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7/2/2015 Nik Stauskas, Sac, SG
The Sacramento Kings have agreed to send Stauskas, Jason Thompson and Carl Landry to the Philadelphia 76ers as part of a salary-shedding move to pursue free agents, a person with knowledge of the trade told The Associated Press on Wednesday night.

Analysis: Stauskas thanked the Kings and their fans on his Twitter page and wrote that he was excited to start a new chapter of his career in Philadelphia.
7/2/2015 Jason Thompson, Sac, F-C
The Sacramento Kings have agreed to send Nik Stauskas, Thompson and Carl Landry to the Philadelphia 76ers as part of a salary-shedding move to pursue free agents, a person with knowledge of the trade told The Associated Press on Wednesday night.

Analysis: Thompson just completed his seventh season and was Sacramento's longest-tenured player, having appeared in a franchise-record 541 games. Landry, an eight-year veteran, has battled injuries since coming to Sacramento two years ago.
7/2/2015 Carl Landry, Sac, F
The Sacramento Kings have agreed to send Nik Stauskas, Jason Thompson and Landry to the Philadelphia 76ers as part of a salary-shedding move to pursue free agents, a person with knowledge of the trade told The Associated Press on Wednesday night.

Analysis: Landry, an eight-year veteran, has battled injuries since coming to Sacramento two years ago.
7/1/2015 Danny Green, SA, G-F
A person with knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that Green has agreed to terms with the San Antonio Spurs on a four-year contract worth $45 million. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been officially announced. Per league rules, it cannot be signed until July 9.

Analysis: Green was one of the most coveted shooters on the market. And the Spurs' pursuit of free agent power forward LaMarcus Aldridge led some to believe that they would have to let Green leave for a big money deal with another team. But after agreeing to a max contract extension with Kawhi Leonard, the Spurs locked down Green, who is also one of the best perimeter defenders in the league.
7/1/2015 Khris Middleton, Mil, G-F
A person with direct knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that the Milwaukee Bucks have reached agreement with Middleton on a five-year, $70 million contract. The Bucks and Middleton came to agreement early Wednesday, a few hours after the free agent market opened. The person requested anonymity because the deal has not been officially announced. ESPN first reported the agreement.

Analysis: Middleton's breakout was one of the main factors in the Bucks becoming one of the surprise teams in the league last year. He averaged 13.4 points and shot 40 percent from 3-point range in his third season. Middleton was a second-round pick of Detroit in 2012. He has blossomed into a versatile and important small forward for the Bucks.
7/1/2015 Mike Dunleavy, Chi, G-F
A person with knowledge of the negotiations says Dunleavy and the Chicago Bulls have agreed on a new three-year, $14 million contract. The person confirmed the deal Wednesday to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no contracts can be signed until July 9. Yahoo Sports first reported the agreement, and Dunleavy later confirmed it to the Chicago Tribune.

Analysis: Dunleavy was expected to get interest from several other clubs, including Cleveland. He turns 35 in September, and averaged 9.4 points in 63 games - all starts - and shot 41 percent from 3-point range last season. In the playoffs, he averaged 10.9 points and shot 48 percent from beyond the arc. The No. 3 pick in the 2002 draft has averaged 11.7 points in 902 career games.
7/1/2015 Goran Dragic, Mia, G
A person with knowledge of the negotiations says Goran Dragic has agreed to a five-year contract worth about $90 million with the Miami Heat. The person says the deal includes a player option for Dragic to return to free agency a year earlier if he so chooses. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the deal cannot be finalized until July 9 per NBA rules.

Analysis: It was long assumed the Heat would keep the 29-year-old Dragic, especially after giving up two future first-round selections to land the point guard in a deal with Phoenix this past season. Dragic averaged 16.6 points on 50 percent shooting in 26 games with the Heat. Between Miami and Phoenix, he averaged 16.3 points in 78 games.
7/1/2015 Thaddeus Young, Bkn, F
Young says he's staying with the Brooklyn Nets. The free agent forward tweeted Wednesday morning that he is "extremely happy" to continue his career with the team. A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press the two sides have agreed to terms on a four-year contract worth $50 million. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced. No NBA contracts can be signed until July 9.

Analysis: Young averaged 13.8 points, 5.9 rebounds and shot 38 percent from 3-point range in 28 games for the Nets after coming from Minnesota in the trade that sent Kevin Garnett back to the Timberwolves. Young is entering his ninth season in the league.
7/1/2015 DeMarre Carroll, Atl, F
Carroll is leaving the Atlanta Hawks to join the Toronto Raptors. He tweeted a picture of himself with Raptors GM Masai Ujiri and coach Dwane Casey on Wednesday and announced that he is headed to Toronto. A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that it's a four-year deal worth $60 million. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the details have not been announced. NBA rules prevent the deal from being signed until July 9.

Analysis: After bouncing around the league for his first four years, Carroll blossomed last season with the Hawks. He averaged 12.6 points, shot 39.5 percent from 3-point range and played superb defense to help the Hawks to the best record in the Eastern Conference.
7/1/2015 Kevin Love, Cle, F-C
Love issued a statement through The Players Tribune on Wednesday announcing that he would be returning to Cleveland next season. A person with knowledge of the agreement tells The Associated Press that Love will get a five-year max contract worth more than $110 million. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because details have not been released. No NBA contract can be signed until July 9.

Analysis: Love came to Cleveland from Minnesota last summer in a trade that sent Andrew Wiggins to the Timberwolves. He injured his shoulder in the first round of the playoffs and missed the rest of the Cavaliers' run to the NBA Finals.
7/1/2015 Alexis Ajinca, NO, F-C
The New Orleans Pelicans and Ajinca have agreed on a four-year, $20.2 million extension. The 27-year-old Ajinca's new contract was confirmed by his agent, Mark Bartelstein, in an email to The Associated Press.

Analysis: The 7-foot center, who is French, was used last season primarily as a reserve. But when he received more minutes, he usually produced. He reached double figures in scoring and rebounding on several occasions, pouring in as many as 24 points in a victory over Miami last season and grabbing as many as 14 rebounds in a loss at Philadelphia. He averaged 6.5 points and 4.6 rebounds in 68 games in 2014-15.
7/1/2015 Tiago Splitter, SA, C
A person with knowledge of the deals says the Atlanta Hawks are finalizing a trade for Splitter. The person says the Spurs and Hawks have agreed on the trade but the remainder of the deal is being finalized. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced.

Analysis: The 6-foot-11, 245-pound Splitter averaged 8.2 points and 4.8 rebounds this season. He started in 35 of his 52 games. Splitter has two years remaining on his contract and will earn $8.5 million in the 2015-16 season and $8.3 million in 2016-17. The Hawks lost forward-center Pero Antic, who is returning to the Euroleague, and forward DeMarre Carroll has agreed to a four-year, $60 million deal with Toronto.
7/1/2015 Jimmy Butler, Chi, G-F
A person familiar with the situation tells The Associated Press that Butler and the Chicago Bulls have agreed to a five-year contract that could be worth about $90 million. The person spoke Wednesday on the condition of anonymity because the deal has not been finalized. The total value of the contract could wind up being a little higher depending on where the salary cap number is set. But they won't know until July 9, when NBA contracts can be signed.

Analysis: Butler also holds an option for the fifth year. The deal comes on the heels of a breakout season in which Butler made his first All-Star team and was selected the NBA's Most Improved Player.
7/1/2015 Amir Johnson, Tor, F-C
A person with knowledge of the details says the Boston Celtics have landed Johnson with a two-year deal worth $24 million. The veteran power forward agreed to leave Toronto and stay within the Atlantic Division on Wednesday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because no deals can be signed yet.

Analysis: Johnson averaged 9.3 points and 6.1 rebounds for the Atlantic champions last season, his sixth in Toronto. The 6-foot-9 Johnson began his career in Detroit, where he was a second-round pick in 2005. He can now look for minutes in a Boston forward-center rotation that includes Brandon Bass, Jared Sullinger, Kelly Olynyk and Tyler Zeller.
7/1/2015 Tyson Chandler, Dal, C
The Phoenix Suns have reached an agreement with Chandler on a three-year, $52 million contract, people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the deals can't be finalized until July 9.

Analysis: Chandler averaged 10.3 points and 11.5 rebounds while providing a defensive and locker room presence for the Dallas Mavericks last season. The 15-year veteran has averaged 8.8 points and 9.3 rebounds in a career that included stops in Chicago, New Orleans, New York and two one-year stints with the Mavericks.
7/1/2015 Brandon Knight, Pho, G
The Phoenix Suns have reached an agreement with Knight on a five-year, $70 million extension, people with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press on Wednesday. The people spoke on condition of anonymity because the deals can't be finalized until July 9.

Analysis: Knight averaged 13.4 points after being traded to the Suns last season, but was limited to 11 games because of a left ankle injury.
7/1/2015 Brandan Wright, Pho, F-C
A person familiar with the situation says the Memphis Grizzlies have agreed to terms with free-agent forward Brandan Wright. The Grizzlies used their full mid-level exception - three years and about $18 million - to land the 6-foot-10 forward.

Analysis: The 27-year-old averaged 7.3 points and 4.3 rebounds this season while spending time with the Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns.
7/1/2015 Paul Millsap, Atl, F-C
A person with knowledge of the deal says the Atlanta Hawks have reached an agreement to re-sign Millsap.

Analysis: The person says the agreement is for a two-year deal with a player option for a third year that makes the contract worth $58.9 million. The person spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the deal can't be finalized until July 9.
7/1/2015 Paul Pierce, Was, F
Pierce and Doc Rivers are reuniting. A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that Pierce has agreed to a three-year, $10 million deal to join the Los Angeles Clippers.

Analysis: The person spoke on condition of anonymity Wednesday because no contracts can be finalized until July 9.
7/1/2015 Draymond Green, GS, F
Green announced on Bleacher Report's Uninterrupted website Wednesday night he has agreed to a five-year deal with the Warriors. A person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press the contract is worth about $85 million.

Analysis: The person spoke to the AP on condition of anonymity because terms have not been disclosed. Yahoo Sports first reported the agreement.
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