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NBA Offseason 2020: Nov. 17 roundup

Keep up on all the latest news and reports from the NBA offseason before the 2020 NBA Draft on Wednesday.

From NBA Twitter and media reports

The Bucks have reportedly agreed to a trade that will net them guard Jrue Holiday.

Keep up on all the latest news, reports and more as the offseason rolls along. Here are some key moves to know today:
Here’s a team-by-team look at every reported move from Nov. 17:

Jump to Team: CLEHOU | MIL | NOP | ORLPOR | SAC


Cleveland Cavaliers

Report: Cavs’ Drummond to opt in

Cavaliers center Andre Drummond said back in June he’d by sticking with Cleveland, and apparently that hasn’t changed.

Per Marc Stein of The New York Times, Drummond will pick up his $28.7 player option for 2020-21 to stick with the Cavs. In an interview on ESPN’s “Le Batard & Friends Network” podcast on June 23, the former All-Star says he will “definitely” be in Cleveland next season.

The Cavs acquired Drummond from the Detroit Pistons for Brandon Knight, John Henson and a second-round pick at the 2019-20 trade deadline. Drummond made two All-Star teams in Detroit and left the franchise as its all-time leader in rebounds and field-goal percentage. In eight games with the Cavs, Drummond averaged 17.5 points, 11.1 rebounds, 1.5 steals and 1.4 blocks per game while shooting 55.2%.

— 9:22 a.m.

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Houston Rockets

Covington reportedly headed to Portland

Houston’s pivotal offseason took another turn on Monday with a reported trade of one of the few role players entrusted with big minutes last season.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweeted that the Rockets will send Robert Covington to Portland in exchange for Trevor Ariza, their 2021 first-round pick (16th overall), and a protected 2021 draft pick. The trade cannot be completed until after the Draft (Wednesday, 8 ET, ESPN) due to league rules that prevent the trading of future draft picks in consecutive years.

Covington, acquired from Minnesota in the middle of last season, averaged 11.6 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.2 blocks and 1.6 steals in 22 regular-season games with the Rockets.

— 12:20 a.m.

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Milwaukee Bucks

Report: Bucks landing Bogdanovic in sign-and-trade deal

The Milwaukee Bucks are bolstering their lineup for a fresh run at the 2021 NBA title after a string of reported moves early Tuesday.

Sacramento Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic will be heading to the Bucks via a sign-and-trade deal that was first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. In the deal, the Bucks will send Donte Divincenzo, Ersan Ilyasova and DJ Wilson off to Sacramento for Bogdanovic and Justin James.

Last season, Bogdanovic averaged 15.1 points while shooting 37.2% from 3-point range while also adding 3.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game. He became a starter for the Kings in January, supplanting Buddy Hield. James, a 6-foot-7 guard who is entering his second NBA season, averaged 2.5 ppg in 36 games.

— 8:10 a.m.

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Reports: Bucks acquire Holiday for players, picks

Milwaukee is doubling down on its commitment to winning both a championship and Giannis Antetokounmpo’s long-term favor.

According to multiple reports, the Bucks are finalizing a trade that will net them versatile guard Jrue Holiday from New Orleans in exchange for Eric Bledsoe, George Hill, three future first-round picks, and two additional draft pick swaps.

— 12:45 a.m.

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New Orleans Pelicans

Reports: Bucks acquire Holiday for players, picks

Milwaukee is doubling down on its commitment to winning both a championship and Giannis Antetokounmpo’s long-term favor.

According to multiple reports, the Bucks are finalizing a trade that will net them versatile guard Jrue Holiday from New Orleans in exchange for Eric Bledsoe, George Hill, three future first-round picks, and two additional draft pick swaps.

— 12:45 a.m.

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Orlando Magic

Magic’s Ennis reportedly opting in

In 20 games with the Magic in 2019-20, James Ennis found things he had lacked in his previous NBA stops: a consistent starting role, a spot in the offense and more. He is reportedly choosing to not test free agency this offseason, per Shams Charania of The Athletic, and will opt in for 2020-21 with Orlando.

The Magic landed Ennis for a 2020 second-round pick in a trade deadline-day swap with the Philadelphia 76ers. Ennis started 18 games for Orlando, averaging 8.5 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game in a 24.5 minutes per game. All of those numbers were Ennis’ best since a nine-game run with the New Orleans Pelicans in 2015-16. A six-year NBA veteran, the Magic are Ennis’ seventh different team in his career.

— 11:47 a.m.

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Portland Trail Blazers

Report: Hood to opt out of deal

Portland Trail Blazers swingman Rodney Hood is looking to hit the open market in free agency this offseason, reports ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Hood suffered a torn Achilles tendon in a 136-113 loss to the Los Angeles Lakers on Dec. 6. In 21 games last season, Hood averaged 11.0 points (50.6% shooting overall, 49.3 on 3-pointers, 3.4 rebounds, and 1.5 assists in 29.5 minutes per game. His shooting percentage, 3-point percentage and rebounding average were all career highs. At the time of the injury, Hood ranked fourth in the league in three-point percentage and 25th in field goal percentage.

1:20 p.m. 

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Covington reportedly headed to Portland

Houston’s pivotal offseason took another turn on Monday with a reported trade of one of the few role players entrusted with big minutes last season.

Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN tweeted that the Rockets will send Robert Covington to Portland in exchange for Trevor Ariza, their 2021 first-round pick (16th overall), and a protected 2021 draft pick. The trade cannot be completed until after the Draft (Wednesday, 8 ET, ESPN) due to league rules that prevent the trading of future draft picks in consecutive years.

Covington, acquired from Minnesota in the middle of last season, averaged 11.6 points, 8.0 rebounds, 2.2 blocks and 1.6 steals in 22 regular-season games with the Rockets.

— 12:20 a.m.

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Sacramento Kings

Parker reportedly opting in with Kings

Sacramento Kings forward Jabari Parker is set to stay with the team for the 2020-21 season, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Parker and center Alex Len were dealt to Sacramento by the Atlanta Hawks on Feb. 6 for Dewayne Dedmon, a 2020 second-round pick and a 2021 second-round pick. He appeared in six games for the Kings, averaging 8.5 points, 3.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 13.3 minutes per game (after posting 15.0 ppg, 6.0 rpg and 1.8 apg in 26.2 mpg with the Hawks).

The former No. 2 overall pick by the Milwaukee Bucks in the 2014 Draft, Parker has dealt with a myriad of injuries throughout his career and last season was no different. He had been slowed by a right shoulder injury during his time with the Hawks and tore the ACL in his left knee two times in Milwaukee.

— 11:08 a.m.

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Report: Bogdanovic headed to Bucks in sign-and-trade

The Milwaukee Bucks are bolstering their lineup for a fresh run at the 2021 NBA title after a string of reported moves early Tuesday.

Sacramento Kings guard Bogdan Bogdanovic will be heading to the Bucks via a sign-and-trade deal that was first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. In the deal, the Bucks will send Donte Divincenzo, Ersan Ilyasova and DJ Wilson off to Sacramento for Bogdanovic and Justin James.

Last season, Bogdanovic averaged 15.1 points while shooting 37.2% from 3-point range while also adding 3.4 rebounds and 3.4 assists per game. He became a starter for the Kings in January, supplanting Buddy Hield. James, a 6-foot-7 guard who is entering his second NBA season, averaged 2.5 ppg in 36 games.

— 8:10 a.m.

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