2:55pm: The Wizards and Kings have also had conversations with the Hollins camp, Turner clarifies, citing a source (Twitter link).
2:41pm: The Clippers and representatives for Hollins spoke today, though a deal isn’t happening, Turner tweets. Presumably, Turner means that a deal isn’t happening at the moment, rather than that a deal won’t happen at all.
10:36am: The Kings and Clippers maintain interest in signing nine-year veteran Ryan Hollins, and the Wizards are also eyeing him, a source told Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports (Twitter link). Spears reported Sacramento’s interest in re-signing the Todd Ramasar client in early July, around the time Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times heard that the Clippers had conversations about reuniting with Hollins, who previously spent two seasons with the team.
The Clips didn’t make an offer at that point, Turner said then, and it’s unclear if any team has put a deal on the table for Hollins yet. He’s also reportedly received interest from the Mavericks and Pelicans along the way, though neither team has been connected to him for more than a month.
Hollins, who turns 31 in October, would appear to have an easier path to a regular season roster spot with the Kings or Clippers than he would with the Wizards, barring trade activity. Sacramento and L.A. have 14 full guarantees apiece while Washington has 15 and apparently isn’t offering partially guaranteed money to its camp invitees. Still, he faces competition, as the Kings were reportedly eyeing Hedo Turkoglu late last month while reports continue to show the Clippers have interest in re-signing Glen Davis.
The Kings signed him to a one-year, minimum-salary contract in 2014, and that would seem to be the sort of deal he’d command this time around, too. He averaged 3.0 points and 2.2 rebounds in 9.6 minutes per game this past season.
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