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| Daily NBA Rumors

NBA Rumors for Thursday, June 30

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Expect Philadelphia to be aggressive in free agency to rebuild its roster. However, the 76ers, still in the early stages of building their team, will likely have to overpay free agents to sign long term. Yahoo Sports

Los Angeles (Lakers), with seven players under contract, will enter free agency with close to $56 million in cap space once the large free-agent holds of Roy Hibbert and Kobe Bryant are released. Yahoo Sports

The Nets, with six players under contract and holes across the roster, will have $55 million in cap space when free agency begins. Yahoo Sports

The July 3 non-guaranteed dates of Amir Johnson and Jonas Jerebko will dictate if Boston stays at $18 million in room or see’s that figure increase. If both players are waived, the Celtics will have $36 million in room and could see that total increase to over $40 million based on the free agency of Evan Turner and the release of first-round cap holds of Guerschon Yabusele and Ante Zizic. Yahoo Sports

With free-agent point guard Mike Conley likely receiving a $26 million max offer, Memphis can leave Conley’s $14 million hold on the books and use the $25 million in projected cap space to find athletic wings in free agency. Yahoo Sports

If Sacramento wishes to bring back guard Seth Curry, cap space will need to be used to re-sign him or match an offer. Yahoo Sports

Once Washington uses cap space, expect Beal to re-sign for a max-level contract, pushing the Wizards over the salary cap. Yahoo Sports

Because Bazemore has early Bird rights, the Hawks will need to carve out roughly $13 million in room to re-sign him. If Horford and Bazemore depart, Atlanta could be looking at over $40 million in room in a thin market. Yahoo Sports

The Heat could have $27 million in room, but only if Wade were to re-sign for $15 million annually and Miami’s free agents other than Hassan Whiteside and Tyler Johnson are renounced. Yahoo Sports

nba rumors The Knicks have emerged as prohibitive favorites for Joakim Noah and have set up a Friday afternoon meeting in New York with the free-agent Bulls center, according to an NBA source. On Wednesday, Knicks president Phil Jackson left the sweaty gym after the Knicks’ first summer-league practice wearing a white straw hat, and now it’s time for the Zen Master to put on his recruiting hat — with Noah the big fish. NY Post

The Memphis Grizzlies aren't just trying to fend off the Dallas Mavericks' pursuit of marquee free agent Mike Conley. The Grizzlies, according to league sources, also have interest in Mavericks free-agent swingman Chandler Parsons, who is widely expected to leave Dallas this summer in free agency given the team's focus on other free-agent targets. ESPN.com

ESPN reported last week that Conley and Miami Heat free-agent center Hassan Whiteside are Dallas' top two free-agent targets. ?But Grizzlies officials, sources say, remain confident about their chances of retaining Conley and have Parsons high on the list of wing players they want to sign with the rest of their salary-cap space. ESPN.com

nba rumors The Charlotte Hornets have extended a qualifying offer to guard Troy Daniels. By extending a qualifying offer to Daniels prior to the June 30 deadline, Charlotte owns the right to match any offer sheet he may sign with another team. Daniels will become a restricted free agent on July 1. InsideHoops

The Dallas Mavericks announced today that center Salah Mejri underwent arthroscopic surgery for a right knee debridement this morning. The surgery was performed by team physician Dr. Daniel Worrel at The Carrell Clinic in Dallas. InsideHoops

The NBA has spent years making in-roads in basketball-loving China, installing offices there, bringing players stateside and playing exhibitions there to increase the league's presence in a country that can't get enough of it. One of the few steps left to be taken was to add a Chinese owner to a team. As the NBA's chairman of the board, Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor felt a particular sense of duty to make that happen. Taylor finalized an agreement with two new minority owners on Wednesday, including the first Chinese minority partner in league history. Boston Herald/AP

The Golden State Warriors have extended qualifying offers to forward Harrison Barnes and center Festus Ezeli, the team announced today. By extending a qualifying offer prior to the June 30 deadline, Barnes and Ezeli will become restricted free agents and Golden State owns the right to match any offer sheet they may sign with another team. The Warriors did not extend qualifying offers to guard Ian Clark and forward James Michael McAdoo, who will become unrestricted free agents. InsideHoops


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