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  • Jordan Bone DET PG
    Magic's Jordan Bone: Joins Orlando on two-way deal
    2h ago

    Bone joined the Magic on a two-way contract Monday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Bone made his NBA debut last season for the Pistons but failed to make much of an impression. He played a total of 53 minutes across 10 games, scoring 12 points and registering eight assists.

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  • Tremont Waters BOS PG
    Celtics' Tremont Waters: Returns on two-way deal
    3h ago

    Waters re-signed with the Celtics on a two-way contract Monday, Jared Weiss of The Athletic reports.

    The 51st pick in the 2019 draft had a very limited role for the Celtics last season, appearing in just 11 games and averaging 10.8 minutes and 3.6 points. He's likely set for a small role again this season.

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  • Tacko Fall BOS C
    Celtics' Tacko Fall: Re-ups with Boston on two-way pact
    4h ago

    Fall agreed Monday with the Celtics on a one-year, two-way contract, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    The 7-foot-5 center will fill one of the Celtics' two two-way spots for the second season in a row. As a rookie in 2019-20, Fall saw made only seven appearances with the Celtics, instead spending the bulk of his time in the G League with the Maine Red Claws.

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  • Wenyen Gabriel SAC PF
    Pelicans' Wenyen Gabriel: Signs with Pelicans
    4h ago

    Gabriel signed a one-year contract with a team option for a second season with the Pelicans on Monday, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports.

    Gabriel will make $1.6 million this season and will earn $1.8 million if kept around for a second year. The forward appeared in 30 games for the Kings and Trail Blazers last season, scoring 2.1 points and bringing down 1.7 rebounds in 7.8 minutes per game.

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  • Sindarius Thornwell NO SG
    Pelicans' Sindarius Thornwell: Back with Pelicans
    4h ago

    Thornwell signed a one-year, minimum contract with the Pelicans on Monday, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports.

    The 26-year-old joined the Pelicans as a substitute player for the NBA bubble in Orlando, and he'll rejoin the team after appearing in two games down the stretch. Thornwell otherwise last saw NBA action with the Clippers in 2018 and averaged 4.9 minutes across 64 games.

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  • Langston Galloway DET SG
    Suns' Langston Galloway: Reaches deal with Phoenix
    5h ago

    Galloway agreed to terms Monday on a contract with the Suns, Michael Scotto of USA Today reports.

    Galloway turned in the best season of his career as a member of the Pistons in 2019-20, averaging 10.3 points to go with 2.3 rebounds, 2.0 triples and 1.5 assists in 25.8 minutes per game while shooting 43.5 percent from the field and 39.9 percent from beyond the arc. The 29-year-old will provide a young Suns squad with some proven depth in the backcourt, but he may have a tough time finding consistent playing time off the bench with the likes of Cameron Payne, Jevon Carter and E'Twaun Moore also vying for minutes behind starting guards Chris Paul and Devin Booker.

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  • Tacko Fall BOS C
    Celtics' Tacko Fall: Re-ups with Boston on two-way pact
    4h ago

    Fall agreed Monday with the Celtics on a one-year, two-way contract, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    The 7-foot-5 center will fill one of the Celtics' two two-way spots for the second season in a row. As a rookie in 2019-20, Fall saw made only seven appearances with the Celtics, instead spending the bulk of his time in the G League with the Maine Red Claws.

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  • Alex Len SAC C
    Raptors' Alex Len: Reaches deal with Toronto
    7h ago

    Len agreed Monday with the Raptors on a one-year contract, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    After losing their top two centers from 2019-20 in Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka, the Raptors have acted quickly to replace them with a pair of free-agent pickups Aron Baynes (two years, $14.3 million) and Len. The newly re-signed Chris Boucher will also factor into the equation at the position, most likely battling Len for the top backup role behind Baynes. Len's lack of mobility can often make him a liability on the defensive end when he's asked to guard big men on the perimeter, but the 27-year-old rebounds well and has shown some improvement as an outside shooter and rim runner over the past few seasons.

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  • DeWayne Dedmon ATL C
    Dewayne Dedmon: Won't play for Detroit
    1d ago

    Detroit intends to waive Dedmon once the trade it agreed to Thursday with the Hawks becomes official, Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports reports.

    The trade between the two teams was essentially an exchange of burdensome contracts, as Atlanta took back Tony Snell (due $12.18 million in 2020-21) while Detroit picked up Dedmon (due $26.6 million through 2021-22). Fortunately for Detroit, only $1 million of the money owed to Dedmon is guaranteed, so cutting him won't be too costly. Once he reaches free agency, Dedmon's outside shooting and shot-blocking abilities should be enough for him to find work elsewhere as a reserve center.

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  • Aron Baynes PHO C
    Raptors' Aron Baynes: Lands deal with Toronto
    1d ago

    Baynes has agreed to a two-year, $14.3 million deal with the Raptors, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Baynes resurrected his career with the Suns last season, averaging a career-high 11.5 points and 5.6 rebounds over 42 games played. The center has now earned a reported two-year deal with the Raptors. With Marc Gasol signing with the Lakers, Baynes will likely be considered the starting center on the squad to begin the 2020-21 campaign.

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  • Marc Gasol TOR C
    Lakers' Marc Gasol: Inks deal with Lakers
    1d ago

    Gasol has agreed to a two-year contract with the Lakers, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Gasol, who will turn 36 years old in January, has entertained the idea of returning to play in Europe, but the opportunity to play with the defending NBA Champions was likely too hard to pass up. With JaVale McGee being dealt to Cleveland, the Lakers have cleared space to make room for Gasol. Gasol will now compete with new teammate Montrezl Harrell for the starting center job in 2020-21. In 44 games with Toronto last season, Gasol averaged 7.5 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.

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  • JaVale McGee LAL C
    Cavaliers' JaVale McGee: Heading to Cleveland
    1d ago

    The Lakers traded McGee to the Cavaliers on Sunday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    McGee, along with a future second-round pick, are apparently heading to the Cavs. It's rumored that by trading McGee, the Lakers are creating space to potentially sign center Marc Gasol. McGee was a fine piece off the bench for the 2019-20 NBA Champions, averaging 6.6 points and 5.7 rebounds in 69 games. However, it remains unclear at the moment if Cleveland will try to trade or release him, given that the Cavs are in a rebuilding mode and are already committed to Andre Drummond and Larry Nance.

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  • Wenyen Gabriel SAC PF
    Pelicans' Wenyen Gabriel: Signs with Pelicans
    4h ago

    Gabriel signed a one-year contract with a team option for a second season with the Pelicans on Monday, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports.

    Gabriel will make $1.6 million this season and will earn $1.8 million if kept around for a second year. The forward appeared in 30 games for the Kings and Trail Blazers last season, scoring 2.1 points and bringing down 1.7 rebounds in 7.8 minutes per game.

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  • Zach Collins POR PF
    Trail Blazers' Zach Collins: Will be sidelined to begin season
    7h ago

    Trail Blazers general manager Neil Olshey said Monday that Collins (ankle) likely won't be ready for game action until the second or third week of January, Aaron J. Fentress of The Oregonian reports.

    Olshey's comments indicate that Collins will be sidelined when the 2020-21 season begins in late December, an unsurprising development given that the big man underwent surgery in late August to address a left ankle injury. Collins was seen working out at the Trail Blazers' practice facility Monday, but the 23-year-old doesn't look like he's particularly close to resuming full-court, full-contact work just yet. Expect the newly re-signed Carmelo Anthony and free-agent pickup Derrick Jones to handle most of the minutes at power forward until Collins is ready to play again.

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  • Markieff Morris DET PF
    Lakers' Markieff Morris: Staying with Lakers
    9h ago

    Morris agreed Monday with the Lakers on a one-year contract for the veteran's minimum, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Both Los Angeles teams were bidding for Morris' services in free agency, but rather than joining twin brother Marcus on the Clippers, Markieff elected to stick around with the Lakers for another season. After securing a buyout from the Pistons in February, Morris joined the Lakers for the stretch run and stepped in as a key rotational piece in the team's run to the NBA title. He earned double-digit minutes in all but two of the Lakers' 21 postseason contests, averaging 5.9 points, 3.0 rebounds, 1.4 triples and 1.0 assists per game while knocking down 42 percent of his attempts from beyond the arc. He'll likely slot in as the No. 4 big man for the Lakers behind Anthony Davis, Marc Gasol and Montrezl Harrell.

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  • Dario Saric PHO PF
    Suns' Dario Saric: Sticking around in desert
    11h ago

    Saric agreed Monday to re-sign with the Suns on a three-year, $27 million contract, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    The 26-year-old looked like he might be headed elsewhere this offseason after he was removed from the starting lineup in January, but he found his niche with the Suns as a go-to option on the second unit. He hit double figures in the scoring column in each of Phoenix's final 14 games of the 2019-20 campaign, averaging 15.4 points in 26.5 minutes per contest while shooting 58.1 percent from the field and 56.1 percent from three-point range. Even if the Suns continue to deploy Saric as a sixth man, he should still see the biggest portion of the minutes at power forward when healthy.

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  • Jerami Grant DEN PF
    Pistons' Jerami Grant: Deal finalized with Detroit
    1d ago

    Grant's deal with Detroit has been switched to a sign-and-trade with Denver, Rod Beard of The Detroit News reports.

    The Pistons will also receive the rights to Nikola Radicevic, who will remain overseas, along with Grant in exchange for cash considerations. It was previously reported that Grant agreed to terms on a three-year, $60 million contract with the Pistons on Friday.

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  • Chris Boucher TOR PF
    Raptors' Chris Boucher: Signs new deal with Toronto
    1d ago

    Boucher has signed a two-year, $13.5 million deal to stay with the Raptors, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Boucher is coming off a breakout campaign with the Raptors where he played a pivotal role off the bench, averaging 6.6 points and 4.5 rebounds in 13.2 minutes. With the Raptors signing Aron Baynes, Boucher will likely remain a backup for the time being. However, the high-flying center could potentially land some starts as Baynes has missed 71 combined games over the past two seasons due to injuries.

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  • Solomon Hill MIA SF
    Hawks' Solomon Hill: Joins Hawks on one-year deal
    9h ago

    Hill signed a one-year contract with the Hawks on Monday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    The financial terms of the deal have yet to be revealed. Hill started just four games last season for the Grizzlies and Heat but still played an important role in the rotation for both teams, averaging 18.4 minutes per game while chipping in with 5.5 points per contest. He'll likely fill a similar function as a low-usage role player for his new team.

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  • Keita Bates-Diop DEN SF
    Spurs' Keita Bates-Diop: Lands two-way deal with Spurs
    23h ago

    Bates-Diop has landed a two-way deal with the Spurs, Vincent Goodwill of Yahoo Sports reports.

    Bates-Diop will join his third team in as many seasons since entering the league as a second-round selection in the 2018 NBA Draft. The former Ohio State standout averaged a career-best 6.5 points and 2.9 rebounds in 44 games played last season.

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  • Alfonzo McKinnie CLE SF
    Lakers' Alfonzo McKinnie: Heading to Lakers
    1d ago

    McKinnie has been traded to the Lakers in exchange for JaVale McGee, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    McKinnie, as well as Jordan Bell, are heading to the Lakers as part of the reported McGee deal. McKinnie has seen limited action in the league over the past two seasons, averaging just 4.6 points and 2.8 rebounds with the Cavs in 2019-20. However, the forward, who's on a team-friendly contract, could provide experience of the bench if the Lakers choose to keep him.

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  • Kelan Martin MIN SF
    Kelan Martin: Becomes unrestricted free agent
    1d ago

    The Timberwolves rescinded Martin's qualifying offer Sunday, making him an unrestricted free agent, Jon Krawczynski of The Athletic reports.

    Martin was a two-way player for Minnesota last season, and he'll now be free to sign with any team after his qualifying offer was rescinded. The 25-year-old appeared in 31 games for the Timberwolves during the 2019-20 campaign, averaging 6.4 points and 3.1 rebounds over 19.0 minutes per game.

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  • Kenrich Williams NO SF
    Thunder's Kenrich Williams: OKC-bound in four-team trade
    1d ago

    The Thunder acquired Williams from the Pelicans on Sunday as part of a four-team deal that also includes the Bucks and Nuggets, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Jrue Holiday (to Milwaukee), Eric Bledsoe (to New Orleans) and Steven Adams (to New Orleans) are the principle players involved in the deal, while Oklahoma City received George Hill, Josh Gray, Zylan Cheatham, Darius Miller and three future first-round picks to go along with Williams. Williams is little more than a throw-in piece to the deal, though he proved to be a useful bench player for the Pelicans in 2019-20, averaging 3.5 points and 4.8 rebounds in 21.3 minutes per game over 39 appearances. According to Bobby Marks of ESPN.com, in order the facilitate the trade, the Thunder are expected to extend Williams a qualifying offer and retain him on a three-year contract. The first year of that deal would be guaranteed.

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  • Zylan Cheatham NO SF
    Thunder's Zylan Cheatham: Shipped to Thunder
    1d ago

    The Thunder acquired Cheatham from the Pelicans on Sunday as part of a four-team deal that also includes the Bucks and Nuggets, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Jrue Holiday (to Milwaukee), Eric Bledsoe (to New Orleans) and Steven Adams (to New Orleans) are the principle players involved in the deal, while Oklahoma City received George Hill, Kenrich Williams, Josh Gray, Darius Miller and three future first-round picks to go along with Cheatham. As an undrafted rookie last season, Cheatham appeared in only four games with New Orleans, instead seeing most of his action in the G League by virtue of being one of the Pelicans' two two-way players. Per Bobby Marks of ESPN.com, in order to facilitate the trade, the Thunder will convert Cheatham to a three-year standard NBA contract, with the first year of that deal being guaranteed.

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  • Sindarius Thornwell NO SG
    Pelicans' Sindarius Thornwell: Back with Pelicans
    4h ago

    Thornwell signed a one-year, minimum contract with the Pelicans on Monday, Andrew Lopez of ESPN.com reports.

    The 26-year-old joined the Pelicans as a substitute player for the NBA bubble in Orlando, and he'll rejoin the team after appearing in two games down the stretch. Thornwell otherwise last saw NBA action with the Clippers in 2018 and averaged 4.9 minutes across 64 games.

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  • Langston Galloway DET SG
    Suns' Langston Galloway: Reaches deal with Phoenix
    5h ago

    Galloway agreed to terms Monday on a contract with the Suns, Michael Scotto of USA Today reports.

    Galloway turned in the best season of his career as a member of the Pistons in 2019-20, averaging 10.3 points to go with 2.3 rebounds, 2.0 triples and 1.5 assists in 25.8 minutes per game while shooting 43.5 percent from the field and 39.9 percent from beyond the arc. The 29-year-old will provide a young Suns squad with some proven depth in the backcourt, but he may have a tough time finding consistent playing time off the bench with the likes of Cameron Payne, Jevon Carter and E'Twaun Moore also vying for minutes behind starting guards Chris Paul and Devin Booker.

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  • Damyean Dotson NY SG
    Cavaliers' Damyean Dotson: Heads to Cleveland
    9h ago

    Dotson signed a two-year, $4 million deal with the Cavaliers on Monday, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Dotson started 40 games and averaged 27.5 minutes per game in 2018-19, but his role was reduced significantly last season. His minutes per game dropped to 17.4 and he didn't start a single contest. He scored a modest 6.7 points per game, though he did shoot a solid 36.2 percent from three. He'll presumably be hoping for a slightly larger role with his new team.

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  • DeAndre' Bembry ATL SG
    Raptors' DeAndre' Bembry: Agrees to deal with Toronto
    23h ago

    Bembry has agreed to terms on a two-year, $4 million deal with the Raptors, Adam Schefter of ESPN reports.

    Bembry has been a solid contributor off the bench for the Hawks over the past four years, averaging a career-high 8.4 points and 4.4 rebounds back in 2018-19. The forward will likely compete for minutes with rookie Malachi Flynn and Norman Powell to begin the 2020-21 season.

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  • Zhaire Smith PHI SG
    Zhaire Smith: Likely to be waived by Detroit
    1d ago

    The Pistons intend to waive Smith (knee), who was acquired Sunday in a trade with the 76ers, Vincent Goodwill of The Detroit News reports.

    Detroit sent center Tony Bradley to Philadelphia in exchange for Smith, a 2018 first-round pick who has played in just 13 NBA games while battling a variety of health issues over his first two professional seasons. While the 21-year-old would seemingly be an ideal developmental prospect for a rebuilding club, the Pistons apparently have other players who rank as higher priorities for spots at the back end of the roster. Smith didn't accompany the 76ers to the NBA bubble in Orlando this summer due to a bone bruise in his left knee, but he should be ready to go for the start of the 2020-21 campaign.

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  • Jacob Evans MIN SG
    Knicks' Jacob Evans: Traded to New York
    1d ago

    Evans has been traded, along with Omari Spellman and a future second-round pick, to New York for Ed Davis, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Evans has seen limited time in the league over the past two seasons, appearing in just 29 contests in 2019-20 with the Warriors and Timberwolves. Evans may likely start the 2020-21 campaign with New York in the G League if the Knicks remain to keep him.

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  • Jordan Bone DET PG
    Magic's Jordan Bone: Joins Orlando on two-way deal
    2h ago

    Bone joined the Magic on a two-way contract Monday, Shams Charania of The Athletic reports.

    Bone made his NBA debut last season for the Pistons but failed to make much of an impression. He played a total of 53 minutes across 10 games, scoring 12 points and registering eight assists.

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  • Tremont Waters BOS PG
    Celtics' Tremont Waters: Returns on two-way deal
    3h ago

    Waters re-signed with the Celtics on a two-way contract Monday, Jared Weiss of The Athletic reports.

    The 51st pick in the 2019 draft had a very limited role for the Celtics last season, appearing in just 11 games and averaging 10.8 minutes and 3.6 points. He's likely set for a small role again this season.

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  • Matthew Dellavedova CLE PG
    Cavaliers' Matthew Dellavedova: Returning to Cleveland
    5h ago

    Dellavedova agreed Monday to re-sign with the Cavaliers, Olgun Uluc of ESPN Australia & New Zealand reports.

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, Dellavedova is returning to Cleveland on a one-year deal for the veteran's minimum. Dellavedova has been a trusted reserve guard with the Cavaliers and Bucks through the first seven years of his career, but even on the occasions he's received big minutes, he typically doesn't offer much fantasy-relevant production outside of the assists category.

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  • John Wall WAS PG
    Wizards' John Wall: No trade in works
    6h ago

    Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard said Monday that the team isn't looking to trade Wall (Achilles) ahead of the 2020-21 season, Chris Miller of NBC Sports Washington reports.

    Though the point guard made it known last week that he would like to be traded, the Wizards likely won't have an easy time finding many takers, given Wall's onerous contract along with the fact that he has yet to play a game since December 2018 after requiring two surgeries on his left Achilles' tendon. Per Mark Stein of The New York Times, those who have observed Wall's workouts in Los Angeles recently have been impressed with how he looks physically, but Sheppard noted Monday that the Wizards will still exercise caution with the 30-year-old. According to Ohm Youngmisuk of ESPN.com, Sheppard reiterated Monday that Wall will sit out one half of back-to-back sets this season, and he'll also play a lower volume of minutes in 2020-21 compared to past years.

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  • Austin Rivers HOU PG
    Knicks' Austin Rivers: Inks three-year deal with Knicks
    1d ago

    Rivers' recent deal with New York is for three years, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    It was previously reported that Rivers' new contract was a one-year deal, but it has now been confirmed that it's indeed a three-year one. Rivers will likely compete for starting point-guard duties with new teammates Elfrid Payton and Frank Ntilikina to begin the 2020-21 season.

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  • Jalen Lecque PHO PG
    Pacers' Jalen Lecque: Dealt to Indiana
    1d ago

    Lecque was traded from the Thunder to the Pacers on Sunday in exchange for T.J. Leaf and a future second-round pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

    Lecque was acquired by the Thunder as part of a package that sent Chris Paul to the Suns, but he spent less than a week with Oklahoma City before being traded to the Pacers. The 20-year-old spent most of the 2019-20 season in the G League, averaging 13.4 points and 3.4 assists over 26.6 minutes per game with the Northern Arizona Suns. Lecque should continue to work in a developmental role with Indiana.

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