Adrian Wojnarowski

  • Sources: Mike Dunleavy agrees to deal to return to Bulls

    Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo Sports 1 hr ago

    Free-agent forward Mike Dunleavy has agreed to a three-year, $14.4 million contract to return to the Chicago Bulls, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

    Dunleavy's deal includes a partial guarantee in the third year, sources said.

    Dunleavy, 34, had been eager to remain with the Bulls, where he had played the past two seasons under ex-coach Tom Thibodeau.

    Chicago is working to complete an agreement with another Bulls wing player, Jimmy Butler, who is negotiating a four- or five-year contract extension, league sources said.

    Dunleavy has emerged as a key contributor to the Bulls, averaging 9.4 points and 3.9 rebounds in 63 games last season.

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

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  • Sources: Goran Dragic agrees to $90 million deal with Heat

    Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo Sports 2 hrs ago

    Goran Dragic has reached agreement on a five-year, $90 million contract wtih the Miami Heat, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

    Dragic's deal will include a player option after the fourth year, league sources said.

    The Heat acquired Dragic in a deal with the Phoenix Suns at the trade deadline in February.

    Now, the Heat turn their full attention to re-signing free-agent guard Dwyane Wade.

    Wade is pursuing a max contract with the Heat, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

    The Heat could bring back a significant lineup in the Eastern Conference, including Dragic and Wade, forward Chris Bosh and center Hassan Whiteside.

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

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  • Sources: Monta Ellis in serious talks with Pacers on possible three-year deal

    Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo Sports 7 hrs ago

    Free-agent guard Monta Ellis is engaged in serious talks on a possible three-year, $32 million-plus deal with the Indiana Pacers, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

    Ellis has a scheduled trip into Indianapolis on Wednesday to meet with the Pacers' front-office and coaching staffs, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

    Indiana president Larry Bird and coach Frank Vogel want to play smaller and faster next season, and luring Ellis is an important part of the Pacers' plan. Ellis, 29, has played the past two seasons with the Dallas Mavericks, averaging 18.9 points and 4.1 assists last season.

    Ellis has played 10 NBA seasons, including six-plus with the Golden State Warriors.

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  • Sources: Nets reach agreements with Brook Lopez, Thaddeus Young

    Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo Sports 18 mins ago

    The Brooklyn Nets have reached agreements with free agents Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

    Lopez, 27, will receive a three-year, $60 million maximum contract that includes some protections for the Nets should a recurrence of Lopez’s foot issues sideline him again, sources said. The deal will incude a player option after the second season, which would allow him to re-enter free agency once new television money raises the salary cap.

    Young, 27, who opted out of $10.2 million owed him next season, will sign a four-year, $50 million deal with a player option, sources said.

    Lopez and Young can't officially sign their contracts until the NBA's free-agent moratorium ends on July 9.

    Lopez averaged 17.2 points and 7.4 rebounds in 72 games last season. He has spent all seven seasons of his NBA career with the Nets after they made him the 10th overall pick in the 2008 draft.

    Young averaged 14.1 points and 5.4 rebounds in 76 games split between the Minnesota Timberwolves and Nets last season. The Nets acquired Young in a deal at the trade deadline that sent Kevin Garnett to Minnesota.

  • Sources: Al-Farouq Aminu agrees to $30 million contract with Trail Blazers

    Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo Sports 11 hrs ago

    Al-Farouq Aminu has agreed to a four-year, $30 million contract with the Portland Trail Blazers, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

    Aminu, 24, averaged 5.6 points and 4.6 rebounds in 74 games for the Dallas Mavericks last season.

    Blazers general manager Neil Olshey was GM of the Los Angeles Clippers when they made Aminu the eighth overall pick of the 2010 NBA draft. Aminu also played with New Orleans for three seasons.

    After the Blazers traded Nicolas Batum to the Charlotte Hornets before last week's NBA draft, Aminu gives them one of the most coveted small forwards on the free-agent market. Olshey is trying to maintain flexibility with his roster with roads that could include All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge, or not include him, based on Aldridge's decision in free agency.

    The Trail Blazers can't officially sign Aminu until July 9 when the NBA's free-agent moratorium ends.

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  • Sources: Kawhi Leonard agrees to framework of contract to remain with Spurs

    Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo Sports 11 hrs ago

    After the San Antonio Spurs presented an offer of a maximum contract extension to his representatives, star forward Kawhi Leonard has agreed to the framework of a five-year deal that could be worth in excess of $90 million, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

    "I have every intention of signing with the San Antonio Spurs," Leonard said in a statement. "There are details in the contract which need to be worked out with the organization. I am confident that this will be accomplished."

    Spurs officials reached out to Leonard’s agents, Brian Elfus and Mitch Frankel of Impact Sports, shortly after midnight ET on Wednesday and the sides reached an agreement in principle on a contract that still has deal points to be worked out in the next several days, sources said.

    Now, the Spurs turn toward recruiting Portland Trail Blazers free agent LaMarcus Aldridge, which will commence at a breakfast meeting on Wednesday morning in Los Angeles. Leonard will join teammates Tim Duncan and Tony Parker, and president/coach Gregg Popovich and general manager R.C. Buford at a presentation to the Blazers All-Star forward, sources said.

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  • Sources: Anthony Davis agrees to $145 million extension with Pelicans

    Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo Sports 12 hrs ago

    New Orleans Pelicans All-Star forward Anthony Davis has reached agreement on a maximum five-year extension that could be worth in excess of $145 million, a league source told Yahoo Sports.

    The contract will have a player option after the fourth year, sources said.

    Davis and his agent, Thad Foucher of Wasserman Media Group, met with New Orleans general manager Dell Demps and coach Alvin Gentry for a dinner in Beverly Hills, Calif., on Wednesday night and reached an agreement after midnight ET, sources told Yahoo Sports.

    Davis is eligible for the Derrick Rose rule that allows for him to occupy 30 percent of the Pelicans' salary cap.

    The agreement solidifies Davis as the franchise's cornerstone and will keep him off the free-agent market next summer. The extension will begin with the 2016-17 season. Davis is one of the transcendent talents in the NBA and expected to eventually be a multiple-time MVP winner in the league.

    Davis, 22, averaged 24.4 points, 10.2 rebounds and 2.9 blocks last season while guiding New Orleans to the playoffs for the first time since 2011. He finished fifth in voting for the league's MVP award.

    Davis was the No. 1 overall pick in the 2012 draft.

  • Sources: 76ers allow Glenn Robinson III to become free agent

    Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo Sports 18 hrs ago

    The Philadelphia 76ers declined to offer guard Glenn Robinson III a qualifying offer, allowing him to become an unrestricted free agent, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

    The Sixers aren’t inclined to keep players on one-year deals, but have shown an inclination to revisit a longer-term deal for Robinson this summer, league sources said. Robinson, 21, had significant interest after Minnesota placed him on waivers in March and has appeal to several teams in the mode of developing young players.

    Robinson played 35 games in his rookie season, averaging 2.1 points per game. Robinson left the University of Michigan after his sophomore season, and was drafted with the 40th overall pick by Minnesota last year.

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  • Sources: Kings probing John Calipari about coaching, front-office jobs

    Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo Sports 1 day ago

    The Sacramento Kings are probing University of Kentucky coach John Calipari about his interest in taking over the franchise's front-office and coaching jobs, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

    Calipari has been communicating with owner Vivek Ranadive and other members of the Kings' ownership group in recent weeks, league sources said. Calipari has listened to scenarios with which the Kings could offer him complete control of the franchise's fledgling basketball operations to go along with coaching, league sources said.

    No formal offer has been made to Calipari, and Kings ownership understands that it will take a multiyear financial package of $10 million-plus annually to get Calipari to seriously consider leaving Kentucky, sources said.

    In recent weeks, Sacramento ownership's intrigue with Calipari has only grown with the dissolution of the relationship between All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins and coach George Karl, sources said.

    Sacramento's case on trying to get out of paying Karl his contract would be based in part on his involvement in mounting a campaign to get Cousins traded, sources said. The possibility of getting Karl ousted without pay is remote.

  • Sources: Raptors' staff close to adding former OKC assistant Rex Kalamian

    Adrian Wojnarowski at Yahoo Sports 1 day ago

    The Toronto Raptors are finalizing an agreement to hire ex-Oklahoma City assistant Rex Kalamian as part of head coach Dwane Casey's staff, league sources told Yahoo Sports.

    The Raptors have been searching for a high-level assistant coach to join the staff and have been focused on Kalamian for a few weeks, sources said.

    Kalamian spent the past six seasons on Scott Brooks' staff with the Thunder. He was let go when Billy Donovan replaced Brooks as head coach. Kalamian's had stops with the Clippers, Sixers, Nuggets and Timberwolves.