 9:33 am ‘THREE!’ chronicles the Warriors run to the 2018 NBA Championship.Order the book today! OAKLAND – Through countless phone calls and texts filled with offers and counter proposals, other NBA teams have positioned themselves to make a move in hopes to dethrone the Golden State Warriors. With deliberate planning and limited spending power, the Warriors have strategized how to strengthen their championship armor. So once NBA free agency begins on Saturday at 9:01 pm PT, the frenetic pace will likely apply more to the Warriors’ potential future playoff opponents than themselves. The Cleveland Cavaliers might have further clarity if LeBron James leaves again after declining to exercise his $35.6 million player option so he could become an unrestricted free agent. The Oklahoma City Thunder might find out if Paul George is … [Read more...] about NBA free agency: How the Warriors might weigh needs, finances
CLEVELAND, Ohio -- NBA Free Agency 2018 is officially underway and all eyes are on LeBron James. But unlike past years, the rest of the league isn't waiting patiently for James' decision. Instead, teams are aggressively making deals. Shortly before midnight, Paul George agreed to stay with the Oklahoma City Thunder, announcing those intentions at a party with Russell Westbrook and Thunder management. The Houston Rockets struck a deal with point guard Chris Paul, giving him a four-year max contract. DeAndre Jordan made a one-year commitment to play with the Dallas Mavericks, the team he famously spurned to stay with the Clippers a few years back. Kevin Durant agreed quickly, taking a one-plus-one deal to stay in Golden State and become a free agent again in 2019. There will be plenty more to come during Day 1. Nothing can be signed until July 6, when the moratorium ends. Follow along here for the latest updates and rumors throughout: 2:53 p.m.: The Lakers, shut out to … [Read more...] about NBA Free Agency 2018: Updates on LeBron James, Paul George, Chris Paul and others during Day 1
LeBron James' agent will meet with Philadelphia 76ers owners and possibly head coach Brett Brown on Sunday as the team tries to woo the all-star free agent, according to a report from ESPN. James is not expected to attend the meeting, which comes on the opening day of NBA free agency, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported. So Philly's high-level executives will make a pitch to agent Rich Paul, who also represents Sixers guard Ben Simmons. The Sixers have been vocal about their intention to chase star-caliber players through free agency, trades and the NBA draft. On the heels of a run to the second round of the NBA playoffs with a young core, Philadelphia has the cap space to sign an elite player and a promising roster to entice one. But it'll be a challenge for the Sixers to lure James, widely considered one of the greats in NBA history. James hasn't said much publicly about his thinking in free agency. He hasn't shot down the idea of returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers after losing in … [Read more...] about NBA free agency: Sixers to meet with LeBron James’ agent, report says
This summer's edition of NBA free agency did not get off on the right foot for the Philadelphia 76ers. Shortly after midnight on Sunday, the Sixers lost two key contributors off their bench in Ersan Ilyasova and Marco Belinelli. Ilyasova reportedly agreed to a three-year, $21 million deal with the Milwaukee Bucks, while Belinelli reportedly signed a two-year, $12 million deal with the San Antonio Spurs. Then to make matters worse, they did not win the LeBron James' sweepstakes. The superstar forward opted to sign a four-year deal worth $153.3 million with the Los Angeles Lakers on Sunday evening. However, things started to turn around on Monday as the Sixers reportedly brought back veteran sharpshooter J.J. Redick on a one-year deal.RelatedArticlesFour free agents the Sixers should consider outside LeBron James 06/25/18Three frontcourt options in NBA free agency for the Sixers 06/27/18 With Redick back in the fold, Philadelphia can begin filling out the rest of their roster. But who is … [Read more...] about Sixers NBA Free Agency: Tyreke Evans Jamal Crawford interest?