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2017 NBA Free Agency Diary


  • Sources: Caldwell-Pope, Lakers Come to Agreement

    Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has agreed to a one-year, $18 million deal with the Lakers, sources tell ESPN.

    Source: Brian Windhorst of ESPN on Twitter

  • Sources: Knicks Agree to Deal with Ron Baker

    The New York Knicks agreed to sign second-year guard Ron Baker to a two-year, $8.9 million deal, league sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Source: Ian Begley of ESPN

  • Sources: Lakers Meet With Rondo, Caldwell-Pope

    The Los Angeles Lakers met with free agents Rajon Rondo and Kentavious Caldwell-Pope on Tuesday, sources told ESPN.

    Rondo, who played for the Chicago Bulls last season, met with Lakers president of basketball operations Magic Johnson, sources said. Signing the free agent could fulfill the Lakers' desire to acquire a point guard on a one-year deal. The team drafted point guard Lonzo Ball with the No. 2 overall pick in this year's draft. Caldwell-Pope's meeting came as he considers options after the Detroit Pistons elected to make him an unrestricted free agent last week.

    Source: Brian Windhorst of ESPN

  • Dewayne Dedmon Agrees to Deal with Hawks

    Dewayne Dedmon has agreed to go to the Atlanta Hawks on a two-year deal worth $14 million, his agent said.

    The deal includes a player option in Year 2, according to Dedmon's agent, Mike Silverman.

    Source: Michael C. Wright of ESPN

  • Sources: Reggie Bullock to Re-Sign with Pistons

    Free agent Reggie Bullock has agreed to a two-year, $5M deal to re-sign with the Detroit Pistons, league sources tell The Vertical.




    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Sources: Knicks Confident Carmelo Anthony will be Traded

    Both the Knicks and [Carmelo] Anthony, per league sources, were feeling confident as of Sunday afternoon that a deal of some sort could be worked out to send Anthony to another team.

    Source: Ian Begley of ESPN

  • Sources: Mutual Interest Between Knicks, Rajon Rondo

    On the point guard front, the Knicks are looking at several different veterans and hope to bring one in on a short-term deal. One free agent they’ve remained in touch with is Rajon Rondo, per sources. There is interest from both sides, sources say.

    Source: Ian Begley of ESPN

  • Sources: Joffrey Lauvergne, Spurs Agree to Deal

    Free-agent center Joffrey Lauvergne has agreed to a two-year contract with the San Antonio Spurs, league sources told The Vertical.


    Lauvergne became an unrestricted free agent on Saturday when the Chicago Bulls pulled his qualifying offer, and he received immediate interest. The Spurs considered several big men in an effort to fortify their bench.


    Lauvergne, 25, has averaged 6.1 points and four rebounds per game in three NBA seasons. He finished last season with the Bulls after a trade-deadline deal from Oklahoma City.


    Source: Shams Charania of The Vertical

  • Source: Alan Williams Agrees to Deal With Suns

    Restricted free agent Alan Williams has agreed to a three-year, $17M deal to stay with the Phoenix Suns, league sources tell The Vertical.

    Source: Shams Charania of The Vertical on Twitter

  • Source: Celtics to Sign Free Agent Aron Baynes

    The Boston Celtics plan to sign free-agent center Aron Baynes to a one-year, $4.3 million contract, according to a league source.

    The 6-foot-10 Baynes, born in New Zealand but an Australia national, averaged 4.9 points and 4.4 rebounds over 15.5 minutes per game last season in Detroit. Baynes provides much-needed help on the defensive glass, grabbing 21.6 percent of all defensive caroms when he was on the floor last season.

    Source: Chris Forsberg of ESPN

  • Toronto, Indiana Agree to Swap C.J. Miles & Cory Joseph

    Toronto is finalizing a sign-and-trade with Indiana to move Cory Joseph for CJ Miles, league sources tell ESPN.

    Toronto-Indiana deal is agreed in principle. Miles will sign a 3-year, approximately $25M deal with Raptors, with player option.

    Toronto needs Carroll trade into Brooklyn's space to be finalized first, so Miles deal could take time before it's official.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

  • Sources: Harden, Rockets Agree to ‘Supermax’ Extension

    James Harden and the Houston Rockets have agreed to a four-year extension, the team announced Saturday. The contract is a supermaximum extension that will guarantee him $228 million through the 2022-23 season, league sources told ESPN.

    Harden, the runner-up to Russell Westbrook for the NBA's MVP this season, has two years and $59 million left on his current contract. The four-year extension carries a value of $170 million and is the richest extension in NBA history.

    The Rockets have fast-tracked the Harden extension with the arrival of All-Star guard Chris Paul and are turning full attention to completing a deal with the New York Knicks to acquire eight-time All-Star forward Carmelo Anthony in a trade, league sources said.

    With the megadeal, Harden is taking advantage of brand-new CBA rules that enable contract extensions for superstars. He became eligible to add four years to his deal after making the All-NBA team in May, and the Rockets became focused on locking him into an extension after their season ended.

    "Houston is home for me," Harden said in a statement released by the Rockets. "[Owner Leslie Alexander] has shown he is fully committed to winning, and my teammates and I are going to keep putting in the work to get better and compete for the title."

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski and Brian Windhorst of ESPN

  • Sources: Knicks to Renew Carmelo Anthony Trade Talks

    The Knicks' acquisition of [Tim] Hardaway to the staggering deal is expected to trigger a renewed willingness to work with the Houston Rockets on trade scenarios to unload Carmelo Anthony, league sources told ESPN.

    The Rockets have been persistent in their pursuit of Anthony, who is willing to waive his no-trade clause to join Chris Paul and James Hardenin Houston, league sources told ESPN, and the Knicks do not imagine a scenario where Hardaway is sharing the floor with Anthony to start the season.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN

  • Report: Wizards Match Nets’ $106M Offer for Otto Porter

    The Washington Wizards have matched the Brooklyn Nets' offer for restricted free agent Otto Porter Jr., according to multiple reports.

    The Nets and Porter reached an agreement Wednesday on an offer sheet that would pay Porter the maximum of $106 million over four years.

    The Wizards had two days to match the Nets' offer. They had made it clear they intended to exercise their right to match any offer to Porter, a source reiterated to ESPN's Ohm Youngmisuk on Tuesday night.

    Porter now becomes the highest-paid Wizards player and has a no-trade clause for the season.

    The Wizards' salary increases to $126.5 million with the match of the offer sheet, and their current tax bill is $11.4 million, with 13 guaranteed and two non-guaranteed contracts.

    The Nets' cap space will not be available until Porter reports and passes a physical in Washington. Brooklyn will have $28.3 million in cap room once the deal is completed.

    Source: ESPN

  • Sources: Bulls Pull Qualifying Offer from Joffrey Lauvergne

    Sources: Bulls pulled qualifying offer on forward Joffrey Lauvergne, making him unrestricted free agent. Several teams showing interest.




    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

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