Tristan Thompson will play for Canada in the qualifying round next month.
The Canadians are going to have to win some games before they head into the August Olympics. Thompson played 32.4 minutes in the NBA Finals, averaging 10.3 points, 10.1 boards and 0.9 blocks. He should be a bigger part of the offense.
The Wolves are declining the option on Damjan Rudez.
He saw some playing time late in the year thanks to leg injuries to Kevin Garnett and Nemanja Bjelica. Rudez only played in 33 games last season.
In an interview with ESPN's Marc Stein, Kevin Durant said the most important part of his choice in free agency is to "have fun playing ball."
Everyone is after Durant with teams ready to move players to clear cap space. Durant loves to play with Russell Westbrook, so the Thunder are still the favorites to land him. He is likely to have a decision before July 9, so several teams will be putting other players on the back burner.
The Wizards have interest in signing Ryan Anderson.
It's a really nice fit with the Wizards dying for a power forward. Plus, John Wall (knee) is at his best when he's kicking out for 3-pointers. Anderson made 36.6 percent from deep last year and ranked second among Western Conference power forwards in total 3-pointers made (Mirza Teletovic).
The Grizzlies have declined Lance Stephenson's $9.4 million team option.
He'll be a free agent and should get interest from plenty of teams. Although, Stephenson was out of the rotation at times with the Clippers before the trade deadline. Thanks to numerous injuries to the Grizzlies, he put up averages of 14.2 points, 4.4 boards, 2.8 assists, 0.7 steals and 0.4 treys in his final 26 regular season games. Stephenson led the league in triple-doubles back in 2013-14, but he will likely just be a role player next year.
Pau Gasol will not pick up his player option and will be an unrestricted free agent.
The writing has been on the wall for quite some time. Gasol is likely to be targeted by the Knicks, which would be a great landing spot for him. He likely won't be back with the Bulls with the team looking to change its identity.
The Kings are targeting unrestricted free agent Ryan Anderson.
He's from the area and the Kings will need some threes. They have invested their last two draft picks on bigs and their multiple-year free agent signing last year was a big in Kosta Koufos. However, their offense is going to need some spacing. Anderson would be their top 3-point shooter next year and would be a mid-round target.
The Wizards are interested in Darrell Arthur.
It makes sense with the Wizards likely going to need a backup behind Markieff Morris. Arthur had a very productive season with 70 games played and Nuggets coach Mike Malone trusted him a lot.