NBA Rumor Round Up For Wednesday, July 1:
Monta Ellis: The guard is a lock to leave the Dallas Mavericks and early Wednesday morning Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports Ellis is talking with the Indiana Pacers regarding a three-year, $32 million contract.
Khris Middleton: Keeping the forward is a top priority for the Milwaukee Bucks and it looks like a deal will get done soon. According to ESPN.com's Marc Stein, both sides are closing in on five-year, $70 million deal.
Mike Dunleavy: The small forward and the Chicago Bulls are a good fit and there is great news for the fans as both sides have come to terms on three-year, $15 million deal, reports ESPN.com's Marc Stein.
Brooklyn Nets: GM Billy King felt he had a great chance to re-sign Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young and that has occurred. According to ESPN.com's Marc Stein, Lopez will get $60 million over three years and Young $50 million over four years.
Tayshaun Prince: The Cleveland Cavaliers need to re-sign a bunch of their own free agents and while that takes place they will speak with others in the market. According to Chris Haynes of Northeast Ohio Media Group, the Cavs have reached out to Prince.
Jordan Hill: The Los Angeles Lakers declined their team option worth $9 million for next season, however that doesn't mean they will part with the big man. According to Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News, the team is interested to bring him back. The Lakers will first pursue the top free agents in the market. Of course, Hill could sign with another team.
Milwaukee Bucks: The team did the expected on Tuesday as they placed Caron Butler and Shawne Williams on waivers. Both salaries would have become fully guaranteed had the Bucks not released them by Tuesday's deadline.
Chris Kaman: His salary of $5.01 million for 2015-16 is now fully guaranteed as he was not waived by Tuesday's deadline. Kaman would have received $1 million had he been cut on Tuesday.
Nick Calathes: According to Tim MacMahon of ESPNDallas.com, the Mavericks reached out to the Memphis Grizzlies guard. Calathes is a restricted free agent, so he could only leave the Grizzlies if Dallas tenders an offer sheet and Memphis doesn't match it.