5 Major Rumors From the First Day of NBA Free Agency

NBA Free Agency: 5 Major Rumors From the First Day

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NBA free agency is underway and the rumors are already coming out in full force. Here are five of the biggest rumors thus far from the first day of free agency.

5. Detroit Pistons Trying Hard to Unload Josh Smith

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5. Detroit Pistons Trying Hard to Unload Josh Smith

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The Pistons are so desperate to rid themselves of Josh Smith's terrible contract that they are apparently willing to let go of Greg Monroe in a sign-and-trade to make it happen.

4. Philadelphia 76ers Are Very Interested in Lance Stephenson

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4. Philadelphia 76ers Are Very Interested in Lance Stephenson

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The 76ers will meet with Stephenson and reportedly have very real aspirations to sign him. This is one of the stranger bits of info to come out; Stephenson is an odd fit in Philadelphia to begin with, and he would help them win games in the short term — something the 76ers don't necessarily want to be doing just yet.

3. Mutual Interest between Luol Deng and Miami Heat

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3. Mutual Interest between Luol Deng and Miami Heat

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Miami is looking to add a solid player to the core of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, and Deng certainly fits the bill. The interest in hashing out a contract is shared by both sides. Deng would have to take a fairly sizable pay cut for his contract to fit under the salary cap in South Beach.

2. Many Teams Pursuing Kyle Lowry

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2. Many Teams Pursuing Kyle Lowry

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The market for Kyle Lowry's services looks to be an exceptionally busy one, with the Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, Miami Heat and the incumbent Toronto Raptors all showing significant interest.

1. Widespread Interest in Chandler Parsons

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1. Widespread Interest in Chandler Parsons

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Parsons has flown somewhat under the radar in the media due to the availability of other stars at his position, including Carmelo Anthony and LeBron. He hasn't flown under the radar among NBA teams, however; the Chicago Bulls, Minnesota Timberwolves, Mavericks, Lakers and Rockets are all in on him.

Sean Sarcu is a Chicago Blackhawks writer for RantSports.com. Follow him on Twitter or add him to your network on Google.

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