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t has been a foregone conclusion for months that Jeremy Lin will re-sign with the New York Knicks, but sources close to the situation say the return of the free agent point guard is not as certain as it once seemed.Share Tweet
The Detroit Pistons have struck a verbal agreement to sign Ukranian center Vyacheslav Kravtsov to a multiyear deal, according to his agent.Share TweetFree-agent point guard Andre Miller agreed to re-sign with the Denver Nuggets on a three-year, a source confirmed Sunday night.Share TweetChicago Bulls restricted free-agent center Omer Asik has agreed to a three-year, $25 million deal with the Houston Rockets, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal.Share TweetThe Dallas Mavericks will get the first face-to-face sitdown Monday afternoon with Deron Williams, this summer's marquee free agent, according to sources familiar with Williams' plans.Share Tweet
Wolves plan to be aggressive in free agent marketnba.com Jul 1, 2012When the Timberwolves' once-promising season came to a disappointing end, coach Rick Adelman said the team had to be aggressive with free agency and trades to bring in skilled veterans who could change the culture in Minnesota.Share TweetThe Western Conference champion Oklahoma City Thunder worked out a deal with coach Scott Brooks that should be finalized soon.Share TweetThe Toronto Raptors have offered free agent point guard Steve Nash a three-year, $36 million contract, sources told ESPN.com senior writer Marc Stein.Share TweetThe Brooklyn Nets and Atlanta Hawks are engaged in ongoing talks on a multiplayer deal that would send several expiring contracts to the Atlanta Hawks for All-Star guard Joe Johnson, according to sources briefed on the discussions.Share Tweet
2012 NBA free agency -- Boston Celtics, Memphis Grizzlies join Miami Heat in Ray Allen chase, sources sayThe Miami Heat are the not the only team chasing shooting guard Ray Allen.Share TweetThe Portland Trail Blazers have offered restricted free agent center Roy Hibbert a four-year, $58 million contract, sources confirmed to ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard.Share TweetBritain has lost a second NBA player for the men's basketball tournament at the Olympic Games after Ben Gordon failed to link up with the squad at its training camp in the United States.Share Tweetnba.com Jul 1, 2012New Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan has met face-to-face with Dwight Howard, but the team isn't commenting on what was discussed.Share Tweet
Oklahoma City Thunder Fan Is Selling His Homemade Painted Cardeadspin.com Jul 1, 2012If you are in the market for a hideous car made even more hideous by a custom paint job, today is your lucky day. Drew Hooper, who can only be described as a Thunder super fan, decided to spruce up his 1996 Suzuki X-90 in really the only way a 1996 Suzu…Share Tweet
Dwight Howard Claims The Magic Blackmailed Him, Is A Crazy Persondeadspin.com Jul 1, 2012Last night, Dwight Howard re-requested a trade to the Brooklyn Nets. Rumors connecting Howard with the Nets have been swirling for months, so this was not exactly breaking news. What is breaking news is Howard's claim that he feels he was "blackmai…Share TweetThe New Orleans Hornets have waived Rashard Lewis, a move they've been expected to make since acquiring the 14-year veteran forward in a trade with Washington.Share Tweet
Lakers reach out to Sessions, mull PG optionsShortly after the 9 p.m. PT start to the free agent frenzy, Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak called a representative of Ramon Sessions to formally express the team's interest in opening contract negotiations, according to Sessions' agent.Share TweetCNNSI.com Jul 1, 2012With free agency officially tipping off, Sam Amick delivers the latest news from around the league, including where Deron Williams is leaning and who is already lining up for Steve Nash.Share Tweet
Sources: Gordon to visit Pacers, Rockets, SunsEric Gordon will visit the Indiana Pacers on Sunday, the first day of free agency, according to league sources.Share Tweet
Source: Asik Agrees With HoustonJul 1Chicago Bulls restricted free-agent center Omer Asik has agreed to a three-year, $25 million deal with the Houston Rockets, according to a person with direct knowledge of the deal.
Trail Blazers Offer Roy Hibbert Max ContractJul 1Chris Broussard discusses the maximum contract offer Pacers restricted free agent Roy Hibbert has received from the Trail Blazers.
Raptors Make Offer To NashJul 1Sources: Steve Nash receives 3-year, $36 million offer from Raptors.
Meeting With D-WillJul 1Ric Bucher with the latest on Deron Williams' scheduled meetings with the Mavericks and Nets on Monday.