The Bears have more than $50 million in salary-cap space, and that number is expected to climb once they release certain veterans before the league year begins. But general manager Ryan Pace has said on multiple occasions that he’s committed more to building through the draft. Pace has spent $141 million in guaranteed money since 2015 — the fourth-highest total in the NFL — but Chicago typically doesn’t break the bank on free agents in March. The Bears are expected to target cornerback, wide receiver and pass-rusher when free agency opens. — Jeff Dickerson
The Packers will be active without breaking the bank. At least that’s the vibe from new general manager Brian Gutekunst, who replaced the free-agent averse Ted Thompson. Although Gutekunst worked under Thompson and has a deep background as a college scout, he knows the holes in this roster can’t all be plugged through the draft.
Green is the most important defensive player in the league, a key to the way the Warriors are able to switch, disrupt the passing lanes and cover the entire floor without a space-eating big man down low. He has been terrible as a shooter, making only 29.9 percent from the 3-point line, and that number has been shrinking �� he knocked down 27.8 percent in January and is only at 18.8 percent in this month.
Still, his defense and other numbers (8.0 rebounds and 7.3 assists) got him the spot on this team.
Would the Spurs be willing to pay the price for Avery Bradley? This seems like a lot to give up. The latest from Marc Stein of The New York Times …
Danny Green and a first-round pick for Avery Bradley is one potential trade construction that the Spurs and Clippers have discussed, league sources say
For a deal to go down … it would ultimately hinge on San Antonio’s willingness to part with a first-round pick. They’d naturally rather not
The Cavs remain in pursuit of DeAndre Jordan, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski , but another team could join a potential trade.
The Clippers and Cavaliers continue to discuss the possibility of a trade centered on DeAndre Jordan, including conversations with potential third teams to help create a pathway to a deal, league sources tell ESPN.