2013 NBA Free Agency Rumors Roundup

Kevin C. Cox

Rumors flying by too fast? Miss anything on the overnight? Here's a roundup of the top NBA and Hawks rumors from around the league.

Hawks-Centric Rumors:

Kyle Korver, sought after by the Bucks, Nets and Spurs, agreed to stay in Atlanta for the next four years, for a total of 24 million dollars. It was first reported by Marc Stein and our own Robby Kalland confirmed five minutes later from a team source.

Josh Smith, according to Marc Spears of Y! Sports, left L.A. and is back in Atlanta and will contemplate his future over the weekend.

Tyreke Evans, linked to the Hawks at times this offseason, is set to sign a 4 year, 44 million dollar offer sheet with the New Orleans Pelicans.The Kings have 3 days, from the official signing date of July 10th, to match the offer and keep Evans as a King.


Elsewhere around the league:

Former Hawk Donald Sloan has agreed to a multi-year deal with the the Pacers, according to CBS Sports' Ken Berger.

Manu Ginobili announced over Twitter that he's staying with the Spurs for two more years, at least.

Robin Lopez's last two years of his contract becomes guaranteed on Thursday. Their choices are keep him, trade him or release him w/a 500K buyout. Woj says that Indiana and Portland are possibilities is they choose to move him. This situation may be impacting the Tyreke Evans offer sheet. Woj later reported that, due to interest being so high in Lopez, they were unlikely to fail to guarantee the contract.

Marc Spears of Y! Sports reports that Dorell Wright, a primary target of the OKC Thunder, was offered a 1 and 2 year deal with the club. He also reports that Portland, Memphis, San Antonio and Dallas are interested.

Woj! says that the Milwaukee Bucks are close to an agreement with O.J. Mayo.

Chris Broussard reports that the Lakers, Clippers, Spurs, Knicks and Nets are interested in Kenyon Martin.

Broussard also reports that Al Jefferson is looking for a 4 year, 60 million dollar deal, something originally reported was offered by the Charlotte Bobcats.

Finally, J.R. Smith is finalizing a deal to return to the Knicks, reports Y! Sports. Speculation, due to Korver and Evans signings, is that it will be a 4 year deal and around 28-30 million dollars.


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