The NBA’s 2020 free agency period is here. Every team in the league is expected to move quickly as the condensed 2020-21 season lifts over the horizon. Stay tuned to this thread as the updates roll in.
Friday’s action began with an announcement from The Athletic’s Shams Charania that Goran Dragic will remain with the Miami Heat for the 2020-21 season. He received a two-year deal. The second year is a team option.
Former Trail Blazers big man Meyers Leonard will also stay with the Heat according to AP writer Tim Reynolds. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Leonard’s new contract is a two-year, $20 million deal.
The rumors regarding Argentinian guard Facundo Campazzo appear to be true. Campazzo is headed to Denver on a two-year deal.
According to AP writer Tim Reynolds, The Miami Heat have expressed interest in retaining free agent forward Jae Crowder.
Former Blazers guard Wesley Matthews appears to be headed to the Lakers on a one-year deal. Earlier in the week, Los Angeles parted ways with Danny Green. The Athletic’s Shams Charania delivered the news regarding Matthews.
DeMarcus Cousins, who has missed significant time in recent years due to injury, is receiving interest from multiple teams according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Dwayne Bacon, a 25-year-old wing, is headed to the Magic on a two-year deal. He played his first three seasons in the NBA with the Hornets. Yahoo Sports NBA reporter Vincent Goodwill delivered the news regarding Bacon.
According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, former Blazers center Mason Plumlee is headed to the Pistons on a three-year, $25 million deal. The Pistons weren’t done picking up centers either. Jahlil Okafor is also headed to Detroit on a two-year deal.
Point guard De’Aaron Fox agreed to a five-year extension with the Kings that could escalate to a super max according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. The 22-year-old guard was the No. 5 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft.
According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Derrick Favors is returning to the Jazz on a three-year, $30 million deal. Favors played with the Pelicans last season. Prior to that, he appeared in 576 regular season games in Utah.
Josh Jackson, who was the No. 4 pick in the 2017 NBA Draft, is headed to the Pistons according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
ESPN’s Frank Isola is reporting that Christian Wood is close to signing a
three-year, $27 million deal with the Rockets. It is unclear if Wood has actually agreed to sign with Houston. The Athletic’s Shams Charania reports that Wood is still fielding offers from several teams. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski has now reported that Wood has signed a three-year, $41 contract with the Rockets. Wojnarowski also went on to report that the move would be completed via a sign-and-trade by way of the Pistons.
Montrezl Harrell is closing in on a deal with the Lakers according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Last season, the Clippers big man earned the NBA’s Sixth Man of the Year award. Following the news from Charania, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski revealed that Harrell has agreed to a two-year contract with the Lakers. Per LA Times reporter Brad Turner, Harrell turned down a more lucrative offer from the Hornets prior to deciding to sign with Los Angeles.
Davis Bertans has agreed to a five-year, $80 million deal with the Wizards. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the signing.
Sweet-shooting wing Joe Harris has agreed to a new deal that will see him return to the Nets. The Athletic’s Shams Charania supplied the information on Harris’ new contract. According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Harris is set to agree to a four-year, $75 million contract.
Jerami Grant has a new deal with a new team. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Grant is headed to the Pistons via a three-year, $60 million deal. Charania also explained that the Nuggets were willing to match that offer, but Grant decided that he would have a larger offensive role with the Pistons.
Portland has signed free agent forward Derrick Jones Jr. to a two-year $19 milllion contract, according to The Atheltic’s Shams Charania. The second year includes a player option for Jones Jr, according to David Aldridge of The Athletic.
NBA contributor Keith Smith is reporting that Robin Lopez has agreed to a one-year deal with the Wizards.
The Oklahoma City Thunder are finalizing a deal to send Center Steven Adams to the New Orleans Pelicans for Denver’s 2023 protected first round pick — acquired on draft night — and second-round picks according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The trade will be part of the larger deal, announced earlier this week, sending Jrue Holiday to the Milwaukee Bucks.
Trevor Ariza is on the move for the third time this week, with the forward on his way to the Thunder along with Justin Jackson and draft picks as part of a three-team deal, according to Mark Stein of the New York Times. The Mavericks will receive James Johnson from the Thunder, who was acquired from Minnesota in a draft-day trade. Delon Wright will move from Dallas to the Pistons.