[EDIT: The first big deal is agreed to, and it has serious Pelican ramifications. Kyrie Irving will sign a 5 year contract extension with the Cleveland Cavs. Just one year until we hear a very similar report about Anthony Davis.]
Yahoo Sports: Kyrie Irving, Cavaliers agree on five-year, $90 million maximum contract extension. http://t.co/sgp5Zq40Sz— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2014
Off and running before the start is officially announced. Toronto appears determined to maintain Kyle Lowry.
Raptors plan to offer their free agent PG Kyle Lowry a contract starting at $14.5 million at 12:15 AM meeting in Toronto, Yahoo source said.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 1, 2014
Pau Gasol has a number of suitors.
Add two teams to the expected Pau Gasol market: Phoenix and Atlanta. Lakers, Knicks, Bulls, Mavs, Rockets all expected to pursue.— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 1, 2014
Greg Monroe appears to have a number of teams interested in signing him. Including two Eastern Conference teams with tons of cap space.
Report: Magic, Hawks interested in Greg Monroe http://t.co/uwlqr0La8q— Hardwood Paroxysm (@HPbasketball) July 1, 2014
Finally, Eric Gordon decided that two hours before free agency was a prime time to post a video of him dead lifting what appears to be 315 pounds. RUMORS GO!
This is just the beginning folks. I suspect that Anthony Morrow may be a target for a number of teams, although not at the very beginning. If you hear something interesting or related to the Pelicans let's see it in the comments.