NBA Free Agency remains in full swing, with several top players still unsigned. The top player is still Gordon Hayward, who is meeting with the Utah Jazz today and could make a decision soon. Here are all the latest NBA free agency rumors and news on Hayward and more that you need to know:
Latest On Hayward
Hayward is the top free agent on the market and he remains in his meeting with the Jazz. Ricky Rubio, Rudy Gobert and Joe Ingles are at the meeting, with Hayward open to playing with Rubio.
For those reading tea leaves on Gordon Hayward, word is he told Jazz he wanted Rubio & would love to play w/ him— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 3, 2017
The decision from Hayward might not take long either. The Boston Herald reports that Hayward wants to make his decision by Tuesday or Wednesday. However, Hayward could decide as soon as tonight.
Rockets, Cavs The Threats For Melo
This isn't a surprise, but Carmelo Anthony is now willing to waive his no-trade clause for two teams: the Cavs and Rockets. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports that Melo would waive his clause if the Rockets or Cavs were able to find a way to do a trade. However, both teams have problems in actually doing a trade.
The Cavs have no cap space and the Knicks don't want a package built around Iman Shumpert or J.R. Smith. The Cavs won't give up Kevin Love either. The Rockets have had talks, but any deal would likely require the Knicks taking on Ryan Anderson. New York doesn't want that contract.
Another option is the Knicks buying out Anthony's contract. If that's the case, the Cavs and LeBron James are the favored landing spot.
Willie Reed Drawing Interest
Reed isn't a big name, but the 27-year-old backup center is drawing plenty of interest on the open market.
In addition to the Heat, the Pacers, 76ers and Rockets have expressed interest in unrestricted FA Willie Reed, according to league sources.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 1, 2017
Reed averaged 5.3 points and 4.7 rebounds in 14.5 minutes per game last year. He's also played for the Nets and various summer leagues.
Here's a running tally of the all the deals that have been signed. We've only included the ones with the money value known.
Jose Calderon: 1 year, $2.39 million with Cavs
Michael Carter-Williams: 1 year, $2.7 million with Hornets
Stephen Curry: 5 years, $201 million with Warriors
Cristiano Felicio: 4 years, $32 million with Bulls
Langston Galloway: 3 years, $21 million with Pistons
Taj Gibson: 2 years, $28 million with Timberwolves
Blake Griffin: 5 years, $172.4 million with Clippers
Nene Hilario: 3 years, $10.954 million with Rockets
Jrue Holiday: 5 years, $126 million with Pelicans
Justin Holiday: 2 years, $9 million with Bulls
Serge Ibaka: 3 years, $56 million with Raptors
Andre Iguodala: 3 years, $48 million with Warriors
Joe Ingels: 4 years, $52 million with Jazz
Amir Johnson: 1 year, $11 million with 76ers
Kyle Korver: 3 years, $22 million with Cavs
Shaun Livingston: 3 years, $24 million with Warriors
Kyle Lowry: 3 years, $100 million with Raptors
Ben McLemore: 2 years, $10.644 million with Grizzlies
Jodie Meeks: 2 years, $6.745 million with Wizards
Patrick Mills: 4 years, $50 million with Spurs
Paul Millsap: 3 years, $90 million with Nuggets
Tony Snell: 4 years, $46 million with Bucks
J.J. Redick: 1 year, $23 million with 76ers
Jeff Teague: 3 years, $57 million with Timberwolves
P.J. Tucker: 4 years, $32 million with Rockets