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Thu Jul 200:24Asik has agreed to deal with PelicansOmer AsikCBullsFree Agent
Asik has agreed to a deal with the Pelicans, John Reid of the New Orleans Times-Picayune reports.
Asik's contract will be five years and $60 million. He was valuable alongside Anthony Davis, averaging 7.3 points and 9.8 rebounds per game in 26 minutes per game for 76 games. Marc Stein reports that the final year of the contract is not guaranteed for Asik.
Thu Jul 200:06Asik finalizing five-year deal with PelicansOmer AsikCBullsFree Agent
Asik is finalizing a five-year deal with the Pelicans, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports.
Asik was traded from Houston to New Orleans last offseason and averaged 7.3 points and 9.8 rebounds in 26 minutes per game through 76 games in 2014-15. He proved valuable as a rebounder and defender alongside Anthony Davis. His role will likely stay the same next season.
Wed Jul 123:15Landry traded to 76ersCarl LandrySF/PFNO HornetsIavaronis
Landry was traded to the 76ers, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports.
Landry and teammate Jason Thompson were dealt to Philadelphia to clear salary cap for the Kings. Landry averaged 7.2 points, 3.8 rebounds, and 0.4 assists in 15 minutes per game through 70 regular season games last season. He is still recovering from a torn ligament in his right wrist that will hold him out for about three or four more months.
Wed Jul 123:12Thompson traded to 76ers WednesdayJason ThompsonPFKingsThe Schellackers
Thompson was traded to the 76ers Wednesday, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports.
Thompson and teammate Carl Landry are headed to Philadelphia to clear cap space for the Kings. He averaged 6.1 points, 6.5 rebounds, and 1.0 assists in 25 minutes per game during the 2014-15 season. He played in 81 of the 82 regular season games.
Wed Jul 120:00Crawford will remain with Clippers in 2015-16Jamal CrawfordSGHawksDoppelganger
Crawford will remain with the Clippers in 2015-16, ESPN.com reports.
The Clippers have guaranteed the fourth and final year on Crawford's current contract. However, his role in the upcoming campaign is in some doubt due to the offseason additions of Paul Pierce and Lance Stephenson (toe). Nevertheless, in three seasons with the Clippers, Crawford has averaged 17.0 points, 2.7 assists, 2.1 three-pointers, 2.0 rebounds, and 0.9 steals in 29 minutes, while knocking down 42 percent from the floor and 88 percent at the charity stripe.
Wed Jul 119:24Pierce signed three-year contract with Clippers on WednesdayPaul PierceSFCelticsTeam Erik
Pierce signed a three-year contract with the Clippers on Wednesday, NBA.com reports.
The length of the contract is somewhat shocking, but considering Pierce is primarily a jump shooter at this stage in his career, he should thrive playing off the duo of Chris Paul and Blake Griffin. Joining a wing situation boasting J.J. Redick, Jamal Crawford, and Lance Stephenson, Pierce's optimal role likely won't live up to his standard from 17 previous seasons. In any case, the line from his sole campaign with the Wizards -- 11.9 points (on 45 percent shooting), 4.0 rebounds, 2.0 assists, and 1.6 three-pointers in 26 minutes -- isn't out of the question as a member of the Clippers.
Wed Jul 118:59Paul Millsap: Re-signs With HawksPaul MillsapPFJazzThe Schellackers
Millsap signed a three-year, $58 million contract with the Hawks on Wednesday, NBA.com reports.
The deal is accompanied by a player option for the third year, meaning Millsap will have the option to enter free agency after his age-32 season. Economics aside, he'll remain at the core of a Hawks frontcourt next to Al Horford after putting up the most stat-laden line of his nine-year career under the direction of coach Mike Budenholzer.
Wed Jul 118:45Brandan Wright: Signs With GrizzliesBrandan WrightPFNJ NetsFree Agent
Wright agreed to a three-year, $18 million contract with the Grizzlies on Wednesday, Yahoo! Sports reports.
The addition of Wright further solidifies the Grizzlies' frontcourt depth at both power forward and center, the latter of which is expected to be manned by Marc Gasol once the two parties agree to a deal. In his stints with the Mavericks, Celtics, and Suns last season, Wright averaged 7.3 points (on 64 percent shooting), 4.3 rebounds, 1.3 blocks, and 0.7 steals in 19 minutes.
Wed Jul 115:49Amir Johnson: Signs Two-Year Deal With CelticsAmir JohnsonPFRaptorsFree Agent
Johnson signed a two-year, $24 million deal with the Celtics on Wednesday, Sam Amick of USA Today reports.
The 28-year-old will accept a short-term deal with his sights set on hitting free agency again in two summers when the cap is expected to be significantly higher. Johnson averaged 9.3 points and 6.1 rebounds in 26 minutes for Toronto last season, and he'll compete for a starting spot in the Celtics' frontcourt.
Wed Jul 115:28Tyson Chandler: Signs Four-Year Deal With SunsTyson ChandlerCMavericksTeam Erik
Chandler signed a four-year, $52 million deal with the Suns on Wednesday, Marc Stein of ESPN reports.
The Suns were not initially considered a frontrunner for Chandler, but they've landed the veteran center and will attempt to use him as leverage to also bring in LaMarcus Aldridge, who is meeting with the team Wednesday afternoon. Most teams were likely wary to offer Chandler four years, and he'll now be locked in through his age 36 season. Chandler averaged 10.3 points and 11.5 rebounds while recording a 20.12 PER for the Mavs last season.
Wed Jul 114:44Kevin Love: Re-Signing With CavsKevin LovePFTimberwolvesIavaronis
Love announced Wednesday via the Players' Tribune that he will re-sign with Cleveland.
Love's camp maintained all along that he would be back in Cleveland next season, and while most of the media remained skeptical, Love quieted the doubters Wednesday by issuing a brief statement via the Players' Tribune. The forward, who missed most of the playoffs with a shoulder injury, is expected to sign a five-year max deal that will pay him roughly $110 million. With LeBron James expected to sign a short-term max deal and Tristan Thompson rumored to be returning on a contract in the neighborhood of $80 million, the Cavs figure to be well into the luxury tax next season.
Wed Jul 114:01Ajinca signed four-yearAlexis AjincaPFRaptorsFree Agent
Ajinca signed a four-year, $20 million deal to remain with the Pelicans on Wednesday, ESPN's Marc Stein reports.
Ajinca will return to New Orleans to continue as the backup to Anthony Davis. Last season, Ajinca averaged 6.5 points and 4.6 rebounds while shooting 55.0 percent from the field in just over 14 minutes per game. He doesn't figure to develop into much more than a marginal fantasy option, though he's shown promise as a volume rebounder when given ample opportunity.
Wed Jul 112:35Lee missed 33 games due to injury (back/hamstring) this seasonDavid LeePFWarriorsDoppelganger
Lee missed 33 games due to injury (back/hamstring) this season. He averaged 7.9 points, 5.2 rebounds, 1.7 assists, 0.5 blocks, and 0.6 steals in 18 minutes per game through 49 games in 2014-15.
The 32-year-old, who finished his 10th NBA season, is under team control through 2015-16. Lee sustained an injury to his hamstring in October, and did not return until December. After missing time, Lee was surpassed on the depth chart by Draymond Green, Harrison Barnes, and Andre Iguodala, starting in only four games. Last season, Lee averaged 18.2 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 0.4 blocks, and 0.7 steals in 33 minutes per game through 69 games. Lee will most likely be traded by the Warriors this offseason, where his production and minutes could increase on a different roster.
Wed Jul 112:15Carroll signed four-yearDeMarre CarrollPFRocketsFree Agent
Carroll signed a four-year, $60 million deal with the Raptors on Wednesday, CBS' Ken Berger reports.
One of the more intriguing free agents on the market, it was unclear where Carroll would end up after a great all-around season in Atlanta. The versatile swingman will join a Raptors team in need of wing depth, and he figures to immediately challenge Terrence Ross for the starting small forward role. It's possible Toronto could look to deal Ross - or perhaps even DeMar DeRozan - but for the time being the trio will likely split minutes at the 2 and 3 spots.
Wed Jul 112:12Tiago Splitter: Traded To HawksTiago SplitterCSpursThe Schellackers
Splitter was traded to the Hawks on Wednesday, Yahoo! Sports reports.
The move was made purely for cap reasons, as San Antonio scrambles to clear max space in hopes of luring LaMarcus Aldridge away from the Trail Blazers. Splitter, who has two years and $16.75 million remaining on his deal, comes to Atlanta and essentially serves as insurance for the time being in case Paul Millsap skips town. Millsap received an $80 million offer sheet from the Magic earlier Wednesday.
Wed Jul 111:58Young signed four-yearThaddeus YoungSF76ersThe Sith Lords
Young signed a four-year, $50 million deal with the Nets on Wednesday, Yahoo! Sports reports.
After opting out of his deal for next season, Young inked a new deal that will keep him in Brooklyn for at least three years, as the fourth year of the contract is a player option. Young figures to be the Nets' unquestioned starting power forward alongside Brook Lopez, who also re-signed Wednesday.
Wed Jul 111:56Brook Lopez: Agrees To Three-Year Deal With NetsBrook LopezCNJ NetsThe Schellackers
Lopez has agreed to a three-year contract with the Nets worth $60 million, Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports reports.
Lopez should slot back into the starting center role yet again after spending the previous three seasons in Brooklyn. He'll be making approximately $3 million more per year under this new agreement, although he's dealt with injury concerns throughout his career which makes him a risky option to obtain. With that being said, he's a valuable asset when healthy and should find a comfortable roster spot across all standard leagues ahead of this upcoming season.
Wed Jul 111:50Green signed four-yearDanny GreenSGSpursFree Agent
Green signed a four-year, $45 million contract with the Spurs on Wednesday, Ken Berger of CBS reports.
Coming off of a season in which he averaged 11.7 points, 4.2 rebounds and 2.0 assists per game, Green will get a major pay raise, but it appears he gave the Spurs a bit of a hometown discount. The North Carolina product was expected to draw several suitors, including the Knicks, but he'll return to San Antonio and could see his offensively role increase slightly over the next couple of seasons after Tim Duncan and Manu Ginobili are phased out of the roster.
Wed Jul 111:24Marc Gasol: Expected To Remain In MemphisMarc GasolCGrizzliesTeam Erik
Gasol is expected to remain in Memphis although he's still working out the details of his new contract, David Aldridge of NBA.com reports.
Gasol spent his first seven seasons in the NBA with the Grizzlies and it appears that he'll stay loyal to the only fan base he's ever known. He's coming off arguably the best statistical campaign of his career, compiling averages of 17.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 3.8 assists, 0.9 steals and 1.6 blocks after 81 appearances where he played 33 minutes per game. Assuming a deal will indeed get finalized, the Spaniard is in line for a similar season as he continues to play alongside Zach Randolph in the Memphis frontcourt.
Wed Jul 110:06Goran Dragic: Agrees To Five-Year Deal With HeatGoran DragicPGRocketsThe Sith Lords
Dragic has reached an agreement on a five-year, $90 million deal with the Heat, Mark Stein of ESPN reports.
Dragic can't officially sign the contract until July 9, but it looks as though he will indeed be staying in South Beach. In his seventh NBA campaign, the Yugoslavian point guard posted solid numbers once again, averaging 16.3 points, 4.5 assists, and 3.5 rebounds in 34 minutes. Despite the dramatic slowing of the pace in the move from Phoenix to Miami midseason, Dragic's numbers actually increased following the trade, and with his preference to increase the pace in 2015-16, his numbers could escalate further accordingly.
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