• Kory Waldron

2019 NBA Free Agency News and Rumors: 6-27-19


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Oklahoma City Thunder center Nerlens Noel will not pick up his $1.9M player option for 2019-20 season and will be a free agent. - @ShamsCharania

Trades

The Los Angeles Lakers are trading Mo Wagner, Isaac Bonga and Jemerrio Jones to the Washington Wizards as part of the Anthony Davis deal with New Orleans. - @wojespn/@ZachLowe_NBA

Rumors

The Boston Celtics have emerged as the frontrunner to sign Charlotte All-Star guard Kemba Walker once free agency opens Sunday at 6 PM ET - @wojespn

Free agent Kawhi Leonard is expected to allow the Toronto Raptors to make the final meeting presentation among the teams visiting with him in Los Angeles next week. - @wojespn

Kawhi Leonard intends to meet with the Los Angeles Lakers and Los Angeles Clippers when free agency commences. - @ChrisBHaynes

Los Angeles Lakers star LeBron James is gifting new teammate Anthony Davis his No. 23 jersey for the upcoming season. - @ChrisBHaynes

The Knicks are "keeping an eye on" Terry Rozier in case the Celtics rescind his rights - @IanBegley

The Philadelphia 76ers would prefer to re-sign free agent Jimmy Butler but it appears they would also be open to dealing him in a sign-and-trade. - @sam_amick

Other

Memphis Grizzlies have declined to give guard Tyler Dorsey a qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent. -@wojespn

Anthony Davis is waiving his $4M trade kicker. - @wojespn

The Boston Celtics are hiring Kara Lawson as an assistant coach. - @wojespn

The Pelicans have declined to extend a qualifying offer to forward Stanley Johnson, making him an unrestricted free agent. - @ShamsCharania

The Lakers will start free agency with $32M in salary cap space. The Lakers have the ability to sign a max player now. - @wojespn

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