Free Agent Rumors: P. Gasol, Mavs, Wolves, Wright, More

Pau Gasol, whose contract with the Bucks is up, continues to recover from a procedure on his left foot, but he wants to continue his NBA career next season, he tells ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski (Twitter link).

“My recovery from surgery has been smooth and I expect to be fully cleared for basketball activities in early August,” Gasol said. “I cannot wait to start training again.”

Gasol, who is an unrestricted free agent, is the only one of Milwaukee’s free agents who has yet to reach an agreement this week. There has been no indication that the Bucks are seeking a reunion.

Here are a few more free agency notes and rumors:

  • The Mavericks are among the teams that have expressed “strong interest” in Delon Wright, league sources tell Ian Begley of SNY.tv (Twitter link). Darren Wolfson of SKOR North tweets that the Timberwolves have also inquired on Wright. Wright is a restricted free agent, so the Grizzlies would have the chance to match an offer sheet.
  • The Timberwolves continue to kick the tires on free agent point guard T.J. McConnell, according to Wolfson, who tweets that the Sixers, Heat, Lakers, Grizzlies, Suns, Wizards, and Pacers have also checked out McConnell. Barry Jackson of The Miami Herald (via Twitter) notes that McConnell could be a target for Miami if the team trades Goran Dragic.
  • The Thunder are among the teams that have expressed some interest in veteran guard Jodie Meeks, a league source tells Brett Dawson of The Athletic (Twitter link). Dawson’s report came shortly before Oklahoma City agreed to terms with Alec Burks, so it’s not clear if the club remains interested in Meeks.
  • In a text message to Marc J. Spears of The Undefeated (Twitter link), Enes Kanter explains that he considered re-signing with the Trail Blazers, but didn’t feel as if they gave him enough time to make his decision. Kanter agreed to a two-year deal with Boston.
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14 thoughts on “Free Agent Rumors: P. Gasol, Mavs, Wolves, Wright, More

    • “Chips” are little things that they gather up and horde and used to trade. A trade chip. Not worth much but something you throw in.

      A “championShip” is something that takes a year of hard work and sacrifice and you get a trophy and a parade and a championship ring with diamonds and gold. Players are proud of their championships.

        • All this talk about winning a chip the last week and a half. It’s a lot more than a chip I’ll tell you that. I guess I’m just respecting the process and work that it takes to win it all, and why it’s so hard to repeat.

  1. nentwigs

    When the dust clears
    The only McConnell you’ll find in Minneapolis is
    The McConnell Airline School.

  2. Lakers should get If they land Kawhi And rondo, lance, iggy, pau, melo, korver, Jr Smith, Vince Carter and see which ones have it in them. With those 3 it would only take 25 a night from the rest of the team to win

  3. phenomenalajs

    Not that his chances of making the Celtics were great anyway, but Tacko Fall’s stock just took a hit with the Enes Kanter signing.

  4. alabasterjones

    Delon Wright would be a perfect playing SG next to Luka, just wish he had more of a 3 pt shot.

    Why don’t the Mavs push for Kelly oubre or unload the truck for a guy like Andre Drummond, who has a player option for 2020. Do a kawhi/ Paul George – trade for him and convince him to stay…

  5. Archie M.

    Pau to the Lakers as a back-up center. Lebron likes teammates who have championship experience or have made multiple playoff appearances. Pau back to L.A…..POW!!

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