NBA free agency is here, and there has been a flurry of moves in the first week. With the cap rising, players are landing lucrative deals, especially compared to previous seasons. Despite many of the big-names agreeing to deals, like Kevin Durant and Dwyane Wade, there are still several quality players left on the market. Today also marks the first day players can officially sign contracts with their teams. Here are the latest NBA rumors and news from around the Association.
Ginobili Back To Spurs?
It's not official yet, but it appears Manu Ginobili will be heading back to the San Antonio Spurs.
Happy to tell you guys that I'll be coming back to the Spurs for another season. #backhome— Manu Ginobili (@manuginobili) July 7, 2016
Not only that, but Ginobili turned down "a very serious, big offer" his agent Herb Rudoy told the San Antonio Express-News. Rudoy said the one-year deal for Ginobili is nearly complete, and should be finalized before the end of the weekend.
Latest On Drew Gooden
The Washington Wizards released Gooden because of a cap-crunch, but he's already getting looks from NBA teams.
NBA free agent forward-center Drew Gooden has received inquiries from New York, Toronto, Lakers & Clippers, source said.— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) July 7, 2016
The 34-year-old Gooden is coming off a rough season, but can still contribute as a veteran backup/mentor.
Willie Reed Drawing Interest?
The 23-year-old big man isn't a well-known name, but he's drawing plenty of interest.
In addition to the Warriors, the Spurs, Heat, Thunder, Timberwolves and Pacers have shown interest in Willie Reed (who is unrestricted).— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 7, 2016
Those are some notable teams, which speaks to how highly teams view Reed. He's still raw, but there's potential with Reed. He showed some promise in limited minutes last year with the Nets.Back to the NBA Newsfeed