Basketball Wiretap

George Hill To Sign With Bucks After Release From 76ers

Aug 3, 2021 7:59 PM

Veteran guard George Hill is set to sign with the Milwaukee Bucks after he clears waivers following a release from the Philadelphia 76ers. Hill was sent from Milwaukee to the Oklahoma City Thunder as part of the trade that brought Jrue Holiday to the Bucks. The Thunder then traded Hill to the Sixers at the trade deadline.

Hill was scheduled to see his $10 million dollar contract with the 76ers become fully guaranteed if he wasn't waived by August 3rd. Philadelphia will carry a cap hit of $1.3 million for Hill. Hill will return to the Bucks to give them some much-needed guard depth behind Holiday, Khris Middleton and Donte DiVincenzo.

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Hornets Sign Ish Smith To Two-Year Contract

Aug 3, 2021 6:53 PM

The Charlotte Hornets have agreed to terms with free agent point guard Ish Smith. Smith will reportedly sign a two-year deal with Charlotte that includes a team option for the 2022-23 season. Smith played for the Washington Wizards for the last two seasons.

Smith provides the Hornets with an experienced backup point guard to replace Devonte' Graham, who is being signed-and-traded to the New Orleans Pelicans. Charlotte will become the 12th different NBA team Smith has played for during his 12-year career.

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Markieff Morris To Sign With Heat

Aug 3, 2021 6:45 PM

The Miami Heat have agreed to terms with free agent forward Markieff Morris. Morris played the last two seasons with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Morris will sign a one-year deal with Miami, likely for the veteran minimum. Morris will add some frontcourt depth, as the Heat have retooled their roster around Jimmy Butler and Bam Adebayo by adding Kyle Lowry and P.J. Tucker this offseason.

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Tony Snell, Blazers Agree To One-Year Deal

Aug 3, 2021 5:36 PM

Tony Snell has agreed to a one-year deal with the Portland Trail Blazers. 

Snell averaged 5.3 points, 2.4 rebounds and 1.3 assists in 21.1 minutes per game last season with the Atlanta Hawks.

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Kendrick Nunn, Lakers Agree To Two-Year, $10M Deal

Aug 3, 2021 5:33 PM

Kendrick Nunn has agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers. Nunn has a player option in Year 2.

Nunn turned down more money from the New York Knicks and other teams to join the Lakers. 

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Talen Horton-Tucker, Lakers Agree To Three-Year, $32M Deal

Aug 3, 2021 5:31 PM

Talen Horton-Tucker has agreed to a three-year, $32 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Horton-Tucker was a restricted free agent this offseason and is represented by Klutch Sports.

Horton-Tucker has a player option in Year 3.

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DeMar DeRozan Agrees To Three-Year, $85M Sign-And-Trade With Bulls

Aug 3, 2021 4:03 PM

The Chicago Bulls have agreed to a three-year, $85 million sign-and-trade agreement with the San Antonio Spurs for DeMar DeRozan.

The Bulls will send Thaddeus Young, Al-Farouq Aminu, a future first round pick and two second round picks.

DeRozan averaged 21.6 points, 4.2 rebounds and 6.9 assists last season for the Spurs.

The Bulls also added Lonzo Ball and Alex Caruso in free agency. 

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Hawks Offer Five-Year, $125M Contract To John Collins

Aug 3, 2021 3:48 PM

The Atlanta Hawks have offered John Collins a five-year, $125 million contract that he has yet to accept, sources tell Sam Amick of The Athletic

The Hawks offered Collins a four-year, $90 million extension before the start of last season that he turned down.

Collins averaged 17.6 points and 7.4 rebounds per game in the regular season, and 13.8 points and 9.5 rebounds in the playoffs.

The Hawks want to keep Collins and are not interested in discussing sign-and-trade scenarios at this time. 

The Oklahoma City Thunder and San Antonio Spurs are the only teams remaining with more than $20 million in available cap space. 

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Blazers Sign Trendon Watford To Two-Way Contract

Aug 3, 2021 3:23 PM

The Portland Trail Blazers have signed forward Trendon Watford to a Two-Way contract.

Watford, 20, averaged 16.3 points (48.0% FG, 31.6% 3-PT, 65.1% FT), 7.4 rebounds, 2.9 assists and 1.11 steals in 28 games (all starts) as a sophomore at LSU during 2020-21 season. He ranked sixth in the SEC in scoring and fifth in rebounding while earning All-SEC First Team honors from the Associated Press. In the postseason, Watford scored a career-high 30 points against Alabama in the SEC Tournament Championship Game and averaged 11.0 points and 7.5 rebounds in two NCAA Tournament games.

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Malik Monk, Lakers Agree To Deal

Aug 3, 2021 3:10 PM

Malik Monk has agreed to a contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. 

Monk averaged 11.7 points, 2.4 rebounds and 2.1 assists in 20.9 minutes over 42 games last season with the Charlotte Hornets. Monk shot 40.1 percent on five three-point attempts per game.

The Hornets elected not to extend the qualifying offer to Monk, making him an unrestricted free agent. 

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Carmelo Anthony, Lakers Agree To One-Year Deal

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Heat Pull Qualifying Offer To Kendrick Nunn

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Stephen Curry, Warriors Agree To Four-Year, $215M Extension

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Didi Louzada, Pelicans Agree To Four-Year Deal

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DeMar DeRozan To Meet With Clippers

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Patty Mills, Nets Agree To Two-Year, $12M Deal

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Abdel Nader, Suns Agree To Two-Year, $4.2M Deal

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Robin Lopez Agrees To One-Year, $5M Deal With Magic

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Bulls Working On Sign-And-Trade For DeMar DeRozan

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Taj Gibson, Knicks Agree To One-Year, $2.7M Deal

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Andre Drummond, 76ers Agree To One-Year Deal For Veteran's Minimum

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James Johnson, Nets Agree To One-Year Deal

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Rodney Hood Agrees To One-Year Deal With Bucks

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Bruce Brown Jr. Returns To Nets On $4.7M Qualifying Offer

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Nemanja Bjelica, Warriors Agree To One-Year Deal

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Gorgui Dieng, Hawks Agree To One-Year, $4M Deal

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Marc Gasol Confirms He'll Return To Lakers In 21-22, Retire From Spanish National Team


Rudy Gay Agrees To Sign Two-Year, $12.1M Deal With Jazz

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Sam Dekker Agrees To Sign With Raptors

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Patty Mills Receiving Interest From Warriors, Nets, Lakers

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