2020 NBA free agency live: Latest rumors, news and contract updates

Nick Goss
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2020 NBA free agency live blog: Latest rumors and news originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston

The 2020 NBA offseason has been a wild one so far, and free agency is about to begin.

Teams can officially begin talking to free agents and their agents/representatives at 6 p.m. ET on Friday to discuss contracts and similar matters. Players and teams can agree to deals at that time Friday, too, but contracts cannot become official until Sunday, Nov. 22 at 12:01 p.m. ET.

Recapping the winners and losers from the 2020 NBA Draft

The 2020 free agent class isn't amazing and lacks superstars, but there are still several quality players available for teams to pursue.

Included in the group of unrestricted free agents are Fred VanVleet, Montrezl Harrell, Goran Dragic, Davis Bertans, Danilo Gallinari, Rajon Rondo, Jerami Grant, JaMychal Green, Paul Millsap and Aron Baynes, among others. 

Celtics forward Gordon Hayward reportedly declined his player option for the 2020-21 season on Thursday, so he can also become an unrestricted free agent. Anthony Davis will be an unrestricted free agent, too, but he's expected to re-sign with the defending champion Los Angeles Lakers

Ranking the top 25 free agents of the 2020 offseason

How will free agency unfold? Keep it right here for the latest rumors, news and contract details with our free agency live blog.

Sunday, Nov. 22

6:05 p.m.: Austin Rivers will be playing in the same division where his father is coaching after agreeing to a one-year contract with the New York Knicks, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

4:46 p.m.: Heading into the offseason, one near-guarantee was that Jayson Tatum would get a max contract extension from the Celtics. The deal is now done, according to Adrian Wojnarowski: 5 years, $195 million.

1:57 p.m.: Davis Bertans is staying in Washington thanks to a five-year, $80 million deal from the Wizards.

1:18 p.m.: Will the Hawks add another piece to their roster makeover? Bogdan Bogdanovic has reportedly signed an offer sheet with Atlanta, giving Sacramento 48 hours to match the deal for the RFA.

12:03 p.m.: Will the rich get richer? The Lakers -- who have already been busy in free agency -- are reportedly emerging as a 'serious suitor' for veteran big man Marc Gasol, according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.

11:50 a.m.: Jayson Tatum's best friend is headed to Portland. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Harry Giles is signing a one-year contract with the Trail Blazers.

10:40 a.m.: The most notable overnight news was free-agent big man Serge Ibaka landing with the Los Angeles Clippers on a reported two-year, $19 million deal.

Another former Raptor, center Marc Gasol, also is generating interest and possibly could land with the Warriors, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

Saturday, Nov. 21

8:53 p.m.: Might the Celtics get something back for Gordon Hayward, after all?

8:15 p.m.: We've got a trio of updates on the Celtics front. First, Tristan Thompson reportedly is headed to Boston on a two-year, $19 million deal.

Second, the C's have guaranteed the 2020-21 contracts of big man Daniel Theis and Semi Ojeleye, The Boston Globe's Adam Himmelsbach reports.

Finally, former Celtics guard Brad Wanamaker is signing with the Golden State Warriors, his agent told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

5:46 p.m.: Carmelo Anthony is running it back with the Portland Trail Blazers for another year, Shams Charania reports.

4:30 p.m.: In other former Celtics news, Rajon Rondo reportedly is headed to Atlanta on a two-year deal.

4:12 p.m.: The Hornets reportedly are waiving Nicolas Batum to sign Gordon Hayward, but he may not be on the open market for long, Yahoo Sports' Chris Haynes reports.

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3:10 p.m.: The Brooklyn Nets are landing an ex-Celtic in forward Jeff Green, per Shams Charania.

2:00 p.m.: Former Celtic Jae Crowder is taking his talents to Phoenix, agreeing to a three-year, $30 million contract.

1:42 p.m.: The defending Eastern Conference champions are bolstering their bench with the addition of former Celtic guard Avery Bradley, according to Shams Charania.

1:30 p.m.: Gordon Hayward is no longer a Celtic after agreeing to a four-year, $120 million contract with the Charlotte Hornets, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

12:50 p.m.: Fred VanVleet, arguably the top guard in the 2020 free agent class, is staying with the Raptors on a four-year deal worth $85 million with a player option for the final year, The Athletic's Shams Charania reports.

Free-agent guard and former No. 5 overall pick Kris Dunn reportedly is headed to the Atlanta Hawks.

11 a.m.: A few deals went down overnight, most notably the expansion of the Bucks' trade for Jrue Holiday that will send Thunder big man Steven Adams to the Pelicans.

The four-team deal -- which has yet to be finalized, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski -- also includes the Nuggets and will send George Hill, Darius Miller and a pair of draft picks from Denver to Oklahoma City.

In other news, ex-Celtic Marcus Morris is re-signing with the Clippers on a reported four-year deal worth $64 million, while Boston seems to be making progress with the Pacers on a sign-and-trade involving Gordon Hayward, the New York Times' Marc Stein reports.

Free-agent big man JaMychal Green also is heading to Denver on a two-year deal, per Charania.

Friday, Nov. 20

9:40 p.m.: The Lakers are nearing an agreement with Montrezl Harrell, per Shams Charania.

9:05 p.m.: Trey Burke has agreed to a three-year deal with the Mavericks, per ESPN's Tim McMahon.

Marc Gasol has emerged as a target for the Lakers.

8:30 p.m.: The Hawks are signing Danilo Gallinari to a three-year contract.

Shams Charania of The Athletic reports Dwight Howard is signing a one-year deal with the Sixers.

8:15 p.m.: The Pistons stay active in free agency, reportedly signing Josh Jackson.

7:40 p.m.: ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports there's strong interest from contenders in both conferences in Serge Ibaka.

7:30 p.m.: Derrick Favors also is heading back to the Jazz, per The Athletic's Shams Charania.

7:25 p.m.: Jordan Clarkson is re-signing with Utah on a four-year deal.

7:20 p.m.: De'Aaron Fox is getting paid. The Kings have signed the 22-year-old to a max extension.

7 p.m.: Also headed to the Pistons is Jahlil Okafor.

6:45 p.m.: Mason Plumlee reportedly is signing a three-year deal with Detroit.

6:40 p.m.: ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports DeMarcus Cousins is getting some early attention on the market.

6:30 p.m.: Wes Matthews is signing with L.A, per The Athletic's Shams Charania.

6 p.m.: Free agency has opened up, and both Goran Dragic and Meyers Leonard are back with the Heat.

5:50 p.m.: Gordon Hayward reportedly wants to play in Indiana, and the Celtics are asking for Myles Turner and either T.J. Warren or Victor Oladipo.

5:33 p.m.: The Hawks seem poised to land a talented scorer.

5:25 p.m.: The Hawks have an abundance of salary cap space and appear intent on using it.

4:32 p.m.: Where is unrestricted free agent Serge Ibaka going?

3:55 p.m.: The Celtics are trading Enes Kanter to the Portland Trail Blazers in a three-team deal that also includes the Memphis Grizzlies.

Here are the trade details, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

The Celtics will open a trade exception as part of the deal.

2:32 p.m.: Jayson Tatum and Donovan Mitchell are the two-best players from the 2017 draft class so far, and it's likely going to be a memorable free agency for both of them.

1:29 p.m.: Restricted free agent Bogdan Bogdanovic won't be landing with the Milwaukee Bucks.

11:55 a.m.: The Pacers rumors involving Gordon Hayward just won't go away. 

11:34 a.m.: Here's an update on Russell Westbrook from Yahoo! Sports' Chris Haynes. The Magic would be smart not to make this deal.

11 a.m. ET: Here are some recent updates to begin the day.