Adrian Wojnarowski: Yahoo Sources: As Lakers work to clear cap space to sign free agents and absorb HIbbert, Nick Young is a strong candidate to be unloaded.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: Dallas engaging Lakers on sign-and-trade options for free agent Jeremy Lin. Mavs low on space to sign him to market-level deal.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are considering trading for Brooklyn Nets star Joe Johnson with their Brendan Haywood contract chip, sources told ESPN.com. Haywood has a $10.5 million nonguaranteed contract if waived before Aug. 1, an asset that has gained in value over the last several days as other teams use up their cap space. The Cavs have been looking for perimeter help with Haywood’s contract and Johnson would certainly provide a major boost as an additional scoring and shooting option.: 6 more rumors
One possible option for the Cavs would be sending big man Anderson Varejao to the Nets in such a deal. Varejao will make $9.6 million this upcoming season as part of an extension he signed last year. Varejao is coming off of a ruptured Achilles tendon he suffered last December but is on track to return by the start of the season.: 6 more rumors
The possibility of moving Varejao, who has played his entire 11-year career with the Cavs, could be behind the Cavs’ interest in free agent forward David West over the last several days. West has indicated he wants to play for a Finals contender and the Cavs have been attempting to recruit him, sources said.: 6 more rumors
Scott Agness: Hibbert has been out in LA for most of the summer, in a new environment and planning for his post-playing days — gaming, acting, etc.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Yahoo Sources: Pacers finalizing terms on a trade to send center Roy Hibbert to the Lakers. Hibbert’s been informed he’s headed to Lakers. Lakers take Hibbert’s $15.5M salary into space, likely send combo of 2nd round pick(s) and overseas players rights. @Jeff Zillgitt first.: 12 more rumors
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: Final issue still being worked out in trade — fiitting Hibbert’s 15 percent trade kicker into Lakers room. Sides working that out. Trade kicker is $2.3M bonus Pacers pay Hibbert — but impacts Lakers salary cap. No deal can be completed until July 9. Time to complete it. Lakers angling to preserve as much salary cap space as possible — and bring on Hibbert in the deal. Sides believe it’ll get worked out.
Bobby Marks: Hibbert will get his bonus because his option year was exercised. Also 15% of 15.5m falls below the projected max salary. Cant exceed it. Players can waive a portion of their trade bonus to make a deal work. Don’t see that happening here with LAL taking him with room
Ian Begley: Sources say #Knicks will pay Kyle O’Quinn $16 million over four years. He’ll have an opt out in the fourth season.
Jeff Zillgitt: As Pacers-Lakers figure out details of Roy Hibbert trade, it looks like Pacers will get cash and future pick in return. Sorting it out now. Short-term solution for both Pacers & Lakers. Hibbert wasn’t part of Pacers’ future & Lakers need a big after striking out in free agency.: 12 more rumors
Chef Andy: Anymore players Rockets going after? Jonathan Feigen: The plan now (per sources) is to match on KJ McDaniels and look at trade options, opportunities. They’ll be patient.
Jared Zwerling: Hearing the Lakers-Pacers deal is done involving Roy Hibbert. Just a matter of the assets involved now.: 12 more rumors
Jeff Zillgitt: As has been reported by @Marc Stein, Roy Hibbert will be traded to the Lakers. Two sides working on rest of the deal right now.
Marc Stein: ESPN sources say that the Lakers and Pacers are actively discussing a trade where L.A. would take Roy Hibbert into salary-cap space. After missing out on all of their free-agent targets, Lakers are talking trade with Pacers which would land them the former All-Star center: 12 more rumors
The Indiana Pacers have engaged the Dallas Mavericks in discussions about a three-way sign-and-trade agreement that would potentially bring former All-Star center Roy Hibbert to the Clippers, a league executive told The Times on Saturday, though the Mavericks’ motivation to complete such a deal seemed doubtful.: 12 more rumors
Indiana is seeking to trade Hibbert after failing to get him to decline his player option for $15.5 million for next season by publicly implying in April he might be benched if he returned. The Pacers are expected to engage other teams for Hibbert’s services if the sign-and-trade agreement with the Mavericks and Clippers falls through.