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Free Agency Roundup: Cousins set to sign with Rockets

The veteran big man will reportedly sign a 1-year deal as he looks to restart his career in Houston.

From NBA Twitter and media reports

A quick look at all of the latest news and reports from Nov. 23, the fourth day of NBA free agency. Here are some key moves from today:

See below for all of the reported deals from Day 4.


Free Agency Roundup: Day 1 | Day 2 | Day 3 | Day 4


Reports: Rockets set to sign Cousins

DeMarcus Cousins is reportedly ready to restart his career in Houston. Multiple reports have the former All-Star big man joining the Rockets on a one-year deal.

Cousins has not played since an injury-abbreviated 2018-19 season with Golden State in which he averaged 16.3 points and 8.2 rebounds in 30 regular season games. The production was encouraging given that Cousins was coming off a torn Achilles tendon suffered the previous season with New Orleans. But the versatile 6-foot-10 center’s return was cut short by a torn quadriceps in the first round of the 2019 playoffs, keeping him sidelined until the Finals.

Cousins signed with the Lakers the following season, only to the suffer a torn ACL during preseason workouts that cost him the entire 2019-20 campaign.

The fifth overall pick in the 2010 Draft and a four-time All-Star, Cousins has played in just 78 regular season games over the last three seasons. His arrival comes at a pivotal time for the Rockets, who are working through reported trade requests by superstar guards James Harden and Russell Westbrook. Houston will also reportedly sign 25-year-old free agent forward Christian Wood.

— 6:45 p.m.

 


Report: Dellavedova returning to Cavaliers

The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to a 1-year deal with free agent guard Matthew Dellavedova, according to reports from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN and Marc Stein of The New York Times.

The veteran guard averaged 3.1 points and 3.2 assists over 57 games with Cleveland last season.

— 3:53 p.m.

 


Raptors add big man Len, per report

The Toronto Raptors continue to add to their frontline in the wake of Marc Gasol’s departure, agreeing to a deal with former lottery pick Alex Len.  The former No. 5 overall pick of the 2013 draft split last season between the Atlanta Hawks and Sacramento Kings, averaging 8 points and 5.8 rebounds in 55 total games (15 with Sacramento, 40 with Atlanta).

— 2:52 p.m.

 


Markieff Morris staying with Lakers

Markieff Morris says he will be back for another go around with the Lakers in 2020-21.

Morris took to Twitter on Monday, writing “Run it back!”

He was a key reserve on L.A.’s championship squad from 2019-20, acquired for the stretch run on Feb. 23 after he was waived by the Detroit Pistons. Morris appeared in 14 regular-season games (averaging 5.3 points and 3.2 rebounds) and 21 playoff games (5.9 ppg, 3.0 rpg), providing rebounding and scoring punch for the Lakers.

Per Shams Charania of The Athletic, Morris’ deal is for one year at the league minimum.

— 12:28 p.m.

 


Dotson reportedly reaches deal with Cavs

The Cleveland Cavaliers have reportedly added former New York Knicks guard Damyean Dotson to the fold, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Dotson has agreed to a two-year deal with the Cavs after averaging 6.7 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 48 games with New York in 2019-20. A former second-round pick in 2017, Dotson will join a Cavs backcourt that features Collin Sexton and Darius Garland.

— 12:21 p.m.

 


Report: Hill heads to Hawks

Atlanta has put a premium on adding veterans to its mix this offseason and that trend continued Monday with the reported addition of Solomon Hill.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports Hill has agreed to a one-year deal with the Hawks after splitting last season with the Memphis Grizzlies and Miami Heat. Hill came to the Heat in the Andre Iguodala trade and appeared in 11 regular-season games and seven playoff games for the defending Eastern Conference champions.

Hill joins an Atlanta frontcourt that includes Clint Capela, John Collins and Danilo Gallinari, who reportedly agreed to a deal with the Hawks over the weekend.

— 11:54 a.m.

 


Saric reportedly staying in Phoenix

The Phoenix Suns have not been bashful in the offseason in adding new talent to their mix. But they’re also not about to let a key performer from last season walk away, either, it seems.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports forward Dario Saric and the Suns have agreed on a three-year deal that keeps him with Phoenix. Saric averaged 10.7 points, 6.2 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 66 games (51 starts) in what was his first season with the Suns after he landed there via an offseason trade by the Philadelphia 76ers.

Exactly one week ago today, the Suns pulled of a trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder that netted them All-Star point guard Chris Paul. Since free agency opened, they have reportedly reached deals with free agents Jae Crowder, E’Twaun Moore and Damian Jones while also bringing back reserve guard Jevon Carter to a core that is lead by Paul and All-Star guard Devin Booker.

— 10:38 a.m.

 


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