The first weekend of NBA free agency is nearly wrapped up and roster spots are filling up quickly. Here is a look at the moves, rumors and trades for Sunday.
Donovan Mitchell signed a designated rookie extension with the Utah Jazz, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The deal is worth a reported $195 million, with $163 million guaranteed.
Utah Jazz All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell has agreed to a five-year, $195M designated rookie max extension, his agents Ty Sullivan and Austin Brown of @caa_sports tell ESPN. Story soon.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) November 22, 2020
Donovan Mitchell rookie max extension— Bobby Marks (@BobbyMarks42) November 22, 2020
Contract vs. the max he could earn
20/21 $28.1 ➡️$33.7
22/23 $32.6 ➡️$39.1
23/24 $34.8 ➡️$41.8
24/25 $37.1 ➡️$44.5
Total $163 ➡️ $195.6
In Los Angeles, the Lakers are purportedly looking to sign Marc Gasol. Gasol helped the Toronto Raptors win the 2019 NBA Championship. Gasol’s brother, Pau, won two championships with the Lakers in 2009 and 2010.
Kings wing Bogdan Bogdanovic has signed a four-year offer sheet that clocks in at $72 million with the Hawks. The Kings will now have 48 hours to match that offer.
Former Blazers forward Kent Bazemore is returning to the Warriors on a one-year deal. According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Bazemore had several suitors.
Jontay Porter, brother of Michael Porter Jr., has agreed to a three-year, $6 million contract with the Grizzlies.
The Suns have signed center Damian Jones to a two-year deal. Jones played with the Warriors for three seasons before suiting up with the Hawks last year.
The Nuggets executed a trio of moves on Sunday. Bol Bol’s contract was converted from a two-way deal, they waived Keita Bates-Diop and they signed Isaiah Hartenstein.
Bismack Biyombo will remain with the Charlotte Hornets. Biyombo returned to Charlotte in 2018.
Willy Hernangomez has landed with the New Orleans Pelicans, signing a one-year deal.
Meanwhile, E’Twaun Moore will move on to the Phoenix Suns, where he has agreed to a $.24 million one-year deal.
The Philadelphia 76ers are trading Zhaire Smith to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Tony Bradley. Due to a foot fracture and complications from a sesame allergy, Smith missed a lot of playing time during his rookie season.
UPDATE: Marc Gasol will sign a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers.