2019 NBA Free Agency live updates: Everything that’s happened so far
NBA Free Agency is always one of the crazier times of the year in any sport, with signings happening at a fast and frantic pace. To try to ease the confusion, take a look at everything that has been going on so far in the NBA Free Agency world in one place to keep you up to date on all of the madness.
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Saturday, July 6:
5:28 p.m.: Just like his brother, Marcus Morris is heading to a new squad this summer, signing a two-year, $20 million deal with the Spurs, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
2:55 p.m.: Rajon Rondo will be heading back to the Lakers, and meeting with some old friends along the way. Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Rondo is signing a two-year deal to reunite with his former Pelicans teammates, Anthony Davis and DeMarcus Cousins.
2:36 p.m.: DeMarcus Cousins will be reuniting with Anthony Davis in Los Angeles, as the center signs a one-year deal with the Lakers, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.
2:31 p.m.: The Clippers are spending money left and right, agreeing to a deal with Ivica Zubac to keep the center around in Los Angeles for four more years, per Adrian Wojnarowski.
1:36 p.m.: The Raptors are looking to bounce back in free agency, signing Stanley Johnson to a two-year, $7.5 million deal, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
9:48 a.m.: More moves are in the works in Los Angeles, with Chris Haynes reporting that Quinn Cook will be heading to the Lakers on a two-year deal.
3:17 a.m.: The Lakers continue to make moves in free agency as they look to recover from the miss on Kawhi Leonard, bringing back Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and JaVale McGee on two-year deals.
2:23 a.m.: The Raptors take another hit in a late-night news cycle with a second Los Angeles theft, as Danny Green signs a two-year, $30 million deal with the Lakers.
1:53 a.m.: In a shocking move, Kawhi Leonard is heading to the Clippers, per Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports.
Leonard will be joining the Clippers alongside Paul George, who will be heading to Los Angeles after being traded by the Thunder, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
Friday, July 5:
9:01 p.m.: The Grizzlies make another move to clear more money, as David Alridge reports that the team will waive Avery Bradley.
8:40 p.m.: Dwight Howard is on the move again, as the Wizards ship the multiple-time All-Star to the Grizzlies, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
The Grizzlies will reportedly release Howard after the deal is done, making him a free agent.
Thursday, July 4:
Nothing to see here…Happy Fourth of July!
Wednesday, July 3:
4:22 p.m.: In non-free agency news, the Grizzlies sent Kyle Korver and Jevon Carter to the Suns in exchange for DeAnthony Melton, Josh Jackson and two second-round picks.
Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Korver’s contract will be bought out by the Suns, with the Lakers, Sixers and Bucks all in a good spot to land the veteran guard.
3:35 p.m.: TJ McConnell with be spending the next two years in Indiana after signing a deal with the Pacers, per Adrian Wojnarowski.
2:31 p.m.: Markieff Morris will be joining his brother’s former team after agreeing to a deal with the Pistons, according to Shams Charania.
12:36 p.m.: Per Shams Charania, Boban Marjanovic will be heading to the Mavericks on a two-year, $7 million deal.
11:08 a.m.: Chandler Parsons is on the move, as the Grizzlies make a trade for Solomon Hill and Miles Plumlee from the Hawks.
Tuesday, July 2:
10:25 p.m.: While still leaving room for a potential Kawhi Leonard deal, the Clippers signed Rodney McGruder to a three-year, $15 million deal.
9:00 p.m.: The Nets get another veteran to go alongside Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving, reaching an agreement with Wilson Chandler, according to Chris Haynes.
8:50 p.m.: The Jazz continue to make moves in a busy free agency period, signing Emmanuel Mudiay to a one-year deal for next season.
7:40 p.m.: The Lakers continue to have an impact this offseason, signing veteran Jared Dudley to a $2.6 million deal for the 2019 season, per Adrian Wojnarowski.
6:56 p.m.: Jeff Green will be shipping off to Utah when the 2019 season gets going, joining Mike Conley Jr. and Bojan Bogdanovic on the Jazz on a one-year deal.
5:55 p.m.: As the Warriors continue to fill out their roster in a post-Kevin Durant world, the team has reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with Glenn Robinson, with a player option in the back half of the contract.
5:46 p.m.: The Bulls and Ryan Arcidiacono won’t be parting ways anytime soon, with the two sides agreeing to a three-year, $9 million deal, per Shams Charania.
5:10 p.m.: Willie Cauley-Stein is reportedly heading to the Warriors, according to Marcus Thompson, as news comes out about a lack of interest in DeMarcus Cousins.
2:19 p.m.: The Celtics are strengthening their big-man collection, resigning Daniel Theis to a two-year, $10 million deal.
12:59 p.m.: Although he’s not a free agent this year, the Sixers have offered Ben Simmons a five-year contract extension, with the two sides reportedly expected to work toward an eventual agreement, per Adrian Wojnarowski.
12:46 a.m.: According to Shams Charania, the Trail Blazers and Anthony Tolliver have agreed to a one-year, $2.6 million deal for next season.
Monday, July 1:
10:35 p.m.: Isaiah Thomas may finally have a chance to break out in 2019, signing a one-year deal with the Wizards, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.
7:57 p.m.: The Warriors may have lost Jordan Bell earlier in the evening, but they managed to pull off a big signing as Kevon Looney has reportedly agreed to a three-year, $15 million deal to return to the team.
6:10 p.m.: The Warriors won’t be bringing back many of the same players from last season when the 2019 campaign gets underway, with Jordan Bell heading to the Timberwolves, per Chris Haynes.
5:11 p.m.: As part of the Jimmy Butler sign-and-trade to the Heat, Maurice Harkless is heading to the Clippers, per Adrian Wojnarowski.
The Heat are sending a future first-round pick to the Clippers, and the Sixers get Josh Richardson from the Heat in the deal.
4:10 p.m.: The Bucks continue to build up their roster as they look to return to the Eastern Conference Finals, signing Wesley Matthews to a one-year deal.
2:17 p.m.: The Celtics have signed a big man to replace Al Horford, inking a deal with Enes Kanter, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
2:02 p.m.: In another slight free agency move, the Knicks and Elfrid Payton are reportedly in agreement on a two-year, $16 million deal.
2:01 p.m.: Maxi Kleber will be down in Dallas for a long time if his new deal holds true, signing a four-year, $35 million deal with the Mavericks, per Marc Stein.
1:19 p.m.: LeBron James and Anthony Davis will have another shooter around to provide some depth for the Lakers, with Troy Daniels heading to Los Angeles on a one-year deal.
12:56 p.m.: Klay Thompson will be sticking around in the Bay Area to recover from his torn ACL as he officially agrees to a five-year, $190 million deal with the Warriors.
12:37 p.m.: Jimmy Butler won’t have to worry about sharing the star power in Miami, as the Heat are reportedly trading Hassan Whiteside to the Trail Blazers for Mo Harkless and Meyers Leonard.
12:23 p.m.: While one Curry brother has a new star teammate, the other is heading off to a different city out west. Seth Curry is reportedly heading back to the Mavericks on a four-year deal, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.
11:18 a.m.: Michael Carter-Williams will be back in Orlando in the fall, reportedly agreeing to a one-year deal with the Magic.
10:41 a.m.: The Knicks continue to look for ways to fill the void left by the lack of a big splash in free agency, signing Wayne Ellington to a two-year, $16 million deal.
3:17 a.m.: Cory Joseph is heading to the Kings on a three-year, $37 million deal, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Chris Haynes.
1:27 a.m.: Patrick Beverley will reportedly be sticking around in Los Angeles, signing a three-year, $40 million deal.
12:23 a.m.: Jamal Murray won’t be leaving the Nuggets anytime soon, with the team locking him down with a five-year, $170 million maximum extension, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
Sunday, June 30:
11:41 p.m.: The Warriors are reportedly trading Andre Igoudala, alongside three draft picks, to the Grizzlies to clear cap room in the aftermath of the D’Angelo Russell sign-and-trade, per Adrian Wojnarowski.
11:30 p.m.: In a shocking move, the Warriors have acquired D’Angelo Russell in a sign-and-trade with the Nets for four years, $117 million.
Coinciding with this sign-and-trade, the Warriors will need to free up some cap room, with sources telling Adrian Wojnarowski that Andre Igoudala could be on the move.
11:03 p.m.: The Athletic’s Anthony Slater reports that Klay Thompson’s deal with the Warriors will be a full five-year maximum deal for the All-Star guard. The deal would not include a player option or a no-trade clause, locking Thompson down for well after he fully recovers from his torn ACL.
Marc Stein reported around 10:30 p.m. that Thompson’s contract is “a done deal” with a five-year, $190 million maximum value.
10:19 p.m.: Instead of taking on Goran Dragic’s deal, the Mavericks are reportedly acquiring Kelly Olynyk and Derrick Jones from the Heat in the Jimmy Butler sign-and-trade.
9:55 p.m.: It’s official. DeAndre Jordan has agreed to a four-year, $40 million deal to join Kevin Durant and Kyrie Irving in Brooklyn.
9:42 p.m.: With Josh Richardson heading to the 76ers in the sign-and-trade for Jimmy Butler, Goran Tragic is reportedly heading to the Mavericks to join Kristaps Porzingis and Luka Doncic.
9:08 p.m.: The Celtics have officially lost the Al Horford sweepstakes, with the All-Star signing a four-year, $109 million deal with the 76ers.
9:04 p.m.: The next big free agency domino has fallen, with the Heat acquiring Jimmy Butler in a sign-and-trade from Philadelphia, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
8:59 p.m.: There reportedly won’t be any Kawhi Leonard news on the opening day of free agency, with the Raptors forward set to “ramp up the process over next couple days,” according to Chris Haynes.
8:54 p.m.: The Knicks make another move that doesn’t involve a superstar, signing Taj Gibson to a two-year, $20 million deal.
8:17 p.m.: According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, D’Angelo Russell and Karl-Anthony Towns met as early as Saturday, with the Timberwolves looking to make moves to try to lock down the former Nets point guard.
Anthony-Towns also posted a photo on his Instagram story saying, “Loading,” matching up with Russell’s “Dloading” handle.
7:58 p.m.: According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, George Hill will be signing a three-year, $29 million deal with the Bucks to keep most of the pieces from last year’s Eastern Conference Finals run intact.
7:35 p.m.: The Knicks finally make a slight splash in free agency, signing Julius Randle to a three-year, $63 million deal.
7:20 p.m.: Kevin Durant is definitely heading to Brooklyn to join the Nets, but Chris Haynes is reporting that the deal may become a sign-and-trade with the Warriors. ESPN’s Brian Windhorst brought up the potential of D’Angelo Russell heading to the Warriors to join Steph Curry next year, with Klay Thompson rehabbing after tearing his ACL.
7:09 p.m.: Tobias Harris is heading back to Philadelphia, signing a five-year, $180 million deal with the 76ers, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
6:37 p.m.: Chris Haynes of Yahoo! Sports reports that Damian Lillard will be sticking around in Portland after agreeing to a four-year, $194 million extension with the Trail Blazers.
6:30 p.m.: After getting a qualifying offer from the Bucks before the massive deal was announced for Khris Middleton, Malcolm Brogdan will be heading to the Pacers in exchange for a first-round pick and two future second-round picks, per Adrian Wojnarowski.
6:28 p.m.: Bojan Bogdanovic will reportedly be leaving the Pacers and heading to the Jazz on a four-year, $73 million deal, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.
6:27 p.m.: Ricky Rubio will be moving on to the Phoenix Suns on a three-year, $51 million deal, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
6:19 p.m.: ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Al-Farouq Aminu will be signing a three-year, $29 million deal with the Magic, with a player option for the final third of the deal.
6:14 p.m.: Trevor Ariza will be heading to the Kings to join Harrison Barnes, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
6:10 p.m.: Terrence Ross will be heading back to Orlando for the 2019 season, agreeing to a four-year, $54 deal, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
6:06 p.m.: Kyrie Irving is officially joining Kevin Durant in New York, signing a four-year, $142 million deal with the Nets, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
6:03 p.m.: Kristaps Porzingis will be sticking around with the Mavericks for a long time to come, signing a five-year, $158 million deal, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.
6:01 p.m.: Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Derrick Rose will be heading to the Pistons on a two-year, $15 million deal.
6:01 p.m.: As free agency officially gets underway, Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Harrison Barnes has officially agreed to a four-year, $85 million deal with the Kings.
6:00 p.m.: Kemba Walker has officially joined the Celtics on a four-year, $141 million deal, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.
5:24 p.m.: The Bucks are keeping their core together from their run to the Eastern Conference Finals, with Adrian Wojnarowski reporting that the team will be re-signing Khris Middleton to a five-year, $178 million deal.
5:14 p.m.: While they make moves towards signing Kemba Walker, the Celtics are reportedly pulling together a series of sign-and-trade deals to keep Al Horford around along with their full mid-level exception.
5:12 p.m.: According to The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Terry Rozier will be heading to the Hornets via a sign-and-trade on a three-year, $58 million deal.
4:56 p.m.: In the biggest news of the day by far, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Durant will be joining Kyrie Irving and DeAndre Jordan in Brooklyn, signing a four-year deal with the Nets.
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4:32 p.m.: According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Bucks and Brook Lopez plan to agree to a four-year, $52 deal when free agency starts at 6 p.m.
4:21 p.m.: Marc Stein reports that the Nets “sure seem to believe” they’ll be able to lock down a commitment from Kevin Durant when free agency opens tonight, alongside an agreement with Kyrie Irving and potentially DeAndre Jordan, as well.
3:57 p.m.: According to Marc Stein from the New York Times, Kyrie Irving will formally commit to the Nets at their practice facility when free agency opens at 6 p.m., with the potential there for a Big Three of Irving, Kevin Durant and DeAndre Jordan in Brooklyn.
3:50 p.m.: Enes Kanter will reportedly have multiple teams with interest when free agency starts at 6 p.m., with the center meeting with the Trail Blazers and Celtics Sunday night.
3:25 p.m.: It looks like a Kevin Durant decision could come as soon as Sunday night on his company-owned sports business network called The Boardroom, with a major domino set to drop in the NBA Free Agency world.
3:09 p.m.: While the Kyrie Irving move to the Nets and Kemba Walker move to the Celtics are both reportedly well on their ways, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that there may be a three-team sign-and-trade deal in the works between the two teams and the Hornets that could cause a major shake-up for each team.
2:35 p.m.: With D’Angelo Russell becoming a big piece of the free agency puzzle following the Kyrie Irving news, it appears as if he’d be interested in heading to the Western Conference and joining the Timberwolves, according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.
2:24 p.m.: The Athletic’s Shams Charania reports that the Blazers and Damian Lilliard are working toward a four-year, $196 million super maximum contract extension.
2:07 p.m.: According to AP sports writer Tim Reynolds, Jimmy Butler is expected to tell the Heat that he wishes to play for them when free agency opens Sunday night.
1:49 p.m.: After the Grizzlies sent Mike Conley to the Jazz, the team is reportedly expected to sign Jonas Valanciunas to a three-year, $45 million deal when free agency starts at 6 p.m.
1:13 p.m.: The Al Horford scenario has been one of the more mysterious in the free agency pool, but The Athletic’s Sam Amick reports that the 76ers have “very real interest” in the former Celtics star.
12:04 p.m.: The Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach tweeted that former Celtics star Al Horford will reportedly meet with a few mystery teams when free agency opens Sunday night, and will likely make his final decision a day or two later.
Despite Horford’s social media activity with his followings of Jrue Holiday and Zion WIlliamson on Instagram, the Pelicans are reportedly not among the mix of teams in the running.
11:25 a.m.: According to The Boston Globe’s Adam Himmelsbach, the Celtics have reportedly not renounced Terry Rozier’s offer, keeping him as a restricted free agent with numerous suitors apparently interested to give the Celtics options for a sign-and-trade.
11:07 a.m.: According to Marc Stein of the New York Times, the Mavericks are looking to extend Dwight Powell’s contract with a three-year, $33 million deal as free agency opens Sunday.
12:41 a.m.: Yahoo! Sports’ Chris Haynes reports that JaVale McGee is another player on the meeting list for the Rockets as free agency gets started Sunday.
12:10 a.m.: Malcolm Brogdan will reportedly be receiving a qualifying offer from the Bucks, giving them power to match any deal offered to him as a restricted free agent, according to Yahoo! Sports’ Chris Haynes.
Saturday, June 29:
11:54 p.m.: The Magic and All-Star Nikola Vucevic won’t be parting ways anytime soon, as The Athletic’s Shams Charania reports that the two sides plan to commit to a four-year, $100 million deal.
9:10 p.m.: Marc Stein of the New York Times reports that the Clippers are looking into signing both Kawhi Leonard and Jimmy Butler in free agency, with Leonard looking to be joined by a “top-flight” free agent.
8:39 p.m.: In addition to reaching out to Patrick Beverley, the Lakers are reportedly interested in former Blazers guard Seth Curry to add a long-range threat to their offense.
7:41 p.m.: The Athletic’s Shams Charania reports that Jimmy Butler is going to meet with the 76ers to discuss his free agency plans, with interest from the Lakers out in the Western Conference and the Nets in the East. Previous reports have said that the Rockets would like to pursue a sign-and-trade with the Sixers for Butler to join forces with James Harden in Houston.
7:21 p.m.: Marc Stein of the New York Times reports that the Rockets will be meeting with Warriors center Kevon Looney Sunday, potentially putting a damper on the defending Western Conference champions as they look to re-sign Kevin Durant.
7:15 p.m.: Patrick Beverley reportedly has new interest from a Los Angeles team, but not the one he played for last year. According to Brad Turner from the Los Angeles Times, the Lakers have reached out to Beverley’s team as free agency gets set to start.
6:28 p.m.: In the wake of the Kyrie Irving news, the Lakers have reportedly reached out to D’Angelo Russell’s team to set up a meeting for a potential reunion this summer to join LeBron James and Anthony Davis.
6:24 p.m.: Chris Haynes from Yahoo! Sports reports that, in the aftermath of the reported Kemba Walker agreement, the Celtics will renounce the rights to restricted free agent Terry Rozier, allowing the point guard to become an unrestricted free agent.
6:00 p.m.: ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Kyrie Irving is going to meet with the Nets Sunday to potentially move quickly on a four-year, $141 million deal.
6:00 p.m.: ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski adds fuel to the fire with the Jimmy Butler madness, with meetings expected for the free agent All-Star with the Heat, Rockets and potentially the Sixers to figure out a sign-and-trade.
4:37 p.m.: The Athletic’s Shams Charania reports that former Hornets guard Kemba Walker is ready to sign with the Boston Celtics on a four-year, $141 million deal to replace Kyrie Irving as the team’s point guard when free agency opens Sunday.
12:49 p.m.: The Nuggers will reportedly be picking up the option on Paul Millsap’s deal for next season.
12:23 p.m.: The Athletic’s Shams Charania reports that the Warriors and Klay Thompson are planning to agree on a five-year, $190 million contract when free agency opens.
11:37 a.m.: ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Ramona Shelburne report that Kevin Durant and Kawhi Leonard have discussed possibly joining forces to create a super-team of their own this summer, with the Clippers and Knicks as “two clear possibilities.”
Friday, June 28:
1:12 p.m.: Carmichael Dave reports that the Kings are close to a deal worth $88 million over four years to re-sign Harrison Barnes.
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