NBA Rumors for Tuesday, July 7
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Mo Williams was "very interested" in a return and he's officially back. The 32-year-old veteran point guard has agreed to a two-year, $4.3 million deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, a league source confirmed. Northeast Ohio Media Group
He has a player option on the second year. Northeast Ohio Media Group reported before the free-agency period began that Williams wanted to return to Northeast Ohio. He played two seasons with the Cavaliers from 2008-10. Northeast Ohio Media Group
That is largely why the Warriors and [Leandro] Barbosa, who is an unrestricted free agent, will reunite next season. General manager Bob Myers issued a statement affirming the teamís intention, which canít become official before Thursday, at the conclusion of the leagueís moratorium period. Barbosas has agreed Monday to play his 13th season on a one-year contract worth a reported $2.5 million. CSN Bay Area
The Warriors believe no locker room in the NBA is healthier than theirs. They may be right. Itís as tight and low-maintenance as they come. MVP Stephen Curry, as ďchillĒ as he is spectacular, sets a professional tone. Draymond Greenís relentless fire is tempered by dedication and a genius-level hoops IQ. Even Andrew Bogut, the most cantankerous of the bunch, generally obliges the teamís single-file approach. CSN Bay Area
The Trey Lyles contract situation may be quickly headed toward a resolution. "Weíll have some news for our fans here real short, so no worries," Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey told 1280 The Zone on Monday evening. Salt Lake Tribune Blog
Lyles has not practiced with the Jazz this summer, his campís only real leverage and protection in the negotiations, and he missed Mondayís summer league opener. But Utah will play at least six more games this summer between its commitments in Salt Lake City and Las Vegas, which would give Lyles a good opportunity to get acquainted with the teamís system.
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