Morris also had a valuable contract for the Pistons, with two years and $10.4 million remaining on his deal. As the Pistons look to shake off last season's disaster, Bradley is a better all-around player (with postseason experience) who could provide more consistent play. The team will have to spend big money if they want to hold onto Isaiah Thomas, who is also up for a new contract next summer, and keeping their backcourt together beyond the 2017-2018 season probably wasn't realistic.
The Detroit Pistons appear to have their answer at shooting guard for the upcoming 2017-18 season.
A person with firsthand knowledge told the Free Press: "We made this deal instead of (re-signing) Caldwell-Pope". The agreement came shortly after the Washington Wizards renounced Bogdanovic's rights, making him an unrestricted free agent.
The Memphis Grizzlies announced the signing of guard Ben McLemore to a multi-year contract. IN also released forward Rakeem Christmas on Friday. According to ESPN's Tom Haberstroh, James averaged just 20.5 points per 100 possessions when defended by Morris - his lowest average against any defender in the league that season. Some thought that Bradley's four-year $32.0 million deal was seen as generous when he initially signed it in July 2014, but others believe he's outplayed that contract already. "I mean, he was our best 3-point shooter previous year, and he defends some of the top players in the league". He is the first free agent signing for the Magic's new general manager.
Evans reportedly agreed on a one-year, $3.3 million deal. He has two years remaining at about $5 million per season, ESPN's Jeff Goodman reported.
He left the University of Texas after one season in 2010 and was the No. 19 pick in the National Basketball Association draft that year by the Celtics. Last season with the Utah Jazz, Mack averaged 7.8 points, 2.3 rebounds, and 2.8 assists while shooting 44.6% from the field and 30.8% on three-pointers.
Bradley, 26, averaged 16.2 points per game and shot 39% from three-point range for the Celtics, who reached the Eastern Conference finals last season.
NBA Free Agency is almost a week old, and with the July Moratorium now over, deals that have been agreed to can become official.
Hammons, 24, was selected with the 46th overall pick of the Mavericks in the 2016 draft.