News for Free Agent Players - 2018 9 Category, $200 Cap, 4G/4F/2C

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Sun Nov 2917:34Hornets acquire Gordon Hayward, 2 draft picks from CelticsNicolas BatumSGHornetsFree Agent
Gordon HaywardSFCelticsFree Agent
Ray SpaldingPFMavericksFree Agent
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Hornets have acquired forward Gordon Hayward and unprotected 2023 and 2024 second-round draft picks from the Boston Celtics in exchange for a heavily protected 2022 second-round draft pick as part of a sign-and-trade transaction. The Celtics will only get Charlotte’s draft pick if the Hornets finish in the top five in the league next season, so it’s unlikely they will get anything in the deal other than unloading Hayward’s contract. Hayward previously agreed to a four-year, $120 million deal to join the Hornets. “We are thrilled to welcome Gordon and his family to the Hornets organization and Charlotte,” Hornets general manager Mitch Kupchak said. “Gordon is an NBA All-Star, a proven scorer and playmaker and a tough competitor that will fit well into the needs of our team. We believe that his basketball talent, NBA experience and veteran leadership will make a positive impact on our young, talented team as it continues to develop.” The Hornets also waived guard Nicolas Batum and forward Ray Spalding. Hayward, a 10-year NBA veteran, has appeared in 641 regular-season games with 479 starts with the Jazz and Celtics, averaging 15.3 points, 4.4 rebounds and 3.5 assists in 30.8 minutes per game. The 6-foot-7 forward has appeared in 29 postseason games with 16 starts, averaging 15 points, 4.6 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 33 minutes per game.
Thu Nov 2616:53Belinelli signs deal to return to his native ItalyMarco BelinelliSGSpursFree Agent
Milos TeodosicPGClippersFree Agent
BOLOGNA, Italy (AP) — Marco Belinelli is going back to Italy, announcing Thursday that he has signed a three-year contract to play for Virtus Bologna. The 34-year-old guard spent 13 seasons in the NBA, playing for nine different teams — Golden State, Toronto, New Orleans, Chicago, Charlotte, Sacramento, Atlanta, Philadelphia and, most recently, San Antonio. Belinelli had two stints with the Spurs, helping them win the 2014 NBA title before returning for the last two seasons. He averaged 9.7 points in 860 regular-season games. Virtus Bologna plays in Italy's top league and features a roster that includes longtime European standout and former Los Angeles Clippers guard Milos Teodosic along with former Miami Hurricanes star Julian Gamble. The team's season started in late September and is scheduled to go through May. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Thu Nov 2600:53Warriors star Klay Thompson has surgery on right AchillesKlay ThompsonSGWarriorsFree Agent
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Warriors guard Klay Thompson underwent surgery on his torn right Achilles tendon Wednesday and still is expected to be sidelined the entire season for Golden State. Dr. Richard Ferkel performed the operation in Los Angeles, the team said. Thompson got hurt playing in a pickup game last Wednesday in Southern California and had an MRI exam the following day in Los Angeles that revealed the severity of the injury. Thompson didn’t play at all during the coronavirus-shortened 2019-20 season as he worked back from surgery for a torn ACL in his left knee that he suffered that injury in the deciding Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals against the Toronto Raptors. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Wed Nov 2520:03What an offseason! Hawks bulk up big time in free agencyBogdan BogdanovicSGKingsFree Agent
Clint CapelaCRocketsFree Agent
John CollinsPFHawksFree Agent
Kris DunnPGBullsFree Agent
Danilo GallinariSFClippersFree Agent
Solomon HillSFPelicansFree Agent
Kevin HuerterSGHawksFree Agent
De'Andre HunterFree Agent
Cam ReddishFree Agent
Rajon RondoPGLakersFree Agent
Tony SnellSGBucksFree Agent
Trae YoungPGHawksFree Agent
ATLANTA (AP) — Just like that, the Atlanta Hawks transformed themselves into a playoff contender. A team that averaged less than 25 wins the last three seasons added to its impressive young core with a whirlwind of free-agent signings, capped by the news late Tuesday that Sacramento would not match a four-year, $72 million offer sheet to Bogdan Bogdanovic. “It's go time,” tweeted Hawks All-Star guard Trae Young, clearly excited by the bulked-up supporting case he'll have around him in 2021. “Let's work!!!” Bogdanovic tweeted back. Flush with more cap space than any other team heading into free agency after beginning a major overhaul three years ago, the Hawks quickly signed forward Danilo Gallinari (three years, $61.5 million) and guards Rajon Rondo (two years, $15 million) and Kris Dunn (two years, $10 million). Then, after a proposed sign-and-trade that would have sent Bogdanovic to the Milwaukee Bucks fell through, Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk pounced at the oppor... [More]
Wed Nov 2502:22After opting out of bubble, Bradley ready to play againAvery BradleySGClippersFree Agent
MIAMI (AP) — Avery Bradley still has serious concerns about the coronavirus, particularly because one of his children has struggled with respiratory illnesses. Those concerns kept him from the NBA’s restart bubble. They won’t keep him from this season. Bradley has finalized his new contract with the Miami Heat — the team he would have faced off against in the NBA Finals had he gone to the bubble at Walt Disney World this summer with his previous team, the Los Angeles Lakers. And when the Heat open camp next week in advance of the Dec. 22 start of the regular season, Bradley said he’ll be ready. “I mean, this is the new normal,” said Bradley, who wore a mask for his first media session as a member of the Heat on Tuesday — a call held over Zoom. “My decision right now is to just focus on playing. That’s my focus. I feel like everyone has a better idea of this virus; obviously, there’s still some unknowns. But my decision not to go to the bubble just was about the im... [More]
Wed Nov 2502:13What an offseason! Hawks bulk up big time in free agencyBogdan BogdanovicSGKingsFree Agent
Clint CapelaCRocketsFree Agent
John CollinsPFHawksFree Agent
Kris DunnPGBullsFree Agent
Danilo GallinariSFClippersFree Agent
Kevin HuerterSGHawksFree Agent
De'Andre HunterFree Agent
Cam ReddishFree Agent
Rajon RondoPGLakersFree Agent
Trae YoungPGHawksFree Agent
ATLANTA (AP) — Just like that, the Atlanta Hawks transformed themselves into a playoff contender. A team that averaged less than 25 wins the last three seasons added to its impressive young core with a whirlwind of free-agent signings, capped by the news late Tuesday that Sacramento would not match a four-year, $72 million offer sheet to Bogdan Bogdanovic. “It's go time,” tweeted Hawks All-Star guard Trae Young, clearly excited by the bulked-up supporting case he'll have around him in 2021. “Let's work!!!” Bogdanovic tweeted back. Flush with cash heading into free agency after beginning a major overhaul three years ago, the Hawks quickly signed forward Danilo Gallinari (three years, $61.5 million) and guards Rajon Rondo (two years, $15 million) and Kris Dunn (two years, $10 million). Then, after a proposed sign-and-trade that would have sent Bogdanovic to the Milwaukee Bucks fell through, Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk pounced at the opportunity to grab the 28-year-old... [More]
Tue Nov 2421:02Wolves finalize deal with Knicks for veteran forward DavisJacob EvansSFWarriorsFree Agent
James JohnsonPFHeatFree Agent
Ricky RubioPGJazzFree Agent
D'Angelo RussellSGNetsFree Agent
Omari SpellmanPFHawksFree Agent
Andrew WigginsSGTimberwolvesFree Agent
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves acquired veteran forward Ed Davis from the New York Knicks for Jacob Evans III, Omari Spellman and a 2026 second-round draft pick in a trade finalized Tuesday. The 31-year-old Davis has played in 668 regular-season games, with 96 starts, for six NBA teams. He has averaged 6.3 points and 6.6 rebounds during his career. The 6-foot-9 Davis was drafted 13th overall in 2010 by the Toronto Raptors. He'll help fill an opening at power forward created by the departure of James Johnson in the draft-night deal that brought point guard Ricky Rubio back to the Timberwolves. Evans and Spellman played sparingly for Minnesota last season after coming with headliner D'Angelo Russell from Golden State in the trade that sent Andrew Wiggins to the Warriors. ___ More AP NBA coverage: https://apnews.com/NBA
Tue Nov 2420:32Wolves finalize deal with Knicks for veteran forward DavisJacob EvansSFWarriorsFree Agent
James JohnsonPFHeatFree Agent
Ricky RubioPGJazzFree Agent
D'Angelo RussellSGNetsFree Agent
Omari SpellmanPFHawksFree Agent
Andrew WigginsSGTimberwolvesFree Agent
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves acquired veteran forward Ed Davis from the New York Knicks for Jacob Evans III, Omari Spellman and a 2026 second-round draft pick in a trade finalized Tuesday. The 31-year-old Davis has played in 668 regular-season games, with 96 starts, for six NBA teams. He has averaged 6.3 points and 6.6 rebounds during his career. The 6-foot-9 Davis was drafted 13th overall in 2010 by the Toronto Raptors. He'll help fill an opening at power forward created by the departure of James Johnson in the draft-night deal that brought point guard Ricky Rubio back to the Timberwolves. Evans and Spellman played sparingly for Minnesota last season after coming with headliner D'Angelo Russell from Golden State in the trade that sent Andrew Wiggins to the Warriors. ___ More AP NBA coverage: https://apnews.com/NBA
Tue Nov 2418:22Agents: Ingram agrees to max deal extension with PelicansLonzo BallPGLakersFree Agent
Anthony DavisPFPelicansFree Agent
Josh HartSGLakersFree Agent
Brandon IngramSFLakersFree Agent
Steven AdamsCThunderFree Agent
Zion WilliamsonFree Agent
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Restricted free agent Brandon Ingram has agreed to a five-year, $158 million contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. Ingram's agents, Jeff Schwartz and Jordan Gertler of Excel Sports Management, confirmed the deal on Tuesday to The Associated Press. Ingram is the NBA’s reigning most improved player after averaging a team-high 23.8 points in his first season with the Pelicans. The 23-year-old Ingram, a 2016 second overall draft choice by the Los Angeles Lakers, was dealt to New Orleans during the 2019 offseason as part of a blockbuster trade that sent perennial All-Star Anthony Davis to the Lakers. New Orleans also received guards Lonzo Ball and Josh Hart, as well as multiple draft picks in that deal. The 6-foot-7 Ingram this season developed into an effective and reliable scorer from the perimeter as well as on dribble drives. He shot a career best 39.1% from 3-point range but also routinely finished above the rim in the free-flowing, up-tempo offense the Pelican... [More]
Tue Nov 2418:12Heat, Adebayo agree on five-year, $163 million extensionGiannis AntetokounmpoPFBucksFree Agent
Jimmy ButlerSFTimberwolvesFree Agent
Goran DragicPGHeatFree Agent
De'Aaron FoxPGKingsFree Agent
Donovan MitchellSGJazzFree Agent
Jayson TatumSFCelticsFree Agent
MIAMI (AP) — Bam Adebayo came to the NBA with the goal of providing for his mother and changing her life. His first contract took care of that. And the way he sees it, his next contract sets his family up for generations. Adebayo and the Miami Heat agreed on a five-year extension that will be worth at least $163 million, the team and Adebayo's agent Alex Saratsis said Tuesday. The contract has not been signed and won't be until Adebayo completes a physical, something that is likely to occur in the next few days. It will be the richest contract in terms of total value in Heat history. “This is an accomplishment I always wanted to get," Adebayo said. “Just being able to reach this milestone and being able to generationally change my family's life and also take care of the people around me, it's a big deal to me." Adebayo will make $5.1 million this season, the final year of his rookie contract. From there, the extension will kick in with a starting salary of somewhere around $28.1 ... [More]
Tue Nov 2416:52AP source: Ingram signs max contract extension with PelicansLonzo BallPGLakersFree Agent
Anthony DavisPFPelicansFree Agent
Josh HartSGLakersFree Agent
Brandon IngramSFLakersFree Agent
Steven AdamsCThunderFree Agent
Zion WilliamsonFree Agent
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Restricted free agent Brandon Ingram has agreed to a five-year, $158 million contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, said a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to the Associated Press Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the contract, first reported by ESPN, has not been announced. Ingram is the NBA’s reigning most improved player after averaging a team-high 23.8 points in his first season with the Pelicans. The 23-year-old Ingram, a 2016 second overall draft choice by the Los Angeles Lakers, was dealt to New Orleans during the 2019 offseason as part of a blockbuster trade that sent perennial All-Star Anthony Davis to the Lakers. New Orleans also received guards Lonzo Ball and Josh Hart, as well as multiple draft picks in that deal. The 6-foot-7 Ingram this season developed into an effective scorer from the perimeter as well as on dribble drives. He shot a career best 39.1% from 3-point range but also routinely finished above the rim in the ... [More]
Tue Nov 2416:42VanVleet says he's excited about Raptors' time in TampaMarc GasolCGrizzliesFree Agent
Serge IbakaPFRaptorsFree Agent
Kawhi LeonardSFRaptorsFree Agent
Fred VanVleetPGRaptorsFree Agent
Fred VanVleet hasn’t been back to Toronto since March and isn’t sure when he’ll be back to the city that he’ll technically be calling home for at least the next four years. In the interim, warm weather will suit him just fine. VanVleet — the guard who finalized his four-year, $85 million contract to remain with the Raptors on Tuesday — said he’s excited for the team’s looming temporary move to Tampa, Florida. Toronto will play its home games for at least the first part of this season in Tampa because of the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and how the U.S-Canada border remains closed to non-essential travel. “Toronto has turned into my second home, so obviously we miss the city but I think we’ve got to be excited about what’s ahead of us,” VanVleet said. “I can’t not be excited. It won’t make the experience that great. So, we were in Florida for a while with the bubble in Orlando and right back there in Tampa, so hopefully it’s a good experience.” For the ... [More]
Tue Nov 2416:12Heat, Adebayo agree on five-year, $163 million extensionGiannis AntetokounmpoPFBucksFree Agent
Jimmy ButlerSFTimberwolvesFree Agent
De'Aaron FoxPGKingsFree Agent
Donovan MitchellSGJazzFree Agent
Jayson TatumSFCelticsFree Agent
MIAMI (AP) — Bam Adebayo once worried about money. Never again. Adebayo and the Miami Heat agreed on a five-year extension that will be worth at least $163 million, the team and Adebayo's agent Alex Saratsis said Tuesday. The contract has not been signed and won't be until Adebayo completes a physical, something that is likely to occur in the next few days. Adebayo will make $5.1 million this season, the final year of his rookie contract. From there, the extension will kick in with a starting salary of somewhere around $28.1 million for the 2021-22 season. And if he makes an All-NBA team this season, something he narrowly missed doing this past season, his annual salary would only rise more. Adebayo was expected to speak about the extension later Tuesday night at a charity event he is hosting. The Heat had until Dec. 21 to agree with Adebayo on an extension this season, or else would have had to table the matter until next summer. Miami has said the team's intention was to give Adeba... [More]
Tue Nov 2416:12AP source: Ingram signs max contract extension with PelicansLonzo BallPGLakersFree Agent
Anthony DavisPFPelicansFree Agent
Josh HartSGLakersFree Agent
Brandon IngramSFLakersFree Agent
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Restricted free agent Brandon Ingram has agreed to a five-year, $158 million contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, said a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to the Associated Press Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the contract has not been ann Ingram is the NBA’s reigning most improved player after averaging a team-high 23.8 points in his first season with the Pelicans. The 23-year-old Ingram, a 2016 second overall draft choice by the Los Angeles Lakers, was dealt to New Orleans during the 2019 offseason as part of a blockbuster trade that sent perennial All-Star Anthony Davis to the Lakers. New Orleans also received guards Lonzo Ball and Josh Hart, as well as multiple draft picks in that deal. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Nov 2415:52Los Angeles Lakers sign veteran Spanish center Marc GasolAvery BradleySGClippersFree Agent
Kobe BryantSFLakersFree Agent
Anthony DavisPFPelicansFree Agent
Marc GasolCGrizzliesFree Agent
Pau GasolCSpursFree Agent
Danny GreenSGRaptorsFree Agent
Montrezl HarrellPFClippersFree Agent
Dwight HowardCWizardsFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFLakersFree Agent
JaVale McGeeCLakersFree Agent
Rajon RondoPGLakersFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have signed veteran Spanish center Marc Gasol. The NBA champions confirmed the latest step in their roster reconfiguration Tuesday by announcing the addition of the 35-year-old Gasol, who spent the last 1 1/2 seasons with the Toronto Raptors and won a championship ring in 2019. The Lakers traded starting center JaVale McGee to Cleveland to make room under the salary cap to sign Gasol, who will be expected to provide his usual sturdy defense along with strong passing skills and 3-point shooting. Gasol struggled with injuries last season while scoring a career-low 7.5 points per game along with 6.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists. The Lakers still beat out several interested suitors for Gasol, whose NBA career is coming full circle as he joins the team that drafted him in 2007. Gasol will suit up for the Lakers nearly 13 years after the franchise acquired his older brother, Pau, by trading Marc's draft rights to the Memphis Grizzlies in February 2008 ... [More]
Tue Nov 2415:42AP source: Ingram signs max contract extension with PelicansLonzo BallPGLakersFree Agent
Anthony DavisPFPelicansFree Agent
Josh HartSGLakersFree Agent
Brandon IngramSFLakersFree Agent
NEW ORLEANS (AP) — Restricted free agent Brandon Ingram has agreed to a five-year, $158 million contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, said a person familiar with the situation. The person spoke to the Associated Press Tuesday on condition of anonymity because the contract has not been ann Ingram is the NBA’s reigning most improved player after averaging a team-high 23.8 points in his first season with the Pelicans. The 23-year-old Ingram, a 2016 second overall draft choice by the Los Angeles Lakers, was dealt to New Orleans during the 2019 offseason as part of a blockbuster trade that sent perennial All-Star Anthony Davis to the Lakers. New Orleans also received guards Lonzo Ball and Josh Hart, as well as multiple draft picks in that deal. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Nov 2415:22Los Angels Lakers sign veteran Spanish center Marc GasolAvery BradleySGClippersFree Agent
Kobe BryantSFLakersFree Agent
Anthony DavisPFPelicansFree Agent
Marc GasolCGrizzliesFree Agent
Pau GasolCSpursFree Agent
Danny GreenSGRaptorsFree Agent
Montrezl HarrellPFClippersFree Agent
Dwight HowardCWizardsFree Agent
LeBron JamesSFLakersFree Agent
JaVale McGeeCLakersFree Agent
Rajon RondoPGLakersFree Agent
LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers have signed veteran Spanish center Marc Gasol. The NBA champions confirmed the latest step in their roster reconfiguration Tuesday by announcing the addition of the 35-year-old Gasol, who spent the last 1 1/2 seasons with the Toronto Raptors and won a championship ring in 2019. The Lakers traded starting center JaVale McGee to Cleveland to make room under the salary cap to sign Gasol, who will be expected to provide his usual sturdy defense along with strong passing skills and 3-point shooting. Gasol struggled with injuries last season while scoring a career-low 7.5 points per game along with 6.3 rebounds and 3.3 assists. The Lakers still beat out several interested suitors for Gasol, whose NBA career is coming full circle as he joins the team that drafted him in 2007. Gasol will suit up for the Lakers nearly 13 years after the franchise acquired his older brother, Pau, by trading Marc's draft rights to the Memphis Grizzlies in February 2008 ... [More]
Tue Nov 2415:02In the wake of Thompson injury, Warriors add guard WanamakerKlay ThompsonSGWarriorsFree Agent
Brad WanamakerPGCelticsFree Agent
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — Free agent guard Brad Wanamaker has signed with the Golden State Warriors, giving the team additional depth in the wake of Klay Thompson's Achilles injury that will sideline him all season. The Warriors announced the deal Tuesday, two days after acquiring guard Kelly Oubre from the Oklahoma City Thunder in a trade for draft picks. Thompson will miss the season after tearing his right Achilles tendon while playing a pickup game in Southern California last Wednesday. He already sat out the coronavirus-shortened season recovering from surgery for a torn ACL in his left knee that he injured during Game 6 of the 2019 NBA Finals. Wanamaker spent the past two seasons with Boston. He averaged 6.9 points, 2.5 assists and 2.0 rebounds while playing 19.3 minutes in 71 games with one start for the Celtics during 2019-20. He shot an NBA-best 92.6% from the free-throw line, making 126 of 136 shots. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports
Tue Nov 2414:32Heat say they are working with Adebayo to finalize extensionGiannis AntetokounmpoPFBucksFree Agent
De'Aaron FoxPGKingsFree Agent
Donovan MitchellSGJazzFree Agent
Jayson TatumSFCelticsFree Agent
MIAMI (AP) — Bam Adebayo and the Miami Heat are working on a contract extension, the team said Tuesday. Once the deal is finalized, Adebayo — when factoring in his current salary — would be guaranteed at least $168 million over the next six seasons and perhaps as much as $200 million in that span. Adebayo will make $5.1 million this season, the final year of his rookie contract. From there, the extension will kick in with a starting salary of somewhere around $28.1 million for the 2021-22 season. And if he makes an All-NBA team this season, something he narrowly missed doing this past season, his annual salary would only rise more. The Heat had until Dec. 21 to agree with Adebayo on an extension this season, or else would have had to table the matter until next summer. Miami has said the team's intention was to give Adebayo a new deal — the question was only when. By waiting until next summer, the Heat would have had more salary-cap flexibility. Adebayo is coming off, by far, t... [More]
Tue Nov 2414:02Heat say they are working with Adebayo to finalize extensionJimmy ButlerSFTimberwolvesFree Agent
Tyler HerroFree Agent
MIAMI (AP) — Bam Adebayo and the Miami Heat are working on a contract extension, the team said Tuesday. Once the deal is finalized it will likely guarantee Adebayo at least $168 million over the next six seasons and perhaps as much as $200 million in that span. Adebayo will make $5.1 million this season, the final year of his rookie contract. From there, the extension will kick in with a starting salary of somewhere around $28.1 million for the 2021-22 season. And if he makes an All-NBA team this season, something he narrowly missed doing this past season, his annual salary would only rise more. The Heat had until Dec. 21 to agree with Adebayo on an extension this season, or else would have had to table the matter until next summer. Miami has said the team's intention was to give Adebayo a new deal — the question was only when. By waiting until next summer, the Heat would have had more salary-cap flexibility. ___ More AP NBA: https://apnews.com/NBA and https://twitter.com/AP_Sports By doing it now, the Heat will have to get more creative if they intend to add a max-level free agent in 2021 to play alongside a core that includes Jimmy Butler, Tyler Herro and Adebayo.
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