The Griz recently discussed a potential trade to acquire former All-Star shooting guard Joe Johnson from the Brooklyn Nets, according to an ESPN.com report that cites league sources. However, a source told The Commercial Appeal that there was only a cursory discussion that never actually led to the Griz offering players from their roster. Johnson, 34, has one year left on a contract that pays him $24.9 million for the 2015-16 season. The 6-7 swingman averaged 14.4 points on 43.5 percent shooting overall last season. Johnson’s 35.9 percent 3-point shooting during the regular season dipped to 29.3 percent in the playoffs.: 1 more rumor
Mike Mazzeo: One big man #Nets interested in to possibly fill backup void is Sasha Kaun, whose rights are held by the Cavs, as Yahoo earlier reported.
According to multiple league sources, the Spurs have made center Tiago Splitter available for trade, in hopes of shedding from the books the $8.5 million he is due next season.
Nemanja Bjelica is ready to make the jump to the NBA, Minessota has his rights, but the New York Knicks are pursuing him and hope to get him via a sign and trade deal. According to Eurohoops sources, the Euroleague MVP has already decided to continue his career in the NBA. He has to sign his new contract until the 10th of July, the date his opt out clause in the contract with Fenerbahce/ Ulker expires. Bjelica has been in contact for a long time with the Timberwolves, however now the Knicks entered the picture.