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NBA Free Agency Tracker: July 21st plus current rumors

By Tamberlyn Richardson
Mar 26, 2016; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Alonzo Gee (15) handles the ball while defended by Toronto Raptors guard Norman Powell (24) during the second quarter of a game at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
Mar 26, 2016; New Orleans, LA, USA; New Orleans Pelicans forward Alonzo Gee (15) handles the ball while defended by Toronto Raptors guard Norman Powell (24) during the second quarter of a game at the Smoothie King Center. Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports
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Once again the Houston Rockets are idle in NBA Free Agency on July 21st, but news of Donatas Motiejunas is heating up regarding his contract. He along with other free agents contracts occupy the National news as only one free agent signing occurred.

The lone free agent contract signing was Alonzo Gee who returns to the New Orleans Pelicans on a reported 1-year, $1.4M deal.

The Pelicans also locked in rookie Cheick Diallo on his rookie contract

Rumors:

Elsewhere rumors are rampant on the following players:

  • Nets  emerge as interested party for Dion Waiters now that Thunder have rescinded his offer
  • With the signing of Pablo Prigioni and potential for Donatas Motiejunas the Houston Rockets it’s looking like Jason Terry and Josh Smith will need to find employment elsewhere though Terry may take this cue to retire to pursue his interest in coaching
  • Speaking of Donatas Motiejunas he is anxious to lock down his contract now that he’s had to miss the Rio Olympics while he waits
  • The Bucks continue to look for interested teams who want Greg Monroe in a trade with no bites yet.
  • In one of the stranger off season dilemma’s Maurice Harkless and the Portland Trail Blazers remain at odds over re-signing the 23 year old small forward. Presumably Harkless wants more than the Blazers are willing to offer.

Though the list grows shorter, especially of top talent, the following is a list of some free agent the Rockets will be mulling over:

LeBron James remains the only super star on the board.

Top talent remaining:

  • J.R. Smith
  • Dion Waiters

Next tier:

  • David Lee
  • Alan Anderson
  • Gerald Green

Lower Tier:

  • Ty Lawson
  • Jason Thompson
  • JJ Hickson
  • Markel Brown
  • Eric Moreland
  • Bryce Cotton
  • Jorge Gutierrez
  • Jeff Ayres
  • Henry Sims
  • Dorell Wright
  • Tony Wroten
  • Ryan Kelly
  • Lou Amundson
  • Ronnie Price
  • PJ Hairston
  • Tyler Hansbrough
  • Donald Sloan
  • James Anderson
  • Robert Sacre

Youthful Tier:

  • Norris Cole
  • Maurice Harkless
  • Tyler Zeller
  • Donatas Motiejunas
  • Shane Larkin
  • Cleanthony Early
  • Thomas Robinson
  • Kevin Seraphin

Vets Tier:

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SCS will update as free agency news develops. For now if you’re a fan who wants to follow free agency closely check the NBA Free Agency Tracker (updated daily)

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and the Free Agency Profiles for all 30 teams entering Free Agency:

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