NBA free agency officially started yesterday, and several of the top players available have already agreed in principle to contracts with teams - even though deals can not become official until July 6. That said, there are still plenty of impact players available, most notably Gordon Hayward. As we head into Day 2 of NBA Free Agency and all the latest NBA free agency rumors and news you need to know:
Clippers interested in sign-and-trade for Danilo Gallinari
The Los Angeles Clippers are well over the cap after re-signing Blake Griffin to a huge five-year deal, but are still trying to improve by adding small forward Danilo Gallinari. As such, the Clippers are trying to conduct a sign-and-trade for him, according to Sam Amick of USA Today.
While Danilo Gallinari has not made a decision, Clippers are trying to find a 3rd team w/ cap space for possible sign-and-trade with Denver— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 2, 2017
Also on the Danilo Gallinari front, I'm told the Kings are out of that race. A return to Denver is still known to be a possibility.— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 2, 2017
Gallinari averaged 18.2 points and 5.2 rebounds per game this season.
Raptors shopping backup point guard Cory Joseph
The Toronto Raptors re-signed power forward Serge Ibaka earlier today, and in order to create cap space to re-sign point guard Kyle Lowry, they have discussed a trade that would send backup point guard Cory Joseph to the Indiana Pacers, according to Michael Scotto of Basketball Insiders.
Toronto Raptors have discussed a trade that would send point guard Cory Joseph to the Indiana Pacers league sources told Basketball Insiders— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) July 2, 2017
Joseph averaged 9.3 points, 3.3 assists and 2.9 rebounds in 25 minutes per game last season.
Spurs showing real interest in George Hill
Speaking of other former San Antonio Spurs point guards, they have shown real interest in bringing back George Hill despite re-signing backup point guard Patty Mills to a four-year, $50 million deal, according to ESPN's Michael C. Wright.
The Spurs might still address the point guard position. They've shown interest, according to sources, in bringing back Utah's George Hill, who spent the first three years of his career in San Antonio before leaving in the trade that brought Leonard into the fold. A Hill signing doesn't appear too imminent, however, as he has garnered interest from multiple teams that could push his value beyond what San Antonio is willing to pay.
Talks had reportedly broken down between the two sides, but San Antonio still appears to be interested. Hill played the first three seasons of his career with San Antonio and was one of head coach Gregg Popovich's favorite players, but was dealt to the Pacers in the trade that allowed the Spurs to draft Kawhi Leonard.
There are plenty of suitors on the open market for Hill, and the New York Knicks have reportedly made him their top target. Hill was waiting to see what Utah Jazzteammate Gordon Hayward did in free agency before making a decision, but with Utah trading for Ricky Rubio, going back to the Jazz may not be an option for him.
Hill averaged 16.9 points, 4.2 assists and 3.4 rebounds per game this season.Back to the NBA Newsfeed
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