NBA free agency doesn’t officially tip off until 12:01 a.m ET Saturday, but there’s still plenty of league news, rumors and updates all week long. Stay current as we keep you posted …

Nets picking up options on Kilpatrick, Harris

After a successful 2016-17 season with the Nets in which Sean Kilpatrick averaged 13.1 points per game, the team has picked up its $1.5 million option on the shooting guard, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. The Nets are also picking up their team option on Joe Harris for the same amount. (Updated Thursday, June 29 at 11:57 a.m. ET)

Bogut slated to hit free-agent market Saturday

Last season, Andrew Bogut signed with the Cavaliers but suffered an injury that ended his season in the opening minutes of his first game with Cleveland. Months later, he’s expected to be back fully on the free agent market on Saturday — the first day of free agency — and he’s been cleared for running/jumping activities, according to a report from Marc Stein of ESPN. The 7-foot Bogut is an above-average defender who played a huge role in the Warriors’ NBA title in 2015. (Updated Thursday, June 29 at 11:40 a.m. ET)

Rudy Gay to host FA meetings; OKC interested?

After three successful seasons in Sacramento in which he averaged slightly over 19 points per game, free agent Rudy Gay is hosting meetings in Austin, Texas for interested suitors, according to The Vertical’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Oklahoma City Thunder “continues to be a team who sees a fit,” according to the report. (Updated Thursday, June 29 at 10:10 a.m. ET)

Paul George keeps busy recruiting

Paul George isn’t letting his intent to join the Lakers affect his recruiting. George plans on signing with the Lakers in 2018, but he’s been using the current offseason to recruit players to other teams he could play for. Considering there are no tampering rules for players what he is doing is perfectly legal and allowed. (Updated Wednesday, June 28 at 5:40 p.m. ET)

Clips focused on bringing back Griffin

The Clippers are down one star as Chris Paul is being traded to the Rockets. They also appear to be losing J.J. Redick, who says he doesn’t plan to re-sign with Los Angeles. However, the Clips are planning to focus all their efforts on re-signing Blake Griffin, who told the team that he was set to opt out of the final year of his contract and become a free agent. (Updated Wednesday, June 28 at 3:29 p.m. ET)

Mutual interest between Knicks, Teague

Just a few hours after the Knicks announced the departure of Phil Jackson as team president, ESPN’s Ian Begley reported that New York is expected to give point guard Jeff Teague a look during free agency, and apparently the interest is mutual. The 29-year-old played for the Pacers last season after spending his first seven seasons in the league with the Hawks. He had yet another solid season, averaging 15.3 points, 7.8 assists and four rebounds per game, and would be a nice veteran point guard to bring in after drafting Frank Ntilikina. (Updated Wednesday, June 28 at 2:55 p.m. ET)

Redick not returning to Clippers

Now that Chris Paul is headed to the Rockets, J.J. Redick has reportedly made it clear that he will not re-sign with the Clippers. Redick enters free agency on July 1 and, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, Redick isn’t even considering a return to the Clippers. Though the Paul trade may have had something to do with it, Windhorst said that Redick wanting to leave was the “worst kept secret in the NBA” over the last few months. (Updated Wednesday, June 28 at 2:15 p.m. ET)

Rockets trying to add Paul George

According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, the Rockets are doing everything they can to acquire Paul George from the Pacers to form a Big Three with James Harden and Chris Paul. Windhorst reports that Houston is dangling Indiana native Eric Gordon as the central piece to the trade. (Updated Wednesday, June 28 at 2 p.m. ET)

Just over an hour after reports surfaced that Chris Paul would be opting into his contract and being traded from the Clippers to the Rockets, Daryl Morey and the Houston front office aren’t done wheeling and dealing just yet. According to Marc Spears of The Undefeated, the Rockets have acquired DeAndre Liggins from the Mavericks in exchange for cash considerations. Houston will also acquire Ryan Kelly from the Hawks in exchange for cash considerations. (Updated Wednesday, 12:59 p.m. ET)

Clippers to trade Chris Paul to Rockets

Chris Paul will be traded to the Rockets in a stunning deal. Three days before NBA free agency, the Clippers agreed to send Paul to Houston for a return of Patrick Beverley, Lou Williams and Sam Dekker, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. The Rockets will also receive a 2018 first-round pick. The plan is for Paul to opt in to the final year of his contract so the trade can take place. (Updated Wednesday, 11:55 a.m. ET)

Durant plans to re-sign after Warriors make offseason moves

Kevin Durant decided to opt out of the final year of his contract in order to restructure his deal with the Warriors, and according to reports, he won’t re-sign until after the Warriors have taken care of some other business first, namely re-signing the likes of Andre Iguodala and Shaun Livingston. (Updated Wednesday, 10:10 a.m. ET)

Bulls still unsure about Rondo

The Chicago Bulls have a big decision to make about Rajon Rondo, but according to vice president of basketball operations John Paxson, they’re still unsure. The Bulls can buy Rondo out for $3 million by Friday, or else they are on the hook for his $13.4 million salary next season. Chicago is clearly rebuilding, but will they bring Rondo back to mentor the youth movement? (Updated Tuesday, June 27 at 9:38 p.m. ET)

Knicks want to re-sign Rose?

Could Derrick Rose make a return to the Big Apple? According to ESPN’s Ian Begley, the New York Knicks have “legitimate” interest in re-signing Rose, who becomes an unrestricted free agent on July 1. Rose’s agent has already stated that his client might be interested in taking a pay cut to stay in New York, a departure from previous reports that he was seeking a max contract. (Updated Tuesday, June 27 at 8:20 p.m. ET)

Several teams want Iguodala

Free agent Andre Iguodala is expected to draw interest from several teams, according to Chris Haynes of ESPN. The Timberwolves, Spurs, Clippers, 76ers, Magic, Nets and Jazz are all reportedly interested in the 33-year-old former All-Star. The teams reportedly have a dual interest in signing Iguodala — to improve their rosters and to hurt the Warriors at the same time. (Updated Tuesday, June 27 at 7:20 p.m. ET)

LeBron will ‘never’ join Clippers

According Mike Wise of The Undefeated, sources close to LeBron James have indicated that, despite the rumors, the Cavs star will never sign with the Clippers. Wise said that the reasons are unclear, but that James was vehement that he would never entertain the idea of joining the Clippers. Rumors surfaced just after the Finals about LeBron considering making a move to Los Angeles to play for either the Lakers or Clippers after the 2017-18 season. (Updated Tuesday, June 27 at 7:10 p.m. ET)

Clippers, CP3 meet before free agency

Last week, the Los Angeles Clippers‘ star point guard Chris Paul decided to opt out of the final year of his contract in order to become an unrestricted free agent. Ahead of the official start of free agency, the Clippers and Paul reportedly met Tuesday to discuss the two sides’ futures. Despite Paul opting out, he very well could re-sign with the Clippers, and they’ll be able to offer him about 205 million reasons why he should stay. Additionally, Bill Oram, who confirmed that the meeting took place, indicates that figuring out the CP3 situation is the Clippers’ first priority this summer. (Updated Tuesday, June 27 at 4:40 p.m. ET)

Melo looking for buyout; Knicks reluctant

According to a report from ESPN’s Marc Stein on Tuesday, Carmelo Anthony and his camp are willing to talk about a buyout. However, now it’s Phil Jackson and the Knicks who are reluctant to agree to a deal that would get Anthony out of New York. (Updated Tuesday, June 27 at 2:50 p.m. ET)

Celtics trying to land both Hayward, George

The Celtics are apparently still working feverishly on adding a star. Or two. According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Celtics are Report: Celtics looking to add both Gordon Hayward and Paul George in offseason in the coming weeks. (Updated Tuesday, June 27 at 2:37 p.m. ET)

Westbrook open to signing extension

After taking home the MVP award on Monday night, Westbrook said an extension with the Thunder isn’t on his mind right now. But according to a report from ESPN, sources citing knowledge with those close to the 28-year-old indicated that Westbrook would sign an extension with the team when it’s offered.

OKC cannot begin negotiations with Westbrook until July 1 at midnight, where they can offer him a five-year deal worth approximately $215 million. (Updated Tuesday, June 27 at 1:07 p.m. ET)

Wall recruiting George to D.C.?

Paul George has informed the Pacers he doesn’t intend to re-sign with the team when he becomes a free agent in 2018, and Wizards All-Star John Wall is taking the opportunity to pitch his team as a potential landing spot. Although George has stated his preference is to wind up in L.A., Wall feels his team is “one piece away.”

“I am talking to some guys … Paul. I know his ultimate goal of where he wants to be. I’m trying to see if we can make something happen,” Wall told The Undefeated on Monday night. (Updated Tuesday, June 27 at 12:44 p.m. ET)

Wolves still want to deal Rubio

After the draft day acquisition of Jimmy Butler, the Minnesota Timberwolves “remain intent” on dealing Ricky Rubio, according to a report from ESPN’s Marc Stein. The goal in doing so, according to the report, is to bring in more shooting to surround their new franchise cornerstone Butler and rising star Karl-Anthony Towns. The Wolves shipped point guard and former top-5 pick Kris Dunn to Chicago as part of the Butler trade, which would leave Minnesota relatively thin at point guard if a deal to ship Rubio out were completed. (Updated Tuesday, June 27 at 11:08 a.m. ET)

76ers, Nets expected to make push for Redick

According to a report Monday, both the 76ers and Nets are expected to make a hard push for Clippers guard J.J. Redick. The veteran sharpshooter has spent his last four seasons in L.A. but will hit the market as an unrestricted free agent on July 1. (Updated Tuesday, June 27 at 11:03 a.m. ET)

Wizards extend qualifying offers to Porter, Bogdanovic

On Monday, the Washington Wizards extended qualifying offers to both Otto Porter Jr. and Bojan Bogdanovic, according to a report from the Washington Post‘s Candace Buckner. This move by Washington is one that locks them up as they are now restricted free agents. If a team swoops in with big offers, the Wizards now hold the option to match and retain the rights to both within 48 hours of an offer from another team. (Updated Tuesday, June 27 at 10:39 a.m. ET)


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