By Adrian Stewart Co
Two-time National Basketball Association (NBA) Most Valuable Player (MVP) Stephen Curry remains with the Golden State Warriors (GSW) after agreeing to a four-year, $215 million deal.
The deal was announced by Octagon Basketball’s Jeff Austin on Tuesday (Wednesday in the Philippines) making Curry the first player in history to sign two career $200 million-plus deals.
The Warriors, which nearly made the NBA playoffs last year despite a injury-hit roster, also signed to separate one-year contracts Otto Porter Jr. and Nemanja Bjelica.
Los Angeles Lakers, meanwhile, continued to shore up its lineup after agreeing to a one-year contract with forward Carmelo Anthony, according to his manager Bay Frazier.
The Lakers also bolstered its backcourt after also agreeing to one-year deals with Malik Monk and Kent Bazemore, and two-year contract with Kendrick Nunn.
The Lakers also renewed guard-forward Talen Horton-Tucker to a three-year, $32M deal, while the team lost forward Markieff Morris, who joined Miami Heat on a two-year deal.
Chicago Bulls, for its part, landed its second sign-and-trade deal this free agency after securing veteran guard DeMar DeRozan from the San Antonio Spurs.
In the deal, the Spurs will first sign DeRozan to a three-year, $85 million deal before shipping him to the Spurs for Al Farouq Aminu, Thaddeus Young, 2025 first-round pick and the 2022 and 2025 second round pick.
Brooklyn Nets also bolstered with backcourt after adding Australian guard Patty Mills on a two-year, $12 million contract, his agent Steven Heumann said.
The Nets also renewed to one-year deals forward Blake Griffin and Bruce Brown while also picking up free agent forward James Johnson on a one-year contract.
Other players who agreed to join their new teams were George Hill and Rodney Hood (Milwaukee Bucks), Andre Drummond (Philadelphia 76ers), Rudy Gay (Utah Jazz), Tony Snell (Portland Trail Blazers) and Sam Dekker (Toronto Raptors)./ASC, WDJ