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.
June 30, 2015 | 8:17 pm EDT Update
The Blazers will assuredly pursue re-signing Lopez, too. The 27-year-old big man stabilized Portland’s center position over the past two seasons alongside LaMarcus Aldridge, averaging 11.1 points and 8.5 rebounds in 2014-15, and there is believed to be an interest for Lopez to play with Aldridge again next season.
Ramona Shelburne: Clippers still “hopeful” that they’ll keep DeAndre Jordan, but I’m told if he were to leave for Mavs, they’ll try to S&T for Tyson Chandler. But again, Clippers are still “hopeful” they’ll keep DeAndre.: 14 more rumors
June 30, 2015 | 7:31 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: The Lakers are working to unload contracts, trying to create significantly more salary cap space, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. Around the league, executives believe the Lakers are pursuing space to offer free agent deals to LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan.: 14 more rumors
According to a person with knowledge of the Lakers’ situation, Bryant is expected to be part of the meeting with Aldridge on Tuesday night in Los Angeles. The meeting with the big man who is widely expected not to re-sign with the Portland Trail Blazers is also expected to include Lakers president and governor Jeanie Buss, general manager Mitch Kupchak, assistant general manager Glenn Carraro, coach Byron Scott, senior vice president of finance Tim Harris, as well as representatives from Time Warner Cable and AEG. The person spoke to USA TODAY Sports on the condition of anonymity because of the private nature of the process.: 31 more rumors
Tim MacMahon: Source says Suns, Mavs, Pacers, Grizzlies and Clippers are teams showing most interest in high-flying big Brandan Wright.: 1 more rumor
June 30, 2015 | 7:01 pm EDT Update
Timing is everything, and it’s about to work out quite well for Anthony Davis. The New Orleans Pelicans are prepared to offer their All-Star big man a five-year, $143 million extension — one that Davis should take, thus foregoing restricted free agency in 2016.