NBA Free Agency rolls on through the latter parts of July, as a couple minor trades and rumors hit the news wire. The most significant news comes from Los Angeles, where the Lakers continue their “Expendables” strategy of roster acquisition, signing forward Michael Beasley.
Free agent Michael Beasley has agreed to a deal with the Lakers, league sources tell Yahoo.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 20, 2018
Sources: It’s a one-year, $3.5 million deal. https://t.co/jnOE9JOUPw— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 20, 2018
And in a late addition, the Kings get Nemanja Bjelica.
Forward Nemanja Bjelica has agreed to a three-year, $20.5M deal with the Sacramento Kings, league sources tell Yahoo. Third year will be non-guaranteed.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 21, 2018
Meanwhile Yogi Ferrell spurned the Dallas Mavericks to sign with the Sacramento Kings.
Yogi Ferrell’s new Kings contract will be for two years and $6.2M, league sources said. https://t.co/5NcnC5o786— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 20, 2018
Jared Dudley is joining the Brooklyn Nets...for now.
Brooklyn agreed to trade w/ Phoenix to acquire Jared Dudley and 2021 second-round pick for Darrell Arthur, league sources tell ESPN. Arthur ($7.4M) headed for buyout; Dudley ($9.5M) will have that conversation with Nets. Suns save some salary, Nets get a pick protected to No. 35.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 20, 2018
The Magic and Thunder are moving players few have heard of.
The Magic will send Rodney Purvis to the Thunder for Johnson, league sources said. https://t.co/xPVLpFdvzE— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 20, 2018
Plus the Cavaliers and Sixers are mulling over a swap between Kyle Korver and Jerryd Bayless.
A trade sending Cleveland's Kyle Korver to Philadelphia in exchange for Jerryd Bayless is "possible" but also "far from certain," according to one league source briefed on the talks.— Marc Stein (@TheSteinLine) July 20, 2018
The unrestricted free agent crop is getting slim, but restricted free agents include Rockets center Clint Capela, Cleveland wing Rodney Hood, and Clippers center Montrezl Harrell.