NBA Free Agency Rumors 7/4/10

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11:50 p.m.Eastern
-The Knicks have not ruled out an Amar’e Stoudamire-David Lee pairing if they miss out on other big free agents.
11:20 p.m. Eastern
-A David Lee sign and trade to Golden State is reportedly a long shot.
10:20 p.m. Eastern
-The Knicks don’t have any other meetings scheduled with LeBron James. Sources say the Knicks are still behind other teams for James.
-Dwayne Wade’s family has him thinking Chicago.
8 p.m. Eastern
-Golden State is targeting David Lee and would surely have to trade Monta Ellis to do so.
7:45 p.m. Eastern
-The Knicks, Heat and Clippers are interested in Mike Miller.
7:20 p.m. Eastern
-Knicks officials had a second meeting with LeBron James Saturday and New York wants another meeting with James with Amar’e Stoudamire already committed. Knicks are considered a long shot and met only with James’ agent.
-Miami and Chicago are still in it for Chris Bosh with the Lakers having some interest.
-New York is looking for a full Amar’e Stoudamire commitment on Monday.
-Golden State is not interested in Al Jefferson, quelling the three-way rumor with the Knicks and TimberWolves with David Lee and Monta Ellis.
-Cleveland is interested in Mike Miller.
3:05 p.m. Eastern
-Sources told’s Sekou Smith that Joe Johnson’s max deal with Atlanta is done. The Knicks tried to change his mind but could not.
2:15 p.m. Eastern
-If LeBron James made his decision on Monday, he would probably elect to stay in Cleveland. He needs time to decide.
1:35 p.m. Eastern
-The Knicks are confident they can close out a deal with Amar’e Stoudamire on Monday and feel that they have the best shot of any team not named Cleveland to land LeBron James.
1:15 p.m. Eastern
-Sources say LeBron James won’t decide until after his Nike camp ends on Wednesday night.
12:30 p.m. Eastern
-Mike D’Antoni had breakfast with Amar’e Stoudamire this morning to clear the air about old misunderstandings and to ensure that the Knicks are behind Stoudamire 100%. As if the $100 million offer wasn’t enough…
11:45 a.m. Eastern
-Golden State is definitely looking to deal Monta Ellis.
10:35 a.m. Eastern
-David Lee could meet with the Nets soon and understands that he could go to Toronto if Chris Bosh chooses New York. Amar’e Stoudamire has a five year, $100 million offer on the table from the Knick contingent on where LeBron James goes. Tom Penn thinks LeBron Jams goes to New York.
10:05 a.m. Eastern
-New Jersey is going all in for LeBron James and isn’t doing anything until he makes a decision.
8:45 a.m. Eastern
-Atlanta and Joe Johnson are close to agreeing to a six year, $119 million max deal.
-LeBron James doesn’t expect to make a decision by Monday. Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov reportedly believes his chances to land James are 50-50. The Cavs feel that they’ve emerged as the frontrunner.
-Amar’e Stoudamire will have medical tests with the Knicks today.
-The Knicks feel that Raymond Felton could be too pricey at PG and would be happy with Luke Ridnour. There’s also a rumor of a three-way sign and trade deal that would send David Lee to Minnesota, Al Jefferson to Golden State and Monta Ellis to New York. New York also has interested in Kurt Thomas or Theo Ratliff.
-Boston is interested in trading for Leandro Barbosa or Rudy Fernandez and signing Brad Miller. They’d use Rasheed Wallace’s contract as a trade chip. Phoenix is actively shopping Barbosa with Boston and Toronto very interested.
-The Clippers met with Mike Miller.
-Between 8-10 teams are interested in Roger Mason including Chicago, both LA teams, New York and Miami.
-The Lakers began contract talks with Derek Fisher.
-Indiana, Portland and New York are interested in Jordan Farmar.
-Portland is interested in Mason, Farmar and other PG options.
-The interest in PG Jason Williams.
12:55 a.m. Eastern
-Amar’e Stoudamire said that both Carmelo Anthony and Tony Parker are ready to join the Knicks if he signs there.
12:30 a.m. Eastern
-Yahoo! reports that Joe Johnson is on the brink of accepting Atlanta’s six year, $119 million deal to return to the Hawks. New York and Chicago have both moved on a while ago.

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