Free agency started, even though teams won't be able to make deals official until the 10th. Here's the PtR off-season primer, where you can find information on the salary cap and all that boring stuff. This is what we have so far in terms of signings and rumors, first on the Spurs and then on other teams.
The Spurs have been quiet so far but seem to be thinking about bringing in a big man. They are reportedly interested in trading for Marcin Gortat and signing Zaza Pachulia and might be considering Greg Oden. There's no news on Manu but that's to be expected. Neal hasn't signed an offer sheet yet.
Update: The Spurs are finalizing a deal with Tiago Splitter for four years and $36 million dollars, according to the almighty Woj.
Update 2: The Spurs are reportedly interested in Chauncey Billups and Matt Barnes.
Update 3: The Spurs will re-sign Manu to a two year, $14 million contract.
The Celtics are hard to read. It seemed like they were ready to tank after trading away their core but Ainge claims that's not true and they might go after Josh Smith or Diwght Howard. Who knows what's going on there.
The Nets traded for the Celtics' old guys (see above) and will re-sign Andray Blatche. Becaue they have all the money, they also seem very close to landing Kyle Korver. They might make another small signing, probably for a back up PG, but they are probably done for now.
The Bobcats seem to be eyeing Al Jefferson. I don't think it's a good idea for them to use their cap space in a good not great center and I'm not the only one. They also tendered a qualifying offer to Gerald Henderson but are letting Byron Mullens be unrestricted.
The Bulls made perhaps the best signing so far when they inked Mike Dunleavy Jr. to an affordable two year deal. It shows how boring the off-season has been so far but it also open up the possibility that Thibs might actually rest Deng this season, considering that the Bulls also have Jimmy Butler and Tony Snell under contract. They are probably looking for a back up PG.
The Cavs seem to be interested in a lot of players, Nikola Pekovic among them. They are also rumored to be the front-runners to get Greg Oden, whom the Spurs are allegedly interested in. With all those big men in the roster, Varejao might be available.
The Pistons are looking to make a splash and are targeting Josh Smith (presumably to play small forward...pray for DBB), Andre Iguodala and Tyreke Evans. They've also expressed interest in O.J. Mayo and PtR favorite Brandan Wright.
The Pacers actually made a good signing, inking C.J. Watson to man the back up PG slot. They seem interested in the underrated Chris Copeland to fill the spot Tyler Hansbrough will probably leave open as a big off the bench and for some reason, might go after Tony Allen.
Ugh. These guys. They might take a look at Greg Oden, apparently. They might also re-sign Birdman. Whatever.
The Bucks are one of the most interesting teams in this off-season. They have all three of Monta Ellis, Brandon Jennings and J.J. Redick as free agents and just lost Dunleavy. They also have a ton of bigs.
Update: Redick is going to the Clippers for two second round picks as a part of a three team deal. This is the guys the Rockets traded first round pick Tobias harris to get. Ugh.
The Knicks traded for Andrea Bargnani because of course they did. The deal will need some tweaking after being finalized but it basically consists of Novak, Camby, a first rounder and two second rounders to Toronto for the former number one pick. They also seem to be interested in a lot of guys but don't really have cap space so they probabl just make a small signing.
The Magic are also interested in Bledsoe and could make a deal with Afflalo as the centerpiece. They are also reportedly interested in Brandan Wright. But they still need to lose to get a cornerstone, so don't expect them to make big moves unless it's to shed salary going to veterans.
The Sixers just went all in on the rebuilding effort and traded Jrue Holiday on draft night for Nerlens Noel. For some reason, they might be interested in Omer Asik via trade. But not unlike Orlando, the Sixers are very likely tanking, so don't expect them to make big signings.
The Wizards signed the back up PG they needed in Eric Maynor. They are als trying to re-sign Martell Webster to provide some outside shooting and might look into bringing back Antawn Jamison. Unless something goes wrong, the Wizards are playoff bound.
Update: the Wizards re-signed Martell Webster to a four-year, $22 million deal. Seems like too much but they really liked him there.
The pretty ponies are trying to sign-and-trade Mayo for Bledsoe as well, because that's all the rage with the kids this days. Apparently they didn't like having Mike James as their starting points guard, so they didn't extend a QO to Darren Collison and signed Israeli guard Gal Mekel. Oh, and they obviously still hold out hope that Dwight signs with them.
The Nuggets traded Kosta Koufos, who started for them last season, to make room for Javale McGee so they might need a back up center unless they re-sign Mozgov. Most pressing, though, is the fact that free agent Andre Iguodala is taking meetings with other teams. Oh, and for some reason they are interested in Jarrett Jack even though they have Andre Miller coming off the bench.
The Warriors throw their hats on every big free agent discussion even though they have no cap room. They are also trying to trade David Lee and possibly bring back Carl Landry and Jarrett Jack. We'll see what happens but I don't expect big moves.
The Rockets seem to be the early front-runner to get Dwight and are also reportedly interested in addin someone else. They have cap space and a valuable trad chip in Omer Asik, so they could make that happen in theory if Lin is included. The Rockets are looking for anther star and will not make moves until Howard decides.
The Clippers got a verbal commitment from Chris Paul and are looking to lock up free agents Matt Barnes and possible other free agents of their own.
They are also looking for a shooting guard, dangling Bledsoe. Afflalo, Tony Allen and Redick appear as options.
Update: the Clippers found their shooting guard in Redick and a solid back up wing in Jared Dudley, as part of a three team trade. They sent out Eric Bledose and Caron Butler to the Suns and two second rounders to the Bucks. Good deal for them.
Since the Lakers didn't get any type of commitment from Dwight, they are kind of stuck. But once Howard decides, they will probably look to add a shooter. They have also showed interest in Byron Mullens, for some reason.
The Grizzlies got a very good back up center in Koufos and have Jerryd Bayless back. They will try to bring Tony Allen back and, I'm assuming, a shooter. They didn't extend QO to Jon Leuer or Austin Daye, so they will have the roster space.
Update: the Grizzlies have will re-sign Tony Allent to a four-year, $20 million dollar contract, reports Sam Amick. Solid signing.
The Wolves need to figure out what to do with free agents Andrei Kirilenko and Chase Budinger but most importantly, restricted FA Nikola Pekovic. The big man will surely get substantial offers but the Wolves are likely to match. They are also looking at a shooting guard and are ready to make Redick an offer. O.J. Mayo and Kevin Martin are also targets.
Update: The Wolves signed Chase Budinger to a thre-year, $16 million deal. A little steep but they need shooting.
Update 2: The Wolves have also signed Kevin Martin to a four year deal. The details are still murky. The Wolves will be a threat to make the playoffs and OKC just got a little worse.
New Orleans Pelicans
The Pelicans got their point guard of the present and future on draft night when they traded for Jrue Holiday and have a great young core. They are looking to add to add and are ready to make an offer to Tyeke Evans. Robin Lopez might be on the block.
OKC is trying to sign Dorrell Wright, probably to replace the likely to leave Kevin Martin in the rotation. WWith Steven Adams, the Thunder have a pretty full roster, so I expect them to add a shooter and call it a day.
Asides from the alleged talk with the Spurs about trading Gortat, the Suns have been quiet. With a good stable of big men that just added Alex Len and Goran Dragic running point, I can see the Suns targeting a shooter to complement their wing rotation of PJ Tucker, Michael Beasley and Jared Dudley.
Update: Dudley was traded to the Clippers for Eric Bledsoe and Caron Butler. The Suns are getting a good asset in Beldsoe. Let's see how good he really is.
After taking Thomas Robinson off the Rockets' hands, the Blazers are trying to get a starting caliber center and stop LaMarcus Aldridge from bolting. Chris Kaman, Zaza Pachulia, and Omer Asik are all allegedly targets. Of those four, only Kaman and Pachulia are free agents. This could be one of the teams that makes a bid on Tiago but only if Aldridge stays.
The Kings' first priority probably is to retain Tyreke Evans but they are also talking to Andre Iguodala and might be interested in Oden. With McLemore in tow, the Kings are probably looking to get rid of one of Jimmer Fredette, John Salmons or Travis Outlaw. Good luck with that.
The Jazz drafted their point guard of the future in Trey Burke and are trying to see if Mo Williams might stick around to do some mentoring but he doesn't seem intersted. They've also reached out to Paul Millsap but not to Al Jefferson, as far as I know. They have a pretty set roster. They only need a shooting guard, so they can move Gordon Hayward to the three.
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As always with these trackers, I'll try to update it if something major happens. If you hear something, post it in the comments. For a great list of all free agents (available and signed) go to PeachTree Hoops' excellent, and constantly updated 2013 Free Agent Signing Board.