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Warriors Interested In Pau Gasol, Joakim Noah, David West, Timofey Mozgov

If the Golden State Warriors are unable to sign Kevin Durant in free agency, their plan is to retain Harrison Barnes and try to sign a proven big man as well. Pau Gasol, Joakim Noah, David West and Timofey Mozgov are all possible targets for the Warriors. Golden State would also like to retain Festus Ezeli.
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Warriors Won't Release Shaun Livingston

The Golden State Warriors will keep Shaun Livingston on their books for next season. The Warriors could have saved $2.7 million by releasing Livingston before July 1st, but his $5.7 million is now fully guaranteed. "I would love to be back with Warriors next year and feel there is something special cultivating with the organization," Livingston said via text message. "The time spent...
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76ers, Kings Interested In Dion Waiters

The Philadelphia 76ers and Sacramento Kings have interest in signing Dion Waiters. Waiters will be a restricted free agent this offseason with the Oklahoma City Thunder holding matching rights. The Thunder acquired Victor Oladipo on draft night, which complicates the potential for his return.
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76ers Have Serious Interest In Signing Harrison Barnes

The Philadelphia 76ers have serious interest in signing Harrison Barnes when free agency opens. Barnes will be a restricted free agent, giving the Golden State Warriors matching rights. Barnes would prefer to re-sign with the Warriors by all accounts though they're exploring other options including Kevin Durant. The 76ers could pair Barnes with Ben Simmons at the forward positions...
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Cavs Exercise Option On Jordan McRae

The Cleveland Cavaliers will exercise their team option on Jordan McRae for the 16-17 season. McRae's contract won't be fully guaranteed at just under $1 million. McRae was signed to a 10-day contract in February and the Cavaliers were impressed with him in practice. McRae scored 36 points in the regular season finale this season and also scored 61 points in a D-League game.
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Jim Buss Told People Lakers Would Sign Durant In 2016, Westbrook In 2017

According to sources, Dr. Jerry Buss "did not have deep confidence in Jim (Buss) as a basketball visionary or even someone with the grit to stay in charge of Lakers personnel for the long haul." Jim Buss has had an active role in the Los Angeles Lakers' front office for many years, working alongside Mitch Kupchak. The foundation of the Lakers' basketball operations was not expected...
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Richard Jefferson Won't Retire, Plans To Play 2-3 More Seasons

Richard Jefferson has reversed his decision upon retirement and now hopes to sign a two or three-year contract in free agency. Jefferson's role increase in The Finals with the Cleveland Cavaliers when Kevin Love was injured. Jefferson has been durable despite being well into his mid-thirties. Jefferson was the 13th selection in the 2001 NBA draft, playing 15 seasons with New Jersey...
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Magic Won't Extend Qualifying Offer To Andrew Nicholson

The Orlando Magic don't plan to extend a qualifying offer to Andrew Nicholson. Nicholson will be an unrestricted free agent.
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Al Horford To Receive Interest From Lakers, Rockets, Magic, Pistons, Wizards, Celtics, Nets

The Atlanta Hawks will compete to re-sign Al Horford with the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards, Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets. Horford is a free agent for the first time in his career. The Hawks can offer Horford a fifth season and more lucrative raises than any rival team. Atlanta's offseason goal appear to be to re-sign...
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Hawks Interested In Kevin Durant, Dwight Howard

The Atlanta Hawks have interest in both Kevin Durant and Dwight Howard this offseason. The Hawks hope the presence of Grant Hill can help them secure a meeting with Durant. Howard is a native of Atlanta and he'll be a free agent after declining his $23 million player option with the Houston Rockets. Atlanta's offseason priorities also remain re-signing Al Horford and Kent Bazemore.
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Magic Hire Chad Forcier As Top Assistant Coach

The Orlando Magic have hired Chad Forcier to become the top assistant coach of Frank Vogel. Forcier was hired away from the San Antonio Spurs. Forcier had been an assistant coach with the Spurs since 2007 after four seasons with the Indiana Pacers under Rick Carlisle. The Pacers parted ways with Vogel this offseason and he subsequently was hired by the Magic.
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Lady Vols Coach Pat Summitt Dies At Age 64

Hall of Fame coach Pat Summitt, a pioneer of women's college basketball who guided the Tennessee Volunteers to eight national titles in her 38 seasons at the university, died Tuesday morning. She was 64. Summitt led the Lady Vols to 1,098 victories -- the most in Division I college basketball history (men or women) ­­-- before stepping down in 2012, one year after announcing she...
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Dunc'd On: NOP, WAS, DEN, MEM, SAC, ORL Offseason previews

A detailed look at the offseasons for the New Orleans Pelicans ($24 million in projected cap space), Washington Wizards ($30 million projected, 14:15), Denver Nuggets ($31 million projected, 29:00), Memphis Grizzlies ($26 million projected, 44:30), Sacramento Kings ($30 million projected, 1:00:00) and Orlando Magic ($44 million projected, 1:16:00). With host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA...
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Cavs Intend To Keep Core Together For Title Defense

David Griffin anticipates the Cleveland Cavaliers defending their title with their same core. There has been speculation that the Cavaliers could listen to trade offers for Kevin Love. "We do intend to keep this group together and see what we're capable of," Griffin said. ‎"I think our best basketball's in front of us because we finally organically grew to the point that we were...
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Grizzlies Decline $9.4M Option On Lance Stephenson

The Memphis Grizzlies have declined their option on the contract of Lance Stephenson for the 16-17 season. Stephenson was acquired by the Grizzlies from the Los Angeles Clippers at the deadline. The Grizzlies have some level of interest in re-signing Stephenson.
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Glen Taylor Sells Shares Of Wolves, Will Remain Controlling Owner

Glen Taylor has sold shares of the Minnesota Timberwolves to a number of parties that will enable him to remain the controlling owner into the future. Taylor had planned to sell 30 percent of the Wolves to Steve Kaplan with the intention of him becoming controlling owner in the future, but the deal fell apart. Last week Taylor closed a deal to bring in Lizhang Jiang, a Shanghai-based...
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Carmelo Anthony Has Begun Recruitment Of Kevin Durant

Carmelo Anthony has begun his recruitment of Kevin Durant in free agency. The New York Knicks are pursuing Durant in free agency. Anthony and Durant were teammates during the 2012 Olympics in London. "We've been together," said Anthony. "We've been talking." Durant's free agency meetings are expected to be held in the New York area.
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Wizards To Pursue Darrell Arthur

The Washington Wizards will pursue Darrell Arthur in free agency. Arthur is a versatile big that has improved his perimeter shooting, making him a natural fit for the Wizards. Arthur was scheduled to make $2.9 million with the Denver Nuggets but opted out with the salary cap rising to $94 million this summer.
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Bismack Biyombo Will Be Patient With Raptors In Free Agency

Bismack Biyombo would like to re-sign with the Toronto Raptors in free agency and is prepared to be patient with them as they first work on DeMar DeRozan's contract. The Raptors will have to use cap space to re-sign Biyombo as they signed him just last offseason after the Charlotte Hornets declined his qualifying offer. Biyombo could earn as much as $17 million per season on the...
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Warriors Offer Top Assistant Job To Mike Brown

The Golden State Warriors have offered their top assistant job to Mike Brown. The Warriors need a new top assistant after the departure of Luke Walton. Terms of the deal are still being worked out. Brown has twice been head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers with a stint as head coach of the Los Angeles Lakers in-between. Brown has remained close to his NBA mentor, San Antonio’s...
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Lakers, Warriors, Heat, Knicks, Magic, Clippers Interested In DeMar DeRozan

DeMar DeRozan would prefer to re-sign with the Toronto Raptors in free agency, but he'll have a number of other opportunities available should they be unable to quickly agree upon a contract. The Los Angeles Lakers, Los Angeles Clippers, Golden State Warriors, Miami Heat, New York Knicks and Orlando Magic also have interest in DeRozan.
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Hornets Bracing For Losing Jeremy Lin In Free Agency

While the Charlotte Hornets would like to re-sign Jeremy Lin this offseason, they are fearful of losing him to a rival team. The Hornets will have to use cap space to re-sign Lin as they don't own his Bird Rights. Lin will meet with three other clubs beginning at midnight on July 1st in Palo Alto, California. Lin is looking for a long-term home after playing for four teams in the...
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Ekpe Udoh Considering NBA Return After Successful Season In Turkey

Ekpe Udoh is interested in a return to the NBA after a successful season with Fenerbahce in Turkey. Udoh has set a deadline early in July free agency to decide the best offer from six NBA teams and two elite Euroleague clubs, Fenerbahce and CSKA Moscow. “It’s definitely a possibility to come back to the NBA,” Udoh told The Vertical. “I can see myself fitting back today....
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Some Teams View Kevin Durant Meetings As Chance To Lay 2017 Groundwork

Kevin Durant is expected to ultimately re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder on a one-plus-one contract and become a free agent again in 2017. Teams meeting with Durant feel like they're laying the groundwork for his 2017 offseason as they anticipate that probable outcome. The Thunder nearly reached The Finals in 2016 and the ability for Durant to re-sign on a short-term deal and...
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Hassan Whiteside Focused On 'Best Situation' More Than 'Loyalty'

Hassan Whiteside hopes to quickly make a decision when free agency opens on July 1st. "I really don't think it's about loyalty," said Whiteside. "I think it's just about the best situation for myself and that's what I think it is." The Miami Heat have tried to take advantage of discussions with Whiteside before rival teams can meet with him on July 1st. "I talked to Pat Riley probably...
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