Free Ageny Rumors
It all adds up to a message by the Thunder — we want to win, and we will take care of our players — that George has heard loud and clear before playing his first game in an Oklahoma City uniform. “We’ve been on an unbelievable start right now, and for him to be committed here, it says a lot,” he told the media on Saturday. “Not only in us pairing together, but just knowing what type of dude Russ is and his values and his beliefs and him being committed to this organization says a lot. And I’m one person that’s enjoying it here, so I think when (free agency) comes, the decision will be easier to make for myself.”
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: NBA free-agent Sergio Rodriguez, former Euroleague MVP, agreed on long-term deal with CSKA Moscow till 2020.
If a Noah deal falls through, Toronto’s emerging shot-blocker Bismack Biyombo is on the list and has the same agent as Rose, who already has made a recruiting pitch to Noah. Biyombo lifted his stock in the playoffs. By adding a legit center, the loss of Robin Lopez — dealt away in the Rose deal — won’t be felt.
The Bulls begin summer-league mini-camp Thursday night at the Berto Center. Chicago product Patrick Beverley is working out for the Bulls during the camp but won’t play summer league for them and could draw an offer next week.