The priority for the Dallas Mavericks in the offseason is to re-sign Nerlens Noel, as reported by Marc Stein. The big man will be restricted free agent from July 1.
Noel moved to Dallas from Philadelphia at the February's trade deadline.
The 76ers will try to sign Joel Embiid to a contract extension this summer. Per Bucks County Courier Times, Signing Joel Embiid to a contract extension is one of the 76ers' offseason priorities, according to managing owner Josh Harris. Following Friday's news conference to introduce the Sixers' four picks in Thursday night's NBA Draft, Harris said the organization is "focused on it." "Look, I'd just say we want Joel to be on the team for a long time," Harris said. "We want us all to grow old together. That's the way I would put it." Source:
Bucks County Courier Times
The Sacramento Kings today waived forward/guard Arron Afflalo, according to General Manager Vlade Divac. In 61 games played (45 starts) with the Kings during the 2016-17 season, Afflalo averaged 8.4 points (.440 FG%, .411 3pt%, .892 FT%), 2.0 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 25.9 minutes per game. The 10-year NBA veteran has accrued career averages of 11.3 points (.451 FG%, .386 3pt%, .825 FT%), 3.0 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 28.4 minutes per contest in 709 NBA games with Detroit (2007-09), Denver (2009-12 & 2014-15), Orlando (2012-14), and New York (2015-16). Source:
The Los Angeles Lakers traded D’Angelo Russell to the Nets along with Timofey Mozgov for Brook Lopez and the 27th pick of the draft. Per ESPN, "D'Angelo is an excellent player," Johnson said Friday, when the team introduced its top draft pick Lonzo Ball at its practice facility. "He has the talent to be an All-Star. We want to thank him for what he did for us. But what I needed was a leader. I needed somebody also that can make the other players better and also [somebody] that players want to play with." Source:
The Knicks had several discussions to trade Kristaps Porzingis before and during the NBA Draft. But in any negotiation, the Knicks tried to offer Joakim Noah and his $72M contract, as reported by ESPN.
Knicks talked with Suns and Celtics for Porzingis. Source:
Blake Griffin decided to opt out of his deal with the Clippers and will be unrestricted free agent from July 1, as reported by the Vertical.
Griffin is eligible for a $29.7 million starting salary with a new contract, which could be from a five-year, $172 million deal to stay with the Clippers or a four-year, $128 million contract with a new team. Source: