Free Agent Rumors: Porter, Randolph, Millsap, Holiday

The Wizards‘ session with Otto Porter ended without an agreement, tweets David Aldridge of TNT. Porter plans to start meeting with other teams this weekend (Twitter link). That creates a potential opening for the Nets, who appear willing to offer the max of four years and $100MM, according to a post on NetsDaily. Philadelphia may also get involved, but the Sixers seem reluctant to make long-term offers. Washington has promised to match any offer for the restricted free agent.

There’s more late-night free agency news:

  • Aldridge has two more tidbits to pass along. The Cavaliers are interested in Grizzlies power forward Zach Randolph and plan to call him today (Twitter link). Also, Blake Griffin‘s decision to re-sign with the Clippers means the Suns will intensify their pursuit of  Hawks forward Paul Millsap (Twitter link).
  • Jrue Holiday met with the Pelicans tonight, but no deal was reached, tweets Sam Amick of USA Today. The two sides are expected to get together again in the morning.
  • The new $201MM supermax contract that the Warriors gave to Stephen Curry doesn’t include a no-trade clause or a player option, according to Anthony Slater of The San Jose Mercury News (Twitter link).
  • Spurs forward Jonathon Simmons has gotten calls from the Kings, Clippers and Timberwolves and is ready to start holding meetings, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical (Twitter link).
  • In addition to Simmons, the Clippers plan to meet with Nuggets forward Danilo Gallinari on Sunday and Jazz forward Joe Ingles this weekend, relays Brad Turner of The Los Angeles Times (Twitter link).
  • There’s a strong chance that Celtics‘ power forward Amir Johnson will sign with the Sixers, a source tells Keith Pompey of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Johnson has a history with Philadelphia’s president of basketball operations Bryan Colangelo, who traded for him in 2009 as GM of the Raptors.
  • The Kings met tonight with Andre Iguodala and Patrick Patterson, according to Sam Amick of USA Today (Twitter link).
  • The Timberwolves have put in a call to Ty Lawson as a possible backup for Jeff Teague, tweets Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News. The Pelicans, Thunder and Kings have also been in contact with Lawson.
  • The Grizzlies are the latest team to show interest in Kings guard Ben McLemore, relays Chris Mannix of The Vertical (Twitter link).
  • The Knicks contacted Suns power forward Alan Williams tonight, posts Ian Begley on ESPN Now. Williams fits New York’s goal of finding players who can contribute on both ends of the floor, Begley notes.
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9 thoughts on “Free Agent Rumors: Porter, Randolph, Millsap, Holiday

    • the dude

      Nene is 34 and got 4 years, and he hasn’t been a all star for the last 4 like Millsap.

      • xabial

        Nice try but the two aren’t even remotely comparable.

        Nene is going to make $15M those 4 years (and we don’t even know if all 4 years are guaranteed) whereas Millsap is guaranteed to make at least that much per year

    • blakeh11

      Yeah but it’s adding another big which we don’t need. That’s the whole reason we traded Noel. Johnson can’t space the floor either which doesn’t do us any good. I’d rather just let the young guys play and if you need extra minutes at the 4 let Simmons learn it too not just handling the ball all the time and Fultz can be the 1 then.

  1. Z-A

    Will he be a 20+ or scorer on the Sixers squad? If you don’t see that, then there’s no reason to max him out. Embiid, Simmons, and Fultz will all dominate the ball. Porter has improved YOY but I don’t see the upside as a 3rd or 4th getting 25M. Ride out Covington 1 more year, Insert Anderson or TLC after that, keep your 3 and D guy on rookie wages. If Porter was 6 10 or 6 11 then stretch 4 all the way but he’s 6 8 and not that position flexible. I’d be okay with Gallinari for 1 season at an overpay 25M. They need Flex to attempt to get a huge whale FA in 2018 or 2019.

  2. Himmy1

    Sixers need to stay away from porter. Won’t help the development of young players.

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