NBA free agency rumors: Derrick Favors meeting with Jazz, wants to re-sign

Derrick Favors will meet with the Jazz when free agency begins Sunday, according to a report from ESPN. He has no other visits planned.

Jazz unrestricted free agent big man Derrick Favors will meet with the Jazz on the first day of free agency on Sunday in his hometown of Atlanta but currently has no other meetings with any other NBA teams set up, a source told ESPN’s The Undefeated.

The 26-year-old forward said in a recent interview with The Salt Lake Tribune he is hoping to sign a new contract with Utah. But he said he wanted to explore what other opportunities were available.

The Jazz finished last season with a 48-34 record and earned the fifth seed in the Western Conference playoffs. Utah topped the Thunder in its opening-round series before falling to the Rockets.

McGee and the Lakers reached agreement on a one-year deal worth the minimum, league sources told ESPN. McGee has played the past two years for the Golden State Warriors.

Caldwell-Pope, 25, will head into his second season with the Lakers after finishing a one-year, $18 million deal. He is a 3-D, catch-and-shoot player who figures to fit well alongside James.

Stephenson, 27, is known as a LeBron antagonist, and the two have had testy moments in the playoffs, but James has never had a personal issue with the defensive guard, sources said.

The 6-foot-5 guard became available after the Indiana Pacers declined his option for the 2018-19 season. Indiana wanted to go after bigger names in free agency and planned to discuss bringing Stephenson back.

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