The NBA offseason is nearing its ending as teams are placing together the final puzzle pieces on their roster before training camps start next month. Despite the NBA season being around the corner, there are still a lot of unresolved problems in the NBA with the Kyrie Irving and Carmelo Anthony trade issues. Here are a couple of updates in the NBA free agency.

Julyan Stones looking to join the Hornets

Shams Charania of The Vertical has reported that the Charlotte Hornets are looking to sign Julyan Stones to a two-year minimum deal once he gets cleared by FIBA. He hopes to play in the NBA next season so that he can be close to his father who is currently suffering an illness.

This move by the Charlotte Hornets this offseason will add more depth in their line up while also adding assets for them to potentially trade away in the future.

Julyan Stone went undrafted in the 2011 NBA draft, he was signed by Denver Nuggets with a two-year 1.1 million dollar contract in the offseason. After his contract in Denver, he was then signed by the Toronto Raptors. In his three-year stay in the NBA, he averaged 1.3 points, 0.1 blocks, 0.3 steals, 1.1 assists, and 0.3 rebounds while shooting 44 percent from the field and 72.2 percent from the free throw line playing 47 games in total.

Knicks and Rockets continue trade talks

As the offseason is heading to a close, the Knicks continue their journey in dealing away Carmelo Anthony to the Houston Rockets as reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, as Carmelo will only waive his no-trade clause for the Houston Rockets in the hopes of teaming up with close friend Chris Paul.

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The biggest hurdle so far for both teams is the huge 60 million dollar contract of Ryan Anderson. Dumping that contract to a potential third team is essential for the trade to happen. It seems as if the former NBA all-star only wants to play for Houston Rockets despite the Portland Trailblazers and Cleveland Rockets being interested in him.

Carmelo was thinking of waiving his no trade clause for the Cleveland Cavaliers but the whole NBA Kyrie Irving drama has persuaded him not to do so. Carmelo will enter his 16th NBA season and he has had an amazing career with awards such as 9 time NBA all-star and four-time Olympic gold medalist in basketball. The only thing left he has yet to achieve is the coveted NBA Championship. At this point in his career, he is looking to join a team this offseason that will give him the highest chance of achieving that dream.