Free Agent Rumors: Teague, Payton, Beasley, Davis, Ibaka, Thompson

The Knicks have interest in free agent Jeff Teague as a starting point guard option, Marc Berman of the New York Post tweets.  Teague, who made $19MM annually over the last three seasons, averaged 10.9 PPG and 5.2 APG in 59 combined games with the Timberwolves and Hawks last season.

If the Knicks don’t sign the 32-year-old Teague, they may shift back to one of their own free agents, Elfrid Payton. Front office executive Scott Perry remain a fan of Payton despite his perimeter shooting issues, Berman adds. Payton averaged 10.0 PPG and 7.2 APG in 45 games with New York last season.

We have more free agent news:

  • The Bucks expressed interest in combo guard Malik Beasley before he chose to re-sign with the Timberwolves, according to Michael Scotto of HoopsHype. Beasley agreed to a four-year, $60MM contract with Minnesota.
  • Anthony Davis will return to the Lakers but he might not put that in writing until December, Joe Vardon of The Athletic reports. Agent Rich Paul said there is no hurry for Davis to put his name to a contract and the signing could come just before or even during training camp.
  • After completing an agreement with Fred VanVleet, Raptors president Masai Ujiri and GM Bobby Webster will meet with their other prominent free agent, forward Serge Ibaka, on late Saturday afternoon or evening, Michael Grange of Rogers Sportsnet tweets. As many as 10 teams have shown interest in signing Ibaka, who is coming off a career year and strong postseason run.
  • The Timberwolves have inquired about center Tristan Thompson, Darren Wolfson of KSTP tweets. Minnesota is seeking some depth in the middle behind starter Karl-Anthony Towns.
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25 thoughts on “Free Agent Rumors: Teague, Payton, Beasley, Davis, Ibaka, Thompson

  1. raz427

    Any predictions where Tristan lands? Maybe OKC? Have him on a 2-3 year deal?

    • SeattleFan99

      Nope I think they want to see what mcdaniels and al Horford got. Plus there is no need for him as there are in talks with a trade for a center, a source close to the okc team.

      • raz427

        I really wanted McDaniels on the Bulls. Think he has an excellent frame and is really athletic. I think he needs to be coached but has great tools to work with and develop.

      • raz427

        Good point. That’s my fault. I completely forgot they have Al Horford. Hmm, still wondering where TT lands then?

    • brownscavsr4me

      Well…Cavs could resign him and offer some good moeny since they have his Bird rights, but rumor is they dont want to go near the luxury tax. I think they would still probably offer more than other teams, but I think he’ll leave for less money. I wish him the best

  2. raz427

    Would the Clippers think about trading for Randle, now that they’ve lost Harrell? Trez and Harrell have similar type games and Randle is the better offensive player in my opinion. Think it would be logical for both teams, since NYK front office doesn’t value Randle as much

      • raz427

        Jesus I meant Randle and Harrell. LOL smh I was too excited of the activity so far.

    • KnickerbockerAl

      Thompson is a better fit. He’s alit like Harrell. Randle likes to hold ball and create. Not going to fit with Kawhi and PG. It’s why Knicks want to move him. Guy got talent but needs to learn to play it’s others lol.

      • raz427

        Randle’s contract is actually not that bad. That’s why I think it would work. TT would be a guaranteed salary for X amount of years, where as Randle is a partial salary from what I have read from other sources and experts.

  3. harden-westbrook-mvps

    If AD is so hesitant to re-sign this year, just imagine what it will be like in 2021.

  4. halos2017

    The Lakers can go over with AD. This is why they are filling out the roster first. It’s a strategic move and a good one. They should have done this with Kobe before he signed his last contract. He signed first and left no cap available and that’s why the GM failed but they are doing it right this time.

    • bdpecore

      What are you talking about? Between current salaries and the cap holds for both AD and KCP they are already over the cap which means they are limited to the MLE and BAE to sign players.

      • bdpecore

        Nvm about having the MLE and BAE available since they already used both to sign Harrell and Matthews. They are now down to minimum contracts and trades to fill out their roster.

  5. Simmons>Russ

    TWolves seeking depth behind Towns

    They also have a bunch of SGs
    Anthony Edwards, Malik Beasley, Josh Okogie, Jarrett Culver, Jacob Evans and Leandro Bolmaro.

    They should trade Malik Beasley, Jarrett Culver plus a second round pick to the Pistons for Jerami Grant and Tony Bradley.

    Pistons have a bunch of forwards and centres, Grant, Doumbouya, Griffin, Dedmon, Plumblee, Stewart, Bey, Bradley and Okafor.
    Yet not much at SG (Hayes is listed at 6’5 point guard as is Delon Wright) with only Mykhailiuk the only listed SG with McGruder to be waived also.

    TWloves would be much better off with

    1. Russell. Rubio. Evans
    2. Edwards. Okogie. Bolmaro
    3. Layman
    4. Grant. McDaniels. Vanderbilt
    5. Towns. Bradley. Reid

    And adding a SF or two in FA

    • raz427

      You can’t trade Grant for an X amount of days after signing him. Typically if it was a regular season it’s, December 15th, but not
      Sure what the deadline is right now?

  6. KnickerbockerAl

    Teague I’m ok at a descent price. I’d rather get with Hornets. We almost did a Randle for Rozier last yr. Or just let Nttilikina play and DSJ. We get to see who stays and raise both their values for a trade.

    • Dxit90a

      Teague is alright for a descent price. Might be a good mentor for Nttilikna and DSJ. I hope knock Nttikna a chance to show what he got as a pg this year.

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