NBA Free Agents 2013: Rumors Flying Under the Radar
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Dwight Howard is in Houston, Chris Paul is staying put, and Metta has moved. While most of the big names in NBA free agency have landed contracts and the hype around Milwaukee's Brandon Jennings persists, a crop of talented-but-lower-profile guys still remains on the market.
Destinations may be TBD, but that doesn't stop the predictions.
The 7'1" Mozgov averaged just 2.6 points per game and 2.6 boards per game in 8.9 minutes per game with the Nuggets last year, but he didn't really get the time of day in 2012. Most are thinking that Mozgov will land back with the Nuggets for the 2013-14 season, seeing as he's a restricted free agent, including Nate Timmons of SB Nation:
Looking very much like Mozgov is going to be back with Nuggets. He just left the gym after talking briefly with Brian Shaw.— Nate Timmons (@Nate_Timmons) July 14, 2013
But the other leading rumor is that the Kings have interest in the center, according to Jason Jones of the Sacramento Bee.
Kings eyeing RFA Mozgov http://t.co/cVxB6n1pYC— NBA Rumors (@nba_rumors) July 18, 2013
With Jennings getting the most attention at point guard, there's been less talk about Williams' landing place. He's 30 but still has stuff left in the tank. Last season, Williams averaged 12.9 points per game and 6.2 assists per game for the Utah Jazz. According to Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld, Williams is eyeing contenders like the Heat and Spurs, and will accept a smaller contract.
That being said, Miami has zero need for Williams.
NBA Rumor: Mo Williams considering taking a pay cut to play with LeBron again.— Everything NBA (@Talk_NBA) July 16, 2013
Beaubois is 25 and still has room for improvement. The shooting guard/point guard hybrid averaged 4.0 points and 1.9 assists a game in the 2012-13 season for the Mavericks in 12.2 minutes per game.
While Beaubois hasn't drawn much interest in the offseason, Raptors Insider Kevin Bryant tweets that the Raptors are the front-runners for the guard:
To complicate things further? Hearing Hawks have also registered some interest in free-agent PG Mo Williams, who worked w/Danny Ferry in CLE— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 10, 2013
While Toronto is also looking at Robinson, pursuing him may prove to be quite difficult, leaving Beaubois as the more feasible option.
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