Adrian Wojnarowski

  • Sources: Paul Pierce agrees to contract with Clippers

    Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo Sports 33 mins ago

    Paul Pierce has agreed to a three-year contract worth approximately $10.5 million with the Los Angeles Clippers, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

    The deal includes a team option for the third season, sources said.

    The agreement reunites Pierce with Clippers coach Doc Rivers, who coached him when the Boston Celtics won the 2008 championship and reached the NBA Finals again in 2010.

    Pierce, 37, spent last season with the Washington Wizards, averaging 11.9 points and four rebounds in 73 games. He further distinguished himself with his late-game shooting in a second-round playoff series against the Atlanta Hawks.

    Pierce grew up in Los Angeles and played at Inglewood High School.

  • Sources: Brandan Wright agrees to nearly $18 million deal with Grizzlies

    Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo Sports 1 hr ago

    Free-agent forward Brandan Wright has agreed to a three-year, nearly $18 million contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

    The Grizzlies used their full midlevel exception to sign him.

    Wright, 27, split last season between the Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns. He averaged seven points and 4.9 rebounds in 40 games for the Suns.

    At 6-foot-10, Wright gives the Grizzlies a long, athletic forward who should be an upgrade over Kosta Koufos. Wright delivers another frontline weapon with a lineup that includes Zach Randolph and the likely return of All-Star center Marc Gasol.

    Wright is from Nashville, Tenn., and was the eighth overall pick of the 2007 NBA draft out of North Carolina.

  • Sources: Sergio Llull passes on Rockets' offer, will stay with Real Madrid

    Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo Sports 2 hrs ago

    Guard Sergio Llull has decided against joining the Houston Rockets and will stay in Europe with Real Madrid, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

    Real Madrid made a superior financial offer to the Rockets, sources said.

    The Rockets have rights for Llull – one of Europe's top guards – and had been negotiating a deal with him.

    For the Rockets, Llull's choice to stay in Europe makes the need to retain restricted free-agent guard Patrick Beverley even more important.

    Llull, 27, has been starring in the Spanish ACB League. A versatile 6-foot-3, Llull averaged 12 points and three assists for Real Madrid.

    He was the 34th pick overall to the Denver Nuggets in the 2009 NBA draft. He was traded to the Rockets, who have owned his rights.

  • Sources: Amir Johnson agrees to deal with Celtics

    Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo Sports 4 hrs ago

    Free-agent forward Amir Johnson has agreed to a two-year, $24 million deal with the Boston Celtics, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

    Agent Kevin Bradbury of BDA Sports completed the deal Wednesday with Boston GM Danny Ainge.

    Johnson, one of the best forwards on the market, departs after six seasons with Toronto. He gives Boston a long, athletic and experienced dimension that it needed in its frontcourt.

    Johnson averaged 9.3 points and 6.1 rebounds in 75 games for the Raptors last season.

    The Celtics can't officially sign Johnson until July 9 when the NBA's free-agent moratorium ends.

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  • Sources: Kyle Singler agrees to $25 million extension with Thunder

    Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo Sports 4 hrs ago

    Kyle Singler has agreed to a five-year extension worth nearly $25 million with the Oklahoma City Thunder, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

    Singler, 27, rapidly grew into an important part of the Thunder’s bench upon arrival from Detroit in a three-team trade. He has averaged 8.1 points and 3.4 rebounds in three seasons in the NBA.

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    Agent Greg Lawrence of Wasserman Media Group completed the deal with general manager Sam Presti Wednesday in Oklahoma City.

    Singler was a restricted free agent. He can't officially sign the contract until July 9 when the league's free-agent moratorium ends.

  • Sources: Tyson Chandler reaches $50 million-plus deal with Suns

    Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo Sports 4 hrs ago

    Tyson Chandler has reached agreement on a four-year, $50 million-plus contract with the Phoenix Suns, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

    After agreeing to the deal, Chandler joined the Suns in their recruiting pitch to Portland Trail Blazers' free-agent LaMarcus Aldridge in Los Angeles, sources told Yahoo Sports.

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    Chandler can serve as a mentor for Alex Len, the No. 5 overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft.

    Chandler averaged 10.3 points and 11.5 rebounds in 75 games last season with the Dallas Mavericks after being acquired from the New York Knicks. He helped the Mavericks win the 2011 NBA championship.

    Chandler, 32, has averaged 8.8 points and 9.3 rebounds across his 14 NBA seasons.

  • Sources: Brandon Knight agrees to $70 million extension with Suns

    Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo Sports 5 hrs ago

    Brandon Knight has reached agreement on a five-year, $70 million contract extension with the Phoenix Suns, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

    Knight, 23, averaged 13.4 points and 4.5 assists in 11 games for the Suns last season after they acquired him in a three-team deal with the Milwaukee Bucks and Philadelphia 76ers at the February trade deadline. Ankle and heel injuries sidelined him for most of his short time in Phoenix last season.

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    The Suns acquired Knight after Goran Dragic demanded a trade and was sent to the Miami Heat.

    In his four NBA seasons, Knight has averaged 15.2 points and 4.5 assists. The Detroit Pistons took him with the eighth overall pick of the 2011 NBA draft.

  • Sources: Jimmy Butler agrees to $95 million contract with Bulls

    Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo Sports 5 hrs ago

    Jimmy Butler has agreed to a five-year, $95 million maximum contract to re-sign with the Chicago Bulls, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

    Butler's deal will include a player option after the fourth year of the deal, sources told Yahoo.

    Butler was a restricted free agent, and Chicago could've matched an offer sheet and retained him. 

    Butler's agents with Relativity Sports, Happy Walters and Steve McCaskill, negotiated the deal with Bulls general manager Gar Forman.

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    Butler, 25, had rejected the Bulls' offer of a four-year, $44 million contract extension in October with the belief that a breakout season would enhance his value on the restricted free-agent market this summer. He averaged a career-best 20 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists, developed into a dependable 3-point threat and was named the NBA's Most Improved Player of the Year.

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  • Sources: Free agent DeMarre Carroll agrees to $60 million deal with Raptors

    Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo Sports 7 hrs ago

    Free-agent forward DeMarre Carroll has agreed to a four-year, $60 million deal with the Toronto Raptors, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

    Carroll leaves the Atlanta Hawks to join the Raptors, who will likely lose forward Amir Johnson in free agency.

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    Carroll gives the Raptors an elite defender and a skilled offensive player as general manager Masai Ujiri reshapes his roster.

    Carroll averaged 12.6 points and 5.3 rebounds in 70 games for the Hawks last season.

    The Raptors can't officially sign Carroll until July 9 when the NBA's free-agent moratorium ends.

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  • Sources: Spurs trade Tiago Splitter to Hawks to free cap space

    Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo Sports 7 hrs ago

    The San Antonio Spurs have traded center Tiago Splitter to the Atlanta Hawks, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

    After gaining a commitment on a four-year deal with Danny Green, the Spurs are clearing the necessary cap space to sign All-Star free agent LaMarcus Aldridge of Portland.

    The Spurs are unloading the two years, $16.75 million left on Splitter's deal.

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    With the acquisition of Splitter, the Hawks have added insurance should power forward Paul Millsap leave in free agency. He's strongly considering an offer from the Magic.

    The Hawks have the salary-cap space to absorb Splitter's contract. Forward DeMarre Carroll agreed to a four-year, $60 million contract with the Toronto Raptors.

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