NBA free agency is here, and here’s the biggest news within the league.
First, fresh off back-to-back titles with the Golden State Warriors, Kevin Durant is back on the time, re-signing with the team on the new deal.
This time, the All-Star has agreed to a one-and-one deal, worth $30 million for next year and $31.5 million for the option year. The second year will contain a player option.
Chris Paul was also a free agent, but will stay in Houston. CP3 and the Rockets have reached agreement on a four-year, $160 million maximum contract.
This comes a year after the Rockets acquired the Rockets in an opt-in-and-trade deal with the LA Clippers. By having this long-term commitment with Paul, the Rockets set things for a run to unseat the Warriors as champions in the coming seasons.
In Oklahoma City, Paul George is returning. He has agreed to a four-year, $137 million max contract with the Thunder, with a player option on the fourth year.
PG made the decision without any free-agency meetings, said reports; and made the announcement at a house party in Oklahoma City hosted by Russell Westbrook.
Young center Nikola Jokic has agreed to a five-year, $148 million maximum contract to stay with the Denver Nuggets, after the team declined a $1.5 million team option for the 2018-19 season and made Jokic a restricted free agent.
Last season, Jokic averaged 18.5 points, 10.7 rebounds and 6.1 assists.
The Dallas Mavericks made a big move, signing DeAndre Jordan to a one-year deal worth close to the $24.1 million player option he declined with the LA Clippers. This comes three years after he changed his mind after agreeing to a deal with the team during free agency.