June 19, 2020, 8:22 pmTyler JohnsonPG-SG, Free Agent
The Rockets have interest in free agent guard Tyler Johnson, who last played for the Suns before being waived in early February.
The Rockets have been interested in Johnson before (in 2016) and he could find his way on to a roster sooner rather than later. NBA teams will undoubtedly have plenty of roster flexibility next month when the league returns to action, and depth could play a big part for teams that have positive tests for coronavirus. As currently constructed, the Rockets have no room for Johnson in terms of floor time.
Source: Houston Chronicle
May 8, 2020, 9:02 pmGiannis AntetokounmpoPF, Milwaukee Bucks
If the Bucks are unable to lock up franchise cornerstone Giannis Antetokounmpo before he hits unrestricted free agency after the 2021 season, the Warriors will reportedly be among his top pursuers, according to a report from the San Francisco Chronicle.
The Bucks have to focus on winning, which luckily they had done a lot of this season prior to the league-wide shutdown. Per the report, if Antetokounmpo loses faith in the team/organization's ability to win a championship, he could very well look for greener pastures as he approaches free agency. No matter what happens, as long as Antetokounmpo stays healthy, he will be receiving a ridiculously large payday; whether it comes by way of a mega-extension with the Bucks or a monster free-agent deal elsewhere.
April 11, 2020, 6:11 pmBogdan BogdanovicSG, Sacramento Kings
Jason Jones of The Athletic is reporting that re-signing Bogdan Bogdanovic will be the Kings' top priority in free agency.
It's quite the turnaround considering the trade rumors that swirled earlier in the season, but the Kings were unlikely to recoup equal value for the 27-year-old guard given his somewhat limited role in Sacramento. The Kings can match any offer sheet that Bogdanovic signs, and that's a distinct possibility given his own reported desires for a larger role in general, but whether another team crosses a financial line that Sacramento can't stomach remains to be seen. A change of scenery would likely be a big boost to BB8's fantasy potential, as he's more of an end-of-bench player when the Kings are fully healthy and a must-add guy whenever De'Aaron Fox or Buddy Hield misses time.
Source: The Athletic
April 10, 2020, 12:39 pmShabazz NapierPG, Washington Wizards
Wizards GM Tommy Sheppard says that the team is planning to retain Shabazz Napier in free agency.
The return of John Wall had a lot of people presuming that Napier would walk, but the Wizards apparently don't view his acquisition as a rental. Whether Napier wants to stay on a team that will feature Wall and Ish Smith on its PG depth chart remains to be seen, and it feels safe to guess that a different roster gives him a better path to fantasy value.
Source: NBC Sports
April 10, 2020, 12:36 pmSerge IbakaPF, Toronto Raptors
When asked on an Instagram Live about his upcoming free agency, Serge Ibaka said he wants to stay with the Raptors.
Ibaka called Toronto a beautiful city and wondered why he would leave when the Raptors are one of the best teams in the league. The Raptors have been angling to preserve as much cap space as possible for the summer of 2021, which could affect negotiations with Ibaka, but it's clear that there's a strong willingness to stick around. Other teams will likely offer Ibaka more than Toronto, so this will be an interesting case to track in free agency.
Source: Matt Rodrigo on Twitter
March 21, 2020, 5:55 pmGlenn Robinson IIISG, Philadelphia Sixers
In a chat with Anthony Slater of The Athletic, Glenn Robinson III hinted that he'd be open to returning to the Warriors in free agency.
Robinson seemed to enjoy his time in Golden State, though that may also be because he was handed a career-high workload and subsequently posted career-best numbers. If he does return it will be as a bench player, and GR3 is likely to go hunting for the best contract and opportunity he can find on the market.
Source: The Athletic
March 20, 2020, 1:43 pmTristan ThompsonC, Cleveland Cavaliers
The Cavs have interest in signing Tristan Thompson to a team-friendly deal this summer, per Cleveland.com's Chris Fedor.
The Cavs have quite the frontcourt logjam on their hands, assuming Andre Drummond opts into his massive deal for next year. Even so, they recognize that Thompson has been a great teammate and is a strong voice in the locker room, and were discussing a contract extension earlier in the season. Ultimately Thompson is an unrestricted free agent so the final call is his.
March 6, 2020, 2:02 pmMaurice HarklessSF, New York Knicks
The Knicks have interest in re-signing Moe Harkless this summer, per Shams Charania.
Several "playoff contenders" are expected to show interest as well. Harkless probably earned some brownie points by not asking for a buyout when the Clippers sent him to New York, and he's the sort of versatile depth forward who helps round out a roster nicely. That said, he's not much of a fantasy option unless he's playing north of 25 mpg on a nightly basis.
Source: The Athletic
September 20, 2019, 11:58 amThabo SefoloshaSF, Houston Rockets
Marc Stein is reporting that the Rockets will sign Thabo Sefolosha.
Sefolosha was among the names at a recent mini camp, and he should make for a nice fit as a defensive stopper off the bench. The Rockets have a pretty thin group of reserves so we'd expect Sefolosha to be a regular rotation player, which puts him on the board as a steals specialist in deep leagues.
Source: Marc Stein on Twitter
September 16, 2019, 1:50 pmDevin HarrisPG, Dallas Mavericks
Free agent Devin Harris continues to weigh his options for next season but said that any signing "needs to be the right opportunity."
That could mean that Harris is aiming for a larger role, or he's trying to land with a specific set of teams. Either way it sounds like he's at peace if no such offer comes along, which means that Harris could simply decide to retire. We'll keep you posted on his next steps.
Source: Brad Townsend on Twitter
August 28, 2019, 8:38 pmSpencer HawesC, Free Agent
Spencer Hawes is scheduled to work out for the Philadelphia 76ers according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.
Hawes has been out of the league since the 2016-2017 season where he played in 35 games for the Charlotte Hornets, and spent most of last season playing for the Lakers' G-League affiliate. While the Sixers lack depth at center, Hawes is a far bet to make the team and an even farther bet to have any fantasy value.
Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter
August 23, 2019, 11:01 amMarreese SpeightsC, Free Agent
Marreese Speights will work out for the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday according to Alex Kennedy of Hoopshype.
Speights spent last year playing in China and will attempt his NBA comeback with the Lakers. who are in desperate need of an additional center. He is among three centers the Lakers are looking into, the others being Dwight Howard and Joakim Noah. Of those three, Speights unquestionably has the best floor spacing ability, which would be his strongest bet to eke out those other two for the job.
Source: Alex Kennedy on Twitter
August 18, 2019, 9:25 amJeremy LinPG, Toronto Raptors
Jeremy Lin is in advanced discussions with the Bejing Ducks according to a report from Chinese journalist Sonx Xiang.
Lin previosuly turned down a deal to play for CSKA Moscow, and has also discussed his openness to playing in China. The nine year guard still hopes to resmue his NBA career at some point, but a move to China may be the best career option for him at this juncture.
August 16, 2019, 10:26 amGuerschon YabuselePF, International
Guerschon Yabusele has signed with Nanjing Tongxi of the CBA according to Ennio Terrasi Borghesan of Sportsnado.
Yabusele will return to China where he last played for the Shanghai Sharks. He failed to prove much during his short stint with the Celtics after being taken 16th overall in 2016. It will take a big season and leap in development for him to regain interest from NBA teams.
August 14, 2019, 10:04 pmChasson RandlePG, International
Chasson Randle has signed with the Tianjin Golden Lions of the CBA.
Rabdle heads overseas after failing to find a situation with an NBA team that would afford him enough playing time. He'll return to playing well in EuroLeague competition and could make a return to the States at some point.
Source: Emillio Carchia on Twitter