This comes as no surprise. Drummond really broke out during the 2015-16 season and even received his first All-Star Game nod. The Pistons are looking to lock him down for several years and he will be the cornerstone of the franchise going forward.
This has long been expected and it looks as though Beal will be staying put. The terms of the deal will likely be announced on Friday morning.
Waiters is one of the more overrated players in the game, so naturally Sacramento would be a likely landing spot. Rajon Rondo is all but gone from the Kings and Waiters could have an opportunity to start if he signs with the team. The other team interested in Waiters' services is the 76ers. Go figure.
There's a very good chance that Deng will sign with Minnesota given his connection to Tom Thibodeau. Deng doesn't have the same legs under him as he did in his prime, but still managed to average 32.4 minutes in 74 games.
All hands are on deck for Golden State in their attempt to land the most coveted free agent on the market, Kevin Durant. Golden State is going to have to come with all of the thunder they can as it has been reported that Durant's meeting with OKC went very well on Thursday. We've seen high profile players lured to new teams before, but it would be somewhat shocking if Durant were to bolt. This will be fun to watch over the next several days.
The Thunder are looking to bolster their team in an attempt to lure Kevin Durant back into the fold. Kanter is a solid role player, but with the loss of Serge Ibaka, OKC could really use a game-changing big man underneath. There is always a ton of movement early on in the NBA's free agent period and you can expect the Thunder to be right in the middle of things.
The Knicks have one of the biggest markets, fan bases, and payrolls in the NBA, so it's no surprise they'd be after a big name free agent. The problem with the Knicks is that they do not currently exhibit a winning culture. Still, money talks and it seems likely that they'll end up with at least one big name player to start alongside Carmelo Anthony.
Durant still has several meetings lined up in the coming days, but it's been long assumed that OKC would have the advantage in negotiations. It's possible that Durant will sign a one-year deal with the Thunder and then package himself along with Russell Westbrook on the free agent market next summer. This is a fascinating situation on the surface, but could ultimately end without much drama. Stay tuned.