As reported by Shams Charania, the Boston Celtics and Marcus Smart's agent will have a decisive meeting today with the hope to reach an agreement. The two sides are discussing a four-year contract in range of $47-50MM.
The Houston Rockets are in contract negotiations with Isaiah Hartenstein. Per Houston Chronicle, Following center Isaiah Hartenstein's strong showing in the Rockets' summer program and Summer League games in Las Vegas, the Rockets are working toward signing Hartenstein to an NBA deal with hopes they will reach agreement by the end of the week, according to a person with knowledge of the team's plans. Hartenstein, a 7-foot center, played for the Rockets' Rio Grande Valley affiliate with a G League contract last season. With the Vipers, he averaged 9.5 points and 6.6 rebounds in 18.7 minutes per game, making 57.1 percent of his shots Source:
Nuggets draftee Michael Porter jr had back surgery last week. This is the second back surgery in a year for the player that was selected by Denver with the 14th overall pick of the 2018 NBA Draft. Per NBA, Michael Porter Jr., who slid to Denver at No. 14 in the NBA Draft due to ongoing back issues, had a second surgery last week, NBA.com learned Wednesday. This latest procedure, according to Porter’s camp, has led to a greater understanding of Porter’s herniated-disks condition, boosting confidence he can move on from the injury and begin his Nuggets career. There is no plan at this point to have him sit out the 2018-19 season.
The Memphis Grizzlies will send $1.54M to the Kings in the deal that involved McLemore, Davis and Temple. The Grizzlies will pay in three installments, the last of which is within 150 days of the July 17 deal.
The Grizzlies are sending $1,544,951 to the Kings in the Temple/Davis/McLemore deal - in 3 payments, the last of which is within 150 days of the July 17 deal @BBallInsiders
— Eric Pincus (@EricPincus) 19 luglio 2018
The Los Angeles Lakers have signed guard Joel Berry II, it was announced today. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released. Berry II was named Most Outstanding Player of the 2017 NCAA Final Four after leading North Carolina to a National Championship. As a senior last season, Berry II earned First Team All-ACC honors with averages of 17.1 points, 3.5 rebounds, 3.2 assists and 1.2 steals in 33.1 minutes per game. The Orlando, FL native played in 144 career games (112 starts) for the Tar Heels, notching 12.7 points (.420 FG%), 3.1 assists, 2.8 rebounds and 1.1 steals in 27.6 minutes per game. Source:
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Shams Charania, one of the top reporters in USA, is free agent. Per Uproxx, Charania’s contract with Yahoo is up this summer, and while he’s a valuable piece of their NBA team, there was a discrepancy between the two sides regarding his compensation in the latest contract negotiations.
That led to Yahoo walking away from negotiations, as GM Geoff Reiss told Andrew Marchand of the New York Post, which makes Charania the most coveted NBA media free agent of the summer.
“We made the decision to walk away from negotiations,” Yahoo Sports GM Geoff Reiss said as part of a statement to The Post, which praised Charania’s impact over his three years at the website.
The San Antonio Spurs have sent $5 million in cash to the Raptors in the Kawhi Leonard-DeMar DeRozan swap. Per ESPN, League’s trade memo on Kawhi has been sent to teams. Includes one final tidbit: the Spurs are sending Toronto $5M in cash (almost the maximum they can send for the year) as part of the deal. Meant to cover tax hit linked to Kawhi’s trade kicker, but still Source: