With the biggest of biggest shoes already falling in the 2014 NBA Free Agency, it’s finally time that the rest of the pieces begin to fall into place — and that’s exactly what has happened every since LeBron’s eloquent letter was published on Sports Illustrated.
Rosters are beginning to take shape and the noise is begging to turn into actual news.
Here is Sunday’s NBA Free Agency Roundup:
Paul Pierce surprised everyone and signed with the Washington Wizards.
ESPN has learned that Pierce will sign a two-year deal with the Wizards at the mid-level exception with a player option entering Year 2
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 13, 2014
Rockets still deciding on whether to match offer sheet for Chandler Parsons, even though they’ve already reached agreement w/Trevor Ariza.
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 12, 2014
Miami wants Luol Deng, but the price may be too steep at this point.
Hearing Wiz, Suns, Lakers & Rockets are the teams for Trevor Ariza. Still in a high $ ballpark. Maybe $8+. Heat favorite appears Luol Deng. — Jared Zwerling (@JaredZwerling) July 12, 2014
As of last night, Heat & Luol Deng still significantly apart on salary, sources say. Deng’s been turning down $10M/year offers for months
— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) July 13, 2014
Hornets interested in Lance Stephenson? They aren’t showing it.
I tweeted this a while back and it still holds true: Hornets aren’t showing signs they want Stephenson.
— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) July 12, 2014
Kevin Garnett is still expected to return next season, despite Pierce leaving him cold and alone in Brooklyn.
Sources: Brooklyn Nets never made an offer to Paul Pierce. Meanwhile, the franchise expects Kevin Garnett to return despite Pierce leaving. — Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) July 13, 2014