2019 NBA Player Movement: Eastern Conference

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All of the transactions listed on this page have been officially announced by the NBA.

UFA = Unrestricted free agent; RFA = Restricted free agent; ** = Two-Way Contract

Added:
G/F: Evan Turner (trade with Hawks)

Draft:
C: Jaxson Hayes (No. 8 pick)
F: Cam Reddish (No. 10 pick)
G: Marcos Louzada Silva (No. 35 pick)

Lost:
G: Kent Bazemore (trade with Hawks)
F: Deyonta Davis (waived)

Free Agents:
G/F: Justin Anderson (restricted)
F/G: Vince Carter (unrestricted)
F: Alex Poythress (restricted)
C: Dewayne Dedmon (unrestricted)
C: Isaac Humphries (restricted)

Under Contract:
G: Jaylen Adams
G: Kevin Huerter
G: Trae Young
F: DeAndre’ Bembry
F: Taurean Prince
F: Omari Spellman
F/C: John Collins
C: Alex Len
C: Miles Plumlee

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Added:

Draft:
F: Romeo Langford (No. 14 pick)
F: Grant Willaims (No. 22 pick)
G: Ty Jerome (No. 24 pick, via trade with 76ers)
G: Carsen Edwards (No. 33 pick, via trade with 76ers)
G: Tremont Waters

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Raptors' Gasol accepts one-year player option

TORONTO (AP)  — Toronto Raptors center Marc Gasol accepted a one-year player option Wednesday for next season.

The value is approximately $25.6 million, marking the final year of a five-year contract Gasol signed with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2015. Had the 34-year-old Spaniard not accepted prior to the Thursday, he would have become a free agent on Sunday.

Raptors star Kawhi Leonard also has a one-year player option on his deal with a deadline for a decision Saturday, but he is expected to turn it down and become a free agent Sunday after leading Toronto to its first NBA title. Guard Danny Green is the other Raptors regular slated to become a free agent.

The Raptors acquired Gasol from the Grizzlies in February.

Gasol averaged 13.6 points and 7.9 rebounds in 79 regular-season games with the Raptors and Memphis this season. He averaged 9.4 points and 6.4 rebounds in 24

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Phoenix Suns announce complete coaching staff

PHOENIX – The Phoenix Suns today announced Head Coach Monty Williams’ coaching staff, naming Willie Green, Darko Rajakovic, Mark Bryant, Randy Ayers, Larry Greer and Steve Blake as assistant coaches, and Riccardo Fois and Ben Strong as player development coaches. The announcement was made this morning by Williams on the Suns podcast, The Outlet, which can be viewed here.

“It’s a privilege for me to announce our coaching staff,” said Williams. “In assembling a staff, the goal was simple: identify high-character individuals with high-level experience who will work relentlessly to develop a culture of championship habits here in Phoenix. The members of this staff have combined to win multiple NBA titles, conference titles and NCAA titles, bring significant coaching and playing experience at the NBA level, and recognize the attention to details that create the foundation for successful teams. It’s a tremendous collection of bright basketball minds who are also

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Sources: Rockets shop Capela, Gordon for space

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The Houston Rockets are canvassing NBA teams with significant salary-cap space to individually offer center Clint Capela, guard Eric Gordon and forward P.J. Tucker as a prelude to their pursuit of a sign-and-trade deal for Philadelphia 76ers All-Star Jimmy Butler, league sources told ESPN.

The Rockets want to secure the best available first-round pick acquired for any one of three players as part of a larger deal with Philadelphia for Butler, league sources said. Redirecting salaries elsewhere for Butler could deliver the 76ers a large trade exception that it could use in acquiring a player over the course of the next year.

If Butler and the 76ers were open to the trade scenario — and there has yet to be a formal indication the team or Butler are interested — the Rockets would need to include two or three of those players in a deal to

Isaiah Thomas 'excited to show what I can do again'

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As free-agent guard Isaiah Thomas probes the marketplace, this summer affords him something that the past two did not: an unobstructed work regimen to restore strength and explosion to his lower body, and the chance to be back in the gymnasium every day, sharpening his game.

Thomas is hopeful his season with the Denver Nuggets and a full summer of work will become a pathway back into an NBA rotation, a full-time resumption of a career sidetracked by hip surgery.

“Nobody knew what to expect with me coming off hip surgery last year, and two summers of rehab,” Thomas told ESPN. “Now I can go back to being a gym rat this summer, work on my game again and build my body back up — my muscle mass, my leg strength — all like I had going into the 2017 season.”

The Nuggets were patient with

Sources: Durant declines $31.5M player option

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Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant has declined his $31.5 million player option and will become an unrestricted free agent, league sources told ESPN.

Durant’s business manager, Rich Kleiman, informed Warriors general manager Bob Myers of the decision in recent days.

Durant and Kleiman are together in New York, where they’ve been mulling Durant’s free-agency options. So far, it has been a fairly clandestine process.

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Durant is still considering a number of scenarios in free agency, including a return to Golden State, league sources tell ESPN. The New York Knicks, Brooklyn Nets and LA Clippers are also believed to be considerations, sources said.

Durant, 30, can sign a four-year, $164 million deal with another team, and remains eligible to sign a five-year, $221 million deal with the Warriors.

Durant, a two-time NBA Finals MVP with the Warriors, suffered a torn Achilles tendon in Game

Sources: NBA talks fewer games, in-season event

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The NBA is formally exploring how it might use its 75th anniversary season as an opportunity to test some of its bolder initiatives — not only a mid-season cup and postseason play-in tournament, but also a reduction in the 82-game regular season schedule.

On a June 17 conference call, a committee that consists of approximately a dozen top team executives from both basketball and business operations discussed with the league office ideas for alternatives to the traditional NBA schedule for the 2021-22 season. In what sources characterize as a wide-ranging brainstorming session with accompanying documents, participants contemplated how the NBA could introduce the aforementioned tournaments, as well as an abbreviated slate of regular-season games, to accommodate the additional events.

According to those with knowledge of the conversation, which sources regard as very exploratory, the proposed reforms would be adopted initially as a pilot program. The NBA

Report: Kevin Durant declines option for 2019-20 season

One of the biggest fish in the 2019 free-agent pond is reportedly opting out of his deal. 

Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant has declined his option for next season and will become an unrestricted free agent, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. Durant and his business manager, Rich Kleiman, are in New York and are evaluating Durant’s free agency options, Wojnarowski reports, and the process has remained private.

Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant has declined his $31.5M player option and will become an unrestricted free agent, league sources tell ESPN. Durant and his business manager Rich Kleiman are in New York, evaluating free agency options. So far, process has stayed private.

— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) June 26, 2019

The former two-time Finals MVP and Kia MVP winner enters the offseason as perhaps the biggest name on the market along with the Boston Celtics’ Kyrie Irving, the Toronto Raptors’

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