According to ESPN insider Adrian Wojnarowski, Kevin Durant has declined his player option with the Warriors, for the 2019-2020 season, meaning he will become an unrestricted free agent. Currently Durant and his manager are in New York evaluating their options, keeping the process very private and out of the public eye.
Restricted free-agent Patrick McCaw will reportedly reject an offer from the Golden State Warriors worth around $4 million dollars in exchange for two years of the young prospect’s services. By turning down the offer from the Warriors, McCaw would remain a RFA while also allowing him to bypass today’s contract deadline.
Last season, McCaw averaged 4 points, 1.4 rebounds, and 1.4 assists while sporting a Golden State Warriors’ jersey.
Free-agent big-man Jahlil Okafor has reportedly agreed to a deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnaroski. A league source also informed Wojnarowski that the deal Okafor signed is partially guaranteed and includes a team option for the 2019-2020 season.
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Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, free-agent guard Shelvin Mack is expected to sign a one-year deal with the Memphis Grizzlies today, assuming everything goes as planned.
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Center Greg Monroe has reportedly agreed to a deal with the Toronto Raptors per Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports.
The veteran big-man can provide the Raptors with leadership and depth off the bench, similar to the role he played last season with the Celtics. Last season, Monroe averaged 10.3 points and 6.9 rebounds while shooting a career-high 56.5 percent from the floor.
The Houston Rockets’ general manager Daryl Morey announced that the team is actively “in the mix” to sign Carmelo Anthony via a fan’s question on Instagram.
The announcement made on Saturday should be no surprise to anyone who has been following the situation this offseason, as the Rockets have been the outspoken frontrunners to sign Anthony once he is bought-out by the Hawks. Reports have also surfaced during the week stating that the former All-Star has been telling people close to him that he “expects” to land in Houston this offseason.
Morey and the Rockets’ front office haven’t been shy about their interest in signing Anthony, but they don’t seem to be the only ones who would like to have Carmelo on the Rockets’ roster next season. Superstar guard Chris Paul has been known to have close ties to Carmelo and the two reportedly have formed a great relationship over the years. Rumors about Paul spearheading the charge for Houston to sign Carmelo have surrounded the franchise for weeks, and they don’t look to be slowing down.
Assuming Carmelo hits the open market in a week or several days, the Rockets can be expected to extend an offer to him within no time. If Morey and the Rockets are able to sign Melo when he becomes available to them, then it will be another accolade that Houston’s GM can add to his already impressive resume.
The Atlanta Hawks are reportedly finalizing a deal with talented big-man Alex Lin. The news was broke by Yahoo Sports after a person familiar with the situation told the media company. Last season, Len averaged 8.5 ppg, 7.5 rpg, and 1.2 assists per game while playing in a Phoenix Suns’ jersey. The deal the two sides reportedly discussed is worth $8.5 million in exchange for two years of the center’s services.