NBA 2020 Free Agency: Day 2 Recap


The list of available NBA free agents continued to shrink on Saturday, which was technically the first full day of 2020’s free agent period. Over two dozen more standard contracts were agreed upon over the course of the day.

Listed below are Saturday’s notable contract and news items. For the most part, these deals aren’t yet official, so the reported terms could change — or agreements could fall through altogether. Generally speaking though, teams and players are on track to finalize these deals sometime after the moratorium ends on Sunday.


Here are Saturday’s noteworthy contract agreements and signings:

  1. Gordon Hayward, Hornets agree to four-year, $120MM deal.
  2. Fred VanVleet, Raptors agree to four-year, $85MM deal.
  3. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, Lakers agree to three-year, $40MM deal.
  4. De’Anthony Melton, Grizzlies agree to four-year, $35MM deal.
  5. Jae Crowder, Suns agree to three-year, $29.2MM deal.
  6. D.J. Augustin, Bucks agree to three-year, $21MM deal.
  7. Serge Ibaka, Clippers agree to two-year, $19MM deal.
  8. Tristan Thompson, Celtics agree to two-year, $19MM deal.
  9. Rajon Rondo, Hawks agree to two-year, $15MM deal.
  10. Avery Bradley, Heat agree to two-year, $11.6MM deal.
  11. Jevon Carter, Suns agree to three-year, $11.5MM deal.
  12. Paul Millsap, Nuggets agree to one-year, $10MM deal.
  13. Kris Dunn, Hawks agree to two-year, $10MM deal.
  14. John Konchar, Grizzlies agree to four-year, $9MM deal.
  15. Bobby Portis, Bucks agree to two-year, $7.4MM deal.
  16. Michael Carter-Williams, Magic agree to two-year, $6MM deal.
  17. Elfrid Payton, Knicks agree to one-year, $5MM deal.
  18. Nerlens Noel, Knicks agree to one-year, $5MM deal.
  19. Denzel Valentine signs one-year, $4.64MM qualifying offer with Bulls.
  20. Gary Clark, Magic agree to two-year, $4.1MM deal.
  21. Maurice Harkless, Heat agree to one-year, $3.6MM deal.
  22. Brad Wanamaker, Warriors agree to one-year, $2.3MM deal.
  23. Wesley Iwundu, Mavericks agree to two-year, minimum-salary deal.
  24. Carmelo Anthony, Trail Blazers agree to one-year, minimum-salary deal.
  25. Jeff Green, Nets agree to one-year, minimum-salary deal.
  26. Raul Neto, Wizards agree to one-year, minimum-salary deal.
  27. Jeff Teague, Celtics agree to one-year deal (terms unknown).

Here are a few more of the day’s noteworthy headlines:

  1. The NBA and NBPA set a December 1 deadline for players with COVID-19 concerns to opt out of the 2020/21 season.
  2. The Warriors formally requested a disabled player exception in response to Klay Thompson‘s season-ending Achilles tear.
  3. The Hornets will use the stretch provision on Nicolas Batum to create the cap room necessary to sign Gordon Hayward… unless perhaps they can work out a sign-and-trade agreement with the Celtics.
  4. Bogdan Bogdanovic is one of the most popular free agents still on the market and is said to be receiving interest from the Hawks and possibly the Pacers.

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