The departure appears to be the another domino to fall in the Rockets' impending pursuit of Carmelo Anthony, who is expected to receive a buyout of his contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Stretching his contract, which involves buying out a player by paying half the amount of the deal over double the amount of time plus a year, could save the Thunder $107 million in salary and luxury tax, according to Wojnarowski.
Luc Mbah a Moute, who averaged almost 20 minutes per game over two seasons with the Clippers before heading to the Houston Rockets, has reportedly agreed to a one-year, $4.3 million deal to return to Los Angeles.
It's an era of NBA basketball in which contending teams often build a "Big Three" to help them win titles and adding Anthony to the mix in Houston would give the Rockets just that.
Many teams have been rumored to be interested, with the Los Angeles Lakers and Houston Rockets on top of the list. Fortunately, Anthony won't command anywhere near the $27.9 million that OKC will owe him next season. The team has little wiggle room with the salary cap, especially after keeping Paul with a new contract.
As for Houston, by signing Anthony as a free agent, presumably for the veteran's minimum, it stands to get a bargain scorer the Thunder failed to fully unlock last season. Along with playing no defense, his relationship with head coach Mike D'Antoni has a messy past.
Ninth boy emerges from Thai cave on final day of rescue
Four boys were rescued from the underground caves on Sunday, bringing the total number of recovered children to eight. The boys were carried out on a stretcher on Tuesday, making them the first two to come out on the rescue's third day.
Apple Enables USB Restricted Mode by Default in iOS 11.4.1
Naturally, due to how often people use their iPhones, it is uncommon for the device not to have been unlocked in the last hour. USB Restricted Mode will be optional, of course; users can enable or disable it via their device's settings menu.
Microsoft Announces Smaller, Cheaper Surface Go
The price for the actual Surface Go starts from $399 for the 4/64 GB version and goes to $549 for the 8/128 GB variant. Pre-orders for the Surface Go starts July 10, with shipments set to begin from August 2 in the US.