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Fri Jun 2300:12Lopez officially traded from Nets to Lakers for Russell, MozgovBrook LopezCNetsFree Agent
Timofey MozgovCLakersFree Agent
D'Angelo RussellPGLakersFree Agent
Brook Lopez played in three arenas, for nine coaches and with numerous teammates.He also survived numerous trade rumors.On Thursday, his nine-year career with the Brooklyn Nets officially ended when he was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers for guard D'Angelo Russell and center Timofey Mozgov.Russell was the second pick of the Lakers two years ago out of Ohio State. He averaged 13.2 points as a rookie and improved to 15.6 points last season as the Lakers won 26 games."We are extremely excited to welcome D'Angelo and Timofey to our Brooklyn Nets family," Nets general manager Sean Marks said in a statement released by the team. "D'Angelo is a versatile young guard with a bright future and we are enthusiastic about continuing his development along with our young nucleus, while Timofey will provide a veteran presence who can contribute on both ends of the floor. Both are great fits within Kenny's system."Also going to the Lakers are the rights to forward Kyle Kuzma, who was drafted with the ... [More]
Thu Jun 2222:38Timberwolves acquire All-Star Butler from BullsJimmy ButlerSFBullsFree Agent
Kris DunnPGTimberwolvesFree Agent
Zach LaVineSGTimberwolvesFree Agent
Jimmy Butler is being reunited with Tom Thibodeau.Moments before the Los Angeles Lakers made Lonzo Ball the second pick of Thursday's NBA draft, multiple outlets reported Butler was going to be dealt to the Minnesota Timberwolves.NBA commissioner Adam Silver confirmed the trade later in the evening.Butler was dealt for Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and the rights to Lauri Markkanen. Also going to Minnesota are the rights to Justin Patton, who was picked at No. 16 by the Bulls.Butler was the 30th overall pick by the Bulls in 2011 out of Marquette. He averaged a career-high 23.9 points last season as the Bulls were 41-41 and qualified for the postseason as the eighth seed in the Eastern Conference.Thibodeau coached Butler from 2011 to 2015 before being fired. He joined the Timberwolves last season with the dual title of coach and head of basketball operations.Last season, the teams worked on a potential deal for Butler, but talks collapsed based on the belief that Chicago's demands were too hig... [More]
Wed Jun 2114:08Bulls' Wade picks up $23.8M option for next seasonJimmy ButlerSFBullsFree Agent
Dwyane WadeSGBullsFree Agent
Chicago Bulls guard Dwyane Wade is picking up his $23.8 million player option for next season.The 35-year-old Wade informed the Bulls of his decision Tuesday night. The former Miami Heat star had until June 27 to inform the team.When asked by TNT about his decision, Wade said: "24 million reasons."The Chicago native averaged 18.3 points, 4.5 rebounds and 3.8 assists per game in his first season with the Bulls in 2016-17. He played in 60 games and was sidelined late in the season with a fractured elbow. The scoring average was the second lowest of his 14-year career."18.3 points a game in 29 mins on 43 percent shooting at 35 years old. if I'm 25 with the same numbers I'm getting 150 million," Wade wrote on Twitter just after midnight Wednesday morning.Wade told the Bulls he did not want to be part of a rebuilding process and his decision came with the team at the center of trade rumors involving All-Star Jimmy Butler before Thursday night's NBA Draft.The Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celt... [More]
Wed Jun 2103:57F Miles Plumlee traded to Atlanta along with swingman Marco Beli...Miles PlumleeCHornetsFree Agent
F Miles Plumlee was traded to Atlanta along with swingman Marco Belinelli and the 41st pick in Thursday's draft for C Dwight Howard and the 31st pick, according to multiple reports. Plumlee, who signed a four-year, $52 million contract last season, averaged 2.5 points and 2.1 rebounds across 10.8 minutes in 2016-17. He began last season with the Milwaukee Bucks before being dealt to Charlotte before the trade deadline.
Wed Jun 2103:57Marco Belinelli traded to Atlanta along with F Miles Plumlee and...Marco BelinelliSGHornetsFree Agent
Marco Belinelli was traded to Atlanta along with F Miles Plumlee and the 41st pick in Thursday's draft for C Dwight Howard and the 31st pick, according to multiple reports. Belinelli averaged 10.5 points, 2.4 rebounds and two assists in 24 minutes last season. He comes with a $6.6-million cap hit as his three-year, $19 million contract expires after the 2017-18 season.
Wed Jun 2103:57C Dwight Howard traded to Charlotte along with 31st pick in Thur...Dwight HowardCHawksFree Agent
C Dwight Howard was traded to Charlotte along with the 31st pick in Thursday's draft for F Miles Plumlee, swingman Marco Belinelli and the 41st pick, according to multiple reports. The 31-year-old Howard, who signed a three-year, $70.5 million deal with Atlanta last July, averaged 13.5 points, 12.7 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 74 games last season. Charlotte will be Howard's fifth team after spending his first 13 seasons with Orlando (eight), the Los Angeles Lakers (one), Houston (three) and Atlanta (one).
Wed Jun 2103:57C Brook Lopez, along with 27th selection in this year's draft, w...Brook LopezCNetsFree Agent
C Brook Lopez, along with the 27th selection in this year's draft, were sent from the Brooklyn Nets to the Los Angeles Lakers. The 7-foot Lopez represents a dramatic upgrade for Los Angeles, particularly at the offensive end. He averaged a team-high 20.5 points last season for Brooklyn and owns career averages of 18.1 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in nine seasons with the Nets.
Wed Jun 2103:57C Timothy Mozgov traded along with PG D'Angelo Russell from Los ...Timofey MozgovCLakersFree Agent
C Timothy Mozgov was traded along with PG D'Angelo Russell from the Los Angeles Lakers to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for C Brook Lopez and the 27th selection in this year's draft. The 7-foot-1 Mozgov averaged 7.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 0.9 blocked shots last season -- his first with the Lakers and seventh in the NBA overall.
Wed Jun 2103:56C Aron Baynes will decline $6.5 million contract option and beco...Aron BaynesCPistonsFree Agent
C Aron Baynes will decline his $6.5 million contract option and become a free agent, The Vertical reported. Pistons president and coach Stan Van Gundy has said repeatedly that he expected the 30-year-old Baynes to opt out and seek a better deal, per the Detroit Free Press. Baynes averaged 4.9 points and 4.4 rebounds in 75 games (two starts) last season with the Pistons.
Wed Jun 2103:56PF David Lee expected to opt out of $1.6 million deal for next s...David LeePFSpursFree Agent
PF David Lee is expected to opt out of his $1.6 million deal for next season with the Spurs. The 34-year-old averaged 7.3 points and 5.6 rebounds in 79 games last season.
Wed Jun 2103:56C Pau Gasol will reportedly decline $16.2 million option next se...Pau GasolCSpursFree Agent
C Pau Gasol will reportedly decline a $16.2 million option next season to become a free agent, but is expected to re-sign with the Spurs. The 36-year-old center intends to negotiate a lower annual salary so that the Spurs are able to offer free agents more money this offseason, according to the San Antonio Express-News. Gasol averaged a career-low 12.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.1 blocks over 64 games (39 starts) in his first season with the Spurs last season.
Tue Jun 2020:08Lakers deal Russell to Nets, acquire LopezBrook LopezCNetsFree Agent
D'Angelo RussellPGLakersFree Agent
The Los Angeles Lakers hold the No. 2 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, but they are not waiting until Thursday night to begin reshaping their roster.The Lakers have reached an agreement to trade point guard D'Angelo Russell and center Timofey Mozgov to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for center Brook Lopez and the 27th selection in this year's draft, The Vertical reported Tuesday.Trading Russell, the No. 2 overall pick in the 2015 draft, all but assures that Los Angeles will select point guard Lonzo Ball of UCLA at No. 2 Thursday. It also gives the Lakers three first-round selections in the draft.Russell averaged 15.6 points and 4.8 assists in his second season with the Lakers, who will free themselves from a four-year, $64 million contract that they signed Mozgov to in July 2016.The 7-foot-1 Mozgov averaged 7.4 points, 4.9 rebounds and 0.9 blocked shots last season -- his first with the Lakers and seventh in the NBA overall.The 7-foot Lopez represents a dramatic upgrade for Los Angeles, particularly at the offensive end. He averaged a team-high 20.5 points last season for Brooklyn and owns career averages of 18.1 points, 7.1 rebounds and 1.7 blocks in nine seasons with the Nets.
Tue Jun 2016:39Pistons C Baynes opts out of contractAron BaynesCPistonsFree Agent
Aron Baynes is set to become a free agent as the Detroit Pistons center will decline his $6.5 million player option, according to The Vertical.Pistons president and coach Stan Van Gundy has said repeatedly that he expected the 30-year-old Baynes to opt out and seek a better deal, the Detroit Free Press reports.The 6-foot-10 Baynes averaged 4.9 points and 4.4 rebounds in 75 games (two starts) last season with the Pistons.He has career averages of 5.2 points and 4.1 boards in 295 games over five seasons with the Pistons and San Antonio Spurs.Baynes entered the league in 2009 and signed with the Spurs as an undrafted free agent, spending three seasons with San Antonio before signing with Detroit.
Tue Jun 2016:39Bull market: Wade mulls option as Butler rumors gain steamJimmy ButlerSFBullsFree Agent
Dwyane WadeSGBullsFree Agent
Chicago Bulls shooting guard Dwyane Wade is reportedly leaning toward exercising his $24 million player option to remain with the franchise next season.The 35-year-old Wade has until June 27 to make a decision.The Chicago native averaged 18.3 points in his first season with the Bulls. He played in 60 games and was sidelined late in the season with a fractured elbow. The scoring average was the second lowest of his 14-year career.Wade told the Bulls he didn't want to be part of a rebuilding process, so the former Miami Heat star is certainly closely watching the situation involving All-Star swingman Jimmy Butler.The Bulls are shopping Butler leading up to Thursday's NBA Draft. The Cleveland Cavaliers have reportedly expressed interest and could be willing to part with power forward Kevin Love as part of a three-team trade.Butler will reportedly push the Bulls' front office to get a deal done with the Cavaliers, the Chicago Sun Times reports. The newspaper also reported that multiple Cavs players, including stars LeBron James and Kyrie Irving, have reached out to Butler to gauge his interest. The Boston Celtics, who have a slew of draft picks to offer, are also reportedly interested in Butler.
Tue Jun 2016:38Knicks are considering trade of PorzingisKristaps PorzingisPFKnicksFree Agent
Kristaps Porzingis may not be long for New York as Knicks president Phil Jackson is considering trading the 7-foot-3 Latvian and has been fielding trade calls ahead of Thursday's NBA Draft, according to multiple reports.Porzingis, 21, has not been in contact with anybody within the Knicks' front office since the end of the season. He skipped exit meetings with Jackson and the team due to his frustration with the Knicks' dysfunction.The former fourth-overall draft pick in 2015 has averaged 16.1 points, 7.3 rebounds and 1.9 blocks over 138 games in his first two seasons with the Knicks. Last season, Porzingis averaged a career-high 18.1 points, 7.2 boards and two blocks in 66 contests.New York missed the playoffs after going 31-51 and finishing 12th in the Eastern Conference.Porzingis' brother, Janis, who works for Porzingis' primary agent Andy Miller, reiterated last week the forward's desire to remain in New York."Despite how the Knicks are treating their players, Kris wants to stay in New York," Janis Porzingis said via ESPN. "He loves the city and he loves the fans and he wants to win with this team."If he's going to be traded, he's going to play out his contact and decide his future on his own."If Jackson decides to trade Porzingis, he is eyeing Arizona forward Lauri Markkanen as a possible replacement. Jackson had dinner with Markkanen on Monday night in New York and is considering drafting him with the Knicks' No. 8 overall pick on Thursday, The Vertical reports.
Tue Jun 2016:36Gasol, Lee to opt out of deals with SpursPau GasolCSpursFree Agent
David LeePFSpursFree Agent
Pau Gasol will decline a $16.2 million contract option for next season and become a free agent, but he is expected to re-sign with the San Antonio Spurs on a long-term deal, according to multiple reports.The 36-year-old center intends to negotiate a lower annual salary so that the Spurs are able to offer free agents more money this offseason, according to the San Antonio Express-News.The Vertical first reported Gasol's decision to opt out.Gasol averaged a career-low 12.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.1 blocks over 64 games (39 starts) in his first season with the Spurs last season.The 16-year Spanish veteran has career averages of 17.9 points, 9.4 boards and 1.7 blocks in 1,119 games with the Spurs, Chicago Bulls, Los Angeles Lakers and Memphis Grizzlies.Gasol is a six-time All-Star and a two-time NBA champion.Former All-Star David Lee is also expected to opt out of his deal with San Antonio. Lee's option for next season is worth $1.6 million. The 34-year-old averaged 7.3 points and 5.6 rebounds in 79 games last season.
Tue Jun 2003:59F Kevin Durant will opt out of contract but re-sign with Golden ...Kevin DurantSFWarriorsFree Agent
F Kevin Durant will opt out of his contract but re-sign with the Golden State Warriors in a move to save the team money. Durant plans to decline his player option for 2017-18 and become an unrestricted free agent on July 1 before re-upping with the Warriors, according to multiple reports on Monday. The 10-year NBA veteran was scheduled to receive approximately $28 million in salary next season, but he will take about $4 million less than the max contract he is eligible to receive. One of the reasons is to give the Warriors more salary cap space and negotiating room in their attempt to keep forward Andre Iguodala, ESPN reported.In addition to Iguodala, the Warriors are trying to retain free agents Shaun Livingston, Zaza Pachulia and other bench players.Durant's new deal apparently will be similar to his current one, which is for one year plus a player option.The 6-foot-11 forward left the Oklahoma City Thunder last summer to sign with the Warriors. He played a big role this season in leading Golden State to its second NBA championship in three years over the Cleveland Cavaliers.In this year's Finals, Durant averaged 35.2 points, 8.4 rebounds and 5.4 assists as the Warriors wrapped up the series in five games.Warriors guard Steph Curry also will become a free agent, but he is expected to sign a "super" max five-year, $205 million deal. He made $12.1 million this past season.
Tue Jun 2003:59C Dirk Nowitzki will be one of captains for NBA's Africa Game on...Dirk NowitzkiPFMavericksFree Agent
C Dirk Nowitzki will be one of the captains for the NBA's Africa Game on Aug. 5. The NBA and National Basketball Players Association announced that Nowitzki, who is from Germany, will be a co-captain of Team World along with Charlotte Hornets All-Star Kemba Walker.Team Africa will be captained by the Los Angeles Lakers' Luol Deng, a two-time NBA All-Star who is from the South Sudan, and the Atlanta Hawks' Thabo Sefolosha, an 11-year NBA veteran whose father was born in South Africa.Nowitzki is a 13-time NBA All-Star and 2011 NBA champion. Last season, he became the first international player with 30,000 career points.
Mon Jun 1915:58Mavericks F Nowitzki named co-captain for Africa GameLuol DengSFLakersFree Agent
Dirk NowitzkiPFMavericksFree Agent
Thabo SefoloshaSFHawksFree Agent
Kemba WalkerPGHornetsFree Agent
Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki will be one of the captains for the NBA's Africa Game on Aug. 5.The NBA and National Basketball Players Association announced Monday that Nowitzki, who is from Germany, will be a co-captain of Team World along with Charlotte Hornets All-Star Kemba Walker.Team Africa will be captained by the Los Angeles Lakers' Luol Deng, a two-time NBA All-Star who is from the South Sudan, and the Atlanta Hawks' Thabo Sefolosha, an 11-year NBA veteran whose father was born in South Africa.Nowitzki is a 13-time NBA All-Star and 2011 NBA champion. Last season, he became the first international player with 30,000 career points.NBA Africa Game 2017, which will take place in Johannesburg, will once again feature a Team Africa vs. Team World format and will be played in support of UNICEF, the Nelson Mandela Foundation and SOS Children's Villages South Africa. In February, the NBA and NBPA announced that Bismack Biyombo (Orlando Magic, Democratic Republic of the Congo) and ... [More]
Mon Jun 1900:25F Paul George informed Indiana Pacers he won't re-sign with fran...Paul GeorgeSFPacersFree Agent
F Paul George informed the Indiana Pacers he won't re-sign with the franchise and plans to become a free agent after next season, according to multiple reports on Sunday.George can opt out of his contract following the 2017-18 season and become a free agent and is targeting the Los Angeles Lakers as his next club.George reportedly had his agent relay the news now to Indiana president of basketball operations Kevin Pritchard so he was upfront with his plans as well as giving the franchise the opportunity to prepare for its future.The Pacers are already shopping George, according to The Vertical. While the four-time All-Star would prefer to be shipped to the Lakers, Indiana reportedly has discussed a potential deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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