Los Angeles Lakers 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.: 11 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
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.: 11 more rumors
Jared Zwerling: Hearing the Lakers-Pacers deal is done involving Roy Hibbert. Just a matter of the assets involved now.: 11 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: 11 more rumors
Ramona Shelburne: In addition to making a push on David West, heard Spurs have expressed an interest in Carlos Boozer as they fill out their bench: 3 more rumors
The Dallas Mavericks are firmly in the mix to sign free-agent point guard Jeremy Lin, according to league sources. Dallas has limited funds to offer, but sources told ESPN.com that Lin is giving the Mavericks strong consideration even though he can likely make more money elsewhere. Lin’s relationship with Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons from their days as teammates in Houston, sources said, has kept Dallas in the race despite its lack of financial flexibility. Parsons, of course, had a huge hand in the recruiting of DeAndre Jordan to the Mavericks in the richest free-agent score in team history.: 3 more rumors
The Mavericks are close to striking a deal to re-sign veteran guard J.J. Barea and still have Raymond Felton on the books, but Lin has emerged as Dallas’ top free-agent priority at this point after the team landed Jordan and Matthews. One possibility, sources said, is that the Mavericks could waive-and-stretch Felton’s contract if they get a commitment from Lin to create a salary slot of $2.6 million.
Mark Medina: I’m told there’s some “active conversations” regarding Jeremy Lin’s free agency options. Likely something will finalize early next week
Mark Medina: I’m also hearing Wayne Ellington could get a deal finalized in next few days too, not sure where yet.
Mike Bresnahan: Kosta Kofous is “on our radar,” according to Lakers source. No signing imminent. They need somebody. Anybody, really.
Marc Stein: ESPN sources say Mavs firmly in mix for Jeremy Lin — who broke into NBA as a Dallas summer leaguer — but Lin can make more money elsewhere
Shams Charania: Aside from L.A. teams, Atlanta is a strong candidate for free agent Wesley Johnson, league sources tell RealGM. He’s awaiting right deal.
Alex Kennedy: Surprisingly, the Lakers and Knicks did not reach out to Tobias Harris, according to source.
LaMarcus Aldridge currently has no plans to make out-of-town visits and, at this stage, plans to take “a couple of days” to digest all the pitches he’s received after meeting with multiple teams, sources told ESPN.com on Friday. The Los Angeles Lakers got a second chance to impress Aldridge, their top free-agent target, on Thursday night in a meeting that lasted about 90 minutes and focused entirely on basketball, sources told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne.: 94 more rumors
Jared Zwerling: Source: Mutual interest between Amar’e Stoudemire and Clippers, Lakers, Mavericks, Spurs and Suns.: 8 more rumors
Asked about that deadline in a radio appearance with KPCC on Thursday, Jeanie Buss reiterated that timeline is still in place and that if the Lakers don’t reach their goals by then, she’s ready for change. “Yeah, absolutely,” Buss said. “This is my job. I’m part-owner of the team, but I’m also the president. The Buss family is the majority owner but we have other partners as well who are also shareholders, and I have an obligation to them. Would I make those changes? Yes. My brother understands that we have to continue to strive for greatness, and I think he would be the first one to feel that he would need to step down if he can’t get us to that point.”