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Free Agency Tracker: Rumors and Moves

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Free agency kicks off at 3pm PT, but there’s plenty to follow in the meantime.

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The 2021 NBA offseason kicks off at 3:00 p.m. PT today and the rumors from around the league are filtering in. Once signing are announced, we will update accordingly. Until then, here are rumors that are swirling prior to the start of the negotiating period.

The Miami Heat appear to be at the front of the pack in the chase for Kyle Lowry. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski explained the the Heat are interested and they have made moves to make the cap mechanics work for a potential exchange. Chris Haynes said on NBA TV that Kyle Lowry to the Miami Heat is a “done deal.” Per other league executives, it is expected to be a 3-year, $90 million deal. According to Woj, it is a sign-and-trade deal for three years and $90 million, confirming Haynes.

The Knicks, who have an abundance of cap space this summer, have a backup plan for their point guard position. According to The New York Post’s Marc Berman, Suns reserve Cam Payne could be on the Knicks’ radar.

Yahoo Sports NBA Insider Chris Haynes revealed that the Thunder are in position to make Hornets restricted free agent Devonte’ Graham a lucrative offer.

Former Ducks standout Tyler Dorsey is looking to return to the NBA after a successful stint overseas. Wojnarowski reported that Dorsey is receiving interest from several teams.

Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix reported that the Lakers are expected to contact Alec Burks, Reggie Bullock and Doug McDermott when free agency opens.

The Athletic’s David Aldridge explained that the Sixers’ asking price for Simmons has not come down as free agency tips off. According to Aldridge, the Sixers are looking for direct control of four future first-round picks for Simmons.

According to Bleacher Report’s Jake Fischer, the Bulls are prepared to offer restricted free agent Lonzo Ball four-year, $80 million contract.

Marc Stein reported that Kawhi Leonard and Chris Paul are unlikely to change teams this summer. Stein also revealed that Steph Curry is on the verge of agreeing to a massive four-year extension with the Warriors.

The Philadelphia Inquirer’s Keith Pompey countered previous reports that suggested that the Sixers and Rockets engaged in trade talks over forward Tobias Harris. Pompey’s source explained that a conversation about Harris never occurred between the two sides.

According to Shams Charania of the Athletic, Lonzo Ball will sign with the Chicago Bulls for a four-year, $85 million deal.

Per Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports, Will Barton will re-sign with the Denver Nuggets for $32 million over two years.

Tim Hardaway will return to the Dallas Mavericks on a four-year deal worth $72 million according to Shams Charania of the Athletic.

The deal between Mike Conley Jr. and the Utah Jazz is settled for three years at $68 million per Shams Charania.

Big man Boban Marjanovic will rejoin the Dallas Mavericks according to Shams Charania. Details on the deal are forthcoming.

Daniel Theis is expected to join the Houston Rockets in a multi-year deal reports Kelly Iko of the Athletic.

Jimmy Butler will sign a maximum contract with the Miami Heat once he is able to on August 6th, per Shams Charania. The deal is expected to be worth over $184 million over four years.

The Chicago Bulls are dealing Tomas Satoransky, Garrett Temple, and a second-round pick to the New Orleans Pelicans in the Lonzo Ball deal, reports Charania. According to David Aldridge, Temple’s deal is for three years, with a two-year guarantee.

The Denver Nuggets will retain the services of JaMychal Green, according to Shams Charania. The deal is for two years and $17 million with a player option in year 2.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Alec Burks will remain with the New York Knicks on a three-year, $20 million deal. Nerlens Noel will also be returning to the Knicks for three years and $32 million.

Jarrett Allen will be staying with the Cleveland Cavaliers, per Adrian Wojnarowski. He has agreed to a $100 million contract over five years.

Kelly Olynyk will sign with the Detroit Pistons for a deal worth $37 million over three years, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

According to J. Michael of the Indianapolis Star, TJ McConnell will stay with the Pacers. The deal is for four years and $35.2 million per Adrian Wojnarowski.

Cameron Payne will return to the Phoenix Suns for $19 million over three years, reports Chris Haynes.

Trae Young is expected to sign a max contract extension worth $170 million with the Atlanta Hawks, according to Sam Amick of the Athletic. The supermax could make the deal worth over $200 million.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Duncan Robinson will sign for $90 million over five years in order to stay with the Miami Heat. It is the largest deal ever for a player who went undrafted.

The Indiana Pacers will sign Torrey Craig to a deal worth $10 million dollars over two years, reports Woj.

The San Antonio Spurs will sign Doug McDermott for three years at $42 million, per Shams Charania.

Chris Paul, who led the Phoenix Suns to the 2021 NBA Championship, will remain with the Suns after inking a deal “worth as much as $120 milllion,” says Wojnarowski. According to Chris Haynes, the deal will expire once Paul hits 40.

According to Shams Charania, Sterling Brown will join the the Dallas Mavericks. Tim MacMahon of ESPN reports that the deal is for two years.

Jeff Green has agreed to join the Denver Nuggets for $10 million and two years, per Malika Andrews of ESPN. Bobby Marks reports that they are using part of their mid-level exception worth $9.5 million.

The Houston Rockets will retain the services of David Nwaba for three years and $15 milllion according to Marc Stein.

Stein reports that Reggie Bullock will sign with the Dallas Mavericks. The details of the deal have yet to be disclosed.

Former Portland Trail Blazers’ wing Moe Harkless will stay with the Sacramento Kings for $9 million over two years, reports Wojnarowski.

Bobby Portis will stay with the Milwaukee Bucks after signing for two years and $9 million. The second year is a player option, according to Shams Charania.

Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Furkan Korkmaz will remain with the Philadelphia 76ers on a three-year deal worth $15 million.

Gary Trent Jr., originally drafted by the Blazers, will ink a three-year deal with the Toronto Raptors for $54 million per Wojnarowski.

Injured big man Zach Collins is headed to the San Antonio Spurs, where he will sign for three years and $22 million, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

Alex Len will sign with the Sacramento Kings for a two-year deal, reports Shams Charania.

Per Wojnarowski, Mike Muscala will stay with the Oklahoma City Thunder after inking a deal worth $7 million over two years.

Trevor Ariza will sign with the Los Angeles Lakers for a one-year deal, says Adrian Wojnarowski.

Wayne Ellington Jr. is also headed to the Lakers on a one-year deal, per Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports.

Shams Charania says Dwight Howard will re-sign with the Los Angeles Lakers.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Solomon Hill is returning to the Atlanta Hawks on a one-year agreement.

Evan Fournier will sign with the New York Knicks for a deal worth some $78 million over four years, reports Adrian Wojnarowski.

While the Blazers had some interest in Nicolas Batum, he will stay with the Los Angeles Clippers for the next two years, says Shams Charania.

Derrick Rose will remain with the New York Knicks, inking a deal for 3 years and $43 million, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Alex Caruso is headed to the Chicago Bulls for $37 million over four years.

Javale McGee will sign with the Phoenix Suns for a one-year deal at $5 million, reports Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports.

Cory Joseph has re-signed with the Detroit Pistons for $10 million over two years, according to Chris Haynes.

Shams Charania is reporting that the Mavericks have signed Reggie Bullock to a three-year, $30.5 million deal.

Per Shams Charania, PJ Tucker is moving to the Miami Heat for a two-year, $15 million deal with a player option in Year Two.

Garrett Temple will play with the New Orleans Pelicans for a currently-undisclosed amount, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

Jon Krawczynski reports that Gorgui Dieng has signed a one-year, $4 million deal with the Atlanta Hawks.

SIGN AND TRADE ALERT! Devonte’ Graham goes to the Pelicans, with the Charlotte Hornets getting a first-round pick in return, per Shams Charania. The deal is reportedly four years, $47 million.

According to Charania, former Blazers wing Kent Bazemore is joining the Lakers on a one-year deal. Charania went on to explain that Bazemore turned down a better deal from the Warriors to join the Lakers.

Veteran big man Dewayne Dedmon is headed back to Miami. Charania reported that Dedmon and the Heat agreed to a one-year deal.

Wojnarowski reported that guard Max Strus is returning to the Heat on a two-year, $3.5 million deal.

Sacramento big man Richaun Holmes will return to the Kings on a four-year, $55 million deal, according to Charania. The deal includes a player option and a trade kicker.

Semi Ojeleye is headed to the Bucks on a one-year deal. Wojnarowski delivered the news on the former Celtics forward.

According to Stein, the Lakers and Knicks have shown interest in Carmelo Anthony.

Trae Young went max on his contract, earning a 5-year, $207 million extension, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

Shai Gilgeous-Alexander wasn’t far behind at 5 years, $172 million, again per Woj.

And in almost, but not quite as huge news, Gabe Vincent is returning to Miami for a two-year, $3.5 million deal, per Shams Charania.

Otto Porter is now a Warrior, according to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. And not only that, he signed there for the league minimum, despite better offers.

The big news keeps rolling as Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Spencer Dinwiddie is preparing to join the Washington Wizards.

Veteran point guard George Hill is set to be waived by the Philadelphia 76ers, according to Charania.