NBA Free Agency Tracker – Update Central Division- July 4th

By Tamberlyn Richardson
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Mar 7, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Indiana Pacers power forward David West (21) posts-up Houston Rockets power forward Terrence Jones (6) during the third quarter at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Andrew Richardson-USA TODAY Sports


SIGNED: Monta Ellis elected to leave Dallas and join Paul George on the wing in Indiana which feels like a perfect fit. His deal is for 4 years at $44M with a player option after 3 years. The Pacer who Indiana did lock down was Lavoy Allen

Monta Ellis agrees with Pacers to 4-year deal worth $44 million. (via @Chris_Broussard & @ESPNSteinLine)

— SportsCenter (@SportsCenter) July 2, 2015

Can confirm @SpearsNBAYahoo report Lavoy Allen returning to Pacers. According to source, it's a 3-year deal with team option for 3rd year.

— Jessica Camerato (@JCameratoNBA) July 3, 2015

OPTS IN: While Larry Bird would rather he hadn’t, center Roy Hibbert  decided to opt in and the big he’d rather keep: David West  opted out. Now several teams are interested in West who can still add value at his position.

ESPN sources say David West is most likely to wind up with one of two teams after leaving Indiana: San Antonio or Washington

— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 3, 2015

UNDECIDED: F/C: Shayne Whittington, G: Donald Sloan, G: Rodney Stuckey, G: C.J. Watson, F: Luis Scola and Chris Copeland all remain undecided with several players receiving interest and some who’ll gain momentum as some of the big names lock in. Specifically Chris Copeland and Rodney Stuckey should get some serious offers. Notably Cleveland is interested in Stuckey, though I’m not sure how much they’ll be willing to offer him. With other Eastern squads needing to add depth off the bench I could see Toronto, Washington or Atlanta pursuing him as well.

Source: Wizards potential spot for Chris Copeland, who's set for a full return next season. With Wiz losing Pierce, Cope adds bench scoring.

— Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) July 2, 2015

Report: Cavs, Rodney Stuckey conduct exploratory talks.

— theScore (@theScore) July 3, 2015

The Dallas Mavericks and Los Angeles Clippers were among the teams to express interest in C.J. Watson last night, according to sources.

— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 1, 2015

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