NBA free agency opens up next week, and the player arguably at the top of the Nuggets’ wish list is one of their own — point guard Jameer Nelson. Nelson’s representation has informed the Nuggets he will opt out of the remaining year of his contract, but Denver remains a strong contender to re-sign him.
July 1, 2015 | 11:41 pm EDT Update
David Aldridge: Dallas’ chances looked very good with Wes Matthews this afternoon; now Kings very strongly in the mix. Didn’t mean to leave out Toronto in Matthews dance; Raps still in it, too. But Sac has changed the calculus.
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Kings are seriously interested in free agent guard Monta Ellis too, league sources tell Yahoo Sports .
Zach Lowe: Hearing the Sixers have also acquired the rights to at least one Sacto draft pick in this trade. Digging further.
Dwain Price: JJ Barea graduated from high school in Miami, and his kid lives there. So expect him to sign with the #Heat.
July 1, 2015 | 11:17 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sacramento is trading Jason Thompson and Carl Landry as part of a salary dump to the Philadelphia 76ers. The Kings are sending Nik Staukas to the 76ers as part of the deal too, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sacramento is clearing the space for a pursuit in free agency, league sources tell Yahoo. Stauskas had been pursued by several teams. 76ers sending the rights of oveseas players to Kings as part of Philly wanted Stauskus and will take on Thompson/Landry salaries.