The NBA has changed substantially this offseason with NBA All-Stars changing teams and conferences, new rules to improve game flow, and some ridiculous super max contracts. As basketball fans are surely very excited for the next NBA season to begin, here are a few updates on the NBA Free Agency scene.

Leslie Alexander puts Rockets for sale

The Houston Rockets have been very busy this offseason in forming an All-Star roster that can contend with the Spurs and Warriors and they may have done just that. This offseason they have acquired NBA All-Star point guard Chris Paul and wing defender Luc Mbah A Moute.

The Houston Rockets are projected to be another super team next season and may also have a new owner. In a press conference, Houston Rockets owner Leslie Alexander has put the Rockets up for sale, previously Alexander bought the Rockets in 1993 for 85 million dollars and now has a value of around 1.65 billion dollars as valued by Forbes. Alexander, later on, thanked the Houston community and the Rockets organization, CEO Tad Brown will oversee the sales process moving forward for the Rockets.

Hawks no longer signing Speights

A couple of days ago Sam Charania of The Vertical and Sam Amick of USA Today reported that Dewayne Dedmon signed a two year 14 million dollar contract with a player option for the second year with the Atlanta Hawks.

Dedmon will likely start as Center next season for the Hawks, with that in mind it seems like the Atlanta Hawks are no longer going to sign Marreese Speights as reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Speights opted out of his player option with the Clippers to become an Unrestricted Free Agent this offseason.

Speights is a nine year veteran in the NBA with career averages of 7.9 points, 0.5 blocks, and 4.2 rebounds while shooting 46.4% from the field and 34.9% from beyond the arc in 653 games in the NBA. He will go back to being an unrestricted free agent and will likely head to a team that is in need of a veteran big that can stretch the floor.

Ty Lawson may play in China next season

There have been lots of rumors that NBA point guard Ty Lawson will go to China and play for the Shanxi Dragon of the Chinese Basketball Association next season. The rumors were directly stopped when Ty Lawson tweeted that he did not sign in China. Larry Fox, Lawson's agent, commented on the issue that many teams both from China and in the NBA are expressing interest in Lawson this offseason, Lawson is still weighing his options on where he will take his career.

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