The Washington Wizards will not exercise the fourth-year team option on forward Chris McCullough, league sources told Basketball Insiders. As a result, McCullough will become an unrestricted free agent this summer.
McCullough was the 29th overall pick in the 2015 draft by the Brooklyn Nets and was traded to the Wizards with Bojan Bogdanovic for a 2017 lottery protected first-round draft pick, Andrew Nicholson, and Marcus Thornton. That draft pick eventually became Jarrett Allen.
The 22-year-old forward owns career averages of 3.7 points and 2.2 rebounds in 11.0 minutes per game.
McCullough is now two years removed from ACL surgery and showed potential while playing in the G-League. Last season, McCullough played in 43 G-League games and averaged 16.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, and 1.1 steals in 29.5 minutes per game.
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Wizards won’t exercise 4th-year option on Chris McCullough, sources told @BBallInsiders. He’ll become an unrestricted free agent this summer
— Michael Scotto (@MikeAScotto) October 31, 2017
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.
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.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 21, 2018
Source: Shams Charania on Twitter