NBA Free Agency failed to take a day off, despite it being the Nation’s Independence day on Friday. And even though it wasn’t the firework show that was Thursday, July 4th still had it’s moments.
In case you missed any of the signings or rumors, we have you covered as we officially head into the weekend.
Let’s get the July 5th NBA free agency roundup started.
The Utah Jazz get a huge piece, trade for Toronto’s Steve Novak.
Toronto has traded Steve Novak to the Utah Jazz, league source tells Yahoo Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 4, 2014
Spencer Hawes takes his talents to the Clippers, bypassing the Blazers.
Free agent Spencer Hawes has reached agreement on a four-year, $23M deal with the Los Angeles Clippers, league sources tell Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 4, 2014
Hawes passed on Blazers MLE offer Thursday, sources say. Chose between Clippers MLE and Suns space. Blazers moved on, signing Chris Kaman. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 5, 2014
Doc Rivers is trying to work a sign and trade for Paul Pierce, possibly in exchange for J.J. Redick. Hold your laughter.
Doc Rivers trying to work sign-and-trade w/ Cavs for Hawes, preserving Clippers exception to still target Paul Pierce, sources tell Y.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 5, 2014
Unless Clippers are willing to trade JJ Redick or first-round picks to Nets for Paul Pierce, a sign-and-trade is unlikely, sources tell Y — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 5, 2014
Marvin Williams has been in discussions with the Magic, Hornets, Heat, Spurs, Clippers, Suns and Wizards.
Marvin Williams solidly on “next” line for threes after top four/five. Talking with Spurs, Heat, Wizards, Hornets, Clips, Magic, Suns. — David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 4, 2014
Luol Deng may be on the verge of agreeing on a deal with the Atlanta Hawks.
Told talks advancing between free-agent F Luol Deng (Cavs) and Hawks, though nothing final.
— Sam Amico (@SamAmicoFSO) July 5, 2014