NBA Free Agency: Latest rumors, buzz, signings, news
Latest info, rumors from around the NBA
DETROIT – The NBA Free Agency season started last week and it's already resulted in some big moves around the league. Here's the latest:
Free Agency began at 12:01 a.m. on July 1, but players couldn't actually sign until July 7.
The 2017 NBA offseason has been one of the busiest in recent memory, with big names like Paul George, Dwight Howard and Chris Paul changing jerseys already.
Here are the latest rumors and news from around the NBA:
Pistons trade Marcus Morris to Boston for Avery Bradley
The Detroit Pistons have traded Marcus Morris to the Boston Celtics for guard Avery Bradley, according to reports.
Hardaway signs offer sheet to return to Knicks
Restricted free agent Tim Hardaway Jr. has signed a four-year, $71 million offer sheet with the New York Knicks, ESPN reports.
Rudy Gay heading to San Antonio
Free agent forward Rudy Gay has agreed to join the San Antonio Spurs on a two-year, $17 million-plus deal with a player option, Adrian Wojnarowski reports.
Carmelo Anthony willing to leave New York?
Carmelo Anthony, a 10-time NBA All-Star, is open to waiving his no-trade clause to join the Houston Rockets or Cleveland Cavaliers should those teams create a pathway to a deal with the New York Knicks, league sources told ESPN. The arrival of All-Star guard Chris Paul to join MVP runner-up James Harden has catapulted the Rockets into contention for Anthony and established his interest in joining the Rockets, sources said.
Gordon Hayward leaves Utah for Boston
A person with knowledge of the negotiations said Hayward agreed to a four-year contract, the last of those years being a player option, with a total value of around $128 million. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the deal cannot be completed before the league's moratorium ends on Thursday.
It was a decision that Hayward said he agonized over, and he said he was impressed by the pitches - albeit unsuccessful ones - that Miami and Utah made for him over the last few days. But his ties to Stevens, and the memories of how close they were to a title, seemed to weigh very heavily on his mind throughout this process.
Clippers targeting Derrick Rose and Tony Allen
Clippers writer Brad Turner reports the Rose has L.A. at the top of his list. The team also meeting with Tony Allen, as Doc Rivers searches for defense.
Pistons waiting on Kentavious Caldwell-Pope offer sheet
The Pistons will look to match any offer KCP gets, but the team cannot currently match a max offer sheet, if it were to come. Stay tuned.
Pacers waive Monta Ellis
The Indiana Pacers waived guard Monta Ellis on Wednesday, league sources told The Vertical.
Giannis Antetokounmpo says as a Buck are numbered
ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski suggested teams are already plotting ways to lure the Greek Freak away in the coming years.
Dion Waiters resigning with Miami Heat
Waiters and the Miami Heat have agreed on a four-year deal, according to a person with knowledge of the negotiations. The deal is worth a maximum of $52 million, provided all incentives are met, said the person who spoke Wednesday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because nothing can be finalized until at least Thursday under league rules. - AP
Chris Bosh, Heat part ways
Chris Bosh's time with the Miami Heat is officially over. Weeks after the sides came to a final agreement on how to part ways and more than a year since his last NBA appearance because of blood-clot issues, Bosh was waived by the Heat on Tuesday.
Nick Young joining the Warriors
Veteran guard Nick Young is getting a new start with Golden State, agreeing to a $5.2 million, one-year contract Wednesday with the champion Warriors. - AP
Otto Porter Jr. gets offer sheet from Nets
Porter has agreed to sign an offer sheet with the Nets, a person with knowledge of the details said. The Wizards plan to match the offer and keep Porter, the person told The Associated Press on Wednesday.
The Vertical first reported that Porter had agreed to sign a four-year, $106 million offer sheet with the Nets. Under NBA rules, the Wizards would then have two days to match the offer since Porter is a restricted free agent.
Utah Jazz also interested in Porter Jr.
Patrick Patterson joining Oklahoma City
A person with knowledge of the details says forward Patrick Patterson has agreed to a three-year, $16.4 million deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Patterson is leaving Toronto to join All-Star Paul George in a new-look Thunder frontcourt, the person told The Associated Press on Tuesday. The person was granted anonymity because contracts can't be signed until Thursday. The deal was first reported by ESPN.
Other news and notes:
Blake Griffin signed a 5-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers per ESPN.
Shaun Livingston agreed to a 3-year, $24 million deal with the Golden State Warriors per ESPN.
Langston Galloway agrees to a 3-year, $21 million deal with the Detroit Pistons per ESPN.
Serge Ibaka agrees to a 3-year, $65 million deal with the Toronto Raptors per ESPN.
Kyle Lowry agrees to a 3-year, $100 million deal with the Toronto Raptors per ESPN.
Daniallo Galinari agreed to a 3-year $65 million deal in a sign and trade with the Los Angeles Clippers, per ESPN.
Paul Millsap agrees to a 3-year, $90 million deal with the Denver Nuggets per the Vertical.
The Atlanta Hawks acquired Diamond Stone, Jamal Crawford and Houston’s 2018 first round pick in a trade with the Clippers, per ESPN.
James Johnson agreed to a 4-year deal to stay with the Miami Heat, per ESPN.
Kelly Olynyk agreed to a 4-year, $50-plus million deal with the Miami Heat, per ESPN.
Vince Carter agreed to a 1-year, $8 million deal with the Sacramento Kings, per ESPN.
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