Washington Post What’s the deal? Kawhi Leonard is heading to the Clippers on a 4-year, $140,790,600 deal. The contract is fully guaranteed with Leonard’s base salary starting at $32.7 million. Leonard would’ve been eligible for the 10-year experience Supermax next season, but elected to take the 4-year deal from the Clippers, opting for security over earnings. I’m sure seeing what KD went through after his torn Achilles affected Kawhi’s decision, and prompted him to get his
Getty Images What’s the deal? Adrian Wojnarowski reported that veteran Khris Middleton has decided to return to Milwaukee with a five-year, $178-million deal. Middleton, who was eligible to get $190 million max money, took less to help the Bucks bring back some of their core. What does Khris Middleton bring back to the Bucks? Middleton is coming off his first All-Star selection after emerging as the Bucks’ second best option next to the league MVP Giannis Antetokounmpo. He i
The Big Lead What’s the deal? Thompson agreed to a 5-year, $189,903,600 fully guaranteed deal to re-sign with the Warriors. His base salary starts at $32,742,000 next year and increases $2,619,360 every year of the deal according to Sportrac. Klay’s contract does not include a No Trade Clause or a player-option on the last year but does have a 15% trade kicker, exactly like the supermax Steph Curry signed in the summer of 2017. What does Thompson bring to the Warriors? Thom
Yahoo! Sports What’s the deal? Jeremy Lamb is off to the Indiana Pacers after agreeing to a three-year contract that was announced just after free agency began on July 1st. Lamb's three year $31.5 million deal gives him a new home in Indiana after the Charlotte Hornets declined to bring him back. What does Thompson bring to the Warriors? Lamb is a great fit for Indiana, their 18th ranked offense will be jump started by his aggressive wing play. Lamb will help first by improvi
Flurry Sports What’s the deal? Sam Amick provided the most significant tidbits about this contract, claiming that Barnes’ $85 million deal declines over each of its four years. The combo forward proved the decision to opt into free agency was a wise one. Furthermore, these regressing contracts are attractive should the time come for the Kings to sell high on Barnes. What does Barnes bring to the team? The former Tar Heel played some of his best basketball after a midseason tr
USA Today What’s the deal? Reports are that Cauley-Stein is joining the Golden State Warriors on a one year deal just over the minimum salary. He was a very solid player for the Kings last season, averaging 12 points and eight rebounds. The Warriors were devastated by the losses of Kevin Durant, Klay Thompson and to a much lesser extent DeMarcus Cousins. Despite this, they’ve done a great job retooling to make another playoff run. D'Angelo Russell and Cauley-Stein help round
Yahoo Sports What’s the deal? According to Adrian Wojnarowski, the Brooklyn Nets and DeAndre Jordan have agreed to a 4 year, $40 million deal. What does DeAndre Jordan bring to the Nets? Jordan is the third big signing the Nets completed on Sunday afternoon, with Kyrie Irving and Kevin Durant being the first two. This will be Jordan’s 12th season in the NBA and his fourth team. Throughout his career, Jordan has been an elite rebounder and has been effective at scoring at the
ClutchPoints What’s the deal? According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Kyrie Irving and the Brooklyn Nets agreed on a four year, $141* million deal. What does Kyrie Irving bring to Brooklyn? For the 2018-2019 season, the Nets had their young guard D’Angelo Russell put on a show, leading the team to their first playoff appearance since 2015. Now, the Nets put that aside and turn to Kyrie Irving to hopefully take the team to the next level. Irving is a six time All-Star, an NBA Champio
USA Today What are the deals? Woj has reported that the Boston Celtics have re-signed Daniel Theis using their early bird exception. His deal nets the center $10 million over two years. Danny Ainge was also able to land French big man Vincent Poirier. The 7-foot center will be signed using the minimum exception and is set to enter the NBA as a 26-year-old rookie. What do these bigs bring to the team? Theis played well during his rookie year but had his fair share of ups and d
Alex Menendez/GettyImages What's the deal? According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Miami has pulled off a massive four-team trade with the Philadelphia 76ers, Los Angeles Clippers, and Portland Trail Blazers to land Jimmy Butler in a sign-and-trade. Butler is now signed to the Heat on a four-year, $142 million max contract. To make the deal work, Miami had to give up Josh Richardson, Hassan Whiteside, and their 2023 first round pick. They’ve also received Meyers Leonard from the Tra
Mitchell Leff/Getty Images What's the deal? According to Adrian Wojnarowski, Tobias Harris has agreed to a five-year, $180 million contract to stay with the Philadelphia 76ers. After acquiring Harris at last February's trade deadline, the 76ers liked enough of what they saw to bring him back on a long-term deal. What does Harris bring to the team? Harris is an excellent complementary player around Joel Embiid and Ben Simmons; he doesn’t require the ball in his hands that much
Yahoo Sports What’s the deal? As expected, the Dallas Mavericks and Kristaps Porzingis solidify their young core, pairing him up with the reigning Rookie of the Year Luka Doncic. Although this signing was expected, it is still a big win for the franchise. Having two young superstars with MVP potential on the roster sets Dallas up for nearly a decade of success. After they traded for Porzingis’ expiring contract last season, it was expected the two sides would reach a long ter
Fox Sports Asia What’s the deal? Vucevic has returned to the Orlando Magic on a $100 million deal, according to Shams. Spotrac estimates the deal to begin around $22 million and gradually raise each season. So, what does this signing mean to a Magic team that is looking to make back-to-back playoff appearances? What does Nikola Vucevic bring to the team? At 28-years-old, Vucevic is in his prime. This showed by the center making his first All-Star game last season. Vuc put up
Yahoo! Sports What’s the deal 3 Years, $29 million unrestricted signing What does Aminu bring to the Magic? Aminu is a fine player. He’s carved out a career as a consistent starter despite only once averaging more than 10 points per game in a season. He tries hard on defense and rebounds pretty well - the move to a smaller league has helped Aminu, who has never shot well enough to be a small forward, but has worked on his three enough to be a passable stretch-four. Most teams
Stadium Astro What’s the deal 2 Years, $7 million unrestricted signing with Real Madrid What is Mirotic doing? Nikola Mirotic must really miss Spain. After making his mark in the Euroleague as a springboard to his NBA career, he’s headed back with head held high, not tail between his legs. Mirotic was a bit position-less early on in his NBA career, but the downsizing of the league turned him into a prototype stretch-four. Al-Farouq Aminu got three years and $29 million -- Mir
CBS Philly What’s the deal? Horford inked a 4-year, $109,000,000 deal with the 76ers. The contract is guaranteed for $97,000,000. What does Horford bring to the 76ers? Horford has been arguably the most versatile big man in the NBA for the past couple of years. He is able to get buckets in the low post and can also pop out to the three-point line, where he is a 36.8 percent career shooter. Defensively is where Horford really shines. He has very quick feet that allow him to
Heavy.com What’s the deal? The Boston Celtics just signed Enes Kanter to a two year, $10 million dollar deal. The storied franchise was in desperate need of a big-man after the Kemba Walker signing. Kanter steps into that role well. A solid offensive center with plenty to prove, he’ll fit right in with this Celtics team. What does Kanter bring to the team? After losing Horford to the 76ers, Boston was left with a deficiency at the center spot. Although not a good defender, Ka
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3 Years, $51 million unrestricted signing. What does Rubio bring to the Suns? After Phoenix turned their Isaiah Thomas-Goran Dragic-Eric Bledsoe point guard surplus into a barren wasteland, Rubio brings maturity and stability to the position. On a team full of score-first, defend-never players, Rubio’s pass-first mentality and consistent defensive focus are a welcome addition and, in many ways, a strong fit. What does this move mean for the Suns?
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D’Angelo Russell is headed to the Golden State Warriors via sign-and-trade with the Brooklyn Nets. The deal was first reported by Shams Charania, while the rest of the details were disclosed by Adrian Wojnarowski. Russell's contract is for four years and 117 million dollars. The Nets will be receiving a future first-round draft pick while also sending the Warriors two additional players in Shabazz Napier and Treveon Graham; the
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Derrick Rose and the Detroit Pistons have reached a contract agreement of two years, $15 million. The 30-year old point guard had a great showing last season with Minnesota and both sides hope this success continues next year. The Pistons are also looking to sign another point guard in addition to Rose, leaving Reggie Jackson’s future with the franchise in question. What does Rose bring to the team? Between Blake Griff