NBA 2020-21 free agency: Day 1

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Aris Barkas

21/Nov/20 14:28

Eurohoops.net

With moves and transfers made all over the NBA, here’s the story so far of the most important roster changes

By Eurohoops team/ info@eurohoops.net

With the NBA free agency being limited just to 10 days, a lot of things are happening and here you can track all the reported major moves made in the first 24 hours that don’t include direct European interest. Transfers that include European players, or players that are familiar faces in Europe can be found here.

  • Guard De’Aaron Fox has agreed to a five-year, $163 million extension with the Sacramento Kings. Fox’s deal could be worth as much as $195.6 million if he meets the NBA’s “Rose Rule” criteria by winning MVP or Defensive Player of the Year or being named to an All-NBA team.
  • Center Dwight Howard has agreed to a one-year deal with the Philadelphia 76ers. The deal is for the veteran’s minimum of $2.6 million. Earlier Friday, Howard, who helped the Los Angeles Lakers win the 2020 NBA championship, tweeted, “I’m staying right where I belong. Laker nation I love y’all. Purple and gold never gets old.” He quickly deleted the tweet.
  • Guard Joe Harris has agreed to a four-year, $75 million deal to return to the Brooklyn Nets.
  • Forward JaMychal Green has agreed to a two-year, $15 million deal with the Denver Nuggets, with a player option in the second season. Green, a key reserve for the LA Clippers last season, averaged 7.3 points and 6.3 rebounds per game in 87 games for the Clippers.
  • Center Robin Lopez has agreed to a deal with the Washington Wizards. Lopez, who averaged 5.4 points per game last season, declined his $5 million player option with the Milwaukee Bucks earlier in the week.
  • Forward James Ennis III has agreed to a deal to return to the Orlando Magic. Ennis, 30, averaged 8.5 points per game for the Magic after being dealt from the Philadelphia 76ers at the trade deadline.
  • Forward Derrick Jones Jr. has agreed to a two-year, $19 million deal with the Portland Trail Blazers. Jones, the 2020 Slam Dunk Contest champion, averaged 8.5 points per game for the Eastern Conference champion Miami Heat last season.
  • The Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed in principle to trade Steven Adams to the New Orleans Pelicans as part of a multiteam deal. The Pelicans are expected to send a 2023 first-round pick and multiple second-round picks to the Thunder.
  • The Dallas Mavericks will get James Johnson from the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Detroit Pistons will receive Delon Wright from the Mavericks, and Oklahoma City will receive Trevor Ariza, Justin Jackson and a future draft pick.
  • Forward Jerami Grant has agreed to a three-year, $60 million deal with the Detroit Pistons. The deal was first reported by The Athletic. Grant, 26, averaged 12.0 points per game in his lone season with the Denver Nuggets last year. He’ll be reunited in Detroit with fellow former Denver big man Mason Plumlee, who agreed to a deal with the Pistons earlier Friday.
  • Guard Pat Connaughton has agreed to a two-year deal worth $8.3 million to return to the Milwaukee Bucks. Connaughton, 27, has spent the past two seasons with the Bucks, averaging 6.1 points and 4.2 rebounds per game during his time with the franchise.
  • Forward Justin Holiday has agreed to a three-year deal worth $18 million to return to the Indiana Pacers. Holiday, 31, averaged 8.3 points per game and 40.5% from 3-point range for the Pacers in his lone season with the franchise.
  • Guard Wesley Matthews is signing a one-year, $3.6 million deal to join the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers. Matthews, who spent last season with the Milwaukee Bucks, has shot 38.1% from 3-point range in his 11-year career.
  • Forward Marcus Morris Sr. has agreed to a four-year, $64 million deal to remain with the LA Clippers. Morris played 19 regular-season games with the Clippers last season, averaging 10.1 points per game, after he was acquired from the New York Knicks in a trade in February.
  • Forward Christian Wood has agreed to a three-year, $41 million deal with the Houston Rockets. The deal is expected to be a sign-and-trade with the Detroit Pistons, for whom Wood emerged as a top option after they traded Andre Drummond. Wood averaged 22.6 points and 9.8 rebounds in his final 14 games before the league’s shutdown in March.
  • Guard Garrett Temple has agreed to a one-year, $5 million deal with the Chicago Bulls. Temple averaged 10.3 points per game in 62 appearances for the Brooklyn Nets, who declined his team option earlier this week.
  • Guard Alec Burks has agreed to a one-year, $6 million deal with the New York Knicks. Burks averaged a career-high 15.0 points per game last season, which he split between the Golden State Warriors and Philadelphia 76ers.
  • Reigning Sixth Man of the Year Montrezl Harrell is planning to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers for two years and $19 million. The second year of the deal is a player option. Harrell averaged 18.6 points and 7.1 rebounds per game for the LA Clippers last season.
  • Restricted free agent Malik Beasley has agreed to a four-year, $60 million deal to remain with the Minnesota Timberwolves. The deal, which includes a team option in the fourth year, was first reported by The Athletic. Beasley averaged 20.7 points in 14 games with the Timberwolves after he was acquired from the Denver Nuggets in a trade in February.
  • Guard Trey Burke has agreed to a three-year deal in the $10 million range to re-sign with the Dallas Mavericks. The Mavs made re-signing Burke a priority after he averaged 12.0 points and 3.8 assists during the season restart in Florida.
  • Forward Rodney Hood is returning to the Portland Trail Blazers on a two-year, $21 million deal. The second year of the deal is non-guaranteed. Hood hasn’t played since Dec. 6, when he tore his left Achilles tendon, but is expected to be ready for the start of training camp next month.
  • Forward Josh Jackson is finalizing a deal with the Detroit Pistons. Jackson, 23, was selected No. 4 overall by the Phoenix Suns in the 2017 draft. He spent last season with Memphis, splitting the season between the G League and the Grizzlies.
  • Center Derrick Favors has agreed to a three-year deal worth nearly $30 million to return to the Utah Jazz. Favors played nearly nine seasons in Utah before being traded to the New Orleans Pelicans last summer.
  • Guard Jordan Clarkson has agreed to a four-year, $52 million deal with the Utah Jazz. Clarkson averaged 15.6 PPG in 42 games with the Jazz last season after being acquired in a trade with the Cleveland Cavaliers.
  • Forward Patrick Patterson is returning to the LA Clippers on a one-year deal. Patterson averaged 4.9 points and 2.6 rebounds in 59 games for the Clippers in 2019-20.
  • Center Mason Plumlee has agreed to a three-year, $25 million deal with the Detroit Pistons. Plumlee averaged 7.2 PPG and 5.2 RPG in 61 games for the Denver Nuggets in 2019-20.