Day 2 of NBA Free Agency is underway. With LeBron James committed to the Lakers, expect the other dominoes to start falling. We’re here to continue tracking free agency news as agreements are made and rumors are reported.
Latest Rumors and News
Avery Bradley signs with the Los Angeles Clippers.
Sources: Free agent Avery Bradley has agreed to a 2 year, $25M deal with the Clippers.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 3, 2018
Believe it or not, DeMarcus Cousins has agreed to a contract to join the Golden State Warriors.
Free agent DeMarcus Cousins has agreed to a deal with the Golden State Warriors, league sources tell Yahoo.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 3, 2018
Cousins will sign a one-year, $5.3M deal with Warriors, league source tells ESPN. https://t.co/LaTLH3oOTB— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 3, 2018
Julius Randle wasn’t available for long, as he’s headed to New Orleans. Randle was renounced earlier today by the Lakers to make room for former Pelicans guard Rajon Rondo.
Anthony Davis' tenacious recruiting helped close the deal on Randle, league source tells ESPN. https://t.co/8BzHoVYnT5— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 2, 2018
It looks like the Blazers aren’t targeting wing Tyreke Evans.
Tyreke Evans' brother: "If the Grizzlies asked us for a last-minute meeting, we would take it." Sounds like his decision will come down to Thunder, Lakers, Warriors, or Hornets, and soon.— John Martin (@JohnMartin929) July 2, 2018
It’s now clear why the Lakers renounced Randle. Rajon Rondo has agreed to a one-year deal to join LeBron in L.A. Is he going to back up Lonzo Ball, or is Lonzo gone to the Spurs in a deal for Kawhi Leonard?
Sources: Rajon Rondo is signing a one-year, $9M deal with Lakers.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 2, 2018
The Washington Wizards claimed Lakers legend Bryant after he was released.
Sources: The Washington Wizards have claimed former Lakers forward Thomas Bryant off waivers.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 2, 2018
The Lakers also made further moves, renouncing forward Julius Randle, making him an unrestricted free agent. Making room for Demarcus Cousins?
The Lakers have renounced Julius Randle, making him an unrestricted free agent, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 2, 2018
The Pacers are officially moving on from Al Jefferson, a throwback style big man.
The Indiana Pacers have released veteran center Al Jefferson, league sources tell Yahoo.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 2, 2018
The Detroit Pistons picked up veteran point guard Jose Calderon on a one-year deal.
Free agent Jose Calderon agrees to a one-year, $2.4 million deal with Detroit, league sources tell ESPN.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 2, 2018
The Minnesota Timberwolves have decided to cut forward Nemanja Bjelica loose to make room for Anthony Tolliver.
Sources: Tolliver's one-year deal will be in $5-to-$6M range to sign with Minnesota. https://t.co/LvKMOobo8F— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 2, 2018
Minnesota withdrew qualifying offer on Nemanja Bjelica, who will become an unrestricted free agent, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 2, 2018
The Utah Jazz are bringing back big man Derrick Favors.
Favors has agreed to a two-year deal. https://t.co/vMyIsJVa04— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) July 2, 2018
Update: Favors signed a 2 year/$36 million deal. It remains to be seen how this affects the market for the remaining free agent big men around the league.
Favors deal is $36 million total over two years. https://t.co/027z8PYkBM— Marc J. Spears (@MarcJSpearsESPN) July 2, 2018
After re-signing Paul George, the Oklahoma City Thunder have added a back-up big man behind Steven Adams. UPDATE: Noel signed for the vet minimum. A far cry from the rumored big contract he turned down last year.
Vet minimum for Nerlens Noel in OKC (@ShamsCharania first), who picked the Thunder over the Lakers and Wizards. Billy Donovan contacted him immediately Saturday morning, and Russell Westbrook and Paul George both reached out as well.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 2, 2018
Sources: Nerlens Noel will sign a two-year deal with Oklahoma City, including a player option in Year 2. https://t.co/b4UQeBEDUU— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 2, 2018
The Phoenix Suns, fresh off of their Trevor Ariza acquisition, made a minor move today, waiving Alan Williams.
Suns are waiving Alan Williams— John Gambadoro (@Gambo987) July 2, 2018
Bleacher Report is reporting that, after losing LeBron James, the Cavs “are indeed open to trading Kevin Love”
Speaking of LeBron, a day after agreeing to terms with James, the Lakers are going after Tyrkeke Evans, one of the better wings left on the market. The Thunder, after retaining Paul George, already had their meeting with Evans.
Lakers only have the veteran exception available but could create room if Julius Randle is renounced or Luol Deng is waived and stretched. The Thunder have the $5.3M tax midlevel. https://t.co/g8vaTe0RyP— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) July 2, 2018
The 76ers, who are still rumored to be chasing Kawhi Leonard, managed to hang on to J.J. Redick today.
Free agent guard JJ Redick will return to the Philadelphia 76ers on a 1-year deal in the $12M-to-13M range, league sources tell ESPN— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 2, 2018
The Charlotte Hornets signed officially signed Miles Bridges this morning. Te signing means that he is ineligible to be traded for 30 days.
Miles Bridges has signed his rookie contract with the Charlotte Hornets, a league source told The Athletic.— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) July 2, 2018
- Lance Stephenson agreed to a one-year deal with Lakers
- Kentavious Caldwell-Pope returns to Lakers on one-year deal
- New Orleans Pelicans have agreed to a one-year deal with Elfrid Payton
- JaVale McGee agrees to deal with Lakers
- Detroit Pistons sign Glenn Robinson III
- The Knicks have signed Mario Hezonja to a one-year deal
- LeBron James agrees to 4-year deal with the Lakers
- Raptors sign Fred VanVleet to two-year/$18 million deal
- Chris Paul signs with Houston for 4 years/$160 million
- Paul George announces “unfinished business” in OKC on a 4-year, $137 million max deal
- Will Barton re-signs with Denver for four years, $50 million
- Aron Baynes back to the Celtics on 2-year, $11 million deal
- Rudy Gay will stay with the Spurs on a one-year, $10 million contract
- DeAndre Jordan, Mavericks verbally agree to deal in $24 million ballpark
- Nets re-sign sharpshooter Joe Harris to 2-year deal worth $16 million
- Jerami Grant re-signs with Thunder for 3 years, $27 million
- Phoenix Suns use all their cap space on Trevor Ariza
- Pacers agree to 3-year, $22M deal with Doug McDermott
- Ed Davis signs with Nets for 1-year, $4.4 million
- Derrick Rose returns to Minnesota on 1-year, $2.2 million deal
- Omri Casspri agrees to 1-year deal with the Grizzlies
- Marco Belinelli returns to Spurs for 2-years, $12 million
- Gerald Green returns to Houston on a 1-year, $2.4 million
- Blazers Agree To Terms With Nik Stauskas
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