HoopsHype Free Agency rumors

July 19, 2014 Updates

The Bulls are working to finalize an agreement with free-agent guard Aaron Brooks, according to league sources. One source said the deal isn't finished but talks are in the advanced stages. Brooks, 29, would be added on a veteran's minimum exception to add scoring prowess in a reserve role. Chicago Tribune

Gary Washburn: #celtics and #wizards finally announce Kris Humphries deal. Hump goes to WSH for protected second round pick and $4.3 mil trade exception. Twitter @GwashburnGlobe

The Knicks have discussed whether to extend a training-camp invitation to Metta World Peace on a mostly non-guaranteed deal. World Peace is eager to reunite with his former Lakers coach, Phil Jackson, and his former Los Angeles teammate, coach Derek Fisher, and erase the bitter memory of his original homecoming. “[World Peace] has the utmost respect for Phil and Derek,’’ his agent, Marc Cornstein, told The Post. “There’s a history there. They know he’s out there.’’ New York Post

Sources told The Post World Peace never would have asked for his release if he had known Jackson was coming. If he doesn’t an invite to the Knicks’ training camp, he may become the assistant coach for the Palisades High girls basketball team in Los Angeles. When the Knicks played at Staples Center on March 25, World Peace visited Jackson in his luxury suite. A source close to World Peace told The Post in March he would be interested in a second stint. “Abso-f—–g-lutely,’’ the source said. New York Post

The Toronto Raptors have decided to release point guard Dwight Buycks within the next two days, before his contract guarantee date on Monday, league sources told RealGM. Buycks averaged 19.7 points and 4.3 assists in the Las Vegas Summer League, ranking sixth in scoring and seventh in assists. The Raptors grew fond of Buycks’ play a season ago and received trade interest from other NBA teams for the 25-year-old. Several teams are expected to pursue Buycks in free agency. RealGM

Adrian Wojnarowski: MarShon Brooks has hired Wallace Prather as his agent, Prather tells Yahoo Sports. Brooks is a free agent. Twitter @WojYahooNBA

The Jazz are not done making additions to their roster, a league source told The Tribune. Utah is in the market for a third point guard, and could also be looking for a shooter as well. Salt Lake Tribune

Tony Jones: Jazz would like one more shooter on the wing as well. Name I keep hearing is Francisco Garcia Twitter @Tjonessltrib

July 18, 2014 Updates

Mike Bresnahan: Busy day for the Lakers, who reached agreement with Ryan Kelly, Xavier Henry and Wesley Johnson. Not many roster spots left. Twitter @Mike_Bresnahan

Mark Medina: Don't have dollar figure on Ryan Kelly's deal. But I'm told it's a two year deal with no options Twitter

“We did not want to see a long-term deal unless the overall deal was extremely attractive,” said Stephenson’s agent, Alberto Ebanks. “Like most of us, he’s a work-in-progress. If you watch a tape of his entire season, he did some things he didn’t need to do. But he did so many great things, too. You don’t want the real message to be lost: This is a man capable of a triple-double every night. A person who takes great joy in helping his team win.” Charlotte Observer

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