NBA free agency tracker: Rumors, live updates, trades, analysis

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The NBA offseason has been ramping up at a rapid pace. Free agency opens up at 3 p.m. PT on Friday, capping off a week when trades could start happening on Monday and the NBA draft was held Wednesday.

Teams officially can sign free agents on Sunday. 

A lot will happen in a short span of time. Some big moves already have happened, too. 

Follow along for all the latest news and rumors with trades flying and free agents putting pen to paper. 

Friday

4:38 p.m. PT: Derrick Favors will sign a three-year contract to return to the Utah Jazz, The Athletic’s Tony Jones reported citing sources.

Jordan Clarkson also will sign a four-year contract with the Jazz, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported citing sources.

4:27 p.m. PT: De’Aaron Fox will sign a max contract to stay in Sacramento, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported.

4:22 p.m. PT: Dwight Howard tweeted that he was returning to the Lakers, and The Athletic’s Shams Charnia reported that as well. However, minutes later, Howard deleted the tweet and Charania reported that Howard is still evaluating his options.

3:40 p.m. PT: DeMarcus Cousins didn’t play during the 2019-20 NBA season as he recovered from a torn ACL, but the former Kings and Warriors center is receiving attention from teams, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported. Could a reunion with the Warriors be in the cards?

3:29 p.m. PT: The Lakers added another important role player, agreeing to a contract with Wes Matthews, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported.

Matthews texted a photo of a Lakers jersey to Yahoo Sports’ Chris Haynes.

Charania reported that Matthews’ contract with the Lakers is for one year and is worth $3.6 million.

3:21 p.m. PT: The AP’s Tim Reynold reported that big man Meyers Leonard is re-signing with the Miami Heat on a two-year contract with the second season being a team option.

ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported a short time later that the two-year contract is worth $20 million.

3:01 p.m. PT: Goran Dragic didn’t let Woj or Shams break his free agency decision. The veteran point guard announced on Twitter that he is re-signing with the Miami Heat.

The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported that Dragic will sign a two-year, $37.4 million contract to stay in South Beach.

11:40 a.m. PT: Before free agency began, the Warriors waived guard Ky Bowman. With James Wiseman, Nico Mannion and Kelly Oubre joining the roster, Golden State needs to clear roster spots. Bowman proved to be a capable NBA player last season, and should find a new home this offseason.

Thursday

A day after Klay Thompson tore his right Achilles, the Warriors moved quickly to fill the void, reportedly finalizing a trade with Oklahoma City for forward Kelly Oubre Jr. In the reported deal, the Warriors will part with a top 20 protected 2021 first-round pick (not Minnesota’s top three protected first they acquired in the D’Angelo Russell trade).

Wednesday

2:23 p.m. PT

The Sixers have ride themselves of their Al Horford issue. Sending him to OKC along with a first- and second-round pick for Danny Green.

Tuesday

3:00 p.m. PT

There could be a Russell Westbrook blockbuster trade on the way. 

11:26 a.m. PT

As of now, Wizards star Bradley Beal isn’t going anywhere.

10:08 a.m. PT

Acording to the New York Times’ Marc Stein, the Knicks and Hornets have expressed the most interest in trading for Russell Westbrook

10:00 a.m. PT

Rodney Hood has declined his player option and will become a free agent, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported.

Monday

10:15 p.m. PT

The Milwaukee Bucks are going all-in, as they reportedly will acquire Bogdan Bogdanovic in a sign-and-trade deal with the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Donte Divincenzo. Ersan Ilyasova and DJ Wilson.

8:33 p.m. PT

A pair of bombshells were reported just before midnight on the east coast. Robert Covington reportedly is heading to the Portland Trail Blazers, and Jrue Holiday reportedly has been traded to the Milwaukee Bucks.

Hashtag. This. League.

6:48 p.m. PT

No sleep ’til Brooklyn for James Harden.

The Houston Rockets star has decided he wants to join Kevin Durant on the Nets, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Monday.

1:28 p.m. PT

The Warriors are one of a few contending teams expected to pursue Avery Bradley, Yahoo’s Chris Haynes reported.

11:43 a.m. PT: The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported James Harden wants to leave the Houston Rockets, and his desired destinations are the Philadelphia 76ers or Brooklyn Nets. 

10:08 a.m. PT: The first big blockbuster trade has happened. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported the Phoenix Suns have acquired All-Star point guard Chris Paul from the Oklahoma City Thunder for Kelly Oubre, Ricky Rubio, Ty Jerome, Jalen Lecque and a 2022 first-round pick. The Suns also will receive Abdel Nader.

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