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NBA Offseason 2020: Nov. 18 roundup

Keep up on all the latest news and reports from the NBA offseason.

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Ricky Rubio talks with former teammates Karl-Anthony Towns and Gorgi Dieng before a game last season.

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. 18:

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Boston Celtics

Report: Celtics extend Hayward’s opt-in deadline

Celtics forward Gordon Hayward has had a choice to make about whether or not to stay in Boston for 2020-21. Per ESPN’s Tim Bontemps and Zach Lowe, the Celtics are giving Hayward more time to decide his next move.

Hayward now has until 3 p.m. on Thursday to make a decision, which is pushed back from the original 5 p.m. deadline on Tuesday. This move, ESPN reports, gives both Hayward and the Celtics time to assess their options before a decision is made.

Injuries have hampered Hayward since he came to Boston, but last season he averaged 17.5 points, 6.7 rebounds and 4.1 assists in 52 games. Those were his highest stats since his 2016-17 season with the Utah Jazz, when Hayward was an All-Star and averaged 21.9 ppg, 5.4 rpg and 3.5 apg in 73 games. He signed a four-year max deal with Boston in July of 2017, but suffered a gruesome ankle injury in his first game with Boston in 2017-18.

— 7:46 a.m.

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Detroit Pistons

Reports: Pistons add Ariza, No. 16 pick in trade

The Detroit Pistons reportedly have added the 16th overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft and Trevor Ariza in a trade with the Houston Rockets, according to reports from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN and James Edwards III of The Athletic.

The Rockets reportedly will receive a future first round pick from Detroit in the deal.

Ariza and the 16th pick were acquired by Houston from the Portland Trail Blazers in the reported Robert Covington trade earlier this week.

— 7:33 p.m.

> Reported Draft night deals


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., Nov. 17

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Minnesota Timberwolves

Report: Wolves in talks to reacquire Rubio

The Minnesota Timberwolves reportedly are in talks to acquire Ricky Rubio from the Oklahoma City Thunder in a trade, according to Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic and Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

The Thunder reportedly would acquire the 17th overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft and send Rubio, the 25th and 28th overall picks to the Timberwolves.

Rubio was added by the Thunder from the Phoenix Suns in the Chris Paul trade earlier this week. The 30-year-old guard was drafted by the Timberwolves in 2009 and played the first six seasons of his career with the franchise.

Rubio averaged 13.0 points, 8.8 assists and 1.4 steals during the 2019-20 season with Phoenix.

— 8:48 p.m.

> Reported Draft night deals


Oklahoma City Thunder

Thunder reportedly add Horford

Oklahoma City continues to stockpile Draft picks as GM Sam Presti rebuilds the roster.

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Thunder have agreed to acquire veteran forward Al Horford and the rights to Serbian point guard Vasilije Micic, plus a future first round pick (2025) and the 34th overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, from the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for Danny Green (who was reportedly acquired in the Dennis Schroder deal) and guard Terrance Ferguson.

— 6:23 p.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., Nov. 17

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Philadelphia 76ers

Sixers reportedly move Horford to Thunder

Daryl Morey reportedly has made his first move as President of Basketball Operations with Philadelphia.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Sixers have agreed to trade Al Horford and the rights to Serbian point guard Vasilije Micic, plus a future first round pick (2025) and the 34th overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft, to the Oklahoma City Thunder in exchange for Danny Green (who was reportedly acquired by OKC in the Dennis Schroder deal) and guard Terrance Ferguson.

— 6:30 p.m.

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Reports: Sixers add Seth Curry in trade with Mavs

The Philadelphia 76ers have acquired Seth Curry from the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for Josh Richardson and the 36th overall pick, according to reports from Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN and Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Curry brings elite shooting skills to the Sixers. The 30-year-old guard shot a career-high 45.2% from 3-point last season. In addition, Curry is married to Callie Rivers, the daughter of Sixers coach Doc Rivers.

Richardson was a key player for Philadelphia last season with averages of 13.7 points, 3.2 rebounds and 2.9 assists in 30.8 minutes.

The 36th overall pick was used to select Tyler Bey.

— 11:24 p.m.

> Reported Draft night deals


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., Nov. 17

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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., Nov. 17

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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., Nov. 17

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