NBA free agency rumors 2020: Live updates, news on signings, trades and moreSporting News — (Jordan Greer)
It's the most Woj Bomb-filled time of the year. Yep, NBA free agency is here.
With training camps beginning Dec. 1 and the 2020-21 season kicking off Dec. 22, teams must finalize their rosters as quickly as possible. That sense of urgency could lead to a flurry of moves over the next few days.
This year's group of free agents doesn't feature major star power, but solid talent is available. Aside from the signings, there will also be trade chatter, most notably surrounding the Rockets' duo of James Harden and Russell Westbrook. We'll have to wait and see how that situation unfolds.
Follow along right here for the latest free agency news and updates.
NBA free agency rumors 2020: Live updates, news on signings, trades
Monday, Nov. 23
6:10 p.m. ET — DeMarcus Cousins is headed to the Rockets.
12:30 p.m. ET — The twins stick with their respective squads. Markieff Morris will return to the Lakers.
9:45 a.m. ET — Could the Morris twins reunite in Los Angeles?
12:55 a.m. ET — The Lakers get their Gasol and ship out JaVale McGee to make room for him.
12:45 a.m. ET — The Jrue Holiday trade appears to be finalized, and it looks nothing like the reported original.
12:35 a.m. ET — The details on Jayson Tatum's supermax deal with the Celtics:
Sunday, Nov. 22
10:30 p.m. ET — The Raptors keep forward Chris Boucher, whose role should expand with Serge Ibaka and Marc Gasol gone. They also replace frontcourt depth with center Aron Baynes and forward DeAndre' Bembry.
6:10 p.m. ET — The Knicks have signed Austin Rivers.
12:20 p.m. ET — Donovan Mitchell joins De'Aaron Fox in the max extension club.
12:15 p.m. ET — And now the clock starts. The Kings have 48 hours to decide if they'll match the offer sheet.
12:05 p.m. ET — Marc Gasol and LeBron James in the same offense? The post passing would be beautiful.
Saturday, Nov. 21
11:35 p.m. ET — The Clippers respond to the Lakers by agreeing with Serge Ibaka on a short-term deal.
8:50 p.m. ET — The Knicks keep chipping away at their cap space. This time, it's Nerlens Noel.
8:45 p.m. ET — Boston isn't done. It's working to add backcourt depth with Jeff Teague.
8:05 p.m. ET — The Lakers are down with KCP.
7:50 p.m. ET — The Celtics' closing five could be Kemba Walker, Marcus Smart, Jaylen Brown, Jayson Tatum and Tristan Thompson. That works.
5:15 p.m. ET — Melo. Blazers. Run it back.
4:50 p.m. ET — Paul Millsap emerged as a popular target after the initial run of signings, but he won't be leaving Denver.
4:35 p.m. ET — Cross another point guard off the list. The Hawks snag Rajon Rondo.
3:55 p.m. ET — Start the Nic Batum bidding war!
2:30 p.m. ET — The Hornets will waive and stretch Nic Batum in order to create the cap space necessary to add Gordon Hayward, according to The Charlotte Observer's Rick Bonnell.
1:50 p.m. ET — The Heat are putting together a strong offseason.
1:30 p.m. ET — WOW. Gordon Hayward is heading to Charlotte. Good call turning down that player option.
12:35 p.m. ET — One of the top free agents is off the board. Fred VanVleet will stay in Toronto.
10 a.m. ET — Thunder general manager Sam Presti is going to be running the NBA Draft for the next decade.
2 a.m. ET — It's been a weird week for Trevor Ariza.
1:25 a.m. ET — So this three-team trade (Mavericks, Pistons and Thunder) appears to be separate from the deal involving Steven Adams (Pelicans, Thunder and possibly more). The New York Times' Marc Stein breaks it down...
1:10 a.m. ET — A four-teamer, you say?
1 a.m. ET — Steven Adams to the Pelicans. That man is going to eat SO MUCH gumbo.
Friday, Nov. 20
11:55 p.m. ET — An update on where things stand with Gordon Hayward...
11:05 p.m. ET — The Clippers simply couldn't afford to lose Marcus Morris this offseason.
10:35 p.m. ET — WELL, THAT IS CERTAINLY A DEVELOPMENT.
10:20 p.m. ET — After a strong finish to the 2019-20 season, Christian Wood receives a solid deal from the Rockets.
10:05 p.m. ET — Time for another rundown...
- Alec Burks to the Knicks: One year, $6 million
- Davis Bertans to the Wizards: Five years, $80 million
- Jerami Grant to the Pistons: Three years, $60 million
- Joe Harris to the Nets: Four years, $75 million
- Garrett Temple to the Bulls: One year, $5 million
9:50 p.m. ET — And there it is. The Lakers land the reigning Sixth Man of the Year.
9:40 p.m. ET — WHOA. Montrezl Harrell could be jumping from the Clippers to the Lakers.
9:10 p.m. ET — Oh. That would be a nice Dwight Howard replacement.
8:40 p.m. ET — A few noteworthy signings...
- Danilo Gallinari to the Hawks: Three years, $61.5 million
- Rodney Hood to the Trail Blazers: Two years, $21 million
- Dwight Howard to the 76ers: One year, $2.6 million
8:20 p.m. ET — Hey, that guy isn't a center. Why do the Pistons want him?
7:35 p.m. ET — The Jazz retain Jordan Clarkson and sign an old friend in Derrick Favors.
7:20 p.m. ET — De'Aaron Fox is getting PAID.
7:10 p.m. ET — The Clippers have at least one power forward on their roster.
7:05 p.m. ET — So... are the Pistons just going to sign all of the big men?
6:50 p.m. ET — Does this mean Christian Wood will be packing his bags?
6:30 p.m. ET — The Lakers find a decent Danny Green replacement in Wesley Matthews.
6:15 p.m. ET — Miami is working quickly. Goran Dragic and Meyers Leonard are both coming back.
6:05 p.m. ET — Goran Dragic breaks the news on his own signing. He will stick with the Heat on a two-year, $37.4 million deal (team option on second year), according to The Athletic's Shams Charania.
5:45 p.m. ET — Gordon Hayward prefers to sign with the Pacers, but a return to the Celtics hasn't been completely ruled out.
5:05 p.m. ET — Some good news for Raptors fans...
3:45 p.m. ET — The Trail Blazers are bringing Enes Kanter back to Portland as part of a three-team trade with the Celtics and Grizzlies.
1:55 p.m. ET — The Warriors are waiving Ky Bowman. The 23-year-old point guard appeared in 45 games last season, averaging 7.4 points and 2.9 assists per game.
1:30 p.m. ET — The Bogdan Bogdanovic sign-and-trade deal is officially dead.
11:50 a.m. ET — Celtics forward Gordon Hayward declined his player option Thursday. Is he on his way out of Boston?
11:20 a.m. ET — ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Anthony Davis will return to the Lakers in 2020-21, but he will take his time to consider the structure of his new contract. Potential deals include two years, $68 million; three years, $106 million; four years, $146.7 million; and five years, $189 million.
Thursday, Nov. 19
9:15 p.m. ET — Here are the details on the protected first-round pick the Warriors will send to the Thunder in exchange for Kelly Oubre Jr.
7:10 p.m. ET — Uh oh. The Bucks and Kings are being sent to the principal's office.
5:55 p.m. ET — The Knicks take on Ed Davis' salary in order to gain a couple future picks. Not a bad way to use cap space.
5:15 p.m. ET — With Klay Thompson out for the season, the Warriors are on the verge of adding some wing depth by trading for Kelly Oubre Jr.
5:05 p.m. ET — Avery Bradley will be an unrestricted free agent. Multiple contenders will look to lure him away from Los Angeles.
4:55 p.m. ET — Gordon Hayward has turned down his $34.2 million player option and will hit free agency. This doesn't mean he is guaranteed to leave Boston, though.