We’ll keep you up to date with all the free agency goings on around The Association.
76ers offer max extension to Simmons
The Sixers have offered ato All-star guard Ben Simmons. The organization and Simmons’ agent — Rich Paul of Klutch Sports — are expected to work through the details toward an eventual agreement. Simmons currently has one guaranteed season left on his four-year, $26.6 million rookie contract.
No market for Cousins
There’sin veteran center DeMarcus Cousins on the open market, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. “There’s not a market for [DeMarcus Cousins]. I think he hoped that some big market teams would strike out, they’d have cap space and he could get a one-year, $12, $15, $18, $20 million deal. That’s not happening,” Wojnarowski said on “SportsCenter” Tuesday morning. “The mid-level exception he got in Golden State last year? I don’t think that’s there.”
Bell to join Timberwolves
Jordan Bell is moving on from the Golden State Warriors. Bell has agreed to a guaranteed deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, though terms of the deal are not yet clear.
Butler deal finally gets complete
The Philadelphia 76ers, Miami Heat, Portland Trail Blazers and Los Angeles Clipperscentered around Jimmy Butler and Meyers Leonard going to the Heat. Josh Richardson will head to the Sixers while Hassan Whiteside will end up with the Trail Blazers. The Clippers will receive Moe Harkless and a future first-round pick.
Daniels agrees to terms with Lakers
Swingman Troy Daniels has signed a one-year, $2.1 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers.
Rivers returns to Rockets
Austin Rivers and the Houston Rockets have come to terms on a two-year deal for the veteran’s minimum which includes a player option for the second season.
Curry signs with Dallas
The Dallas Mavericks continued what has been a busy start to free agency by landing one of the top shooters on the open market. The Mavericks and free agent guard Seth Curry have agreed to a four-year, $32 million deal
Celtics add Kanter to fill void
Enes Kanter will sign a two-year, $10 million deal with the Celtics. He will fill the void opened when Al Horford opted out, ultimately signing with the Sixers.
Knicks agree to deal with Payton
The New York Knicks have agreed to a two-year, $16M deal with free agent point guard Elfrid Payton.
Mavs bring back Barea
The Mavericks continued their busy start to free agency by reportedly coming to terms with J.J. Barea on a deal that will bring him back to Dallas. Barea will sign a one-year deal.
Blazers acquire Whiteside from Heat in trade
The Miami Heat have agreed to trade center Hassan Whiteside to the Portland Trail Blazers for Mo Harkless and Meyers Leonard. Portland gets a starting caliber center on an expiring deal as it awaits Jusuf Nurkic’s return from a serious leg injury.
Indiana makes a deal with Lamb
The Indiana Pacers continue to bolster their roster with the addition of guard Jeremy Lamb. Lamb agreed to a three-year, $31.5 million contract with the team
Knicks ink Ellington
Sharpshooting swingman Wayne Ellington has agreed to a two-year, $16 million deal with the New York Knicks
Rubio signs with Suns
Free agent guard Ricky Rubio has agreed to a three-year, $51 million contract with the Phoenix Suns. Rubio became expendable after Utah traded for Mike Conley.
Bucks retain HIll
George Hill will sign a three-year, $29 million deal to stay with the Bucks. Milwaukee was smart to keep Hill, after deciding not to pay over $20 million per season for Malcolm Brogdon.
Gibson inks with Knicks
Veteran forward Taj Gibson is leaving the Minnesota Timberwolves to join the New York Knicks. The deal is for two years and $20 million
Dubs to acquire Russell in sign-and-trade
Golden State is acquiring D’Angelo Russell in a sign-and-trade with the Brooklyn — at least they get something back for Kevin Durant. In addition to Russell, they’ll also acquire Shabazz Napier and Treveon Graham. Andre Iguodala, in addition to three future first-round picks are being moved to the Memphis Grizzlies to help facilitate the deal.
Robin Lopez to join brother in MIlwaukee
The Bucks will have both Lopez brothers for the upcoming season, as Robin followed Brook in signing with Milwaukee.
Patrick Beverly remains with Clippers
Patrick Beverley is returning to the Clippers. The defensive-minded, feisty guard has agreed to terms on a 3-year, $40 million deal with Los Angeles.
Knicks bring in Bullock
It wasn’t the first day of free agency that Knicks fans hoped for, but they didn’t come away empty-handed. After coming to terms with Julius Randle, the Knicks also reached an agreement with sharpshooter Reggie Bullock on a two-year, $21 million deal
Kings reel in Joseph
Cory Joseph and the Sacramento Kings had come to an agreement on a three-year, $37 million contract. This past season, Joseph appeared in all 82 games for the Pacers and owned averages of 6.5 points, 3.9 assists and 3.4 rebounds in 25.2 minutes per game.
Rodney Hood back to Portland
A 2-year deal with a player option for Hood. 2 years//16 Million deal. Hood will team up again with the Bash Bothers and newly acquired Kent Bazemore.
Veteran Rubio to land on the Suns
Ricky Rubio has agreed to a 3 year//51 million dollar deal from Phoenix. Rubio will join a very young and rapidly improving roster.
Barnes Stays put in Sactown
Small Forward Harrions Barnes has agreed to a four-year, $85 million deal to stay with the, Sacramento Kings according to ESPN
Barnes declined his $25.1 million player option for the 2019-20 season, becoming an unrestricted free agent
Pacers get Brogdon, $85 million deal
Malcolm Brogdon has agreed to a four-year, $85 million deal with the Indiana Pacers. Indiana is trading a first-round draft pick in 2020 and two future second-round picks to the Milwaukee Bucks for Brogdon.
Randle lands in New York
The New York Knicks have inked forward Julius Randle to a 3-year, $61 million contract.
Hornets land Rozier
The Charlotte Hornets have signed free agent point guard Terry Rozier. The deal is for 3 years, $58 million. Rozier will replace Kemba Walker, who signed with Boston.
Pelicans land needed shooting in JJ Redick
Free-agent guard JJ Redick has agreed to a two-year, $26.5 million deal to join the New Orleans Pelicans.
Jordan headed to Brooklyn
DeAndre Jordan is the latest big name free agent to agree to a deal with the Nets on Sunday. The big man is good friends with Durant, which assuredly helped him earn this deal. Jordan’s deal will be worth $40 million over four years.
Jazz bring in Davis
Big man, Ed Davis is headed west. Davis has agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal with the Utah Jazz.
Tobias Harris stays in Philly
Free-agent forward Tobias Harris has agreed to a five-year, $180 million contract to return to the Philadelphia 76ers. The deal includes no player option.
Bucks bring back Middleton
All-Star Khris Middleton plans to sign a five-year, $178 million contract to return to the Milwaukee Bucks. The deal includes a player option on the fifth year, league sources said.
Durant to sign with the Nets
Free-agent All-NBA star Kevin Durant plans to sign a four-year, $164 million contract to play for the Brooklyn Nets, league sources told ESPN. Durant will join free agents Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan, who also plan to sign with the franchise, per league sources.
Blazers extend Dame
The Portland Trail Blazers and Damian Lillard have agreed to a four-year, $196 million super maximum contract extension with a player option, sources confirmed to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst. Lillard, 28, has two years and around $61 million left on his current deal. The extension would keep him in Portland through the 2024-25 season.
Porzingis signs for max in Dallas
As expected, 7-foot-2 unicorn Kristaps Porzingisdeal with the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs traded for the big man from the Knicks before last season’s deadline.
Aminu is headed to Orlando
Free agent forward Al-Farouq Aminu agreed to a three-year, $29 million deal with the Orlando Magic, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Mavs retain Powell
The Dallas Mavericks expect to agree to a three-year, $33 million contract extension with center Dwight Powell in the opening stages of free agency.Powell recently exercised his $10.3 million player option for next season with the plan to work out an extension to stay in Dallas long term.
Warriors, Thompson to stay together
The Golden State Warriors are set to sign free agent guard Klay Thompson to a five-year, $190 million deal. Thompson is currently recovering from a torn ACL in his left knee, which he suffered during game 6 of the finals loss to the Toronto Raptors.
Magic bring back Ross
Despite a lot of outside interest, Terrence Ross isn’t going anywhere. The veteran guard will sign a four-year, $54 million deal to remain with the Orlando Magic.
Rose to meet with Pistons, expected to sign for two years
Veteran free agent guard Derrick Rose is expected to meet with the Detroit Pistons on Sunday and ink a two-year contract.A Afters injury-plagued seasons, the veteran point guard appeared in 51 games (13 starts) and was third on the Minnesota Timberwolves in points per game (18.0) and second in player-efficiency rating (19.52), behind only All-Star Karl-Anthony Towns.
Irving to join Nets for four years, $141M
While nothing is official until the league’s moratorium period wraps up; as expected, Kyrie Irving is going to Brooklyn, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Woj is reporting that Kyrie will meet with the Brooklyn Nets in New York on Sunday and both sides are ready to agreeto a four-year, $141 million contract. With Irving in tow, the Nets can now focus on finding another star player to join him.
Walker plans to sign with Celtics for four years, $141M
Very quickly, the Boston Celtics have found a replacement for Kyrie Irving. Shams Charania of The Athletic reported that Kemba Walker will ink a four-year, $141 million contract with Boston once free agency officially opens. Arguably the top guard on the market, Walker has played his entire career with the Charlotte Hornets and was named a starter in the 2019 All-Star Game.
Nikola Mirotic spurns NBA free agency for EuroLeague
Free agent Nikola Mirotic plans to return to Europe after five seasons in the NBA and sign with EuroLeague team Barcelona, according to multiple reports. The 28-year-old stretch-4 was expected to fetch $12-$14 million per year and was receiving interest from several teams, including the Sun’s and Jazz.
Collison abruptly retires from NBA
Darren Collison has retired to focus on his faith. In his 10-year career, he played for the New Orleans Hornets, Indiana Pacers, Dallas Mavericks, LA Clippers and Sacramento Kings. The 31-year-old point guard averaged 12.5 PPG and 5.0 assists per game over his career.