RFA Rumors: Dellavedova, Waiters, T. Johnson

Earlier tonight, we heard that the Warriors plan to retain restricted free agent Harrison Barnes if they’re unable to land Kevin Durant. Here are several more updates on RFAs around the league:

  • The Kings, Hawks, Mavericks, and Bucks have all reached out to Matthew Dellavedova‘s camp early in free agency, league sources tell Chris Haynes of Cleveland.com. Dellavedova is in Australia preparing for the 2016 Olympics, so he’s unlikely to have face-to-face meetings with any suitors anytime soon, but it sounds like he’s interested in exploring his options. A return to the Cavaliers remains in play for the RFA guard, but it’s possible the price will get too high for Cleveland’s liking, Haynes writes.
  • Dion Waiters‘ representatives fielded interest from the Kings, Nets, Sixers, Bulls, Heat, and Thunder tonight, a source tells Dave McMenamin of ESPN.com (Twitter link). Oklahoma City extended a qualifying offer to Waiters earlier this week, making him a restricted free agent and giving the Thunder the right of first refusal.
  • On The Vertical’s free agency broadcast earlier tonight, Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Tyler Johnson has received interest from a handful of teams, including the Nets and Pelicans, and is expected to begin taking meetings on Friday (Twitter links via Scott Kushner of The Advocate and Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald. The restricted free agent guard, who got a qualifying offer from the Heat, could earn up to $10MM annually, per Wojnarowski (Twitter link via Brian Lewis of the New York Post).
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4 thoughts on “RFA Rumors: Dellavedova, Waiters, T. Johnson

  1. Grant Weddle

    How Johnson a 10 mil player. I like his game but even witht he cap that is a overpay

  2. Z.....

    makes sense on tyler johnson with what seems like the market will be, but the heat can still keep him under the gilbert arenas provision, right?

    • Z.....

      after looking further into it, nobody can offer him more than $5.8 million over these next 2 years, but in an offer sheet of 3 or 4 years, thats a different story, and they can offer anything up to $25 mil. So if someone gives him something near $15 million on the last 2 years of the deal, the Heat will likely lose him, b/c of the cap hit to them in those years being greater than for the team that signs the offer sheet. like what happened t to the Knicks with Jeremy Lin a few years ago….

      • Steve in Chicago

        I was just thinking that someone could make a crazy offer to Waiters just to mess with OKCs ability to retain Durant.


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