This thread is designed to keep folks up to date in recent rumors about Trades and Free Agent signings. If you run across a piece of info that you'd like to contribute just post the relevant information and the source (links are good too). Here goes: Mlive Sunday, June 04, 2006 Wallace reiterated on Saturday that he wants to re-sign with the Pistons. However, he also indicated that he wants to be a more integral part of the offense, with a role similar to the one he had during the 2004 championship season when then-head coach Larry Brown made it a point to get Wallace the ball more. The Pistons are probably going to use some or all of their mid-level salary cap exception to find a backup to Billups, who looked worn down physically and mentally in the playoffs. Billups played more minutes this season than ever in his career, and the heavy workload appeared to take a toll on him in the playoffs. Detroit News Tuesday, June 06, 2006 The Pistons are likely to make a run at free agent Bonzi Wells, a former Pistons draft pick, who played in Sacramento last season. Other free agents who would fit the need would be former Piston Mike James, recently of Toronto (although he might command too much money), Philadelphia's John Salmons and Memphis' Bobby Jackson. A player such as Portland's Juan Dixon also could interest the Pistons, although his contract runs through 2008 so they would have to broker a trade. Washington Post: Wizards Notes: Several teams have shown interest in restricted free agent Jared Jeffries, but according to one league source who was in Orlando for the pre-draft camp, teams are not optimistic about landing Jeffries because they believe the Wizards plan to match any reasonable offer. Jeffries has averaged 6.1 points and 4.8 rebounds in four seasons with the Wizards and has carved out a role for himself as the team's best all-around defender. The free agency period opens July 1. Journal Times - One rumor that was circulating at the pre-draft camp was that Danny Ferry and the Cavaliers may shop guard Larry Hughes this summer. Hughes was signed to a monster deal last summer by Cleveland, but was injured for a large portion of the 2005-2006 campaign. Gery Woeful was told by members of 10 different teams that had interest in acquiring Jamaal Magloire. “There was quite a bit of dialogue,’’ Larry Harris said with a grin. The prevailing opinion among those interviewed was that a deal involving Magloire would likely be finalized by the draft. Charlotte Observer: Both the Toronto Raptors and Portland Trail Blazers , amongst other teams, have been talking with Charlotte Bobcats ' coach-general manager Bernie Bickerstaff about point guard Brevin Knight at the Orlando Pre-Draft Camp, the Charlotte Observer is reporting. "There's a lot of interest in Brevin," Bickerstaff told the Observer on Thursday. "Most of the conversation includes him.'' Knight is considered expendable with the emergence of last season's lottery pick Raymond Felton. "If I'm going to play just a little bit of minutes, I'd rather be on a playoff team," Knight said during the season. "So if (the situation) changes, we'd address that." Bickerstaff did say that Knight will be able to have some input on any trade, but will not be given the power to veto a deal should one arise. Boston Herald: Indiana may be talking with the Timberwolves about a Jamaal Tinsley-for-Ricky Davis deal. DraftExpress.com: One rumor has them sending Lamar Odom to Chicago in return for the rights to the #2 and #16 picks. This trade might have to be consummated after the draft, when Chicago has cap space to take on a bigger contract. Moving Odom’s $40 million contract would give the Lakers room to explore the talented free agent class of 2007. This may be where the obvious Brandon Roy to Chicago at #2 smokescreen started from New York Post: The Nuggets are prepared to trade any player on their roster exempting Carmelo Anthony. Any team can have Kenyon Martin essentially for nothing, no joke, if you classify $71 million over the next five seasons nothing . . . Orlando is looking to obtain an established off guard in case it loses DeShawn Stevenson to free agency. The Lakers are looking at Kwame Brown exclusively as a center, meaning Andrew Bynum can be had. Deseret Morning News: According to a note in Sunday's Akron Beacon Journal citing unidentified "plugged-in league executives" as sources, the Memphis Grizzlies "are in trade talks" with the Jazz about Boozer. Earlier this month, the New York Post reported the Jazz were among "the biggest talkers" at the NBA's pre-draft camp in Orlando and that Boozer's name was among a half-dozen or so "on the loose lips of many down here." Draft Express: Multiple sources say that the Phoenix Suns are looking to package their two first round picks to move up in the draft (@21 & #27) to the teens. Seattle is looking to trade out of the draft. If Sheldon Williams is not available at #10 this is the action they will most likely take. The asking price is a solid 2007 1st rounder and cash/or cash and a pick in this years early 2nd round. The Portland Trailblazers are looking to package their #30 & #31 pick to move up to one of New Jersey’s #22 or #23 picks. The New York Knicks are reportedly looking to shop their #29 pick to a team looking to move up. One of those teams is the Miami Heat. Orlando Sentinel: The Orlando Magic are confident they can re-sign starting shooting guard DeShawn Stevenson, who has become an unrestricted free agent after opting out of his contract. Stevenson, 25, wants the best deal, and there is speculation he is seeking all or a portion of the Magic's mid-level exception, which can start at about $5 million a season. That seems too high a price for the Magic. "We're not worried," Smith said. "This is a great place for DeShawn, the right team. He knows it; his representative [agent Rob Pelinka] knows it. "It's a matter of coming up with something now." Philadelphia Inquirer: King said guard Willie Green did not pick up a $744,551 option on his contract for the 2006-07 season by Thursday's deadline and became a restricted free agent. Asked whether the Sixers would try to sign Green, King replied: 'We're going to do our best.'" Philadelphia Daily News: "Jay Williams, the former Duke guard attempting a comeback from a serious motorcycle accident, was scheduled to work out for the 76ers this morning at Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine... A source indicated that Williams was scheduled to work out tomorrow for the New Jersey Nets and Monday for the Boston Celtics." Journal Times: "There are still whispers Bucks center Jamaal Magloire could end up being traded to the Toronto Raptors, and that super-sub guard Mo Williams could accompany him in a blockbuster deal." Orlando Sentinel: "Smith said the Magic would like to pick in the 6-7-8 range -- spots currently held by the Timberwolves, Celtics and Rockets -- which would create a different set of available players... To exchange picks with someone in front of them, the Magic would have to part with either a player like Keyon Dooling or DeShawn Stevenson, or a future first-round pick, or possibly the rights to Fran Vazquez..." Washington Examiner: "An Eastern Conference source said the Wizards he’s heard mentioned in trade talks are Brendan Haywood, Jarvis Hayes and Etan Thomas. But he has not once heard Antawn Jamison’s name come up." Chicago Tribune: "Little-used center Kelvin Cato is a free agent and mentioned the Bulls as a team he believes he can help."