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2018 NBA Free Agency Diary


  • Sources: Raptors Interested in Greg Monroe

    With 13 players on guaranteed or partially-guaranteed deals, the Raptors are looking to fill that 14th spot with another big and have shown interest in a number of available players, including former Pistons centre Greg Monroe, according to league sources. Monroe, one of the biggest names left on the market, wouldn't address their most pressing frontcourt need - rim protection - but could give Toronto another experienced and gifted scorer, and some more depth, off the bench. They can use the smaller mid-level exception of up to $5.3 million to sign another player, if they choose, although they're already projected to pay a sizeable luxury tax bix, and may decide to fill out the roster with more cost efficient options.

    Source: Josh Lewenberg of TSN

  • Sources: Rockets, Clint Capela Agree to Deal

    Houston has reached an agreement with Clint Capela on a 5-year, $90m extension, sources tell ESPN.




    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Sources: Hawks, Vince Carter Agree to Deal

    Free agent Vince Carter has agreed to a one-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks, league source tells ESPN. Hawks want Carter around its young locker room.



    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

  • Sources: Knicks, Noah Vonleh Agree to Deal

    The Knicks have reached an agreement with free agent big man Noah Vonleh, per ESPN sources.




    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Reports: D-Wade Offered $25M Deal to Play in China

    Free-agent guard Dwyane Wade has been offered a three-year, $25 million contract by the Zhejiang Golden Bulls, according to Chinese media reports.

    The deal, which is before taxes, would make Wade the highest-paid player in China, slightly ahead of Andray Blatche, who plays for Xinjiang in the Chinese Basketball Association.

    Source: ESPN

  • Sources: Cavaliers, Kevin Love Agree to Four-Year Extension

    Forward Kevin Love was "very excited and obviously humbled" after signing a long-term extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday. Terms were not announced, but league sources told ESPN that the four-year, $120 million extension tops out his overall deal at five years, $145 million.

    Love, a five-time All-Star, opted out of the 2019-20 season on his current five-year deal, league sources said, and the new extension will kick in after he earns $24.1 million next season. He will get his max salary in 2019-20 ($28.9 million) and 2020-21 ($31.3 million), it will be flat for the 2021-22 season ($31.3 million) and then decreases in 2022-23 ($28.8 million).

    In the aftermath of LeBron James' departure in free agency to the Los Angeles Lakers, the Cavaliers aggressively pushed to secure Love, 29, for the long term. Gilbert and Altman have been determined to keep the Cavaliers in the playoff mix, and that plan included keeping Love out of free agency in 2019.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst of ESPN

  • Sources: Carmelo Anthony to Sign with Rockets Upon Clearing Waivers

    Carmelo Anthony is planning to sign with the Houston Rockets upon clearing waivers in coming days, according to two people with knowledge of his plans.


    The Hawks have pledged to release Anthony once the trade is complete, according to the people. That will allow him to earn $27.9 million salary next season — as stipulated by the original five-year contract he signed with the Knicks in the summer of 2014 — and then sign with Houston upon clearing waivers. He is expected to receive a one-year deal from the Rockets at the league’s veteran minimum salary of $2.4 million.


    Source: Marc Stein of The New York Times

  • Sources: Cavaliers Interested in David Nwaba, Luke Babbitt, Trevor Booker

    League sources told cleveland.com that the Cavs have spoken with Bulls free agent David Nwaba, 3-point shooter Luke Babbitt and bruiser Trevor Booker. Nwaba has interest in the Cavs, one of the sources said, while the conversations with Babbitt and Booker's camps were more basic.

    The Cavs also extended a $3.4 million qualifying offer to their own free agent, Rodney Hood, which means they can match any offer Hood receives on the open market.

    Source: Joe Vardon of The Cleveland Plain Dealer

  • Sources: Tobias Harris Rejected $80 Million Extension from Clippers

    Clippers forward @tobias31 turns down $80 million extension offer from team, per sources. Amicable discussions. But he’ll play out final year of his current deal and be UFA next summer, when he’d be eligible for 5 yrs/$188M max from Clips or 4/$145.5 elsewhere.




    Source: David Aldridge on Twitter

  • RFA Montrezl Harrell Stays with Clippers on 2-Year Deal

    Restricted free-agent center Montrezl Harrell has agreed to a two-year, $12 million contract to return to the LA Clippers, agent Drew Rosenhaus told ESPN. Harrell's deal is fully guaranteed, sources said.

    Harrell, 24, joined the Clippers as part of the Chris Paul trade with the Houston Rockets last season and made an imprint with his rebounding and defense. Harrell averaged 11 points and 4 rebounds in 17 minutes per game for the Clippers.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

  • Free-Agent Center Alex Len Agrees to Deal with Hawks

    Free-agent center Alex Len has agreed to a two-year, $8.5 million contract with the Atlanta Hawks, a source confirmed to ESPN.

    Yahoo Sports first reported the deal. Len averaged 8.5 points and 7.5 rebounds per game for the Suns last season. The 25-year-old was taken fifth overall by Phoenix in the 2013 draft. He's averaged 7.2 points and 6.5 rebounds in his career.

    Source: ESPN

  • Sources: Kings, Nemanja Bjelica Agree to Deal

    Forward Nemanja Bjelica has agreed to a three-year, $20.5M deal with the Sacramento Kings, league sources tell Yahoo. Third year will be non-guaranteed.




    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Sources: Lakers, Michael Beasley Agree to Deal

    Free agent Michael Beasley has agreed to a deal with the Lakers, league sources tell Yahoo.




    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Sources: Yogi Ferrell Backs Out of Deal with Mavericks, Signs with Kings

    Sources: Guard Yogi Ferrell has changed course on Dallas Mavericks deal in order to reenter free agency. “We felt uncomfortable and will weigh our options,” agent Cervando Tejeda said.



    Yogi Ferrell and the Sacramento Kings have come to terms on a deal, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.


    Yogi Ferrell’s new Kings contract will be for two years and $6.2M, league sources said.



    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Sources: 76ers Trade Richaun Holmes to Suns

    The 76ers are trading forward Richaun Holmes to the Phoenix Suns, league sources tell Yahoo.




    Sources: Shams Charania on Twitter

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