Basketball Wiretap

Rajon Rondo Meets With Bulls

Jul 1, 2016 7:41 PM

Rajon Rondo met with the Chicago Bulls on Friday.

Rondo is a free agent after spending one season with the Sacramento Kings. Rondo is not expected to return to Sacramento.

The Bulls have a vacancy at point guard following the trade of Derrick Rose.

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Knicks, Bucks In Contract Talks With Dwyane Wade

Jul 1, 2016 7:30 PM

Dwyane Wade is in contract talks with both the New York Knicks and Milwaukee Bucks.

Wade could schedule meetings next week.

Wade and the Miami Heat have been unable to agree upon terms. 

"He wants to be compensated for his pay cuts," a source told Ramona Shelburne.

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Tags: Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat, Milwaukee Bucks, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Mike Conley, Grizzlies Agree Upon Five-Year, $153M Deal

Jul 1, 2016 6:51 PM

Mike Conley has agreed in principle to a five-year, $153 million deal with the Memphis Grizzlies.

The finer points of the deal are "nearing conclusion."

The contract is the richest in NBA history.

Marc Stein/ESPN

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Dwight Howard Agrees To Three-Year, $70.5M Deal With Hawks

Jul 1, 2016 6:36 PM

Dwight Howard has agreed upon a three-year, $70.5 million deal with the Atlanta Hawks.

Howard declined his $23.2 million player option with the Houston Rockets for 16-17 to test free agency. Howard's annual average on his new deal is $23.5 million.

Howard grew up in the Atlanta area and will join his third team since being traded by the Orlando Magic in 2012. Howard narrowed his list and started meetings promptly on July 1st. Howard had scheduled meetings on Saturday, but canceled them after coming to terms with Atlanta.

The Hawks have two significant free agents of their own this offseason in Al Horford and Kent Bazemore. They will likely only be able to keep one of those two players after agreeing upon terms with Howard.

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Jeff Green Agrees Upon One-Year, $15M Deal With Magic

Jul 1, 2016 6:34 PM

Jeff Green has agreed upon a one-year, $15 million deal with the Orlando Magic.

The Los Angeles Clippers traded for Green from the Memphis Grizzlies at last year's deadline while giving up a future first round pick.

The Magic will not own Green's Bird rights next offseason, meaning they'll have to use cap space to re-sign him.

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Darrell Arthur Agrees To Three-Year, $23M Deal With Nuggets

Jul 1, 2016 6:29 PM

The Denver Nuggets have agreed upon a three-year, $23 million deal with Darrell Arthur.

Arthur opted out of his $2.94 million deal with the Nuggets for 16-17 to test free agency.

Arthur has become one of the NBA's better shooters at power forward while also playing solid defense.

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Mike Conley Offered Full Five-Year, $153M Max By Grizzlies

Jul 1, 2016 5:45 PM

Mike Conley has been offered the full five-year, $153 million max contract by the Memphis Grizzlies.

Rival teams could only offer a four-year, $114 million contract to Conley.

The Grizzlies earlier agreed upon a four-year deal with Chandler Parsons, which appeared to bolster their odds of re-signing Conley.

Marc Stein reports Conley is expected to soon make his decision.

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Solomon Hill Agrees To Four-Year, $52M Deal With Pelicans

Jul 1, 2016 4:11 PM

The New Orleans Pelicans have reached a verbal agreement on a four-year, $52 million deal with Solomon Hill.

The Indiana Pacers declined their fourth-year option on Hill in what has become a controversial decision.

Hill emerged this past season as a versatile forward.

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Matthew Dellavedova Agrees Upon Four-Year, $38M Deal With Bucks

Jul 1, 2016 3:55 PM

The Milwaukee Bucks and Matthew Dellavedova have agreed upon on a four-year, $38 million contract.

Dellavedova has emerged as a capable point guard during his time with the Cavaliers.

Dellavedova would fit in nicely beside Giannis Antetokounmpo since he can play without the ball.

Because Dellavedova is a restricted free agent, the Cavaliers will have the ability to match the deal.

LeBron James posted the following message on Twitter, which could indicate Cleveland isn't planning on matching: "Congrats to my brother! @matthewdelly on his deal! Good luck in Milwaukee! Very deserving to you and your family."

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Blazers Make Aggressive Offer To Pau Gasol

Jul 1, 2016 3:51 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers have made an aggressive offer to Pau Gasol in free agency.

Gasol spent the past two seasons with the Chicago Bulls.

Gasol is seeking the chance to start and has always appeared to prefer to live in a culturally rich city.

The Blazers reached agreement already with Evan Turner using a significant portion of their cap space.

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Evan Turner, Blazers Agree Upon Four-Year, $70M Deal
Evan Turner has agreed upon a four-year, $75 million deal with the Blazers.

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Evan Fournier Agrees To Re-Sign With Magic On Five-Year, $85M Deal
Evan Fournier was a restricted free agent.

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Chandler Parsons Agrees Upon Four-Year, $94M Deal With Grizzlies
Chandler Parsons and the Grizzlies are nearing agreement on a four-year, $94 million max contract.

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Mirza Teletovic Agrees To Three-Year, $30M Deal With Bucks
Mirza Teletovic, like so many members of the Bucks, is represented by Jeff Schwartz.

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Dwight Howard, Hawks Make 'Strong Connection' In Meeting
Dwight Howard is a native of Atlanta and will be joining his third team since leaving the Magic in 2012.

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Jerryd Bayless, 76ers Agree Upon Three-Year, $27M Deal
The 76ers have agreed to a three-year, $27 million deal with Jerryd Bayless.

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DeMar DeRozan Agrees To Five-Year, $139M Deal With Raptors
The deal does not include a player option for DeMar DeRozan.

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Andre Drummond, Pistons Agree Upon Five-Year, $130M Max Deal
Andre Drummond will have a player option for Year 5 of the deal.

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Al Jefferson Agrees To Three-Year, $30M Deal With Pacers
Al Jefferson signed a three-year, $41 million deal with the Hornets.

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Blazers Hope To Sign Both Chandler Parsons, Dwight Howard
The Blazers could create enough space to sign both players.

Marc Stein/ESPN

D.J. Augustin Agrees To Four-Year, $29M Deal With Magic
D.J. Augustin finished last season with the Nuggets after he was traded by the Thunder.

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Bradley Beal Agrees Upon Five-Year, $128M Deal With Wizards
Bradley Beal was a restricted free agent.

Adrian Wojnarowski/The Vertical

Ish Smith Agrees To Three-Year, $18M Deal With Pistons
Ish Smith wanted to re-sign with the 76ers but received no interest at the start of free agency.

Rod Beard/The Detroit News

Hassan Whiteside Agrees To Four-Year, $98M Max Deal With Heat
Hassan Whiteside announced his own agreement on Friday on Snapchat and through a post on The Players' Tribune.

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Jordan Clarkson Agrees To Re-Sign With Lakers On Four-Year, $50M Deal
Jordan Clarkson was an All-Rookie first team selection in 2015 after being a second round pick by the Lakers.

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DeMar DeRozan's New Contract With Raptors Expected To Average $29M Per Season
DeMar DeRozan has been the Raptors' top priority this offseason.

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Nicolas Batum Re-Signs With Hornets On Five-Year, $120M Deal
Nicolas Batum will have a player option in the fifth year of the contract.

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Jeremy Lin Agrees Upon Three-Year, $36M Deal With Nets
Jeremy Lin's deal includes a player option for the third year, a trade kicker and bonus provisions.

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Woj: Nike Sees Durant With Warriors As Chance Take Momentum Away From Under Armour
There are a lot of executives at Nike that would like Kevin Durant to go to the Warriors due to their rivalry with Stephen Curry and Under Armour.

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Warriors To Match Any Offer Sheet Harrison Barnes Signs
The Warriors realize Harrison Barnes on his new contract would remain tradeable if they need to make a move to create cap space.

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