2020 NBA free agency and trades: Latest buzz, news and reports

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The 2020 NBA free-agent class doesn't have the star power of last year's -- when nearly half the league became available -- but plenty of big names hit the market. Even more could be offered in trade talks.

Will back-to-back MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo sign a five-year extension with the Milwaukee Bucks? What kind of contract will Anthony Davis sign with the Los Angeles Lakers?

Keep it here for the latest news, buzz and analysis throughout free agency and trade season.

Rating free-agency deals: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4

Nov. 29 update

4:01 p.m. ET: The Boston Celtics and Charlotte Hornets have completed a sign-and-trade to send Gordon Hayward and 2023 and 2024 second-round picks to the Hornets in exchange for a conditional 2022 second-round pick, the teams announced Sunday. To make room for Hayward's salary, Charlotte has waived Nicolas Batum.

Nov. 28 updates

5:30 p.m. ET: Miami Heat big man Udonis Haslem has officially re-signed for his 18th season, per a tweet from the team. Haslem is the last player remaining with the Heat from their three championship teams, though he has played only 44 games over the past four seasons combined.


12:08 p.m. ET: Former Michigan State forward Xavier Tillman Sr. -- the 35th pick in the 2020 NBA draft -- is signing a four-year deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The Grizzlies moved up on draft night to secure Tillman in a trade.


10:04 a.m. ET: The New York Knicks are signing Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to a one-year contract, a source told ESPN's Bobby Marks. The former No. 2 overall pick finished last season with the Dallas Mavericks after spending the first seven-plus seasons of his career with the Charlotte Hornets.

Nov. 27 updates

2:42 p.m. ET: The Utah Jazz are sending guard Rayjon Tucker and a future second-round pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers for cash, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.


1:26 p.m. ET: Alize Johnson has agreed to a deal with the Toronto Raptors, a source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Johnson spent the past two seasons with the Indiana Pacers.


10:27 a.m. ET: J.J. Barea has agreed to a one-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks for the veterans minimum, sources told ESPN's Tim MacMahon. This gives the Mavs 16 guaranteed contracts -- one over the regular-season roster limit -- so there will be competition in camp for a spot.


9:11 a.m. ET: The Brooklyn Nets announced they have re-signed Tyler Johnson. It will be for the veterans minimum, a source told ESPN's Malika Andrews. Johnson joined the team for its stint in the bubble.

Nov. 26 updates

5:40 p.m. ET: The New Orleans Pelicans are finalizing a two-way deal with Australian C Will Magnay, sources told ESPN Australia. Magnay has spent the previous three seasons with Brisbane of NBL Australia, averaging 2.1 blocks in 21.9 minutes last season. Magnay will be teammates with new Pelicans C Steven Adams, who is from New Zealand.

4:35 p.m. ET: Frank Kaminsky has agreed to a one-year deal with the Sacramento Kings, agent Kevin Bradbury told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The Phoenix Suns declined Kaminsky's $5.2 million team option, making him an unrestricted free agent.

2:22 p.m. ET: Zach Norvell Jr. has agreed to a one-year deal with the Chicago Bulls, agents Reggie Brown and Andy Shiffman told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

1:31 p.m. ET: The Houston Rockets announced that PF Bruno Caboclo has been re-signed. Caboclo started the 2019-20 season with the Memphis Grizzlies before being traded to Houston in February.

1:29 p.m. ET: The Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to a one-year deal with Derrick Walton Jr., sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

1:14 p.m. ET: The Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to a one-year deal with Nik Stauskas, his agent, Mark Bartelstein, told ESPN's Zach Lowe. Stauskas was the eighth pick in the 2014 draft and last played for the Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2018-19 season.

12:15 p.m. ET: Kelan Martin has agreed to a two-year deal with the Indiana Pacers, agent Mike Lindeman told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

11:05 a.m. ET: Shooting guard Marco Belinelli is leaving the NBA for the 2020-21 season after signing a three-year contract with Virtus Bologna in his native Italy. Belinelli spent the last two seasons with the San Antonio Spurs and also was a member of the 2014 Spurs team that won the NBA title. Before becoming a first-round pick by the Golden State Warriors in the 2007 NBA Draft, Belinelli played in Europe for six seasons, including the 2002-03 season with Virtus Bologna as a teenager.

10:20 a.m. ET: Noah Vonleh has agreed to a one-year deal with the Chicago Bulls, agent Jim Tanner told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The ninth pick in the 2014 draft, Vonleh has played for six NBA teams, including a previous 21-game stint with the Bulls in 2017-18.

Nov. 25 updates

5:48 p.m. ET: Hassan Whiteside has agreed to a one-year deal with the Sacramento Kings, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The center returns to the team that drafted him in the second round of the 2010 NBA draft. He led the NBA in blocks last season, averaging 2.9 per game while playing for the Portland Trail Blazers.

11:02 a.m. ET: The Boston Celtics and Charlotte Hornets have worked on a sign-and-trade for Gordon Hayward that would land the Celtics a trade exception, but the Hornets have first been trying to find a third team for Nicolas Batum's $27 million contract to see if there's a way to avoid waiving-and-stretching his money, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Hayward remains headed to Charlotte on a four-year, $120 million contract.

Nov. 24 updates

9:00 p.m. ET: The Sacramento Kings have decided to decline matching the Atlanta Hawks' four-year offer sheet worth $72 million for restricted free agent Bogdan Bogdanovic, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Bogdanovic, who was previously included in a deal to go to the Milwaukee Bucks, now finds himself as a leading man next to Trae Young on an improving Hawks squad.


6:47 p.m. ET: The Detroit Pistons have agreed with free agent Wayne Ellington to a one-year deal worth $2.6 million. Ellington, a 13-year NBA veteran, has shot 37.8% from 3-point range in his career.


5:10 p.m. ET: The Denver Nuggets announced that they have converted Bol Bol's two-way contract into a standard one. The center appeared in seven games for the Nuggets during the Florida bubble, averaging 5.7 points and 2.7 rebounds. The 2019 second-round draft pick, who was acquired by the Nuggets from the Heat on draft night 2019, will remain a rookie for the 2020-21 season.


4:42 p.m. ET: Ryan Broekhoff has agreed to a deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, agent Andy Shiffman told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The Australian wing was waived by the Dallas Mavericks in February after two seasons and was picked up by the 76ers in June ahead of the restart, but he did not participate in the Florida bubble. He has shot 40.3% on 3-pointers in his NBA career.


2:48 p.m. ET: The Miami Heat and Bam Adebayo have agreed to a five-year max extension, his agent, Alex Saratsis, told ESPN's Zach Lowe. The 14th overall pick in 2017, Adebayo was selected to his first All-Star Game and made the NBA All-Defensive second team in 2020.


2:35 p.m. ET: New Orleans Pelicans All-Star forward Brandon Ingram has agreed to a five-year, $158 million maximum contract extension, his agents, Jeff Schwartz and Jordan Gertler, told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Ingram was selected No. 2 overall in the 2016 draft by the Los Angeles Lakers and was traded to New Orleans in 2019 as part of a package for Anthony Davis. Last season, Ingram averaged 23.8 points, 6.1 rebounds and 4.2 assists per game in 62 starts.

Nov. 23 updates

11:38 p.m. ET: In finalizing the trade for Steven Adams from the Oklahoma City Thunder, the New Orleans Pelicans have signed the center to a two-year extension worth $35 million, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe.


6:05 p.m. ET: Guard Langston Galloway tweeted that he has agreed to a deal to play with the Phoenix Suns. Galloway, 28, spent the past three seasons as a key reserve with the Detroit Pistons. Last season, the St. Joseph's alumnus averaged 10.3 points per game and shot 39.9% from 3-point range.


5:45 p.m. ET: The Houston Rockets agreed to a one-year veterans minimum deal with DeMarcus Cousins, sources told ESPN's Tim MacMahon. Cousins is coming off of multiple injuries that have largely sidelined the former All-Star in recent seasons. He suffered a left Achilles tear in January 2018, a torn left quadriceps muscle in April 2019 and a torn left ACL in August 2019.


4:44 p.m. ET: Washington Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard said "there's no plans" to trade John Wall and that the former All-Star point guard has not requested a deal. "No, he didn't request [a trade]," Sheppard said when asked about a report that Wall had done so. "... John and I talk pretty much once every other day. And [I've] been to many of his workouts throughout the summer. We have always been on the same page, same wavelength. Same with Bradley [Beal]."


4:05 p.m. ET: Matthew Dellavedova has agreed to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers on a one-year, $2.17 million (minimum) deal, a source told ESPN. The Australian point guard carved out a role in the league with his hustle. He started seven games for the LeBron James-led Cavaliers in the 2014-15 playoffs.


2:47 p.m. ET: Center Alex Len plans to sign a one-year deal with the Toronto Raptors, a source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal is for $2.3 million, the source said.


12:35 p.m. ET: Markieff Morris has tweeted that he is returning to the Los Angeles Lakers. "Run it back! #Lakeshow," he tweeted Monday. At 6-foot-8, 245 pounds, the 31-year-old can play both forward spots and is a career 34.5% 3-point shooter. He was even better last season, shooting 38.6% from beyond the arc.


12:21 p.m. ET: Damyean Dotson has agreed to a two-year, $4 million deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, his agent, Chris Gaston, told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Dotson played three seasons with the New York Knicks.


11:41 a.m. ET: Solomon Hill has agreed to a one-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The forward has played for four other teams, most recently the Miami Heat, over seven seasons.


10:27 a.m. ET: Dario Saric has agreed to a three-year, $27 million deal to stay with the Phoenix Suns, agents Jeff Schwartz and Mike Lindeman told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Saric spent last season in Phoenix after being acquired in a trade with Minnesota, starting 51 of 66 games and averaging 10.7 points and 6.2 rebounds per game.

Nov. 22 updates

10:12 p.m. ET: The Toronto Raptors and SF DeAndre' Bembry agreed to a two-year, $4 million deal, according to an ESPN report. Bembry, a 2016 first-round pick by the Atlanta Hawks, averaged 3.5 rebounds and 1.3 steals in a reserve role last season with Atlanta.


7:42 p.m. ET: The Los Angeles Lakers and C Marc Gasol are finalizing a two-year deal, according to reporting by ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe. Gasol won a championship with the Toronto Raptors in 2019 and was a 2007 second-round pick by the Lakers before he was traded to the Memphis Grizzlies in 2008 in a deal that brought his brother, Pau Gasol, to Los Angeles.

To clear room for Gasol, the Lakers are trading C JaVale McGee and a future second-round pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers for PF Jordan Bell and SF Alfonzo McKinnie. McGee won a championship with the Lakers in 2020 and won a championship with Long Beach native Bell in 2018 with the Golden State Warriors; Bell is expected to be waived. McKinnie is also a former Warrior who appeared in 40 games last season with Cleveland; he is expected to begin the season with Los Angeles.

The Raptors will sign former Phoenix Suns C Aron Baynes to a two-year, $14.3 million deal to replace Gasol, sources confirmed to ESPN. Toronto also re-signed PF Chris Boucher to a two-year, $13.5 million deal, his agent told ESPN.


6:57 p.m. ET: The New York Knicks traded C Ed Davis to the Minnesota Timberwolves for PF Omari Spellman, SG Jacob Evans and a future second-round pick, sources told ESPN. Davis was traded to New York from the Utah Jazz earlier this week, and 2018 first-round picks Spellman and Evans were traded to Minnesota from Golden State in the Andrew Wiggins-D'Angelo Russell transaction in February 2020.


6:18 p.m. ET: The Oklahoma City Thunder traded SG Jalen Lecque to the Indiana Pacers for PF T.J. Leaf and a future second-round pick, sources told ESPN. Lecque spent last season with the Phoenix Suns and was part of the Chris Paul trade. Leaf played in 139 games with Indiana after being selected in the first round of the 2017 draft.


6:04 p.m. ET: The New York Knicks and SG Austin Rivers have agreed on a three-year, $10 million deal, sources told ESPN. Rivers spent the past two playoff seasons with the Houston Rockets, and now he joins one of his father's former teams; Doc Rivers played for the Knicks from 1992 to 1994.


6:01 p.m. ET: The Memphis Grizzlies announced that they have re-signed SG De'Anthony Melton to a four-year, $35 million deal. Melton will continue to serve as a connector on offense who is active defensively and on rebounds.


4:44 p.m. ET: Forward Jayson Tatum has agreed to a five-year contract extension worth up to $195 million with the Boston Celtics, a source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Tatum, the No. 3 overall pick in 2017, averaged a career-high 23.4 points per game last season to help the Celtics reach the Eastern Conference finals for the third time in the past four seasons.


4:36 p.m. ET: Former Milwaukee Bucks forward/guard Sterling Brown has agreed to a one-year deal with the Houston Rockets, sources confirmed to ESPN. Brown, 25, will sign for the veterans minimum to provide wing depth for the Rockets. He averaged 5.2 points and 3.1 rebounds in three seasons for the Bucks.


4:19 p.m. ET: The Detroit Pistons are trading center Tony Bradley to the Philadelphia 76ers for guard Zhaire Smith, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Bradley was acquired by the Pistons last week in a trade with the Utah Jazz.


3:08 p.m. ET: Center Willie Cauley-Stein has agreed to a two-year, $8.2 million deal to return to the Dallas Mavericks, ESPN has confirmed. The former No. 6 overall pick was acquired by the Mavericks in a trade with the Golden State Warriors in January.


2:25 p.m. ET: Restricted free agent Bogdan Bogdanovic has signed a four-year, $72 million offer sheet with the Atlanta Hawks, ESPN has confirmed. The Sacramento Kings have 48 hours to match the offer sheet. Otherwise Bogdanovic, who averaged 15.1 points per game last season, will join the Hawks.


1:27 p.m. ET: Restricted free-agent forward Jontay Porter has agreed to a three-year, $6M deal to stay with the Memphis Grizzlies, agents Mark Bartelstein and Andy Shiffman of Priority Sports told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Porter was signed by the Grizzlies as an undrafted free agent on March 8, days before the league shut down because of the coronavirus pandemic, and has yet to make his NBA debut.


1:21 p.m. ET: Center Damian Jones has agreed to a two-year deal with the Phoenix Suns, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Jones spent the first three seasons of his career with the Golden State Warriors, winning championships in 2017 and 2018, before he was traded to the Atlanta Hawks last summer.


12:48 p.m. ET: Guard Kent Bazemore has agreed to a one-year deal with the Golden State Warriors, his agent, Austin Walton, told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Bazemore began his career with the Warriors after going undrafted in 2012 and was traded to the Los Angeles Lakers in 2014.


12:15 p.m. ET: Free agent Torrey Craig has reached agreement on a deal with the Milwaukee Bucks, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The Denver Nuggets pulled a qualifying offer on the forward on Saturday. Craig spent three seasons in Denver and averaged 5.4 points and 3.3 rebounds per game last season.


12:10 p.m. ET: Utah Jazz All-Star guard Donovan Mitchell has agreed to a five-year, $195 million designated rookie max extension, his agents, Ty Sullivan and Austin Brown, told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.


11:48 a.m. ET: Harry Giles has agreed to a one-year deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, a source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.


11:47 a.m. ET: Bryn Forbes has agreed to a two-year deal to join the Milwaukee Bucks, his agent, Mike Lindeman, told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Forbes departs San Antonio, where he played his first four seasons, averaging 8.9 points per game and shooting 40% from 3-point range in his Spurs career.

Nov. 21 updates

11:27 p.m. ET: Serge Ibaka has agreed to a two-year deal worth $19 million to play for the LA Clippers, a source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Ibaka will join former teammate Kawhi Leonard in Los Angeles. The pair won an NBA championship with the Toronto Raptors in 2019.


10:25 p.m. ET: ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that guard Jevon Carter has agreed to a three-year deal worth $11.5 million to return to the Phoenix Suns. Carter was acquired in a trade from the Memphis Grizzlies in 2019 and played his way into a key reserve role with the Suns. The former Texas Tech star averaged 4.9 points and 2.0 rebounds last season.


9:39 p.m. ET: Guard Jeff Teague has agreed to a one-year deal to play with the Boston Celtics, sources confirmed to ESPN. The deal was first reported by the Boston Globe. Teague, 32, split time with the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Atlanta Hawks last season, averaging 10.9 points and 5.2 rebounds in 59 games.


8:41 p.m. ET: Center Nerlens Noel has agreed to a one-year deal worth $5 million to join the New York Knicks, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported. Noel, a key reserve with the Oklahoma City Thunder the past two seasons, averaged 7.4 points and 4.9 rebounds per game last season.


8:20 p.m. ET: Guard Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has agreed to a three-year deal worth $40 million to return to the Los Angeles Lakers, sources confirmed to ESPN. The deal was first reported by The Athletic. Caldwell-Pope, 27, was a key starter for the champion Lakers, averaging 10.7 points per game and shooting 37.8% from 3-point range in the playoffs.


8:13 p.m. ET: Forward Wes Iwundu has agreed to a deal to join the Dallas Mavericks, sources confirmed to ESPN. The deal was first reported by The Athletic. Iwundu, 25, played his first three seasons for the Orlando Magic, averaging 4.8 points per game in 182 career games.


7:59 p.m. ET: Guard Brad Wanamaker has agreed to a one-year deal worth $2.25 million to play with the Golden State Warriors, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported. Wanamaker, a key reserve with Boston Celtics the past two seasons, is expected to see some significant minutes as Steph Curry's backup.


7:48 p.m. ET: Center Tristan Thompson has agreed to a deal to join the Boston Celtics worth $19 million for two seasons, sources confirmed to ESPN. The deal was first reported by Yahoo Sports. Thompson, 29, has played his entire career with the Cavaliers and averaged 12.0 points and 10.1 rebounds last season.


7:26 p.m. ET: Guard Denzel Valentine has agreed to return to the Chicago Bulls on a one-year deal by signing his qualifying offer, worth $4.6 million. In 170 career games with the Bulls, the 27-year old has averaged 7.8 points and 3.6 rebounds per game.

5:46 p.m. ET: The Denver Nuggets have pulled the qualifying offer on forward Torrey Craig, which allows him to become an unrestricted free agent, a source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Craig, who played 172 games in three seasons with the Nuggets, tweeted, "No love".


5:32 p.m. ET: Carmelo Anthony has agreed to a one-year deal to remain with the Portland Trail Blazers, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Anthony signed with Portland in November after being out of the league for more than a year following his 10-game stint with the Houston Rockets in 2018-19.


5:20 p.m. ET: Guard Elfrid Payton has agreed to one-year, $5 million deal with the New York Knicks, agents Aaron Mintz and Ty Sullivan of CAA Basketball told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Payton averaged 10.0 points and 7.2 assists per game for New York last season.


4:53 p.m. ET: Forward Paul Millsap has agreed to a one-year, $10 million deal to return to the Denver Nuggets, his agent, DeAngelo Simmons, told The Athletic. Millsap's return helps shore up Denver's rotation, which took a hit when Jerami Grant agreed to sign with the Detroit Pistons.


4:29 p.m. ET: Guard Rajon Rondo has agreed to a two-year, $15 million contract with the Atlanta Hawks, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The Hawks are determined to improve defensively in their backcourt rotation, bringing on Rondo and Kris Dunn on two-year deals.


3:39 p.m. ET: Pat Connaughton has agreed to a three-year deal worth $16 million to return to the Milwaukee Bucks, agents Jeff Schwartz and Jordan Gertler told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Milwaukee has numerous moving parts on multiple fronts, so Connaughton's deal -- previously reported to be for two years -- was reshaped to stay with Milwaukee.


3:05 p.m. ET: Guard Rajon Rondo said goodbye to the Los Angeles Lakers in an Instagram post Saturday, ending a two-year run in Los Angeles that included an NBA title this past season. Rondo declined his $2.6 million player option for 2020-21 earlier this week.


3:00 p.m. ET: Guard Raul Neto has agreed to a one-year deal for the veterans minimum with the Washington Wizards, ESPN has confirmed. Neto, 28, has averaged 4.9 points and 1.9 assists per game in five seasons with the Utah Jazz and Philadelphia 76ers.


2:57 p.m. ET: Nomadic forward Jeff Green is set to join his 10th team in 13 seasons, agreeing to a one-year veterans minimum deal with the Brooklyn Nets. Green will be reunited with Kevin Durant; the two were teammates with the Seattle SuperSonics and Oklahoma City Thunder for the first three-plus seasons of their careers.


2:47 p.m. ET: Forward Gary Clark has agreed to a two-year, $4.1 million deal to stay with the Orlando Magic, a source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Clark played 25 games for Orlando last season after being waived by the Houston Rockets.


2:12 p.m. ET: Forward Jae Crowder, who split the previous season between the Memphis Grizzlies and Miami Heat, is on the move again, agreeing to a three-year, $30 million deal with the Phoenix Suns, according to multiple reports. Phoenix will be Crowder's sixth stop since the start of the 2016-17 season.


2:02 p.m. ET: Guard Avery Bradley has agreed to leave the Los Angeles Lakers for the Miami Heat on a two-year, $11.6 million deal, his agent, Charles Briscoe, told The Athletic. Bradley, 29, started 44 games for the Lakers before opting out of playing in the NBA bubble in Orlando, Florida, citing family concerns.


1:28 p.m. ET: Gordon Hayward, who declined his $34.2 million player option with the Boston Celtics earlier this week, has agreed to a four-year, $120 million deal with the Charlotte Hornets, agent Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Hayward signed an offer sheet with Charlotte in 2014 as a restricted free agent, but the Utah Jazz matched and kept him. This time, Charlotte gets Hayward.

What Hayward's deal means for the Hornets and Celtics


12:46 p.m. ET: Guard Fred VanVleet has agreed to a four-year, $85 million deal to return to the Toronto Raptors, with a player option in the final year, ESPN has confirmed.


12:16 p.m. ET: Guard D.J. Augustin has agreed to a three-year, $21 million deal with the Milwaukee Bucks, a source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Augustin, a 12-year veteran, spent the past four seasons with the Orlando Magic.


12:15 p.m. ET: Forward Bobby Portis has agreed to a two-year, $7.5 million deal with the Milwaukee Bucks, his agent, Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports, told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Portis became a free agent when the New York Knicks declined his $15 million team option earlier this week.


11:15 a.m. ET: Guard Kris Dunn has agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal with the Atlanta Hawks, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The second year is a player option. Dunn became an unrestricted free agent when the Chicago Bulls declined to extend him a qualifying offer earlier this week.


10:22 a.m. ET: Forward Maurice Harkless has agreed to a one-year, $3.6 million deal with the Miami Heat, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Harkless, who was traded from the LA Clippers to the New York Knicks in February, turned down more lucrative deals for a chance to play a prominent role with the defending Eastern Conference champions -- and reenter a more cash-flush free-agent marketplace in 2021.


9:57 a.m. ET: As part of the four-team trade that is an expansion of the Bucks-Pelicans deal that sent Jrue Holiday to Milwaukee, the Oklahoma City Thunder -- who are sending Steven Adams to New Orleans -- will receive George Hill, Darius Miller, a 2023 protected first-round pick (via Denver) and second-round picks in 2023 (via Charlotte) and 2024 (via Washington), sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Trade grades: Who wins the four-team deal?


9:12 a.m. ET: Restricted free agent Jakob Poeltl is finalizing a three-year deal worth nearly $27 million to stay with the San Antonio Spurs, his agent, Mike Tellem, told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.


2:18 a.m. ET: Forward JaMychal Green has agreed to a two-year, $15 million deal with the Denver Nuggets, with a player option in the second season, league sources confirmed to ESPN. The deal was first reported by The Athletic. Green, a key reserve for the LA Clippers last season, averaged 7.3 points and 6.3 rebounds per game in 87 games for the Clippers.


2:04 a.m. ET: Center Robin Lopez has agreed to a deal with the Washington Wizards, sources confirmed to ESPN. Lopez, who averaged 5.4 points per game last season, declined his $5 million player option with the Milwaukee Bucks earlier in the week.


2:03 a.m. ET: Forward James Ennis III has agreed to a deal to return to the Orlando Magic, sources confirmed to ESPN. The deal was first reported by The Athletic. Ennis, 30, averaged 8.5 points per game for the Magic after being dealt from the Philadelphia 76ers at the trade deadline.


1:50 a.m. ET: Forward Derrick Jones Jr. has agreed to a two-year, $19 million deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, league sources confirmed to ESPN. Jones, the 2020 Slam Dunk Contest champion, averaged 8.5 points per game for the Eastern Conference champion Miami Heat last season.


1:26 a.m. ET: The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed in principle to trade Steven Adams to the New Orleans Pelicans as part of a multiteam deal, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The Pelicans are expected to send a 2023 first-round pick and multiple second-round picks to the Thunder.


1:03 a.m. ET: ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that in a three-team deal, the Dallas Mavericks will get James Johnson from the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Detroit Pistons will receive Delon Wright from the Mavericks, and Oklahoma City will receive Trevor Ariza, Justin Jackson and a future draft pick.

Trade grades: Who wins the Mavericks-Thunder-Pistons deal?


12:41 a.m. ET: ESPN confirms that forward Jerami Grant has agreed to a three-year, $60 million deal with the Detroit Pistons. The deal was first reported by The Athletic. Grant, 26, averaged 12.0 points per game in his lone season with the Denver Nuggets last year. He'll be reunited in Detroit with fellow former Denver big man Mason Plumlee, who agreed to a deal with the Pistons earlier Friday.

Nov. 20 updates

11:39 p.m. ET: ESPN's Zach Lowe reported that forward Justin Holiday has agreed to a three-year deal worth $18 million to return to the Indiana Pacers. Holiday, 31, averaged 8.3 points per game and 40.5% from 3-point range for the Pacers in his lone season with the franchise.


11:02 p.m. ET: Guard Wesley Matthews is signing a one-year, $3.6 million deal to join the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers, sources confirmed to ESPN. The deal was first reported by The Athletic. Matthews, who spent last season with the Milwaukee Bucks, has shot 38.1% from 3-point range in his 11-year career.


10:59 p.m. ET: Forward Marcus Morris Sr. has agreed to a four-year, $64 million deal to remain with the LA Clippers, a source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Morris played 19 regular-season games with the Clippers last season, averaging 10.1 points per game, after he was acquired from the New York Knicks in a trade in February.


10:13 p.m. ET: Forward Christian Wood has agreed to a three-year, $41 million deal with the Houston Rockets, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The detail is expected to be a sign-and-trade with the Detroit Pistons, for whom Wood emerged as a top option after they traded Andre Drummond. Wood averaged 22.6 points and 9.8 rebounds in his final 14 games before the league's shutdown in March.


10:05 p.m. ET: Guard Garrett Temple has agreed to a one-year, $5 million deal with the Chicago Bulls, agent Mark Bartelstein told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Temple averaged 10.3 points per game in 62 appearances for the Brooklyn Nets, who declined his team option earlier this week.


10:00 p.m. ET: Guard Joe Harris has agreed to a four-year, $75 million deal to return to the Brooklyn Nets, his agent, Mark Bartelstein, told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Just hours before free agency began, Nets general manager Sean Marks said Brooklyn's priority was to retain Harris. "Joe is an intricate piece to the program here -- not only what he does and what everybody sees on the court, but it's off the court as well," Marks said.


9:55 p.m. ET: Guard Alec Burks has agreed to a one-year, $6 million deal with the New York Knicks, agent Alex Saratsis told ESPN's Zach Lowe and Adrian Wojnarowski. Burks averaged a career-high 15.0 points per game last season, which he split between the Golden State Warriors and Philadelphia 76ers.


9:52 p.m. ET: Forward Davis Bertans has agreed to a five-year, $80 million deal to return to the Washington Wizards, his agent, Arturs Kalnitis, told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal includes an early-termination option after the fourth year. Bertans, who opted out of the NBA's restart in July, averaged 15.4 points per game last season and shot 42.3% from 3-point range.


9:43 p.m. ET: Reigning Sixth Man of the Year Montrezl Harrell is planning to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers for two years and $19 million, agent Rich Paul told ESPN. The second year of the deal is a player option. Harrell averaged 18.6 points and 7.1 rebounds per game for the LA Clippers last season.


9:27 p.m. ET: Restricted free agent Malik Beasley has agreed to a four-year, $60 million deal to remain with the Minnesota Timberwolves, a source confirmed to ESPN's Bobby Marks. The deal, which includes a team option in the fourth year, was first reported by The Athletic. Beasley averaged 20.7 points in 14 games with the Timberwolves after he was acquired from the Denver Nuggets in a trade in February.


9:05 p.m. ET: Guard Trey Burke has agreed to a three-year deal in the $10 million range to re-sign with the Dallas Mavericks, sources told ESPN's Tim MacMahon. The Mavs made re-signing Burke a priority after he averaged 12.0 points and 3.8 assists during the season restart in Florida.


9:05 p.m. ET: Forward Anthony Gill has agreed to a two-year deal with the Washington Wizards, agent Sean Kennedy of Excel Sports Management told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Gill, who went undrafted out of Virginia in 2016, played with Khimki of the VTB United League last season.


8:35 p.m. ET: Forward Rodney Hood is returning to the Portland Trail Blazers on a two-year, $21 million deal, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The second year of the deal is non-guaranteed. Hood hasn't played since Dec. 6, when he tore his left Achilles tendon, but is expected to be ready for the start of training camp next month.


8:32 p.m. ET: Center Dwight Howard has agreed to a one-year deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, his agent, Charles Briscoe, confirmed to ESPN. The deal is for the veterans minimum of $2.6 million, league sources told ESPN's Bobby Marks. Earlier Friday, Howard, who helped the Los Angeles Lakers win the 2020 NBA championship, tweeted, "I'm staying right where I belong. Laker nation I love y'all. Purple and gold never gets old." He quickly deleted the tweet.

8:30 p.m. ET: Forward Danilo Gallinari is finalizing a three-year, $61.5 million contract with the Atlanta Hawks, his agent, Michael Tellem of CAA Sports, told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Gallinari averaged 18.7 points per game and shot 40.5% from 3-point range for the Oklahoma City Thunder last season.


8:17 p.m. ET: Forward Josh Jackson is finalizing a deal with the Detroit Pistons, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Jackson, 23, was selected No. 4 overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 2017 draft. He spent last season with Memphis, splitting the season between the G League and the Grizzlies.


7:41 p.m. ET: ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that there has been an aggressive early pursuit of Toronto Raptors center Serge Ibaka by contenders in both conferences. The Raptors have strong interest in keeping Ibaka as well.


7:41 p.m. ET: Center Derrick Favors has agreed to a three-year deal worth nearly $30 million to return to the Utah Jazz, a source confirmed to ESPN. The deal was first reported by The Athletic. Favors played nearly nine seasons in Utah before being traded to the New Orleans Pelicans last summer.


7:38 p.m. ET: Guard De'Aaron Fox has agreed to a five-year, $163 million extension with the Sacramento Kings, his agent, Chris Gaston, confirmed to ESPN. The agreement was first reported by The Athletic. Fox's deal could be worth as much as $195.6 million if he meets the NBA's "Rose Rule" criteria by winning MVP or Defensive Player of the Year or being named to an All-NBA team.


7:25 p.m. ET: Guard Jordan Clarkson has agreed to a four-year, $52 million deal with the Utah Jazz, his agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Clarkson averaged 15.6 PPG in 42 games with the Jazz last season after being acquired in a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers.


7:10 p.m. ET: Forward Patrick Patterson is returning to the LA Clippers on a one-year deal, his agent, Sam Goldfeder of Excel Sports Management, told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Patterson averaged 4.9 points and 2.6 rebounds in 59 games for the Clippers in 2019-20.


7:04 p.m. ET: Center Jahlil Okafor has agreed to a two-year deal with the Detroit Pistons, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The former No. 3 overall pick spent the past two seasons with the New Orleans Pelicans, averaging 8.2 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.


6:54 p.m. ET: Guard Dwayne Bacon has agreed to a two-year deal with the Orlando Magic, his agent confirmed to ESPN. The deal was first reported by Yahoo Sports. Orlando will have 12 players under contract and be $11.5 million under the luxury tax line after Bacon signs, according to ESPN's Bobby Marks.


6:44 p.m. ET: Center Mason Plumlee has agreed to a three-year, $25 million deal with the Detroit Pistons, his agent, Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports, told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Plumlee averaged 7.2 PPG and 5.2 RPG in 61 games for the Denver Nuggets in 2019-20.


6:38 p.m. ET: One free-agent center drawing attention from multiple teams is DeMarcus Cousins, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The four-time All-Star missed the entire 2019-20 season after he tore his ACL in preseason workouts. He was waived by the Los Angeles Lakers in February.


6:31 p.m. ET: Forward/center Drew Eubanks has agreed to a three-year contract to stay with the San Antonio Spurs, his agent, James Dunleavy of Excel Sports Management, told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Eubanks has averaged 3.3 PPG in 45 games the past two seasons in San Antonio.


6:22 p.m. ET: Real Madrid guard Facundo Campazzo has agreed to a two-year deal with the Denver Nuggets, his agent, Alex Saratsis, told ESPN. The 5-foot-11 inch Campazzo was an All-ACB league first-team selection the past two seasons.


6:04 p.m. ET: Boston Celtics forward Gordon Hayward, who declined his $34.2 million player option for 2020-21 on Thursday, is "open-minded about a lot of places," ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported. There are multiple sign-and-trade options available to Hayward, in addition to signing outright with the Atlanta Hawks or New York Knicks or returning to the Celtics.


6:04 p.m. ET: Center Meyers Leonard told the Associated Press that he is re-signing with the Miami Heat. Leonard's two-year deal with Miami is worth nearly $20 million, CAA Sports agents Aaron Mintz and Dave Spahn told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.


6:01 p.m. ET: Miami Heat point guard Goran Dragic announced on Twitter that he is re-signing with the Heat.


3:43 p.m. ET: The draft-night deal that sent No. 30 pick Desmond Bane to the Memphis Grizzlies has expanded to involve a third team. The Portland Trail Blazers will get Enes Kanter from the Boston Celtics, and Mario Hezonja goes from Portland to Memphis, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Kanter returns to the Blazers, with whom he had a terrific stretch after signing as a buyout free agent in 2019, averaging 13.1 points and 8.6 rebounds in 23 games.

Kanter trade grades: Who wins the three-way Boston-Portland-Memphis deal?


12:50 p.m. ET: Just hours before free agency is set to begin, Nets general manager Sean Marks said Brooklyn's priority is to retain shooting guard Joe Harris. Several teams, including the Atlanta Hawks, are interested in signing Harris, league sources told ESPN.


11:23 p.m. ET: Although All-NBA forward Anthony Davis is on course to agree on a new deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, no formal commitment is expected to come in the immediate days after the start of free agency Friday, sources told ESPN.

Nov. 19 updates

7:42 p.m. ET: The NBA has opened an investigation focused on the trade between the Milwaukee Bucks and Sacramento Kings that centered on Bogdan Bogdanovic going to the Eastern Conference in a sign-and-trade deal, sources told ESPN's Malika Andrews. In a report, the two teams agreed to the transaction -- including a contract that was set with Bogdanovic -- nearly four days before the start of free agency. Bogdanovic has now stated that he plans to proceed to restricted free agency on Friday.


5:55 p.m. ET: Gordon Hayward opted out of his $34 million contract with the Boston Celtics for the 2020-21 season, making him an unrestricted free agent beginning at 6 p.m. Friday, league sources told ESPN's Tim Bontemps. Hayward averaged 17.5 points, 6.4 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 52 games for the Celtics last season.


5:49 p.m. ET: The Utah Jazz are trading Ed Davis and two 2023 second-round picks to the New York Knicks, sources told ESPN's Brian Windhorst and Adrian Wojnarowski. The Jazz save $5 million in salary for 2020-21. Utah is working to re-sign Jordan Clarkson, and extensions are on the horizon for Donovan Mitchell and Rudy Gobert. The Knicks get the picks to take on the salary.


5:42 p.m. ET: The Boston Celtics have picked up Semi Ojeleye's team option for the 2020-21 season, league sources told ESPN's Tim Bontemps. Ojeleye's contract for next season remains non-guaranteed until Saturday, when it becomes fully guaranteed at $1.75 million. Separately, the Celtics announced that they have extended qualifying offers to both of their two-way players from last season: guard Tremont Waters and center Tacko Fall.


5:01 p.m. ET: The Golden State Warriors are nearing a deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder to acquire Kelly Oubre Jr., sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The Warriors will absorb Oubre's $14.4 million salary into their $17.2 million trade exception once the deal is complete.


4:43 p.m. ET: The New York Knicks are declining the $1.7 million team option on Theo Pinson, league sources told ESPN's Bobby Marks.


4:26 p.m. ET: The Phoenix Suns are declining the $5.2 million team option on Frank Kaminsky, a source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Kaminsky will become an unrestricted free agent.


4:10 p.m. ET: Boston Celtics center Enes Kanter has opted into his $5 million contract for the 2020-21 season, a league source told ESPN's Tim Bontemps. Separately, Boston has declined a qualifying offer to guard Brad Wanamaker, making him an unrestricted free agent, a source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.


3:13 p.m. ET: The Detroit Pistons are trading Khyri Thomas and Tony Snell to the Atlanta Hawks for Dewayne Dedmon, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.


2:52 p.m. ET: The Brooklyn Nets are declining Garrett Temple's option for the 2020-21 season, a source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The veteran guard, who averaged 10.3 points in 62 games last season, will become a free agent.


2:50 p.m. ET: Houston Rockets guard Austin Rivers has decided to opt out of his contract to become an unrestricted free agent, a source told the Undefeated's Marc J. Spears. Rivers averaged 8.8 points and 1.7 assists per game last season in a backup role.


1:45 p.m. ET: Guard Tim Hardaway Jr. is exercising his $19 million player option to return to the Dallas Mavericks in 2020-21, a source told ESPN's Tim MacMahon. Hardaway averaged 15.8 points per game and shot 39.8% from 3-point range last season.


1:30 p.m. ET: The New York Knicks have declined the $15.75 million team option on forward Bobby Portis and the $1.7 million team option on guard Theo Pinson. New York also waived guards Elfrid Payton and Wayne Ellington and center Taj Gibson, all of whom had partially guaranteed contracts for 2020-21. The moves free up $40 million in cap space for the Knicks.


12:29 p.m. ET: Forward Mike Muscala has exercised his $2.28 million player option to return to the Oklahoma City Thunder this season, a source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Muscala averaged 4.8 points per game and shot 37.8% from 3-point range last season.


11:39 a.m. ET: Kelly Olynyk of the Miami Heat has exercised his $13.6 million player option for the 2020-21 season, a source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. In his third season in Miami, Olynyk mostly came off the bench as a floor-spacing big man, averaging 8.2 points and 4.6 rebounds per game, with 40.6% shooting from the 3-point line.

Nov. 18 updates

11:58 p.m. ET: The LA Clippers and the Brooklyn Nets have swapped picks in the second round of the 2020 NBA draft. The Clippers received the No. 55 pick (Jay Scrubb), and the Nets got No. 57 (Reggie Perry).


11:51 p.m. ET: The Houston Rockets have dealt for the No. 52 pick in the 2020 NBA draft (Kenyon Martin Jr.) from the Sacramento Kings in exchange for a 2021 second-round pick and cash considerations.


11:31 p.m. ET: The New Orleans Pelicans are trading the No. 42 pick in the 2020 NBA draft (Nick Richards) to the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for future considerations.


11:24 p.m. ET: The Memphis Grizzlies are sending the No. 40 pick of the 2020 NBA draft and a 2022 second-round pick to the Sacramento Kings for the No. 35 pick in the 2020 NBA draft (Xavier Tillman Sr.).


11:24 p.m. ET: The Utah Jazz have traded up to acquire the No 39 pick (Elijah Hughes) of this year's draft from the New Orleans Pelicans for a future second-round pick.


11:19 p.m. ET: The Oklahoma City Thunder have acquired the No. 37 pick in the 2020 NBA draft (Vit Krejci) from the Washington Wizards for the No. 53 pick in this year's draft (Cassius Winston) and a future second-round pick.


11:11 p.m. ET: The Dallas Mavericks have dealt Seth Curry to the Philadelphia 76ers for Josh Richardson and the No. 36 pick in the 2020 NBA draft (Tyler Bey), a source told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Trade Grades: Who wins the Seth Curry-Josh Richardson deal?


11:01 p.m. ET: The LA Clippers will get the No. 33 pick in the 2020 NBA draft (Daniel Oturu) from the New York Knicks in exchange for a 2023 second-round pick.


10:53 p.m. ET: The Memphis Grizzlies have acquired the No. 30 pick in the 2020 NBA draft (Desmond Bane) from the Boston Celtics for two future second-round picks.


10:37 p.m. ET: The Utah Jazz are sending Tony Bradley and the No. 38 pick in the 2020 NBA draft to the Detroit Pistons for future considerations and cash, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.


10:26 p.m. ET: The New Orleans Pelicans have dealt the No. 24 pick in the 2020 NBA draft (RJ Hampton) to the Denver Nuggets in exchange for a lottery-protected 2023 first-round pick.


10:23 p.m. ET: The New York Knicks are sending the No. 23 pick in the 2020 NBA draft (Leandro Bolmaro) to the Minnesota Timberwolves for the No. 25 (Immanuel Quickley, whose draft rights were acquired from the Oklahoma City Thunder in a separate deal) and No. 33 picks in the 2020 NBA draft, sources told ESPN's Brian Windhorst.


9:45 p.m. ET: The LA Clippers have dealt Landry Shamet to the Brooklyn Nets in a three-team deal that includes the Detroit Pistons. The Pistons will receive the No. 19 pick in the 2020 NBA draft (Saddiq Bey) along with Rodney McGruder and send Luke Kennard to LA, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Trade Grades: Who got the best of the Landry Shamet-Luke Kennard three-team deal?


9:32 p.m. ET: The Oklahoma City Thunder have dealt Ricky Rubio to the Minnesota Timberwolves for a package that includes the No. 17 pick in the 2020 NBA draft (Aleksej Pokusevski), sources told ESPN. The Thunder also sent the No. 25 (Immanuel Quickley, which was dealt to the Knicks) and No. 28 (Jaden McDaniels) picks in the 2020 NBA draft.

Trade Grades: Is Rubio's return to Minnesota good for Wolves?


7:27 p.m. ET: Sacramento Kings forward Bogdan Bogdanovic plans to enter restricted free agency at 6 p.m. ET Friday, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The Kings and Milwaukee Bucks hoped to bring Bogdanovic the framework of a sign-and-trade to negotiate a Bogdanovic contract with Milwaukee, but he will move into the marketplace to find an offer sheet or seek other sign-and-trade scenarios.

What the failed Bogdanovic trade means for the Bucks and Giannis


7:07 p.m. ET: The Detroit Pistons came into the offseason with $30 million in cap space, but after they acquired the No. 16 pick (Isaiah Stewart) and Trevor Ariza from the Houston Rockets, that number has essentially been sliced in half. One option remaining for the Pistons is re-signing free agent Christian Wood.


5:32 p.m. ET: The Philadelphia 76ers have dealt Al Horford to the Oklahoma City Thunder for Danny Green and Terrance Ferguson, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The Sixers also sent OKC a lightly protected 2025 first-round pick, the No. 34 pick in the 2020 NBA draft and the rights to Serbian point guard Vasilije Micic.

Trade Grades: Who wins the Al Horford-Danny Green deal?


3:15 p.m. ET: The Milwaukee Bucks have traded into the second round of the 2020 NBA draft, acquiring the No. 45 pick from the Orlando Magic for two future second-rounders.


9:17 a.m. ET: The New York Knicks are moving up in Wednesday's NBA draft, acquiring the Utah Jazz's pick at No. 23 in exchange for the No. 27 and No. 38 selections, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The Knicks now hold the No. 8 and No. 23 picks in Wednesday's draft, the first for the team under new president of basketball operations Leon Rose.

Nov. 17 updates

3:30 p.m. ET: Gordon Hayward and the Boston Celtics have agreed to push the deadline for Hayward's $34 million player option for the 2020-21 season from its original deadline of 5 p.m. ET Tuesday to 3 p.m. Thursday, league sources told ESPN.


12:55 p.m. ET: Portland Trail Blazers forward Rodney Hood is declining his $6 million player option and becoming a free agent, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Hood hasn't played since he tore his Achilles tendon on Dec. 6, 2019, but by the time the NBA season tips off on Dec. 22, he'll have had more than a year of recovery time, and he is expected to be able to play right away.


11:54 a.m. ET: Center Andre Drummond has told the Cleveland Cavaliers that he will exercise his $28.7 million contract option and stay with the team this season. Drummond was acquired by Cleveland in a surprising trade from the Detroit Pistons in February. He had been expected for months to pick up the option.

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1:08 a.m. ET: The Milwaukee Bucks are set to acquire Sacramento Kings SG Bogdan Bogdanovic in a sign-and-trade that would send SG Donte DiVincenzo and PFs Ersan Ilyasova and DJ Wilson to Sacramento, sources told ESPN. The Kings would also send SG Justin James to Milwaukee.

Dec. 21 is the deadline for NBA MVP PF Giannis Antetokounmpo to sign an extension with the Bucks.

Nov. 16 updates

11:37 p.m. ET: The New Orleans Pelicans are nearing completion of a trade with the Milwaukee Bucks that would send PGs Eric Bledsoe and George Hill, plus three future first-round picks and pick swaps, to New Orleans for SG Jrue Holiday, sources told ESPN.

Dec. 21 is the deadline for NBA MVP PF Giannis Antetokounmpo to sign an extension with the Bucks.

Who wins the Bucks-Pelicans deal?


11:26 p.m. ET: The Houston Rockets are finalizing a trade with the Portland Trail Blazers that would send SF Robert Covington to Portland for SF Trevor Ariza, a 2020 first-round pick (16th overall) and a 2021 first-round pick, sources told ESPN.

Covington was traded to Houston from the Minnesota Timberwolves in a midseason trade that involved Clint Capela. Ariza was traded to Portland from the Sacramento Kings in a midseason deal that involved Kent Bazemore. This deal will be completed after the draft.

Blazers-Rockets trade grades


8:57 p.m. ET: The trade sending All-Star PG Chris Paul and SF Abdel Nader to the Phoenix Suns and SF Kelly Oubre Jr., PG Ricky Rubio, PG Ty Jerome, SG Jalen Lecque and a 2022 first-round pick to the Oklahoma City Thunder is now official.


8:34 p.m. ET: Houston Rockets All-Star SG James Harden turned down an extension that would have paid him $50 million per year with Houston, and he made it clear to ownership that he prefers a trade to the Brooklyn Nets, sources told ESPN. The Rockets have yet to engage with the Nets in meaningful dialogue on a trade.


8:33 p.m. ET: The San Antonio Spurs announced that SF DeMar DeRozan has exercised his player option for the 2020-21 season. DeRozan has been with the Spurs since 2018, and he averaged more than 20 points per game for a seventh straight season in 2019-20.


7:54 p.m. ET: The Chicago Bulls will not extend a qualifying offer to SG Shaquille Harrison, which will make Harrison an unrestricted free agent this offseason. Harrison spent the past two seasons in Chicago.


5:05 p.m. ET: Milwaukee Bucks center Robin Lopez is declining his player option and will become a free agent this offseason. Lopez signed with Milwaukee last season to back up his twin brother, Brook Lopez.


1:24 p.m. ET: The Oklahoma City Thunder are finalizing a deal to send Chris Paul and Abdel Nader to the Phoenix Suns for Kelly Oubre Jr., Ricky Rubio, Ty Jerome, Jalen Lecque and a 2022 first-round pick, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

CP3 grades: What this means for Suns and Thunder


9:26 a.m. ET: The Detroit Pistons are trading guard Bruce Brown to the Brooklyn Nets for forward Dzanan Musa and a 2021 second-round pick, sources told ESPN.

The 2021 second-round pick will be via the Toronto Raptors, sources said.

Trade grades: Who wins the deal?

Nov. 15 updates

9:44 p.m. ET: In an expected move, Los Angeles Lakers PF Anthony Davis has declined the player option of the final year on his contract and will be a free agent this offseason, multiple sources told ESPN.

The Lakers will present several contract options to Davis and his representation.


5:27 p.m. ET: Houston Rockets SG James Harden has considered the Brooklyn Nets as a top trade destination, sources told ESPN.

Harden is a former teammate of Nets SF Kevin Durant from their time with the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the two have discussed the possibility of teaming up in Brooklyn with PG Kyrie Irving.

The Houston and Brooklyn front offices have yet to discuss a trade; Houston is telling teams it wants to "run it back" with Harden, and it is unclear how far Brooklyn is willing to go to get him.

Pelton: Exploring a Harden-to-Nets trade


11:08 a.m. ET: The Los Angeles Lakers are in advanced talks with the Oklahoma City Thunder on a trade for guard Dennis Schroder, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The deal is expected to include the Thunder acquiring the Lakers' pick at No. 28 in Wednesday's draft. Lakers guard Danny Green has been a focus of the discussions.

The trade can be completed at 12 p.m. ET Monday, as teams have been informed that the league's moratorium will end then, sources told ESPN.

Trade grades for the Schroder-Green deal

Nov. 11 update

11:43 a.m. ET: Houston Rockets All-Stars James Harden and Russell Westbrook have expressed concern about the direction of the franchise in the wake of the departures of head coach Mike D'Antoni and general manager Daryl Morey, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski and Tim MacMahon. Neither former MVP has requested a trade from Houston at this point.

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Nov. 10 update

8:30 p.m. ET: The Phoenix Suns have had discussions about acquiring Chris Paul from the Oklahoma City Thunder, sources told ESPN. Talks have been ongoing and continued to gather traction, but there is no deal imminent. The Thunder have given star players such as Paul George and Russell Westbrook input on trade destinations in the past and have shown a willingness to work with Paul on a trade now, sources said.

Would a Chris Paul trade be a good move for the Phoenix Suns?

Oct. 28 update

1:27 p.m. ET: Former Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey is finalizing a deal to become the Philadelphia 76ers' president of basketball operations, sources told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. A formal announcement is expected as soon as this week.

Oct. 23 update

6:55 p.m. ET: Miami Heat president Pat Riley said Friday that the team's goal this offseason is to "take care of the players that we have." That list includes free agents Goran Dragic, Jae Crowder, Meyers Leonard and Derrick Jones Jr. Miami also wants to remain flexible ahead of a 2021 free-agent class that could include superstars such as Giannis Antetokounmpo, Kawhi Leonard and Paul George.

All-Star Bam Adebayo is also extension-eligible as he enters the final year of his rookie deal.

"Once we get all the numbers and we get everything down, we get the schedule, we know when the dates are and what the rules are in everything, once we get all of that, we're going to remain fluid," Riley said. "And whatever presents itself to us, we'll look at it."

Next for Miami: The Bam decision and how to land another star

Oct. 21 updates

3 p.m. ET: During the introduction of Indiana Pacers coach Nate Bjorkgren, team president Kevin Pritchard discussed the biggest offseason question remaining for the franchise: the future of two-time All-Star Victor Oladipo, who can become an unrestricted free agent after next season.

"[Oladipo] feels good about the team. He's talked to me about how he thinks this team can be very good," Pritchard said. "We hear a lot of things, but until it comes to me, I don't really worry about that."

Oladipo is entering the final year of four-year, $85 million deal.

Marks: Next steps for the Pacers


11:34 a.m. ET: The Minnesota Timberwolves, who don't yet see a clear choice for their No. 1 overall pick in the NBA draft, are closely evaluating all situations, including trade scenarios, before coming up with a set plan on draft night, ESPN's Eric Woodyard reports.

"For us, we typically study the draft from 1 to whatever number we feel like is a draftable player," Timberwolves president of basketball operations Gersson Rosas said. "And we'll evaluate those guys for trade scenarios, trade back, trade out, for undrafted free-agent opportunities, for minor league opportunities, so we really beat up the draft board as much as can all the way up until the draft."

Minnesota also holds the 17th and 33rd picks in the Nov. 18 draft.

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Oct. 12 update

2:18 a.m. ET: Following the Los Angeles Lakers' title-clinching win over the Miami Heat in Game 6 of the NBA Finals, Anthony Davis addressed his impending free agency.

"I had a great time in L.A. this first year. This has been nothing but joy, nothing but amazement. Over the next couple of months, we'll figure it out. I mean, I'm not 100 percent sure, but that's why my agent [Rich Paul] is who he is, and we'll discuss it and figure it out," Davis said.

Davis is expected to opt out of his $28.8 million contract for 2020-21 and could receive $32.7 million next season if the salary cap stays at $109.1 million, according to ESPN's Bobby Marks.

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