NBA Offseason 2019: July 3-5 roundup

NBA free agency continues to run along at full speed, teams and players are beginning to agree to deals and more. Keep up on all the latest news, talks and more as the offseason rolls along.

And if you are just looking for what your team has done, we’ve got reported moves from all 30 teams here.

Report: Grizzlies not looking to buy out Iguodala
Report: Neto joining 76ers for minimum
Report: Layman heading to Timberwolves via sign-and-trade
Report: Korver to Suns in multi-player deal
Report: McConnell to join Pacers
Report: Pistons, Morris agree to deal
Marjanovic, Mavs reportedly reach deal
Reports: Grizzlies trade Parsons to Hawks
Report: Pelicans, Miller reach deal
Raptors prep their pitch to Leonard
Report: Warriors pull Cook’s qualifying offer

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 Report: Grizzlies seek trade for Iguodala

The Grizzlies do not intend to buy out Andre Iguodala’s contract this summer and are instead exploring trade options, according to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon. The Rockets and Mavericks are among the teams interested in the former Finals MVP, per MacMahon.

Iguodala was recently part of a reported three-team, sign-and-trade deal that ended with Golden State shipping him to Memphis and landing All-Star guard D’Angelo Russell from Brooklyn in return. The 35-year-old forward has one year and $17.2 million left on his contract.

— 2:06 a.m. (July 4)

Report: Neto joining 76ers for veteran’s minimum

Point guard Raul Neto has agreed to sign with the 76ers for the veteran’s minimum, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported. Neto is averaging 4.8 points and 1.9 assists in four NBA seasons, all with the Jazz.

— 9:20 p.m. (July 3)

Report: Layman to Timberwolves via sign-and-trade

Restricted free agent forward Jake Layman will join the Timberwolves after they reached a sign-and-trade agreement with the Trail Blazers, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported. 

Layman will sign a three-year, $11.5-million deal with his new team, per the report. He averaged a career-high 7.6 points last season, his third in the NBA. 

— 9 p.m. (July 3)

Report: Grizzlies sending Korver to Suns in multi-player swap

The Grizzlies are sending veteran shooter Kyle Korver and guard Jevon Carter to the Suns in exchange for forward Josh Jackson, guard DeAnthony Melton and a pair of second-round picks, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. 

Wojnarowski added that the Suns plan to buy Korver out, with the Lakers, 76ers and Bucks considered front-runners for his services. 

— 4:35 p.m. (July 3)

Report: McConnell to sign with Pacers

Another guard is apparently leaving Philadelphia.

T.J. McConnell has reportedly agreed to a two-year deal with the Pacers, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Sixers are losing McConnell and J.J. Redick, who reportedly is signing with the Pelicans.

McConnell provided a spark off the Sixers’ bench, averaging 6.4 points and 3.4 assists in 2018-19.

— 3:53 p.m. (July 3)

 Reports: Markieff Morris, Pistons agree to deal

Detroit is reportedly trying its hand at having a Morris twin on its roster, again.

Markieff Morris and the Pistons have agreed to a deal, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic and Jordan Schultz of ESPN. Morris began last season with the Washington Wizards, but was dealt to the New Orleans Pelicans at the trade deadline. After being bought out by New Orleans, he signed with the Oklahoma City Thunder for the rest of the season. 

He should be a solid addition to the Pistons’ bench, as he averaged 9.4 points, 4.6 rebounds and 1.4 assists last season. Markieff Morris’ twin brother, Marcus, played for the Pistons from 2015-17 before being traded to the Boston Celtics in the summer of 2017.

— 2:42 p.m. (July 3)

Marjanovic, Mavs reportedly reach deal

Boban Marjanovic is set to head back to the Western Conference.

Per multiple reports, the 7-foot-3 center has agreed to a two-year, $7 million deal with the Dallas Mavericks. The big man is coming off his best season in the NBA, having averaged 7.3 points and 4.6 rebounds per game in 2018-19 (which he split between the LA Clippers and Philadelphia 76ers).

Dallas has been busy in the offseason, reaching reported deals with many of its own players including Kristaps PorzingisDwight PowellJJ BareaMaxi Kleber and Dorian Finney-Smith.

— 12:35 p.m. (July 3)

 Reports: Hawks, Grizzlies make trade

Although they have yet to make a splash in free agency this summer, the Atlanta Hawks are staying busy in the trade market.

Per multiple reports, the Hawks are acquiring veteran forward Chandler Parsons from the Memphis Grizzlies for Solomon Hill and Miles Plumlee. The trade, which was first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, gives Atlanta another veteran it will acquire via trade. 

The Hawks made a reported trade with the Brooklyn Nets in early June that landed them Allen Crabbe and two first-round picks for Taurean Prince and a future second-round pick. That deal will not be officially completed until at least July 6. Additionally, the Hawks picked up Evan Turner from the Trail Blazers on June 24, sending veteran Kent Bazemore to Portland. 

Parsons was a solid player in his first five seasons in the NBA, but has been saddled by injuries since signing with the Grizzlies in the summer of 2016. Last season, he averaged 7.5 points, 2.8 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 25 games. He, like Turner, is in the final year of his contract and could become a tradeable asset next season.

The Hawks reportedly landed Hill in a Draft-night trade that allowed Atlanta to secure the No. 4 overall pick from the Pelicans (who reportedly landed it in the pending Anthony Davis mega-deal). The pick was originally owned by the Los Angeles Lakers, who picked DeAndre Hunter (and who will eventually end up with the Hawks).

As for Hill, he averaged 4.3 ppg, 3.0 rpg and 1.3 apg in 44 games for the Pelicans last season. Plumlee played in Atlanta last season, although sparingly, averaging 4.4 ppg and 2.2 rpg in 18 games (9.6 minutes per game). Both Plumlee and Hill are entering the final year of their contracts.

— 11:20 a.m. (July 3)

 Pelicans, Miller reportedly reach deal

New Orleans reportedly added one 3-point shooter this summer in JJ Redick and have reportedly kept another one in the fold.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports the Pelicans and forward Darius Miller have agreed on a two-year, $14.25 million deal. Miller has played his entire career with the Pelicans (2012-19), averaging 6 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.4 assists over 253 games in New Orleans. His greatest value to them, though, is his 3-point shooting as he has made 38.2% of them in his career.

Last season, Miller ranked 20th in 3-pointers made by reserve players as he shot 94-for-253 (37.2 percent) from deep.

— 10:42 a.m. (July 3)

 Raptors prepare their pitch for Leonard

The NBA world is waiting for what Kawhi Leonard will decide in free agency. It appears, based on the latest reports, that the road to that choice might be getting just a bit closer.

Last night, ESPN’s Jordan Schultz reported via Twitter that Leonard had his meetings with the Los Angeles Lakers and LA Clippers on Tuesday. Now that those meetings are seemingly out of the way, the incumbent Toronto Raptors appear to be up next to pitch to Leonard.

Getting a true reading on what is true (and what is false) when it comes to Leonard’s move has been tough to gauge since free agency began at 6 p.m. ET on Sunday. But Doug Smith of the Toronto Star — as plugged in a Raptors observe as there is — has some insight on what Toronto may have up its sleeve.

Read more …

— 9:40 a.m. (July 3)

 Warriors reportedly pull Cook’s qualifying offer

As Golden State undergoes a bit of an overhaul this summer, one familiar face may have less of a chance of coming back.

Shams Charania of The Athletic reports the Warriors have pulled Quinn Cook’s qualifying offer, thus making him an unrestricted free agent. The third-year guard has spent the last two seasons in Golden State and was an important reserve last season.

He averaged 6.9 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 74 games during the season and 4.2 ppg and 1.1 rpg in 17 playoff games, too. 

— 9:24 a.m. (July 3)

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