NBA Free Agency Day 3 has dawned. Yesterday DeMarcus Cousins joined the Golden State Warriors and Seth Curry signed on with the Portland Trail Blazers. What twists and surprises are forthcoming today? Find all your NBA news and rumors right here.
Everyone’s favorite Blazer will be returning to the Oklahoma City Thunder next year.
Free agent guard Raymond Felton has agreed to a one-year deal to return to Oklahoma City, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 4, 2018
As if haven’t Felton on the team wasn’t punishment enough, there’s this:
As currently constituted, @BobbyMarks42 says, Felton signing pushes Thunder past $300M in salary and tax. https://t.co/yDmgue8zcz— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 4, 2018
Isaiah Thomas could be on the move to his fourth team in less than 18 months.
Isaiah Thomas and the Orlando Magic are negotiating a possible deal, according to league sources. Nothing has been agreed to yet, but it seems both sides want to get this done.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 4, 2018
The Warriors are bringing back Kevon Looney.
Free agent forward Kevon Looney has reached an agreement to re-sign with Golden State, league sources tell ESPN.— Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) July 4, 2018
The Phoenix Suns are making every effort to lock up their franchise player.
Devin Booker and the Phoenix Suns are progressing toward finalizing a 5-year, $158M maximum contract extension as soon as the weekend, league sources tell ESPN. Suns presented the offer to Booker in Los Angeles today.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 3, 2018
Despite making little dent in the league due to injury, Dante Exum is getting paid.
Utah Jazz restricted free agent Dante Exum has agreed to a three-year, $33M contract extension, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 3, 2018
Could Kevin Love be on the move for the right price?
Report: Cavaliers actually open to trading Kevin Love https://t.co/X4oGjjpF39— Kurt Helin (@basketballtalk) July 3, 2018
Dwight Howard looks to be landing in D.C. to join forces with John Wall and Bradley Beal.
Dwight Howard has finalized a buyout with the Brooklyn Nets and will sign a 1-year deal for the tax MLE with the Washington Wizards once he clears waivers, league sources tell The Athletic.— Jared Weiss (@JaredWeissNBA) July 3, 2018
The Utah Jazz brought back a promising youngster.
Utah guard Raul Neto has agreed to a contract extension, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 3, 2018
Restricted free agents are running out of options when it comes to teams with money.
Restricted free agents basically looking at Atlanta, Chicago (dealing with its own -- LaVine), and Sacramento with room to make meaningful offers. Brutal market. Might see some long stand-offs.— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) July 3, 2018
After a successful season with the Grizzlies, veteran guard Tyreke Evans agreed to terms with the Indiana Pacers today
Sources: Tyreke Evans, Pacers finalizing a one-year, $12M deal. https://t.co/pXsjp2IArw— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 3, 2018
Denver has traded Wilson Chandler and a draft consideration to the 76ers, league sources tell ESPN. Chandler will be absorbed into the Sixers space.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 3, 2018
And Denver traded Wilson Chandler to the 76ers, using their remaining cap space. They’ll also get a future pick.
Sounds like it's a future second going back to the Sixers. Nothing major. I like the deal for both sides. Salary savings for Denver. Solid wing for Philly. Cap space across the league continues to shrink. https://t.co/0CBsdT2m7j— Kevin O'Connor (@KevinOConnorNBA) July 3, 2018
Journeyman forward Jeff Green agreed to a one-year, $2.5 million deal with the Wizards.
Sources: Free agent Jeff Green has agreed to a one-year, $2.5M deal with the Washington Wizards.— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 3, 2018
Michael Carter-Williams has signed with the Houston Rockets for a one-year, minimum deal.
One-year, minimum deal https://t.co/bkMwX3hf3V— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 3, 2018
We begin with the Chicago Sun-Times reporting that Jimmy Butler “is fed up with the nonchalant attitude” of Karl-Anthony Towns and his younger teammates, and would like to join Kyrie Irving to form his own super-backcourt.
The Sun-Times quotes Butler directly:
I put so much into this game and I only play to win. I don’t play for any individual stats or accolades, any of that. And at times I get lost in how everybody is not built the way that I’m built.
Stay tuned throughout the day for more.