HoopsHype Free Agency rumors

August 19, 2014 Updates

Collins, who remains a free agent, told the Blade he has not made any decisions about the upcoming season and whether he will return to the Nets. “I’m going to enjoy my summer right now,” he said. “I still work out. I still train.” Collins told the Blade his immediate plans include public speaking and traveling. “I will evaluate things at the end of the summer,” he said. Washington Blade

The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed free-agent forward Jack Cooley. Per team policy, financial terms were not released. Cooley (6-9, 246, Notre Dame) played for Trabzonspor in the Turkish Basketball League during the 2013-14 season, averaging 12.6 points and 6.9 rebounds in 22.9 minutes in 28 games (19 starts). NBA.com

Free-agent guard Leandro Barbosa, who currently is working with the Brazil national team in advance of the World Cup in hopes of showcasing his game for an NBA return, has drawn interest from the Heat. A source familiar with the situation said Barbosa is on the Heat's radar, but is one of several veterans the Heat are considering, with no signing imminent. South Florida Sun-Sentinel

Two months ago, Toney Douglas was playing for an NBA title with the Miami Heat. Two months from now, Toney Douglas will be playing in China with the Jiangsu Dragons in Nanjing, China. The deal is reportedly worth $1 million with no victory bonuses. Basketball Buddha

August 18, 2014 Updates

Alex Kennedy: There's mutual interest between Leandro Barbosa and the Miami Heat, according to league sources. Don't be surprised if he signs with them. Twitter @AlexKennedyNBA

Dante Cunningham has spent the last four months in limbo with a domestic assault charge hanging over his head, his home fans booing him when he took the court for the Minnesota Timberwolves and several teams in need of a power forward on the free-agent market staying away while the legal process played out. The news he was long expecting finally came down on Monday when Hennepin County authorities announced they were dropping the felony charge against him, enabling the free agent to start looking for a job next fall in earnest and start putting a difficult period behind him. "In the deepest part of my heart, I knew what happened. I knew the situation and I knew I was going to be cleared," Cunningham told The Associated Press in a telephone interview on Monday evening. "I was hoping that all would've been done before the season ended. But God has a plan and here I am today and just ready to go forward." Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Cunningham said he had preliminary talks with a few teams once the market opened on July 1, but didn't get any firm interest while the charge was being investigated. "No team is going to invest in a player that is going to jail. I understood that," Cunningham said. "At that time, it was tough because a lot of teams had interest, but had to sit back. Now at this point, they know the truth." Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Upea Capo d'Orlando seems to have turned on former Sixers Xavier Silas, source told Sportando. The Italian team considered Rodney Green as first choice for swingman/forward position, but reaching an agreement with him is quite difficult due to economical reasons. Silas was the second name on the list but now he has risen to the first position. Sportando

Lokomotiv Kuban Krasnodar signed former Denver Nuggets foward Anthony Randolph. Randolph averaged 4.8 points and 2.8 rebounds per game with Denver last season. Sportando

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