NBA Rumors: Latest Buzz from Around the Association

Justin WeltonAnalyst IIJuly 21, 2012

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As summer moves along, there is one thing that stays persistent: the NBA rumor mill. It's continuously churning and won't stop all year round.

With that being said, let's take a look at what the rumor mill has provided over the past several hours. 

Cavaliers Want to talk to Bynum

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Cavaliers want to talk to Andrew Bynum to make sure he would sign an extension before making a decision on getting involved in a potential three-way deal with Orlando.

"Cleveland will only do the deal if Bynum extends, a league official directly involved in the talks told Yahoo! Sports," says Wojnarowski.

And why not? Why not make sure that your piece to the puzzle is fully committed to Cleveland? Especially after watching LeBron James leave the way he did, the Cavaliers would be fools not to check it. 

Ben Wallace 50/50 on signing with Detroit Pistons

Ben Wallace averaged 1.4 points and 4.3 rebounds per game in 2011-12. He is on his last legs in the NBA, but he claims that he's 50/50 on returning to the Detroit Pistons this year, according to the Detroit Free Press.

Andre Drummond is the future for the Detroit Pistons at the center position. He is destined to be a star if groomed the right way. Wallace returning to the Pistons would be great for the youthful Drummond during his rookie season. 

Bulls left with a decision on Osik as well as looking for shooting guard depth

Chicago is looking to add shooting guard depth, according to K.C. Johnson of the Chicago Tribune.

Marco Belinelli and even E'Twaun Moore are being considered.

Omer Asik signed his $25.1 million offer sheet from the Houston Rockets, according to Johnson. The Bulls are now on the clock to match the sheet.

Hill stays with Lakers

According to Dave McMenamin of, the Los Angeles Lakers have re-signed forward Jordan Hill.

Hill signed a two-year deal for a little less than $8 million. He averaged five points and five rebounds per game in 2011-12. 

Golden State is still looking to make a splash in free agency

According to Marcus Thompson of the San Jose Mercury News, the Golden State Warriors are interested in signing free-agent power forward Andrei Kirilenko. They also hold interest in Kenyon Martin and Carl Landry.

The move for Kirilenko seems unlikely given his ties with his home country of Russia, but the possibility is there. Landry will be searching for the best deal possible, while Martin will likely look for a contender.

Landry seems like the most likely of choices if Golden State can spend the money.