Agreements in Principle

  • Ryan Arcidiacono
    PG, Chicago Bulls

    The Bulls are re-signing restricted free agent Ryan Arcidiacono to a three-year, $9 million deal.

    As it stands now, Arcidiacono is the fourth PG on the depth chart after the team drafted Coby White and acquired Tomas Satoransky. With Kris Dunn seemingly on the trade block, Arcidiacono should jump up to the third-string PG. Either way, there isn’t much fantasy value to be found here.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Brad Wanamaker
    PG, Boston Celtics

    Free agent guard Brad Wanamaker is returning to the Celtics on a one-year deal.

    It’s hard to believe that Wanamaker was a rookie last season as he is set to turn 30 years old later this month, but such is the reality for the former European star. Wanamaker probably received heftier contracts to return overseas, but it seems he wanted to stick around the NBA for at least another year after it took him so long to get there initially. He is off the fantasy radar.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • James Ennis III
    SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    The Sixers are re-signing free agent wing James Ennis on a two-year, $4.1 million deal with a player option for year two.

    Ennis showed well upon arriving in Philly last season and wants another crack at it with his teammates. The Sixers replaced Jimmy Butler with Josh Richardson and Al Horford, so there may be fewer minutes available for Ennis, but there will be a quality role for him as he proved to be a valuable defender at multiple positions last season.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Daniel Theis
    PF, Boston Celtics

    Per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, restricted free agent F/C Daniel Theis has agreed to a two-year, $10M deal to stay with the Celtics.

    Theis should be staring at more minutes this season after the departures of Al Horford and Aron Baynes and Marcus Morris still on the open market. Theis could potentially find himself in the starting lineup as the roster currently stands if the team prefers to keep Gordon Hayward in a sixth man role. He may be a worth a look at the end of drafts in 14-team leagues, but take a wait-and-see approach for now.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowksi on Twitter

  • Adam Mokoka
    G, Chicago Bulls

    The Bulls are signing G Adam Mokoka to a two-way contract per Darnell Mayberry of The Athletic.

    The 6’5″ French guard went undrafted this year after withdrawing from the 2018 NBA Draft. He should get his feet wet in the NBA Summer League and will provide some depth to the Bulls’ guard rotation should he find himself on the roster. Mokoka can be ignored in fantasy circles for now.

    Source: Darnell Mayberry on Twitter

  • Dorian Finney-Smith
    SF, Dallas Mavericks

    The Mavs and Dorian Finney-Smith have agreed on a three-year, $12M deal to re-sign with the team per Shams Charania of The Athletic.

    The Mavs have been busy to start the offseason, as they’ve re-signed the majority of their free agents while adding Seth Curry as well. We’ll have to wait-and-see if Smith eventually starts on the wing or comes off the bench next season, but he should see minutes in the twenties as a defensive stopper in either scenario.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Ben Simmons
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    Per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN, The Sixers have offered Ben Simmons a five-year, $168 million max extension.

    The report adds that the Sixers and Simmons’ agent Rich Paul are expected to work out the details shortly. It was reported on Sunday that the Sixers were approaching Simmons with a contract extension and they wasted no time in attempting to lock down their All-Star guard/forward for the foreseeable future. Simmons is a stat-stuffer who will likely go off the board in the first 20 picks. Simmons can elevate himself into the game’s elite if he can develop a consistent shot outside of the paint.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Vincent Poirier
    C, Boston Celtics

    Per Shams Charania of The Athletic, the Celtics and French C Vincent Poirier have agreed on a two-year deal.

    At 6’11” Poirier will look to help the frontcourt depth for the Celtics who lost Al Horford and Aron Baynes this offseason. Poirier will likely compete with Robert Williams and Daniel Theis for backup center minutes. As of right now, Poirier is off the fantasy radar, but if he shows well this summer he can potentially play himself into a decent role on the team.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Anthony Tolliver
    PF, Portland Trail Blazers

    Anthony Tolliver and the Blazers have reached an agreement on a one-year, $2.6 million contract according to Shams Charania.

    Tolliver will slot right into Portland's power forward rotation after they've lost Al-Farouq Aminu, Moe Harkless and Meyers Leonard in the last two days. The big man has not shot below 36 percent from deep since 2012-13 and will help the Blazers regain some of the shooting touch they've lost in free agency. Tolliver had some moments of standard-league appeal two years ago with Detroit, and it's not impossible for him to get back to that level if he ends up exceeding 20 mpg. Still, it's best to treat the veteran as a deep-league fantasy asset at best.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Isaiah Thomas
    PG, Washington Wizards

    Isaiah Thomas has agreed to a one-year deal with the Wizards, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

    As far as landing spots go, this is about as good as it gets for Thomas. He was put behind the eight ball by having to play his way into shape on a Nuggets team in a vicious standings battle last season, and now he'll head to a Washington team with low expectations and a barren point guard depth chart. Thomas looks likely to battle Ish Smith for the starting job, but as long as he's healthy after having the full summer to recover we'd put him in the driver's seat. He'll need to prove some things, but IT could easily get back on the fantasy map. Candace Buckner is reporting that Thomas will be signing for the veteran's minimum, which is not that surprising.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Kyle O'Quinn
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Kyle O'Quinn has agreed to a one-year veteran minimum deal with the Sixers.

    O'Quinn has bounced around and the 29-year-old will join his fourth team in his eighth NBA season. He's always been a beast when it comes to per-minute rebounds and blocks, but he's rarely had the chance to get enough minutes to be fantasy-relevant. He'll likely find a role as a third-string center once again. Keep him in mind if Joel Embiid is ever looking at an extended absence.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Kevon Looney
    PF-C, Golden State Warriors

    According to Shams Charania, Kevon Looney has agreed to return to the Warriors on a three-year deal worth $15 million.

    The Warriors have been busy and this is an important deal for them. Looney had many suitors, but it appears he'll return to the team he's been with his whole career. With DeMarcus Cousins and Jordan Bell likely gone, Looney could see big minutes as a starting center next season.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Jordan Bell
    PF, Minnesota Timberwolves

    Jordan Bell has agreed to a guaranteed deal with the Wolves, per Chris Haynes of Yahoo Sports.

    Michael Scotto of The Athletic is reporting that the deal is for one year and worth $1.6 million. Bell's upside was always obvious but he kept getting leapfrogged in Golden State due to lapses in focus and oscillating effort levels. This is a nice upside play for Minnesota, who will see if Bell can hack it as a power forward or backup center in the long-term as they try to rebuild the team to complement Karl-Anthony Towns. Bell's per-minute defensive numbers highlight an easy path to fantasy value, so he's a name to remember depending on how Minnesota sorts out its frontcourt rotation.

    Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter

  • Josh Richardson
    SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Josh Richardson will be traded to the Sixers when Monday's sign-and-trade deal involving Jimmy Butler can be made official.

    Richardson is a nice get for the Sixers, though how he adjusts to being the low man on the offensive totem pole remains to be seen. His shooting will be crucial to the success of Philly's starting five on offense, though his length and quickness will fit right in on what figures to be an elite defensive group. The likely decline in usage makes Richardson a less appealing fantasy target, but his stat set will still sustain legitimate value. The steals, blocks and threes will not dry up.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Tim Frazier
    PG, Detroit Pistons

    Tim Frazier has agreed to a one-year deal with the Pistons worth approximately $2 million.

    Frazier will give Detroit a quality backup point guard, though he's third on the depth chart behind Reggie Jackson and Derrick Rose. There's not much to see here for fantasy purposes.

    Source: Chris Haynes on Twitter