As of right now, it’s looking like it’ll come down to the Los Angeles Clippers and Dallas Mavericks for the services of DeAndre Jordan, and ESPN’s Chris Broussard says it’s “50/50” between the two teams. Jordan is reportedly seeking a four-year deal with an opt-out after Year 3, which negates the Clippers’ advantage in free agency.
Green to take less than max?
Draymond Green will meet with the Golden State Warriors when free agency begins, and if things go well, the versatile forward could wind up with a deal before even going to meet with any other teams.
It’s always been thought that Green will get the max, but he may take less than the max to help with flexibility, according to Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area Media Group.
Monroe sets meetings
Greg Monroe will meet with four teams when free agency begins, according to Jeff Zillgitt of USA TODAY Sports. Monroe will meet with the Milwaukee Bucks, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Portland Trail Blazers.
Monroe has long been seen as a likely candidate to go to the Knicks, but the Lakers feel they have a good shot as well if LaMarcus Aldridge goes elsewhere.
Kanter wants the big bucks
Enes Kanter is a polarizing player. He’s a very talented offensive player and a strong rebounder, but he’s one of the worst defensive big men in the league. That’s not going to stop him from seeking a max or near-max deal, according to Shams Charania of RealGM.
The Oklahoma City Thunder would like to re-sign him, although a max deal is really steep for such a one-way player. The Dallas Mavericks and Milwaukee Bucks are also mentioned as having interest.
Cavaliers interested in Dunleavy
A more likely target for the Cavaliers is Mo Williams, as there’s mutual interest between the two parties, according to Chris Haynes of Northeast Ohio Media Group.