NBA Free Agency Rumors 7/3/12
4:20 p.m. Eastern
-Brooklyn will send a second round pick to the Clippers for Reggie Evans and sign him to a three-year deal worth $5 million. The Nets are using its trade exception.
4:05 p.m. Eastern
-Brooklyn is finalizing a sign-and-trade with the Clippers for Reggie Evans.
3:10 p.m. Eastern
-Boston agreed to a three-year deal with Jason Terry at the midlevel exception.
3 p.m. Eastern
-Orlando has locked in on Andrew Bynum in the Dwight Howard talks, but the Lakers would have to give up draft picks and take either Hedo Turkoglu or Jason Richardson. *The Lakers would also want to send Ron Artest to Orlando and they would only do it if Howard signed an extension.
-While Brooklyn and Dallas await Deron Williams’ decision, Jason Terry has a three year offer from Boston at the midlevel exception. He’ll take it if the Mavs don’t up the ante.
-Jeremy Lin will visit the Rockets tomorrow, Chris Broussard reports. *Would the Knicks package Iman Shumpert in a Steve Nash trade?
-Six teams are still in the running for Marcus Camby.
-The Knicks and Cavs are interested in RFA Sonny Weems.
1:30 p.m. Eastern
-Orlando’s top trade target for Dwight Howard is Andrew Bynum, Adrian Wojnarowski reports.
-Marc Stein reports that the Raptors signed Knicks restricted free agent Landry Fields to a three year, backloaded offer sheet worth $20 million. Even if the Knicks match, which they won’t, they won’t be able to use him in a sign-and-trade for Steve Nash. So Toronto will probably get both Nash and Fields.
-Indiana has interest in Carlos Delfino.
12:40 p.m. Eastern
-Brooklyn signed European forward Mirza Teletovic at three years for the midlevel exception, It probably takes them out of the Jason Kidd sweepstakes. *Deron Williams worked out at the Nets facility today. *The Nets are looking for a third team in a Dwight Howard trade.
-Goran Dragic is probably not returning to Houston. Phoenix is interested.
-HoopsWorld: Indiana is interested in Gerald Green and Ian Mahinmi. *Terrence Williams has drawn interest from Sacramento, Detroit and Phoenix.
-Jamal Crawford is not meeting with the Lakers today.
10:30 a.m. Eastern
-After a flurry of speculation earlier today, it doesn’t seem like the Magic are in any hurry to trade Dwight Howard according to David Aldridge and others. Orlando is not enthusiastic that the Nets can make the best offer, Adrian Wojnarowski says. A third team may be needed to entice Orlando and take on the contract of Kris Humphries. The Hawks, Rockets, Lakers and Mavericks are also in play for Howard.
-Steve Nash could make his decision within 24-48 hours.
-Jamal Crawford is meeting with the Clippers today.
-Antawn Jamison is meeting with Charlotte on Thursday and Friday.
-The Mavs, Cavs, Wolves and Lakers are interested in Brandon Roy.
8:15 a.m. Eastern
-A potential Dwight Howard trade to the Nets would send Brook Lopez, Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace (all via sign and trade), MarShon Brooks and first round picks in 2013, 2015 and 2017 for Howard and Hedo Turkoglu.
-In addition to the Celtics, Ray Allen will visit the Heat and Clippers, according to David Aldridge. Boston also has interest in Jason Terry.
6:30 a.m. Eastern
-Deron Williams will decide between the Nets and Mavericks within the next 24-48 hours. Peter Vescey reports that Orlando closed the Nets off from Dwight Howard negotiations, but if Williams re-signs would the Magic take Brook Lopez, Kris Humphries, Gerald Wallace, MarShon Brooks and first round picks for Howard? Chris Broussard now reports that there are trade discussions between the two clubs for the aforementioned offer. The Nets also have interest in Jason Kidd, Mirza Teletovic and other free agents.
-Phoenix had a good meeting with Eric Gordon and are prepared to offer him a max contract of four years and $58 million, Chris Broussard reports.
-The Clippers will meet with Jamal Crawford today and are prepared to offer three years and $15 million. They also want to re-sign Ryan Hollins.
-Indiana will go after Chris Kaman if they can’t re-sign Roy Hibbert.
-HoopsWorld: There is mutual interest between the Lakers, Heat and Knicks and Rashard Lewis. Boston and Atlanta also have interest. *The Raptors and Knicks are still the top two for Steve Nash.
-Kirk Hinrich is Chicago’s top target.