Veteran center Emeka Okafor, who is being tracked by numerous teams in search of frontcourt help, is giving strong consideration to delaying his comeback from a neck injury until next season, according to league sources.
July 1, 2015 | 8:29 am EDT Update
Al Iannazzone: Knicks were first team to meet with Greg Monroe in D.C. early this morning. Bucks followed. The Lakers are scheduled to meet with him today.: 15 more rumors
Once the free-agent madness that kicks off today simmers down, the Wizards will have a week to figure out what to do regarding Bradley Beal who is eligible for an extension going into the last year of his rookie contract. “We have all the way to October to get something done on that front,” Wizards president Ernie Grunfeld told CSNwashington recently. “We’ll talk to his agent (Mark Bartelstein) at the appropriate time and see where that process takes us. Obviously, we think very highly of Bradley and we want him here for a very long time.”: 1 more rumor
All indications suggest that the Wizards aren’t inclined to offer a max contract to a shooting guard who averages 15 points and has trouble consistently manufacturing offense from the free-throw line. Beal’s representatives will point to what he can be when he’s fully healthy:: 1 more rumor
FC Bayern Munich signed Deutch forward Maximilian Kleber with a two-year contract with an option for a third season.
It would be nothing short of a nightmare if their super-skinny European project Kristaps Porzingis is too injured to participate in the Knicks summer league that opens July 11 in Las Vegas. And his brother alluded to the uncertainty in a radio interview Monday on ESPN Radio, citing the tightness in his hip that forced him to shut down his Knicks workout three days before the draft. But according to the team, Porzingis is on schedule to play in Vegas and is back working out after missing a few days.
July 1, 2015 | 7:03 am EDT Update
Sam Amick: And yes, the Rockets folks met with LaMarcus Aldridge tonight in LA as well. His sked, and by association our sked, continues tomorrow…: 39 more rumors
Detroit Pistons free agent Greg Monroe did not include the Boston Celtics on the list of teams he’ll visit with on Wednesday, the first day of free agency. But a league source tells CSNNE.com that the Celtics are by no means eliminated from contention for the big man. A USA Today report indicated that the 6-foot-11 big man will visit with the Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks and Portland Trail Blazers within the first 24 hours of free agency.: 15 more rumors
Nelson, 33, opted out of the last year of his contract, and the Nuggets want him back for his play on the court and his professionalism. . His daily example would be huge as the team grooms its 19-year old point guard Emmanuel Mudiay. According to those close to the situation, the Nuggets are a strong contender to retain his services. But for a player looking for a meaningful role, Nelson might have doubts. , The Nuggets are carrying multiple point guards — one guard under contract in Ty Lawson; Mudiay, the first-round draft pick who soon will be signed; and one on an unguaranteed contract, Erick Green.: 2 more rumors
Tim Bontemps: Nets PF Mirza Teletovic, a restricted free agent, is garnering significant interest from teams in Europe, according to a league source.