Agreements in Principle

  • Cameron Payne
    PG, Phoenix Suns

    The Suns and G Cameron Payne have agreed to a two-year contract on Tuesday.

    The Suns have a gluttony of guards, so there is little chance that Payne will have an impact when the season resumes, assuming the team stays healthy.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Alfonzo McKinnie
    SF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    The Cavs have officially announced the signing of Alfonzo McKinnie to a second 10-day contract on Thursday.

    This was the expectation from Wednesday, and the Cavs made it official this morning. McKinnie will return to his role off the bench until the beginning of February. The Cavs may choose to sign him for the rest of the season after this one expires. McKinnie is not a recommended fantasy play.

    Source: NBA

  • Tyler Cook
    PF, Cleveland Cavaliers

    The Cavs will sign F Tyler Cook to a second 10-day contract on Monday.

    Cook hasn't played much during his time with the Cavs, but he will stick around as a depth option for now. He can be ignored in fantasy circles.

    Source: Michael Scotto on Twitter

  • Kyle Alexander
    C, Miami Heat

    The Heat have signed Kyle Alexander to a two-way contract, with the possibility of converting it to a standard deal before the end of the season should a roster spot open up.

    Alexander has been playing for the Heat's G League affiliate and this new deal will keep him with the team for the remainder of the season. He can be ignored in fantasy circles.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Tariq Owens
    C, Phoenix Suns

    The Suns are expected to use their last remaining two-way contract to sign Tariq Owens.

    Owens played for the Suns' summer league team and has been with the team's G League affiliate this year. He is averaging 9.0 points, 7.6 rebounds and 1.6 blocks per game on 55% shooting. He should remain in the g league for the majority of the season and is off the fantasy radar.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Kenny Wooten
    PF, New York Knicks

    The Knicks have agreed to a two-way contract with PF Kenny Wooten, though the years on the contract have yet to be announced.

    Wooten has elite blocks potential, like teammate Mitchell Robinson, but he is hard to trust in fantasy leagues this year with the frontcourt depth of the Knicks. He's a guy to keep tabs on in case the cards fall in his favor, but not a player you need to consider at this stage.

    Source: Ian Bagley on Twitter

  • Marquese Chriss
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    The Warriors are planning to sign Marquese Chriss on a two-way deal after waiving him last week to clear room to sign Damion Lee.

    The Warriors never wanted to let Chriss go but had to make a tough move to convert Lee's contract into a standard deal for the remainder of the season. With the creativity that the Warriors have shown, it looks like they'll have both Lee and Chriss through at least February. Omari Spellman has been hot lately, but Chriss's return will put a dent into his floor time.

    Source: Marc J. Spears on Twitter

  • Duncan Robinson
    F, Miami Heat

    The Heat have guaranteed the contracts of Duncan Robinson and Kendrick Nunn for the 2019-20 season.

    Both Robinson and Nunn have provided standard league value on the year in 9/8 cat leagues, with pleasantly surprising play. It was a forgone conclusion that the Heat would pick up the contracts of both players. With Justise Winslow joining the fray soon, it will be interesting to see how the Heat's guard/wing rotation plays out behind Jimmy Butler.

    Source: Ira Winderman on Twitter

  • Dwight Howard
    C, Los Angeles Lakers

    The Lakers are set to guarantee Dwight Howard's contract for the remainder of the season by Tuesday's 2:00 p.m. PT deadline.

    This comes as no surprise as the big man has played his role well this season as the backup C for the first place Lakers. In 19.5 minutes per game, Howard is averaging 7.1 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks while shooting .74 percent from the field. Howard's free-throw shooting has kept him off the standard league map, but he is a serviceable big man in deeper leagues.

    Source: ESPN

  • Anzejs Pasecniks
    C, Washington Wizards

    The Wizards announced the signing of Anzejs Pasecniks to a two-way contract on Tuesday.

    The Wizards are hurting for frontcourt depth at the moment, and Pasceniks may see some minutes while so many guys on the shelf.

    Source: Candace Buckner on Twitter

  • Max Strus
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    The Bulls have signed G Max Struss to a two-way contract on Tuesday.

    Strus appeared in four games for the Celtics this preseason where he averaged 5.0 points, 2.0 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 14.6 minutes. The undrafted rookie from DePaul is not on the fantasy radar.

    Source: NBA

  • Pascal Siakam
    PF, Toronto Raptors

    Adrian Wojnarowski reports that the Raptors and Pascal Siakam have agreed to a new, four-year maximum contract extension.

    The deal is for four years, $130 million and does not include any player or team options. With this move the Raptors lock up their franchise cornerstone for the foreseeable future. Siakam, last season's Most Improved Player, was on the books for a paltry $2.3 million this season, but will now presumably be paid a per-year average closer to the top of his position. While early summer valuations of Siakam as a top 20 player are unrealistic, Spicy P remains a solid fantasy bet in the 3rd round, with some room to grow in the scoring categories. Those likely improvements offset concerns about decreased efficiency from the field and a lack of defensive stats in his new alpha role.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Bradley Beal
    SG, Washington Wizards

    Bradley Beal has agreed to a two-year, $72 million max extension with the Wizards.

    The Wizards lock up their star shooting guard through the 2021-22 season amidst trade rumors, with a player option for Beal in the final year of his deal. Beal would be eligible to sign a five-year, $266 million supermax with the Wizards should he decline his player option in 2022-23. This news comes as a bit of a surprise and removes one of the most coveted players from the 2021 free agency pool. The new deal should allay concerns of a potential Beal shutdown or his being traded to a team for which he would serve as a secondary option, as he cannot be moved until after the season concludes. Target him in the late first and early second rounds of drafts with confidence.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Hasheem Thabeet
    C, Free Agent

    Hasheem Thabeet signed a G-League contract on Tuesday per Shams Charania of The Athletic.

    Thabeet had multiple workouts this summer but ultimately came up short on getting a camp invite. He'll play in the G League with an eye towards getting back in the NBA at some point if he shows well. Thabeet has no fantasy value.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Reggie Hearn
    G, Los Angeles Lakers

    The Lakers have signed G Reggie Hearn to a contract and waived David Stockton in a corresponding move on Tuesday.

    Hearn, a six-year G League veteran out of Northwestern, will likely return to the G League after the preseason. He is off the fantasy radar.

    Source: Dave McMenamin on Twitter