2016 Free Agency and Trades

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» Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:13 pm
An eventful free agency so far this offseason and today strange news that Wade wants a guaranteed third year on his contract and might leave Miami for that but what's strange is that he's meeting with Denver FO. Doubt he'll go there as that team is awful. He should be looking for a contender that can afford him at good money. Teams like Memphis, Atlanta and even Boston could do with a SG and Wade could make those team real contenders.

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» Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:21 pm
Nowitzki will stay with Mavs
http://www.sfgate.com/warriors/article/Nowitzki-will-stay-with-Mavs-8342270.php

Dirk Nowitzki’s new contract will give the Dallas forward a chance spend 20 seasons with the only franchise he has ever played for.

The Mavericks and Nowitzki have reached agreement on a two-year, $40 million contract, a person with knowledge of the deal told the Associated Press on condition of anonymity Tuesday because contracts can’t be signed until late Wednesday night Central time. Nowitzki will have a player option in the second year.

The person also said the Mavericks have agreed to a two-year, $6 million contract with free agent guard Seth Curry, the younger brother of the Warriors’ Stephen Curry.

At $20 million per season, Nowitzki’s deal is a significant raise for the 38-year-old, who opted out of the final year of a three-year, $25 million deal that was a huge discount for the Mavericks. It helped them get Chandler Parsons in free agency two years ago, although he is leaving for a max deal in Memphis.

Nowitzki’s future with the Mavericks was in doubt Friday, the opening day of free agency, when Dallas struck out on its top targets for the fifth straight year. Nowitzki had said the only way he wouldn’t return is if the Mavericks tried to surround him with unproven players.

But the Mavericks added three veteran starters in two days, including two-fifths of the lineup for the 73-win Warriors: small forward Harrison Barnes on a max deal at four years and $94 million, and center Andrew Bogut in a trade.

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» Tue Jul 05, 2016 9:22 pm
http://www.sfgate.com/warriors/article/Nowitzki-will-stay-with-Mavs-8342270.php

Diaw to Jazz: A person with knowledge of the deal says San Antonio has traded power forward Boris Diaw to Utah for point guard Olivier Hanlan. Thevertical.com first reported the deal.

Diaw, 33, was a key member of the Spurs’ 2014 championship team and averaged 6.4 points, 3.1 rebounds and 2.3 assists last season.

Briefly: Center Roy Hibbert and point guard Ramon Sessions agreed to terms with the Hornets, a person with knowledge of the situation told the Associated Press. Hibbert will receive a one-year deal worth $5 million, and Sessions will get a two-year deal worth $12.3 million with a team option for the second season. ... The 76ers have reportedly agreed to terms with guard Gerald Henderson on a two-year deal worth $18 million. ... The Grizzlies have hired former Warriors and Kings head coach Keith Smart and Adam Mazarei as assistants on new coach David Fizdale’s staff. ... Former head coach Sidney Lowe and interim coach Tony Brown have been hired as assistants to Scott Brooks with the Wizards.
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» Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:26 pm
Nowitzki likely got his last contract of his career and good on him for staying with Dallas. Hopefully they can win a playoff series or two before he retires. Bogut will be important for them but the pressure is on Barnes to be a very good player there because they need him to do a number of different things for them to have a chance of being a playoff team.

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» Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:28 pm
Spurned by Kevin Durant, Spurs land Pau Gasol
http://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/Spurned-by-Kevin-Durant-Spurs-land-Pau-Gasol-8340420.php

The San Antonio Spurs didn’t waste any time after losing the Kevin Durant sweepstakes.

The Spurs agreed to a two-year deal with forward Pau Gasol on Monday, a person with knowledge of the situation said.

The deal is worth more than $30 million and final terms will be completed after the Spurs make a move or two to create the necessary cap space, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the contract cannot be signed until Thursday.

The Spurs were one of six teams granted a meeting with Durant last weekend, and they had hoped to sell the biggest available free agent on joining the most consistently successful American sports franchise of the past two decades. Durant, though, announced Monday that he was leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder for the Warriors.

Gasol has been one of the league’s most productive and versatile big men for the past 15 years. He spent the past two seasons in Chicago and averaged 16.5 points, 11.0 rebounds and 4.1 assists this season, his game showing few signs of aging even as he prepares to turn 36 on Wednesday.

In many ways, it’s a perfect match for the Spurs, who have long coveted international players for their polished skills and unselfish approach. He will fit right in with Gregg Popovich’s ball-moving system, and the Spurs’ reputation for resting players so they can be fresh for the playoffs had to be appealing to Gasol, who will be entering his 16th NBA season.

The Spurs will have to make roster moves to accommodate Gasol’s deal, which was first reported by Yahoo Sports. That could include trading forward Boris Diaw to get the cap space to add Gasol to a frontcourt that already features LaMarcus Aldridge and Kawhi Leonard.

It also raises further questions about the future of Tim Duncan, who has been mulling retirement after completing his 19th season. Should that happen, Gasol gives the Spurs a player who could slide right into that role.

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» Tue Jul 05, 2016 10:29 pm
http://www.sfgate.com/sports/article/Spurned-by-Kevin-Durant-Spurs-land-Pau-Gasol-8340420.php

$40 million offer for Wade: Dwyane Wade has been extended a two-year, $40 million contract offer to stay with the Heat, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said.

The second year would be at Wade’s option, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because talks are ongoing. The contract, if accepted, essentially would match the career-best $20 million salary Wade made this past season.

This is the second consecutive summer in which Wade and the Heat have had a rocky time finding common contractual ground, and the issue this time could be more about the length of the deal than the compensation. Wade has left millions on the bargaining table in negotiations with the Heat, though some of that sacrifice also helped him win championships in 2012 and 2013.

Wade was returning this week to the U.S. from a European vacation, which he shared part of with longtime friends LeBron James and Chris Paul.

Briefly: Guard Seth Curry, who averaged 6.8 points per game with the Kings last season, agreed to a two-year, $6 million deal with the Mavericks. Curry, the younger brother of Warriors point guard Stephen Curry, played for the Santa Cruz Warriors in the NBA Development League in 2013-14 after going undrafted out of Duke. ... Point guard Brandon Jennings had agreed to a one-year, $5 million deal with the Knicks. Jennings, who was limited to 48 games with the Pistons and Magic last season while recovering from an Achilles injury, will back up Derrick Rose, whom the Knicks acquired from the Bulls last month. ... New York also agreed to terms with forward Lance Thomas on a four-year, $27 million deal. Thomas averaged 8.2 points per game with the Knicks last season.
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» Wed Jul 06, 2016 7:57 pm
Reports are out that Wade has signed with Chicago for two years and 50 million. Another big move and Chicago could have become a power team if they had kept Noah.

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» Thu Jul 07, 2016 12:46 am
migya wrote:Reports are out that Wade has signed with Chicago for two years and 50 million. Another big move and Chicago could have become a power team if they had kept Noah.


wow cant believe he will leave miami. they tried to lowball him one too many times.

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» Fri Jul 08, 2016 11:43 am
Allen Crabbe for 4 years/75 mill is a huge gamble... contract can go up to 83 mill with incentives. All for a guy that posted 10ppg, little assists and rebounds, and is inconsistent at shooting. Insane.

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» Thu Jul 28, 2016 9:34 pm
David Lee has signed with the spurs.

http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/17167348/david-lee-joining-san-antonio-spurs
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» Fri Jul 29, 2016 1:58 am
mullin17 wrote:David Lee has signed with the spurs.

http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/17167 ... onio-spurs



Yea, obviously the Warriors FO didn't either offer him enough or offer him anything. Good pickup for the Spurs, to replace David West, and they again should be contenders.

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» Tue Aug 16, 2016 6:38 am
LeBron James signs new multiyear contract with Cavaliers
http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/17287762/lebron-james-signs-cleveland-cavaliers-new-multiyear-contract

LeBron James and the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers made it official Friday, with the team announcing that James has signed a new multiyear contract.

The deal is for three years, $100 million, agent Rich Paul told ESPN. A source told ESPN that James has a player option for the third year.

The salary in the first year of James' deal will be $31 million, making James the highest-paid player in the NBA for the first time in his career. The salary for the 2017-18 season will top $33 million, making him the highest-paid player in a single season in league history, exceeding the $33 million Michael Jordan earned with the Chicago Bulls in the 1997-98 season.

"We are very fortunate to have a championship group together, one that has grown organically to trust and sacrifice for one another, on and off the floor," Cavs GM David Griffin said. "At the core of that group is LeBron. His leadership, passion and tireless commitment are the hallmarks of our success and have inspired our entire franchise. His connection and dedication to his community and this fan base are absolute. We share his determination to win at the highest level and can't wait to get back to work, together to defend our title."

James posted a photo on his Instagram account earlier Friday, apparently showing him signing the deal.

Over the past two years, James had accepted one-year contracts from the Cavs with player options. After considering his choices, James opted for a longer deal with the Cavs this summer.

James, 31, led the Cavs to the title last season, marking the first championship for one of the city's three professional sports teams since the Browns won the NFL championship in 1964.

A four-time MVP and 12-time All-Star, James averaged 25.3 points, 7.4 rebounds and 6.8 assists last season.

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» Wed Sep 21, 2016 10:14 am
Giannis Antetokounmpo agrees to 4-year, $100M deal with Bucks
http://www.espn.com/nba/story/_/id/17588492/milwaukee-bucks-agree-4-year-100-million-deal-giannis-antetokounmpo

The Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to an extension with small forward Giannis Antetokounmpo, the team announced Monday.

The extension is for four years and is worth $100 million, sources told ESPN.com.

The deal for the rising young prospect is for slightly less than the maximum salary, which would've been $106 million over four years, and contains no options, sources said. It's a strong deal for the Bucks, who lock up the multitalented young star and leave their five-year designated player slot open for possible use on Jabari Parker next year when he is eligible to sign an extension.

In contract talks that played out over the summer, Antetokounmpo expressed a willingness to take slightly less than the max in an effort to help the Bucks retain their young core, sources said.

Antetokounmpo averaged 17.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 4.4 assists last season. The Bucks are planning to use Antetokounmpo, dubbed the Greek Freak, at point guard at times this upcoming season.

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