It’s that time of year, folks. NBA free agency finally is upon us.
There have been plenty of moves since it began Saturday, with some of the more notable ones being Paul Millsap’s deal with the Denver Nuggets, J.J. Redick’s decision to trust the process and head to the Philadelphia 76ers, and Stephen Curry’s mega-deal to become the first $200 million player in NBA history. Now, all eyes are on free agent forward Gordon Hayward, who’s expected to make his decision Tuesday.
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8 p.m.: Finally, some fireworks: Hayward has announced on The Players’ Tribune he’s joining the Boston Celtics.
6:21 p.m.: After losing out on George Hill, the Lakers could make significant moves Wednesday.
6:13 p.m.: Rudy Gay appears to be waiting on Hayward.
If Hayward signs with the Celtics then Gay could be headed to South Beach.
3:22 p.m.: Gordon Hayward might be joining the Celtics. Or maybe not!
ESPN’s Chris Haynes broke the news Tuesday afternoon, saying Hayward “plans to sign” with Boston.
However, Hayward’s agent refuted the report.
But there’s still more, as some reporters speculated the leak might have come before Hayward had a chance to speak to the Jazz.
In conclusion, no one has any idea what’s going on. Yay, NBA free agency!
2:02 p.m.: Another Jazz player apparently is on his way out of Utah, as The Vertical’s Shams Charania reported point guard George Hill will join the Sacramento Kings.
The Vertical also reported that Zach Randolph will join Hill on the West Coast.
9:50 a.m.: While we wait for Gordon Hayward’s big announcement, here’s what you might have missed overnight Tuesday.
Wojnarowski added that the Clippers will send Jamal Crawford, Diamond Stone and a future first-round pick to the Atlanta Hawks, as they don’t have the salary cap room to sign Gallinari. The Nuggets are expected to receive draft compensation for helping to facilitate the deal.
Wojnarowski also reported free agent and former Hawks forward Mike Scott has found a new home.
11:02 p.m.: Fourth of July fireworks are coming.
8:25 p.m.: An update on Gordon Hayward and an Indiana Pacers move.
1:30 p.m.: George Hill might be on his way to Los Angeles.
That ultimately could be good news for the Celtics.
9:10 a.m.: Derrick Rose — remember him? The Milwaukee Bucks apparently haven’t.
8:15 a.m.: The Carmelo Anthony is about to get a lot more interested, according to this rumor from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
11:05 p.m.: The Denver Nuggets have landed an All-Star forward.
9:42 p.m.: This is classic Lakers, and one year after they signed bad contracts with Luol Deng and Timofey Mozgov.
8:13 p.m.: Vince Carter doesn’t seem to have any retirement plans.
7:29 p.m.: The latest on Gordon Hayward.
7:17 p.m.: This would be an interesting fit.
5:56 p.m.: The Kings are trying to add a star swingman.
5:46 p.m.: The Raptors are bringing their best player back.
4:26 p.m.: Some late-afternoon deals are coming in.
3 p.m.: The Washington Wizards look set to bolster their bench, as shooting guard Jodi Meeks agrees to a join the team from the Orlando Magic.
1:45 p.m.: Life with the Toronto Raptors suits Serge Ibaka just fine. The Raptors power forward agreed to re-sign with the team he joined in February from the Orlando Magic via trade.
1:30 p.m.: Minnesota continues its flurry of acquisitions, having agreed to sign power forward Taj Gibson, according to The Vertical’s Shams Charania. Gibson played for the Thunder and Bulls last season.
11:55 p.m.: Andre Iguodala is returning to the Warriors.
11:00 p.m.: The Warriors are serious about keeping the 2015 Finals MVP.
9:51 p.m.: Big return for the Jazz.
9 p.m.: The veteran shooter is getting a lot of interest and Golden State would be an ideal fit.
8:59 p.m.: The Cavs added some depth to their backcourt.
8:39 p.m.: Just a prop.
8:20 p.m.: More help for the Thunder?
7:49 p.m.: Some more news.
7:30 p.m.: The Celtics tried to add a piece but were unable to complete the deal.
6:32 p.m.: Paul Millsap could be leaving the Atlanta Hawks.
6:15 p.m.: Charlotte needed a backup point guard.
6:03 p.m.: Couple more updates.
4:37 p.m.: The Rockets aren’t done trying to make moves.
4:34 p.m.: Makes sense.
4:25 p.m.: A nice veteran addition for a young, talented 76ers team.
4:05 p.m.: Does Iguodala not trust The Process?
2:18 p.m.: More signings for the Celtics, and other notes.
1:22 p.m.: A couple of completed deals for Celtics first-round picks.
1:06 p.m.: Bad news for the Boston Celtics?
Some other notes, too.
11:24 a.m.: Here are some morning updates on the NBA front.
1:19 a.m.: The Los Angeles Lakers reportedly are in search of veterans to help groom their young players.
12:43 a.m.: The Golden State Warriors reportedly have a backup plan if Andre Iguodala signs elsewhere.
12:42 a.m.: The Philadelphia 76ers aren’t putting all of their eggs in J.J. Redick’s basket.
Midnight: There wasn’t much of a doubt that Stephen Curry would stay with the Golden State Warriors, and it looks like The Dubs will be paying the star guard handsomely.
The Milwaukee Bucks acquired Tony Snell in a trade with a Chicago Bulls back in October, and they reportedly will be keeping the swingman around for a few more years.
The Minnesota Timberwolves were in need of a point guard after agreeing to trade Ricky Rubio to the Utah Jazz. It looks like they found their man in Jeff Teague.
It’s rare for homegrown players to leave the San Antonio Spurs and Patty Mills’ new reported deal furthers that trend.
It looks like a George Hill reunion with the San Antonio Spurs isn’t in the cards.
The Golden State Warriors might lose out on Andre Iguodala, but they’re making sure they keep at least one of their key reserves.
The Philadelphia 76ers need a veteran to help groom their crop of young talent, and it appears they’re targeting one of the league’s best sharpshooters.
The Cleveland Cavaliers already have a veteran-laden roster, but that apparently isn’t stopping them from going after an aging big man.
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