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Wizards and 2019 NBA offseason tracker: Free agent signings, trades and rumors

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Wizards and 2019 NBA offseason tracker: Free agent signings, trades and rumors

Kevin Durant! Kyrie Irving! Kawhi Leonard! This NBA offseason is set to be one of the wildest in recent memory, and that's certainly saying something after last summer's LeBron James circus. 

Fans could invest in an unlimited data plan and camp out on Twitter, or for those who have other things going on in their lives, this handy tracker will summarize all the major free agent signings, trades and credible rumors instead. 

Bookmark this page. We've got you covered. 

Sunday, July 7

5:27 p.m. Forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson has agreed to a one-year deal with the Toronto Raptors, the Athletic's Shams Charania reports.

12:28 p.m. The Milwaukee Bucks and Thanasis Antetokounmpo -- the older brother of the NBA MVP, Giannis -- have agreed to a two-year contract, the Athletic's Shams Charania reports.

4:49 p.m. Guard Delon Wright has agreed to a three-year, $29 million deal to play for Dallis Mavericks, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

Saturday, July 6

9:48 a.m Guard Quinn Cook has reached an agreement with the Los Angeles Lakers on a two-year, $6 million contract, Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes reports.

2:23 a.m. Sharpshooting guard Danny Green has agreed to a two-year, $30 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports. 

1:55 a.m. The Oklahoma City Thunder traded All-Star Paul George to the Los Angeles Clippers for Shai Gilgeous-Alexander, Danilo Gallinari, four unprotected first-round picks, one protected first-round pick, and two swaps, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports

1:53 a.m. Forward Kawhi Leonard made his decision to join the Los Angeles Clippers on a four-year, $142 million maximum contract. Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports was first to break the news.

Friday, July 5

8:42 p.m. The Memphis Grizzlies have traded veteran forward C.J. Miles to the Washington Wizards, straight up, for veteran center Dwight Howard. The Grizzlies are planning to trade or waive the eight-time All-Star, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports. 

Thursday, July 4

1:17 p.m. Point guard Justin Holiday is beginning to command attention from a plethora of teams that includes the Wizards, The Athletic's Michael Scotto reports

Wednesday, July 3

11:08 a.m. The Grizzlies have traded Chandler Parsons to the Atlanta Hawks for Miles Plumlee and Solomon Hill, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

10:33 a.m. Darius Miller has agreed to a two-year, $14.25 million contract with the New Orleans Pelicans, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

9:05 a.m. The Warriors have rescinded their qualifying offer for Quinn Cook, making him an unrestricted free agent, The Athletic's Shams Charania reports.

Tuesday, JULY 2

6:09 p.m. Noah Vonleh has agreed to a 1-year, $2 million deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic

5:55 p.m. The Athletic's Shams Charania is reporting that the Warriors are now signing former Piston Glenn Robinson III to a two-year deal. 

5:27 p.m. Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes reports that Kings' free agent Willie Caulie-Stein has reached an agreement with the Golden State Warriors. 

2:19 p.m. Restricted free agent Daniel Theis is staying in Boston, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports. He has agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal.

12:59 p.m. The Philadelphia 76ers have offered Ben Simmons a five-year, $168 million max contract extension, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports. The two sides are expected to come to an agreement.

Monday, JULY 1

10:35 p.m. Isaiah Thomas has found a new home, signing a one-year, veteran's minimum contract with the Washington Wizards, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported.

9:32 p.m. Kendrick Perkins reported that the Los Angeles Clippers are having a meeting with Kawhi Leonard Monday night, but it will take some 'magic' from Doc Rivers to sway Leonard away from joining the Los Angeles Lakers.

9:07 p.m. Kyle O'Quinn is signing with the Philadelphia 76ers, the Philly Voice's Kyle Neubeck reports.

7:57 p.m. Kevon Looney is returning to Golden State on a three-year, $15 million deal, ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

4:38 p.m. Adrian Wojnarowski reported that free agent Nerlens Noel agreed to a deal with Oklahoma City.

4:10 p.m. Adrian Wojnarowski announced that the Milwaukee Bucks reached a deal with guard Wesley Matthews.

12:58 p.m. Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Houston Rockets and free agent guard Austin Rivers agreed to a two-year deal.

12:55 p.m. Adrian Wojnarowski announced that Golden State and Brooklyn were close to completing a sign-and-trade to send D'Angelo Russell to the Warriors with a four-year, $117 million maximum contract. Golden State also expected to get Shabazz Napier and Treveon Graham, while Brooklyn is likely to get a future first-round pick.

8:23 a.m. Adrian Wojnarowski announced that Chicago agreed to a sign-and-trade with Washington for Tomas Satoransky, in which the Wizards got a 2020 2nd round pick, plus the rights to a future 2nd round pick, and the Bulls signed Satoransky to a three-year, $30 million deal. 

8:05 a.m. Shams Charania reported that guard Ish Smith agreed to a two-year, $12 million deal with the Washington Wizards. 

12:35 a.m. Adrian Wojnarowski announced that Miami traded center Hassan Whiteside to Portland in exchange for Mo Harkless and Meyers Leonard. 

12:23 a.m. Adrian Wojnarowski reported that guard Seth Curry reached an agreement with Dallas for a four-year, $32 million deal.

12:23 a.m. Shams Charania of The Athletic announced that Denver Nuggest' Jamal Murray agreed to a five-year, $170 million maximum contract extension.

Sunday, JUNE 30

9:09 p.m. Adrian Wojnarowski announces that Celtics C Al Horford has agreed to a four-year, $109 million contract with the Philadelphia 76ers.

9:04 p.m. Adrian Wojnarowski announced that the 76ers have sent Jimmy Butler to the Miami Heat in exchange for G Josh Richardson. Butler will sign a four-year, $142 million contract with the Heat.

7:38 p.m. Adrian Wojnarowski announces that F Julius Randle has signed a three-year, $63 million contract with the New York Knicks.

7:15 p.m. Shams Charania announces that the Philadelphia 76ers have re-signed F Mike Scott to a two-year, $9.8 million contract. 

7:12 p.m. Adrian Wojnarowski announced that the Philadelphia 76ers have re-signed Tobias Harris to a five-year, $180 million contract with no player option.

6:42 p.m. Adrian Wojnarowski announces that Rodney Hood has agreed to re-sign with the Portland Trailblazers on a two-year, $16 million contract.

6:36 p.m. Adrian Wojnarowski announces that Wizards C Thomas Bryant has agreed to re-sign with the team on a three-year, $25 million deal.

6:34 p.m. Shams Charania announces that Ricky Rubio is headed to the Phoenix Suns on a three-year, $51 million contract.

6:31 p.m Adrian Wojnarowski announces that Malcolm Brogdon has agreed to a four-year, $86 million contract with the Indiana Pacers, Pacers trade 1st and 2nd round picks to Milwaukee.

6:28 p.m. Adrian Wojnarowski announces that Bojan Bogdanovic has agreed to a four-year, $73 million deal with the Utah Jazz.

6:21 p.m. Adrian Wojnarowski announces that F Al-Farouq Aminu has agreed to a three-year, $29M deal with the Orlando Magic. Player option on the third year.

6:14 p.m. Shams Charania announces that Wizards F Trevor Ariza has agreed to a two-year $25 million contract with the Sacramento Kings. 

6:04 p.m. Per Shams Charania, Kristaps Porzingis has agreed to a five-year, $158 million contract with the Dallas Mavericks.  

6:01 p.m. Adrian Wojnarowski announces that Derrick Rose has agreed to a two-year, $15 million contract with the Detroit Pistons.

6:00 p.m. Yahoo's Chris Haynes has announced that Thaddeus Young has agreed to a three-year, $41 million deal with the Chicago Bulls

6:00 p.m. Adrian Wojnarowski announced that J.J. Redick has signed a two-year, $26.5 million contract with the New Orleans Pelicans. 

5:24 p.m. Adrian Wojnarowski announces that the Milwaukee Bucks will re-sign Khris Middleton to a five-year, $178 million contract.

5:12 p.m. Shams Charania announces Rudy Gay will return to the San Antonio Spurs for two-year $32M.

5:12 p.m. Shams Charania has announced that free agent guard Terry Rozier plans to agree to a three-year, $58M contract with the Charlotte Hornets via a sign-and-trade.

4:58 p.m. Adrian Wojnarowski announces that Kevin Durant plans to sign a four-year, $142 million deal with the Brooklyn Nets.

4:39 p.m. Marc Spears of The Undefeated has announced the Brooklyn Nets and Garrett Temple will agree to a two-year, $10 million contract when free agency begins.

4:36 p.m. Adrian Wojnarowski has reported that Brook Lopez is planning to re-sign with the Milwaukee Bucks on a four-year, $52 million contract.

4:21 p.m. Marc Stein of the New York Times reported that Brooklyn has an "undeniable vibe of confidence" regarding signing Kevin Durant, with his close friend DeAndre Jordan to follow. 

2:24 p.m. Shams Charania reported for The Athletic that the Portland Trail Blazers are working toward a four-year, $196 million super max contract. 

1:50 p.m. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, the Memphis Grizzlies are bringing back Jonas Valanciunas with a three-year, $45 million contract.

12:24 p.m. Euroleague Finals top scorer Nicolo Melli is expected to finalize a two-year deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, reports ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowksi.

11:07 a.m. The Dallas Mavericks plan on offering Dwight Powell a three-year, $33 million extension, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times

Saturday, JUNE 29

2:30 p.m. In a shocking turn of events, Nikola Mirotic, who was expected to receive a $45-50 million total contract via free agency this offseason, has decided to sign with Euroleague club Barcelona according to the Athletic's Shams Charania

FRIDAY, JUNE 28

4:53 p.m. Get your popcorn ready! Kawhi Leonard's people will meet with Lakers owner Jeanie Buss and Magic Johnson next week when free agency begins, according to the LA Times' Brad Turner.

THURSDAY, JUNE 27

2:17 p.m. The Anthony Davis deal is finally complete, and now it includes the Wizards. Los Angeles has sent Moritz Wagner, Jemarrio Jones and Isaac Bonga, along with a 2022 second-round pick to Washington in exchange for cash, reports ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 26

5:45 p.m. The New Orleans Pelicans declined the qualifying offer on Cheick Diallo, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. That makes the 6-foot-9 Diallo an unrestricted free agent.

4:58 p.m. Marc Gasol will return to Toronto, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The Raptors' center is exercising his $25.6 million player option and will bypass free agency. 

3:38 p.m. The Rockets have a lot of ideas to get Jimmy Butler, this one being the latest in their sign-and-trade quest. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Houston is looking to trade Clint Capela, Eric Gordon and PJ Tucker individually, hoping to get a first-round pick in exchange for one of them. The Rockets could then offer the pick in a sign-and-trade proposal to the 76ers. 

2:48 p.m. Could Kelly Oubre stay in the desert? The Phoenix Suns have extended a qualifying offer to Oubre, making him a restricted free agent, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

11:37 a.m. Are Kevin Durant's days out West over? The Golden State star declined his player option, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, and will become an unrestricted free agent. According to the report, he's in New York with his business manager evaluating his options.

TUESDAY, JUNE 25

6:24 p.m. The Houston Rockets plan to pursue Jimmy Butler via a sign-and-trade this summer, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. The Philadelphia 76ers plan to be aggressive in re-signing Butler, who can offer him the largest contract at five-years, $190 million.

3:50 p.m. The Los Angeles Lakers are expected to sign guard J.R. Smith once he becomes available as a free agent, according to Yahoo! Sports' Chris Haynes. The Cavaliers are currently trying to trade him, and Smith is expected to be waived if traded and ultimately hit free agency.

3:50 p.m. If free agent point guard Kemba Walker were to consider leaving Charlotte, it appears that the Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks have emerged as frontrunners to sign him, according to The New York Times' Marc Stein.

2:50 p.m. The Dallas Mavericks plan to offer restricted free agent Kristaps Porzingis a five-year, $158 Million contract when free agency opens on June 30, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.

MONDAY, JUNE 24

6:20 p.m. After three seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers, Evan Turner was traded to the Atlanta Hawks for Kent Bazemore, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

1:30 p.m. Less than a week out from free agency, Kevin Durant is reportedly not happy with the Warriors, stemming from his Achilles injury during the NBA Finals, which followed his calf strain. Related to the Warriors clearing him to return to the court, Durant is "really pissed off at the Warriors," Bleacher Report noted one an anonymous league exec saying.

From the same report, Durant and Kyrie Irving have met twice in recent weeks -- once in the Bay Area while Durant was injured with his strained calf and once in New York after he had surgery to repair his Achilles tendon. Irving -- who recently purchased a house in South Orange, New Jersey -- is trying to recruit Durant and New York Knicks free agent DeAndre Jordan to join him and play for the Brooklyn Nets, according to Bleacher Report.

THURSDAY, JUNE 20

10:47 p.m The Wizards have acquired the No. 42 pick and guard Jonathan Simmons from the 76ers in exchange for cash considerations, per Shams Charania.  

6:17 p.m. The Suns have acquired the No. 11 pick and forward Dario Saric from the Timberwolves for the No. 6 pick, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski

6:17 p.m. The Hawks have acquired the No. 4 pick from the Pelicans, which they got from the Lakers in the mega-deal for Anthony Davis, for picks No. 8, 17, and 35, per Adrian Wojnaroski of ESPN. Wojnarowski also reports the Hawks plan to use the pick on Virginia's De'Andre Hunter.

2:26 p.m. The Pacers have acquired TJ Warren and tonight's No. 32 pick from the Suns for cash. Pheonix wanted to dump Warren's 3-year, $35 million contract and clear cap space, reports Adrian Wojnarowski. 

 7:05 a.m. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that the Hawks have traded their No. 41 pick in tonight's draft to the Warriors in exchange for $1.3 million and a 2024 second-round pick. Atlanta still holds the Nos. 8, 10, 17, and 35 while Golden State now possesses Nos. 28, 41, and 52. 

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 19

10:58 p.m. The Miluakee Bucks have traded Tony Snell and the No. 30 pick in Thursday's draft to the Pistons for forward Jon Leuer. The deal cannot be complete, however, until Miluakee makes the 30th pick on Detroit's behalf, according to NBA.com.

11:51 a.m. The second blockbuster trade of the NBA offseason has happened. But don't worry – Bradley Beal hasn't gone anywhere. 

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Grizzlies have traded Mike Conley to Utah in exchange for Jae Crowder, Grayson Allen, and Kyle Korver, along with tomorrow night's 23rd pick and a protected 2020 first-round pick. 

8:47 a.m. Bucks guard Khris Middleton is declining his $13 million player option and will become a free agent, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Middleton seeks a long-term max contract with Miluakee or he'll look elsewhere for a max deal. 

TUESDAY, JUNE 18

11:35 p.m. The Los Angeles Lakers are desperately trying to restructure the Anthony Davis trade in order to give them the $32 million-plus in cap space needed to sign a third star to a max deal, according to Adiran Wojnarowski and Bobby Marks. They are currently shopping the contracts of Mo Wagner, Jemarrio Jones and Isaac Bonga, leaving Kyle Kuzma and Lebron James as the only other players remaining from their end-of-seaon roster. 

5:04 p.m. Despite the Celtics' awareness that Horford is interested in signing elsewhere, they have not given up on re-signing him, reports Adam Himmelsbach.

4:24 p.m. An update on Al Horford: Steve Bulpett says Horford is expected to sign a 4-year contract elsewhere and not a 3-year extension with the Celtics.

2:30 p.m. The second Woj-bomb of the day, Harrison Barnes reportedly will pass on his player option, worth $25.1 million, with the Kings for 2019-20. He will become an unrestricted free agent, but like Horford, could negotiate a long-term deal to remain with his team. 

8:03 p.m. Wizards' restricted free agent Bobby Portis will receive interest from the Lakers, Clippers, Jazz, Bucks, Magic and Knicks among others, NBC Sports Washington's Chase Hughes reports. Washington is expected to offer Portis a $3.6 million qualifying offer on June 30, opening the bidding for other teams to challenge the Wizards. 

10:30 a.m. Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Al Horford declined to exercise his $30.1 million player option with the Celtics, making him an unrestricted free agent. That doesn't mean he's ready to bolt. Instead, both sides reportedly intend to negotiate a new, longer-term extension that would keep the five-time All-Star in Boston, but give the Celtics more cap flexibility than the $30.1 million he would have been owed this coming season. 

MONDAY, JUNE 17

5:00 p.m. In another move to cut salary and loosen up cap space, the Nets did not extend a qualifying offer to Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. That decision makes him an unrestricted free agent. Brooklyn needs all the cap space it can amass if it hopes to lure Kyrie Irving and make a decision on keeping D'Angelo Russell. 

SATURDAY, JUNE 15

6:30 p.m Giddy up! Here's the move the entire NBA has been waiting on: Anthony Davis has been traded. To the Lakers. This is NOT a drill. 

Los Angeles, desipite a summer of front-office foibles and locker-room drama, managed to pry their guy out of New Orleans, but paid a hefty price to do it, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. 

The Lakers gave up Lonzo Ball, Brandon Ingram, Josh Hart and a fleet of picks. Those picks include the 2019 No. 4, a 2021 protected first-rounder (if top-eight, the Pelicans get this pick. If not, the Pelicans get an unprotected 2022 first-rounder), a 2023 pick swap and a 2024 unprotected first-rounder (the Pelicans have the option to defer to 2025). 

Davis settling in Los Angeles is the first domino to fall in chain reaction that will touch many of the NBA's top teams. The first question becomes what happens to the No. 4 pick. Will New Orleans trade it? The second question is what do the Knicks, Celtics and other teams pursuing Davis do now?

Could they go after other high-value trade targets like Bradley Beal? 

THURSDAY, JUNE 13

7:45 p.m Goran Dragic decided to pick up his $19.2 million player option with the Heat, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania. The move was expected, as Dragic's age (33) and injury history makes his Miami contract more lucrative than any alternative he'd command on the free agent market. 

4:45 p.m. Grizzlies big man Jonas Valanciuas will decline his player option for next season, worth $17.6 million, according to Adrian Wojnarowski. That means he will be an unrestricted free agent this summer, but Wojnarowski's sources say that Valanciunas intends to work with Memphis on a new multi-year extension to remain with the team. 

TUESDAY, JUNE 6

4:30 p.m The Nets make a move to clear cap space by trading Allen Crabbe, their 2017 No. 17 pick and a protected 2020-first rounder to the Hawks in return for Taurean Prince and a 2021 second-rounder, per Adrian Wojnarowski. This trade is largely viewed as a way to make cap room to sign top free-agent target Kyrie Irving

WEDNESDAY, MAY 29

11:30 a.m. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Rockets have let it be known that all of their assets, including their entire roster and draft picks, are on the trade table for the right price. While star shooting guard James Harden is extremely unlikely to be moved, center Clint Capela and point guard Chris Paul are names to watch. 

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Michael Jordan, Jordan Brand donating $100M towards racial equality and social justice

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Michael Jordan, Jordan Brand donating $100M towards racial equality and social justice

CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) -- Michael Jordan and the Jordan Brand are giving $100 million to organizations dedicated to promoting racial equality and social justice.

In a joint statement Friday on social media, Jordan and the Jordan Brand said money will be paid over 10 years with the goal of "ensuring racial equality, social justice and greater access to education."

"Black lives matter," the statement said. "This isn't a controversial statement. Until the ingrained racism that allows our country's institutions to fail is completely eradicated, we will remain committed to protecting and improving the lives of black people."

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Jordan, the 57-year-old former Chicago Bulls great, is the owner of the Charlotte Hornets. The Jordan Brand is a subsidiary of Nike, the shoe giant that earlier Friday committed $40 million over the next four years to support the black community.

Jordan also released a statement Monday on George Floyd and the killings of black people at the hands of police.

"I am deeply saddened, truly pained and plain angry," Jordan said. "I see and feel everyone's pain, outrage and frustration. I stand with those who are calling out the ingrained racism and violence toward people of color in our country. We have had enough."

Floyd was in handcuffs when a Minneapolis police officer pressed his knee into his neck as he pleaded that he couldn't breathe. Derek Chauvin is charged with third-degree murder and second-degree manslaughter.

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Bradley Beal thanks D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser for new Black Lives Matter Plaza, matching mural on 16th street

Bradley Beal thanks D.C. Mayor Muriel Bowser for new Black Lives Matter Plaza, matching mural on 16th street

Washingon, D.C. Mayor Murial Bowser had "Black Lives Matter" painted Friday on a street that leads up to the White House, an effort to honor those who have peacefully protested throughout the week following the death of George Floyd.

Wizards guard Bradley Beal, who has been active off and on social media in the fight against racial injustices, took to Instagram on Friday to thank Bowser for her act.

"There are people who are craving to be heard and to be seen, and to have their humanity recognized, and we had the opportunity to send that message loud and clear on a very important street in our city," Bowser said during a press conference Friday, via NBC News.

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Bowser posted a video to her own Instagram account on Friday, officially naming that section of 16th street 'Black Lives Matter Plaza.'

Earlier this week, the Wizards released a strong, unified statement on social media condemning social injustice, racism and police brutality. Multiple players, including Beal, reposted the statement on their respective Instagram story.

The message had four different statements:

"We will no longer tolerate the assassination of people of color in this country."

"We will no longer accept the abuse of power from law enforcement."

"We will no longer accept ineffective government leaders who are tone-deaf, lack compassion or respect for communities of color."

"We will no longer shut up and dribble."

Beal's Instagram post on Friday should not come as a surprise to anyone. In a recent interview with The Athletic, Wizards guard John Wall explained that Beal was the one who led the charge regarding the team's statement.

"We got a group chat that we have with our team,” Wall said. "Brad [Beal] started off with, like, this is what he was going to post, so we all agreed to it. We all agreed to it. We felt like it was a powerful message. We wasn’t going to force the organization or anybody to join us; this is the players coming together, and the organization came and did their thing."

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