Trail Blazers guard Steve Blake has exercised his player option for the 2015-16 season, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey.
July 2, 2015 | 6:53 pm EDT Update
Executives around the league told Sporting News on Wednesday that Love eventually could wind up back on the trading block, but the Cavs needed to re-sign him rather than risk losing him for nothing in return. Thompson deserves a starting spot, and the Cavs are confident that, eventually, a smaller lineup with Thompson at center and Love at power forward will work.
From Dwyane Wade, who reportedly will sign a one-year, $20 million deal with the Heat for next season: “It has been an honor and a privilege to play with the Miami Heat the past 12 years. The Heat family and I have shared incredible moments over the years and I look forward to continuing our journey. I am extremely proud of my personal contributions in helping to build the Heat franchise and for bringing three NBA championship wins to our great city. For my entire NBA career, Miami has always been my city and my home. I’m overwhelmed with the love and support the Miami community have consistently shown me and my family throughout the years.”
Jabari Young: Something to note: Damian Lillard’s deal could stretch to $145M if he makes an All-NBA Team next year. Same deal as Anthony Davis
Sean Cunningham: Wesley Matthews stopped by Rudy Gay’s camp in Rocklin today.: 16 more rumors
Mark Medina: Ed Davis said he “wanted to come back” to the Lakers. But Davis added, “I didn’t really want to wait around” bit.ly/1T8Rf1a
Anthony Puccio: Key about TRob signing: It’s for the minimum. They can still use some of their MLE to sign another player.: 3 more rumors
July 2, 2015 | 6:12 pm EDT Update
Tim Reynolds: FLASH: Dwyane Wade accepts deal to stay with Miami Heat, source tells The Associated Press.
Wade informed the Heat on Thursday that he will accept their one-year offer to re-sign for $20 million for next season, said a person familiar with the negotiations. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no NBA deals can be finalized this summer until July 9.: 15 more rumors
Marc J. Spears: Damian Lillard’s maximum contract extension with Portland is expected to be between $125 million and $129 million, source told Yahoo Sports.: 6 more rumors
Alex Kennedy: Unrestricted free agent Quincy Acy has received interest from Orlando, Sacramento, New Orleans, Atlanta and San Antonio, per sources.: 1 more rumor
July 2, 2015 | 5:58 pm EDT Update
Marc J. Spears: Damian Lillard’s five-year, $120 million max extension deal with Blazers is getting “closer” to getting agreed to, source told Yahoo Sports.: 6 more rumors
Sam Amick: Damian Lillard’s extension with Blazers is done, I’m told: designated player max between five years $125-29 million. A payday in Portland.: 6 more rumors
Marc J. Spears: Damian Lillard has agreed to a five-year, $120 million maximum contract extension with the Blazers, a source told Yahoo Sports.
Damian Lillard: Thank you so much to @PaulGAllen and the @trailblazers organization I’ll be in #RipCity 6 more years! Oakland to Ogden to Oregon..TO STAY
July 2, 2015 | 5:48 pm EDT Update
Alex Kennedy: Thomas Robinson is nearing a deal with the Brooklyn Nets, according to league sources. Trying to find out the terms.: 3 more rumors
Alex Kennedy: Thomas Robinson’s deal with the Brooklyn Nets will be a two-year deal, with a player option for the second year, according to sources.: 3 more rumors
July 2, 2015 | 5:04 pm EDT Update
Portland center LaMarcus Aldridge will meet with the Lakers on Thursday in Los Angeles, according to a league source familiar with the situation. The discussion will center on basketball, a league source said. Wasserman Media Group had dismissed various reports that said Aldridge had ruled the Lakers out, tweeting out on Wednesday that Aldridge “has not made any decisions yet. All reports to the contrary are false & he looks forward to sharing his plans soon.” But those outlets outlined in detail that Aldridge apparently was not impressed with the Lakers’ basketball presentation.: 73 more rumors
Marc Stein: LaMarcus Aldridge’s meeting with Miami tonight will be a dinner with Pat Riley, sources say: 73 more rumors