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.
There are several teams interested in landing Rondo, but the Kings aren't one of them. The favorites at this point seem to be the New Jersey Nets and Rondo is expected to meet with the team in the very near future. The veteran point guard averaged 8.9 points and 7.9 assists with the Kings last season.
The Rockets were hoping that Ty Lawson would be able to solve their needs at the point guard position but that did not pan out and they were left with Patrick Beverly who is not exactly a floor general. Of course James Harden is going to demand touches so I would completely understand why a player of Conley's caliber may be hesitant to go play for the Rockets.
The Mavericks ranked among the leagues worst when it came to rim protection so adding the leagues top shot blocker would go a long way to fixing that problem. Whiteside had a few triple-doubles last season in which he recorded 10 blocks which is quite a feat and while his "hustle" has occasionally been called into question he is the best "Big" available on the market in my opinion this offseason.
Parsons figures to get PAID this off-season after he opted out of his contract with the Mavericks. Parsons started the season recovering from micro surgery but when he returned to the court he was among the Mavericks leading scorers. If the injury issues are behind him Parsons is a great perimeter threat.
The 76ers would have to pay some compensation to the Lakers should they try and nab Clarkson away however Clarkson would be a great get for Philly who could use a guy like Clarkson to play next to Ish Smith in the back court.
Harkless averaged 18.7 minutes over 78 games for the Blazers last season but in 14 starts he averaged 11.9 points, 6.6 rebounds, 1.0 blocks and 1.2 steals over 26.9 minutes which has lead to the interest he is receiving on the open market.
Galloway averaged 7.6 points, 2.5 assists and 3.5 rebounds off the bench for the Knicks last season and with his qualifying offer likely going unmatched he should continue to play a key roll off the bench for New York.