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2017 NBA Free Agency Diary


  • Brandon Jennings to play Next Season in China

    Guard Brandon Jennings, who spent last season playing for the Knicks and Wizards, tells ESPN's Marc Spears that he has accepted a one-year, $1.5 million deal to play for China Shanxi.

    Source: Marc Spears of ESPN

  • Sources: Knicks Agree to Deal with Ramon Sessions

    Free agent guard Ramon Sessions is finalizing a one-year deal with the New York Knicks, league sources tell The Vertical.

    Sessions, Knicks have agreed on a one-year, $2.3M minimum deal.

    Source: Shams Charania of The Vertical

  • Sources: Warriors Re-Sign Center JaVale McGee

    The Golden State Warriors are re-signing center JaVale McGee to a one-year contract, sources told ESPN.

    The deal is for the veteran's minimum, the sources said. Golden State now has 15 guaranteed contracts, making their roster complete.

    Source: Chris Haynes of ESPN

  • Source: Magic, Arron Afflalo Agree to One-Year Deal

    Free agent Arron Afflalo has agreed to a one-year deal with the Orlando Magic, league source tells ESPN.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

  • Sources: Derrick Rose Passes Physical, To Sign With Cavs

    Derrick Rose has committed to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers and completed his physical exam today, league sources tell Shams Charania of The Vertical. The deal will be for one year, $2.1 million, per ESPN's Chris Haynes.




    Source: Shams Charania of The Vertical

  • Olympiacos and Brian Roberts Agree to Deal

    Olympiacos and NBA free agent point guard Brian Roberts have agreed to a two-year, $4 million deal, league sources told Basketball Insiders.

    The deal also contains an NBA opt-out clause.

    The 31-year-old point guard has spent the past five seasons in the NBA with New Orleans, Charlotte, and Portland. During his five-year career, Roberts has averaged 6.6 points and 2.3 assists in 16.6 minutes per game. Roberts is also a 36 percent career shooter from beyond the arc.

    For Roberts, heading overseas and signing with Olympiacos presented an opportunity to play at a competitive level and run a team.


  • Sources: Speights, Magic Agree to Deal


    Marreese Speights headed to the Magic on a one-year, veteran's minimum deal ($2.1M), I'm told.




    Source: Jeff Zillgitt of USA Today on Twitter



  • Source: Marreese Speights, Magic Have Meeting

    NBA shooting center Mo Speights and the Orlando Magic had face-to-face meeting, according to source.




    Source: David Pick on Twitter

  • 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

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