NBA Free Agency Tracker: The latest signings

NBA Free Agency Tracker: The latest signings
July 17, 2013, 9:45 pm
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With NBA free agency in full swing, the signing keep rolling in.

With that, here’s a recap of the player movement we’ve seen thus far, starting with the most recent:

Bynum agrees to join Cavs

According to multiple reports, Andrew Bynum agreed to put down the bowling ball and pick up a pen, coming to terms with a two-year deal with the Cavaliers.  Bynum didn't play a game with the Sixers after knee injuries and a setback caused by bowling held him out of the 2012-13 season. The Cavs, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski via ProBasketballTalk, have a second-year team option on Bynum and owe the big man just $6 million guaranteed.

Knicks snag World Peace

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports first reported that Metta World Peace (formerly Ron Artest) agreed to a two-year contract with the Knicks. World Peace spent the last four years with the Lakers, and saw his production dip to 9.9 points per game over that span from 19.6 the previous six years.

Brand lands in Atlanta

Elton Brand's agent told Hoopshype that the 14-year veteran will sign with the Hawks for one year. Brand saw his minutes drop last year in Dallas and consequentially averaged just 7.2 points per game. However, Brand might be a perfect fit for the Hawks, who need a big presence to fill the one left by Josh Smith's departure to Detroit.

Billups returns to Detroit

Chauncey Billups, who led the Pistons to the NBA Finals in 2004, will come back to Detroit four years after the team traded him, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. Billups provided the Clippers with a savvy, rotational veteran, but he played only 42 games for Los Angeles in two seasons. The combo guard still owns career averages of 15.4 points and 5.5 assists per game.

Hawks match Bucks, bring back Teague

Despite an offer sheet by the Bucks signed by Jeff Teague, the point guard will remain in Atlanta after the team made known it will match Milwaukee's offer, according to a report by the Atlanta Journal Constitution. Teague, after telling Hawks general manager Danny Ferry he wanted to leave, will return to Atlanta to make $32 million over four years. The guard averaged 14.2 points and 7.8 assists per game last year.

Ellis lands in Dallas

Monta Ellis has had a roller coaster ride of an offseason, but finally has a home. After declining a deal by the Bucks and later firing his agent, Ellis agreed to a three-year deal with the Mavericks worth at least $25 million, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. The slashing guard averaged a team-high 19.2 points and 6.0 assists per game last year with Milwaukee.

Sammy D heading to Dallas

Former Sixer and 11-year veteran big man Samuel Dalembert has verbally agreed to a deal with the Dallas Mavericks, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. The 6-foot-11 center, who averaged 6.7 points and 5.9 rebounds per game in 2012-13 for the Bucks, is expected to assume the Mavs' starting spot on the block.

Augustin signs with Raptors

Former Indiana Pacers backup D.J. Augustin will fill a need at point guard in Toronto after reaching a one-year, $1.2 million deal with the Raptors, according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. Augustin averaged 4.7 points per game and hit at a 35 percent clip from three-point land last year with Indiana.

Nets nab Andrei Kirilenko

Andrei Kirilenko has agreed to sign on with the Brooklyn Nets for the mini mid-level exception, which pays $3.1 million per season, according to renowned hoops journalist Peter Vecsey. The report has since been confirmed by Stefan Bondy of the New York Daily News. In his only season with the Minnesota Timberwolves, AK-47 averaged 12.4 points and 5.7 rebounds.

Nick Young signs with Lakers

According to USA Today's Sam Amick, Nick Young has signed with the Los Angeles Lakers. In 59 appearances and 17 starts with the Sixers last season, Young averaged 10.6 points on 41.3 percent shooting. According to ESPN LA's Dave McMenamin, Young's deal is for the veteran minimum.

Birdman re-signs with Heat

Chris Andersen has re-signed in Miami for one year, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. He will reportedly make between $1.4 and $3.2 million next season. Birdman was a key contributor off the bench for the NBA champs last year, averaging 14.9 minutes, 4.9 points and 4.1 rebounds per game.

Raptors to sign Hansbrough

Tyler Hansbrough will sign a two-year deal with Toronto, Doug Smith of the Toronto Star reports. The 27-year-old played in 81 games for Indiana last year in his fourth NBA season, averaging 7.0 points and 4.6 rebounds per game.

Warriors to sign Douglas, O'Neal

The Associated Press reports Golden State has reached agreements with Toney Douglas and Jermaine O'Neal and both deal are believed to be one-year contracts. Douglas, 27, split time last season between Houston and Sacramento. O'Neal, 34, averaged 8.3 points and 5.3 rebounds with Phoenix last year. The Warriors will be his fifth team in six year and seventh organization overall.

Warriors sign Speights

According to Yahoo! Sports, the Warriors and ex-Sixer Marreese Speights have agreed to a three-year deal. The Sixers' 2008 draft pick played 39 games with the Cavaliers last season after being acquired from the Grizzlies. Speights decided to opt out of the final year of his contract with Cleveland, which would have paid him $4.5 million next season. This will be Speights' fourth team in his sixth NBA season.

Lakers nab Chris Kaman

According to ESPN's Marc Stein, the Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with center Chris Kaman. ESPN's Ramona Shelburne reports that Kaman will receive the mini-mid level exception. After losing Dwight Howard to the Rockets, the Lakers were in desperate need of a big to pair  with Pau Gasol. Kaman, 31, is coming off of a season in which he averaged 10.5 points and 5.6 rebounds.

Hickson inks deal with Denver

The Denver Nuggets and J.J. Hickson have reportedly agreed to terms on a three-year, $15 million deal. Hickson's addition gives Denver another stout rebounding presence alongside Kenneth Faried and JaVale McGee in the frontcourt.

Bucks add Delfino

Milwaukee has added perimeter depth in the form of swingman Carlos Delfino, according to Yahoo! Sports. The deal will reportedly be worth $6.5 million over two seasons, with a team option for a third year. 

Wright not returning to Sixers

• Dorell Wright agreed to a two-year deal with the Blazers, ending his stint with the Sixers after one year.

Detroit gets Josh Smith

• Josh Smith, one of the more coveted free agents this offseason, has agreed to a four-year, $56 million deal with the Detroit Pistons, according to Yahoo! Sports. The Hawks were hoping to sign Smith to a sign-and-trade agreement before the Pistons were able to lock down the forward.

Howard to Houston

• After a bit more waffling, Dwight Howard passed up agreeing to a five-year, $118 million deal to head to Houston for four years and $88 million. With the Rockets, Howard and emerging superstar James Harden will form a fearsome one-two punch. 

Iguodala goes further west

• Andre Iguodala will join the Warriors on a four-year deal worth $48 million. It is seemingly a good fit for Iguodala, who can worry about defense and playmaking and not necessarily scoring, with Stephen Curry and Klay Thompson already having established a strong backcourt. 

Warriors free up dough

• To clear cap space for the aforementioned Iguodala contract, the Warriors traded Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins and Brandon Rush to the depleted Jazz.

Bucks sign Pachulia

- The Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to sign former Atlanta Hawks center Zaza Pachulia to a three-year deal worth roughly $16 million, according to ESPN. Pachulia averaged 5.9 points and 6.5 rebounds in 52 games last season before suffering an Achilles injury.

Jack to Cleveland

• Jarrett Jack is leaving Steph Curry to back up Kyrie Irving. His new four-year deal with the Cavaliers is worth $25 million and includes a team option in the final year. The 29-year-old Jack averaged 12.9 points and 5.6 assists this season for Golden State. The Warriors renounced their rights on Jack, a restricted free agent, earlier this week.

Landry returns to Kings

• Carl Landry is headed back to the Sacramento Kings to the tune of four years, $26 million. Landry was in Sacramento for parts of the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons. The power forward was a force off the bench last season for Golden State.

Hawks land Millsap

• Jefferson’s former Jazz teammate, Paul Millsap, is also leaving Utah. The power forward is joining the Hawks on a two-year, $19 million deal, according to ESPN. Millsap has averaged 16.1 points on 51 percent shooting to go with 7.8 rebounds the last three seasons. A Hawks frontcourt of he and Al Horford will pose matchup threats to nearly every team in the East. Former Jazz point guard DeMarre Carroll is following Millsap to Atlanta.

Mavs find their PG

• The Mavericks haven’t been able to land many of their top targets in recent years, but they did agree to terms on a four-year, $28 million contract with point guard Jose Calderon. A pass-first point guard, the 31-year-old Calderon has averaged 11.0 points and 8.0 assists the last six seasons.

Mayo to Milwaukee

• The Bucks lost Redick to the Clippers earlier in the week, but made up for it by agreeing to a three-year, $24 million deal with guard O.J. Mayo, according to ESPN. Mayo has averaged 15.2 points over his five-year career, with decent shooting averages of 44 percent overall, 38 percent from three and 82 percent from the free-throw line.

Clark the newest Cavalier

• Former Lakers forward Earl Clark joined the Cavs on a two-year deal.

Knicks keep two guards

• The Knicks locked up J.R. Smith for four years and Pablo Prigioni for three. Smith’s deal is worth nearly $25 million, while Prigioni is due to make $6 million. Smith was second on the Knicks in scoring at 18.1 points per game, and won the Sixth Man of the Year award. 

Jefferson's new home

• Al Jefferson will become the new face of the Bobcats, finally giving Charlotte a bona fide big man who can score and rebound. The deal is reportedly worth $40.5 million over three years. Jefferson averaged 17.8 points and 9.2 rebound last season at age 28.

T-Wolves add a shooter

• The Timberwolves added much-needed floor-spacing by agreeing to a four-year, $30 million deal with shooting guard Kevin Martin. 

Pacers extend their leader

• The Pacers re-signed starting PF and team leader David West to a three-year, $36 million deal. They also reportedly added point guard C.J. Watson and former Blazers and Sonics head coach Nate McMillan to the coaching staff. 

Clippers cap busy week

• The Clippers had a productive week, locking up superstar PG Chris Paul for five years and acquiring J.J. Redick and Jared Dudley in a three-team deal. The trade will send Caron Butler and Eric Bledsoe to Phoenix. Redick will stay in L.A. for four years at $27 million.

Maynor heads to Washington

• Point guard Eric Maynor agreed with the Wizards and will be John Wall’s backup. 


The following players are staying put, according to and the Associated Press.

Ray Allen – Exercised his $3.2 million player option with the Heat.

Tony Allen – Agreed to a four-year, $20 million deal with the Grizzlies.

Al-Farouq Aminu - The lanky 6-foot-9 forward agreed to a one-year extension with the Pelicans. With a better supporting cast, his value as a defender and rebounder should garner more attention.

Trevor Ariza – Exercised option with Wizards; will make about $7.7 million.

Andray Blatche – Agreed to a deal to stay with the Nets.

Kwame Brown – Unsurprisingly exercised his player option with the Sixers for 2013-14.

Mario Chalmers – Heat picked up his team option.

Boris Diaw – Exercised his option to stay with the Spurs.

Manu Ginobili – Agreed to a two-year deal to stay in San Antonio.

Ben Gordon – Picked up his whopping $13.2 million option to stay in Charlotte.

James Jones – Picked up $1.4 million option with Heat.

Kyle Korver – The former Sixer will return to the Hawks on a multi-year deal.

Rashard Lewis – He’ll stay with the Heat ($1.5 million player option).

Jodie Meeks – He’ll stay with the Lakers and make $1.55 million next season.

Nazr Mohammed – The center announced on Twitter he’s staying in Chicago.

Tiago Splitter – The big man is finalizing a four-year, $36 million deal to stay in San Antonio, according to Yahoo! Sports

Martell Webster – Re-upped in Washington for four years.

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