Free Agency Roundup: Hayward to Hornets, Raptors keep VanVleet

Gordon Hayward, Serge Ibaka and Rajon Rondo are among the players who reportedly found new homes on Day 2 of free agency.

NBA.com Staff

 

Gordon Hayward’s injury-riddled time in Boston is reportedly over, with a new home waiting in Charlotte.

Keep up on all the latest news, reports and more from the second day of free agency. Here are some key moves to know from Saturday:

See below for every move from Day 2.


Free Agency Roundup: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3


Report: Ibaka reaches deal with Clippers

Serge Ibaka has agreed to a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

The Clippers find their replacement for Montrezl Harrell and reunite Kawhi Leonard with one of his teammates from the Toronto Raptors’ championship season.

Primarily coming off the bench for the Raptors last season, Ibaka averaged 15.4 points and 8.2 rebounds per game, while shooting 51.2% from the field, including 38.5% from deep.

— 11:27 p.m.

 


Report: Suns re-signing Carter

The Phoenix Suns are bringing back third-year guard Jevon Carter, agreeing to a 3-year, $11.5 million deal with the restricted free agent, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

A defensive specialist, Carter averaged 4.9 points, 2.0 rebounds, 1.4 assists and 0.8 steals per game last season in a reserves role.

— 10:35 p.m.

 


Report: Teague heading to Boston

Veteran point guard Jeff Teague has agreed to a one-year deal with the Boston Celtics, reports Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe.

Teague split time with the Minnesota Timberwolves and Atlanta Hawks last season, averaging 10.9 points and 5.2 assists primarily off the bench.

An All-Star in 2015, Teague figures to slot into Boston’s backcourt behind Kemba Walker.

— 8:32 p.m.

 


Report: Noel, Knicks reach 1-year deal

The New York Knicks are adding center Nerlens Noel to their frontcourt on a one-year, $5 million deal, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Noel averaged 7.4 points, 4.9 rebounds, and 1.5 blocks in 18.5 minutes last season. He shot 68.4% from the field and 75.5% from the free throw line.

— 8:25 p.m.

 


Report: Warriors adding Wanamaker

The Golden State Warriors have added a backup point guard, agreeing to a one-year, $2.25 million contract with Brad Wanamaker, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

Wanamaker spent the last two seasons — his only two in the NBA — with the Boston Celtics. He averaged 6.9 points, 2.5 assists and 2.0 rebounds in 19.3 minutes last season.

— 8:19 p.m.

 


Report: Lakers re-signing Caldwell-Pope

The Los Angeles Lakers are bringing back Kentavious Caldwell-Pope on a three-year, $40 million contract, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Caldwell-Pope, who spent the past three seasons with the Lakers, declined his $8.49 million player option prior to free agency.

KCP averaged 9.3 points and 2.1 rebounds during the regular season and played a pivotal role for Los Angeles during the team’s title run, shooting 37.8% from beyond the arc while averaging 10.7 points.

— 8:07 p.m.

 


Report: Thompson reaches deal with Celtics

Free agent center Tristan Thompson has reached an agreement with the Boston Celtics on a two-year, $19 million contract, reports Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports.

Thompson spent the first nine seasons of his career with the Cleveland Cavaliers. The former No. 4 overall pick averaged a double-double last season with 12.0 points and 10.1 rebounds.

Thompson, who played in 447 consecutive games from 2012 through 2017, leaves as the Cavaliers’ No. 3 career rebounder.

— 7:56 p.m.

 


Report: Knicks bringing back Payton

Elfrid Payton has reached one-year, $5 million deal to return to the New York Knicks, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Knicks waived Payton this past Thursday, paying him $1 million of his previous contract instead of $8 million on a one-year deal for 2021.

Payton averaged 10.0 points, 7.2 assists, and 4.8 rebounds per game last season as the Knicks primary point guard.

— 6:14 p.m.

 


Report: Anthony to re-sign with Trail Blazers

Veteran forward Carmelo Anthony has agreed to return to Portland with a one-year deal, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

— 5:55 p.m.

 


Report: Millsap to return to Denver

Veteran forward Paul Millsap is returning to the Denver Nuggets with a one-year, $10 million-plus deal, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

— 6:08 p.m.

 


Report: Rondo to sign 2-year deal with Hawks

Veteran point guard Rajon Rondo will be signing a 2-year, $15 million deal with the Atlanta Hawks, according to multiple reports on Saturday.

Rondo played an integral role in the Lakers’ recent championship run, averaging 8.9 points and 6.6 assists off the bench. The Hawks will be his seventh team in seven seasons.

Rondo’s additions follows agreements with Danilo Gallinari and Kris Dunn as the Hawks load up to make their first playoff push since 2017.

— 4:38 p.m.

 


Report: Gary Clark agrees to stay in Orlando

Free agent Gary Clark is returning to Orlando on a two-year deal, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

— 3:18 p.m.

 


Report: Jeff Green reaches deal with Nets

Veteran free agent forward Jeff Green will sign a one-year deal with Brooklyn, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Michael Scotta of HoopsHype reports the deal is for the veteran minimum.

— 3:05 p.m.

 


Report: Avery Bradley to sign 2-year deal with Heat

Lakers free-agent guard Avery Bradley has agreed to sign a two-year deal with the Heat, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Bradley did not participate in the season restart in Orlando, opting out for family reasons. The veteran guard had been an integral part of the Lakers prior to the shutdown in March, coming off the bench for 8.6 points, 2.3 rebounds and 1.3 assists per game.

— 2:10 p.m.

 


Reports: Crowder to sign 3-year deal with Suns

Free agent Jae Crowder will leave Miami to sign a three-year, $30 million deal with the Phoenix Suns, according to numerous reports, including Shams Charania of The Athletic.

— 2:04 p.m.

 


Report: Hayward to sign 4-year deal with Hornets

Former All-Star Gordon Hayward is joining the Hornets for $120 million over four years, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Saturday.

Hayward, 30, improved his scoring average in each of his first seven seasons, all with Utah, before signing a lucrative deal with Boston in 2017. But he suffered a catastrophic leg injury just five minutes into his first game with the Celtics, a setback from which he only just showed signs of recovering from last season as he averaged 17.5 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists.

— 1:34 p.m.

 


Report: VanVleet to re-sign with Raptors

Fred VanVleet has agreed to a four-year, $85 million deal to stay with the Toronto Raptors, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.

VanVleet, 26, has steadily progressed in his four seasons with the Raptors, going from an undrafted free agent who averaged 2.9 points as a rookie in 2016-17 to one of the team’s key players in recent seasons.

— 12:40 p.m. 

 


Reports: Bucks give 3-year deal to Augustin

The Milwaukee Bucks have brought in veteran point guard DJ Augustin on a 3-year, $21 million deal, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Augustin averaged 10.5 points and 4.6 assists as the Magic’s backup point guard last season and will add depth behind newly acquired point guard Jrue Holiday in the backcourt.

— 12:32 p.m.

 


Report: Neto to sign 1-year deal with Wizards

Free agent guard Raul Neto is joining the Washington Wizards on a 1-year deal, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Neto, who averaged 5.1 points for the Sixers last season, will sign for the league minimum, according to USA Today’s Jeff Zilgitt.

— 12:16 p.m.

 


Report: Bobby Portis to sign 2-year deal with Bucks

Forward Bobby Portis is joining Milwaukee on a 2-year deal, according to multiple reports.

Portis, 25, averaged 10.1 points and 5.1 rebounds per game for the Knicks last season, his fifth in the NBA. He is averaging 10.2 points and 5.9 rebounds for his career.

— 12:09 p.m.

 


Report: Grizzlies lock up Melton with 4-year deal

Restricted free agent guard De’Anthony Melton will be returning to Memphis with a four-year deal worth $35 million, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Melton, who was the 46th pick of the 2018 NBA Draft, averaged 7.6 points, 3.7 rebounds and 2.9 assists but was one of the team’s best perimeter defenders last season.

— 12:08 p.m.

 


Report: Kris Dunn joining Hawks on 2-year deal

The Atlanta Hawks have bolstered their backcourt around star guard Trae Young with the addition of veteran point guard Kris Dunn, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Saturday.

Known primarily for his defensive skills, the 26-year-old Dunn is averaging 8.3 points and 4.2 assists through four NBA seasons with Minnesota and Chicago. He averaged 7.3 points and 3.4 assists last season with the Bulls.

— 11:31 a.m.

 


Report: Harkless to join Miami Heat

Veteran forward Moe Harkless has reached a 1-year, $3.6 million deal to join the Miami Heat, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

The unrestricted free agent averaged 5.8 points and 3.9 rebounds in 62 games between the Clippers and Knicks last season.

— 10:32 a.m.

 


Report: Carter-Williams re-signing with Magic

The Orlando Magic are bringing back guard Michael Carter-Williams, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. The seven-year veteran averaged 7.2 points, 3.3 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 18.5 minutes per game last season.

— 9:15 a.m

 


Report: Denzel Valentine staying with Bulls

The Bulls will sign restricted free agent Denzel Valentine to a one-year, $4.7 million deal, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

— 8:25 a.m.

 

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