HoopsHype Free Agency rumors

September 28, 2014 Updates

Monroe is banking on his talent, that he will show enough this winter to cash in bigger next summer, when he becomes an unrestricted free agent. When asked whether he would consider Detroit after this year, he said, "definitely." That may be true, but it's also true that he thinks he can get more money next year, and that means he has to be willing to go anywhere to get it. Detroit Free Press

Marc Stein: ESPN sources also say that the Sixers have claimed Chris Johnson off waivers. Chris Johnson is a swingman who had been waived by Boston earlier this week after the FIRST Keith Bogans trade. Sixers claim him today Twitter @ESPNSteinLine

Butler and his representatives undoubtedly saw the big-money deals wings like Gordon Hayward signed as a restricted free agent this offseason. The Bulls would prefer not to let Butler reach restricted status, which allows the Bulls to match any offers he might receive next summer. Deadlines always expedite negotiations. Stay tuned on this and what promises to be an engaging Bulls season. Chicago Tribune

The Denver Nuggets are actively pursuing free agent forward Alonzo Gee, sources with knowledge told RealGM. Despite dealing with the adversity of three offseason trades and his release from the Sacramento Kings on Thursday, Gee has worked out diligently on his overall game, including improving his jump shot, daily training sessions and getting into the best basketball shape of his career. RealGM

With Jordan Crawford headed to China, the most marketable free agent remaining is Ray Allen, who is still trying to determine whether he wants to play this season. Several teams are interested, including Cleveland, Washington, Chicago, and the Los Angeles Clippers. One free agent to watch is former Fenerbahce Ulker guard Bo McCalebb, who helped Fenerbahce beat the Celtics in an exhibition game in 2012 in Istanbul. McCalebb had originally chosen to stay overseas because of a lucrative contract but has decided to give the NBA a shot. He could be a quality backup point guard . Boston Globe

September 26, 2014 Updates

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