The Knicks have reportedly come to an agreement with Derrick Williams on a two-year, $10 million deal.
The Knicks are grasping at straws hoping that Williams can contribute meaningfully at the NBA level. Outside of dunks and the occasional 3-pointer, Williams struggles across the board at every other aspect of the game. Even if he was granted significant minutes in New York, he should not be on the radar in standard leagues.
Restricted free agent Tobias Harris has come to terms on a four-year, $64 million deal to stay with the Magic.
Harris had quite a bit of interest around the league and it genuinely seemed like he might not be back in Orlando next season. But after swinging and missing on Paul Millsap, it seems the Magic got back on the Harris bandwagon and he'll be in a nice position to improve after last season.
Rajon Rondo asked the Kings to get a shooter, which led to signing Marco Belinelli.
Let's get this straight: Rondo picked up a one-year, $10 million deal with no apparent competition for his services and he is having a voice in personnel decisions? The Kings need some help.
Rajon Rondo and the Kings agreed on a one-year deal for $10 million.
So who bid against the Kings here? Rondo was benched at the end of the playoffs last season and the Mavs offense slipped since they picked him up. They were first in the NBA for offensive rating before Rondo, but fell all the way to 13th in offensive rating while he was on the Mavs. Darren Colllison was much better than Rondo was last year and he's a better fit on the Kings right now, too. Rondo is a high-risk player to think about late in drafts.
Patrick Beverley and the Rockets have agreed on a four-year, $25 million deal.
That's quite a payday for a guy who really can't get his own shot and isn't much of a passer, but it's not just about the offensive side for one of the best defensive guards. Beverley was believed to be in serious talks with the Kings, but once again nobody wants the Kings' money. Mr. 94 Feet made just 38.3 percent from the field last season, averaging 10.1 points, 4.2 boards, 3.4 assists, 1.1 steals and 2.1 treys. Even with the woeful shooting, he's still worth a look late in fantasy drafts. To be clear, this is a very nice deal for the Rockets.
The Rockets will be re-signing Corey Brewer to a three-year, $24 million deal.
The Knicks, Celtics and Kings could've had a shot, but the Rockets make a great case. He thrives in their system and may have more opportunity next year. Brewer's inconsistency in halfcourt sets will make him tough to own in standard leagues.
Mo Williams could be used in a sign-and-trade deal.
The Hornets aren't going to be bringing Mo back. The Grizzlies have some interest in Mo and maybe they can somehow work a three-way deal with the Clippers and Hornets. The Cavs are also interested in Williams.
The Grizzlies could do a sign-and-trade with Kosta Koufos and move him to the Clippers.
The Clippers are in scramble mode right now and Koufos is arguably the best center available on the market. They could try to deal with the Pacers and Roy Hibbert, too. Plus, any team wanting to deal a center is probably giving the Clips a call.