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2018 NBA Free Agency Tracker: Dwight Howard Makes A Surprising Move


The NBA's free agency period has finally arrived, and things have already become a frenzy only a few short minutes after the clock struck midnight on July 1st.

If you're looking to keep up to date on every rumor and signing over the next few days, look no further, as we here at Fadeaway World have you covered.

2018 NBA Free Agency Tracker

July 3rd

[2:45 PM] After completing a buyout with the Nets, free-agent-to-be Dwight Howard has agreed to join the Washington Wizards on a one year, MLE minimum contract.

July 2nd

[7:00 PM]: Free agent Julius Randle has agreed to a two-year, $18M deal with New Orleans, league sources tell ESPN. Player option second year.

[5:35 PM]: Rondo is signing a one-year deal with Lakers, per source.\

[3:35 PM]: Free agent Derrick Favors has agreed to a two-year, $36M-plus deal with the Utah Jazz, agent Wallace Prather tells Yahoo.

[2:55 PM]: Free agent Nerlens Noel has agreed to a deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder, league sources tell Yahoo.

[12:25 PM]: Free agent guard JJ Redick will return to the Philadelphia 76ers on a 1-year deal in the $12M-to-13M range, league sources tell ESPN

July 1st

[10:24 PM]: Lance Stephenson has agreed to a deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, league sources tell Yahoo.

[10:00 PM]: Lakers, JaVale McGee agree to one-year, minimum deal, report says.

[10:00 PM]: Elfrid Payton has agreed to a deal with the Pelicans, league sources tell ESPN.

[10:00 PM]: Orlando RFA Aaron Gordon has agreed to a four-year, $84 million deal to re-sign with the Magic, league sources tell Yahoo.

[9:00 PM]: For Hezonja and KNICKS, it's a one-year, $6.5M deal, sources tell ESPN. He'll have a real opportunity to create some traction for his career with the Knicks.

[9:00 PM]: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope agreed to a one-year, $12M deal with the Lakers.

[8:15 PM]: LeBron James' new 4-year, $154M agreement with the Los Angeles Lakers includes an opt out in the fourth year, league sources tell Yahoo.

[3:00 PM]: Restricted free agent Fred VanVleet has agreed to a two-year, $18 million deal to return to Toronto, league sources tell Yahoo.

[1:45 AM]: New Orleans Pelicans All-Star free agent center DeMarcus Cousins received calls from the Pelicans and Los Angeles Lakers tonight once free agency began and is expected to have meetings scheduled with both teams soon, a source told ESPN's The Undefeated, via Marc J. Spears.

[1:35 AM]: The Minnesota Timberwolves, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks and San Antonio Spurs have shown interest in unrestricted free agent Trevor Booker, according to league sources. Returning to the Indiana Pacers is a possibility as well, according to Alex Kennedy.

[1:11 AM]: Orlando Magic free agent forward Marreese Speights is nearing a lucrative deal with the Guangzhou Long-Lions of the Chinese Basketball Association, according to Marc J. Spears.

[1:06 AM]: The Lakers have not been aggressive on the Kawhi Leonard trade front as they wait on LeBron’s decision, Spurs’ asking price is high, according to Adrian Wojnarowski.

[1:02 AM]: Free agent Gerald Green has agreed to a one-year, $2.4M deal to return to Houston, via Shams Charania.

[12:59 AM]: Free agent guard Marco Belinelli has agreed to a two-year, $12M deal with the Spurs, via Adrian Wojnarowski.

[12:57 AM]: The Atlanta Hawks and Sacramento Kings are showing interest in signing Bulls' guard Zach LaVine, via NBC Sports Chicago.

[12:57 AM]: The Timberwolves began free agency by informing star guard Jimmy Butler that they intend to offer him a maximum contract extension valued in the four-year, $110 million range as soon as he's eligible to sign the deal on July 9, via Marc Stein.

[12:54 AM]: Free agent forward Omri Casspi has agreed to a one-year deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, via Adrian Wojnarowski.

[12:50 AM]: Free agent Derrick Rose is finalizing a one-year deal to return to Minnesota, via Adrian Wojnarowski. Deal is worth $2.1 million, according to Shams Charania.

[12:49 AM]: The Los Angeles Clippers haven’t abandoned pursuit of acquiring San Antonio Spurs’ All-Star Kawhi Leonard. He remains a high offseason priority for LAC, via Chris Haynes.

[12:43 AM]: Free agent forward Ed Davis has agreed to a one-year, $4.4M deal with the Brooklyn Nets, via Adrian Wojnarowski.

[12:41 AM]: Lakers, 76ers, Celtics continue to show interest in Kawhi Leonard, Adrian Wojnarowski says on ESPN's The Jump. He adds, "The Lakers have not been really aggressive the last few days." The talks are slow. He added that the Spurs could still try to keep Kawhi and repair the relationship.

[12:41 AM]: Houston free agent Trevor Ariza has agreed to a one-year, $15M deal with the Phoenix Suns, via Shams Charania.

[12:38 AM]: Most teams expect the Orlando Magic to match any offer for RFA Aaron Gordon, so an offer sheet is unlikely to come, via Keith Smith.

[12:29 AM]: LeBron James' agent Rich Paul expected to meet with the Cleveland Cavaliers tonight, via Joe Vardon of

[12:19 AM]: Paul George has agreed to a four-year, $137M max contract with the Thunder. Deal includes a player option, via Adrian Wojnarowski.

[12:14 AM]: Oklahoma City forward Jerami Grant has agreed to a three-year, $27M contract to return to the Thunder, via Adrian Wojnarowski.

[12:11 AM]: Free agent center Aron Baynes has agreed to a two-year, $11M deal to return to the Boston Celtics, via Shams Charania.

[12:05 AM]: DeAndre Jordan and the Dallas Mavericks have verbally agreed on a one-year deal approaching the $24.1 million option with the Clippers for next season that Jordan relinquished Friday, via Marc Stein.

[12:00 AM]: All-Star Chris Paul will sign a four-year, $160M max contract to stay with the Houston Rockets, via Adrian Wojnarowski.

[11:59 PM]: Ersan Ilyasova has agreed to a 3 year, $21M deal with Milwaukee, via Adrian Wojnarowski.

[11:56 PM]: Joe Harris has agreed to a two-year, $16M deal with Nets, via Adrian Wojnarowski.

[11:55 PM]: Doug McDermott has agreed to a three-year, $22M deal with Indiana, via Adrian Wojnarowski.

[11:45 PM]: Kevin Durant has committed to a two-year, $61.5M deal to return to the Golden State Warriors, via Shams Charania.

[11:45 PM]: Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic has committed to a five-year, $146.5M maximum contract with the Denver Nuggets, via Shams Charania.

[11:45 PM]: Free agent guard Will Barton has committed to a four-year, $54 million re-sign with the Denver Nuggets. Barton will also have a player option on Year 4, via Shams Charania.

[11:45 PM]: Free agent forward Rudy Gay has committed on a one-year, $10 million deal to re-sign with the San Antonio Spurs, via Shams Charania.