NBA free agency is officially here, and there have already been several moves in the first 24 hours. Players like Hassan Whiteside, Nic Batum and DeMar DeRozan elected to return to their teams. But several players found lucrative deals elsewhere, such as Luol Deng and Timofey Mozgov heading to the Lakers. The rumor mill is buzzing with meetings and contracts, and we're here to get you caught up on what's happened so far. Here are all the latest NBA rumors and news you need to know.
If you're looking for a full list of all the contract signings, scroll to the bottom of this post.
Latest On Al Horford
Outside of Kevin Durant, Al Horford is the top free agent left on the market. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical, the Boston Celtics and Washington Wizards have emerged as the favorites to land Horford. He met with four teams yesterday, but it seems he's narrowed his list. He's expected to make his decision at some point Saturday night. It appears the Hawks' decision to add Dwight Howard has taken them out of the running for Horford. The Celtics seem confident in their chances. In the event the Hawks, who are still trying to sign Horford, are able to do so, they could try to trade Paul Millsap.
Who Wants Rondo?
In a down PG market, Rajon Rondo is the best one left on the market. But most teams already have a point guard and there are only a few teams interested in him.
Kings FA PG Rajon Rondo getting interest from Kings, Bulls, Sixers & possibly Pelicans, source told @TheUndefeated.Anthony Davis a Rondo fan— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) July 2, 2016
The Nets and Knicks were rumored to have interest, but signed Jeremy Lin and traded for Derrick Rose, respectively. There are conflicting reports on the Pelicans' interest. The Bulls, Kings and 76ers would all likely start Rondo.
Pau Gasol Details
Gasol is likely looking for a place he can win, and it seems he's narrowed down his options.
I'm told Thibodeau had a long talk with Pau Gasol last night. Wolves pushing for him. Pau looking hard at Portland, San Antonio as well— Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski) July 2, 2016
Gasol's familiarity with Thibodeau is likely a major reason for his interest. However, Krawczynski reports the Blazers and Spurs are still out in front. The Spurs are the favorite at the moment.
Latest contract agreements
Though no deal can be officially signed until July 6, several deals have already been agreed upon. Below, we have every deal signed so far, with the source linked as well.
Darrell Arthur - 3 years, $23 million with Nuggets (Source)
D.J. Augustin - 4 years, $29 million with Magic (Source)
Jerryd Bayless - 3 years, $27 million with 76ers (Source)
Nicolas Batum - 5 years, $120 million with Hornets (Source)
Kent Bazemore - 4 years, $70 million with Hawks (Source)
Bradley Beal - 5 years, $128 million with Wizards (Source)
Jordan Clarkson - 4 years, $50 million with Lakers (Source)
Mike Conley - 5 years, $153 million with Grizzlies (Source)
Matthew Dellavedova - 4 years, $38 million with Bucks (Source) (Cavs can match, aren't expected to)
Luol Deng - 4 years, $72 million with Lakers (Source)
DeMar DeRozan - 5 years, $139 million with Raptors (Source)
Andre Drummond - 5 years, $130 million with Pistons (Source)
Jared Dudley - 3 years, $30 million with Suns (Source)
Evan Fournier - 5 years, $85 million with Magic (Source)
Jeff Green - 1 year, $15 million with Magic (Source)
Justin Hamilton - 2 years, $6 million with Nets (Source)
Solomon Hill - 4 years, $48 million with Pelicans (Source)
Dwight Howard - 3 years, $70.5 million with Hawks (Source)
Al Jefferson - 3 years, $30 million with Pacers (Source)
Joe Johnson - 2 years, $22 million with Jazz (Source)
Jeremy Lin - 3 years, $36 million with Nets (Source)
E'Twaun Moore - 4 years, $34 million with Pelicans (Source)
Timofey Mozgov - 4 years, $64 million with Lakers (Source)
Joakim Noah - 4 years, $72 million with Knicks (Source)
Chandler Parsons - 4 years, $94 million with Grizzlies (Source)
Ish Smith - 3 years, $18 million with Pistons (Source)
Mizra Teletovic - 3 years, $30 million with Bucks (Source)
Evan Turner - 4 years, $70 million with Trail Blazers (Source)
Hassan Whiteside - 4 years, $98 million with Heat (Source)
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