The NBA free agency frenzy has died down and with the summer league complete, and the league has reached a quiet point. However, there are a few trade rumblings and roster moves being made ahead of the start of the new season. Here are the latest NBA rumors and news you need to know:
Wizards "still active" on open market
Even though almost all of the notable free agents have come off the market, the Washington Wizards are still remaining active with the hope of adding wing depth, according to J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic:
While the Wizards appear to be standing pat on their roster until training camp, they're still remaining active in the market, league sources tell CSNmidatlantic.com. They're content with their starting five and tentatively have 13 players locked into contracts for the regular season, but that doesn't mean they're not scouring what could be available as they seek to lock up a third body on the wing.
The 13 doesn't include undrafted rookie free agents who received funds to attend training camp.
Alan Anderson appeared to have had the strongest likelihood of returning, after Jared Dudley and Garrett Temple left in free agency, but even that looks very unlikely at the moment. Anderson is coming off a season when two ankle surgeries limited him to 13 games and the Wizards went to watch him train during Las Vegas summer league but left without extending an offer.
They have the $2.9 million room mid-level exception remaining but also have given partial guarantees to Danuel House, Sheldon McClellan and Daniel Ochefu to attend training camp that begins Sept. 27.
Bogut not happy with Olympic Village conditions
Several Olympic athletes have complained about the lackluster conditions surrounding the event - specifically with their living conditions in Olympic Village - and Mavs center Andrew Bogut became the latest addition to the list. Bogut, who is playing for the Australian national team, took to Twitter to vent his frustrations:
USA's men's basketball team has rented and is staying on a luxury yacht in Rio during the Olympics instead of living in the village.
Bogut and Australia will have their first game on Saturday against France.
Gordon eyeing comeback
Ben Gordon, an 11-year NBA veteran, was out of the NBA last season after trying out for the Warriors, but that doesn't mean his career is over. He told ESPN's Ian Begley that he is eyeing a comeback for next season:
Yeah, definitely. I would definitely love to get back in the league after being out for a year. Just watching the way the game is being played, up and down. Obviously, the 3-point shot is always a big deal but it seems like just now, more than ever, that shot is being used more and more. So I feel like I can still play at a high level and shoot that 3-ball and add that kind of depth to a team that may be looking to fulfill that need. So yeah, I definitely have hopes of making a return with an NBA team or just playing period, wherever that may be.
Gordon will play for Great Britain next month in Eurobasket 2017 qualifying, where he hopes to impress scouts. The 33-year-old averaged 6.2 points and 1.1 rebounds in 14.1 minutes per game with the Orlando Magic during the 2014-15 season.
Boston won't extend Olynyk
Kelly Olynyk is one of several Celtics players who have an uncertain future with the team, and that's not going to change anytime soon. According to the Boston Globe's Gary Washburn, Boston does not plan to offer him a contract extension before the start of the season:
Forward/center Kelly Olynyk is eligible to sign a long-term deal before the Oct. 30 deadline but the Celtics are likely to wait until next summer to determine whether to invest in him long term. This is a critical season for Olynyk, who is coming off shoulder surgery. He will be depended on to be the floor-stretching sharpshooter the Celtics have desired the past three years. Olynyk has missed 43 games over his first three seasons, primarily because of injuries. The Celtics want more toughness and consistency from their former first-round pick.
Olynyk, who is entering the final year of his rookie deal, averaged 10.0 points and 4.1 rebounds in 20.2 minutes per game last season.Back to the NBA Newsfeed