Agreements in Principle

  • Maurice Harkless
    SF, Los Angeles Clippers

    Moe Harkless will end up with the Clippers when the four-way trade between the Blazers, Sixers, Heat and Clippers is made official.

    Miami will also be sending a future first-round pick to the Clippers. Harkless was traded to Miami in the Hassan Whiteside deal earlier today, and it was assumed that such a move would have ramifications for the Heat's pursuit of Butler — albeit not this directly. Harkless is unlikely to start for the Clippers, so this is a big hit to his fantasy appeal.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Miami Heat

    The sign-and-trade deal surrounding Jimmy Butler has been completed, per Adrian Wojnarowski and Zach Lowe of ESPN, with Butler set to join the Heat on a four-year, $142 million contract.

    This deal hit a snag yesterday when the Mavs and Heat got crossed up on who they would be exchanging, so the deal had to be re-worked to include the Blazers and Clippers. Butler is going to supply Miami with the sort of shot-creating and swagger that the team so desperately needs and will put them back into playoff contention as the East continues to level out. Interestingly, Butler reportedly turned down a full five-year max offer from Philadelphia in order to head to the Heat.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Nerlens Noel
    C, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Nerlens Noel has come to an agreement with the Thunder on a contract.

    Woj reported the same thing yesterday only for Noel to hit Instagram with double question marks, leading to a follow-up report of the sides needing more time in their discussions. Maybe Noel will pop in with different punctuation. He'll be a great per-minute producer that's stuck behind a big-minute guy in Steven Adams, which makes Noel a patient roto play or specialist in fantasy.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Frank Kaminsky
    PF, Phoenix Suns

    Frank Kaminsky and the Suns have agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal.

    Kaminsky will look to build his value back up in what looks like a fantasy-friendly environment, though playing time will be a major concern. Deandre Ayton and Aron Baynes will soak up all the center minutes, so Kaminsky will have to subsist on reserve minutes as a stretch four playing behind Mikal Bridges and Dario Saric. There's not much hope for standard-league value, but it's a low-cost gamble for the Suns on a guy who does have some talent.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Alec Burks
    SG, Oklahoma City Thunder

    Alec Burks has agreed to a deal with the Thunder, per ESPN's Royce Young.

    Burks has been up and down since injuries took the wind out of what was shaping up as a promising career, but he did recapture some of his old form while playing with the Cavs last season. He fell out of the rotation after being traded to Sacramento but his presence will give OKC some scoring punch and ball-handling capabilities off the bench, which is something that team has lacked over the last few seasons.

    Source: Royce Young on Twitter

  • Wesley Matthews
    SG, Milwaukee Bucks

    Wesley Matthews has agreed to a one-year, minimum deal with the Bucks.

    Matthews, who played his college ball at Marquette, will latch onto a contender. He could very well start at shooting guard for the Bucks and is a nice fit as an affordable, experienced 3-and-D option. He'll offer low-end fantasy appeal as a source of threes and steals, as usual.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Edmond Sumner
    PG, Indiana Pacers

    Edmond Sumner has agreed to a three-year deal with the Pacers.

    This was expected, as Indiana purposely did not pick up Sumner's $1.5 million option for next season so they could work out a longer-term deal. Sumner has developed nicely, if anonymously, since recovering from a torn ACL in his final season of college. He appeared in 23 games last season and held up well when the Pacers were dealing with lots of backcourt injuries, so it's possible he earns a rotation spot this year.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Matt Thomas
    SG, Toronto Raptors

    Matt Thomas, a sharpshooting guard who played with Valencia in the ACB last season, has agreed to a three-year deal with the Raptors, per Nikos Varlas of

    Thomas is a 24-year-old who played his college ball at Iowa State and appeared in the 2017 Summer League with the Lakers. Last season he shot a blistering .485 from behind the arc and was a big part of Valencia's EuroCup title. In his two years in Spain, Thomas has hit 47 percent of his threes on 4.9 attempts per game. He'll provide affordable backcourt depth for the Raptors, who need to fill out the bottom of the roster as they wait for Kawhi Leonard's decision. It has since been reported that Thomas will make $4.2 million on the deal.

    Source: Nikos Varlas on Twitter

  • Richaun Holmes
    PF, Sacramento Kings

    Richaun Holmes has agreed to a two-year, $10 million deal with the Kings.

    Holmes is a fantastic on-court fit for the Kings given his athleticism and defensive capabilities. He's also coming off a season where he somehow managed to return top-150 fantasy value (per-game) despite only receiving 16.9 minutes a night. It's a great signing that will help the Kings, but it only adds to their logjam up front. Sacramento now has Holmes, Dewayne Dedmon, Marvin Bagley and Harry Giles contending for minutes at the five, with Bagley, Giles, Harrison Barnes, Trevor Ariza and Nemanja Bjelica contending for power forward minutes. How the Kings juggle all that will ultimately determine whether this deal ends up looking as good as it should, though it's a great move in a vacuum.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • J.J. Barea
    PG, Dallas Mavericks

    J.J. Barea has agreed to a one-year, veteran minimum deal with the Mavs.

    It was reported earlier today that the Mavs and Barea would work something out, and he was never expected to head elsewhere in free agency. At 35 and coming off a ruptured right Achilles, Barea may be veteran presence more than on-court asset for the Mavs.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Enes Kanter
    C, Boston Celtics

    Enes Kanter is finalizing a two-year, $10 million deal with the Celtics per Ian Begley of SNY.

    Importantly, the second year is a player option, which puts Kanter in control of his future earnings. As it stands he's lined up for a big year in a Boston frontcourt that's fairly vacant. The Celtics won't be the same lethal defensive outfit that they have in the past, but Kanter is looking like an automatic double-double and a solid fantasy target.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Maxi Kleber
    PF, Dallas Mavericks

    Maxi Kleber and the Mavs have agreed to a four-year, $35 million deal according to Marc Stein of the New York Times.

    The Mavs were hoping to reach a long-term deal with Kleber, and this certainly fits the bill. He'll be a key part of Dallas' frontcourt and is the closest thing they have to a stretch four. Fantasy owners should remember Kleber, as he was able to finish around the standard-league fringes in just 21.2 mpg. Kleber can provide rebounds, blocks and threes on solid percentages and this has the looks of a shrewd signing for Dallas. The final year will be a team option.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Elfrid Payton
    PG, New York Knicks

    Elfrid Payton has agreed to a two-year, $16 million deal with the Knicks.

    The Knicks continue to spend their money on short-term deals for mid-tier players, as they promised if they whiffed on the big names — as they did. Payton will battle Dennis Smith Jr. for playing time in what looks like a pure timeshare since neither has the shooting chops to play off-ball. It's going to crush the fantasy appeal for both players, though we'll wait to see how David Fizdale arranges things before writing Payton off entirely. He has a versatile stat set and can be an asset in rebounds, assists and steals with the occasional block or 3-pointer. The second year is reportedly a team option. The Knicks aren't getting big names, but they are giving themselves potential trade assets while keeping flexibility.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Troy Daniels
    SG, Los Angeles Lakers

    Troy Daniels has agreed to a one-year, $2.1 million deal with the Lakers.

    The Lakers are adding a proven shooter around LeBron James and Anthony Davis, which is just crazy enough to work. Jokes aside, Daniels shot .385 from deep on 3.8 attempts per game with the Suns last season and has not shot below 38 percent from 3-point range since the 2015 season — he's been over 40 percent three times. Moreover, this move has no cap impact. Still, Daniels shouldn't be expected to occupy a huge role in the rotation, so this remains more of a depth signing than anything. It's a nice start but the Lakers have a lot more work to do.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter

  • Austin Rivers
    PG, Houston Rockets

    Austin Rivers and the Rockets have agreed to a two-year deal, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

    The Rockets were expected to try and retain Rivers, who became the team's sixth man after he was plucked off waivers from the Suns. Houston will pivot back to filling out their roster around the current core now that they're out of the Jimmy Butler running. Rivers has a player option on the second year of his deal.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter