NBA free agency will begin on Friday at 6:00 p.m. ET with the interview period. Players will be allowed to talk to interested teams before deciding who to sign with. After that, the window for players to sign contracts opens on Sunday after noon ET. With that date landing on Nov. 22, there’s essentially a little over a week for players to choose which team to sign with before training camp begins on Dec. 1. This means we could see a pretty rapid-fire free agency period starting this weekend.
Here we’ll be tracking the latest news, rumors and signings during the free agency period.
Nov. 24 — Gasol signs two year deal with Lakers
Veteran C Marc Gasol has officially inked his two-year, $5.3 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, per Shams. Gasol will look to add another ring to his collection in the same place his brother, Pau Gasol, won two rings from 2008-10. Gasol had left the Toronto Raptors parts of two seasons, winning a ship in 2019. There were reports he was going back to Spain to play, but ultimately he decided to hang around.
Nov. 23 — Saric re-signs with Suns
PF Dario Saric is re-signing with the Phoenix Suns on a three-year, $27 million deal, Woj reported Monday morning. Saric is returning to the desert widely because Phoenix has had a hell of an offseason. The Suns have added PG Chris Paul and veteran PF Jae Crowder among a few other minor moves, including re-signing PG Jevon Carter to a three-year deal.
Free agent big man Serge Ibaka has agreed to a two-year, $19 million deal with the Los Angeles Clippers. Ibaka will be looked upon to replace the production of Montrezl Harrell, who signed with the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday.
Veteran free agent PG Jeff Teague has agreed to a one-year deal with the Boston Celtics, per Adam Himmelsbach of The Boston Globe. Teague will be replacing Brad Wanamaker as the team’s backup point guard, who signed a deal with the Golden State Warriors Saturday.
Restricted free agent guard Bogdan Bodganvic is receiving interest from both the Atlanta Hawks and Sacramento Kings, per NBC Sports Bay Area’s James Ham. While the Pacers would have to do a sign-and-trade to land Bogdanovic, the Hawks could match Bogdanovic’s reported contract asking price of a four-year deal worth $72 million.
Nov. 21 — Clippers targeting both Ibaka, Gasol
The Los Angeles Clippers are interested in both Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol. However, Gasol is a more likely option since the Raptors and Nets are chasing after Ibaka, per Marc Stein of The New York Times. The Clippers could either big man as they lost JaMychal Green and Montrezl Harrell in free agency.
SG Kentavious Caldwell-Pope has re-signed with the Los Angeles Lakers on a three-year, $40 million deal, per Shams.
Nov. 21 — Tristan Thompson lands in Beantown
Free agent big man Tristan Thompson has signed a two-year, $19 million deal with the Boston Celtics, per Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.
Free agent forward Carmelo Anthony has finalized a deal to return to the Portland Trail Blazers, per Shams. Last season, Anthony averaged 15.4 points and 6.3 rebounds per game.
Nov. 21 — Payton re-signs with Knicks
PG Elfrid Payton has re-signed with the New York Knicks on a one-year deal, per Woj.
After losing both Mason Plumlee and Jerami Grant to the Detroit Pistons, the Denver Nuggets made sure they retained Paul Millsap. Millsap agreed to a one-year deal worth $10 million plus to return to the Mile High City, per Shams on Saturday.
Free agent veteran point guard Rajon Rondo will be taking his talents down south as he agreed to a two-year, $15 million deal with the Atlanta Hawks. This is another solid veteran move for the young Hawks, who signed Danilo Gallinari on Friday to a three-year deal.
The Boston Celtics are showing interest in former Denver Nuggets forward Paul Millsap, per Jared Weiss of The Athletic. Millsap has spent the last three seasons in Denver, averaging 12.8 points and 6.6 rebounds per game.
The free agent guard opted out of his player option with the Lakers and signed with the Heat, per Shams Charania.
Nov. 21 — Augustin agrees to deal with Bucks
Free agent G D.J. Augustin has agreed to a three-year, $21 million contract with the Milwaukee Bucks, per Woj. With the Bucks trading Eric Bledsoe and George Hill earlier this week, they needed another scoring guard off the bench to pair with Jrue Holiday. Last season with the Magic, Augustin averaged 10.5 points per game and shot 34.8 percent from three-point range.
Nov. 21 — FVV agrees to deal to return to Toronto
PG Fred VanVleet has agreed to a four-year, $85 million deal to return to the Toronto Raptors, per Shams. On Friday, it was reported that the Raptors were hoping to re-sign FVV to a deal similar to what Malcolm Brogdon received from the Indiana Pacers last offseason. This past season, VanVleet averaged a career-high 17.6 points and 6.6 assists in 35.7 minutes per game.
Nov. 21 — Dunn agrees to deal with Hawks
Free agent PG Kris Dunn has agreed to a two-year, $10 million contract with the Atlanta Hawks, per Woj. Dunn was not given a qualifying offer from the Bulls and was made an unrestricted free agent. This is actually a pretty great short-term deal. The Hawks get another guard who can come off the bench, play multiple positions, guard multiple positions and provide some defensive intensity.
Nov. 21 — MCW agrees to deal to return to Magic
PG Michael Carter-Williams has agreed to a one-year deal to return to the Orlando Magic, per Shams.
SG/SF Denzel Valentine has signed his qualifying offer with the Chicago Bulls of one year, $4.7 million, per Shams.
Nov. 21 — Harkless agrees to deal with Heat
Apparently Moe Harkless fancies himself a title contender contributor. The veteran swingman agreed to a one-year, $3.6 million deal to play for the Miami Heat in 2020-21, per Woj. Harkless had bigger deals with other teams, per the report, but turned them down to chase a ring.
SF Justin Holiday has re-signed with the Indiana Pacers on a three-year, $18.1 million deal, per Shams.
SF James Ennis has agreed to a one-year deal to return to the Orlando Magic, per Shams.
Free agent PF Marcus Morris has agreed to a four-year, $64 million deal with the Clippers, per Woj. That’s a lot of money for a veteran like Morris, but L.A. didn’t really have much of a choice after losing Harrell to the Lakers. If anything, Morris can be a decent starter, brings toughness and can stretch the floor.
Derrick Jones Jr. has agreed to a two-year, $19 million deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, Shams reported.
Free agent PF Christian Wood has agreed to a three-year, $41 million deal with the Rockets, per Woj. Wood had initially been pegged as headed to Houston, but the reported deal was false. Now we have all the details that are correct. Thank you, Woj.
Free agent F Jerami Grant has agreed to a three-year, $60 million deal with the Detroit Pistons, per Shams. I don’t know what the hell Detroit is doing anymore. That is all.
Nov. 20 — Joe Harris plans on returning to Nets
Nov. 20 — Alec Burks agrees to deal with Knicks
The New York Knicks and G Alec Burks have agreed to a one-year, $6 million deal, per Woj.
Update: Woj is reporting that the deal has been agreed upon and it’s for two years at around $19 million, the mid-level exception. The reigning NBA champion Lakers are not resting on their laurels heading into this season. Los Angeles is reportedly nearing a deal with former Clipper forward Montrezl Harrell.
With Dwight Howard signing a one-year deal in Philly, the Los Angeles Lakers are now targeting free-agent center Marc Gasol, per Marc Stein of the New York Times. Gasol spent the last two seasons in Toronto, where he played an instrumental role in them winning the NBA title in 2019.
Nov. 20 — Trey Burke re-signs with Mavericks
Free agent G Trey Burke has re-signed on a three-year, $10 million deal with the Mavs, per Marc Stein of the New York Times.
Nov. 20 — Malik Beasley re-signs with Timberwolves
Restricted free agent G Malik Beasley will be staying in the Twin Cities as he agreed to a four-year, $60 million deal, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. Beasley was acquired at the trade deadline from the Denver Nuggets. In 14 games with the T’Wolves, Beasley averaged 20.7 points and shot 42.6 percent from three-point range on 8.2 attempts per game.
Free agent F Rodney Hood is staying with the Trail Blazers as he inked a two-year, $21 million deal. Hood only played 21 games last season because of a torn Achilles that he suffered in December.
Former Oklahoma City Thunder F Danilo Gallinari has agreed to a three-year, $61.5 million deal with the Atlanta Hawks, per Woj on Friday. Last season with OKC, Gallo averaged 18.7 points and 5.2 rebounds in 29.6 minutes per game. He also shot 40.5 percent from three-point range on 7.1 attempts per game.
Free agent forward Serge Ibaka is reportedly receiving interest from contenders in both contenders, per Woj on Friday. However, he adds that the Toronto Raptors have strong interest in re-signing him. Last season for Toronto, Ibaka averaged 15.4 points and 8.2 rebounds per game.
Nov. 20 — Favors to sign three-year deal with Jazz
Free agent center big man Derrick Favors is returning to Salt Lake City as he has agreed to a three-year, $30 million deal, per Shams Charania of The Athletic. Favors spent nine seasons with the Jazz, before being traded last season to the New Orleans Pelicans for a couple of draft picks.
Nov. 20 — Clarkson re-signs with Jazz
Free agent G Jordan Clarkson is staying with the Jazz as he agreed to a four-year, $52 million deal, Woj reported Friday.
Nov. 20 — Patterson re-signs with Clippers
Free agent F Patrick Patterson has re-sign on a one-year deal with the Clippers, per Woj.
Free agent center Mason Plumlee has agreed to a three-year, $25 million deal with the Detroit Pistons, Woj reported Friday. Plumlee had spent the past three-plus season with the Denver Nuggets, where he primarily came off the bench. The Pistons also need to work on a new deal for PF Christian Wood. This move may be some insurance in the front court. The Pistons also agreed to a two-year deal with PF/C Jahlil Okafor, per Woj. So it’s looking like Christian Wood may not be coming back to Detroit.
Nov. 20 — Matthews plans to sign with Lakers
Free agent guard Wesley Matthews plans on signing a deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, Shams Charania of The Athletic reported Friday. Matthews sent a picture of a Lakers jersey to Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports to confirm his decision.
Nov. 20 — Fred VanVleet to meet with multiple teams
Unrestricted free agent point guard Fred VanVleet will reportedly meet with multiple teams later tonight or early Saturday morning, according to Shams Charania of The Athletic. On Friday, Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News reported that the Toronto Raptors hope to re-sign FVV to a deal similar to what Malcolm Brogdon received from the Pacers last year.
Nov. 20 — Dragic re-signs with Heat
Goran Dragic entered free agency this offseason after helping power the Miami Heat to the 2020 NBA Finals and won’t be leaving South Beach anytime soon. The point guard is re-signing with the Heat on a two-year deal worth $37.4 million, per Shams Charania of The Athletic. He’s running it back with the team that helped him reach his first ever NBA Finals and should be a major contributor.
I’ll preface this with the fact that this isn’t exactly a reliable source. Plus, the window hasn’t opened and there’s already this saying Bogdanovic is expected to sign an offer sheet with the Hawks, per Emiliano Carchia of Sportrando. Still, it’s a rumor and we’re here to give you all the latest. Former Hawks player Vince Carter has said that Atlanta has a shot at landing two of Bogdanovic, Rajon Rondo, Joe Harris and Danilo Gallinari.
Nov. 20 — Raptors hope to re-sign FVV to Brogdon-type deal
Nov. 20 — Bucks moving on from Bogdanovic
The Bucks are moving on from their pursuit of Kings RFA SG Bogdan Bogdanovic, per Shams. Milwaukee had tried to make a deal via sign-and-trade for the young wing. Those attempts failed and now the Bucks will pursue other avenues for improving the roster.
The Utah Jazz traded PF Ed Davis to the New York Knicks to clear $5 million in salary, per Woj. The move helps the Jazz make room to try and retain G Jordan Clarkson, who can become an unrestricted free agent on Friday. Clarkson was a spark plug offensively off the bench for the Jazz this past season.
Los Angeles Lakers G Avery Bradley will decline his player option for the 2020-21 season and become a free agent, per Shams. The veteran guard was set to make $5 million this season. He opted to sit out the restart and didn’t help the Lakers during their championship run in the NBA bubble. There’s a chance Bradley could be retained but he also could seek a bigger deal elsewhere.
Boston Celtics SF Gordon Hayward declined his $34.2 million player option for the 2020-21 season and will enter free agency on Friday, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported. Hayward should be highly sought in free agency in a weak market. The Celtics tried to strike a sign-and-trade but attempts failed and Hayward walked away from Boston.
Nov. 19 — Clippers decline option on JaMychal Green
The Los Angeles Clippers declined the team option on PF JaMychal Green, making him a free agent, per Shams. Green could have made $5 million in 2020-21.
The Suns are declining the option on C Frank Kaminskey for the 2020-21 season, making him an unrestricted free agent, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Kaminsky was set to make $5.2 million this season. Phoenix just drafted Maryland C Jalen Smith in the first round of the 2020 NBA Draft on Wednesday. He could replace Kaminsky as the backup center behind Deandre Ayton.
Nov. 19 — Celtics decline option on Brad Wanamaker
The Celtics will decline the option on G Brad Wanamaker’s contract for 2020-21, making him a free agent, per Woj. The Celtics just drafted two guards in the first round of the 2020 draft — Aaron Nesmith and Payton Pritchard.
The Nets will not pick up the team option for G/F Garrett Temple for the 2020-21 season, making him a free agent, per Woj. The Nets traded for G Landry Shamet from the Clippers during the draft on Wednesday.
Nov. 19 — Knicks decline option on Bobby Portis, waive two others
New York declined the option on PF Bobby Portis’ contract and waived PF Taj Gibson and PG Elfrid Payton, Woj reported. The moves cleared up around $34 million in cap space for the Knicks heading into free agency.