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NBA Free Agency 2018: Jul 1 roundup

NBA giveaway group is strictly open for business and, if we missed it, here are some of a large deals that were reportedly concluded to early Sunday morning:

* George verbally commits to Thunder
* Reports: James, Cavs spoke during 12:01 a.m. ET

* Jordan, Mavs reportedly determine to deal
* Reports: Durant to re-sign with Warriors
* Reports: Paul, Rockets strech four-year deal
* And most some-more …

As NBA giveaway group rolls along, keep adult on all the latest news and reports from around a fasten …

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Report: Sixers demeanour to pierce on from Bayless

In an bid to transparent income tip space, a Philadelphia 76ers are reportedly meddlesome shopping out a final year of ensure Jarryd Bayless’ agreement according to a news by Yahoo! Sports Jordan Schultz (via Twitter):

Sources: #76ers and ensure Jerryd Bayless are strongly deliberation a buyout. Bayless, 29, is due $9M subsequent deteriorate from Philly and has a horde of intensity suitors looking to supplement a maestro combo man. Potentially useful tip for 76ers to offer #LeBron a max ($35.6M) subsequent year. Sources: The #76ers and Jerryd Bayless are also deliberation stretching Bayless out to revoke a cap. Just some additional construction and context from prior report.

Philly.com reporter Keith Pompey reliable a news and total (via Twitter):

Sources confirm @Schultz_Report’s news that the #Sixers are strongly deliberation shopping out final yr of Jerryd Bayless’ deal. The source pronounced group contacted a PG’s representative now observant it wants a buyout if incompetent to trade him. Team even attempted to negotiate a figure in case.

— 5:05 p.m.

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Reports: Mejri to lapse to Mavericks

Center Salah Mejri is staying with a Dallas Mavericks according to a three-year veteran’s government group (via Twitter) and reported by Marc Stein (via Twitter):

One-year fasten smallest understanding for Salah Mejri to stay with a Mavericks, according to fasten sources. Dallas’ enterprise to pierce Mejri behind usually rose after a draft-night merger of his former Real Madrid teammate Luka Doncic

— 4:01 p.m.

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Reports: Several teams pursue large male Booker

Veteran brazen Trevor Booker is sketch seductiveness from several teams in giveaway agency, reports Tony Jones of The Salt Lake Tribune and Alex Kennedy of HoopsHype.com. The Utah Jazz — whom Booker played for from 2014-16 — are among a teams in office of him, writes Jones (via Twitter):

The Utah Jazz have reached out to unlimited giveaway representative brazen Trevor Booker, fasten sources tell The Salt Lake Tribune. Booker has formerly played for a Jazz

Aside from Utah, a New Orleans Pelicans and Minnesota Timberwolves (among others) have seductiveness in Booker, too, reports Kennedy:

The Utah Jazz and New Orleans Pelicans have voiced seductiveness in giveaway representative Trevor Booker, according to fasten sources. They join a Minnesota Timberwolves, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks and San Antonio Spurs (whom we mentioned final night) as probable suitors for a large man.

— 2:49 p.m.

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Aldridge: Capela to accommodate with Lakers

Houston Rockets core Clint Capela enjoyed a career deteriorate in 2017-18, environment personal bests in scoring (13.9 ppg), resilient (10.8 rpg) and blocks (1.9 bpg). That has done him a prohibited aim in giveaway group this summer and, per Turner Sports’ David Aldridge, Capela set to accommodate with a Los Angeles Lakers this afternoon.

Here’s some-more from Aldridge (via Twitter): 

Lakers, operative mixed scenarios, will accommodate this afternoon with Rockets RFA Clint Capela, per fasten source.

Certainly creates clarity for LA to demeanour into Capela, even if it’s a prolonged shot. Can’t suppose Rockets wouldn’t compare any intensity offer sheet, yet no mistreat in trying.

Capela was a critical partial of Houston’s record-breaking offense in 2017-18, portion as a ultimate hurl male after environment screens for James Harden and Chris Paul. Capela, 24, could really good urge over a length of his subsequent NBA contract. 

— 2:36 p.m.

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Report: Mavs approaching to re-sign Nowitzki with remaining tip space

The Dallas Mavericks non-stop giveaway group by reportedly reaching a understanding with former All-Star core DeAndre Jordan. To make room for that agreement to work out, Mavs fable Dirk Nowitzki and a group mutually concluded to him opting out of his contract.

There’s no need for Mavs fans to fret, however, about Nowitzki going anywhere this summer. Per Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania (via Twitter), a Mavs are approaching to use their remaining income tip space to get Nowitzki behind underneath contract:

The Dallas Mavericks will approaching implement remaining $5M in income tip space to re-sign authorization cornerstone Dirk Nowitzki, fasten sources tell Yahoo. Nowitzki’s $5M group choice was declined before start of giveaway group to give Dallas flexibility.

If Nowitzki does return, he would turn a initial actor to spend all 21 seasons with a same NBA franchise.

The Nowitzki opt-out was designed to emanate some-more room underneath a income cap, as were decisions to revoke subordinate offers to sharpened ensure Doug McDermott and core Salah Mejri, creation both unlimited giveaway agents. McDermott reportedly reached an agreement on a understanding with a Indiana Pacers overnight. 

— 2:31 p.m.

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Reports: Robinson III, Pistons strech deal

Former Slam Dunk Contest leader Glenn Robinson III of a Indiana Pacers has reached a understanding with a Detroit Pistons. According to both ESPN’s Marc J. Spears and Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania, Robinson III has concluded to a two-year deal:

Sources: Robinson will pointer a two-year, $8.3M understanding with a Pistons, including group option. Robinson has financial confidence and Detroit gets gifted wing.

Free representative Glenn Robinson III has concluded to a two-year, $4 million understanding with a Pistons with a group choice on a second year, a source told @TheUndefeated

Robinson reliable a pierce on Twitter:

Motor city!!! Back in Michigan on a new level!! @DetroitPistons@UMich#overlydedicated

— 2:08 p.m.

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Reports: Jennings understanding still not guaranteed

Earlier in this space, we brought we news that a Milwaukee Bucks had reportedly guaranteed ensure Brandon Jennings’ agreement for 2018-19. That appears to not be a box now and his agreement stays a non-guaranteed deal.

Matt Velazquez of a Journal Sentinel and ESPN’s Marc J. Spears both news that a pledge date for Jennings’ agreement is subsequent month:

Bucks ensure Brandon Jennings was totally underneath a sense that his $2.2 million agreement was guaranteed for subsequent season, a source told @TheUndefeated. But apparently a Bucks are still deliberating to Jenning’s surprise, a source said.

Brandon Jennings’ agreement pledge date has been changed from Jul 1 to Aug 1.

— 1:16 p.m.

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Reports: Sixers assembly with LeBron’s reps

What group provides LeBron James with a best possibility to win now?

The Philadelphia 76ers have prolonged been suspicion to be one of a handful of teams with a possibility during alighting unlimited giveaway representative LeBron James. To sell LeBron James on alighting in Philadelphia, though, a Sixers will apparently have to make their initial representation to him though James indeed around.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Cleveland.com’s Joe Vardon report (via Twitter) the Sixers are assembly with LeBron James’ member now in Los Angeles. James, however, will not be in this meeting. Here’s some-more from Wojnarowski on ESPN.com:

A high-level Philadelphia 76ers contingent is assembly with LeBron James’ agent, Rich Paul, on Sunday in Los Angeles, fasten sources told ESPN.

James isn’t approaching to attend a meeting, that is a initial poignant possibility for a 76ers to make box a free-agent box to James, fasten sources said. Ownership and presumably halt boss of basketball operations/coach Brett Brown are approaching to lead a assembly with James’ representatives, sources said.

The Sixers have a ability to pointer James to a $35.6 million annual max salary, partnering him potentially with dual of a NBA’s best immature stars, Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons.

According to The Associated Press’ Tom Withers and ESPN’s Dave McMenamin, a Cleveland Cavaliers spoke with James when NBA giveaway group non-stop during 12:01 ET Sunday. According to a reports, Cavs ubiquitous manager Koby Altman spoke on a phone to both James and his representative Rich Paul.

Per Vardon, a source tighten to James pronounced James would not be concerned in any of these initial meetings with teams.

James is an unlimited giveaway representative and a Cavs are anticipating to re-sign a three-time champion, who is weighing either to change teams for a third time in 8 years. James is also being followed by a Los Angeles Lakers, who have adequate salary-cap space to pointer him and another star player.

— 12:23 p.m.

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Reports: Knicks strech understanding with Kornet

The New York Knicks don’t have most income tip room after Enes Kanter opted into his understanding for 2018-19. However, they will be bringing one of their immature large group behind subsequent deteriorate (according to mixed reports).

Center Luke Kornet, who seemed in 20 games and averaged 6.7 points per game, has concluded to terms on a one-year, $1.6 million deal. Here’s some-more from Marc Berman of a New York Post on Kornet’s deal:

The Post has schooled a Knicks have concluded to terms on a one-year understanding for $1.6 million for Kornet, who was a singular giveaway agent. The $1.6 million stands as some-more than his minimum, as a Knicks dished out his non-Bird exception.

Kornet, a 3-point-shooting former Vanderbilt star, was on a two-way understanding with a Knicks final deteriorate after going undrafted. He played in 20 games, mostly late in a season, and shot 35 percent from 3-point range.

Kornet wasn’t certain how prolonged a free-agent routine would take, and sources pronounced a integrate of teams voiced rough seductiveness entering Sunday’s initial full day of giveaway agency. The Knicks also drafted plan core Mitchell Robinson in a second round, creation Kornet a serve doubt mark.

— 11:29 a.m.

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Aldridge: Four teams in brew for McGee

JaVale McGee has dual championship rings to his name, earning them as a backup core for a Golden State Warriors a final dual seasons. The large male is a giveaway representative this summer and, after proving to be a valued square of a Warriors’ rotation, has drawn seductiveness from several teams on a open market.

Per a David Aldridge (via Twitter), a Warriors and 3 other squads are in a brew for McGee:

Warriors, Lakers, Pelicans and Thunder now in a brew for @JaValeMcGee, per source.

Mark Medina of The Mercury News reports it is misleading if McGee will lapse to Oakland or find a large free-agent understanding elsewhere:

The Oklahoma City Thunder, Los Angeles Lakers and New Orleans Pelicans are among a teams that voiced seductiveness in McGee, fasten sources said. Though McGee recently told Bay Area News Group he would cruise returning to a Warriors on a maestro minimum’s deal, he would also like to see what offers he receives. Meanwhile, a Warriors are prioritizing bolstering their wing abyss and adding immature players to element their top-heavy talent.

How this turns out could turn as indeterminate as McGee’s purpose with a Warriors in a 2017-18 season. Although McGee has captivated seductiveness from Golden State, Oklahoma City, Los Angeles and New Orleans so far, any partnership with any of those teams partly hinge on what other moves they make with their roster.

In 65 games final season, McGee averaged 4.8 points, 2.6 rebounds and 0.9 blocks in 9.5 mins per game.

— 11:02 a.m.

Report: Jennings won’t be waived by Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks used a initial few hours of giveaway group to reach a reported understanding with former Bucks brazen Ersan Ilyasova. Hours later, a Bucks have reportedly motionless to not partial ways with another actor from their new past.

ESPN’s Marc J. Spears reports (via Twitter) that a Bucks are not waiving ensure Brandon Jennings, so guaranteeing his agreement for subsequent season.

The Bucks will not relinquish ensure Brandon Jennings during a deadline now so creation his $2.2 million agreement guaranteed for subsequent season, a source told ESPN’s The Undefeated.

Jennings was sealed to a multi-year understanding in early Apr after personification on dual 10-day deals with a team. He averaged 5.2 points, 2.2 rebounds and 3.1 assists per diversion in 14 games with a Bucks final season.

Before fasten Milwaukee, Jennings played for the Wisconsin Herd, a Bucks’ G League affiliate. He also played for Shanxi Zhongyu in a Chinese CBA before his G League stint. In a 2009 Draft, a Bucks comparison Jennings with a 10th altogether pick. He was traded by a group to a Detroit Pistons on Feb. 16, 2016.

— 10:57 a.m.

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Reports: VanVleet returning to Raptors

Toronto Raptors ensure Fred VanVleet has apparently gotten his summer payday. According to both Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania and The Athletic’s Michael Scotto, VanVleet has concluded to lapse to a Raptors on a two-year, $18 million deal.

Here’s some-more from Scotto on a understanding (via Twitter):

The Toronto Raptors and Fred VanVleet have concluded to a two-year, $18 million deal, fasten sources told The Athletic. No options are enclosed in a deal. VanVleet was a finalist for a NBA’s Sixth Man of a Year award.

The understanding was also reported via Twitter by Turner Sports’ David Aldridge.

Last season, VanVleet averaged 8.6 points, 2.4 rebounds and 3.2 assists per diversion — all of that were career highs — as he emerged as one of a tip backup guards in a NBA.

— 10:39 a.m.

Report: Knicks strech out to Johnson

Veteran large male Amir Johnson could be on a New York Knicks’ free-agency radar. New York does not have most income tip room this summer after core Enes Kanter opted in. But per Ian Begley of ESPN (via Twitter), Johnson could be a name New York pursues to turn out a frontcourt for 2018-19 …

From earlier: The Knicks are one of a teams that’s reached out to maestro brazen Amir Johnson on a initial night of giveaway agency, per ESPN sources. New York has been unchanging in revelation agents it strongly prefers to pointer players to one-year deals this summer.

The Knicks competence not be a usually ones after Johnson, though. Brad Turner of a Los Angeles Times reports around Twitter that L.A.’s dual teams have seductiveness in Johnson as well:

Can endorse reports that Lakers and Clippers both have seductiveness in Amir Johnson, per source. Both teams will speak with him today.

Additionally, Begley reports (via Twitter) that former Orlando Magic swingman Mario Hezonja had a Knicks during a tip of his free-agent wish list

Shortly before midnight, several fasten execs were underneath a sense that Mario Hezonja saw a Knicks as his tip choice in giveaway agency. It will be engaging to see if a longer agreement offer from another swain impacts negotiations here.

— 8:43 a.m.

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Nuggets reportedly wish assembly with James

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Will Barton and Nikola Jokic — dual obligatory standout players on a Denver Nuggets — reportedly got their particular paydays yesterday. Now, it seems, a Nuggets are wanting a impulse during disorder in an even bigger fish this summer.

While Denver doesn’t have most tip room left after those deals, it hasn’t stopped them from perplexing to secure a assembly with LeBron James, too, writes Chris Mannix of Yahoo Sports:

The Denver Nuggets are aggressively posterior a assembly with star free-agent brazen LeBron James, a fasten source told Yahoo Sports, anticipating to remonstrate James that Denver’s talent creates a Nuggets an ideal short-term fit.

Denver has been in hit with James’ agent, Rich Paul, and has doggedly attempted to position a group as James’ best option, a source said. Paul George’s preference to re-sign with Oklahoma City has taken a intensity James teammate in Los Angeles off a board, and so distant a Lakers’ talks with San Antonio for Kawhi Leonard have gained no traction.

The Nuggets were bustling on Sunday, similar to terms with Nikola Jokic on a five-year, $147 million understanding and with Will Barton on a four-year, $53 million contract. Denver doesn’t have a tip space to pointer James, yet a Nuggets have several large failing contracts that could be off-loaded to teams that wish to transparent tip space for a summer of 2019.

The Nuggets are fervent for an event to sell James on a frontcourt pairing with Jokic, a 23-year-old authorization core and one of a NBA’s best flitting large men. A Jokic-James pairing would now make Denver one of a best playmaking teams in a league.

Paul reportedly talked with a Cavs’ ubiquitous manager, Koby Altman, during 12:01 a.m. ET Sunday — a impulse giveaway group non-stop opposite a NBA.

— 7:26 a.m.

Report: Pelicans, Lakers speak to Cousins early on

Which group competence would yield a best fit for DeMarcus Cousins?

Former All-Star core DeAndre Jordan is reportedly already off a free-agent market. But there’s still another large free-agent core to be had — and he has no necessity of suitors. 

DeMarcus Cousins of a New Orleans Pelicans got courtesy as giveaway group non-stop final night, fielding calls from both his obligatory group as good as a Los Angeles Lakers. ESPN’s Marc J. Spears reports face-to-face meetings between Cousins and both teams could occur someday today:

New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins received phone calls from a Pelicans and the Los Angeles Lakers on a initial day of NBA giveaway group on Sunday, a source told ESPN’s The Undefeated.

Cousins, a four-time All-Star, could accommodate with a Pelicans and Lakers on Sunday, yet it is capricious if such meetings would take place in chairman or over a phone. Cousins is now in his hometown of Mobile, Alabama.

A first-time unlimited giveaway agent, Cousins competence be a stronger aim for the LeBron James-seeking Lakers after free-agent guard Paul George motionless to re-sign with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported that Cousins could be re-signed by a Pelicans to a two-year deal. The Lakers, however, are a group that Cousins voiced seductiveness in being traded to during his latter years with the Sacramento Kings.

A source tighten to Cousins pronounced it competence be time for him to play on a big-market theatre after personification in Sacramento and New Orleans.

Cousins averaged 25.2 points and 12.9 rebounds in 48 games, during that New Orleans went 27-21. He suffered a season-ending Achilles damage in late January, yet a Pelicans still managed to allege to a Western Conference semifinals behind a play of All-Star large male Anthony Davis and two-way ensure Jrue Holiday.

— 7:12 a.m.

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Warriors reportedly strech out to Looney

Reserve brazen Kevon Looney is maybe one of a under-the-radar giveaway agents to watch this summer. According to a new report, thought, a obligatory Golden State Warriors let Looney know they’d like him to stay with them going forward.

Per Mark Medina of a Bay Area News Group, a Warriors got in hold with Looney shortly after giveaway group strictly opened during 12:01 a.m. ET Sunday:

The Warriors contacted Looney shortly after giveaway group began on Saturday to demonstrate seductiveness in maintaining him, fasten sources told Bay Area News Group. But usually as a Warriors had feared after disappearing to make his $2.3 million agreement for subsequent deteriorate guaranteed, Looney is approaching to margin seductiveness elsewhere.

The Warriors and Looney would both like to extend their partnership together after a third-year, 22-year-old brazen achieved a intensity branch indicate in his immature NBA career. After personification usually a total 58 games by his initial dual seasons since of overlapping hip injuries that compulsory surgery, Looney posted career-highs in points (4.4), sharpened commission (58.0), rebounds (3.3), mins (13.8) and games played (66). But Looney had missed usually one diversion attributed to an ailment (flu-like symptoms).

Yet, both a Warriors and Looney have their possess reasons for presumably interruption ways.

The Warriors can usually compensate Looney adult to $2.3 million per year, while Looney would like to perform what offers he competence accept elsewhere. Looney would like to lapse to a Warriors since of a team’s championship culture, and how he has grown underneath manager Steve Kerr and his All-Star teammates. The Warriors would like Looney to lapse since of his defense, work ethic and believe of NBA personnel. While a Warriors wish he does not attract too most outward seductiveness since of his singular descent game, a 22-year-old Looney would like long-term confidence and a possibility to grow his role.

— 7:20 a.m. 

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Reports: Stauskas, Blazers strech deal

Guard Nik Stauskas, who shot a career-best 40.4 percent on 3-pointers final season, is apparently headed behind to a Western Conference.

According to Joe Freeman of The Oregonian and ESPN’s Chris Haynes, Stauskas has concluded to a 1-year understanding with a Portland Trail Blazers. Last season, a Blazers saw their 3-point sharpened take a poignant downturn in a playoffs — creation just 33.1 percent of their attempts (second-worst in a playoffs) after ranking 11th in that difficulty (36.6 percent) during a season

Here’s some-more from Freeman on a understanding with Stauskas:

The Blazers on Saturday concluded to a 1-year understanding with unlimited giveaway representative Nik Stauskas, according to representative Mark Bartelstein, adding a 6-foot-6 former lottery collect to a dais that will demeanour significantly opposite subsequent season.

Stauskas, who was drafted with a No. 8 collect in a 2014 NBA Draft by a Sacramento Kings, has averaged 7.0 points and 2.1 rebounds during a four-year NBA career that has also enclosed stops in Philadelphia and Brooklyn.

He final played for a Nets, who acquired him in a multi-player understanding before a 2018 trade deadline but inaugurated not to proposal him a subordinate offer after a season.

Stauskas’ best deteriorate came with a 76ers in 2016-17, when he averaged 9.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists — all career-highs — while sharpened 37 percent from three-point range. He played in 80 games, including 27 starts, that season.

 

— 6:55 a.m.

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