From NBA.com staff reports
The first day of NBA free agency was a spending spree. The second day? More of the same. Yet even after that — and more big names (Monta Ellis, Greg Monroe, Tim Duncan) and small names (Aron Baynes, Ed Davis) reaching deals — we’re still waiting for two of the biggest fish in the free-agent pond to swim to their future homes.
Will we finally see DeAndre Jordan and LaMarcus Aldridge make their choice today? That’s still unclear. But what is clear is we’ll be on top of all the latest buzz in free agency all day long …
- Jordan could decide today | Report: Kings to talk with J-Smoove | Report: Wizards pursuing West
- Mavs waiting on Jordan | Rondo, Kings spending day | Aldridge plot thickens via Riley pitch?
- Knicks chasing quantity vs. quality? | Report: Spurs seek second bite at Aldridge apple | Aldridge shifts to pondering mode
- Knicks eyeing Brewer as triangle vet? | Knicks on track for R.Lopez | R.Lopez, Knicks agree on $54 deal
- Belinelli to Kings (3 years, $19M) | Jordan nixing Knicks led to R.Lopez | Neal to Wiz for 1 year
- No news is, er, no news on Aldridge | Report: Jordan ‘on verge’ of choosing Mavs| Reports: Mavericks land Jordan
More and more, looking as if DeAndre Jordan will leave Clippers.
Neal joins his fourth team in the past 17 months:
Robin Lopez soon will be just one borough away from brother Brook.
Keep in mind, decisions expected today or tomorrow could drag into next week …
David West would pair pretty nicely with Marcin Gortat on the Washington frontline …
Lakers backup plans? — 10:21 a.m.
The L.A. Lakers haven’t exactly lit the free-agency world on fire to date …
State of free agency in Houston — 9:48 a.m.
The Rockets have hopes of landing LaMarcus Aldridge, although that seems pretty faint. How are they doing in talks with Corey Brewer and Pat Beverley? …
The Sacramento Kings lost out on Wesley Matthews in free agency, but they’re not giving up on a remodel just yet …
Don’t think players aren’t noticing these deals — 9:19 a.m.
Free agency has gotten off to a frantic pace and the deals are flying fast and furious — facts that aren’t lost on the players …
Report: Jordan could make decision today — 8:28 a.m.
Ben Bolch of the Los Angeles Times says DeAndre Jordan has heard all the pitches and wooing. Now he’s weighing it all over and will decide soon …
The free-agent center heard a comprehensive pitch Thursday night from the Clippers, the last of four teams to woo one of the NBA’s top defenders and rebounders over a two-day span.
Clippers executives touched on a variety of topics during the three-hour meeting, including increased marketing opportunities for a player who has lagged in that department behind teammates Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, star pitchmen for several national brands. Coach Doc Rivers also addressed tensions between Paul and Jordan that have given the center pause about his desire to continue playing for the only NBA team he has known in his seven professional seasons.
A person close to Jordan who attended the meeting described the Clippers’ presentation as “tight,” saying “they had their stuff together.”
Jordan was expected to weigh everything he had heard from the Clippers, Lakers, Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks over the previous 48 hours and make a decision as soon as Friday, though there was some thought he would wait for free-agent forward LaMarcus Aldridge to pick a team before declaring his intentions.