Stein’s Latest: Nets, Spurs, Cavs, Belinelli, Neal

In between arguments about the relative merits of In-N-Out Burger,'s Marc Stein has found time this afternoon to pass along several nuggets related to free agency. Here are the highlights from the scribe's Twitter account:

  • The Nets are still targeting point guards, with Shaun Livingston and John Lucas III among the players on the team's radar, says Stein (via Twitter). The club lost C.J. Watson to the Pacers in free agency.
  • Prior to agreeing to sign with the Spurs, Marco Belinelli had a more lucrative offer on the table from the Cavaliers, says Stein, adding that Belinelli couldn't resist the lure of the Spurs' "all-world operation" (Twitter link).
  • There are "strong indications" that restricted free agent Gary Neal won't be returning to the Spurs, which is why the team moved quickly to bring Belinelli aboard, tweets Stein. According to Stein (via Twitter), Neal is receiving interest at a price point that San Antonio is reluctant to match.
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