Knicks sign former no.2 Kidd-Gilchrist

From the New York Knicks: NEW YORK, NY (November 28, 2020) – The New York Knicks announced today that the team has signed forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Terms of the deal were not disclosed. Kidd-Gilchrist, 6-6, 230-pounds, holds career averages of 8.4 points, 5.4 rebounds, 1.2 assists over 24.6 minutes in 446 career games (356 starts) over eight seasons with Charlotte and Dallas. He averaged 2.4 points and 2.7 rebounds over 11.2 minutes in 25 games with the Hornets and Mavericks last season. In 2013, he was named to the NBA’s All-Rookie…

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Kings reportedly agree to one year deal with Hassan Whiteside

from Tyler Conway of B/R: Hassan Whiteside and the Sacramento Kingsagreed to a one-year contract Wednesday, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Jason Anderson of the Sacramento Bee reported the deal will be for the veteran’s minimum, which will put Whiteside’s salary at $2.32 million for 2020-21. Whiteside spent last season in Portland after being traded by the Miami Heat, averaging 16.3 points, 14.2 rebounds and 3.1 blocks per game. His counting stats were perhaps the best of his career, and the Blazers were significantly betterwhen he was on the floor. The trade from Miami to Portland appeared to be a motivating…

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Rockets and Demarcus Cousins closing in on one-year deal

From cbssports.com: DeMarcus Cousins is nearing a one-year deal with the Houston Rockets, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Cousins will be paid the minimum on a non-guaranteed deal to play for a Houston team currently in line to pay the luxury tax for the first time under Tilman Fertitta. He missed the entire 2019-20 season recovering from a torn ACL, which came after injuries to both his quad and Achilles in his previous stints with the Golden State Warriors and New Orleans Pelicans, respectively.  The move appears to mark the end of Houston’s micro-ball experiment.…

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Avery Bradley inks two-year deal with the Heat

From nba.com: Free agent guard Avery Bradley has signed a two-year deal with the Miami Heat, the team announced on Monday. The veteran guard had been an integral part of the Los Angeles Lakers prior to the shutdown in March, coming off the bench for 8.6 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game. Bradley did not participate in the season restart in Orlando, opting out for family reasons. The 10-year veteran is known for his 3-point shooting and defensive ability. > Free Agent Tracker

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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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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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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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