2017 NBA Free Agency Diary

  • Source: John Wall Agrees to Designated Vet Extension

    John Wall has agreed to the designated player veteran exception in Washington that will pay him a total of $207 million through 2023, a source tells NBA.com's David Aldridge.





    Source: David Aldridge of NBA.com
  • Report: Pau Gasol, Spurs Agree on 3-Year Contract

    Free agent center Pau Gasol has agreed on a three-year deal to return to the San Antonio Spurs, league sources told ESPN. The deal includes a partial guarantee in the third year of the contract, league sources said.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
  • Sources: Kyrie Irving Requested Trade From Cavaliers

     

    Kyrie Irving is ready to end his run with the Cleveland Cavaliers, as league sources told ESPN that the guard has asked the team to trade him.

    The request came last week and was made to Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert. Irving has expressed that he wants to go play in a situation where he can be a more focal point and no longer wants to play alongside LeBron James, sources said.

    Source: Brian Windhorst of ESPN
  • Sources: Derrick Rose, Lakers ‘felt good’ about Meeting

    ESPN Sources: Derrick Rose completed approximate 3-hour meeting with Los Angeles Lakers. Both sides felt good about it. Deliberation time.



    Source: Chris Haynes of ESPN
  • Source: Lakers Interested In, Met with Ian Clark Thursday

    The Lakers continued their deliberative approach to free agency by pursuing point guards on one-year deals.

    The Lakers met with free-agent guard Ian Clark for 45 minutes on Thursday afternoon, according to a league source familiar with the situation.The Lakers have expressed interest in Clark in recent weeks for various reasons, but no offer was made.

    The Lakers envision him helping the team’s outside shooting after averaging a career-high 6.8 points while shooting 48.7 percent from the field and 37.4 percent from 3-point range last season with Golden State. The Lakers view the 26-year-old Clark as a good mentor for rookie point guard Lonzo Ball after helping the Warriors win the 2017 NBA championship. After only playing four years in the NBA, Clark still could further cement his career with the Lakers should he have a productive season.

    In addition to speaking with the Lakers’ front office, Clark also talked with Lakers coach Luke Walton. The two previously knew each other at Golden State. While Walton was an assistant under coach Steve Kerr (2014-16), Clark joined the Warriors as a free agent in 2015.

    Source: Mark Medina of The Orange County Register
  • Sources: Udonis Haslem, HEAT Agree to One-Year Deal

    Udonis Haslem has signed a one-year, veteran’s minimum contract to play his 15th season with the Miami Heat, league sources told The Vertical.


    Haslem’s deal will be fully guaranteed, league sources said.


    Haslem, 37, has been a foundational member of the Heat and played a critical role on NBA championship teams in 2006, 2012 and 2013. He played 16 games last season, transitioning into a leadership role to complement the team’s core of Hassan Whiteside, Goran Dragic, James Johnson, Dion Waiters, Tyler Johnson and Josh Richardson.


    Source: Shams Charania of The Vertical

  • Source: Celtics Sign Shane Larkin

    The Boston Celtics will continue a feverish offseason roster overhaul by signing free-agent point guard Shane Larkin, according to a league source.

    Larkin, the No. 18 pick in the 2013 NBA draft, played 72 games with Saski Baskonia in Spain last season and averaged 13.8 points and 5.4 assists. He elected to pass up a $6.3 million option to compete for a spot on a Boston roster that will now feature 16 guaranteed contracts.

    Larkin, 24, last played in the NBA with the Brooklyn Nets during the 2015-16 season. His signing was first reported by David Pick.

    Source: Chris Forsberg of ESPN
  • Source: Bulls Interested in Rose, Will Pick Team by Weekend

    Derrick Rose likely to pick team this weekend, I'm told. Cavs, Lakers, reported, but talks w/ his agent, BJ Armstrong, & Bulls too.

    Source: Sam Amick of USA Today Sports on Twitter
  • Sources: Rose Talks Deal with Cavs, Will Meet with Lakers

    Free-agent point guard Derrick Rose is in serious talks with the Cleveland Cavaliers to join the defending Eastern Conference champions on a one-year contract, sources told ESPN on Thursday.

    While those talks continue, Rose is also meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers on Thursday, sources told ESPN's Chris Haynes and Ramona Shelburne. The former No. 1 draft pick has met with several teams over the past three weeks, including the Milwaukee Bucks and LA Clippers, but he has gained momentum on a deal with the Cavs in the past several days, sources said.

    Source: Brian Windhorst and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
  • Sources: Troy Williams Agrees to 3-Year Deal With Rockets

    Sources: Troy Williams has agreed to a 3-year deal with Rockets, including a guaranteed first year and trigger dates for second and third.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
  • Pacers and Damien Wilkins Agree to Deal

    The Indiana Pacers have agreed to a one-year, veteran minimum deal with veteran swingman Damien Wilkins, a league source told Basketball Insiders.

    Wilkins, the son of Gerald Wilkins and nephew of Dominique Wilkins, spent last season with the Greensboro Swarm of the NBA D-League. The 37-year-old swingman averaged 14.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.7 assists and 1.0 steals in 31.5 minutes per game. Wilkins shot 49 percent from the field, 36 percent from beyond the arc and 84 percent from the free throw line.

    Indiana now has 15 players on the roster.

    Wilkins last played in the NBA during the 2012-13 season with the Philadelphia 76ers.

    It’s worth noting new Pacers general manager Chad Buchanan was in Charlotte last season while Wilkins played for Greensboro, the team’s D-League affiliate.

    Wilkins was a D-League All-Star and All-NBA D-League Third Team member in 2015 for the Iowa Energy. The 6-foot-6 swingman averaged 20.1 points, 5.7 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 1.4 steals in 37.8 minutes per game during that campaign.

    For more information on Indiana’s salary cap situation, click here.

  • Agent: Noel ‘disappointed’ with Mavericks on Negotiations



    The Mavericks have a plan, and by all appearances Nerlens Noel remains part of it.

    But it's hard to get a grasp on that when negotiations with the young center for a new contract are essentially at a standstill.

    The two sides remain far apart on a new deal and the representative for the fourth-year veteran said Tuesday that the situation could drag on deep into the summer.

    Noel, 23, is a restricted free agent, meaning the Mavericks can match any offer he might get from another team.

    However, agent Happy Walters said that the Mavericks have yet to come up with a realistic contract offer.




    "We're very disappointed with where things stand," Walters said. "Nerlens loves Dallas and spent June there working out, but we're still waiting on a serious offer."

    Mavericks' owner Mark Cuban said only that he cannot go into details about the negotiations.

    Source: Eddie Sefko of The Dallas Morning News

  • Sources: Spurs Close to Re-Signing Pau Gasol

    The Spurs are also working to finalize a new deal with free-agent center Pau Gasol, league sources said.

    Gasol declined his option for the 2017-18 season.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
  • Sources: Mario Chalmers to Sign 1-Year Deal With Grizzlies

    Free agent guard Mario Chalmers is finalizing a one-year, partially guaranteed deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources tell ESPN.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN
  • Report: Willie Reed Reaches 1-Year Deal With Clippers

    Free agent center Willie Reed has reached an agreement with the Los Angeles Clippers, league sources tell ESPN. The deal is for one-year, $1.5 million.

    Source: Chris Haynes of ESPN