Price right for Joe Johnson?
The Nets G is slated to make $24.9M next season, 2nd-most in the league behind Kobe Bryant. But his 2014-15 player efficiency rating was actually below the league average.
Ranking the Top 5 NBA organizations
Tom Penn and P.J. Carlesimo don't agree on everything here, but they're on the same page with No. 1 and 2.
Rockets wisely retain Beverley, Brewer
Kevin Pelton applauds the Rockets for reaching free-agent agreements to bring back point guard Patrick Beverley and swingman Corey Brewer. Pelton's Day 3 analysis (Insider)
After their recent signings, the Rockets would have to do a sign-and-trade with another team in order to make an Aldridge deal happen .
Rockets get 'excellent value' in Beverley
ESPN NBA front office insider Amin Elhassan says at a time when there are a lot of good offensive point guards, Patrick Beverley’s skill on the other end of the floor makes him a perfect fit next to James Harden.
Swingman Corey Brewer and point guard Patrick Beverley agreed Friday to return to the Rockets on a three-year, $23.4 million deal and four-year, $25 million deal, respectively.
LaMarcus Aldridge currently has no plans to make out-of-town visits and, at this stage, plans to take "a couple of days" to digest all the pitches he's received.
Sources: Aldridge digesting team pitches
LaMarcus Aldridge currently has no plans to make out-of-town visits and, at this stage, plans to take "a couple of days" to digest all the pitches he's received after meeting with seven teams: He met with the Lakers twice, and the Spurs, Suns, Mavs, Rockets, Raptors and Heat. (via ESPN's Marc Stein)
Less than 24 hours after meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge, the Lakers are "stunned" to hear that Aldridge was less than impressed by their presentation, a source told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.
Will Houston's Beverley have a bounce-back season?
Patrick Beverley disappointed last year, but if he stays healthy, he's worth every bit of his No. 20 ranking on Kevin Pelton's list of top NBA free agents. Top 30 statistical free agents (Insider)
Thomas Robinson has played for four different teams in four years in the NBA. Will the traveling man find a long-term home?
Rockets also meet with Aldridge
The Lakers were the first to sit down with LaMarcus Aldridge on Tuesday night, but Houston also got face-time with the free agent, according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. Aldridge will also meet with the Spurs, Mavs, Suns and Raptors.
The Houston Rockets made qualifying offers to restricted free agents Patrick Beverley and K.J. McDaniels on Tuesday, sources told ESPN.com.
Beverley among most undervalued
Patrick Beverley "might be the premier defensive player at his position," writes Amin Elhassan. He's a perfect complement to James Harden in the Rockets' backcourt. Free-agent Big Board 2.0 (Insider)
The 4-time All-Star is going to visit 7 teams as he seeks a free agent deal. Check out how his strengths align with the needs of his potential teams.
LaMarcus Aldridge a hot commodity
Want to talk with the free agent? You better get in line.
The Houston Rockets are always looking to add a top free agent when July comes around each year and that won't change in 2015. While they will talk with a bunch of agents, Houston may have to settle for a bottom-tier free agent.
L.A. is Aldridge's meeting ground
The Lakers and Rockets will get first shot at LaMarcus Aldridge, with meetings in Los Angeles as free agency begins Tuesday night. Aldridge will also meet with the Spurs, Mavs, Suns, Raptors and Knicks later in the week, sources tell ESPN. Blazers' return 'very unlikely'
The Lakers and Rockets will get the first opportunities to meet with LaMarcus Aldridge shortly after the free-agency period officially begins at 9:01 p.m. PT Tuesday in Los Angeles.
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