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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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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Rajon Rondo agrees to 2-year, $15 million deal with Atlanta Hawks

from Paul Kasabian of B/R: Free-agent point guard Rajon Rondo has reportedly agreed to a two-year, $15 million contract with the Atlanta Hawks, per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium and Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports. The 34-year-old was an indispensable member of the Los Angeles Lakers‘ rotation during their postseason run to a 17th NBA title. He averaged 8.9 points, 6.6 assists, 4.3 rebounds and 1.4 steals per game off the bench for the team while shooting 40.0 percent from three-point range in the playoffs. Rondo, who has played 14 NBA seasons, was limited by injury last year…

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Gordon Hayward agrees to 4 year, $120 million deal with Charlotte Hornets

from Blecher Report’s Scott Polacek; Gordon Hayward‘s time with the Boston Celticsis over. The Charlotte Hornetsagreed to a deal with the forward on Saturday worth $120 million over four years, Hayward’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. This comes after Bartelstein told Wojnarowskithat his 30-year-old client opted out of his $34.2 million contract option with the Celtics and became an unrestricted free agent. Before he did that, there were trade rumors circulating involving Hayward. Ian Begley of SNY reported in October that members of the Indiana Pacers front office were interested in trading for him, while Kevin O’Connor of The Ringer (h/t RealGM) reported the…

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