Rumor Roundup: Wizards, Embiid, Bosh

Free agent guard Kendall Marshall may have a suitor in the Wizards. (Getty Images photo)
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The Wizards could potentially be interested in veteran point guard Kendall Marshall, per CSN MidAtlantic.

Marshall was traded from the 76ers to the Jazz last week, then immediately waived by the Jazz.

Sixers big man Joel Embiid says he his healthy and ready to take the court for the first time as an NBA player, per the Philadelphia Inquirer. “I feel 100 percent and ready to get started, my summer has been great,” Embiid said.

There is still no timetable to determine if forward/center Chris Bosh will play for the Heat in 2016-17, per the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Following several shrewd offseason moves, the Hornets could be the Cavaliers’ biggest challengers in the East, Basketball Insiders opines.

Cavaliers guard Mo Williams is considering retirement, per cleveland.com. (Amico Hoops report.)

Free agent guard Bryce Cotton (Grizzlies) has signed with Anadolu Efes of Turkey, per the team.

Thunder coach Billy Donovan to Yahoo Sports, on Kevin Durant’s free agency: “I don’t know if I ever felt like he was going to necessarily come back, but I thought our meeting went very, very well.”

More Donovan to Yahoo Sports: “I think Kevin on the front end was very, very, honest that when the season ended, he was going to go through this process and he was going to take a meeting with us, obviously, first. And then he was going to have some other teams he was going to meet with. And I think a little bit later on, after the season ended, they decided to do it out in The Hamptons.”

Former D-League guard Myck Kabongo (Texas) has agreed to sign with BCM U Pitesti of Canada, per Amico Hoops.

More Weekend News

Per CBS Sports: “Many people around the NBA expect (DeMarcus) Cousins to leave Sacramento when he becomes a free agent in 2018. ‘They’re fooling themselves if they think he’s sticking around,’ said one league executive.”

Wizards guards John Wall and Bradley Beal have a disconnect and one of them could be traded, per The Ringer.

Wall took to Twitter to refute reports of his unhappiness with other people’s contracts. More from Bullets Forever.

Free agent guard Mario Chalmers has been cleared to get back on the court, per Chalmers. The Wizards are one team that’s said to be interested.

Argentinian point guard Nicolas Laprovittola has agreed to a contract with the Spurs, per Sportando.

The Celtics have renounced their rights to center Colton Iverson, per ESPN.

First-round draft pick Kris Dunn tells USA Today the Timberwolves are “a beautiful organization.” Full video.

Thursday’s News

Bucks guard Jason Terry on free agency, to HoopsHype: “I had a couple of contenders that I was seriously looking at. Two of them were in the Finals (Cavaliers and Warriors). I made a call to (Gregg Popovich). San Antonio was another one.”

Rockets guard James Harden has organized a Rockets mini-camp for next week, per FOX 26 in Houston.

Rockets swingman Corey Brewer on Harden organizing the workouts: “He’s the franchise player. He signed the extension. So it’s his team, and he’s doing all the right things to do what we need to do to have a chance to win championships.”

Knicks guard Derrick Rose has been organizing workouts for his team in Los Angeles all summer, per The Vertical.

The Heat have told Josh McRoberts that they intend to keep him for the upcoming season, per the Miami Herald.

Former Israeli guard Shawn Dawson, in camp with the Pelicans, to the New Orleans Advocate: “(The Pelicans) explained the whole situation. I know that it’s a tough situation to get a contract when there’s 15 guaranteed already, but things happen. I believe in myself and I feel they like me. I know that they like me.”

Hoops Rumors took a closer look at the likes of NBA types who are considering comebacks — Ray Allen, Kwame Brown, etc. Full story here.

The Lakers have officially re-signed forward/center Tarik Black, per GM Mitch Kupchak.

Former Oregon and D-League small forward E.J. Singler will attend training camp with the Raptors and compete for the final roster spot, per Raptors Republic. Singler is the younger brother of Thunder forward Kyle Singler.

Magic forward Serge Ibaka tells Complex he was surprised by Kevin Durant’s decision to leave the Thunder (for the Warriors) in free agency: “It’s tough to make that kind of decision and it’s not easy, but at the end of the day he needs to do what makes him happy. What he thinks makes him happy, makes his family happy, that matters.

More from Ibaka: “We have to accept that and from the position of Oklahoma City, from the team, it’s tough if your star leaves like that and I understand that. But, there’s some stuff in life that we can’t control. The fans in Oklahoma City and the team can’t control that and if that makes Kevin Durant happy, then good for him.” (Full story.)