Kevin Durant is now officially a free agent. The biggest domino won’t fall for a few days at least as Durant is scheduled to meet with several teams in the coming days, but many players have already found new homes or have agreed to return to their previous teams.
The latest in NBA free agency:
The Nets reeled in Jeremy Lin, bringing “Linsanity” back to the New York area. The deal was worth a reported $36 million over three years.
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Joakim Noah is expected to sign a four-year deal with the Knicks, giving New York a formidable foursome of Carmelo Anthony, Derrick Rose, Kristaps Porzingis and Noah.
The Washington Wizards agreed to bring back Bradley Beal, according to ESPN’s Jeff Goodman. DeMar DeRozan will return to the Raptors and will make $139 million over five years, according to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst.
Ish Smith agreed to a three-year, $18 million deal with the Pistons – according to the Philadelphia Inquirer.
Timofey Mozgov will leave the reigning champion Cavs and will head to the Lakers. The two sides agreed to a four-year deal worth $64 million, according to ESPN.
Hassan Whiteside posted on The Players’ Tribune that he will return to the Heat. Jordan Clarkson agreed to a four-year deal worth $50 million to return to the Lakers, according to the AP.
Andre Drummond is closing in on a five-year, $130 million contract to return to the Pistons. Nicolas Batum is set to re-sign with the Hornets, according to ESPN’s Tim MacMahon.