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  • 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

  • Al Horford
    PF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Per Derek Bodner of The Athletic, Al Horford’s contract with the Sixers contains $97 million guaranteed, with the final $12 million as a partial guarantee in the fourth year of the deal.

    The big news of this is that if Horford’s play starts to decline as he ages into the final years of his deal, the Sixers can get out of his contract easier, either by eating some money or by trade if they so wish. That’s a few years down the road, and right now Horford is looking to make a terrorizing frontcourt pairing next to Joel Embiid. Horford’s value may drop with his new team, but he should still be highly productive, especially with Embiid’s penchant for DNP’s.

    Source: Derek Bodner 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

  • James Ennis III
    SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    The Lakers and Clippers have both reached out to James Ennis in free agency, per SNY's Ian Begley.

    Begley also mentions, as he previously reported, that the Knicks continue to show interest. Expect the Lakers and Clippers to snap up as many role players as they can once they figure out where Kawhi Leonard is headed. Ennis didn't fit with Houston but had some nice moments after landing with the Sixers and should give someone some 3-and-D minutes out of the forward slots.

    Source: Ian Begley on Twitter

  • Norvel Pelle
    PF-C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Norvel Pelle has signed a two-way contract with the Sixers.

    Pelle was a member of Philly's training camp roster last season after putting up 7.4 points, 4.2 rebounds and 1.2 blocks in only 13.8 mpg at Summer League. He's a longshot to play for the Sixers at all given their deep cast of frontcourt players but Pelle is worth taking a shot on after delivering 11.1 points, 8.3 rebounds and 2.3 blocks per contest in the G-League last season.

    Source: Keith Pompey on Twitter

  • Anzejs Pasecniks
    C, Philadelphia Sixers

    Anzejs Pasecniks' rights were renounced by the Sixers on Monday.

    Pasecniks was drafted 25th in 2017 and once showed lots of potential. Amick says he's interested in coming over from the top Spanish league to play next season, so the Sixers renounced his rights knowing that his cost would be prohibitive for their books. Depending on the landing spot, Pasecniks could be worth a flier based on what we hear leading up to the season.

    Source: Sam Amick 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • T.J. McConnell
    PG, Philadelphia Sixers

    The Wolves are still "kicking the tires" on T.J. McConnell, per Darren Wolfson.

    Adding McConnell would likely spell the end of Tyus Jones in Minnesota, though the Wolves are not the only team checking in. Wolfson lists the Sixers, Grizzlies, Lakers, Heat, Suns, Wizards and Pacers. McConnell can be an assists and steals specialist if he lands in the right spot, and he looks like one of the best depth guards left on the market.

    Source: Darren Wolfson on Twitter

  • Goran Dragic
    PG, Miami Heat

    The Heat and Sixers are "determined" to find a new third team that will help the complete the sign-and-trade deal that would send Jimmy Butler to Miami.

    Things fell through with the Mavs, who misunderstood exactly what package Miami was sending over. ESPN's Ramona Shelburne is reporting that the Heat are trying to find a trade partner for Goran Dragic before July 6 after the team was prepared to trade him to Dallas on Sunday.

    Source: Marc Stein on Twitter

  • Josh Richardson
    SF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Josh Richardson will be traded to the Sixers as a result of Miami's sign-and-trade for Jimmy Butler.

    Richardson adds another strong defender to a team with a sky-high defensive ceiling, though he will be tasked with handling the spacing burden that J.J. Redick leaves behind. Fantasy owners might not be too happy about this as Richardson falls from one of the Heat's top options to the fourth or fifth guy in Philly on any given night, but he generates enough cash counters that he won't totally fall off the map. Miami has to deal more players than just J-Rich, so we'll see who else is destined for a new team as more details emerge.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Al Horford
    PF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Al Horford is taking his game to the Sixers after agreeing to sign a four-year deal worth $109 million, as per Adrian Wojnarowski.

    The Sixers busted out the checkbook on this one for sure, especially since it's for an aging albeit talented big man like Horford. That said, his on-court savvy and experience should go a long way towards keeping the Sixers highly competitive in the East.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Jimmy Butler
    SG, Philadelphia Sixers

    The Heat are finalizing a sign-and-trade for Jimmy Butler, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.

    The Heat were Butler's first meeting when free agency opened and he's believed to have Miami as his preferred destination. Josh Richardson is expected to head to Philly, with more details surely to emerge. Stay tuned.

    Source: Adrian Wojnarowski on Twitter

  • Mike Scott
    PF, Philadelphia Sixers

    Mike Scott has agreed to return to Philadelphia on a two-year, $9.8 million deal according to Shams Charania of The Athletic.

    Scott proved to be a valuable bench piece for a Sixers team who needed second unit scoring wherever they could find it. He is now set to return on a modest deal that should allow Philadelphia to continue piecing together the rest of their roster. Scott figures to have more real life value for his team than he will fantasy value.

    Source: Shams Charania on Twitter