NBA Rumor Round Up For Friday, July 3:
Sacramento Kings: According to Jake Fischer of SI.com, the Kings are planning to speak with free agents Josh Smith (Houston) and Louis Williams (Toronto) today. So far every free agent target has turned down their offers.
Rajon Rondo: According to Ramona Shelburne of ESPNLosAngeles.com, the Lakers have reached out to Rondo. The Lakers and Rondo were heavily linked together during the regular season, but now it appears to be a long-shot that he'll sign with them.
David Lee: The Golden State Warriors are going to pay a huge tax bill in 2016, unless they can reduce their payroll. With that in mind, Lee and his $15.49 million salary for 2015-16 is the likeliest to be moved. According to Howard Beck of Bleacher Report, the New York Knicks might be an option. Per Ramona Shelburne of ESPNLosAngeles.com, another option is the Los Angeles Lakers.
Bradley Beal: The Washington Wizards starting shooting guard is eligible to sign an extension from July 9 to Oct. 31. Beal tells The Washington Post that he believes a max deal should come his way. “I’m not going to sell myself short,” Beal said Thursday. “If I get offered, I get offered. If I don’t, I don’t. I’m just going to continue to be the player I am and not let money really have any effect on me like that.” To preserve max salary cap room in 2016 to go after Kevin Durant, the Wizards and Beal should hold off doing a deal until next summer.