2018 NBA free agency rumors, trades, updates: LeBron's reps to visit 76ers; Nuggets working to meet with James – CBSSports.com
In a shockingly underwhelming announcement, LeBorn James announced his free agency decision via a press release on Twitter. Can’t say nobody saw that one coming. In a tweet from his agency, Klutch Sports, it was announced that James will sign a four-year, $154 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. That’s right, James is taking his talents to Southern California.
Meanwhile, Chris Paul is staying with the Rockets, Paul George is — surprisingly — re-signing with the Thunder and Kevin Durant looks like he’ll be sticking around with the Warriors. In other news, Aaron Gordon is returning to the Magic on a hefty four-year deal. Trevor Ariza is jumping to the Suns on a shocking one-year deal, while the Raptors are re-signing Fred VanVleet.
To keep all the rumors surrounding free agency — and Kawhi news — straight, we’ll continue to update this post with the latest updates on reported deals, trades and negotiations. Happy NBA offseason!
Sunday, July 1 Report: Noel gaining interest across the league
Nerlens Noel is an unrestricted free agent and he’s gaining some interest across the league. Teams interested in him include the Lakers, Wizards, Thunder and Pelicans according to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports. (10:49 p.m. ET)
Report: Aaron Gordon agrees to $84 million deal
Aaron Gordon is staying in Orlando. According to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports, the Magic forward has agreed to a four-year $84 million deal. This is a big pay day for Gordon. Full story (10:43 p.m. ET)
Report: Lance joins LeBron in L.A.
Lance Stephenson and LeBron James will be playing on the same team. According to Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports, Stephenson has agreed to a deal with the Lakers in what is the most bizarre signing