Agreements in Principle

  • Cameron Payne
    PG, Toronto Raptors

    The Raptors and Cameron Payne have agreed to a two-year deal, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.

    There are partial guarantees on the first season, and Payne will be looking to carve out work as the third-string point guard. This now puts the Raptors at 16 guaranteed contracts with Chris Boucher and Malcolm Miller set to join the group in the near future. Payne averaged 20.0 points, 5.0 rebounds, 4.0 assists and 2.7 steals in three Summer League games with the Mavs.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Reggie Bullock
    SG-SF, New York Knicks

    Reggie Bullock has agreed to sign a two-year deal with the Knicks for less than the $4.7 million exception.

    It was reported that Bullock initially had an offer for two years and $20 million so this is a considerable drop on the monetary terms. The two parties had to rework their agreement after unanticipated health issues that almost made the deal fall through. This is also the end of the domino that had Marcus Morris back off his initial agreement with the Spurs and sign a deal with the Knicks instead. New York seems to be loaded in the forward positions and it’s anyone’s guess who earns the minutes to become fantasy relevant next year.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • William Howard
    F, Utah Jazz

    The Jazz have a verbal agreement to sign French forward William Howard, per Eric Walden of The Salt Lake Tribune.

    Howard is a 25-year-old from Montbrison, France who spent the last two seasons with Limoges in France's LNB Pro A. He averaged 9.2 points, 4.1 rebounds, 2.4 assists, 1.2 steals and 1.4 threes per game, shooting .411 from the field in 24.9 mpg. While last season saw Howard post career-low marks from deep, he is a .364 3-point shooter across five seasons in the LNB Pro A. It's unlikely that Howard plays much for the Jazz this season.

    Source: Eric Walden on Twitter

  • Henry Ellenson
    PF, Brooklyn Nets

    Henry Ellenson has signed a two-way contract with the Nets.

    Ellenson left the Knicks in Summer League due to personal reasons, but the former lottery pick has resurfaced with the other New York team. He'll give the Nets someone who can provide stretch four play in a pinch, but odds are he'll spend most of his time in the G-League. Time is running out for Ellenson to establish himself as an NBA player.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Tyler Lydon
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski, The Kings and Tyler Lydon have agreed on a two-year deal.

    The Syracuse product only appeared in 25 games for the Nuggets last season and averaged 3.8 minutes per game. He is only 23 years old and would have to show some big improvements in order to crack the rotation. Fantasy owners do not need to have Lydon on their radars.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Carsen Edwards
    PG, Boston Celtics

    According to Celtics beat writer Adam Himmelsbach, the Celtics reached an agreement on a four-year guaranteed contract with Carsen Edwards on Friday night.

    The particulars of the agreement are four years and $4.5 million. Edwards has looked very strong this Summer League averaging 18 ppg on 52% shooting so it's no surprise the Celtics gave him a contract.

    Source: Adam Himmelsbach on Twitter

  • Dewan Hernandez
    PF, Toronto Raptors

    The Raptors have reached an agreement in principle to ink 59th overall pick Dewan Hernandez to a partially guaranteed rookie deal, as per Shams Charania.

    Hernandez had himself a great Summer-League game on Thursday and it might have been enough to convince the top brass of his potential. He's not likely going to earn a rotational role from the get-go, so it's ok to leave him undrafted.

    Source: Shams Charania

  • Marko Guduric
    G-F, Memphis Grizzlies

    The Grizzlies have agreed to a two-year deal with Marko Guduric.

    Guduric, a 24-year-old from Serbia, has spent the last couple of seasons playing for Fenerbahce. Last season he averaged 9.4 points, 2.2 assists and 0.9 steals in 22.1 mpg while shooting a blistering .477 from deep. He'll look to compete for a reserve gig with the Grizzlies.


  • Tyson Chandler
    C, Houston Rockets

    Tyson Chandler signed a one-year deal with the Rockets on Friday.

    Chandler will theoretically provide some veteran leadership and stability to the second unit as a rebounder and defender. There's nothing to see here for fantasy purposes as it's just hard to see him playing enough minutes to matter.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Jimmer Fredette
    PG, Golden State Warriors

    Nikos Varlas of Eurohoops is reporting that free agent guard Jimmer Fredette intends to sign a two-year agreement with Greek club Panathinaikos.

    Fredette recently left the Warriors summer-league team in order to pursue overseas options and to avoid any potential injuries. He dominated for a couple years in China before returning to the NBA at the end of last year but the Suns declined their option on him following the season as he struggled in limited action, averaging just 3.7 points and shooting 27.6 percent, while missing all 13 of his 3-point attempts.

    Source: Eurohoops

  • Marcus Morris
    PF, New York Knicks

    Marcus Morris is planning on signing a one-year, $15 million deal with the Knicks.

    Morris backed out of a two-year, $20 million deal with San Antonio and is blatantly chasing the bigger payday, not that there's anything wrong with that. It's not great news for any fantasy appeal that Morris might've had, however, as he is now battling for minutes at the forward spots with Julius Randle, Kevin Knox, Bobby Portis and Taj Gibson. It's going to be a mess for fantasy owners, and outside of Randle and Portis there might not be anyone worth looking at for 12-team purposes.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Trey Lyles
    PF, San Antonio Spurs

    The Spurs have reached an agreement with Trey Lyles, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

    Jabari Young of The Athletic is reporting that it will be a two-year deal for around $11 million. San Antonio opened up some space by pulling their offer to Marcus Morris, and will instead use the roster spot on a young stretch four. Lyles had a rough season in Denver, failing to take a step forward and even falling out of the rotation at times. Perhaps a stint in San Antonio will help him turn things around. It's possible that Lyles steps into some of the minutes that Davis Bertans has left behind.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, Phoenix Suns

    Gina Mizell has reported that Kelly Oubre Jr. has agreed to ink a two-year, $30 million deal with the Suns.

    This makes sense as Oubre truly came to his own when he moved to Phoenix last season. He's a versatile forward who does a bit of everything, making him a sneaky pick in the middle-to-late rounds of most drafts.

    Source: Gina Mizell on Twitter

  • Khem Birch
    C, Orlando Magic

    Khem Birch has reportedly agreed to a two-year, $6 million deal to remain in Orlando.

    Birch emerged as a defensive anchor in Orlando's second unit, standing out as a high-energy big who can protect the rim. His averages of 4.8 points, 3.8 rebounds, 0.4 steals and 0.6 blocks aren't all that impressive for fantasy purposes, however, and Birch is looking at a tough battle for minutes with Nikola Vucevic re-signed and Mo Bamba back at full health. Deep-league fantasy owners were hoping to see Birch land a bigger offer from another team.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Eric Paschall
    PF, Golden State Warriors

    The Warriors signed Eric Paschall, the number 41 pick of the 2019 NBA draft, to a three-year, $4.2 million fully guaranteed contract on Tuesday.

    Paschall has a chance to get a few minutes in the Warriors rotation, but it is not likely at this point. The fully guaranteed contract is an interesting wrinkle though as the team must like what they see in Paschall's potential to extend that offer.

    Source: Michael Scotto on Twitter