As more cards fall, the Blazers may find themselves late to the party. For more NBA Free Agency news, see: Free Agency Update, July 2nd, 2013.
Manu Ginobili will receive a 2 year contract extension with the Spurs.
Kevin Martin will sign with the Timberwolves – 4 years, $28 million.
Tony Allen will re-sign with the Grizzlies – 4 years, $20 million.
Jon Leuer will re-sign with the Grizzlies – 3 years, $3 million.
Donald Sloan will sign a multi-year deal with the Pacers.
The Bucks have offered Kyle Korver a 3 year, $20 million deal to replace JJ Redick.
The Kings have retracted their offer to Andre Iguodala in order to focus on Tyreke Evans.
Dwight Howard will reportedly announce his decision on Friday.
The Portland Trail Blazers remain more or less idle, which is making fans nervous. It could be that they are planning to offer the Rockets a deal for Omer Asik, but Houston is unlikely to entertain any offers until they know what Dwight Howard’s plans are. In that case, we’ll just have to wait. Otherwise, the Blazers have considered Atlanta center, Zaza Pachulia, and Dallas center, Chris Kaman, both of whom are 10 year vets. Remember, the Blazers still have the rights to J.J. Hickson; should another team covet his services, a sign-and-trade is not out of the question in exchange for bigger talent.
Olshey has worked wonders early on for the Blazers this offseason, and I have faith that he is planning something. His desire to make big changes could still result in a surprise we can all appreciate. Just be patient and try not to sweat bullets in this summer heat.