The Pelicans also are likely to have an interest in Golden State Warriors free agent Leandro Barbosa, whom Gentry’s long coached as an assistant, sources said.
July 2, 2015 | 12:41 pm EDT Update
Ben Bolch: Schedule for DeAndre Jordan today: meeting with New York Knicks at 10 a.m., Clippers at 5 p.m. (H/T @Brad Turner): 31 more rumors
Chris Broussard: Houston, Dallas, Clippers, Phoenix among those who’ve registered some degree of interest in @Amareisreal as back-up big, sources say: 1 more rumor
Jeff Zillgitt: Greg Monroe had questions for Bucks. Was very interested in Bucks’ plan/commitment to keep young, talented team together long-term.
There’s one front row fixture at Paris Fashion Week that you never want to sit behind: Amar’e Stoudemire. He’s 6′ 10″ and has a penchant for big hats. He’s also a six-time NBA All-Star and a fashion fanatic with a keen eye and the ability to add just the right amount of American swagger to the high-end designer ensembles he collects. That’s why we asked him to share his personal photos and unique reviews of some recent Paris runway shows with us. It just made sense. When you’re that tall and famous, you’ve always got the best seat in the house. On Rick Owens: “Owens was one of the most interesting shows of the week—simply remarkable. His inspiration was the military M-65 field jacket. The fabric he uses for his shirts are light and I personally love his easy-to-wear clothing. Not to mention the shoes. They look like some sort of boot-sandal combination. Love them. His show was the most interesting because one of the models pulled out a sign that wasn’t planned. It read “Please Kill Angela Merkel Not.” I was so surprised. That was the talk of the show.”
July 2, 2015 | 12:21 pm EDT Update
The Memphis Grizzlies and star center Marc Gasol continue to progress toward agreement on a five-year max contract that will cross the $100 million threshold, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the exact timetable for a verbal agreement between Gasol and the Grizzlies remains unknown, but team officials — including owner Robert Pera — were in Spain this week to greet Gasol in his hometown of Barcelona shortly after free agency commenced at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday.: 10 more rumors
Although the exact contract structure remains to be seen, sources said Thursday that Gasol’s preference remains to do a full five-year deal with the only team he has ever played for in the NBA as opposed to a short-term deal. As ESPN.com reported earlier this week, Gasol has shunned the opportunity to let interested teams court him in free agency, signaling to the rest of the league that the 30-year-old is essentially unavailable.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: With New York losing out on Greg Monroe, the process of the Knicks working to close on deal with Robin Lopez will gain momentum.
Dwain Price: DeAndre Jordan will meet the #Knicks today at noon CDT and the #Clippers tonight at 7. The #Mavs really, really need this guy. #Really: 31 more rumors
Adam Zagoria: The #Knicks have reached out to Enes Kanter, source confirms to @SNYtv . @FisolaNYDN previously reported.
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Tavares took 50% less to join the Hawks. His upside is insane, Atlanta frontline are monsters. WOW.
July 2, 2015 | 11:47 am EDT Update
Marc J. Spears: Sources say Wes Matthews visit with Sacramento today doesn’t mean they aren’t interested in fellow SG Monta Ellis. Ellis may visit tomorrow.: 16 more rumors
Marc Stein: Up-to-date schedule of Kings’ planned face-to-face visits this week: Wes Matthews today, Rajon Rondo on Friday, Monta Ellis still TBD
David Aldridge: Knicks have not contacted Enes Kanter today, though there was contact previously. NY more likely going after Robin Lopez.
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: I’m told Walter Tavares reached an agreement with Fenerbahce, but Hawks swooped in for steal – half the amount.
Tavares is expected to play for the Hawks’ Las Vegas Summer League team and will come to training camp.
In his first postseason public comments regarding his relationship with Derrick Rose, Jimmy Butler said both players want to win and he respects his Bulls’ backcourt mate. “I don’t think we have any issues. I think we’re fine,” Butler told Rolling Stone magazine. “I think we’re two basketball players that want to win games. That’s where I’ll leave it at. I think we just wanna win, bring a championship the city, to the organization. I think that’s our job. And I think we’re gonna do whatever it takes to make that happen. I have a lot of respect for the guy.”
Butler shared his impressions of new coach Fred Hoiberg with Rolling Stone. “He’s a really good coach. He knows what he’s doing,” Butler told the magazine. “He has some great offensive schemes and a great coaching staff. I think he’s gonna be good for the Bulls. I think Chicago will like him. He’s a very likeable guy, very successful at the college level and hopefully he can bring it to the Bulls.”
July 2, 2015 | 11:31 am EDT Update
Charles F. Gardner: Free agent Greg Monroe to sign max deal, according to source, Huge get for Bucks as they beat out Blazers, Lakers and Knicks.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Greg Monroe will sign a three-year, $50M deal with the Bucks, including the player option on the final year, sources tell Yahoo.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Monroe will sign a three year deal, with a player option on the third year, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
Bobby Marks: I am hearing that NYK met with Robin Lopez last night. Still good value for what you need.
Marc J. Spears: The Hawks have agreed to terms on a multi-year contract with 7-3 center Walter Tavares, a source told Yahoo Sports.
John Reid: Pelicans summer league roster includes Larry Drew II, Seth Curry and several other players who played in the D-League. Story coming shortly
Ira Winderman: Pelicans announce ex-Heat camper Khem Birch to play on their summer roster in Vegas, after he plays for Nets in Orlando league.