The NBA Rumors are swirling in full effect, with the free agency period officially open for business. While teams may begin discussing deals with free agents today, nothing can be officially completed until July 10. That means that while sales pitches are being made to players such as LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony, Kyle Lowry and countless others, the only thing we know for sure is that the Cleveland Cavaliers have signed Kyrie Irving to a max five-year contract extension, worth a reported $90 million. Aside from that, everything else is pure speculation.
* According to John Krawczynski, the Houston Rockets, Phoenix Suns, Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors will all target James and Anthony, but will set their sights on acquiring Kevin Love from the Minnesota Timberwolves if they are unable to sign either marquee free agent.