The NBA free agency frenzy has died down, but there are still a few quality players available on the open market. Trade rumors have also started to swirl, although the NBA offseason in general is starting to reach a quieter point. Here are all the latest NBA rumors and news you need to know.
Oladipo Wants A Max Deal?
The Thunder traded for shooting guard Victor Oladipo during the NBA Draft, and he's set to be a free agent after this year. And Oladipo wants to get paid. ESPN's Zach Lowe reports Oladipo wants a max contract, although that could change. A strong defender, Oladipo lacks the offensive abilities teams want from max players. He might want a max deal, but that doesn't mean he's likely to get one.
Stoudemire Call It A Career
Amar'e Stoudemire's NBA career is over. The No. 9 overall pick in the 2002 draft announced today that's he's retiring as a New York Knick.
— NY_KnicksPR (@NY_KnicksPR) July 26, 2016
Stoudemire played sparingly with the Miami Heat this year.
Rudy Gay Trade?
The Kings forward has been mentioned in several trade rumors this offseason, although those have died down in recent weeks. Still, Gay has heard the rumors and spoke about them in an interview with Sactown Royalty.
"I mean it's been pretty loud as of late so it's hard not to pay attention to it," Gay said. "I think it just goes to, I don't know, I think there's always ways to do things and in this situation I don't think it's going about the right way. No matter what your intentions to do with your players, I would think the first thing you want to do is make sure people are happy with what you are doing. That hasn't been the case."
That means Gay hasn't heard the things he want to hear from the Kings' organization. It seems that Gay is frustrated by the Kings at the moment.
Orlando's Plans For Bigs
The Magic have a lot of big men on the roster this season. Nikola Vucevic likely won't be traded according to Lowe, despite adding Serge Ibaka and Bismack Bioymbo. The Magic also have Jeff Green, who can play the 3 or the 4. Aaron Gordon is expected to move to small forward, although his shooting is suspect. There's a bit of jog-jam in the backcourt in Orlando, but Lowe reports the Magic expect to get everyone minutes.