The start of NBA free agency is finally underway. Teams and player are now allowed to start negotiating contracts and several deals have already been struck. With most of the big-name players still meeting with teams, here are all the latest NBA free agency rumors and news you need to know.
Andre Iguodala Latest:
The Warriors forward is taking visits and it seems like there's a real chance he'll leave the Warriors. His next visit is with the Houston Rockets.
The meeting between Houston Rockets and free-agent Andre Iguodala is scheduled for this morning, league sources inform ESPN.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 1, 2017
Iguodala reportedly met with both the Kings and the Spurs when free agency began. He has numerous suitors and the Warriors' decision to re-sign Shaun Livingston (more on that below), doesn't bode well for his chances to return to Golden State State.
J.J. Redick And 76ers:
J.J. Redick opened free agency by meeting with the 76ers, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. On a spot during ESPN's NBA Free Agency show, Wojnarowski added the 76ers are offering Redick a one-year deal worth over $20 million.
"J.J. Redick, he will not return to the Clippers," Wojnarowski said. “Right now ... he’s meeting with the Philadelphia 76ers tonight. Minnesota has been really aggressive in pursuing him. Brooklyn, also. Philadelphia ideally would like to do a one-year deal at a very big number, $20 million-plus, potentially on a one-year deal, sources tell me. But he’d like a longterm contract."
The Nets and their loads of cap space might be willing to do a long-term deal. However, they are a bit guard-heavy at the moment.
George Hill Interest:
With Jrue Holiday, Patty Mills and Jeff Teague off the market (more on those three below), Hill has become one of the top point guards left. Among the teams interested in Hill are Denver and New York.
Sources: George Hill, Spurs discussions broke off. Denver and New York have so far made initial contact with Hill, one of top PGs on market.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 1, 2017
The Knicks have Hill as their top free agent target right now, reports Ian Begley of ESPN. Denver would get the needed cap space to sign Hill if Danilo Gallinari walked.
Several players have already agreed to deals with either their old teams or new ones. A list of the players and the contracts they signed is below.
Stephen Curry: 5 years, $201 million with Warriors
Cristiano Felicio: 4 years, $32 million with Bulls
Blake Griffin: 5 years, $172.4 million with Clippers
Nene Hilario: 3 years, $10.95 million with Rockets
Jrue Holiday: 5 years, $126 million with Pelicans
Shaun Livingston: 3 years, $24 million with Warriors
Patrick Mills: 4 years, $50 million with Spurs
Tony Snell: 4 years, $46 million with Bucks
Jeff Teague: 3 years, $57 million with Timberwolves