NBA Rumor Round Up For Monday, July 27:
Mike Miller: The Cavaliers need to reduce their tax bill, so on Sunday they included Miller in the deal sending Brendan Haywood to the Portland Trail Blazers. Haywood will be waived immediately and Miller should soon become a free agent. According to ESPN.com's Marc Stein, three teams that might have interest in Miller include Dallas, Memphis and Oklahoma City. Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reports Miller likes the idea of coming back to Memphis or Miami.
Cleveland Cavaliers: The team will likely pay a massive tax bill in 2016 and too keep it as low as possible there is a chance they could open the season with just 14 players under contract, speculates Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon-Journal. Another option is to fill out the final spots on the roster with non-guaranteed deals.
Kevin Durant: According to Sam Amick of USA TODAY, Durant will attend the USA Basketball minicamp next month in Las Vegas. Durant decided to sit out the 2014 FIBA World Cup to get some much needed rest. Durant won't participate in any drills next month as his broken foot is still healing.
Damian Lillard: The Portland Trail Blazers point guard won't attend the USA Basketball minicamp in Las Vegas next month since he was cut from the 2014 FIBA World Cup team. "I did it the last few summers and last summer I didn't make it," Lillard told CBS Radio. "I don't know why I would go. After I got cut last summer, I don't think I'm a part of it."
Glenn Robinson III: Over the weekend the Indiana Pacers agreed to terms with the hometown kid. According to The Indianapolis Star, Robinson III's deal is for three years and he will provide depth at shooting guard and small forward.
Nene Hilario: There had been items linking the Washington Wizards big man to trade speculation, however at this time he will likely stick with the team through at least the start of the 2015-16 regular season since there us no interest, reports CSN Washington. Nene's contract, paying $13 million this season, will expire in 2016.
Omer Asik: According to Sportando, the New Orleans Pelicans starting center has decided to sit out Eurobasket 2015 with the Turkish national team due to back issues. Asik will likely be over the back problems by the time training camp starts in early October.
Miami Heat: The team should complete the Shabazz Napier trade to the Orlando Magic on Monday. With this move, the third spot on the point guard depth chart could go to Tyler Johnson, rookie Josh Richardson, or Dwyane Wade, suggests Ira Winderman of the South Florida Sun-Sentinel. The Heat will be in the market for a backup point guard should they trade Mario Chalmers.
Sacramento Kings: Vlade Divac is bringing in new people to the basketball operations group and one might be former Nets executive Bobby Marks. According to Sportando, Marks is set for a second interview after meeting with Divac during the Las Vegas Summer League.