The NBA offseason is in full swing, with talk of trades and other player movement starting to bubble up. In addition, free agency will open at 6 p.m. ET on June 30. Keep up on all the latest news, talks and more as the offseason takes flight:
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The Lakers are turning the reported Anthony Davis trade with the Pelicans into a three-team deal, sending Mo Wagner, Isaac Bonga and Jemerrio Jones to the Wizards as part of the Davis deal with New Orleans, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe. The Athletic's Shams Charania adds that the Lakers are also sending Washington their 2022 second-round pick.
The Lakers are trading Mo Wagner, Isaac Bonga and Jemerrio Jones to Wizards as part of the Anthony Davis deal with New Orleans, league sources tell @ZachLowe_NBA and me. Deal clears contracts and creates more cap space for free agency.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 27, 2019
The move means the Lakers will start free agency with $32 million in cap space and now have the ability to sign a max player. Helping matters was the fact that Davis agreed to waive his $4M trade kicker, reports Wojnarowski.
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Thunder big man Nerlens Noel won't be picking up his $1.9 million player option and will become a free agent, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.
Thunder center Nerlens Noel will not pick up his $1.9M player option for 2019-20 season and will be a free agent, league sources tell @TheAthleticNBA @Stadium. Noel and Thunder will discuss potential reunion, but several other teams are expected to express interest.
The 25-year-old center, who was the sixth overall pick in the 2013 Draft, averaged 4.9 points and 4.2 rebounds last season while shooting 58.7 from the field.
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With Kyrie Irving and Al Horford both threatening to bolt Boston this summer in free agency, big changes could be on the horizon for the Celtics.
Now it appears the Celtics may very well land a star free agent of their own.
According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Celtics have cropped up as the favorite to sign All-Star guard Kemba Walker.
The Boston Celtics have emerged as the frontrunner to sign Charlotte All-Star guard Kemba Walker once free agency opens Sunday at 6 PM ET, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 27, 2019
Walker has been selected for the last three All-Star games and was named a starter this year for the first time. He averaged a career-high 25.6 points and 4.4 rebounds per game last season along with 5.9 assists while playing in all 82 games.
The eight-year NBA veteran initially said the Hornets, who can offer him a five-year “supermax” contract worth up to $221 million, would remain his first priority, but he said he’s “pretty sure” he will meet with other interested teams before making a decision on his future.
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