Shams Charania: Sources: San Antonio's David Lee has declined his player option for next season to become a free agent.
Tom Osborn: More #Spurs news: League source says David Lee is expected to decline his $1.6 million player option for 2017-18.
Paul Garcia: David Lee's deal likely for vet minimum of $1,551,659 this season, with player option of $1,605,967 next season - like D. West prev deal w/ SA
General manager “R.C [Buford] and coach [Gregg] Popovich put a lot of time and energy to give David a visual of how much they wanted him and would use him,” Bartelstein told The Vertical. “A lot of people talk about taking less money, and not many people do it, so the Spurs get a lot of credit for selling David on joining their organization.”
Mike Monroe: Can confirm @Adrian Wojnarowski report that David Lee to sign w/ #Spurs .. Expect official announcement next week
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent David Lee has signed a two-year deal with Spurs -- including player option, agent Mark Bartelstein tells @The Vertical.
Could David Lee return to the Golden State Warriors and join Kevin Durant on one of most dominant teams ever assembled (on paper)? Seems like a real possibility ... based on what Lee said Monday night.
Lee was leaving the big 4th of July party at Nobu in Malibu when we asked about rumors that he might take a pay cut to reunite with Steph Curry and company. "We're still trying to figure it out," the 33-year-old former All-Star told us. "Everything goes from what K.D. did and that kind of sets the table for the rest of the league."
The 32-year-old is currently reviving his career with the Mavericks, serving as a prominent reserve player on a team with playoff aspirations. But when he was in the process of being bought out by the Celtics in February, Lee said there were conversations with the Knicks. He’ll be a free agent again in July. “I think I’ll have some good choices. And I look forward to playing three or four more years,” said Lee, who scored six points Wednesday. “I feel like right now my body feels as healthy as ever. And I think going down in weight has made me feel a lot better and a lot more active. I feel as active as I was early in my career.”
Marc Stein: David Lee is Dallas-bound, Steve Novak is headed for Milwaukee and now San Antonio will try to convince Anderson Varejao to spurn the champs
The Heat did not make a push for the two prominent players released so far, Milwaukee-bound Steve Novak and Dallas-bound David Lee. The Heat stands only $213,000 below the luxury tax threshold and would climb back over the line if it fills either of its two open roster spots before the range of March 6-8 and keeps the player for the duration of the season.
Veteran forward David Lee is expected to sign with the Dallas Mavericks, league sources told The Vertical. Lee, a two-time All-Star, is planning to sign with the Mavericks for the prorated NBA room exception of $2.1 million after he clears waivers Sunday. Lee was bought out by the Celtics on Friday and has said he will seek a winning situation in which he could receive a rotation role.
The Mavericks are in the process of deciding which player could be waived to create a roster spot, league sources said. Lee would provide the Mavericks with reserve scoring behind Dirk Nowitzki.
Bobby Marks: The Mavericks who have 15 guaranteed contracts will need to release a player before Lee is signed. Lee will clear waivers Sunday night.
Shams Charania: David Lee is expected to sign with Dallas for the room exception of $2.1 million once he clears waivers, league sources tell The Vertical.
In the end, though, the Celtics did not complete any deals before the deadline, making a buyout the only option. A league source said Lee would likely sign with a new team this weekend.
Sources say the Mavericks, meanwhile, indeed have interest in Varejao even though they're already widely considered to be in pole position to sign fellow buyout recipient David Lee, who negotiated his release Friday from the Boston Celtics.
Tim MacMahon: The Mavericks are optimistic about their chances to sign David Lee after he clears waivers, sources said. Lee received a buyout from the Celtics on Friday.
Adam Himmelsbach: Source said David Lee will likely sign w/new team by weekend. Several teams have shown interest. Lee and Celtics did reach buyout agreement.
Shams Charania: The Dallas Mavericks are significant frontrunners for free agent David Lee, who was waived by Boston, league sources tell The Vertical.
July 31, 2021 | 12:04 pm EDT Update
Bryn Forbes parted ways with Milwaukee after not playing in the last three games of the Finals, and league sources said the Brooklyn Nets are believed to be a leading candidate for him. Other teams to keep an eye on: Chicago, Cleveland, Dallas and New Orleans.
With teams and players able to negotiate free-agent deals beginning on Monday at 6:00pm ET, the 31-year-old will enter the new league year as a coveted three-and-D wing. “I’ve been in the league for a while,” Ennis told Hoops Rumors in a phone interview this week. “I’m in the league for a reason, obviously. Good vet, a good locker room guy, good teammate all-around. I just want to win. That’s my biggest thing.”
The veteran forward will enter free agency armed with a respectable 41-game sample that should make him an appealing under-the-radar target for teams in need of a wing. “I like Orlando a lot. When I first got here, I got an opportunity — and that’s all you can ask from a coach,” said Ennis, who was dealt from the Sixers to the Magic at the 2020 deadline. “I’ve definitely enjoyed the city and I’ve made a lot of good memories with my daughter.”
Keith Smith: Per a source: The Detroit Pistons have extended a qualifying offer to Two-Way player Saben Lee. He’s now a restricted free agent. The Pistons have also officially renounced the draft rights to Jaylen Hands.