The madhouse known as NBA free agency began at 12:01 a.m. Eastern time July 1 (contracts couldn’t officially be signed until noon on Friday).
We’ve got everything you need, from top players on the market to the most intriguing story lines that will play out this summer. We’ll keep you updated with all the latest news, rumors and analysis from our reporters and beyond.
- July 9: The Memphis Grizzlies added a much-needed wing after the San Antonio Spurs declined to match the four-year, $37.2 million offer sheet Kyle Anderson signed Friday, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Anderson, who will turn 25 before next season, lacks great athleticism but is 6-foot-9 and possesses a guard’s ballhanding skills. He averaged 7.9 points, 5.4 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 1.6 steals in 26.7 minutes per game in his fourth season, all career-highs. The Grizzlies’ dearth of options at small forward last year prompted them to start Dillon Brooks, a second-round rookie, in 74 games.
- July 7: The Phoenix Suns have secured the centerpiece of their rebuild. High-scoring guard Devin Booker signed a five-year maximum rookie extension Saturday night worth a whopping $158 million. Booker, 21, averaged 24.9 points, 4.5 rebounds and 4.7 assists per game last season, all of which were career highs. Phoenix had already surrounded its franchise guy with five lottery picks (Mikal Bridges, Josh Jackson, Deandre Ayton, Dragan Bender and Marquese Chriss), and all that was left to do was pay him.
- July 7: The Golden State Warriors aren’t yet finished making moves to supplement their depth. On the same day they officially announced their re-signing of two-time Finals MVP Kevin Durant, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that forward Jonas Jerebko will also sign on after being waived by the Utah Jazz earlier in the day, provided no other team assumes his $4.2 million salary for 2018-2019 by Monday. Jerebko has played eight seasons in the NBA with the Pistons, Celtics and Jazz, with his best coming in his rookie year of 2009-2010 when he averaged 9.3 points and six rebounds per game for Detroit.
- July 6: Another restricted free agent comes off the market and stays where he is. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic will remain with the team after signing a four-year deal worth $48 million. Nurkic reportedly turned down more money from the Blazers during the season, leading one to believe he saw his market shrink with the onset of free agency. The 23-year-old Nurkic was traded to Portland from the Denver Nuggets around the 2016 trade deadline and has averaged 14.2 points, 9.2 rebounds and 1.5 blocks as a Blazer.
- July 6: Well, that had to be a fun hour and a half for Kings fans. No sooner did news break that Sacramento signed guard Zach LaVine to a four-year, $78 million offer sheet, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowksi reports that the Chicago Bulls will match it before their 48-hour window to do so closes. LaVine will be a Bull for the foreseeable future.
- July 6: Just like that, we have another offer sheet, this one adding to an all-around lousy day for the San Antonio Spurs. Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Memphis Grizzlies have tossed a four-year, $37.2 million offer at restricted Spurs forward Kyle Anderson, and he has signed it. Woj adds that there’s a 15 percent trade kicker in the deal, and NBA.com’s David Aldridge chips in with news that all four years of the deal will be guaranteed. Anderson had his best season by far in 2017-2018, averaging 7.9 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.6 steals per game on 53 percent shooting in just under 27 minutes per game for San Antonio. All that and he gets a full mid-level exception deal. Not too shabby. The Spurs have 48 hours to match the offer or lose their 2014 first-round pick for nothing.
- July 6: Let the restricted free agent games begin. Per reports from both Yahoo’s Shams Charania and The Undefeated’s Marc Spears, the Sacramento Kings are making a play for Chicago Bulls guard Zach LaVine in the form of a big time offer sheet. Spears has the numbers pegged at $78 million over four years while Charania’s reporting has the money a touch bigger, at $80 million. Either way, both report that LaVine has indeed signed the offer sheet, giving the Bulls 48 hours to match or lose the prime piece they got back from the Minnesota Timberwolves in last summer’s draft night trade for Jimmy Butler. LaVine, 23, averaged 16.7 points in 24 games last season after returning from ACL surgery.
- July 6: Tony Parker has agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal with the Charlotte Hornets, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The 36-year-old spent his entire 17-year NBA career with the San Antonio Spurs, with whom he won four championships. By joining the Hornets, Parker is reuniting with his former assistant coach, James Borrego, who was named Charlotte’s head coach in May. The Spurs had been interested in keeping Parker as a veteran mentor, according to ESPN’s Michael C. Wright. Marc Spears of The Undefeated added more context, with a quote from Parker in which the veteran point guard expressed how “tough” his decision to move on was and how he and Spurs Coach Gregg Popovich had a “very emotional conversation” about the move. Parker also referred to Hornets owner Michael Jordan as “my idol” as well as Charlotte wing and fellow Frenchman Nicolas Batum as “my little brother.”
- July 6: Last season, the Oklahoma City Thunder got a new “Big 3″ with Russell Westbrook, Paul George and Carmelo Anthony. Westbrook is locked in for another four years and George just re-signed with the team. But it appears that Anthony and the Thunder may part ways. According to a report by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Royce Young, this breakup is mutual — seeing the financial implications it would have for the Thunder, a team with a historic $310 million payroll and luxury tax, and the understanding that Anthony’s back seat role was not what he was expecting when he joined the team.
- July 6: Among the minor deals reported: Isaiah Briscoe has agreed to a deal with the Orlando Magic; Kyle O’Quinn has agreed to a one-year, $4.5 million deal with the Indiana Pacers; Ryan Broekhoff is going to the Dallas Mavericks on a two-year deal; and the Houston Rockets have waived Aaron Jackson, who is pursuing a deal in China, according to Yahoo’s Shams Charania.
- July 5: Everything has appeared pretty hunky dory for the Boston Celtics of late, from their surprise run to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference finals to the continued improving health of stars Kyrie Irving and Gordon Hayward to some prognosticators expressing their belief that LeBron James’s move to the Western Conference makes Boston the odd-on favorites to reach the Finals next season. But there may in fact be some rumblings of discontent in Boston if a report from the Boston Herald’s Mark Murphy is accurate. Murphy, as plugged-in a Celtics reporter as there is, writes that a person with close ties to restricted free agent guard Marcus Smart said the point guard “loves the Celtics, but with these crickets he’s hearing, he’s hurt and disgusted by it.” Thus far, the Celtics have only offered Smart the qualifying offer of $6.05 million, a procedural move to ensure they retain the right to match any offer made to him. While several reports suggest it’s only a matter of time until the Celtics and Smart come to some sort of agreement, this still bears watching.
- July 5: Forward Nemanja Bjelica has agreed to a one-year deal with the Philadelphia 76ers after Minnesota withdrew a qualifying offer, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarwoski. The deal is worth $4.4 million. ESPN’s Zach Lowe suggested that Minnesota opted against this level of deal to pay Anthony Tolliver more.
- July 4: The Oklahoma City Thunder have re-signed backup point guard Raymond Felton, giving Coach Billy Donovan a reliable option when his superstar Russell Westbrook is on the bench. Felton averaged 6.9 points and 2.5 assists per night while shooting over 35 percent from behind the three-point line lats season. His one-year, $2.4 million contract also makes the Thunder the first team in league history to have a payroll in excess of $300 million. If that holds, Oklahoma City would have to pay $150 million in tax during the 2018-19 season.
- July 4: Phoenix Suns shooting guard Devin Booker won’t be going anywhere. The third-year pro is reportedly finalizing a five-year, $158 million maximum contract extension with the Suns, a reward for being the first guard 21 years old or younger since Michael Jordan to average 24.9 or more points per game.
- July 4: Guard Dante Exum, a restricted free agent, appears to be staying with the Utah Jazz. According to ESPN, the Australian native has agreed to a 3-year, $33 million contract extension, a vote of confidence for a player who missed the entire 2015-16 season due to a torn ACL.
- July 3: The Washington Wizards plan to be first in line to offer a contract to Dwight Howard after terms of Howard’s buyout from the Brooklyn Nets becomes official, reports The Post’s Candace Buckner. Howard was recently traded to Brooklyn from the Charlotte Hornets, a transaction that will not become official until 12:01 a.m. July 6. Once Howard and the Nets negotiate a buyout and Howard clears waivers, the Wizards will be among the favorites to land the three-time defensive player of the year.
- July 3: The Denver Nuggets have traded Wilson Chandler to the Philadelphia 76ers, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The trade also includes a draft consideration, which will likely be a second rounder, according to Wojnarowski. The deal, according to ESPN’s Bobby Marks, will save Denver $50 million in combined salary and luxury tax.
- July 3: Guard Tyreke Evans will be joining the Indiana Pacers on a one-year, $12 million deal, according to ESPN.
- July 3: The Washington Wizards acquired free agent Jeff Green on a one-year minimum deal, per David Aldridge. The news was confirmed by The Post’s Candace Buckner.
- July 3: According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Michael Carter-Williams will head to the Houston Rockets on a one-year minimum deal. Carter-Williams is joining the Rockets after one season in Charlotte, where he started just two games and shot 33.2 percent from the field — his second consecutive season shooting below 40 percent. Perhaps the Chris Paul and James Harden touch will rub off on him.
- July 3: Seth Curry, who missed all of last season with a fractured left tibia that required surgery in February, will join the Portland Trailblazers on a two-year, $5.6 million deal, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal guarantees him $2.7 million this year and includes a player option on the second season. Curry joins a backcourt rotation that includes Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum.
- July 3: Avery Bradley is staying with the Los Angeles Clippers after agreeing to a two-year, $25 million deal, according to Yahoo Sports’ Shams Charania. Bradley was acquired by the Clippers in the January trade that sent Blake Griffin to the Detroit Pistons.
- July 2: Not content to let LeBron James have the spotlight basically ever, the Golden State Warriors, NBA champs in three of the past four seasons, shook the league to its foundation Monday night, signing center DeMarcus Cousins to a one-year, $5.3 million deal with their mid-level exception. Cousins, who has been out since February with a torn Achilles’, is expected to be healthy around December or January, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowksi. Wow. (Read the story)
- July 2: Julius Randle’s unemployment lasted barely a couple of hours. After the Lakers renounced him, he agreed to a two-year, $18 million deal with the New Orleans Pelicans, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowksi, with the second year acting as a player option. Between that move and the Lakers signing Rajon Rondo, it’s pretty much a trade. Could this pave the way for DeMarcus Cousins to leave New Orleans?
- July 2: The Lakers continue to try to break the space-time continuum. Monday afternoon brought a couple of news items from L.A., the first, originally reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, being that the team renounced the rights to forward Julius Randle, making him a free agent and saving about $12.5 million against the salary cap. The next item, though, caused quite a stir on the Internet. Rajon Rondo, former Celtics, Mavericks, Kings, Bulls and Pelicans point guard, as well as a chief LeBron antagonist, has agreed to a one-year deal with the Lakers worth $9 million, per Yahoo’s Shams Charania. If you saw that one coming, go buy some scratch tickets.
- July 2: Wizards free agent Mike Scott agreed a one-year deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, according to ESPN. Scott was one of Washington top priorities during this summer’s free agency. (Read the story)
- July 2: The Utah Jazz have re-signed to Derrick Favors on a two-year, $36 million deal, per Yahoo Sports. Favors met with team officials, including general manager Dennis Lindsey and head coach Quin Snyder on Monday. According to Yahoo Sports, re-signing the Jazz starter was a priority for the team this offseason.
- July 2: Here’s a roundup of minor deals that have been reported: Aaron Gordon returns to Orlando, Mario Hezonja agreed to a one-year deal with the Knicks, Alfred Payton is going home to New Orleans, JJ Redick back to the Sixers, Minnesota withdrew a qualifying offer on Nemanja Bjelica, making him an unrestricted free agent, Nerlins Noel signed a two-year deal with the Thunder, and Anthony Tolliver secured a one-year deal with Minnesota.
- July 2: It’s unclear whether LeBron James will lure stars such as Kawhi Leonard to Los Angeles, but he will bring JaVale McGee and Lance Stephenson. According to ESPN, McGee has agreed to one-year minimum deal and Stephenson to a one-year, $4.5 million deal. The Lakers also re-signed Kentavious Caldwell-Pope to a one-year, $12 million deal.
- July 1: The biggest domino of all the NBA free agency has fallen. LeBron James will join the Los Angeles Lakers on a four-year, $154 million deal. The length of the contract gives the Lakers’ front office time to build a contending team around James, or they could sell the farm and try to win now. Decisions are coming. But for now, the Lakers will be content to return to relevancy for the first time in a half-decade.
- July 1: Eight time all-star Dwight Howard has expressed serious interest in joining the two-time defending champion Golden State Warriors, first reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The idea has been met with skepticism, specifically how Howard would fit in with the team. Multiple reports, including from the New York Times’ Marc Stein, have hinted that the Warriors and Howard do not share mutual feelings. The Warriors seem warmer on the idea of Tyreke Evans, whose former agent is current Warriors GM Bob Myers. USA Today’s Sam Amick confirmed that there was some “buzz” around a deal. Meanwhile, center JaVale McGee, who revived his career with Golden State, is getting attention from the Warriors, Lakers, Pelicans and Thunder, as possible destinations for next season, per TNT.
- July 1: Sixth man extraordinaire Fred VanVleet is returning to the Toronto Raptors on a two-year, $18 million deal, according to Yahoo. His market narrowed quickly after the Suns and Trevor Ariza came to terms early Sunday. Marcus Smart is in a similar position. Will he find his way back to the Boston Celtics?
- July 1: Jimmy Butler will be offered a max contract extension by the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to the New York Times’ Marc Stein. The deal reportedly is worth $110 million over four years. There is little chance, however, that Butler signs it, as it would cost him tens of millions of dollars ahead of his potential free agency next summer.
- July 1: The Houston Rockets are working to keep key restricted free agent Clint Capela, expecting to meet with him Sunday in Los Angeles, according to ESPN. The team was able to convince Chris Paul to take a max contract early in free agency.
- July 1: Here’s a roundup of minor early deals that have been reported: Trevor Ariza to the Phoenix Suns, Will Barton back with the Denver Nuggets, Doug McDermott to the Indiana Pacers, Joe Harris back to the Brooklyn Nets, Ed Davis also to the Nets, Aron Baynes reups with the Boston Celtics, Ersan Ilyasova to the Milwaukee Bucks, Jerami Grant returning to the Oklahoma City Thunder, Derrick Rose winding up back with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Omri Casspi to the Memphis Grizzlies, Rudy Gay back to and Marco Belinelli to the San Antonio Spurs, and Gerald Green back to the Houston Rockets.
- July 1: Three years ago, DeAndre Jordan agreed to sign with the Dallas Mavericks — only for the Los Angeles Clippers to stage a day-long intervention inside Jordan’s Houston home complete with an emoji war and a chair holding the door shut before convincing him to remain in Lob City. This time around, there were no such issues. In one of the most obvious moves of the summer, Jordan and the Mavericks agreed to a one-year deal worth $24.1 million, allowing Dallas to secure one of the best free agent centers on the market — and, in the process, eliminating one of the few landing spots for centers to make any kind of money this offseason. (Read the story)
- July 1: A year ago, the Oklahoma City Thunder swung for the fences. By trading for Paul George without any guarantee he would commit to them past this summer — and with many expecting him to return home and go to and the Los Angeles Lakers — General Manager Sam Presti hoped getting the star forward into his building, and around his team, for 12 months would be able to sway him to stay. Presti’s bet paid off, with George reportedly not even meeting with the Lakers. He committed to re-signing with the Thunder late Saturday night, multiple sources confirmed to The Washington Post. Terms of the deal, which was being celebrated at a party, hosted by teammate Russell Westbrook, that George attended along with members of Oklahoma City’s front office, were not immediately available. The deal won’t become official until the league’s annual moratorium on free agent signings ends July 6, but George’s decision removes one of the best free agents from the market. More importantly, it allows Oklahoma City to have two of the league’s best players — George and former MVP Westbrook — set to be teammates for years to come. (Read the story)
- June 30: To no one’s surprise, it appears Kevin Durant will spend at least one more season with the Golden State Warriors. Durant will sign a new deal with the Warriors that will include a player option for the 2019-2020 season, allowing him to re-enter free agency a year from now if he so desires. Because Durant took a discount last summer, he only could have reached his full max by signing a deal that included two guaranteed years, using his Early Bird rights. So instead of a starting salary north of $35 million, Durant will play for about $30.5 million in 2018-19 — savings that will go a long way for the heavily taxed Warriors, who could now be willing to use their $5 million taxpayer mid-level exception as a result.
- June 30: The clock is ticking down to July 1. Things could happen soon after midnight. So on the eve of free agency, here’s a dump of news and notes to keep you updated, including some info on where exactly DeMarcus Cousins might land, from Tim Bontemps.
- June 29: A major domino fell Friday when LeBron James officially opted out of the final year of his contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers and became an unrestricted free agent. James left $35.6 million on table with this decision, which came well before the 11:59 p.m. deadline, but it’s safe to say whatever contract he signs next will make up for that. As Tim Bontemps writes, the move actually favors the Cavs in some regard, since James will now not be able to push for a trade seeing as how he’s no longer a member of the team. As it stands now, Cleveland, the Los Angeles Lakers and the Philadelphia 76ers are the three front runners for James as we approach July 1, the official start date of free agency. (Read the story)
- June 28: The Indiana Pacers were one of the biggest surprises in 2017-2018, which culminated in a near miss against LeBron James and the Cavs in the first round of the playoffs and a Most Improved Player Award for breakout star Victor Oladipo. On top of that, Indiana could have as much as $20 million to spend in free agency this summer. A first potential domino regarding their strategy fell Thursday afternoon when forward Thaddeus Young exercised a $13.7 million player option for next season, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowksi. Young averaged just under 12 points per game for the Pacers last season, his second in Indiana.
- As for the ongoing saga of Kawhi Leonard and his future in San Antonio, the Philadelphia 76ers are among the teams to have made a trade offer to the Spurs. The others, according to ESPN reporters, are the Boston Celtics, Los Angeles Clippers, Cleveland Cavaliers and the Lakers. However, the report adds that the Lakers are Leonard’s preferred destination. (Read the story)
- June 26: The Washington Wizards finally traded disgruntled center Marcin Gortat to the Los Angeles Clippers for swingman Austin Rivers, the son of the team’s Coach Doc Rivers. Could the trade be the precursor to the end of DeAndre Jordan‘s time in L.A.? (Read the story) (Analysis)
1. LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers — signed with Los Angeles Lakers
2. Kevin Durant, Golden State Warriors — re-signed with Warriors
3. Paul George, Oklahoma City Thunder — re-signed with Thunder
4. Chris Paul, Houston Rockets — re-signed with Rockets
5. Clint Capela, Houston Rockets (restricted)
The ideal modern big man — long, athletic, with good hands as a roll man offensively while being able to both switch out onto smaller players and protect the rim defensively — Capela should get a max contract this summer. Expect Houston to keep him.
6. Nikola Jokic, Denver Nuggets (restricted) — re-signed with Nuggets
7. Aaron Gordon, Orlando Magic (restricted) — re-signed with Magic
8. DeAndre Jordan, Los Angeles Clippers — signed with Dallas Mavericks
9. DeMarcus Cousins, New Orleans Pelicans — signed with Golden State Warriors
10. Trevor Ariza, Houston Rockets — signed with Phoenix Suns
11. Julius Randle, Los Angeles Lakers (restricted) — signed with New Orleans Pelicans
12. Derrick Favors, Utah Jazz — re-signed with Jazz
13. Thaddeus Young, Indiana Pacers — opted in for 2018-2019
14. Marcus Smart, Boston Celtics (restricted)
One of the most difficult players to properly value in the league, Smart will be an equally tough one to place in free agency. One interesting potential option for an offer sheet? Phoenix.
15. J.J. Redick, Philadelphia 76ers — re-signed with Sixers
16. Jusuf Nurkic, Portland Trail Blazers (restricted)
Nurkic is a young, talented center … in a league where basically no team needs a big man. His impending free agency will be one of the more fascinating ones to follow, in terms of the direction the league is headed in.
17. Fred VanVleet, Toronto Raptors (restricted) — re-signed with the Raptors
18. Will Barton, Denver Nuggets — re-signed with Nuggets
19. Tyreke Evans, Memphis Grizzlies — signed with Indiana Pacers
20. Jabari Parker, Milwaukee Bucks (restricted)
After tearing his anterior cruciate ligament twice in his first three seasons, the former No. 2 overall pick enters restricted free agency with a lot of question marks surrounding how wise an investment he is long-term. Given where Milwaukee stands at the moment, he could be had with a big offer.
21. Dwight Howard, Brooklyn Nets
The Washington Wizards hope to nab Howard, who will be bought out by the Nets once his trade from the Charlotte Hornets becomes official in early July. As a minimum guy, he could provide big value to someone, even at this stage of his career.
22. Aron Baynes, Boston Celtics — re-signed with Celtics
23. Luc Mbah a Moute, Houston Rockets
Mbah a Moute wasn’t good in the playoffs after dislocating his shoulder twice this season, but as a good perimeter defender who can hit a three, he fills a huge need in today’s NBA.
24. Wayne Ellington, Miami Heat
A fantastic three-point shooter, Ellington has bounced from team to team despite being a good guy and filling an important role. He could very well change teams again this summer, but he’ll continue to have value.
25. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Los Angeles Lakers — re-signed with Lakers
26. Avery Bradley, Los Angeles Clippers
Injuries and ineffectiveness last season saw Bradley’s value tumble heading into free agency, and could leave him in position to sign a one-year deal to rehab his value.
27. Enes Kanter, New York Knicks — opted in for 2018-2019
28. Nemanja Bjelica, Minnesota Timberwolves (restricted) — signed with Sixers
An older restricted free agent because he came over from Europe in his mid-20s, Bjelica agreed to a one-year deal with Philadelphia after Minnesota withdrew a qualifying offer, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarwoski.
29. Rajon Rondo, New Orleans Pelicans — signed with Lakers
30. Jamal Crawford, Minnesota Timberwolves
Still one of the best shotmakers in the league at 38, Crawford could help a lot of teams as a scorer off the bench. He opted out to get a bigger role somewhere next season than he had in Minnesota.
31. David West, Golden State Warriors
While West wasn’t able to stay on the court against Houston, he’s been very good the past two years for Golden State. If he doesn’t retire, it feels like a return to the two-time defending champion would be in the cards.
32. Rudy Gay, San Antonio Spurs — re-signed with Spurs
33. Dante Exum, Utah Jazz
Injuries have kept Exum off the court for large stretches of time, but he has big-time athleticism and defensive potential. It’s hard to know exactly where his market will settle, but expect the former No. 5 overall pick back in Utah.
34. Zach LaVine, Chicago Bulls (restricted)
A torn anterior cruciate ligament two years ago, and a subpar return from it last season, has diminished LaVine’s value. It seems likely he will be back in Chicago, but this could be a protracted negotiation.
35. Ed Davis, Portland Trail Blazers — signed with Brooklyn Nets
36. Isaiah Thomas, Los Angeles Lakers
A year ago, Thomas believed he would be getting a max deal this summer. Now, after everything that happened last season, he’ll be hoping to get the mid-level — and even that might be charitable.
37. Brook Lopez, Los Angeles Lakers
Lopez is useful because he can stretch the floor and protect the rim, but he is a defensive liability who has had injury issues — both of which limit his value.
38. Rodney Hood, Cleveland Cavaliers (restricted)
A smooth scoring guard, Hood has struggled with consistency both in Utah and, for the second half of this season, in Cleveland. This seems like a potential qualifying offer situation.
39. Greg Monroe, Boston Celtics
Monroe could have been making $20 million this year if he took a four-year max deal three years ago. He’ll instead be fighting to make more than the minimum somewhere.
40. Manu Ginóbili, San Antonio Spurs
We all know that if his career continues, Ginobili will find his way back to San Antonio. The question is whether Ginobili decides that he’s had enough, or he wants to keep going. Here’s hoping he keeps going.
41. Dwyane Wade, Miami Heat
See above, with only the name and city changing.
42. Joe Harris, Brooklyn Nets — re-signed with Nets
43. Elfrid Payton, Phoenix Suns (restricted) — signed with New Orleans Pelicans
44. Kyle Anderson, San Antonio Spurs (restricted)
Nicknamed “Slo-Mo,” Anderson doesn’t pop off the screen in any way — yet started over 70 games last season for the Spurs. A solid, dependable player, it seems likely he will be back in San Antonio.
45. Alex Len, Phoenix Suns
Just 25, the Maryland product and former No. 5 overall pick could be an intriguing buy-low option for some team looking for a big this summer. He won’t be back in Phoenix after the Suns drafted DeAndre Ayton first overall.
46. Treveon Graham, Charlotte Hornets
Graham showed he could be a credible “3-and-D” player this past season for Charlotte, and that could make him an intriguing target for teams looking for a young player with upside — especially since, to match a decent offer for him, Charlotte will have to go into the tax.
47. Marco Belinelli, Philadelphia 76ers — signed with the San Antonio Spurs
48. Raymond Felton, Oklahoma City Thunder — re-signed with the Thunder
49. Jerami Grant, Oklahoma City Thunder — re-signed with Thunder
50. Mario Hezonja, Orlando Magic — signed with New York Knicks
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