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    • Alex Len PHO C
      Hawks' Alex Len: Headed to Atlanta
      14h ago

      Len agreed to a two-year, $8.5 million contract with the Hawks on Saturday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

      After being selected with the fourth overall pick in 2013, Len spent five years with the Suns. He had a fluctuating role, starting in 140 of his 335 appearances, and never starting more than 46 games in a single campaign. Ultimately, the Suns had other plans at center after landing the No. 1 overall pick in this summer's draft, selecting Deandre Ayton. The Hawks -- in a deeper rebuild than Phoenix -- seemingly feel signing Len to a short-term deal is worth the gamble. In 69 games last season, Len posted 12 double-doubles and blocked at least five shots in three contests. With Atlanta, he may continue to have an opportunity to hover around 20 minutes per game, as the team is short on frontcourt depth. However, health remains a concern, as Len is averaging just 67 games per season.

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    • Davon Reed PHO SG
      Suns' Davon Reed: Contract guaranteed for 2018-19
      16h ago

      The Suns officially guaranteed Reed's contract for 2018-19 after keeping him on the roster past Friday's deadline, Scott Bordow of The Arizona Republic reports.

      Reed's performance in the Las Vegas Summer League was likely the determining factor in the Suns' decision to retain him, as the second-year forward averaged 13.4 points, 4.4 boards and 3.0 assists while shooting 48.9 percent from the field. The 23-year-old's contributions were more modest during his rookie campaign, and he won't necessarily have an easier path to playing time in Year 2 with the Suns adding Trevor Ariza in free agency and spending a first-round pick on a wing player in Mikal Bridges.

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    • Montrezl Harrell LAC PF
      Clippers' Montrezl Harrell: Re-ups with Clippers
      17h ago

      Harrell re-signed with the Clippers on Saturday for two-years, $12 million, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

      Though the 24-year-old mostly played reserve center behind DeAndre Jordan, a high number of injuries for the Clippers afforded Harrell some extra time. He ultimately garnered 1.3 fewer minutes per game than in 2016-17 with the Rockets, but the Louisville product was able to put together a career year, averaging 11.0 points and 4.0 rebounds across 17.0 minutes while shooting 63.5 percent from the field. With Jordan moving on to Dallas and being replaced by Marcin Gortat, who saw just 25.3 minutes per contest last season, Harrell looks to be in store for a bigger role in 2018-19.

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    • Abdel Nader BOS SF
      Abdel Nader: Waived by Celtics
      20h ago

      The Celtics waived Nader (wrist) on Saturday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

      Nader was in the midst of a 2-to-3 month recovery from surgery to address a wrist issue dating back to his days in high school. Boston will turn elsewhere in their search for additional shooting depth off the bench. Nader appeared in 48 games -- including one start -- and averaged just under 11 minutes per game for the club last season and will now be free to look for work with a different team.

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    • Nemanja Bjelica SAC PF
      Kings' Nemanja Bjelica: Heading to Sacramento
      1d ago

      After reneging on a deal with Philadelphia, Bjelica has agreed to a three-year, $20.5 million deal with the Kings, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

      Bjelica agreed to terms on a contract with the 76ers earlier in the week, but ultimately backed out. It was reported his decision was based on his wishes to stay close to his family in Europe. Thus, his decision to join the Kings is relatively surprising. The deal may have been too much to turn down, as it matched the length he was reportedly looking for. He averaged 6.8 points 4.1 rebounds, and 1.1 triples across 20.5 minutes for the Timberwolves last season, and figures to see a similar role off the bench as a stretch-four next season.

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    • Michael Beasley NY PF
      Lakers' Michael Beasley: Joins Lakers
      2d ago

      Beasley agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Lakers on Friday, Chris Haynes of ESPN.com reports.

      Beasley had a career resurgence last season with the Knicks, with his 22.3 minutes per game being his biggest role since 2011-12. He averaged 13.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game while shooting 50.7 percent from the field and 39.5 percent from deep. However, in joining LA, it's unclear if he'll be able to maintain the same usage, as he plays the same position(s) as LeBron James, Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma.

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    • Alex Len PHO C
      Hawks' Alex Len: Headed to Atlanta
      14h ago

      Len agreed to a two-year, $8.5 million contract with the Hawks on Saturday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

      After being selected with the fourth overall pick in 2013, Len spent five years with the Suns. He had a fluctuating role, starting in 140 of his 335 appearances, and never starting more than 46 games in a single campaign. Ultimately, the Suns had other plans at center after landing the No. 1 overall pick in this summer's draft, selecting Deandre Ayton. The Hawks -- in a deeper rebuild than Phoenix -- seemingly feel signing Len to a short-term deal is worth the gamble. In 69 games last season, Len posted 12 double-doubles and blocked at least five shots in three contests. With Atlanta, he may continue to have an opportunity to hover around 20 minutes per game, as the team is short on frontcourt depth. However, health remains a concern, as Len is averaging just 67 games per season.

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    • Dakari Johnson ORL C
      Magic's Dakari Johnson: Dealt to Orlando
      2d ago

      Johnson was traded to the Magic on Friday in exchange for Rodney Purvis, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

      With both Steven Adams and Nerlens Noel in the fold for OKC, Johnson was unlikely to see significant run anytime soon. Though now behind the likes of Nikola Vucevic, Mo Bamba and possibly Khem Birch, Orlando's status as a rebuilding team gives Johnson greater potential for playing time. He was a force in the G-League last season in 10 games for the Oklahoma City Blue, averaging 23.3 points, 10.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.2 blocks while shooting 58.4 percent from the field.

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    • Giorgios Papagiannis POR C
      Georgios Papagiannis: Heads home
      2d ago

      Papagiannis signed a five-year deal with Panathinaikos Athens of Greece on Friday.

      After a disappointing two seasons in the NBA, Papagiannis will head home to the team that rostered him from 2014 through 2016 before making the move stateside. Despite his poor showing of late, he'll immediately be one of the best frontcourt players in Europe.

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    • Jakob Poeltl SA C
      Spurs' Jakob Poeltl: Sent to San Antonio
      4d ago

      Poeltl was traded to the Spurs on Wednesday as part of a package that brings Kawhi Leonard to Toronto, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

      The Raptors didn't have to dip too far into their war chest of young assets, but they'll send Poeltl as the sweetener in the deal alongside DeMar DeRozan. Poeltl played in all 82 games last season, coming off the bench to average 6.9 points, 4.8 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in 18.6 minutes per game. He'll likely play slightly increased role in San Antonio, which doesn't have a ton of depth at center outside of LaMarcus Aldridge and an aging Pau Gasol.

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    • Giorgios Papagiannis POR C
      Georgios Papagiannis: Waived by Trail Blazers
      4d ago

      Papagiannis has been waived by the Trail Blazers, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com reports.

      Shortly after winning the Summer League championship, the Trail Blazers decided to cut ties with the former first-round selection. Selected with the 13th overall by the Kings in the 2016 NBA Draft, Papagiannis failed to see major minutes during his run in Sacramento and only took the court once after signing with the Trail Blazers back in early March. The 21-year-old is now planning to sign a deal in Greece.

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    • Marshall Plumlee MIL C
      Marshall Plumlee: Becomes unrestricted free agent
      5d ago

      Plumlee confirmed Monday via his personal Instagram account that the Bucks withdrew his qualifying offer, making him an unrestricted free agent.

      After cutting ties with Plumlee, the Bucks will now have space to sign another player to a two-way contract. Plumlee joined the Bucks on a two-way deal in January, appearing in eight games for Milwaukee and 13 for their G League affiliate, the Wisconsin Herd. He'll look to secure a two-way deal or training camp invite with another team.

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    • Montrezl Harrell LAC PF
      Clippers' Montrezl Harrell: Re-ups with Clippers
      17h ago

      Harrell re-signed with the Clippers on Saturday for two-years, $12 million, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

      Though the 24-year-old mostly played reserve center behind DeAndre Jordan, a high number of injuries for the Clippers afforded Harrell some extra time. He ultimately garnered 1.3 fewer minutes per game than in 2016-17 with the Rockets, but the Louisville product was able to put together a career year, averaging 11.0 points and 4.0 rebounds across 17.0 minutes while shooting 63.5 percent from the field. With Jordan moving on to Dallas and being replaced by Marcin Gortat, who saw just 25.3 minutes per contest last season, Harrell looks to be in store for a bigger role in 2018-19.

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    • Nemanja Bjelica SAC PF
      Kings' Nemanja Bjelica: Heading to Sacramento
      1d ago

      After reneging on a deal with Philadelphia, Bjelica has agreed to a three-year, $20.5 million deal with the Kings, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

      Bjelica agreed to terms on a contract with the 76ers earlier in the week, but ultimately backed out. It was reported his decision was based on his wishes to stay close to his family in Europe. Thus, his decision to join the Kings is relatively surprising. The deal may have been too much to turn down, as it matched the length he was reportedly looking for. He averaged 6.8 points 4.1 rebounds, and 1.1 triples across 20.5 minutes for the Timberwolves last season, and figures to see a similar role off the bench as a stretch-four next season.

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    • Michael Beasley NY PF
      Lakers' Michael Beasley: Joins Lakers
      2d ago

      Beasley agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Lakers on Friday, Chris Haynes of ESPN.com reports.

      Beasley had a career resurgence last season with the Knicks, with his 22.3 minutes per game being his biggest role since 2011-12. He averaged 13.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game while shooting 50.7 percent from the field and 39.5 percent from deep. However, in joining LA, it's unclear if he'll be able to maintain the same usage, as he plays the same position(s) as LeBron James, Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma.

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    • Chris Boucher 2005 PF
      Raptors' Chris Boucher: Signs camp deal with Toronto
      2d ago

      Boucher signed a training camp deal with the Raptors on Friday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

      After playing under a two-way contract with Golden State last season, Boucher joined the Raptors for summer league and was impressive in that short stint. He'll now have a legitimate shot at making the team's final roster in training camp, especially considering Jakob Poeltl's depature to the Spurs as a piece in the Kawhi Leonard trade, as Toronto is fairly light on quality frontcourt depth.

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    • Jonah Bolden NBADRAFT PF
      76ers' Jonah Bolden: Signs rookie deal with Sixers
      2d ago

      Bolden agreed to a four-year rookie contract with the Sixers on Friday, Shams Charania of Yahoo reports.

      A second-round pick in 2017, Bolden spent last season overseas as a draft-and-stash player. The former UCLA Bruin agreed to a deal that will pay him roughly $7 million over four years, though the contract does include team options -- likely for the final two years. The implication is that Bolden will come over to join the Sixers for the 2018-19 season, but he'll likely play a relatively minor role as he adjusts to the NBA game.

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    • Richaun Holmes PHO PF
      76ers' Richaun Holmes: Dealt to Phoenix
      2d ago

      Holmes was traded to the Suns on Friday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

      The terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed, but the 76ers will receive some amount of cash considerations in exchange for Holmes, per Charania. Holmes appeared in 48 games and averaged 15.5 minutes per game with the 76ers last season, and while he typically played well when given the chance, his opportunities were somewhat sporadic with Joel Embiid entrenched as the No. 1 center. The writing may have been on the wall after Philadelphia acquired Mike Muscala from Atlanta on Thursday, and Holmes will now head to a Suns team that also has a fair amount of depth at center. Rookie Deandre Ayton figures to have a strong grasp on the starting job, while veteran Tyson Chandler will battle Marquese Chriss -- as well as Holmes -- for reserve minutes. The 24-year-old is under contract for just over $1.6 million in 2018-19.

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    • Abdel Nader BOS SF
      Abdel Nader: Waived by Celtics
      20h ago

      The Celtics waived Nader (wrist) on Saturday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

      Nader was in the midst of a 2-to-3 month recovery from surgery to address a wrist issue dating back to his days in high school. Boston will turn elsewhere in their search for additional shooting depth off the bench. Nader appeared in 48 games -- including one start -- and averaged just under 11 minutes per game for the club last season and will now be free to look for work with a different team.

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    • Jared Dudley BKN SF
      Nets' Jared Dudley: Sent to Brooklyn
      2d ago

      Dudley, along with a 2021 second round pick, was traded to the Nets on Friday in exchange for Darrell Arthur, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

      The Nets essentially agreed to take on more salary in exchange for a second round pick, and both Dudley and Arthur could be headed towards buyouts with their respective teams. Dudley is coming off a rough 11th season in the NBA, playing just 48 games with the Suns and having limited playing time. However, he's still a quality three-point shooter and can provide veteran leadership, so even if he is ultimately bought out by the Nets, he shouldn't have any issues finding a team to latch onto this season.

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    • Carmelo Anthony OKC SF
      Hawks' Carmelo Anthony: Traded to Hawks, will be waived
      3d ago

      Anthony has been traded to the Hawks, along with a protected future first-round pick, in exchange for Dennis Schroder and Mike Muscala, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports. The expectation is that Anthony will be waived in short order.

      While the deal involves three players, it's a relatively straightforward transaction that looks to benefit both sides. The Thunder get rid of Anthony and his massive salary for the 2018-19 season, and they also add a young guard in Schroder who openly requested a trade back in May. The Hawks will likely part ways with Anthony in the next day or two, but they'll get a protected, 2022 first-round pick for their troubles. After that, Anthony will be free to sign with any team, and the Rockets are widely expected to be his top choice.

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    • Svi Mykhailiuk LAL SF
      Lakers' Sviatoslav Mykhailiuk: Tallies 10 points to close out SL play
      4d ago

      Mykhailiuk generated 10 points (3-10 FG, 2-7 3Pt, 2-2 FT), three rebounds and two assists across 23 minutes during the Lakers' 91-73 loss to the Trail Blazers in the Las Vegas Summer League championship game Tuesday.

      Although he closed out summer league play in modest fashion relative to his other efforts, Mykailiuk still set the stage for a strong training camp and preseason with a sensational body of work overall in Las Vegas. The rookie finished with averages of 16.6 points (on 48.0 percent shooting), 4.0 rebounds and 2.1 assists across 24.7 minutes over seven games, displaying a deft shooting touch from all over the court in nearly every contest. He'll look to continue making an equally strong impression this fall in an attempt to secure a steady second-unit backcourt role during his first NBA campaign.

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    • Danny Green TOR SF
      Raptors' Danny Green: Headed to Toronto
      4d ago

      Green (groin) and Kawhi Leonard were traded to the Raptors on Wednesday in exchange for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first-round pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

      The Raptors didn't have to give up OG Anunoby, or even an unprotected pick, but acquiring Leonard will mean taking on Green and his $10 million salary for next season. Green played in 70 games last season and shot better than 36.3 percent from three, but that's still a handful of percentage points lower than his peak seasons. Green will likely come off the bench in Toronto, but with DeRozan now out of the picture, there will certainly be minutes available at shooting guard.

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    • Kawhi Leonard TOR SF
      Spurs' Kawhi Leonard: Traded to Raptors
      4d ago

      The Spurs agreed Wednesday to trade Leonard (quadriceps) and Danny Green to the Raptors in exchange for DeMar DeRozan, Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first-round pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

      Leonard's long standoff with the Spurs has finally come to an end, and he'll now head north to join what was the best team in the Eastern Conference during the regular season. Of course, that was with DeRozan leading the charge, but a healthy Leonard is an even better No. 1 scorer and defender. Leonard's health is the biggest question mark heading into next season, and it's likely part of the reason the Raptors didn't have to overpay for his services. Leonard played in only nine games last season amid a lingering quad injury, and the entire situation remains shrouded in mystery. Toronto is gambling that Leonard, who has only one year left on his contract, will get back to his 2016-17 form, when he averaged 25.5 points, 5.8 rebounds, 3.5 assists and 1.8 steals per game.

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    • Davon Reed PHO SG
      Suns' Davon Reed: Contract guaranteed for 2018-19
      16h ago

      The Suns officially guaranteed Reed's contract for 2018-19 after keeping him on the roster past Friday's deadline, Scott Bordow of The Arizona Republic reports.

      Reed's performance in the Las Vegas Summer League was likely the determining factor in the Suns' decision to retain him, as the second-year forward averaged 13.4 points, 4.4 boards and 3.0 assists while shooting 48.9 percent from the field. The 23-year-old's contributions were more modest during his rookie campaign, and he won't necessarily have an easier path to playing time in Year 2 with the Suns adding Trevor Ariza in free agency and spending a first-round pick on a wing player in Mikal Bridges.

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    • Rodney Purvis OKC SG
      Thunder's Rodney Purvis: Dealt to Thunder
      2d ago

      Purvis was traded to the Thunder on Friday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

      The Thunder will send Dakari Johnson to Orlando in a move that looks to be a low-level salary dump. Johnson's contract for next season is guaranteed at $1.4 million, while Purvis is on a non-guaranteed deal, which the Thunder will likely look to shed.

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    • Antonius Cleveland ATL SG
      Antonius Cleveland: To be waived by Atlanta
      3d ago

      Cleveland will be waived by the Hawks, Chris Vivlamore of The Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

      Cleveland, for financial reasons, will be a casualty of the trade that sent Dennis Schroder to the Thunder for Carmelo Anthony and a protected 2022 first-round pick. As a result of injuries, Cleveland appeared in just 24 total games last season between the NBA and the G-League.

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    • Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot PHI SG
      Thunder's Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot: Traded to Thunder
      3d ago

      Luwawu-Cabarrot was traded to the Thunder on Thursday in a three-team deal, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

      The Thunder were looking to get Carmelo Anthony and his $27.9 million contract off their books and were able to do so in Thursday's trade, which netted the team Luwawu-Cabarrot and Dennis Schroder. Luwawu-Cabarrot is only 23 years old and still has some upside, which the Thunder will look to maximize if they opt to keep him on the roster ahead of the regular season. However, the 6-foot-7 forward shot just 33.5 percent from deep last season and averaged just 15.5 minutes, so he wasn't a fantasy contributor. That shouldn't change despite the move to Oklahoma City considering Luwawu-Cabarrot will likely just be a depth piece once again.

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    • Justin Anderson PHI SG
      Hawks' Justin Anderson: Dealt to Atlanta
      3d ago

      Anderson will be traded to the Hawks in a three-team deal, Chris Vivlamore of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports.

      Thursday's trade was a three-team deal between the Hawks, Thunder and 76ers. In addition to Anderson, Carmelo Anthony was dealt to Atlanta, though he's expected to be waived. Mike Muscala also went to the 76ers, while Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot was shipped to the Thunder. In Anderson's case specifically, he joins a much less talented roster, but will still have plenty of bodies to fight with for minutes on the wing. The Hawks bring back both Kent Bazemore and Taurean Prince, while they also drafted Kevin Huerter, so Anderson will likely push for a complementary bench role. Anderson hasn't averaged more than minutes in the teens throughout his three-year NBA career and that's unlikely to change despite the change of scenery.

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    • Isaiah Whitehead DEN SG
      Isaiah Whitehead: Officially waived by Denver
      4d ago

      Whitehead (wrist) was waived by the Nuggets on Tuesday.

      Whitehead was traded to the Nuggets last week as part of a salary dump from Denver, as Brooklyn took on the contracts of both Kenneth Faried and Darrell Arthur. Whitehead is yet to make much of an impact at the professional level, but as soon as he clears waivers, he'll be free to sign on with any team before the start of training camp.

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    • Yogi Ferrell DAL PG
      Kings' Yogi Ferrell: Joining Sacramento
      2d ago

      Ferrell agreed to a two-year, $6.2 million contract with the Kings on Friday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

      Ferrell, who backed out of an agreed-upon two-year contract with the Mavericks on Thursday, has decided to take his talents to Sacramento. The second-year point guard out of Indiana played all 82 games last season, averaging 10.2 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists across 27.8 minutes. Considering De'Aaron Fox's presence on the team, it may be tough for Ferrell to see that kind of run again this year. As a result, he can likely be avoided in most Fantasy drafts.

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    • Yogi Ferrell DAL PG
      Yogi Ferrell: Backs out of deal with Dallas
      2d ago

      Ferrell, who agreed to a two-year deal with the Mavericks on Thursday, decided to re-enter free agency Friday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

      This is a rather peculiar situation where Ferrell apparently backed out of the agreement after having more time to think on the details of the arrangement. He was in line to make $5.3 million over the next two years in Dallas, but since the contract wasn't actually signed yet, he'll continue to assess his options.

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    • Monte Morris DEN PG
      Nuggets' Monte Morris: Contract converted into standard deal
      3d ago

      Morris, who signed a two-way contract in 2017, agreed to a standard deal Thursday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports. The terms are for three years, $4.8 million with the first two seasons guaranteed.

      The 51st overall pick in 2017, Morris spent most of last year in the G-League. There, he averaged 17.8 points, 6.5 assists, 4.5 rebounds and 1.8 steals in 34.7 minutes. He also recently played four games on Denver's summer league squad, where he averaged 17.5 points, 6.3 assists and 3.3 rebounds. Morris' quality play over the past year has been enough to persuade the Nuggets' brass into extending him a standard deal. That said, he'll likely have trouble finding run behind Jamal Murray and Isaiah Thomas.

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    • Dennis Schroder ATL PG
      Thunder's Dennis Schroder: Shipped to Oklahoma City
      3d ago

      Schroder and Mike Muscala have been dealt from the Hawks to the Thunder in exchange for Carmelo Anthony and a protected 2022 first-round pick, Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reports.

      Schroder had been on the trading block for quite some time after his relationship with the organization appeared to sour due to some comments made publicly by the 24-year-old regarding the direction of the team. The Hawks then brought in Jeremy Lin in a trade earlier this offseason, which all but signaled Schroder's stay in Atlanta wouldn't last much longer. As a result, Schroder heads to Oklahoma City, where he'll likely be forced to backup Russell Westbrook at point guard. After averaging 31.0 minutes or more the last two seasons, Schroder's playing time will likely take a hit and he'll have to transition into a reserve role. Still, the Thunder wanted to increase their speed and add another ball-handler in the backcourt, which Schroder should be able to provide with ease.

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    • Yogi Ferrell DAL PG
      Mavericks' Yogi Ferrell: Signs two-year deal with Mavericks
      3d ago

      Ferrell re-signed with the Mavericks on Thursday to a two-year, $5.3 million contract, Shams Charania of Yahoo! Sports reports.

      The Mavericks had previously pulled Ferrell's qualifying offer, but the two sides ultimately reconvened and were able to put an agreement in place. Ferrell was reportedly promised the backup shooting guard role to start the season, so it appears the 25-year-old should still have a rotational role in the backcourt despite the addition of No. 3 overall pick Luka Doncic and second-round guard Jalen Brunson. Playing in all 82 games last season, Ferrell averaged 10.2 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists, while knocking down 1.6 three-pointers at a 37.2 percent clip.

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    • Marcus Smart BOS PG
      Celtics' Marcus Smart: Re-signs with Boston
      3d ago

      Smart agreed Thursday with the Celtics on a four-year contract worth up to $52 million, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

      Smart was one of the last big names still available on the market, but his status as a restricted free agent always made it likely that a return to Boston was likely if the Celtics had the roster space available. Though he has major shortcomings as a shooter and floor general, the 24-year-old Smart has already carved out a reputation as one of the league's top perimeter defenders. With both Kyrie Irving (knee) and Terry Rozier seemingly on track to stay put in Boston for the start of the season, Smart will have difficultly carving out a much larger role after averaging just under 30 minutes per game in 2017-18. His status as a third or fourth option on offense when he's on the court in addition to his poor percentages make him better in real-life terms rather than the fantasy realm.

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