NBA Rumor Round Up For Tuesday, June 2:
Marreese Speights: The Golden State Warriors big man has been out since May 9 as he suffered a strained right calf in Game 3 against Memphis. Speights will likely return to the active roster for Game 1 of the NBA Finals, according to CSN Bay Area.
Cartier Martin: The Detroit Pistons forward was expected to exercise his $1.27 million player option for 2015-16 and according to Shams Charania of RealGM.com, Martin formally picked it up last week. Martin was brought in last year to provide a three-point threat, however he made a career-low 18.2 percent.
Minnesota Timberwolves: The team owns the rights to Serbian big man Nemanja Bjelica, the No. 35 selection in the 2010 NBA draft. There has been talk of a move to the NBA, however it may not come with the Wolves. Darren Wolfson of 1500ESPN.com writes: "Report from Turkey that Bjelica wants 3-years, $15 million. Not sure I see the Wolves doing that. Decent trade bait?" Bjelica, 27, plays for Fenerbahçe Ülker and this season he played well as he averaged 12.1 points, 8.5 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 1.3 steals.
New Orleans Pelicans: Alvin Gentry is their new head coach and he has begun to assemble his staff. According to ESPN.com's Marc Stein, "advanced negotiations" are taking place to bring in Boston assistant Darren Erman to serve as Gentry's defensive specialist. Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports Genrty's new staff will also include Robert Pack, a long-time assistant and former player.