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NBA Free Agency and Player Movement Tracker: Full Update

By Tamberlyn Richardson
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NBA Free Agency is closing in on it’s second month of activity with most top talent off the board.

Like most teams dealing with NBA Free Agency the Houston Rockets have resolved most of their roster spots though Josh Smith future remains unknown. The major piece of the puzzle is still Donatas Motiejunas.

The following NBA Free Agency list breaks down each team by how they have recruited, which free agents are leaving, any trades that have occurred and finally which free agents are still technically on their roster. These updates represent all the deal through to August 26th, 2016

Atlanta Hawks:

Incoming:

Exiting: 

Re-upping:

Unresolved:

  • Kirk Hinrich

Boston Celtics

Incoming:

Exiting: 

Re-upping:

Unresolved:

  • None

Brooklyn Nets:

Incoming:

Exiting:

  • Sergey Karasev signed in Russia
  • Thaddeus Young (traded to Pacers)
  • Wayne Ellington to 2-years, $12M exits to Heat
  • Willie Reed to 2-year deal exits to Heat
  • Joe Johnson signs 2 year $22M deal with Jazz
  • Shane Larkin signed overseas
  • Donald Sloan signed overseas
  • Andrea Bargnani signed overseas
  • Thomas Robinson signs with Lakers
  • Markel Brown signs with Cavs after Nets rescinded his qualifying offer
  • Henry Sims to Jazz

Re-upping: No one yet

Released: Jarrett Jack who signed with Hawks

Charlotte Hornets:

Incoming:

Exiting: 

RFA Qualifying Offer:

  • Daniels moves to exiting

Re-upping:

Unresolved:

  • Tyler Hansbrough
  • Jorge Gutierrez

Chicago Bulls:

Incoming:

Exiting:

Unresolved:

  • None

Cleveland Cavaliers:

Incoming:

Exiting: 

Re-upping:

Unresolved:

 

Dallas Maverickrs:

Incoming:

Exiting: 

Re-upping:

Unresolved:

  • Charlie Villaneueva

Denver Nuggets:

Incoming: None yet

Exiting: 

Re-upping:

Unresolved:  None

Detroit Pistons:

Incoming:

Exiting: 

Re-upping:

Unresolved:

  • Steve Blake

Golden State Warriors:

Incoming:

  • Kevin Durant 2-years $54.3M with opt out in second year
  • Zaza Pachulia 1-year $2.9M to Warriors
  • David West veteran minimum contract of 1 year at $1.3M
  • JaVale McGee will attend Warriors training camp under a ‘make good’ 15 day contract
  • Phil Pressey received training camp invite

Exiting:

Re-upping:

Unresolved:

  • none

Houston Rockets:

Incoming:

Extended:

Exiting: 

RFA Qualifying Offer:

Unresolved:

Indiana Pacers:

Incoming:

Exiting: 

Re-upping: None yet

Unresolved:

  • Ty Lawson

 

Los Angeles Clippers:

Incoming:

Exiting: 

Re-upping:

RFA Qualifying Offer:

Unresolved:

  • Jeff Ayres

Los Angeles Lakers:

Incoming:

Exiting: 

  • Roy Hibbert 1-year, $5M
  • Brandon Bass to a 1-year minimum deal moves to Clippers
  • Robert Sacre signs summer league/training camp contract with Pelicans

Re-upping:

Unresolved:

  • Metta World Peace
  • Ryan Kelly

Memphis Grizzlies:

Incoming:

Exiting: 

Re-upping:

Unresolved:

  • Xavier Munford (Grizz decline Team Option)
  • Lance Stephenson (Grizz decline Team Option)
  • Jordan Farmar
  • PJ Hairston
  • Ray McCallum

Miami Heat:

Incoming:

Exiting: 

  • Dwyane Wade deal is reportedly for 2-years, $47.5M as he heads home to Chicago
  • Luol Deng 4-year $72M with Lakers
  • Joe Johnson 2-year, $22M with Jazz
  • Gerald Green  1-year, $1.5M deal with Celtics
  • Amar’e Stoudemire retired from NBA will play overseas in Israel

Re-upping:

  • Hassan Whiteside 4-year, $98M
  • Tyler Johnson  Heat matched $50M offer sheet Nets offered
  • While the Heat  missed the boat with Dwyane Wade they decided to step up to the plate with  Udonis Haslem on a reported 1-year, $4M deal
  • Beno Udrih signs 1-year $1.5M deal

RFA Qualifying Offer:

  • See Johnson above

Unresolved:

  • Dorell Wright

Milwaukee Bucks:

Incoming:

Exiting: 

  • Jerryd Bayless 3-years, $27M to 76ers
  • Greivis Vasquez 1-year deal (no financials disclosed yet) to Nets
  • Chris Copeland signs training camp contract with Spurs
  • Jared Cunningham will play overseas

Re-upping: None yet

RFA Qualifying Offer:

Unresolved:

  • Steve Novak

Waived: Damien Ingles and Johnny O’Bryant

Suspended from league for 2 years due to failed drug test: O.J.Mayo

Minnesota Timberwolves:

Incoming:

Exiting:

  • Damjan Rudez has training camp invite with Magic

Waived: Greg Smith

New Orleans Pelicans:

Incoming:

Exiting:

Re-upping:

Unresolved:

  • Norris Cole (T-Wolves showing interest)
  • Kendrick Perkins (due to relationship with Durant the Warriors have expressed interest)

New York Knicks:

Incoming:

Note: Hernangomez and Kuzminskas come over from Spanish League where Porzingis played prior to joining Knicks as a rookie.

Exiting:

Re-upping:

Retires:

Unresolved:

  • Cleanthony Early
  • Lou Amundson
  • Kevin Seraphin

Oklahoma City Thunder:

Incoming:

Exiting:

  • Kevin Durant joins Warriors in biggest decision of summer 2-years, $54.3M
  • Serge Ibaka (traded on draft night)
  • Randy Foye joins Nets on reported 1-year deal
  • Dion Waiters agreeing to a 2-year $6M deal with Heat (after OKC rescinded $6.8M offer)

Unresolved:

  • Nazr Mohammed

Orlando Magic:

Incoming:

Exiting:

Re-upping:

Unresolved: NONE

Philadelphia 76ers:

Incoming:

Exiting:

Re-upping:

Unresolved: none

Phoenix Suns:

Incoming:

Exiting: 

  • Jon Leuer 4-years, $42M to Pistons
  • Mirza Teletovic 3-years, $30M to Bucks
  • Cory Jefferson played summer league for Cavs
  • Phil Pressey received training camp invite from Warriors
  • Ronnie Price to Thunder

Re-upping: None yet

Unresolved:

  • Chase Budinger

Portland Trail Blazers:

Incoming:

Exiting:

Re-upping:

Unresolved:

  • Chris Kaman

Sacramento Kings:

Incoming:

Exiting: 

Re-upping:

  • Butler has since been waived

Waived:

Assigned to D-League:

  • Eric Moreland

San Antonio Spurs:

Incoming:

Exiting: 

Re-upping:

  • Tim Duncan Exorcised Option – Since then has retired
  • Manu Ginobili  1 year, $14M
  • Ryan Arcidiacono, No terms provided
  • Davis Bertans No terms provided

Unresolved:

  •  Kevin Martin
  • Matt Bonner
  • Andre Miller

NOTE: wonder if Kawhi Leonard is thinking to himself, damn I should have done a two year with an opt out. Points to the differences between certain stars at the top and the Spurs team mentality

Toronto Raptors:

Incoming:

  • Jared Sullinger exits Celtics on 1-year, $6M deal
  • Fred VanVleet was a stand-out in Summer League, Toronto ink him to $50k deal with potential of a longer term deal. VanVleet will arrive in training camp with the potential to make the team or the Raptors 905 D-League squad.

Exiting: 

Re-upping:

Unresolved:

  • Jason Thompson

Utah Jazz:

Incoming:

Exiting: 

Unresolved: None

Washington Wizards:

More from Space City Scoop

Incoming:

Exiting: 

Re-upping:

Unresolved:

  • JJ Hickson
  • Gary Neal

Ongoing Free Agent News

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