Many NBA players agreed to contracts within the first two days of free agency. Last Word On Sports has you covered with the “major” free agent signings listed in the LWOS 2016 NBA Free Agency Tracker. However, there are still several rotation players who agreed to deals but weren’t covered by the tracker. In our first free agency round-up, we covered several of those players, but there are still more contract agreements flowing in. Here, we cover the rest of the free agent role players who agreed to deals on July 1st and 2nd.
NBA Free Agent Role Players Round-up (Part Two)
Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported on Friday morning that veteran point guard D.J. Augustin agreed to sign with the Orlando Magic:
Free agent guard DJ Augustin has reached agreement on a deal with Orlando, league source tells @TheVertical.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 1, 2016
Wojnarowski later added that the deal is worth $29 million over four years. Augustin is leaving the Denver Nuggets, after spending just a few months with them. He was traded from the Oklahoma City Thunder to Denver mid-season.
Keith Pompey of the Philly Inquirer reported that guard Jerryd Bayless agreed to a deal with the Philadelphia 76ers. The contract will pay him $27 million over three years:
The #Sixers reportedly will sign Jerryd Bayless to three-year, $27 million deal
— Keith Pompey (@PompeyOnSixers) July 1, 2016
Bayless is leaving the Milwaukee Bucks, with whom he spent two seasons.
Shams Charania of The Vertical reported on Friday evening that center Justin Hamilton will return to the NBA. He agreed to sign with the Brooklyn Nets on a two-year, $6 million deal:
Free agent center Justin Hamilton has agreed to a two-year, $6 million deal with the Brooklyn Nets, league source tells The Vertical.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 2, 2016
The big man previously played for the Minnesota Timberwolves, Miami Heat, and Charlotte Bobcats.
Marc Stein of ESPN reported on Saturday afternoon that big man Jon Leuer agreed to sign with the Detroit Pistons. Leuer’s contract will pay him $42 million over four years:
Jon Leuer has landed a four-year deal worth $42 million with the Pistons, sources say https://t.co/YjtGcJuYRU
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 2, 2016
Leuer is leaving the Suns after just one season with them.
Tony Jones of The Salt Lake Tribune reported later in the afternoon that power forward Trevor Booker agreed to sign with the Nets:
Trevor Booker has reached an agreement to join the Brooklyn Nets, league sources tell The Salt Lake Tribune
— Tony Jones (@Tjonessltrib) July 2, 2016
Wojnarowski later reported the deal to be for two years and just over $18.5 million:
Source: Free agent Trevor Booker's deal with Brooklyn Nets: two-years, $18.5M-plus @Tjonessltrib 1st on an agreement
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojVerticalNBA) July 2, 2016
Booker is leaving the Jazz, with whom he spent two seasons. He previously played for the Washington Wizards.
Charania reported that forward Anthony Tolliver agreed to sign with the Sacramento Kings. Sam Amick of USA Today later added that the deal is worth $16 million over two years. However, only $2 million is guaranteed to Tolliver in the second year of the contract:
Anthony Tolliver to the Kings, two years, $16 million, I'm told. $2 million guaranteed in the 2nd season.
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 2, 2016
Tolliver leaves Detroit, where he spent two seasons with the Pistons.
On Saturday night, Charania reported that forward Wesley Johnson agreed to re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers. Johnson’s new deal will pay him $18 million over three years:
Vertical Sources: Free agent Wesley Johnson has agreed to a three-year, $18 million deal to re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers.
— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 3, 2016
Be sure to check out the Free Agency Tracker for the more significant free agents, and stay tuned to LWOS for full coverage of the NBA off-season.