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Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

How confident is Isaiah Thomas that Danny Ainge can land a big free agent? "I'm very confident. I'm not going to say it's going be Kevin Durant. Who knows? I'm confident he's going to get a couple guys and build on what we got going here."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Isaiah Thomas said that if he's in the recruiting contingent, he's going to buy some Durant shoes and gear to wear into the meeting.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Isaiah Thomas headed to meet with Danny Ainge right now and lobby to be part of Boston's Kevin Durant recruiting contingent in the Hamptons.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

This sign is across the street from where Sam Presti met Kevin Durant for their meeting at Chesapeake Energy Arena. With Durant officially a free agent tomorrow, probably not unintentional:

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joakim Noah's meeting with the Knicks is set for tomorrow afternoon, sources say. Noah will have the opportunity to take phone calls from other teams starting at midnight tonight, which is interesting. The Knicks remain strong favorites for Noah, however, and people around the league would be surprised if the deal between Noah and the Knicks wasn't completed. The meeting time was earlier reported by the NY Post.

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Hornets small forward Nicolas Batum is expected to meet with the Mavericks in free agency, according to a league source.

Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

In other words, don't assume Clippers *have* to trade one of the big three to get Durant. They're intent on pitching him on a big 4 scenario

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Rockets have strong interest in free agent center Al Horford according to multiple sources. A visit between the parties is expected.

Spurs would need to trade players

Tom Penn shows San Antonio what it would need to do to make enough cap space to sign Kevin Durant.


Jeremy Lin @JLin7

Reminder to self: Dont miss today because you're worried about tomorrow. Today is a gift.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

OKC's hope, I'm told, is making one last pitch to KD in the Hamptons after the Warriors, Clippers, Spurs, Celtics and Heat get their turns.

Free-agency madness begins at midnight ET

With the salary cap going through the roof and everyone having money to burn, the NBA's silly season won't disappoint. What to watch for

AP Photo/Chuck Burton

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

ESPN sources say the Thunder, meeting with Kevin Durant as we speak, are also seeking to land a follow-up sitdown with KD in the Hamptons.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeff Hornacek went to Carmelo Anthony's gym in NYC to meet him. He also plans to meet Derrick Rose at some point in LA. Players say it's import at for a new coach to establish rapport with his group. It appears Hornacek, an ex player, is well aware of this.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets presented a qualifying offer to restricted free agent forward Donatas Motiejunas on Thursday. Motiejunas appears to be in the Rockets long-term plans and he met with newly hired coach Mike D'Antoni this week. Motiejunas told ESPN he wants to remain with the Rockets beyond his one-year qualifying offer of $3.4 million. Motiejunas missed the first 20 games of this past season recovering from back surgery. Motiejunas did average 6.2 points during the season when he returned. Houston traded Motiejunas to the Detroit Pistons at the trade deadline but it was recinded when he failed his physical. The Rockets didn't extend a $3.5 million qualifying offer to forward Terrence Jones, battled health issues the majority of the season. In 50 games, Jones averaged 8.7 points and three rebounds per game. Jones didn't play the last 21 regular season games and missed the entire postseason. Jones said he spoke with then-coach J.B. Bickerstaff about his playing status but he remained on the bench.