NBA News

Gordon Hayward    G/F  Jazz



The Celtics reportedly are reportedly pursuing a plan that would net them both Gordon Hayward and Paul George this offseason. The Celtics will have the cap space to make a legitimate offer to Hayward, and the assets to present the Pacers with a competitive offer for Paul George, so they have the pieces in place to potentially put together a superteam of their own this offseason. Also, if the Celtics aren't able to secure Hayward via free agency, they will reportedly look to Blake Griffin as a plan B. If Boston is able to bring in another star player this offseason, Isaiah Thomas' value would take a slight hit.

Yahoo! Sports

Jun 27 - 2:41 PM

Carmelo Anthony    F  Knicks



Carmelo Anthony has reportedly recently tried to engage Knicks' management in talks regarding a buyout. To be clear, Anthony's preference would be to remain in New York, and the Knicks have thus far resisted the idea of buying Melo out of his contract, but this is the first report we've seen indicating that Anthony is at least considering leaving the Knicks. The Knicks obviously would prefer to trade Anthony, but the no-trade clause in his contract complicates that situation. If Melo is able to work out a buyout with New York, Cleveland would be one of the early favorites to secure his services.

Marc Stein on Twitter

Jun 27 - 2:33 PM

J.J. Redick    G  Clippers



The Sixers are expected to make a "hard push" at free agent J.J. Redick, according to Kevin O'Connor of The Ringer. Back in May, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical also reported that Philadelphia would be interested in pursuing Redick. The fit makes sense. The Sixers need to add consistent outside shooting and veteran leadership. Redick is a respected vet who has been one of the league's most lethal 3-point specialists since arriving in the NBA. Philly has more than $30 million lavish on free agents this summer, and Redick could end up receiving a healthy chunk of their cap space.

The Ringer

Jun 27 - 1:32 PM

Dwyane Wade    G/F  Bulls



Bulls executive John Paxson said that Chicago is "working under the impression" that Dwyane Wade will play for the Bulls next season. Wade has stated he will pick up his $24 million player option for the 2017-18 season. Subsequently, there have been rumors that Chicago will look to buyout Wade's contract. However, Paxson said on Tuesday that buyout talks would have to be "advantageous" to the team in order for Chicago to consider going that route. Thus, we'll have to see if Wade and is agent are willing to leave some money on the table to sign with a contender.

K.C. Johnson on Twitter

Jun 27 - 12:50 PM

Michael Carter-Williams    G  Bulls



The Bulls do not plan to tender Carter-Williams a qualifying offer, which will make him an unrestricted free agent on July 1, David Kaplan of CSN Chicago reports.


Jun 27 - 12:32 PM

Michael Carter-Williams    G  Bulls



The Bulls will not submit a qualifying offer to Michael Carter-Williams, enabling him to become unrestricted free agent in July. The Bulls traded Tony Snell to Milwaukee in exchange for Carter-Williams last summer, but MCW struggled mightily during his lone season in Chicago, averaging career-lows in points (6.6), assists (2.5), FG percentage (.366) and assist rate (.200). The qualifying offer would have been worth approximately $4.2 million. With plenty of point guards on the roster, including the recently acquired Kris Dunn, it was an easy decision for Chicago to pass.

David Kaplan on Twitter

Jun 27 - 12:23 PM

Patrick Beverley    G  Rockets



Beverley was traded to the Clippers on Wednesday as part of a package that brings Chris Paul to Houston, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports.


Jun 27 - 12:02 PM

Malik Monk    G  Hornets



The Hornets announced on Tuesday that Malik Monk is doubtful to play in the Orlando Summer League due to a sprained left ankle. Monk initially suffered the injury during the draft workout process. He will miss the Hornets summer league training camp in Charlotte, which begins on Wednesday. Per the team, Monk’s rehab is expected to last two to four weeks, and he's expected to be ready to participate in training camp prior to the start of the regular season. Although Hornets fans would like to get an early look at him, Charlotte has no reason to rush his rehab. Thus, it would be very surprising to see him suit up in Orlando.

Marc Spears on Twitter

Jun 27 - 11:48 AM

Malik Monk    G  Hornets



Monk, who sprained his left ankle during the draft workout process, will miss the Hornets' Summer League Training Camp and is doubtful to play during the team's Summer League games.


Jun 27 - 11:25 AM

Jeff Van Gundy    C  Rockets



Jeff Van Gundy will coach USA Basketball’s roster of non-NBA professionals who will try to qualify for the World Cup in 2019. Van Gundy spent 11 years as an NBA head coach, having last coached back in 2006-07 with Houston. He has since been working as a TV analyst for ESPN. The roster JVG will coach will be compromised primarily of Development League and overseas American players. Once Team USA qualifies, Gregg Popovich will take over coaching the senior national team in the 2019 World Cup in China.

Jun 27 - 11:17 AM