Kawhi staying with Clippers

When Los Angeles Clippers not only declined his player option speculation began to swirl that his time in Clipperland was coming to an end. It was also listed in addition to opting out when he would also take meetings with other teams. All the speculation, rumors ( and in some cases, wishful thinking) can now be shut down. According to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes, Leonard is going to re-sign with the Clippers and terms are being worked out. Now while this is certainly great news for the Clippers organization and…

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Andre Iguodala signs with Warriors

From Adam Wells of B\R Andre Iguodala has found a new home after agreeing to a deal with the Golden State Warriors.  Iguodala told Jonathan Abrams of the New York Timeshe intends to sign a one-year deal with the Warriors that will allow him to end his career with the franchise:  “Who would have thought I’d have the opportunity to go back to the place where I was able to have, whatever you want to call it, legacy years, in terms of the accomplishments, winning multiple championships, the relationships that I was able to build…

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Bulls working on deal for DeMar DeRozan

The Chicago Bulls are apparently working on a sign-and-trade to acquire free agent DeMar DeRozan. The Bulls have already been active on the sign-and-trade market , engaging in such a transaction with the New Orleans Pelicans to acquire point guard Lonzo Ball. The Spurs are allegedly interested in Lauri Markkanen who is a restricted free agent.

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NBA Free Agency 2021 Day 1 Recap

Chris Paul and the Phoenix Suns will agree to a 4-year, $120 million contract. Jarrett Allen and the Cleveland Cavaliers will agree to a 5-year, $100 million contract. Kyle Lowry and the Miami Heat (via sign-and-trade) will agree to a 3-year, $90 million contract. Norman Powell and the Portland Trail Blazers will agree to a 5-year, $90 million contract. Lonzo Ball and the Chicago Bulls (via sign-and-trade) will agree to a 5-year, $85 million contract. Evan Fournier and the New York Knicks will agree to a 4-year, $78 million contract.…

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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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