Keith Pompey: According to sources, Joel Embiid is expected to sign with Leon Rose
September 27, 2016 | 6:26 am EDT Update
Jazz officials have stayed quiet on talks between the two sides, with about five weeks until the Oct. 31 deadline to finalize a deal. If no agreement can be reached by then, Gobert would become a restricted free agent in July and thus eligible to sign an offer sheet with another team.
Gay will opt out of his contract after this season and become an unrestricted free agent, fueling speculation the Kings will trade the forward to avoid losing him with no compensation. “I made the decision to opt out,” Gay said Monday during the team’s media day. “Whether I sign here, whether I’m here the rest of the season or whether I start here, it’s really not up to me. Wherever I am, I’m going play to the best of my ability.”
Gay said the dialogue between himself and general manager Vlade Divac has been good lately. “We’re talking, and everything is pretty much how it needs to be,” Gay said.
Ibaka, 27, is due to earn $12.3 million during the upcoming season, and he likely will command a significant raise in free agency. “I’m not really worried about my contract year or my long-term,” Ibaka said.