Restricted free agent forward Miles Bridges is prepared to sign his $7.9 million qualifying offer from the Charlotte Hornets, according to reports.
Talks towards a long-term deal between Bridges and the Hornets stalled and the 25-year-old decided to end negotiations with the team.
Rather than purse an offer sheet from another team or a sign-and-trade, Bridges agreeing to the one-year deal will pave the way for him to be an unrestricted free agent next offseason.
Bridges will still be facing a 10-game suspension after pleading no contest in the domestic violence case that caused him to miss the entire 2022-23 season. His suspension had originally been 30 games, but the league decided to shorten it to 10 based off the missed season.
Miles Bridges is prepared to sign his $7.9 million qualifying offer from the Charlotte Hornets
Free agent point guard Eric Gordon has agreed to a deal with the Phoenix Suns, according to reports from Shams Charania.
The 34-year-old was waived by the Los Angeles Clippers back on June 28 as opposed to guaranteeing his contract.
Last season, Gordon averaged 12.4 points, 2.7 assists, and just under two rebounds across 69 games in Los Angeles and with the Houston Rockets.
Gordon reportedly turned town offers from other teams and was considering a reunion in Houston as well as a move to Golden State before settling on Phoenix.
Eric Gordon has reportedly agreed to a deal to join the Phoenix Suns, per Shams Charania
Domantas Sabonis gets a big deal to stay in Sacramento
Late Saturday night All-NBA center Domantas Sabonis agreed to renegotiate and extend his contract with the Sacramento Kings for $217 million over five years. The deal will include $195 million in new salary.
Sabonis who is 27-years-old averaged 19.1 points, 12.3 rebounds and 7.3 assists.
He was also named to the All-NBA third team.
Domantas Sabonis agreed to a reworked deal and extension with the Sacramento Kings
Jordan Clarkson extends his time in Utah
Guard Jordan Clarkson is finalizing a three-year, $55 million contract extension to remain with the Utah Jazz, The Athletic reported.
Last week, Clarkson elected to pick up his $14.3 million player option for the 2023-24 season.
Clarkson, 31, averaged a career-high 20.8 points and 4.4 assists to go along with 4.0 rebounds in 61 games (all starts) last season.
Jordan Clarkson is finalizing a three-year, $55 million contract extension with the Utah Jazz
Patty Mills traded to Thunder
The Oklahoma City Thunder acquired guard Patty Mills from the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday in a deal that also involves the Houston Rockets, according to multiple reports.
Mills is a 14-year-veteran that spent the last two seasons with the Nets after suiting up for the Spurs and Portland Trail Blazers earlier in his career.
The Thunder will also receive draft picks in the deal in order to take Mills’ $6.8-million expiring contract.
Houston is also in talks to finalize a trade for Nets point guard and veteran Patty Mills
Bulls to file for Lonzo Ball exception
The Chicago Bulls are set to file formal paperwork with the NBA in an effort to recoup $10.2 million for injured guard Lonzo Ball, The Athletic reported Sunday.
The Bulls are trying to get back some of the $20.5 million Ball is set to make next season through a disabled player exception. He also is scheduled to be paid $21.4 million in 2024-25.
Ball, 25, has not played in an NBA game since Jan. 14, 2022, and he is not expected to take the court for the Bulls next season either. The No. 2 overall draft pick in 2017 has been dealing with a chronic left knee injury.
The Chicago Bulls are set to file for a disabled player exception for injured guard Lonzo Ball
Cody Zeller is headed to New Orleans
The New Orleans Pelicans and veteran center Cody Zeller agreed to a one-year deal for $3.1 million.
Zeller will be with his third team in three seasons after playing his first eight campaigns with the Charlotte Hornets.
The 30-year-old was signed as a free agent by the Miami Heat in February and averaged 6.5 points and 4.3 rebounds in 15 games (two starts).
Zeller played in 21 postseason games, averaging 2.2 points and 2.3 rebounds, as the Heat reached the NBA Finals before falling to the Denver Nuggets.
The New Orleans Pelicans and veteran center Cody Zeller agreed to a one-year $3.1M deal
Cory Joseph to become the newest Warrior
Veteran guard Cory Joseph has agreed to join the Golden State Warriors on a one-year deal.
Joseph averaged 6.9 points and 3.5 assists through 62 games with the Detroit Pistons.
He has long been regarded as one of the better reserve guards around the league and at 32-year-old he fits the Warriors win-now timeline.
Corey Joseph has agreed to sign a one-year contract with the Golden State Warriors
Lonnie Walker agrees to Nets deal
Former LA Lakers guard Lonnie Walker IV has agreed to join the Brooklyn Nets according to reports.
Walker featured in 56 games for LA before his playing time diminished when the Lakers reworked their roster at the trade deadline.
He averaged 11.7 points and shot 36.5 percent from 3-point range.
Former LA Lakers guard Lonnie Walker IV has agreed to join the Brooklyn Nets via free agency
Justin Holiday joins the reigning champs
Veteran wing Justin Holiday has agreed to join the NBA champion Denver Nuggets and will likely compete to fill the hole left in Denver’s rotation by the departure of Bruce Brown.
Holiday is coming off of a down season that saw him spend time with the Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets, and finish the season with the Dallas Mavericks.
He averaged only 4.4 points and shot 58.6 percent from beyond the arc.