NBA Free Agency is underway and we’re keeping you updated on all the moves that happen. Follow along to stay up to speed on the latest transactions across the league.
Markieff Morris Returning to the Lakers
The Lakers continue to solidify their roster ahead of defending their title next season. This time, it’s Morris returning to the team. He adds much-needed depth in the frontcourt and should play a significant role in a rotation also featuring Anthony Davis, Marc Gasol, and Montrezl Harrell.
DeMarcus Cousins Joining the Rockets
Cousins is once again looking to get back on track following an unfortunate injury. The Rockets are seemingly a great fit, given their lack of a center and desire to win with disgruntled superstars James Harden and Russell Westbrook.
Marc Gasol Joining Defending Champion Lakers
Gasol heads ‘back’ to the team that drafted him. He never suited up for L.A. before being traded in the deal for his brother, Pau Gasol, that helped the Lakers win two championships a decade ago.
Clippers land Serge Ibaka
Ibaka heads to the Clippers to help fill the void left by Harrell leaving earlier in free agency. He reunites with Kawhi Leonard, who he won a championship with on the Raptors.
Austin Rivers Going to New York
The Knicks are giving the veteran a one-year deal. Rivers is the son of Philadelphia 76ers coach Doc Rivers. He joins the Knicks following a two-year stint with the Houston Rockets.
E’Twaun Moore Latest to Agree to Deal with the Suns
Moore is reportedly getting $2.4M on a one year deal. The veteran guard is another player with significant NBA experience joining the Suns.
Sterling Brown Agrees to Deal with Rockets
The Rockets are giving Brown a one-year contract to join them.
Bismack Biyombo Back to the Hornets
A one-year deal for the veteran center and Charlotte Hornets. He averaged 5.8 rebounds per game last season in 19.4 minutes.
Willy Hernangomez Signing with the Pelicans
It’s a one-year, minimum contract for the 26-year-old center.
Juan Hernangomez Back to the Timberwolves
The restricted free agent is signing a three-year deal worth $21M.
Suns Continue Reshaping Roster, Agree with Damian Jones
Jones spent the first three years of his career in Golden State, before spending last season with the Hawks. He’ll be a strong option behind Suns center Deandre Ayton.
Willie Cauley-Stein Returning to Mavericks
The center is receiving a two-year, $8.2M deal. The second season is a team option for the Mavericks.
Bogdan Bogdanovic Signs Offer Sheet with Atlanta Hawks
Bogdanovic is a restricted free agent, meaning the Sacramento Kings will now have 48 hours to match the contract. If they choose not to, he will join the Hawks. It’s a four-year, $72M deal that includes a player option in the fourth year.
Jontay Porter agrees to contract with Memphis
It’s a three-year, $6M deal for the forward to return to the Grizzlies
Bryn Forbes to Milwaukee on a two-year contract
Forbes departs from the San Antonio Spurs for the Bucks.
Harry Giles Agrees to Deal with the Portland Trail Blazers
Torrey Craig Headed to the Milwaukee Bucks
Warriors bringing in Kent Bazemore on a one-year contract
JaKarr Sampson Returning to Pacers on a one-year deal
The Celtics are Adding Veteran Guard Jeff Teague
The trend of one-year deals continues. The Celtics lost guard Brad Wanamaker earlier in the night, and Teague will be able to fill that void. The veteran makes sense with a Celtics team looking to take a step forward next season, although they’ve gotten off to a less than ideal start in free agency.
We’ll be keeping an eye on what they do next.
Knicks are Signing Center Nerlens Noel
The New York Knicks are signing the big man to a one-year deal, according to reports. Noel, 26 years old, played for the Oklahoma City Thunder the past two seasons. He proved he can be a very good backup center in the league, and that could be his role behind Knicks young big man Mitchell Robinson.
Noel blocked 1.5 shots per game last season even though he averaged just 18.5 minutes per game.
Brad Wanamaker is Joining the Golden State Warriors
The former Celtics guard is signing a one-year deal with the Golden State Warriors. Wanamaker was solid and consistent when Boston needed him, and the Warriors could be looking for him to play a decent-sized role behind Stephen Curry.
Lakers Retaining Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
After listening to deals on the open market, KCP decided to return to the Lakers and focus on winning another championship. He’s getting a three-year, $40M deal from the Lakers. Caldwell-Pope proved to be especially important for the Lakers in the playoffs, where one could argue he was their third-best player.
Tristan Thompson Leaving Cleveland for Deal with the Celtics
Celtics fans have been waiting for a move addressing the center position. They finally got it, with reports coming out that Thompson is headed to Boston on a two-year, $19M deal. Thompson has spent the first nine years of his NBA career with the Cavaliers.
Carmelo Anthony and the Portland Trail Blazers Agree on Deal
Melo proved he has some gas left in the tank last season with Portland. It took a plethora of injuries for him to get an opportunity, but he displayed his skillset when he finally did get the chance. It’s a one year contract for the Trail Blazers and Carmelo, who also added forward Robert Covington this offseason.
Paul Millsap Running it Back with the Nuggets
The veteran forward was reported to have a number of suitors, as contenders value what he brings at both ends of the floor. Ultimately, he chose to go back to Denver on a one year deal worth more than $10M. The Nuggets lost Jaremi Grant to the Pistons earlier in free agency, making re-signing Millsap even more important.
Knicks Bringing Back Elfrid Payton
It’ll be a one-year, $5M deal for Payton. He’s returning to New York for a second season after averaging 10 points and 7.2 assists per game last year. Now 26 years old, Payton still has a lot to prove, so a one year deal makes sense for both him and the Knicks, who likely value the flexibility it provides them for next year.
Rajon Rondo Agrees to Deal with the Atlanta Hawks
The veteran point guard is joining the youthful Hawks following a championship run with the Los Angeles Lakers. He’s signing a two-year, $15M contract. He joins Kris Dunn as guards Atlanta has added to a backcourt that features Trae Young. Rondo is known for his basketball I.Q. and has seen a lot through his career, he figures to be a great mentor for Trae Young
Gary Clark is Returning to the Orlando Magic
Orlando is signing Gary Clark to a two-year, $4.1M contract. The forward spent last season between the Houston Rockets and Orlando Magic. He appeared in 24 games for the Magic.
Brooklyn is Signing Forward Jeff Green
The Nets continue to construct their roster for the much-anticipated debut season of the Kyrie Irving – Kevin Durant led Brooklyn Nets. The latest move is an agreement with free-agent Jeff Green. Details of the contract haven’t been reported yet.
Phoenix Suns are Signing Veteran Forward Jae Crowder
The Suns shift to a more win-now mentality continues, first they traded for Chris Paul, and now they sign Crowder. It’ll be a three-year deal worth $30M for Crowder.
John Konchar Agrees to Deal with Grizzlies
Konchar has agreed to a four-year, $9M deal with Memphis. He made 19 appearances last season at the NBA level.
The Miami Heat are Adding Avery Bradley
Bradley declined his player option with the Los Angeles Lakers and has now agreed to a two-year, $11.6M deal with the Heat. Although he didn’t join L.A. in the bubble, he was a key part of their team for the entire season before things were put on hold. He’s a perfect fit with the Heat culture and defensive mentality.
Gordon Hayward, Charlotte Hornets Agree on a Big Contract
It’s a four-year, $120M deal for Hayward in Charlotte. Yes, you read that right. Hayward declined a player option worth well over $30M this off-season, and now we see why. The former Celtics forward joins a young Hornets team that is in quite a different situation. Hayward got the financial security he desired, and the Hornets add a veteran presence to the locker room.
Fred VanVleet is Staying in Toronto
The restricted free agent agreed to a four-year, $85M deal with the Raptors on Saturday. He’s a key part of the franchise’s future, so locking him up was a priority for the Raptors. FVV put up 17.6 points per game last season, increasing his average by 6.6 from the year before.
Bucks Agree to Deal with D.J. Augustin
Shortly after securing Bobby Portis, the Bucks agreed to a deal with point guard D.J. Augustin. It’s a three-year deal worth $21M. Augustin is a veteran guard who knows how to score and create for others. He averaged 10.5 points per game last season with the Orlando Magic.
Raul Neto Agrees to Deal with Wizards
Neto is signing a one-year deal with the Wizards. He played for the 76ers last season after spending the first four years of his career with the Utah Jazz.
Bucks are Adding Bobby Portis
Portis is getting a two-year deal, with a player option in year two. The money involved has not yet been reported.
Grizzlies Agree to Deal with Restricted Free Agent De’Anthony Melton
It’s a four-year, $35M deal for the 22-year-old guard. Last season, Melton proved to be a very nice complimentary piece to the Grizzlies’ young core. He’s best on the defensive end, where he can frustrate opposing guards. Offensively, his game is still a work in progress.
Kris Dunn is on his way to the Atlanta Hawks
It’s a two-year deal for Dunn worth $10M. He joins a Hawks team that has also agreed to a deal with forward Danilo Gallinari in free agency. Dunn has struggled offensively in his career but is a great defender. Atlanta gets a strong perimeter defender they desperately need, especially because of Trae Young‘s struggles on that end of the court.
Miami Heat Agree to Deal with Moe Harkless
Harkless was traded from the Clippers to the Knicks before last season’s trade deadline. He appeared in 12 games for the Knicks, and now is moving on from the franchise. He joins the Heat a one year, $3.6M deal. Harkless and his defensive versatility will fit in perfectly with the Heat.
Michael Carter-Williams Returning to Orlando Magic
The terms of the deal haven’t been reported. Carter-Williams played solid off the bench last season for the Magic, scoring 7.2 points per game. He continues to struggle with his shot (29.3% from deep last season), but is a strong defender and can run the offense.
Denzel Valentine is Signing Qualifying Offer with Chicago Bulls
The qualifying offer is a one-year, $4.7M contract. Valentine played in 36 games last season, averaging a career-low 13.6 minutes per contest. He was selected 14th overall in the 2016 NBA Draft by the Bulls.
Nuggets Agree to Deal With JaMychal Green
After losing Jerami Grant to the Pistons earlier in the night, the Nuggets are adding JaMychal Green to help fill the void at power forward. Green’s signing a two-year, $15M contract with Denver after spending the last two seasons with the Los Angeles Clippers. In L.A., Green proved to be a versatile two-way forward that can stretch the floor.
Pat Connaughton Agrees to Deal with the Milwaukee Bucks
Connaughton returns to the Bucks on a two-year, $8.3M contract. He appeared in 67 games last season, averaging 18.6 minutes per game.
Jakob Poeltl is Re-signing with the San Antonio Spurs
The 25-year-old big man is getting a three-year deal worth nearly $27M. Poeltl was selected 9th overall in the 2016 NBA draft by the Toronto Raptors before San Antonio acquired him in the Kawhi Leonard trade. Last season, he averaged 5.6 points per game.
Pacers and Justin Holiday Agree to Deal
Holiday is getting a three-year, $18.1M deal to return to the Pacers. Holiday connected on 40.5% of his three-pointers in 2020 for Indiana, his first season with the team. Including the Pacers, Holiday has played for seven teams in his seven-year career.
James Ennis, Magic Agree to Deal
Ennis is returning to the Orlando Magic on a one year deal. He played in 20 games, including 18 starts, for Orlando last season. Ennis is a career 35% three-point shooter, though he shot just 28.6% with the Magic last season.
Clippers Re-sign Forward Marcus Morris
Morris is returning to the Clippers on a four-year, $64M deal. The Clippers are paying up to retain their scoring wing, who they made a high priority entering free agency. Morris averaged 11.8 points per game in the playoffs last season.
Trail Blazers Agree to Deal with Derrick Jones Jr.
Jones Jr. will be joining the Trail Blazers on a two-year deal worth $19M. The 23-year-old forward played in 59 regular-season games for the Miami Heat last season, including 16 starts.
Christian Wood Agrees to Multi-Year Deal With Rockets
The 25-year-old forward/center is headed to Houston on a three-year, $41M deal. Wood broke out with the Detroit Pistons last season, where he averaged 13.1 points per game while shooting 38.6% from behind the arc. Reports indicate this deal will involve a sign-and-trade.
Garrett Temple Agrees to Deal with the Bulls
Chicago is bringing in the veteran on a one-year, $5M deal. Temple, 34 years old, brings a veteran presence to a young Chicago Bulls team.
Nets, Joe Harris Agree to Multi-Year Deal
Pistons Continue Making Moves, Agree to Deal With Jerami Grant
Grant is getting a three-year, $60 million deal from the Pistons. Detroit continues to be very active since free agency kicked off. Grant scored 12 points per game last season for the Denver Nuggets.
Restricted Free Agent Davis Bertans Returning to Wizards
It’s a five-year, $80M deal for the sharpshooting forward. Bertans has connected on 41.1% of his three-point attempts in his career. He broke out for the Wizards last year, averaging 15.4 points per game.
Lakers Adding Reigning 6th Man of the Year Montrezl Harrell
The former Clippers center is joining the Lakers on a two-year deal for the mid-level exception. The second season is a player option for Harrell, who averaged 18.6 points and 7.1 rebounds per game last year. The defending champions made a big splash with this move.
Mavericks are Bringing Back Guard Trey Burke
Burke joined the Mavericks for the bubble last season, meaning he appeared in just eight regular-season games. He showed enough for the Mavericks to give him a reported three-year deal, though. Burke has a career scoring average of 10.6 points per game.
Timberwolves Agree to Deal with Restricted Free Agent Malik Beasley
It’s a four year, $60M deal for Beasley. He broke out after joining the Timberwolves prior to the trade deadline last season. Although appearing in just 14 games for Minnesota, he impressed by putting up 20.7 points per contest.
Rodney Hood Returning to Portland Trail Blazers
Hood’s deal is for two years, $21M. The second-year is non-guaranteed. Last season, he shot 49.3% from three before suffering a season-ending ruptured Achilles.
Danilo Gallinari, Hawks Agree to Deal
It’s a three year, $61.5M deal for the veteran scorer. He joins a young Hawks team looking to take a step forward next season. Galo is a career 38% shooter from three-point range.
Dwight Howard Headed to the 76ers
The veteran big man joins the 76ers one year after a career resurgence with the Lakers. It’s a one-year deal for the veteran minimum, according to reports.
Pistons Remain Active, Sign Josh Jackson
The 23-year-old wing joins Detroit following a year in Memphis. He appeared in 22 games for the Grizzlies, scoring nine points per game.
Jahlil Okafor, Pistons Agree on Deal
It’s being reported as a two-year deal for Okafor in Detroit. The big man averaged 8.1 points per game last season for the Pelicans.
Derrick Favors is Going Back to Utah
The Jazz are bringing Favors back following a one-year stint with the Pelicans. Favors spent the nine seasons prior to last year with Utah. He’s getting a three-year deal that includes a player option.
Lakers Adding Wesley Matthews
Matthews joins the defending champions following a year with the Bucks. He’s expected to help fill the role the recently departed Danny Green occupied last season. He’s signing a one-year, $3.6M deal.
Jordan Clarkson Returning to the Jazz
Clarkson is re-signing on a four year, $52 million deal. He scored 22.7 points per game for Utah last season after being acquired via trade.
San Antonio Spurs Bringing Back Drew Eubanks on a Three-Year Contract.
Eubanks has averaged 3.3 points per game in 45 appearances over the past two seasons. His deal is for three years and worth just over five million dollars.
Mason Plumlee and Pistons Agree to Deal
Plumlee will be a veteran presence for a Detroit team going through a rebuild. The Pistons entered free agency as one of the few teams with cap space. They’re giving Plumlee a three-year, $25 million dollar deal.
Meyers Leonard also Heading Back to Miami
Meyers Leonard joins Dragic in returning to the Miami Heat. His contract is also a two-year deal, according to reports.
Patrick Patterson, Clippers Agree to Deal
Patterson is heading back to the Clippers on a one-year deal. The 31-year-old forward appeared in 59 games last season, including 18 starts.
Dwayne Bacon Agrees to 2-year Deal with the Magic
Former Charlotte Hornet’s guard Dwayne Bacon is joining the Orlando Magic. The 25-year-old guard played three seasons in Charlotte. He was selected 40th overall in the 2017 NBA Draft.
Goran Dragic Re-signs with the Miami Heat
Point guard Goran Dragic took to Twitter to announce he is returning to the Miami Heat. The guard is running it back with the team after last season’s NBA Finals run. Dragic averaged 19.1 points per game in the playoffs.
Follow Garrett Brooks on Twitter @Garrett_Brooks1
Main Image Credit: