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2017 NBA Free Agency Diary


  • Reports: Sergio Rodriguez to Return to EuroLeague

    Sergio Rodriguez reportedly will again play in the EuroLeague after a one-year return to the NBA last season.

    The point guard, who played last season for the Philadelphia 76ers, agreed to a three-year contract with CSKA Moscow, according to multiple reports. Freelance journalist David Pick first reported the news.

    Source: ESPN

  • Sources: Jason Terry Drawing Interest?

    Jason Terry also made an appearance at the Summer League and, while it is generally assumed he’ll return to the Bucks for another season, it’s far from a slam dunk. According to league sources, the 39-year-old Terry, who gave the Bucks some quality leadership and 3-point shooting last season, has drawn interest from some other teams.

    An official with a Western Conference playoff-caliber team, who requested anonymity, confirmed his team is contemplating extending Terry a contract offer.

    Source: Gery Woelfel of Woelfel's Press Box

  • Timberwolves Targeting Former Bulls In Free Agency?

    The Minnesota Timberwolves want to add a point guard and wing player. Aaron Brooks, Anthony Morrow, and Alan Anderson are among those on Minnesota's radar, league sources told Basketball Insiders.

    Minnesota wants a steady veteran presence at point guard and a wing player who can stretch the defense.

    Tom Thibodeau came into the offseason wanting to reacquire several of his former Bulls veterans to help guide his young nucleus of Karl-Anthony Towns and Andrew Wiggins. Thibodeau accomplished that by trading for Jimmy Butler and signing Taj Gibson in free agency.

    If signed, Brooks would represent the third former Bulls player to join the Timberwolves. The 32-year-old veteran enjoyed success under Thibodeau during the 2014-15 season when he averaged 11.6 points and 3.2 assists in 23 minutes per game as Chicago’s primary backup point guard. Brooks also shot 39 percent from beyond the arc that season.

    Morrow is a career 42 percent shooter from beyond the arc and is considered one of the league’s top shooters. The 31-year-old split time between the Thunder and Bulls last season.

    Anderson is a career 34 percent shooter from downtown. The 34-year-old also provides solid on-the-ball perimeter defense.

    For more on Minnesota’s salary situation, click here.


  • Sources: Magic, Jonathon Simmons Agree to 3-Year Deal

    Spurs free agent Jonathon Simmons has agreed to a three-year deal with the Orlando Magic, league sources tell The Vertical.




    Source: Shams Charania of The Vertical

  • Sources: Derrick Rose, Bucks in Discussions

    Representatives for free-agent point guard Derrick Rose and officials from the Milwaukee Bucks are in discussions to schedule a meeting as early as this weekend, league sources told ESPN.

    Once a date is finalized, the meeting is expected to occur in Los Angeles, sources said.

    Source: Chris Haynes of ESPN

  • Sources: Pelicans, Rondo Discuss Possible Deal

    The New Orleans Pelicans sent a contingent of officials to Louisville on Thursday to meet with free-agent point guard Rajon Rondo about a possible one-year deal, league sources told ESPN.

    One source briefed on the meeting said it was "excellent," and the Pelicans and Rondo could begin negotiations as soon as Thursday, as there's enthusiasm on both sides to try to work out an agreement, league sources told ESPN.

    Source: Zach Lowe and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

  • Utah Jazz Waive Boris Diaw

    Utah has waived forward Boris Diaw ahead of guarantee date, league sources tell The Vertical.

    Source: Shams Charania of The Vertical

  • Report: Spurs Renounce Jonathon Simmons

    The San Antonio Spurs have renounced guard Jonathon Simmons, making him an unrestricted free agent.

    Source: Shams Charania of The Vertical

    UPDATE:

    Simmons and the Spurs have had no new negotiations since the qualifying offer was pulled Thursday, and Simmons has focused fully on signing elsewhere, agent Cervando Tejeda told The Vertical.


    Multiple teams were heavily involved throughout Simmons’ restricted free agency, but now will be more engaged with the unexpected renouncing of his rights, league sources said.


    Source: Shams Charania of The Vertical

  • Sources: Hawks to Re-Sign Ersan Ilyasova

    Free agent Ersan Ilyasova has agreed to a one-year, $6M deal with the Atlanta Hawks, league sources tell The Vertical.




    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Source: Multiple Teams Interested in Shabazz Muhammad

    Free agent forward Shabazz Muhammad is receiving interest from the Hawks, Nets, Bucks and Knicks, a source says.




    Source: Marc J. Spears on Twitter

  • Clippers, Timberwolves Interested in Tony Allen

    Clippers and Timberwolves are two teams I've heard that have interest in Tony Allen. Doc Rivers, Thibs have ties to him from Celtics days.




    Source: Tim MacMahon on Twitter

  • Pelicans Willing to Help Facilitate Anthony-to-HOU Trade

    The Pelicans, once the home of Ryan Anderson, expressed interest in being one of the clubs involved, according to a source. Anderson’s contract, which has three years and $60 million remaining, needs to be part of the transaction because [Carmelo] Anthony’s $27 million pact — plus trade kicker — is so immense. The Knicks have no interest in Anderson because he plays Kristaps Porzingis’ position and is older than the mid-20s-type player the club seeks.

    Source: Marc Berman of The New York Post

  • Lakers Waive David Nwaba

    The Los Angeles Lakers have requested waivers on guard David Nwaba, it was announced today.

    Nwaba played in 20 games (two starts) for the Lakers, averaging 6.0 points (.580 FG%) and 3.1 rebounds in 19.9 minutes. The Cal Poly-San Luis Obispo product signed the first of two 10-day contracts on February 28, after tallying 14.1 points, 6.9 rebounds, 1.4 steals and 1.0 blocks in 39 games (30 starts) with the Los Angeles D-Fenders. Nwaba signed the second of his two 10-day contracts on March 11, before signing with the Lakers for the remainder of the season on March 21.

    Source: Los Angeles Lakers

  • Source: Jazz, Jonas Jerebko Agree on 2-Year Deal

    Free agent Jonas Jerebko has agreed to a two-year, $8.2M deal with Utah, a league source tells ESPN.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

  • Sources: Jazz, Thabo Sefolosha Agree on 2-Year Deal

    Free agent Thabo Sefolosha has agreed to a two-year, $10.5M deal with the Utah Jazz, league sources tell The Vertical.

    Source: Shams Charania of The Vertical

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