NBA 2020 Free Agency: Day 1 Recap –

An eventful opening night of the 2020 free agent period saw more than 30 NBA free agents reach agreements on deals, including six whose new contracts will be worth at least $60MM in overall value.

These deals aren’t yet official, so the reported terms could change — or agreements could fall through altogether. Generally speaking though, teams and players are on track to finalize these agreements sometime after the moratorium ends on Sunday.

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Here are today’s free agent agreements:

  1. Davis Bertans, Wizards agree to five-year, $80MM contract.
  2. Joe Harris, Nets agree to four-year, $75MM contract.
  3. Marcus Morris, Clippers agree to four-year, $64MM contract.
  4. Danilo Gallinari, Hawks agree to three-year, $61.5MM contract.
  5. Jerami Grant, Pistons agree to three-year, $60MM contract.
  6. Malik Beasley, Timberwolves agree to four-year, $60MM contract.
  7. Jordan Clarkson, Jazz agree to four-year, $52MM contract.
  8. Christian Wood, Rockets agree to three-year, $41MM contract (sign-and-trade).
  9. Goran Dragic, Heat agree to two-year, $37.4MM contract.
  10. Derrick Favors, Jazz agree to three-year, $27MM contract.
  11. Jakob Poeltl, Spurs agree to three-year, $27MM contract.
  12. Mason Plumlee, Pistons agree to three-year, $25MM contract.
  13. Rodney Hood, Trail Blazers agree to two-year, $21MM contract.
  14. Meyers Leonard, Heat agree to two-year, $20MM contract.
  15. Montrezl Harrell, Lakers agree to two-year, $19MM contract.
  16. Derrick Jones, Trail Blazers agree to two-year, $19MM contract.
  17. Justin Holiday, Pacers agree to three-year, $18MM contract.
  18. JaMychal Green, Nuggets agree to two-year, $15MM contract.
  19. Trey Burke, Mavericks agree to three-year, $10MM contract.
  20. Pat Connaughton, Bucks agree to two-year, $8.3MM contract.
  21. Alec Burks, Knicks agree to one-year, $6MM contract.
  22. Garrett Temple, Bulls agree to one-year, $5MM contract.
  23. Wesley Matthews, Lakers agree to one-year, $3.6MM contract.
  24. Drew Eubanks, Spurs agree to three-year, minimum-salary contract.
  25. Jahlil Okafor, Pistons agree to two-year, minimum-salary contract.
  26. Dwayne Bacon, Magic agree to two-year, minimum-salary contract.
  27. Dwight Howard, Sixers agree to one-year, minimum-salary contract.
  28. Udonis Haslem, Heat agree to one-year, minimum-salary contract.
  29. Patrick Patterson, Clippers agree to one-year, minimum-salary contract.
  30. Facundo Campazzo, Nuggets agree to two-year contract (terms unknown).
  31. Josh Jackson, Pistons agree to two-year contract (terms unknown).
  32. Anthony Gill, Wizards agree to two-year contract (terms unknown).
  33. Robin Lopez, Wizards agree to one-year contract (terms unknown).
  34. James Ennis, Magic agree to one-year contract (terms unknown).

Today’s trades are trickier to round up, since most of them involved adding new parts to previously agreed-upon deals. Here’s a recap of what happened:

  1. The Thunder are sending Steven Adams to New Orleans as part of the Jrue Holiday deal between the Pelicans and Bucks. We still don’t know all the moving parts involved in that one, but Oklahoma City will acquire – you guessed it – more draft picks.
  2. The Thunder, Mavericks, and Pistons agreed to a three-team trade that sends Delon Wright to Detroit, James Johnson to Dallas, and Trevor Ariza, Justin Jackson, and draft compensation to Oklahoma City.
  3. The Pistons agreed to sign-and-trade Christian Wood to the Rockets as part of their previously agreed-upon deal involving Trevor Ariza (before Detroit reroutes him to OKC).
  4. The Trail Blazers officially acquired Enes Kanter from the Celtics, folding that deal into a Grizzlies/C’s draft-night agreement.
  5. The Timberwolves officially finalized their trade for Ricky Rubio.

Here are some of the day’s other major headlines:

  1. De’Aaron Fox and the Kings agreed to a five-year, maximum-salary extension (starts in 2021/22; projected value of between $163-196MM).
  2. Wizards point guard John Wall is reportedly seeking a trade out of Washington.
  3. The Raptors will play their home games in Tampa, Florida to start the 2020/21 season.
  4. The Rockets and Magic discussed a Russell Westbrook trade, but didn’t gain traction.
  5. Anthony Davis will take his time signing his new contract with the Lakers.
  6. Davis is one of several players expected to sign maximum-salary contracts soon, along with Brandon Ingram, Jayson Tatum, and Donovan Mitchell.
  7. Gordon Hayward is hoping to land a four-year, $100MM contract via a sign-and-trade to the Pacers.

Despite a busy Friday, there are still plenty of stories to watch over the course of the weekend — five of the top six free agents on our top-50 list don’t yet have new deals in place.

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