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NBA Free Agency: A team-by-team rundown

As we patiently wait to get word from Auburn Hills on what the Pistons plan to do with all that cap space, DSN has decided to check in around the league and see how things are shaking out.  NBA free agency officially kicked off at 12:01 Wednesday morning and while deals can’t be signed until July 9, a lot of pieces have already fallen into place.

UPDATED: 7/8 @ 5:07 pm

Atlanta Hawks

The Hawks lost Pistons target DeMarre Carroll to the Raptors, but acquired Tiago Splitter from the Spurs. They will also reportedly re-sign Paul Millsap, fending off the Orlando Magic.

Boston Celtics

A couple of ex-Pistons have agreed to terms with the Celtics: Amir Johnson and Jonas Jerebko. Count Jae Crowder among the small forward targets not coming to Detroit.

Brooklyn Nets

Word is the Nets are really trying to unload Joe Johnson and Deron Williams via trade but there have been no takers as of yet. Wouldn’t be shocked if they called Detroit regarding Johnson, as the Pistons were rumored to be interested in his services near the 2015 trade deadline. Thaddeus Young and Brook Lopez have both agreed to deals to stay in the borough.

Chicago Bulls

Mike Dunlevy Jr. could have been a nice depth signing for the Pistons, but it looks like Chicago is trying to keep the band together. Kirk Hinrich also picked up his player option a couple days back and Jimmy Butler appears to be staying put.

https://twitter.com/BullsViews/status/618488678281834496

Cleveland Cavaliers

Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson, and Iman Shumpert are all reportedly staying on board; LeBron James is sure to do the same. There has also been interest from Cleveland in long time Piston Tayshaun Prince and ex-Cavalier Mo Williams.

Charlotte Hornets

Rumor is they are interested in Marco Belinelli, but there’s been no real news yet.

Dallas Mavericks

Tyson Chandler is bolting for the Suns, Al-Farouq Aminu to the Blazers, Monta Ellis may join the Pacers, and Rajon Rondo is possibly headed to Sacramento. Dallas is said to be interested in Patrick Beverley.

https://twitter.com/AminuDaily/status/618891353418674177

Denver Nuggets

The Nuggets are nearing an agreement with 2014 second-round pick Nikola Jokic on a fully guaranteed three-year contract, but they look likely to lose Ty Lawson in free agency.

Detroit Pistons

Maybe not what people were hoping for, but we all know that Detroit has never been a dream destination for big name free agents. Aron Baynes might seem a little over paid here, but he’s a solid backup. And the trade with Phoenix cost the Pistons nothing but cap space. Morris isn’t spectacular, but he’s a real bargain at $5 million. Shouldn’t expect too much from Granger and Bullock, but Morris could be your starter at SF until Stanley Johnson is ready.

Golden State Warriors

After initial reports suggested talks between Draymond Green and the Warriors had broken down, the two sides have agreed upon a five-year, $85 million deal.

Houston Rockets

The Rockets are rumored to have interest in Carlos Boozer and Kendrick Perkins. They also unsuccessfully attempted to sign Sergio Llull, who is considered one of the world’s best guards not playing in the NBA.

Indiana Pacers

Los Angeles Clippers

Doc Rivers gets Paul Pierce, now needs to concentrate on resigning DeAndre Jordan. Also said to have interest in former Pistons forward Caron Butler.

Los Angeles Lakers

Oh boy…

It would seem Kobe Bryant’s contract is preventing the Lakers from doing much. They were said to be clearing cap space to make a run at DeAndre Jordan and LaMarcus Aldridge, but Aldridge has already removed them from his list, and Jordan also seems unlikely. Marc Gasol made it a point to publicly express he wouldn’t play there, and Kevin Love is staying in Ohio. Los Angeles may look at Derrick Williams as an unfulfilling consolation prize.

https://twitter.com/aunewse/status/618060857029840896

Memphis Grizzlies

Reportedly spoke with the Nets about Joe Johnson, but no deal yet. Brandon Wright agreed to a three-year deal.

Miami Heat

Worked out deal with franchise face Dwyane Wade; also resigned point guard Goran Dragic. Heat said to be among suitors for Carlos Boozer and Derrick Williams.

Milwaukee Bucks

The Bucks made a splash Thursday morning by reeling in former Pistons forward Greg Monroe. They were also rumored to have interest in Robin Lopez, but no real movement. Another former Piston, forward Khris Middleton, appears to be staying put (cross yet another small forward candidate off the Pistons’ wishlist).

Minnesota Timberwolves

Not much going on in Minnesota. Shocker.

New Orleans Pelicans

Locking up All-Star Anthony Davis was key, and the Pelicans came through just minutes following the start of the free agency period. Davis frontcourt mates Omer Asik and Alexis Ajinca are also sticking around.

New York Knicks

Probably not going the way that Phil Jackson planned thus far. They were the first team to talk to Greg Monroe and they’ve been tied at some point to every notable big man on the market, but all they have so far is Arron Afflalo.

https://twitter.com/vinnymangiamele/status/617165064693530625

Oklahoma City Thunder

Ex-Pistons forward Kyle Singler is sticking around in OKC for the next five years.

Orlando Magic

Magic declined their $4.5 million team option on former Pistons guard Ben Gordon. They made a run at Paul Millsap, but he chose to stay in Atlanta.

https://twitter.com/NBALiveTv1/status/617340544939892736

Philadelphia 76ers

Are these guys still considered an NBA team? (says the writer of a Pistons club that lost three of four to the Sixers last season) They did, however, add former Wolverine star Nik Stauskas.

Phoenix Suns

The Suns are making some noise, retaining former Pistons point guard Brandon Knight and acquiring Tyson Chandler from the Mavericks. And they now seem to be legit contenders to land LaMarcus Aldridge.

Portland Trail Blazers

LaMarcus Aldridge is almost surely gone. Arron Afflalo, Wesley Matthews and Robin Lopez are testing the market, and Al-Farouq Aminu is coming on board. This team is gonna look a little different. That said, Damian Lillard is in for the long haul.

Sacramento Kings

The Kings have been sort of a mess leading up to free agency, but have had a couple decent days if Rondo and Cousins can find a way to exist with Karl.

San Antonio Spurs

Odds on favorite to win it all know?

Toronto Raptors

Ex-Piston Amir Johnson bolted for Boston, but the Raptors landed DeMarre Carroll. I think they’ll take that trade off.

https://twitter.com/sportmetweets/status/618046039807934464

Utah Jazz

Not much happening here yet.

Washington Wizards

They just lost Paul Pierce to the Clippers. Said to have interest in several wing players.

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