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NBA Free Agent Signings 2014: Tracking the Latest Deals and News

Tyler ConwayFeatured ColumnistJuly 1, 2014

NBA Free Agent Signings 2014: Tracking the Latest Deals and News

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    Let the NBA's offseason officially commence. Beginning at 12:01 a.m ET on July 1, teams and perspective free agent targets could officially begin negotiations on a series of contracts that could reshape the Association's hierarchy.

    LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh and Carmelo Anthony lead a group of players that ranks among the best free-agent classes in history.

    James, Wade and Bosh exercised their early termination options with the Heat, seemingly calculated moves to allow Pat Riley to retool the roster around them. However, on Friday, July 11, James made his anticipated decision to return to Cleveland through an essay with Sports Illustrated's Lee Jenkins. Unlike James, Bosh opted to stay in Miami, according to ESPN.com. He reportedly signed a five-year, $118 million deal with the Heat.

    Anthony, having already made seven All-Star teams and been selected to six All-NBA teams, is ready for championship contention. With New York's roster undergoing a complete retooling under Phil Jackson, Anthony will have to wait at least one more season before having a winner in the Big Apple. That has him courting offers from the likes of the Chicago Bulls, Houston Rockets, Dallas Mavericks and a couple other suitors more equipped to win now.

    Besides Anthony, Kyle Lowry, Lance Stephenson and Luol Deng highlight a second tier of free agents who could make an impact in new cities. Stephenson might be the most interesting, given his high talent level, young age (23) and proclivity for antics on and off the floor that frustrate teammates.

    The restricted free agent pool is also unusually deep and not necessarily guaranteed to return to their current stomping grounds. Eric Bledsoe, Chandler Parsons, Greg Monroe, Isaiah Thomas and Gordon Hayward lead the pack, each possessing a dichotomy of potential and flaws that makes each player's contract level something to watch.

    Nick Young was one of a few high-profile unrestricted free agents on the market this summer. After a pleasantly surprising 2013-14 season, he re-signed with the Los Angeles Lakers for four years and $21.5 million. The fourth year of that deal is a player option, per ESPNLosAngeles.com's Dave McMenamin.

    Although the Lakers locked up Young, they weren't so lucky with Pau Gasol, who revealed on Twitter that he will sign with the Chicago Bulls.

    Another unrestricted veteran on the move looks to be Trevor Ariza, who signed a four-year, $32 million deal with the Houston Rockets, according to USA Today's Sam Amick.

    With roughly half the league boating $10 million or more, the high-salaried offers are going to be flying off the shelves like an auction house. When folks call this the silly season, it's about these next few days—a never-ending flurry of rumors, innuendo and negotiations that leave even the most strident NBA fan unable to keep up.

    Be sure to check back here as we highlight every deal that goes down over the next few weeks and days. (Note: No contract signed is deemed official until July 10, the date the NBA's moratorium on transactions ends.) 

Peyton Siva Reportedly Agrees to Terms with Orlando Magic

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    Peyton Siva is heading to the Orlando Magic reports Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports:

    Peyton Siva has agreed to terms with the Orlando Magic, a source told Yahoo Sports.

    — Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 29, 2014

Mo Williams Reportedly Signs with Minnesota Timberwolves

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    Mo Williams is heading to the Minnesota Timberwolves according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:

    Mo Williams has agreed to a one year, $3.75M deal with the Timberwolves, league source tells Yahoo.

    — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 28, 2014

Shelvin Mack Re-Signs with Hawks

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    Shelvin Mack and the Atlanta Hawks have agreed to terms on a new deal, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:

    Restricted free-agent guard Shelvin Mack has reached agreement on a three-year, $7.3 million deal to return to the Atlanta Hawks, a league source told Yahoo Sports.

    (...)

    The deal includes a team option in the third year, a source said.

Jameer Nelson Signs with Dallas Mavericks

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    Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears reports that Jameer Nelson will sign with the Dallas Mavericks with the team's $2.7 million exception.

Al-Farouq Aminu Signs with Dallas Mavericks

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    CSNNW's Chris Haynes reports that Al-Farouq Aminu has reached an agreement with the Dallas Mavericks.

Evan Turner Agrees to Terms with Boston Celtics

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    Evan Turner will be a member of the Boston Celtics next season according to Steve Bulpett of the Boston Herald

    The Celtics have completed work on a deal for free agent Evan Turner, his agent confirmed early this evening.

    According to the original report by the Herald this afternoon, sources say Turner will get a portion of the Celts' mid-level exception.

Kendall Marshall Claimed off Waivers by Milwaukee Bucks

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    Kendall Marshall has found a home in Milwaukee confirms the Bucks official website:

    The Milwaukee Bucks have been awarded the contract of guard Kendall Marshall (6-4, 195) on a waiver claim, General Manager John Hammond announced today. Marshall was waived by the Los Angeles Lakers on July 18. 

Udonis Haslem Re-Signs with Heat

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    The Miami Heat have re-signed Udonis Haslem, who opted out of his contract at the end of the season:

    OFFICIAL - The @MiamiHEAT have re-signed forward Udonis Haslem - http://t.co/nyzdy4erMn

    — Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) July 18, 2014

Wesley Johnson Reportedly Re-Signs with Lakers

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    Chris Broussard or ESPN reports the Lakers have signed Wesley Johnson:

    Source: Lakers sign Wesley Johnson to 1 year, $1 million deal

    — Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 19, 2014

Xavier Henry Re-Signs with Lakers

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    Dave McMenamin of ESPN has the details on Henry:

    The Lakers have reached a one-year agreement to bring back Xavier Henry on a minimum contract, per league sources.

    — Dave McMenamin (@mcten) July 18, 2014

Jimmer Fredette Signs with Pelicans

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    ESPN's Marc Stein reports Jimmer Fredette has reached a one-year agreement with the New Orleans Pelicans:

    ESPN sources say New Orleans is signing Jimmer Fredette to a one-year deal

    — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 18, 2014

Devin Harris Re-Signs with Dallas Mavericks

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    Devin Harris has re-signed with the Dallas Mavericks, the team announced:

    It’s official! Mavs have re-signed @Dev34Harris! RT w/ your fave Dev moment. Press release: http://t.co/fHeKiT07YH pic.twitter.com/iKIVx3dRr4

    — Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) July 17, 2014

Carlos Boozer Claimed by Lakers

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    Marc Stein of ESPN reports the Lakers have claimed Carlos Boozer, who was previously amnestied by the Chicago Bulls:

    ESPN sources say Lakers have won the Carlos Boozer waiver auction today

    — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 17, 2014

    The Lakers later confirmed the move on the team's account:

    OFFICIAL: Lakers Awarded @MisterCBooz PRESS RELEASE: http://t.co/acnXFmn5GS pic.twitter.com/vrkJIkgyju

    — Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) July 18, 2014

     

Glen Davis Returns to Clippers

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    Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times is reporting that Glen Davis is returning to the Clippers:

    Glen Davis will return to Clippers, per source.

    — Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) July 17, 2014

    Davis agreed to a 1-year, veteran minimum deal of $1.2 million, sources.

    — Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) July 17, 2014

    The Clippers then showed their own excitement with the move on Twitter:

    Welcome back @iambigbaby11 #ClipperNation pic.twitter.com/GJlQqwca1w

    — Clipper Nation (@LAClipperNatio1) July 17, 2014

     

Ed Davis Reportedly Signs with the Los Angeles Lakers

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     Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports Ed Davis will sign a two-year deal with the Lakers:

    Free agent forward Ed Davis has reached agreement on a two-year deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, league source tells Yahoo.

    — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 17, 2014

    Davis' deal is two years, $2M, with a player option on the 2015-'16 season.

    — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 17, 2014

Luke Ridnour Reportedly Signs with Orlando Magic

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    Luke Ridnour is heading to the Orlando Magic according to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel:

    In need of a third point guard, the Orlando Magic are finalizing a free-agent deal with veteran Luke Ridnour, according to a league source with knowledge of the situation.

     

DeJuan Blair Signs with Washington Wizards

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    DeJuan Blair is heading to the Wizards via a sign-and-trade with the Dallas Mavericks according to ESPN's Marc Stein:

    The Washington Wizards will acquire veteran forward DeJuan Blair in a sign-and-trade deal with the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday, according to sources close to the process.

    A trade call with the league is scheduled for later Wednesday, sources said, with Dallas not looking for anything back beyond the nominal draft considerations required to make such a deal official.

    The Mavericks later confirmed the deal:

    NEWS: Mavs complete a sign-and-trade that sends DeJuan Blair to @WashWizards. Press release: http://t.co/vbOT7k059Z pic.twitter.com/xK1XQ5N8oC

    — Dallas Mavericks (@dallasmavs) July 17, 2014

Rodney Stuckey Signs with Indiana Pacers

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    USA Today's Sam Amick reports that Rodney Stuckey has agreed to a one-year deal with the Indiana Pacers:

    Rodney Stuckey has agreed to join the Indiana Pacers on a one-year deal, @USATODAYsports has learned. Nice pickup after losing Stephenson.

    — Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 17, 2014

Brandon Rush Reportedly Signs with Golden State Warriors

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    Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports that Brandon Rush is heading to the Golden State Warriors:

    Free-agent forward Brandon Rush has agreed to a two-year, $2.5 million deal with the Golden State Warriors, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

    Rush will hold the option on the 2015-16 season, a source said.

Lance Stephenson Signs with Hornets

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    The Charlotte Hornets have officially announced the signing of Lance Stephenson:

    IT'S OFFICIAL! Welcome to #BuzzCity, @StephensonLance! pic.twitter.com/jgNJWwqtFT

    — Charlotte Hornets (@hornets) July 18, 2014

    Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer first reported the deal to bring in the talented guard:

    The Charlotte Hornets will sign Lance Stephenson to a 3-year contract, the last season a team option, the Observer has learned.

    — Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) July 16, 2014

    ESPN's Chris Broussard added that the deal is worth $27 million:

    Sources: Lance Stephenson accepts 3 yr, $27 million deal with Charlotte

    — Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 16, 2014

Rashard Lewis Signs with Dallas Mavericks

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    Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears reports that Rashard Lewis has agreed to a one-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks:

    Free agent forward Rashard Lewis has agreed to a one-year deal with the Mavericks, his agent Colin Bryant told Yahoo Sports.

    — Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 16, 2014

Mike Miller to Sign with Cleveland Cavaliers

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    Mike Miller is following LeBron James to Cleveland according to ESPN's Chris Broussard:

    Sources: Mike Miller will sign with Cleveland. 2 yr deal with player option after 1 yr. Miller turned down more $ from Houston & Denver

    — Chris Broussard (@Chris_Broussard) July 15, 2014

    Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reported on the financial terms of the agreement: 

    Miller will sign a two-year, $5.5M deal with Cavs, league source tells Yahoo Sports.

    — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 15, 2014

Dwyane Wade Will Re-Sign with Heat

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    Dwyane Wade revealed he has elected to remain with the Heat:

    Home Is Where The Heart Is... My Home,My City,My House..#HeatLifer http://t.co/lMmP2JTDQY

    — THREE (@DwyaneWade) July 15, 2014

    ESPN's Brian Windhorst provides details on the contract:

    He is taking roughly a $5 million pay cut from the two years and $42 million he opted out of to become a free agent last month. He will make it up by getting more long-term money.

    His pay cut, the second time in his career he's taken less to help the Heat, helped free up money to give Bosh a full five-year, $118 million max contract and Deng a two-year, $20 million deal.

Kris Humphries Signs with Wizards

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    The Boston Celtics announced the completion of a sign-and-trade to send Kris Humphries to the Washington Wizards:

    The Celtics have completed a trade w/ the Wizards in which they acquired a 2nd round pick & a trade exception in exchange for Kris Humphries

    — Boston Celtics (@celtics) July 19, 2014

    Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the details of the contract with the Wizards:

    Kris Humphries has agreed to a three-year, $13M deal with Washington, league source tells Yahoo Sports. Team option on third year.

    — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 15, 2014

    Washington, Boston have completed sign-and-trade for Kris Humphries, source says. Boston gets a trade exception and protected 2nd round pick

    — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 15, 2014

Trevor Booker Reportedly Heading to Utah

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    Trevor Booker has reportedly inked a two-year deal with the Utah Jazz according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:

    Trevor Booker's deal with Utah will be two years, $10 million, league source tells Yahoo.

    — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 15, 2014

Troy Daniels Re-Signs in Houston

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    Troy Daniels has reportedly returned to Houston on a two-year deal according to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle:

    Troy Daniels' deal with the Rockets will be for two years, source said.

    — Jonathan Feigen (@Jonathan_Feigen) July 14, 2014

    The organization explained its excitement in the newest contract:

    Red Nation, give a big welcome back to @TroyDaniels30. We'll never forget that shot in Portland pic.twitter.com/bPSAD89UjZ

    — Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) July 15, 2014

Caron Butler Signs with Detroit Pistons

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    The Detroit Pistons introduced both DJ Augustin and Caron Butler as new acquisitions:

    If you missed it yesterday, we introduced D.J. Augustin and Caron Butler. Take a look: http://t.co/U9xdnGtUOo pic.twitter.com/GNPxlz3jVu

    — Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) July 16, 2014

    Vincent Goodwill of the Detroit News first reported the deal:

    Can confirm cia sources the Pistons have agreed to terms with Caron Butler and Dj Augustin... Butler is a one-yr w/team option for yr 2

    — Vincent Goodwill (@vgoodwill) July 14, 2014

DJ Augustin Signs with Detroit Pistons

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    The Detroit Pistons introduced both DJ Augustin and Caron Butler as new acquisitions:

    If you missed it yesterday, we introduced D.J. Augustin and Caron Butler. Take a look: http://t.co/U9xdnGtUOo pic.twitter.com/GNPxlz3jVu

    — Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) July 16, 2014

    Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports provided details of the contract:

    Free agent guard DJ Augustin has reached a two-year, $6 million deal with the Detroit Pistons, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

    — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 14, 2014

Chris Andersen Agrees to Deal with Miami Heat

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    Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports that Chris Andersen will be staying with the Miami Heat:

    Chris Andersen -- the Birdman -- reaches agreement on a multi-year deal to return to the Miami Heat, league source tells Yahoo Sports.

    — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 14, 2014

    The team later announced the move to re-sign the player:

    OFFICIAL - @MiamiHEAT re-sign center Chris Andersen - http://t.co/N4j463QSS3

    — Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) July 19, 2014

Kirk Hinrich Reportedly Returns to Chicago

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    Kirk Hinrich has reportedly inked a deal to remain with the Chicago Bulls according to David Aldridge of NBA.com:

    Bulls will sign Kirk Hinrich to two-year, $5.6M deal for room exception ($2.73M next season), w/player option for 2nd season, per source.

    — David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 14, 2014

Matt Bonner Returns to San Antonio

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    Matt Bonner confirmed he was returning to the San Antonio Spurs in a text message to Mike Monroe of the San Antonio Express-News:

    Just got text from Matt Bonner that reads: 'I'm coming back." #Spurs.

    — Mike Monroe (@Monroe_SA) July 13, 2014

Richard Jefferson Reportedly Headed to Dallas

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    ESPN's Marc Stein reports Richard Jefferson will sign with the Dallas Mavericks:

    Dallas Mavericks are signing Richard Jefferson, ESPN has learned

    — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 13, 2014

Luol Deng Signs with Heat

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    The Miami Heat have announced the signing of small forward Luol Deng:

    OFFICIAL: The @MiamiHEAT have signed F Luol Deng - http://t.co/uEcQ8HqgHc

    — Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) July 15, 2014

    Deng also provided his thoughts on the deal:

    It's official. I'm really looking forward to this new chapter with a special organization. I'm excited… http://t.co/cvuBI1CGHp

    — Luol Deng (@LuolDeng9) July 15, 2014

    Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reported that the contract will be for two-year, $20 million.

Carmelo Anthony Re-Signs with Knicks

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    Carmelo Anthony announced his decision to return to the New York Knicks through a post on his official website, ThisIsMelo.com:

    A few years ago I dreamed of coming back to New York City, the place of my birth, and on February 23, 2011 that became a reality. This organization has supported me and in return, I want to stay and build here with this city and my team. At this pivotal juncture in my career, I owed it to myself and my family to explore all of the options available to me. Through it all, my heart never wavered.

    During this journey I met with some quality organizations who have amazing talent and leadership. I thank them for their consideration, belief in my talent, and opportunity to imagine the possibilities.

    I will always remember this chapter in my life. In the end, I am a New York Knick at heart. I am looking forward to continue my career in Orange & Blue and to work with Phil Jackson, a champion who builds championship teams. Madison Square Garden is the mecca of basketball and I am surrounded by the greatest fans in the world.

    Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the deal is worth five years and roughly $120 million. 

Paul Pierce Signs with Washington Wizards

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    ESPN's Marc Stein reports Paul Pierce has agreed to a two-year, $11 million deal with the Washington Wizards:

    ESPN has learned that Pierce will sign a two-year deal with the Wizards at the mid-level exception with a player option entering Year 2

    — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 13, 2014

    The team officially announced the signing on Twitter:

    OFFICIAL: #Wizards Sign Paul Pierce (Press Release): http://t.co/a865fOFFFb pic.twitter.com/UaFhGYSvyV

    — Washington Wizards (@WashWizards) July 17, 2014

Marvin Williams Signs with Charlotte Hornets

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    Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears reports that Marvin Williams and the Hornets have agreed to a two-year, $14 million deal:

    Marvin Williams agrees to two-year, $14 million deal with Hornets, source tells Yahoo. Fully guaranteed, no option.

    — Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 12, 2014

Pau Gasol Signs with Chicago Bulls

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    Pau Gasol announced on Twitter that he will sign with the Chicago Bulls:

    It hasn't been easy. After meditating it a lot I've chosen to play with the Chicago Bulls. Looking forward to this new chapter of my career

    — Pau Gasol (@paugasol) July 12, 2014

    Terms of the deal were reported on Sunday by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:

    Free agent forward Pau Gasol is finalizing a three-year, $22M-plus contract with the Chicago Bulls, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

    — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 14, 2014

Trevor Ariza Signs with Houston Rockets

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    The Houston Rockets announced the acquisition of Trevor Ariza in a three-team deal:

    OFFICIAL: Rockets land @TrevorAriza and valuable draft pick in 3 team deal - http://t.co/KUEUMaFdVm pic.twitter.com/IvydO8u7Wm

    — Houston Rockets (@HoustonRockets) July 15, 2014

    USA Today's Sam Amick reported the details of the contract:

    Wizards get $8.5 million trade exception & Melvin Ely's nonguaranteed deal. Rockets get Ariza on four-year, $32 mil deal.

    — Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 13, 2014

Anthony Morrow Agrees to Deal with Thunder

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    The Oklahoma City Thunder have announced the signing of free agent Anthony Morrow:

    News: Thunder signs 6-5 free agent guard Anthony Morrow. http://t.co/1wk7db352T pic.twitter.com/v9VSQRgVlu

    — OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) July 16, 2014

    Jeff Goodman of ESPN originally reported that the two sides agreed to a three-year, $10 million deal:

    Oklahoma City has added Anthony Morrow, his agent told ESPN. Shooter agrees to 3-year, $10 million deal.

    — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) July 12, 2014

Vince Carter Agrees to Deal with Grizzlies

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    Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports Vince Carter has agreed to a three-year, $12 million deal with the Memphis Grizzlies:

    Vince Carter has agreed to a three-year, $12M deal with Memphis, league source tells Yahoo Sports.

    — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 12, 2014

    The veteran was later introduced as a member of the team:

    Welcome @mrvincecarter to #Memphis, #GrizzNation! pic.twitter.com/kH6oAziMfs

    — Memphis Grizzlies (@memgrizz) July 14, 2014

Kent Bazemore Reportedly Signs with Atlanta Hawks

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    Marc Stein of ESPN reports Kent Bazemore has agreed to a two-year, $4 million deal with the Atlanta Hawks:

    ESPN sources say Kent Bazemore is headed to the Atlanta Hawks on a two-year, $4 million deal

    — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 12, 2014

Jordan Hill Re-Signs with Lakers

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    Yahoo! Sports Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Jordan Hill will return to the Lakers:

    Free agent forward Jordan Hill has agreed to a two-year, $18M deal to return to the Los Angeles Lakers, agent Kevin Bradbury tells Yahoo.

    — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 11, 2014

Chris Bosh Re-Signs with Heat

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    Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Bosh will remain with the Heat:

    Chris Bosh is finalizing an agreement to return to Miami on a five-year, $118M deal, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

    — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 11, 2014

    Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press confirmed:

    Confirming: Bosh returns.

    — Tim Reynolds (@ByTimReynolds) July 11, 2014

Nick Young Re-Signs with Lakers

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    TNT's David Aldridge reports that Nick Young will remain with the Lakers on a four-year deal:

    Nick Young's deal to remain in L.A. with the Lakers is $21.5 million over four years, with a fourth year player option.

    — David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 11, 2014

LeBron James Re-Signs with Cavaliers

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    Sports Illustrated's Lee Jenkins has an exclusive report in LeBron James' own words announcing his return to the Cavaliers:

    In Northeast Ohio, nothing is given. Everything is earned. You work for what you have.

    I’m ready to accept the challenge. I’m coming home.

    According to ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst, James' contract will be for two years and $42.1 million. LeBron has an option to become a free agent after one year.

    Windhorst's sources believe that the move isn't any sort of sign that he'll want to leave Cleveland but rather that he may be able to earn more money from a max deal in 2016, when a new television deal kicks in and could possibly increase the salary cap.

PJ Tucker Reportedly Re-Signs with Phoenix Suns

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    Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports reports PJ Tucker has re-signed with the Suns on a three-year, $16.5 million contract:

    Suns will re-sign forward PJ Tucker to a three-year, $16.5 million deal, a source told Yahoo.

    — Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 10, 2014

Steve Blake Signs with Portland Trail Blazers

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    The Portland Trail Blazers announced the signing of Steve Blake, along with Chris Kaman:

    Trail Blazers fill the gaps with signings of @ChrisKaman & @SteveBlake5. READ || http://t.co/3zdT2Q8eML #RipCity pic.twitter.com/3vHRNr57Pf

    — Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) July 11, 2014

    Ken Berger of CBSSports.com breaks down the details via Twitter:

    Steve Blake's deal with Portland is a two-year, $4.2 million deal with a player option for year two, league source says.

James Johnson Signs with Toronto Raptors

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    Former Memphis Grizzlies forward James Johnson has signed a two-year deal with the Toronto Raptors, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski

    Free-agent forward James Johnson has agreed to a two-year, $5 million contract with the Toronto Raptors, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

    Memphis had interest in re-signing Johnson, but he left for a return to Toronto. Utah and Houston had expressed interest too, sources said. Johnson averaged 7.4 points and 3.2 rebounds for the Grizzlies last season.

    The Raptors confirmed the deal on their Twitter account:

    Speaking of familiar faces, forward James Johnson is also now officially back with the #Raptors! #RTZ #WeTheNorth pic.twitter.com/Lvw5L1oMc4

    — Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) July 17, 2014

Greivis Vasquez Re-Signs with Toronto Raptors

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    The Toronto Raptors have announced the re-signing of point guard Greivis Vasquez:

    It's now official, welcome back @greivisvasquez! #RTZ #WeTheNorth #TeamVasquez pic.twitter.com/St1SIhvQ6f

    — Toronto Raptors (@Raptors) July 17, 2014

    Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski provided a look at the details of the deal:

    Greivis Vasquez will sign a two-year, $13 million deal to stay with Toronto, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

    — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 10, 2014

Channing Frye Agrees to Deal with Orlando

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    The Orlando Magic officially announce the signing of Channing Frye:

    Orlando Magic officially sign @Channing_Frye. STORY: http://t.co/HjHmy8Y4V0 - PIC: pic.twitter.com/qorGmZPgNi

    — Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) July 14, 2014

    Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports first reported Frye had agreed to a deal to play for the Magic:

    Free agent Channing Frye has reached agreement on a deal with the Orlando Magic, league source tells Yahoo Sports.

    — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 7, 2014

    Channing Frye has agreed to a four-year, $32 million deal with the Magic, source tells Yahoo Sports.

    — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 7, 2014

Aaron Gray Agrees to Deal with Detroit Pistons

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    Aaron Gray has reportedly agreed to a contract with the Detroit Pistons according to Vincent Ellis of the Detroit Free Press:

    Center Aaron Gray agrees to multiyear deal with the Pistons, source says.

    — Vincent Ellis (@Vincent_Ellis56) July 7, 2014

    Gray provided his thoughts on the move on Twitter:

    So many great people and so thankful 4 my time In Sacramento, Ready for this new opportunity 2 continue my dream in DETROIT!! #blessed #NBA

    — Aaron Gray (@AaronGray_34) July 9, 2014

Danny Granger Signs with Heat

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    The Miami Heat announced the signing of Danny Granger:

    OFFICIAL: The @MiamiHEAT have signed F Danny Granger - http://t.co/uoag95ZcL9

    — Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) July 14, 2014

    Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski originally reported the deal:

    Free agent Danny Granger has agreed to a two-year, $4.2 million deal with the Miami Heat, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

    — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 7, 2014

     

Josh McRoberts Signs with Heat

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    ESPN's Marc Stein reports Josh McRoberts and the Miami Heat have agreed to terms:

    ESPN learned that Josh McRoberts has verbally committed to sign with the Miami Heat

    — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 7, 2014

    ESPN has learned that McRoberts will receive Heat's full midlevel for the next four years ($23 million) with a player option after Year 3

    — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 7, 2014

    The organization later confirmed the deal:

    OFFICIAL: The @MiamiHEAT have signed F Josh McRoberts - http://t.co/gL6vkBo0Hz

    — Miami HEAT (@MiamiHEAT) July 14, 2014

Jordan Farmar Signs with Clippers

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    Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times is reporting that Jordan Farmar has agreed to a two-year deal with the Clippers:

    The Clippers and free-agent guard Jordan Farmar agree to deal, sources, likely for biannual of 2 years, $4.2 million

    — Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) July 6, 2014

    Farmer was later introduced as the team's newest signing alongside Spencer Hawes:

    ICYMI: Replay of the news conference featuring @JrFarmar & @spencerhawes00 | WATCH » http://t.co/gVtgOcEE8m pic.twitter.com/nucb7Wt834

    — Los Angeles Clippers (@LAClippers) July 10, 2014

Boris Diaw Signs with San Antonio Spurs

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    Boris Diaw is staying in San Antonio.

    Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Spurs and Diaw have agreed to terms on a new deal:

    Free agent Boris Diaw has reached agreement on three-year, $22M deal to return to Spurs, sources tell Yahoo. Partial guarantee on 3rd year.

    — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 6, 2014

    Diaw sent out of brief message to the fans:

    Hey spurs fans, Good news i stay in san antonio for a few more years. Lets win it again #gospursgo http://t.co/dqkftfLuN1

    — Boris Diaw (@theborisdiaw) July 6, 2014

Spencer Hawes Signs with Clippers

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    Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports Spencer Hawes has reached agreement with the Clippers:

    Free agent Spencer Hawes has reached agreement on a four-year, $23M deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, league sources tell Yahoo.

    — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 4, 2014

    Hawes was announced as part of the Clippers alongside Jordan Farmar:

    ICYMI: Replay of the news conference featuring @JrFarmar & @spencerhawes00 | WATCH » http://t.co/gVtgOcEE8m pic.twitter.com/nucb7Wt834

    — Los Angeles Clippers (@LAClippers) July 10, 2014

Patrick Patterson Re-Signs with Raptors

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    ESPN's Jeff Goodman reports the news on Patterson:

    Patrick Patterson has signed a 3-year, $18 million deal with the Toronto Raptors, source told ESPN.

    — Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) July 4, 2014

Chris Kaman to Portland Trail Blazers

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    Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Chris Kaman has agreed to a deal with the Trail Blazers:

    Chris Kaman has reached agreement on a two-year, $10M deal with Portland, league source tells Yahoo Sports.

    — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 4, 2014

    The organization later announced the move at a press conference:

    Trail Blazers fill the gaps with signings of @ChrisKaman & @SteveBlake5. READ || http://t.co/3zdT2Q8eML #RipCity pic.twitter.com/3vHRNr57Pf

    — Trail Blazers (@trailblazers) July 11, 2014

Dirk Nowitzki Re-Signs with Dallas Mavericks

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    Dirk Nowitzki agreed to a three-year deal to remain a member of the Dallas Mavericks according to Marc Stein of ESPN:

    ESPN sources say Dirk Nowitzki has taken bigger pay cut than previously thought. Deal finalized today at three years, $25 mil for Mavs lifer

    — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 15, 2014

Thabo Sefolosha Signs with Atlanta Hawks

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    Free agent Thabo Sefolosha has agreed to terms with the Atlanta Hawks according to Shams Charania of RealGM.com:

    Free agent guard Thabo Sefolosha has reached agreement on a three-year, $12 million deal with the Atlanta Hawks, league source tells RealGM.

    — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 3, 2014

    Atlanta officially announced the deal as part of a sign-and-trade with the Thunder:

    UPDATE: We have acquired Thabo Sefolosha in a sign-and-trade with the Oklahoma City Thunder. pic.twitter.com/QCWOT1FzzN

    — Atlanta Hawks (@ATLHawks) July 15, 2014

Darren Collison Signs with Kings

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    Darren Collison announced that he official signed with the Sacramento Kings:

    Its official!!! Thanks to the @SacramentoKings organization & ready to get to work!!! #kings pic.twitter.com/VUDvrVJwUM

    — Darren Collison (@Darren_Collison) July 12, 2014

    Brad Turner of the Los Angeles Times first reported Collison had found a new home:

    Free agent guard Darren Collison agrees to 3 year, $16 milion deal with Sacramento, sources, leaving the Clippers.

    — Brad Turner (@BA_Turner) July 3, 2014

Kyle Lowry Re-Signs with Toronto Raptors

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    The Toronto Raptors confirmed that they have re-signed Kyle Lowry in an announcement on the team's official website:

    The Toronto Raptors announced Thursday they have re-signed free-agent point guard Kyle Lowry to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, financial details were not disclosed.

    'We made it known that our top priority heading into the offseason was to re-sign Kyle,' said Raptors President and General Manager Masai Ujiri. 'He was a key to our success last season and we are delighted that he wants to be here in Toronto to help us continue to build a championship program.'

    The deal was originally reported by Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports:

    Kyle Lowry has agreed to a 4 year, $48M contract to stay with Toronto, sources tell Yahoo.

    — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 3, 2014

Patty Mills Re-Signs with San Antonio Spurs

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    Buck Harvey of the San Antonio Express-News reports Mills is heading back to the Spurs:

    This will make @Patty_Mills shoulder feel better. He and the Spurs have agreed to a 3-year contract. #Spurs

    — Buck Harvey (@Buck_SA) July 2, 2014

    The organization confirmed the move when it was finally official:

    [RELEASE] The San Antonio Spurs announced that they have re-signed guard Patty Mills. http://t.co/0PPlr4AtQe #GoSpursGo

    — San Antonio Spurs (@spurs) July 12, 2014

CJ Miles Signs with Indiana Pacers

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    Candace Buckner of the Indianapolis Star reported that CJ Miles signed a deal with the Indiana Pacers:

    The IndyStar has learned that free agent CJ Miles has agreed to a multi-year contract with the #Pacers. More details to come.

    — Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) July 2, 2014

    Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports had the details on Miles' contract:

    Free agent CJ Miles has agreed to 4-year, $18M deal with Pacers, league source tells Yahoo. @CandaceDBuckner 1st reported an agreement.

    — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 2, 2014

    Miles confirmed the deal online when it became official:

    Officially an Indiana Pacer .. #Blessed #BlueCollar #PacerNation http://t.co/YvPs3KMaOZ

    — C.J. Miles (@masfresco) July 11, 2014

Ben Gordon Signs with Orlando Magic

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    The Orlando Magic announced the signing of veteran guard Ben Gordon:

    The Orlando Magic have officially signed @BenGordon8. STORY: http://t.co/nikdiEVwRq - Pic: pic.twitter.com/RaJpt2mqkp

    — Orlando Magic (@OrlandoMagic) July 11, 2014

    Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports first reported the two-year deal:

    Free agent guard Ben Gordon has agreed to a two-year, $9 million deal with the Orlando Magic, league source tells Yahoo Sports.

    — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 2, 2014

    David Aldridge of NBA.com reported more on Gordon's deal:

    Two yr/$9M deal for Ben Gordon (Yahoo! first) has club option for yr two, per sources. Magic want to see if he can get through '14 healthy.

    — David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 2, 2014

Damjan Rudez Signs with Indiana Pacers

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    The Indiana Pacers announced the signing of European forward Damjan Rudez as part of a trio of transactions:

    Earlier today, we re-signed Lavoy Allen and signed free agents C.J. Miles and Damjan Rudez: http://t.co/p5wSYI7RYC pic.twitter.com/PNN19mX3vp

    — Indiana Pacers (@Pacers) July 11, 2014

     

Avery Bradley Re-Signs with Boston Celtics

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    Avery Bradley cashed in on a four-year, $32 million deal that will keep him with the Boston Celtics, according to Chris Forsberg of ESPN Boston.

    It took a while for the deal to become official, but the team finally announced the deal on Twitter:

    It's official: Avery Bradley is back with the Celtics after signing a new deal http://t.co/sBNYqOlE4F

    — Boston Celtics (@celtics) July 15, 2014

     

Shaun Livingston to Sign with Golden State Warriors

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    The Golden State Warriors announced the signing of free-agent Shaun Livingston:

    #DubNation, please join us in welcoming @ShaunLivingston to the #Warriors: http://t.co/mGS9ziVkuJ pic.twitter.com/IWKpFlXVEU

    — Golden St. Warriors (@warriors) July 11, 2014

    Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski initially reported the guard will sign a 3-year, $16M contract with the Warriors:

    The Warriors' deal with Shaun Livingston will be three years, $16 million, league source tells Yahoo Sports.

    — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 2, 2014

Marcin Gortat Re-Signs with Washington Wizards

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    Free agent Marcin Gortat is staying in Washington. He tweeted the news on Tuesday night:

    I'm proud to say Washington will be my home.

    — Marcin Gortat (@MGortat) July 2, 2014

    Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski reports the deal is for 5 years and $60M:

    Marcin Gortat has agreed to a five year, $60 million contract extension with Washington, league source tells Yahoo Sports.

    — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 2, 2014

Jodie Meeks to Sign with Detroit Pistons

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    Jodie Meeks will be wearing a Detroit Pistons uniform next year, according to the team's official account:

    Here's our official release of the signing of Jodie Meeks (@Jmeeks20): http://t.co/zFOxNy9gXd pic.twitter.com/TdJkvKZvi3

    — Detroit Pistons (@DetroitPistons) July 14, 2014

    Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reported the deal is for 3 years and $19M:

    Jodie Meeks has agreed to a three-year, $19 million-plus contract with the Detroit Pistons, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.

    — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2014

List of Restricted Free Agents with Qualifying Offers

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    If an NBA team wants to keep its right to match any contract given to a restricted free agent, it must first extend a qualifying offer. The following is a list of players who have received said offers in recent days, broken down on a team-by-team basis:

    Atlanta Hawks: Mike Scott, Shelvin Mack

    Boston Celtics: Avery Bradley

    Detroit Pistons: Greg Monroe

    Houston Rockets: Chandler Parsons

    Los Angeles Lakers: Ryan Kelly

    Phoenix Suns: Eric Bledsoe, P.J. Tucker

    Oklahoma City Thunder: Grant Jerrett

    Sacramento Kings: Isaiah Thomas

    San Antonio Spurs: Aron Baynes

    Toronto Raptors: Greivis Vasquez, Nando De Colo, Patrick Patterson

    Utah Jazz: Gordon Hayward

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