NBA Free Agency Live Blog: Latest Rumors, Signings As Fireworks Begin

Players are (legally) allowed to talk with teams at 6 p.m. ET

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June 30

The NBA offseason has reached its peak with a flurry of rumors and trades making headlines even before the official start to free agency.

Players officially will be able to start talking with teams — as if there was no tampering beforehand, of course — starting at 6 p.m. ET on Thursday night. Signings are able to be made after the window opens at 6 p.m. ET, as well.

We’ll continue to have you covered with the latest rumblings and signings here.

July 1, 12:01 a.m. ET: Ja Morant has agreed to a five-year, $193 million designated rookie maximum extension with the Memphis Grizzlies, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal could become worth $231 million.

July 1, 12 a.m. ET: Nikola Jokic has agreed to a five-year $270 million super max extension with the Denver Nuggets — the largest deal in NBA history, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The deal includes a player option and a trade kicker.

July 1, 12 a.m. ET: Devin Booker has agreed to a four-year, $224 million super max extension with the Phoenix Suns, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

July 1, 12 a.m. ET: Karl-Anthony Towns has agreed to a four-year, $224 million super max extension with the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

10:11 p.m. ET: Free agent center Andre Drummond is to become a Chicago Bull, as he’s finalizing a deal with the organization, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

9:33 p.m. ET: After some back and forth with the Dallas Mavericks and New York Knicks, Jalen Brunson has agreed to join the Knicks on a reported four-year, $104 million deal, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

9:01 p.m. ET: Guard Delon Wright is heading to the nation’s capital, agreeing to a two-year, $16 million contract with the Washington Wizards, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowksi.

8:41 p.m. ET: After four seasons with the Memphis Grizzilies, Kyle Anderson is set to play for a new team, agreeing to a two-year, $18 million deal with the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

8:25 p.m. ET: Garry Harris will remain in Orlando, signing a two-year, $26 million contract extension with the Magic, which was reported by ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

7:44 p.m. ET: Longtime NBA veteran JaVale McGee agreed to a three-year, $20.1 million deal to join the Dallas Mavericks, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania. Charania also reported McGee’s third year is a player option.

7:17 p.m. ET: James Harden, who declined his $47.3 million player option, is reportedly meeting with the Philadelphia 76ers this weekend to work out a new contract, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

7:12 p.m. ET: Free agent Lonnie Walker IV signed with the Los Angeles Lakers on a one-year deal worth the $6.5 million mid-level exception, per ESPN’s Dave McMenamin.

7:02 p.m. ET: While it appeared Jalen Brunson was a lock to sign with the New York Knicks, that might not be the case anymore. ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reported Brunson will meet with the Knicks with an a five-year, $106 million offer in his hands already from the Dallas Mavericks.

6:56 p.m. ET: Jae’Sean Tate, who was a restricted free agent, will return to the Houston Rockets on a reported three-year, $22.1 million deal, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charnia.

6:53 p.m. ET: Free agent Patty Mills has opted to stay with the Brooklyn Nets, agreeing to a two-year, $14.5 million deal, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

6:21 p.m. ET: Nic Batum is staying in Los Angeles, agreeing to a two-year deal with the Clippers, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

6:19 p.m. ET: Free agent guard Lu Dort got a lot of money to stay with the Oklahoma City Thunder. Dort agreed to a five-year, $87.5 million contract with the Thunder, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

6:13 p.m. ET: Joe Ingles will play for a team other than the Utah Jazz for the first time in his career. Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports reported the veteran wing is signing with the Milwaukee Bucks.

6:03 p.m. ET: Bobby Portis is returning to the Milwaukee Bucks, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Portis is getting a four-year, $49 million deal to stay with the Bucks.

6:01 p.m. ET: Wizards star Bradley Beal agreed to a maximum five-year, $251 million contract to stay in Washington, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

6:01 p.m. ET: Victor Oladipo is staying in Miami, re-signing with the Heat on a one-year, $11 million deal, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

6:00 p.m. ET: Isaiah Hartenstein, who played with the Los Angeles Clippers last season, is on his way to play with the New York Knicks, The Athletic’s Shams Charania reported. The seven-foot center agreed to a two-year, $16 million deal.

6:00 p.m. ET: DeAndre Jordan is leaving the Philadelphia 76ers to sign with the Denver Nuggets, per The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

5:10 p.m. ET: Former Dallas Mavericks guard Jalen Brunson intends to sign a four-year contract with the New York Knicks, according to The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

2:50 p.m. ET: In a story that undoubtedly will take over the offseason, Kevin Durant has requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The Nets now are working on finding a trade partner for the NBA superstar.

12:50 p.m. ET: The Philadelphia 76ers, with James Harden opting out of his $47 million play option to re-sign on a more team-friendly contract, are expected to sign P.J. Tucker to a three-year contract worth $30 million, according to The Philadelphia Inquirer.

12:45 p.m. ET: Multiple teams including the Atlanta Hawks, Minnesota Timberwolves, Brooklyn Nets, Chicago Bulls and Philadelphia 76ers are expected to compete for P.J. Tucker in free agency, according to The Athletic’s Alex Schiffer.

11:15 a.m. ET: Jalen Brunson reportedly won’t meet with the Miami Heat as it becomes a two-horse race between the New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks, according to the Associated Press.

9:30 a.m. ET: The market for Phoenix Suns center Deandre Ayton doesn’t seem to be booming as options are limited, according to Sports Illustrated’s Chris Mannix.

9 a.m. ET: Kemba Walker and the Detroit Pistons are finalizing a contract buyout, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski.

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