Marc Gasol reportedly to sign with Lakers

From nba.com: Former Defensive Player of the Year Marc Gasol is reportedly headed for L.A. to join the Lakers. Veteran big man Marc Gasol, who was drafted by the Lakers before his rights were traded to Memphis 12 years ago, is reportedly set to join L.A. for its title defense. Multiple reports indicate Gasol intends to sign a two-year deal at the $2.7 million veteran exception. Though the 35-year-old has seen a sharp drop in overall production — playing just 26.4 minutes per last season, down from 33.0 two seasons…

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Tatum gets $195 million maximum extension

From Adam Wells of B/R: After emerging as one of the best players in the NBA last season, Jayson Tatum has reportedly been rewarded with a contract extension from the Boston Celtics.  Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Tatum’s deal will be worth $195 million over five years. Wojnarowski provided more details: Tatum established himself as a go-to superstar for the Celtics in 2019-20. The Duke alum set career highs in scoring (23.4 points per game), rebounds (7.0 per game), assists (3.0 per game) and shot 40.3 percent from three-point range.  The Celtics originally owned the No. 1 pick in the…

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Donovan Mitchell and Utah Jazz agree on $195 million extension

Utah Jazz guard Donanvan Mitchell has agreed to a five-year $195 million designated rookie maximum extension. The 24-year-old was taken with the 13th pick in the 2017 NBA boasts career averages of 22.7 points and 4.0 assists per game and quickly displayed that he was more than capable filling the void created by the departure of Gordon Hayward in free agency that same offseason. He has increased his scoring in each of his forest three seasons, averaging 24.9 ppg last season. Mitchell also picked up his level of play in…

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Blazers and Harry Giles agree on one-year deal

The Portland Trail Blazers and agent Harry Giles have agreed one a one-year deal, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Highly touted as the number coming out of high school, a series of knee injuries have stymied what many thought would be an ascent to stardom. Last season in 46 appearances, including 17 starts, Giles averaged 6.9 points, 4.1 rebounds and 1.3 assists in just 14.5 minutes per contest.

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Warriors and Raptors interested in Marc Gasol

The Warriors and the Raptors are both interested in the services of Marc Gasol, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. It makes sense for the Raptors, as he helps mitigates the loss of Serge Ibaka , who agreed to a contract with the Clippers. For Golden State, Gasol’s unselfishness and passing ability would fit in quite well with the Warriors more egalitarian offensive system. At 35, the veteran big man still has some defensive abilities and if he actually looks at the basket and remembers he can score, he can provide…

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Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Lakers agree on three-year, $40 million deal

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has agreed to a three-year, $40 million deal to return to the Los Angeles Lakers, his agent, Rich Paul of Klutch Sports, told ESPN on Saturday. Caldwell-Pope re-signed with the Lakers in July 2019 on a two-year, $16.6 million deal that included an $8.5 million player option for the 2020-21 season, which he declined. With his 3-and-D skills, Caldwell-Pope was a valuable supporting player in the Lakers’ run to the NBA championship this past season. The guard shot a career-best 38.5% from 3-point range in the regular season and was…

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Serge Ibaka agrees to deal with Clippers

From Joseph Rucker of B/R: Veteran big man Serge Ibaka has agreed to join the Los Angeles Clippers, Shams Charania of Stadium and The Athletic reported Saturday night. Terms of the deal were not immediately available. Ibaka enjoyed a bit of a renaissance one season ago as the Toronto Raptors won an NBAchampionship. He averaged 15.0 points and 8.1 rebounds while shooting 52.9 percent from the floor. Head coach Nick Nurse decreased his role a bit in the playoffs, when teams are often relying on smaller lineups. Ibaka remained effective, though. He averaged 16.2 points and 10.3 rebounds per…

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Tristan Thompson agrees to 2-year, $19 million deal with the Boston Celtics

from The Boston Celtics suffered a big blow on Saturday when Gordon Hayward left to sign a massive four-year, $120 million deal with the Charlotte Hornets. Replacing a player of his caliber simply won’t be possible with the options left on the free agent market, but the Celtics have bounced back to some extent with a nice signing to boost their frontcourt depth.  Veteran big man Tristan Thompson will be joining the Celtics on a two-year, $19 million deal, according to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes. Thompson had spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Cleveland Cavaliers,…

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Chris Bosh was not too happy with how Lebron James informed him he was leaving the Heat

Bosh was initially hurt by James’ decision to leave South Beach but the two have since reconciled from Chris Bengel of cbssports.com LeBron James has made several big decisions when it comes to free agency during his NBA career. Not all of those choices have landed well with teammates. When James was leaving the Miami Heat to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers in 2014, teammate Chris Boshwasn’t exactly thrilled with the method in which he heard the news. In an appearance on the “All the Smoke” podcast with Matt Barnes and Stephen Jackson, Bosh revealed that he…

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Carmelo Anthony agrees on deal to return to Portland

According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania , Carmelo Anthony will be suiting for another season in Portland. The ten-time all-star was signed by the Blazers last November that was seen as a move that would give Melo some sort of farewell tour. However Anthony proved that he was not done , as he averaged 15.4 points per contest, and gave the Blazers desperately needed offence in the form of a third scorer.

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