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NBA Free Agency Tracker: Rumors, news, deals and signings

NBA Free Agency Tracker: Rumors, news, deals and signings

The 2018 NBA free agency season is in full swing, with superstar players signing with news teams for bigger contracts and better deals.

Free agency begins at midnight on 12:01 a.m. ET Sunday, July 1. Players cannot officially sign contracts until noon on Friday, July 6.

The biggest fish in the 2018 NBA Free Agency pool is LeBron James, who is expected to opt-out of his deal in Cleveland and will pick from a short list of potential suitors. UPDATE: He's headed to the Lakers, and here's why that's a good thing for the Wizards.

Last Updated: 2:00 p.m. July 14


Players who signed with new teams:

Yogi Ferrell: Former Team: Mavericks. New Team: Kings. Two years, $6.2 million

DeMarcus Cousins: Former Team: Pelicans. New Team: Warriors. One year, $5.3 million.

Seth Curry: Former Team: Mavericks. New Team: Trail Blazers. Two years, $2.75 million guaranteed in Year 1.

Julius Randle: Former Team: Lakers. New Team: Pelicans. Two years, $18 million.

Rajon Rondo: Former Team: Pelicans. New Team: Lakers. One year, $9 million.

Mike ScottFormer Team: Wizards. New Team: Clippers. One year.

JaVale McGee: Former Team: Warriors. New Team: Lakers. One year, $2.4 million

Lance Stephenson: Former Team: Pacers. New Team: Lakers. One year, $4.5 million

Mario Hezonja: Former Team: Magic. New Team: Knicks. One year, $6.5 million

LeBron James: Former Team: Cavaliers. New Team: Lakers. Four years, $154 million

Trevor Ariza: Former Team: Rockets. New Team: Suns. One year, $15 million

Marco Belinelli: Former Team: Sixers. New Team: Spurs. Two years, $12 million

Ed Davis: Former Team: Trail Blazers. New Team: Nets. One year, $4.4 million

Ersan Ilyasova: Former Team: Sixers. New Team: Bucks. Three years, $21 million

DeAndre Jordan: Former Team: Clippers. New Team: Mavericks. One year, $24.1 million

Doug McDermott: Former Team: Mavericks. New Team: Pacers: Three years, $22 million

Dwight Howard: Former Team: Hornets/Nets. New Team: Wizards: Two years, $11 million

Luc Mbah a Moute: Former Team: Rockets. New Team: Clippers: One year, $4.3 million

James Ennis: Former Team: Grizzlies/Pistons. New Team: Rockets: Two years, $3.4 million

Jeff Green: Former Team: Cavaliers. New Team: Wizards: One year, $2.5 million

Jabari Parker: Former Team: Bucks. New Team: Bulls: Two years, $40 million​​​​​​

Channing Frye: Former Team: Lakers. New Team: Cavaliers: One year, $2.4 million​


Players who re-signed with 2017-18 team

Marcus Smart, Celtics. Four years, $52 million

Aaron Gordon, Magic. Four years, $84 million

Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Lakers. One year, $12 million

Aron Baynes, Celtics. Two years, $11 million

Will Barton, Nuggets. Four years, $54 million

Kevin Durant, Warrior. Two years, $61.5 million

Paul George, Thunder. Four years, $137 million max

Joe Harris, Nets. Two years, $16 million

Jerami Grant, Thunder. Three years, $27 million

Nikola Jokic, Nuggets. Five years, $146.5 million max

Jusuf Nurkic, Trail Blazers. Four year, $48 million

Avery Bradley, Clippers. Two year, $25 million

Dante Exum, Jazz. Three year, $33 million

Chris Paul, Rockets. Four years, $160 million max

Fred VanVleet, Raptors. Two years, $18 million

Wayne Ellington, Heat. One year, $6.2 million


Rumors, news, and notes

NEWS (7/19): As part of a multi-team trade, the Oklahoma City Thunder send Carmelo Anthony and a protected 2022 first-round pick to the Atlanta Hawks in exchange for Dennis Schroder. 76ers Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot will be sent to Oklahoma City and Atlanta's Mike Muscala will be sent to the Philadelphia, who will recieve Justin Anderson in return. (Yahoo)

NEWS (7/19): Denver Nuggets rookie Michael Porter Jr. has undergone surgery on the lumbar spine, no timetable for return (Yahoo

NEWS (7/19): The Dallas Mavericks and Dirk Nowitzki plan to finalize a one-year, $5 million deal (Yahoo)

NEWS (7/18): After backing out of his contract with the Philadelphia Sixers on Tuesday, Nemanja Bjelica is planning to discuss a potential deal with the Sacramento Kings (Yahoo)

NEWS (7/18): The San Antonio Spurs officially acquire Demar Derozan, Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first round pick from the Toronto Raptors in exchange for Kawhi Leonard and Danny Green (NBA.com)

NEWS (7/14): Channing Frye returns to the Cleveland Cavaliers as a free agent. He was a part of their 2016 championship team (Yahoo Sports)

NEWS (7/14): Milwaukee rescinds Jabari Parker's deal leaving him to sign a two-year, $40 million contract with the Chicago Bulls (ESPN)

RUMOR (7/13): The Houston Rockets are "strong front-runners" to sign Carmelo Anthony. (CBS)

NEWS (7/13): Isaiah Thomas agrees to one-year, $2 million deal with the Denver Nuggets. (ESPN)

NEWS (7/13): The Brooklyn Nets trade Jermey Lin to the Atlanta Hawks. Atlanta will send Brooklyn a 2020 second-round pick via Portland and the rights to Isaia Cordinier, while the Nets will send the Hawks a 2025 second-round pick and the rights to swap picks in 2023. (ESPN

NEWS (7/12): Dwight Howard officially signed his two-year, $11 million deal with the Wizards (NBC Sports Washington)

NEWS (7/12): Wayne Ellington has agreed to reportedly stay with Heat, signing a one-year, $6.2 million deal. (ESPN)

RUMOR (7/11): The Knicks are mulling over what to do with a potential contract extension for Kristaps Porzingis. The team desperately wants to keep him, but are hesitant to give up the cap space needed to do so. (New York Post)

RUMOR (7/11): The Timberwolves are reportedly discussing a max contract extension for Karl Anthony Towns, with the intent to keep him in Minneapolis for the long haul. (The Athletic)

RUMOR (7/11): Serbian guard Milos Teodosic is expected to opt into his player option to remain with the Clippers. (EuroBasket)

NEWS (7/11): The Rockets have found a replacement for their small forward position, signing James Ennis to a two-year, $3.4 million deal. (Yahoo Sports)

RUMOR (7/10): Former Atlanta Hawks guard Damion Lee, who is engaged to Steph Curry's sister, has reportedly agreed to a two-way deal with the Warriors. (ESPN)

NEWS (7/10): The Spurs let Kyle Anderson walk, but are hanging on to restricted free agent Davis Bertans, signing him to a two-year, $14.5 million deal (Yahoo)

RUMOR (7/10): The Heat would like to trade beleaguered big-man Hassan Whiteside, but are having trouble doing so. (Miami Herald)

NEWS (7/10): The LA Clippers are bringing Luc Mbah a Moute back after a season away with the Rockets, by reportedly agreeing to a one-year, $4.3 million deal. (ESPN)

RUMOR (7/9): No longer a member of the Thunder, Carmelo Anthony is being made a top target by the Rockets, after the team let Luc Mbah a Moute and Trevor Ariza walk. (ESPN)

RUMOR (7/9): The Kings are showing great interest in both Rodney Hood and Marcus Smart, and have reportedly begun preparing an offer for the latter. (NBC Sports Boston)

NEWS (7/9): LeBron James has officially signed his four-year, $153 million deal with the Lakers. (Klutch Sports)

NEWS (7/6): To stay with the Trail Blazers, Jusuf Nurkic has reportedly agreed to four-year, $48 million deal. (ESPN)

RUMOR (7/5): The Timberwolves withdrew their qualifying offer to PF Nemanja Bjelica, who then reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with the 76ers. (ESPN) 

NEWS (7/3): Despite an injury, Clippers reportedly signed Avery Bradley to two-year, $25 million deal. (ESPN)

NEWS (7/3): Dante Exum has reportedly agreed to a three-year, $33 million deal to stay with the Jazz. (ESPN)

RUMOR (7/3): With many of their top frontcourt targets off the board, the Wizards have reportedly reached out to SF/PF Jeff Green, who played his collegiate career at Georgetown. (David Aldridge)

NEWS (7/2): In a shocking twist, DeMarcus Cousins has reportedly agreed to a one-year, $5.3 million deal with the Warriors. (ESPN)

NEWS (7/2): Seth Curry has reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with the Trail Blazers. He's guaranteed $2.75 million in Year 1 with a player option for Year 2. (ESPN)

NEWS (7/2): Former lottery pick Julius Randle has reportedly agreed to a two-year, $18 million deal with the Pelicans after being renounced by the Lakers. (ESPN)

NEWS (7/2): Rajon Rondo has reportedly agreed to a one-year, $9 million deal with the Lakers. (Yahoo)

NEWS (7/2): The Wizards are losing one of their top bench players as Mike Scott has reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with the Clippers. (ESPN)

NEWS (7/2): Anthony Toliver has reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves. The deal is expected to be in the $5-6 million range. (Yahoo)

NEWS (7/2): Derrick Favors is reportedly returning to the Jazz on a two-year deal. (ESPN)

NEWS (7/2): Nerlens Noel is reportedly signing a two-year deal with the Thunder. The deal has a player option in Year 2. (Yahoo)

NEWS (7/2): Shooting guard JJ Redick is reportedly returning to the 76ers with a one-year deal ranging between $12 and $13 million. (ESPN)

NEWS (7/1): Mario Hezonja has agreed to a one-year, $6.5 million deal with the Knicks. (ESPN)

RUMOR (7/1): Nerlens Noel has reportedly narrowed his decision down to the Wizards, Lakers and Thunder. The Pelicans are also still interested. (Yahoo)

RUMOR (7/1): Kawhi Leonard reportedly wants to be Laker. LeBron James just signed with LA. Go figure. (ESPN)

NEWS (7/1): LeBron James has agreed to a 4-year, $154 million deal with the Lakers. (ESPN)

RUMOR (7/1): The Lakers have scheduled a meeting with free agent big man Clint Capela.

NEWS (6/29): DeAndre Jordan has informed the Clippers that he will opt out of the rest of his deal. He's now free to negotiate with any team, but the Mavericks are the perceived favorite. (ESPN

NEWS (6/29): LeBron James has informed the Cavaliers that we will decline his player option, making him an unrestricted free agent. This means the race for his services is officially on. (ESPN)

RUMOR (6/29): Knicks center Enes Kanter is expected to exercise his $18.6 million player option, returning to the team next season. However, Kanter himself responded to the report, denying anything has taken place yet. (Yahoo)

RUMOR (6/28): The Lakers are obviously very interested in Kawhi Leonard, but young forward Brandon Ingram has not been made available in any trade talks. (LA Times)

RUMOR (6/28): Kawhi Leonard reportedly reached out to LeBron James to detail his interest in joining forces together. (Yahoo)

RUMOR (6/28): The Celtics are very much interested in trading for Kawhi Leonard, but Jaylen Brown is not being discussed as part of a potential trade package. (Boston Globe)

RUMOR (6/28): The Lakers and 76ers are pressing the Spurs to get involved in making a trade for Kawhi Leonard. Celtics and Clippers are also in the mix for Leonard. (New York Times)

RUMOR (6/28): The Mavericks have rescinded their qualifying offer on center Salah Mejri, opening up more room for a potential signing of DeAndre Jordan. (Yahoo)

RUMOR (6/28): Clippers free agent DeAndre Jordan is the primary free agent target of the Mavericks. Jordan is from Texas and played collegiate ball at Texas A&M. (ESPN)

RUMOR (6/28): The Pacers have nearly $20 million in cap space and could potentially make an offer to Magic restricted free agent Aaron Gordon. (ESPN)

RUMOR (6/28): Don't expect Kristaps Porzingis to ask for a trade from the Knicks. The relationship between the unicorn center and the team has improved. (ESPN)

NEWS (6/27): Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic has been sent a qualifying offer, making him a restricted free agent beginning July 1. (ESPN)

NEWS/RUMOR (6/27): Bulls wing Zach LaVine was sent a qualifying offer, making him a restricted free agent. but the Kings are reportedly interested in pursuing his services. (Chicago Tribune)


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Rui Hachimura was a star in Vegas, earning All-NBA Summer League Second Team honors

Rui Hachimura was a star in Vegas, earning All-NBA Summer League Second Team honors

Welcome to the Wizards Rui Hachimura.

In his first action as a Washington Wizard, the first-round draft pick brought home some hardware after being named to the All-NBA Summer League Second Team.

Hachimura showed out in a Summer League that was headlined by which stars were not playing on the court. In his final contest against the Atlanta Hawks, Hachimura dominated the court.

Playing a total of three games in Las Vegas, he averaged 19.3 points, 7.0 rebounds and 1.7 blocks. Those stats paired with a 2-1 record in the games he played garnered the Second Team honor. 

He was joined by Chris Boucher (Toronto), Jaxson Hayes (New Orleans), Anfernee Simons (Portland) and Lonie Walker IV (San Antonio) on the Second Team. 

The Gonzaga product is looking to become the best Japanese player to step onto an NBA basketball court and, although it is a small sample size, he showed some major potential in his limited action. 


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Mystics' Kristi Toliver named WNBA All-Star reserve for a second straight year

Mystics' Kristi Toliver named WNBA All-Star reserve for a second straight year

Washington Mystics guard Kristi Toliver is a WNBA All-Star once again. 

Toliver was named an All-Star reserve on Monday as selected by the league's coaches. She joins Elena Delle Donne, who was named a captain of one of the two teams, and head coach Mike Thibault as representatives from the Mystics. 

This selection gives Toliver, 5-7, the third honor of her career and the second with Washington. Last year en route to the franchise's first WNBA Finals appearance Toliver was named an All-Star. She also got the nod in 2013 when she played with the Los Angeles Sparks. 

Through 15 games, Toliver is averaging 12.1 points and is second in the league with 5.7 assists per game, which is also on pace for a career-high.

She is shooting at a career-best .497 clip and is looking as explosive as ever at 32-years-old. With her and Delle Donne, the Mystics are 9-6 and second in the Eastern Conference.

In the offseason, Toliver is also an assistant coach for the Washington Wizards. Often she worked on the player development side of the staff and closely with Bradley Beal. 

Delle Donne will have the first choice of selection in the All-Star game draft. As a reserve, Toliver cannot be selected until after the starters are chosen.