2021 Free Agency

NBA Offseason 2021: August 3 roundup

DeMar DeRozan and Andre Drummond were among the names reportedly moving on in another busy day of roster reshuffling.

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DeMar DeRozan reportedly is headed to the Chicago Bulls in a sign-and-trade deal.

Keep track of all the latest NBA free agency news and reports as the 2021 NBA free agent period is well underway. (For a team-by-team look at every reported deal, you can find it here.)

Here are the top headlines so far:

Anthony announces he’s headed to Lakers

Curry reportedly to ink historic extension with Warriors

DeRozan confirms he’s leaving Spurs

Drummond reportedly headed to 76ers

• Mills, Nets reportedly agree to 2-year deal

• Dragic says farewell to Heat fans

• Sykes, Pacers reportedly agree to contract

• Report: Whiteside set to join Jazz

• Spurs make reported move for Australia’s Landale

• Niang, Philadelphia reach reported multi-year deal

• Report: Hill returning to Bucks

• Markieff Morris reportedly to join Heat

• Report: Smith headed to Hornets

• Lakers reportedly agree to deal with Nunn

• Horton-Tucker agrees to 3-year deal with Lakers

• Knicks, Gibson reportedly agree to deal

• Report: Nets, Brown agree to 1-year deal

• Bucks, Hood reportedly agree to deal

• Reports: Louzada agrees to deal with Pelicans

• Jazz, Gay reportedly reach deal

• Lakers, Monk reach reported deal

• Robin Lopez reportedly reaches deal with Magic

• Report: Nets agreed to deal with James Johnson

• Suns reportedly keep Nader in fold

• Blazers reportedly agree to deal with Snell

• Warriors, Bjelica reportedly agree to deal

• Reports: Hill, Sixers set to part ways

• Raptors, Dekker reportedly agree to deal


Offseason Roundup: Aug 3 | Aug. 2 | Aug. 1 | July 31


Sykes, Pacers reportedly agree to contract

It was a big night for free agent guard Keifer Sykes, who followed up his game-winning shot to secure a $1 million prize in The Basketball Tournament with his first NBA contract, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

A Chicago native, Sykes joins the Pacers after playing for nine teams in six countries since graduating from Wisconsin-Green Bay in 2015. Most recently, he averaged 14.0 points and 5.3 assists for South East Melbourne in Australia’s NBL. His buzzer-beating 3 pointer won the winner-take-all purse for Boeheim’s Army, in Tuesday’s championship game of The Basketball Tournament.

— 11:30 p.m. ET


Report: Whiteside set to join Jazz

The Jazz will sign Hassan Whiteside to serve as backup to All-Star center Rudy Gobert following Derrick Favors’ recent trade to Oklahoma City, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports.

Whiteside averaged 8.1 points, 6.0 rebounds and 1.3 blocks per game last season with the Kings.

— 10:05 p.m. ET


Spurs make reported move for Australia’s Landale

Center Jock Landale, currently starring for Australia’s national team at the Olympics, is joining the Spurs with a two-year contract, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported.

The 6-foot-11 Landale, was a standout at St. Mary’s in the U.S. but went undrafted in 2018. He earned a Summer League stint with the Hawks before spending the next three seasons with Partizan (Serbia), Zalgris Kaunas (Lithuania) and Melbourne United in his native Australia. He averaged 16.4 points, 7.8 rebounds, 2.3 assists and 1.4 blocks last season, helping United win the NBL championship while earning the Grand Final MVP Award.

He is currently averaging 13.3 points and 4.3 rebounds at the Olympics for Australia, who face the United States in Thursday’s semifinals.

— 9:25 p.m. ET


Reports: Niang joining 76ers on two-year deal

Georges Niang has agreed to a two-year contract with the 76ers, per reports from The Athletic’s Tony Jones and Marc Stein of The New York Times. Stein reports that the deal is worth $6.7 million.

The 6-foot-7 forward has became a viable 3-point threat, shooting better than 40% in all three campaigns with the Jazz.

— 8 p.m. ET


Report: Hill returning to Bucks

George Hill intends to re-join the Bucks upon clearing waivers, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

Hill, 35, spent two seasons in Milwaukee from 2018-20 before the Bucks traded him to Oklahoma City as part of an enormous four-team transaction. Hill played only 14 games for the Thunder before they sent him to finish the remainder of last season in Philadelphia.

A veteran of 13 NBA seasons, Hill has averaged 11.0 points and 3.2 assists for eight teams.

— 7:45 p.m. ET


Markieff Morris reportedly finalizing deal with Heat

Miami continues to beef up its roster with veteran experience, adding forward Markieff Morris on a one-year deal per reports from ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Morris arrives following two seasons in Los Angeles, where he helped the Lakers win the championship in 2019-20. He averaged 6.7 points per game in primarily reserve duty for the Lakers, and boasts a career averages of 11.0 ppg and 5.3 rpg.

— 6:35 p.m. ET


Report: Smith joining Hornets

Journeyman point guard Ish Smith has agreed to a one-year deal with the Charlotte Hornets, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

Smith leaves Washington, where he averaged 6.7 points and 3.9 assists per game off the bench in his 11th NBA season. It will be the 12th team for the 33-year-old veteran out of Wake Forest.

— 6:25 p.m. ET


Lakers reportedly agree to deal with Nunn

The Los Angeles Lakers reportedly have agreed to a two-year deal with guard Kendrick Nunn, according to multiple reports. The deal reportedly is worth $10 million over the two years, with a player option for the second year, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

The Heat rescinded their qualifying offer to Nunn earlier in the day on Tuesday, which allowed him to become an unrestricted free agent. Nunn, an All-Rookie First Team member in 2019-20, averaged 14.6 points, 3.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists per game in 56 games (44 starts) last season.

— 5:15 p.m. ET


Horton-Tucker agrees to 3-year deal with Lakers

Forward Talen Horton-Tucker reportedly has agreed to a three-year, $32-million deal to stay with the Los Angeles Lakers, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

Horton-Tucker averaged 9.0 points, 2.8 assists and 2.6 rebounds per game over 65 games last season.

— 5:05 p.m. ET


DeRozan confirms he’s leaving San Antonio

The Chicago Bulls reportedly have agreed to a sign-and-trade deal with the San Antonio Spurs to acquire guard DeMar DeRozan, according to multiple reports. Without citing the Bulls, DeRozan confirmed he will be leaving the Spurs with a farewell message via social media.

The Spurs reportedly will receive forward Thaddeus Young, forward Al-Farouq Aminu, a future first-round pick and two second-round picks in exchange for DeRozan.

DeRozan reportedly will sign a three-year, $85 million deal with Chicago, according to TNT’s Chris Haynes. He will join a revamped roster that reportedly will add guards Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso.

> More on this news

— 4:11 p.m. ET


Report: Blazers, Snell agree to deal

The Portland Trail Blazers reportedly have agreed to a one-year deal with forward Tony Snell, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Snell shot 57% from 3-point range last season and 100% from the free throw line (for the second straight season).

— 4:10 p.m. ET


Anthony announces he’s headed to Lakers

For the first time in his career, Carmelo Anthony will be an NBA teammate of LeBron James. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports Anthony has agreed to a one-year deal to join the Los Angeles Lakers. Anthony also confirmed the move via Twitter shortly after the news broke.

Anthony and James have been teammates on the Olympic stage before, but never in the NBA despite both being selected two picks apart in the storied 2003 draft class. Anthony spent the last two seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers and averaged 13.4 points and 3.1 rebounds per game in 2020-21.

He passed Elvin Hayes for 10th on the all-time scoring list last season and is 40 points from passing Hall of Famer Moses Malone for No. 9 on that list.

> More on this news

3:12 p.m. ET


Curry agrees to reported $215M extension

Two-time former Kia MVP winner and Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry is adding to his lore once again. Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Curry has agreed to a four-year, $215 million deal. In doing so, he will become the first player to sign two career $200 million-plus deals.

Curry has been the figurehead and beloved icon of the Warriors during their rise to success and NBA championships in the 2010s. He averaged a league-best 32.0 points per game last season after injuries limited him to just five games in 2019-20 and led the shorthanded Warriors to the Play-In Tournament.

He is already the Warriors’ all-time leader in scoring, assists and 3-pointers made and ranks second in steals as well. This reported deal likely assures Curry of remaining with the Warriors for his entire career.

> More on this reported deal

3:01 p.m.


Lakers, Monk reach reported agreement

After loading up on veterans in Day 1 of free agency, the Los Angeles Lakers have apparently added a youngster to the mix. Former Charlotte Hornets swingman Malik Monk has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Lakers, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Monk is the former No. 11 pick of the 2017 draft and averaged a career-best 11.7 points last season for the Hornets. He is a career 33.9% 3-point shooter, but had a career-best season from deep in 2020-21, making 40.1% of his 3-pointers. The Lakers reportedly reached agreements on Aug. 2 with Dwight Howard, Trevor Ariza, Wayne Ellington and Kent Bazemore — all of whom have played multiple NBA seasons.

3 p.m. ET


Mills, Nets reportedly agree to deal

The Brooklyn Nets have added a veteran scoring presence off the bench, it seems. Per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, the Nets and Patty Mills have agreed to a two-year deal worth $12 million.

Mills had spent the last 10 seasons with San Antonio, playing a critical role off the bench on the Spurs’ 2014 championship and 2013 Finals team. He averaged 10.8 points and 2.4 assists per game last season while shooting 41.2% overall and 37.5% on 3-pointers.

This reported deal marks the third of the day for Brooklyn, which also is reportedly set to re-sign Bruce Brown and add James Johnson, too. Most recently, Mills served as a flag-bearer for Australia at the Tokyo Olympics.

2:48 p.m. ET


Reports: Pelicans agree to deal with Louzada

Second-year forward Didi Louzada will be staying with the New Orleans Pelicans, per multiple reports. Louzada appeared in three games for the Pelicans in 2020-21, averaging 2.7 points and 1.0 rebounds in just three games.

2:59 p.m. ET


Report: Suns keep Nader in fold on 2-year deal

Suns reserve forward Abdel Nader will be staying put in free agency after agreeing to a two-year deal with Phoenix, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic.

Nader arrived in Phoenix last season in the trade that moved Chris Paul to the Suns from Oklahoma City. Nader was injured and limited to 24 games in 2020-21, but still averaged career highs in points (6.7 ppg), rebounds (2.6 rpg) and shooting from the field (49.1%) and on 3-pointers (41.9%).

2:32 p.m. ET


Magic reach reported deal with Robin Lopez

Center Robin Lopez is headed to the Orlando Magic on a reported one-year deal, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

This deal will mark Lopez’s third different team in as many seasons after he spent 2020-21 with the Washington Wizards. He averaged 9.0 points and 3.8 rebounds per game as a reserve for the Wizards and has developed a somewhat reliable version of the sky hook over the last season or so.

2:28 p.m. ET


Gibson reportedly staying with Knicks

The New York Knicks and Taj Gibson are gearing up for a third season together, it seems. Per Ian Bagley of SNY, the Knicks and Gibson have agreed to a one-year deal.

Gibson appeared in 45 games for New York in 2020-21, averaging 5.4 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.1 blocks to maintain his role as one of the NBA’s better interior reserves. A favorite of Knicks fans and coach Tom Thibodeau, Gibson saw his minutes and role increase in the 2021 playoffs (5.0 ppg, 7.0 rpg in 27.6 mpg).

1:31 p.m. ET


Reports: Drummond, 76ers reach deal

One of the best remaining big men on the free-agent market is headed back East. Andre Drummond and the Philadelphia 76ers have reportedly agreed to a one-year deal. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Keith Pompey of Philly.com both reported the news.

Drummond is a former two-time All-Star and former four-time rebounding champion and will team up with current Sixers star center Joel Embiid to form a unique one-two punch. Drummond was bought out of his contract by the Cleveland Cavaliers last season and signed with the Los Angeles Lakers. He appeared in 21 games for the Lakers, averaging 11.9 points, 10.2 rebounds and 1.0 blocks per game after putting up 17.5 ppg, 13.5 rpg and 1.2 bpg with the Cavs.

> More on reported deal

1:07 p.m. ET

Dragic posts farewell message to Heat fans

The Miami Heat were busy on Day 1 of free agency and reportedly landed Kyle Lowry in a deal the former Toronto Raptors star confirmed on social media. While the parameters of the sign-and-trade deal have yet to become official, current Heat guard Goran Dragic took to social media to thank Heat fans for his time there.

Dragic is one of Miami’s highest paid players for 2021-22 and seemingly will be headed to Toronto as a part of the deal to get Lowry. Signed by the Heat in the summer of 2015, Dragic has spent the last seven seasons with Miami and ranks among the franchise’s all-time leaders in points, assists, field goals made and 3-pointers made.

12:39 p.m. ET


Nets reportedly add forward Johnson

Brooklyn is staying busy on Day 2 of free agency. The Nets have reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with veteran forward James Johnson, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

A rugged player known for his rebounding and defensive work, Johnson is a 12-year NBA veteran who spent 2020-21 with the Dallas Mavericks and New Orleans Pelicans. He averaged 7.2 points and 3.5 rebounds per game and has mostly served as a reserve throughout his NBA career. In the past two days, the Nets have reportedly re-signed forward Blake Griffin and guard Bruce Brown.

12:30 p.m. ET


Bucks add Hood in reported deal

The Milwaukee Bucks have reached a one-year deal with Rodney Hood, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, in a move that should help the defending NBA champions’ perimeter depth. Per Wojnarowski, the Bucks will sign Hood once he clears waivers from the Toronto Raptors.

Hood was traded from the Portland Trail Blazers to the Raptors at the trade deadline last season after coming back from a torn Achilles suffered in the 2019-20 season. He is known for his 3-point shooting (36.7% career) despite a down season in that department in 2020-21 (30.1%). After seeing P.J. Tucker reportedly head to Miami in free agency on Aug. 2, this addition of Hood helps the Bucks reload for the 2021-22 season.

12:23 p.m. ET


Report: Nets, Brown agree to 1-year deal

The Brooklyn Nets are reportedly keeping versatile guard Bruce Brown in the fold as he will soon sign a one-year, qualifying offer, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Brown’s versatility is a valuable commodity for the Nets and he often guards the opponents’ best perimeter scorer while playing center on offense. Last season, Brown averaged 8.8 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.6 assists per game, but struggled from deep (28.8% on 3-pointers).

12:06 p.m. ET


Bjelica, Warriors reportedly agree to 1-year deal

Swingman Nemanja Bjelica has reportedly agreed to a one-year deal with the Warriors, per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Anthony Slater of The Athletic reports it is a one-year minimum deal.

Bjelica split last season between the Sacramento Kings and Miami Heat, arriving in Miami via a trade deadline deal. He averaged 5.0 points, 2.5 rebounds and 1.8 assists in 11 games for the Heat, but appeared in just two playoff games. Overall, he has appeared in 378 games, averaging 7.9 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.8 assists per game.

11:57 a.m. ET


Jazz, Gay reportedly agree to deal

Veteran guard Rudy Gay and the Utah Jazz have reportedly agreed to a deal, per multiple reports. He is reportedly signing a two-year deal that includes a player option. Gay spent the last four seasons with the San Antonio Spurs and averaged 11.4 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.4 assists per game.

While the Jazz finished with the NBA’s best record in 2020-21, they lost in the Western Conference semifinals to the LA Clippers in large part because of a lack of perimeter depth. Gay will bring a reliable 3-point shot (38.1% last season) to the Jazz as well as some scoring punch that should help the bench.

11:24 a.m. ET


Report: Raptors to sign Dekker

Former first-round pick Sam Dekker is headed back to the NBA after reportedly agreeing to a two-year deal with the Toronto Raptors, writes Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.

Dekker was the 18th overall pick in 2015 by the Houston Rockets and played for five teams (Houston, LA Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers and Washington Wizards) in his 200 career NBA games. He averaged 5.5 points and 3.0 rebounds per game in the NBA and spent the last two seasons overseas.

11:02 a.m. ET


Sixers set to reportedly waive Hill

Veteran point guard George Hill will reportedly be waived by the Philadelphia 76ers, per Shams Charania of The Athletic and Keith Pompey of Philly.com. Hill had a partial guarantee on his deal for next season.

Hill has been well traveled since being traded from the Indiana Pacers in 2017. Since then, he has played for seven teams and landed in Philadelphia last year via a trade deadline-day deal involving the 76ers, New York Knicks and Oklahoma City Thunder. Overall, he averaged 8.7 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 30 games played last season.

— 8:37 a.m. ET


And if you missed them, here are the key reported deals from Aug. 2:

Reports: Paul agrees to 4-year deal with Suns

Lowry announces deal with Heat

Reports: Ball headed to Bulls in sign-and-trade deal

Reports: Howard, Ariza, Ellington agree to deals with Lakers

Report: Fournier, Rose agree to deals with Knicks

Team-by-team look at all reported deals so far

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