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July 13, 2014 Updates

As for Anthony, league sources said he delayed his decision because he understood how strong the fit was for him in Chicago basketball-wise. He also connected with the organization during his in-person Chicago visit on July 1, particularly at a dinner with Gibson, Joakim Noah, Scottie Pippen and team Chairman Jerry Reinsdorf, among others. Signing him with cap space means the Bulls will have to get creative to add Mirotic and address perimeter depth. An amnesty of Boozer gives the Bulls roughly $10.3 million of space, much of that earmarked for Gasol. Chicago Tribune

July 12, 2014 Updates
July 11, 2014 Updates

Though the Spurs will have two roster spaces available once Boris Diaw and Patty Mills are re-signed, there’s been no reported talks of the team being interested in Lorbek. The chances of Lorbek coming to play in the NBA seem very slim, since he hasn’t had any NBA experience and would be a 30-year old rookie. ProjectSpurs.com

July 10, 2014 Updates

Although the Bulls have also expressed varying degrees of interest to other free agents, from Houston small forward Chandler Parsons, who Wednesday night agreed to a reported three-year, $45-million offer sheet with Dallas, to Washington’s Trevor Ariza, a more likely new addition is 2011 first-round draft pick Nikola Mirotic. According to a league source, a deal with the 23-year-old Spanish forward is “almost done” and because Mirotic’s $3-million buyout to Spain’s Real Madrid (of which the Bulls can contribute $600,000) can be paid over time, his annual salary might not significantly affect the franchise’s salary cap. CSN Chicago

Josh Lewenberg: Raptors are finalizing a buyout with Nogueira's team in Spain, Ujiri expects to have him on the roster this coming season Twitter @JLew1050

Laboral Kutxa president Josean Querejeta said on Radio Vitoria that Tibor Pleiss will go to the NBA next season. “Pleiss will go to the NBA, in Oklahoma or in another team” said Querejeta. Sportando

July 9, 2014 Updates
July 5, 2014 Updates

One source said Friday that Mirotic is hoping for assurances from the Bulls that he won't be traded before completing his roughly $3.4 million buyout from Real Madrid. But given how highly the Bulls have spoken of him since they sent two draft picks and cash to the Timberwolves for his draft rights in 2011, that seems a formality. Chicago Tribune

Per league rules, the Bulls can contribute up to $600,000 of Mirotic's buyout without that amount going on their books. Exceeding that would be considered a signing bonus and would take away valuable salary-cap space. That's space the Bulls most want to use to sign Anthony. Chicago Tribune

July 4, 2014 Updates
June 30, 2014 Updates

An international report emerged over the weekend that claimed the Thunder is attempting to bring Tibor Pleiss to Oklahoma City next season and has entered into buyout negotiations to finally sign the 2010 second-round pick. That is not the case, The Oklahoman has learned. Pleiss, a 7-foot-1 center who was the 32nd overall pick in 2010, likely will remain overseas for at least one more season. It’s not out of the question that the Thunder might pursue Pleiss as the summer progresses, but it is currently a remote possibility given the team’s current roster structure. Oklahoman

June 29, 2014 Updates

An international report emerged over the weekend that claimed the Thunder is attempting to bring Tibor Pleiss to Oklahoma City next season and has entered into buyout negotiations to finally sign the 2010 second-round pick. That is not the case, The Oklahoman has learned. Pleiss, a 7-foot-1 center who was the 32nd overall pick in 2010, likely will remain overseas for at least one more season. It’s not out of the question that the Thunder might pursue Pleiss as the summer progresses, but it is currently a remote possibility given the team’s current roster structure. Oklahoman

According to spanish website Encestando, Lucas Nogueira wants to leave Estudiantes at the end of this season. He has another year of contract with the spanish team but his desire it's to play in NBA or for a Euroleague team. Sportando

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