NBA Free Agency 2018 continues today with news and rumors expected to pick up again after a lull for the Fourth of July holiday yesterday. We’ll update this post all day with signings and trades, plus the latest speculation surrounding NBA free agents.
The Pistons have bolstered their front office.
Detroit has hired Brooklyn's Gregg Polinsky as Director of Player Personnel, league sources tell ESPN. Ed Stefanski and Polinsky worked together for years with the Nets. Polinsky will take on a larger front office role with Pistons.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 5, 2018
Isaiah Briscoe, who played in the preseason for the Blazers last year, has agreed to a deal with the Magic.
Free agent guard Isaiah Briscoe has agreed to a deal with the Orlando Magic, league sources tell ESPN. Briscoe, 22, impressed in a team mini-camp recently. He worked way back onto NBA radar after an outstanding season in Estonia.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 5, 2018
Nemanja Bjelica is signing with the 76ers.
Forward Nemanja Bjelica has agreed to a one-year deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, league sources tell ESPN. Minnesota withdrew qualifying offer to make him a free agent.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 5, 2018
Room mid-level deal of $4.4M, sources say. Minnesota opting against this level of deal for Bjelica to pay Tolliver more -- and hard-cap themselves in the process -- is, umm, interesting (and I like Tolliver a lot). https://t.co/5iZPACKliy— Zach Lowe (@ZachLowe_NBA) July 5, 2018
Amir Johnson re-signed with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Free agent Amir Johnson is finalizing a one-year deal to return to the 76ers, league source tells ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 4, 2018
Meanwhile former Dallas Mavericks guard Pierre Jackson may end up overseas.
Pierre Jackson finalized a one-year, $1.2 million deal with the Beijing Fly Dragons in China, sources confirm. @IAmDPick reported first.— Alex Kennedy (@AlexKennedyNBA) July 5, 2018
One important thing to add: Jackson has an NBA-out in his deal through July 15, 2018, so an NBA team can still sign him in the next 10 days.