NBA News & Rumors – June 22

Jimmy Butler is headed to the Minnesota Timberwovles. Per sources Butler will be exchanged for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and No. 7 pick, league source says.

After parting ways with David Griffin this week, the Cleveland Cavaliers have reportedly offered Chauncey Billups a five-year deal to become the President of Basketball Operations. Per reports, Billups met with team owner Dan Gilbert for a second straight day.


The San Antonio Spurs have reportedly reached out to three teams about acquiring a top-10 draft pick. In return LaMarcus Aldridge is a name amid those conversations. Aldridge can opt out of his contract at the end of the 2017-2018 year which is why the Spurs are shopping him around. In this year’s playoffs Aldridge average 16.5 points a game and 7.4 rebounds, both career lows.

Source: Ramona Shelburne of ESPN

The NBA salary cap is expected to be $2 million less than expected. The cap has raised to $99 million which is only a $5 million dollar increase from last season. The original forecast was expected to be at $108 million. The luxury tax has been lowered from $121 million to $119 million.

Source: Brian Windhorst of ESPN

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