2018 NBA Free Agency News and Rumor: 6-29-18


OTG gathers the latest intel around the league

Qualifying Offers

#Bucks extend qualifying offer to Jabari Parker, sources tell AmicoHoops’ - @AmicoHoops

Sources: Portland will not extend a qualifying offer to guard Shabazz Napier, allowing him to enter July 1 as an unrestricted free agent. Napier had a strong season as a reserve guard for the Trail Blazers. - @ShamsCharania

Team Options

The Mavericks, in a mutual decision with Dirk Nowitzki, are declining Nowitzki's $5 million team option for next season and plan to hash out a new contract with him in July, according to league sources. - @TheSteinLine

Indiana has declined the option on guard Joe Young, league source tells ESPN. He'll become a free agent. - @wojespn

Player Options

Sources: Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James has declined his $35.6M player option for 2018-19 and will enter free agency. - @ShamsCharania

New York Knicks center Enes Kanter plans to exercise his $18.6M player option today to return to the team next season, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. - @ShamsCharania

Kings guard Garrett Temple tells @TheUndefeated he will be opting in to his $8 million player option for next season. - @MarcJSpearsESPN

Clippers center DeAndre Jordan will opt-out of his deal, source tells ESPN. - @wojespn

San Antonio forward Joffrey Lauvergne has declined $1.6M player option for next season, league source tells ESPN. - @wojespn

Rumors

The Warriors know this has a marginal chance of success, but league sources say they intend to at least explore their free-agent chances with DeAndre Jordan, who is not only close pals with Kevin Durant but also one of GM Bob Myers' former clients - @TheSteinLine

Free agent Gerald Green plans to meet with Houston in Los Angeles on July 1, league sources tell ESPN. The athletic, 3-point specialist has multiple suitors. - @ChrisBHaynes

According to sources, Portland, Atlanta and Milwaukee could have interest (Michael Beasley) - New York Post

#Nets, #Sixers, #Pacers among those with apparent interest in #Bucks free agent Jabari Parker. - @AmicoHoops

Notes

Three-time NBA championship coach Steve Kerr is finalizing a contract extension that will make him one of the highest paid coaches in the NBA, league sources tell ESPN. - @wojespn

The Indiana Pacers are guaranteeing forward Bojan Bogdanovic’s $10.5M deal for the 2018-19 season, league sources tell Yahoo. Bogdanovic played critical role for the Pacers last season. - @ShamsCharania

Madison Square Garden Company releases statement: “There are no plans to sell the Knicks or the Rangers.” - @SBondyNYDN

Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball has a torn meniscus in his left knee, league sources tell Yahoo. Ball is expected to be ready for training camp next season. - @ShamsCharania

The Latest on LeBron+Kawhi+PG

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com, Tony Parker's comments about his hamstring issue being worse than Kawhi Leonard's injury was "the last straw" for Leonard. - @wojespn

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