Agreements in Principle

  • Kyrie Irving
    PG, Brooklyn Nets

    Kyrie Irving has agreed to a four-year contract worth $142 million with the Nets.

    Irving has a player option on the fourth season. He'll be joining forces with Kevin Durant but will be the team's leader next season while KD is on the mend, so hopefully he learns from last season's tumult in Boston. Uncle Drew should remain an elite fantasy asset in Brooklyn's fun scheme.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Khris Middleton
    SF, Milwaukee Bucks

    The Bucks and Khris Middleton have agreed to a five-year, $178M million deal with a player-option to return to the Bucks.

    There was never much thought of the Bucks letting Middleton go, and now they've locked up their All-Star wing for the foreseeable future. Middleton broke out in a big way this past season and it will be interesting to see if he can continue to grow next to Giannis Antetokounmpo. Middelton makes a nice early mid-round selection in fantasy drafts next season.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Trevor Ariza
    SF, Sacramento Kings

    Trevor Ariza plans to sign a two-year, $25 million deal with the Sacramento Kings according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

    Ariza will join a deep wing rotation in Sacramento and figures to become a key part of their bench as they make a run for the playoffs. From a fantasy perspective this figures to be a decent blow to Ariza's value, who is unlikely to see the amount of playing time that he saw in Washington.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Jonas Valanciunas
    C, Memphis Grizzlies

    Jonas Valanciunas has agreed to a three-year, $45 million deal to return to the Grizzlies.

    Valanciunas finished last season on a top-50 fantasy sprint in 27.7 mpg across his 19 games with Memphis, and he is looking like a hot commodity in fantasy circles now that he's finally being given a featured role. There may be some growing pains with a rookie point guard at the helm, but JV is primed for a nice season while the Grizzlies are getting him at an affordable rate.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Nikola Vucevic
    C, Orlando Magic

    As expected, Nikola Vucevic and the Magic have reached agreement on a four-year deal worth an estimated $100 million.

    There were rumors that Vucevic would take his talents elsewhere as he was looking to get a max, but that never materialized, and he decided to continue to improve on his All-Star season with the Magic. He should slot right back into the upper-echelon of fantasy centers as he took his game to the next level this season.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Kemba Walker
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Kemba Walker has agreed to a max contract with the Celtics that will pay him $141 million over four years.

    Walker was supermax eligible in Charlotte but the Hornets didn't end up offering anything close to that, and Kemba will now take his talents to a legitimate playoff team for the first time in his career. As far as Kyrie Irving replacements go, Boston did incredibly well. Walker should remain an early-round fantasy stud, though Boston's playing style and wealth of offensive options could lead to some adjustment period.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Terrence Ross
    SG, Orlando Magic

    Terrence Ross has agreed to a four-year, $54 million deal to re-sign with the Magic.

    Ross was a major cog in Orlando's playoff berth this past season, and the organization recognized that losing their sixth man and microwave scorer would've meant a step backwards for a bench unit that's already lacking offensive punch. It's a nice, projectable fantasy spot for Ross, who should be a solid late-round target once again.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Kevin Durant
    SF, Brooklyn Nets

    Kevin Durant has announced that he's signing with the Nets.

    Durant will sign a max contract with Brooklyn, joining Kyrie Irving to give the Nets a formidable duo. KD will likely miss all of next season but if he can return to form, the Nets have the looks of legitimate title contenders.

    Source: The Boardroom on Instagram

  • Thaddeus Young
    PF, Chicago Bulls

    Thaddeus Young will commit to a three-year, $41 million deal with the Bulls according to Yahoo’s Chris Haynes.

    Young’s tenure in Indianapolis will be coming to an end in a surprise pivot to the rebuilding Chicago Bulls. Young’s departure wasn’t surprising given how the Pacers were looking to invest in T.J Warren and Domantas Sabonis instead. What is surprising, however, is the decision to go to a Chicago team that has young talent throughout their frontcourt, all of whom figure to start over Young. As it stands Young will be coming off the bench and figures to take a hit in fantasy value as a result, though you never know how the Bulls will deploy their personnel.

    Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

  • Derrick Rose
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Derrick Rose and the Pistons have agreed to a two-year deal worth $15 million, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Rose will give the Pistons minutes as a reserve combo guard, though it's feasible that he pushes Reggie Jackson for time. Detroit needed more capable ball-handlers and playmakers, so this is a decent fit even if Rose isn't helping the team's lack of shooting. There's late-round potential in Detroit, but we would bet against Rose repeating his career-best efficiency from last season.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • JJ Redick
    SG, New Orleans Pelicans

    Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that J.J. Redick has reached an agreement with the Pelicans for two years and $26.5 million.

    Redick joins a young exciting Pelicans team. We aren't sure if Redick will start on one of the wing spots or come off the bench, but the Pelicans can really use his floor-spacing abilities in either capacity. This is a nice get for the Pelicans.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Kristaps Porzingis
    PF, Dallas Mavericks

    Kristaps Porzingis has agreed to a five-year, $158 million contract with the Mavs.

    Porzingis was a restricted free agent but never seemed to be in danger of leaving the Mavs, though there was some speculation that they'd come in with less than a max offer. That ended up being false as KP will now pair with Luka Doncic to give Dallas one of the most exciting young cores in basketball. Porzingis is expected to return for the start of the season after missing all of last year with a torn ACL.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Brook Lopez
    C, Milwaukee Bucks

    Brook Lopez will reportedly agree to a four-year, $52 million deal to stay with the Bucks when free agency opens.

    Lopez was a steal last summer and fit perfectly into Milwaukee's system as an elite floor-spacer and rim-protector. He won't be coming at a discount this time around, but he is certainly one of the more unique players in the game and vital to the Bucks' scheme.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter