NBA Offseason 2021: Aug. 4 roundup – - Techy Hunters


Wednesday, August 4, 2021

NBA Offseason 2021: Aug. 4 roundup –

Injuries limited Victor Oladipo to just four games with the Heat in 2020-21.

Keep track of all the latest NBA free agency news and reports as the 2021 NBA free agent period continues. (Team-by-team looks at every reported deal can be found here.)

Here are the top headlines so far:

Reports: Walker finalizing buyout with Thunder

• Oladipo, Heat reportedly reach deal

Hawks, Collins reportedly reach deal

• Report: Kanter headed back to Celtics

• Forbes reportedly returning to Spurs

• Magic, Wagner reportedly reach deal

• Bulls, center Bradley reportedly reach deal

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Oladipo reportedly returning to Heat

Former All-Star swingman Victor Oladipo will get another chance to show the Heat what he can do. Per Shams Charania of The Athletic, Oladipo and the Heat have agreed to a deal, but the terms of it are currently unknown.

The Heat landed Oladipo last season in a trade with the Houston Rockets, but he appeared in just four games in Miami. He had long wanted to play for the Heat but needed surgery on his right quadriceps tendon in early May.

Prior to joining Miami, the 29-year-old guard played 9 games for Indiana and 20 games for Houston this season.

1:32 p.m. ET

Report: Kanter headed back to Boston

Enes Kanter is returning to the Boston Celtics on a reported one-year deal, reports Shams Charania of The Athletic. This will mark Kanter’s second stop off with the Celtics in his career.

Kanter played for Boston in 2019-20, averaging 8.1 points and 7.4 rebounds and was ultimately traded to Portland in 2020 as part of a three-team deal. His 2020-21 campaign with Portland marked his second stint in three seasons with the Blazers and he averaged 11.2 ppg and 11.0 rpg. Kanter helped keep Portland afloat in the middle after Zach Collins was lost for the season and Jusuf Nurkic worked to recover from an injury suffered early in 2020-21.

11:57 a.m. ET

Bulls, Bradley reportedly reach deal

The Chicago Bulls are active in free agency for the third straight day, reaching a reported agreement with center Tony Bradley. Per reports, he has reached a short-term deal with the Bulls.

Picked No. 28 in the 2017 Draft, Bradley started last season with the Philadelphia 76ers before being dealt to the Oklahoma City Thunder in a three-team deal. Overall, he averaged 7.1 points and 5.7 rebounds per game in 2020-21, both of which were career highs.

11:18 a.m. ET

Magic, Wagner reportedly reach deal

The Orlando Magic drafted Franz Wagner a few weeks ago. Now, they’re apparently making sure the rookie has a familiar face in Orlando as the Magic and his brother, Mo Wagner, have reportedly reached a deal.

Wagner was traded to the Magic last season and took off in Orlando, averaging 11 points, 4.9 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game in 11 games (10 starts). The big man showed a solid 3-point stroke (37.2% in his time with Orlando) and is a part of the Magic’s future as they continue their rebuild.

10:54 a.m. ET

Reports: Walker finalizing buyout from Thunder

Former All-Star guard Kemba Walker is reportedly parting ways with the Thunder before ever playing a game for them. Per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and The Athletic’s Shams Charania, Walker is finalizing a buyout from Oklahoma City and will be signed by his hometown New York Knicks.

Walker, 31, was guaranteed more than $73 million over the next two seasons. But after helping the Celtics reach the Eastern Conference finals in the NBA bubble last season the four-time All-Star  was limited by knee injuries to 43 games in 2021; he missed the last two games of the first-round playoff loss to the Brooklyn Nets.

He was acquired by the Thunder in mid-June in a trade that brought Al Horford back to the Celtics.

> More on this reported news

10:04 a.m. ET

Hawks’ Collins reportedly staying put

The Atlanta Hawks have secured their young power forward for years to come, it seems. Per Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN and Sarah K. Spencer of The Atlanta-Journal Constitution, John Collins and the Hawks have agreed to a five-year, $125 million deal that includes a player option.

Last season, Collins averaged 17.6 points and 7.4 rebounds for the Hawks and opted to pass on an extension before the 2020-21 season began. That moved paid off as he played an instrumental role in Atlanta reaching its first Eastern Conference finals since 2015.

Earlier this offseason, the Hawks further secured the core of their team by agreeing to a maximum contract extension with All-Star guard Trae Young. Those moves, coupled with Atlanta’s promising young core of Clint Capela, Kevin Huerter and others in the fold make the Hawks a serious threat in the East for years to come.

> More on this reported deal

9:52 a.m. ET

Forbes reportedly returning to Spurs

Bryn Forbes will reportedly be returning for a second tour of duty in San Antonio, leaving the defending champion Bucks in favor of a contract with the Spurs per The Athletic’s Shams Charania.

Forbes averaged 10.0 points and shot 45.2% on 3-pointers in 70 appearances for the Bucks this season as they secured their first title in 50 years. He spent his previous four NBA seasons with the Spurs, averaging 11.2 and 11.8 points over the final two campaigns.

— 1:55 a.m. ET

If you missed them, here are the key reported deals from Aug. 3:

Anthony announces he’s headed to Lakers

Curry reportedly to ink historic extension with Warriors

DeRozan confirms he’s leaving Spurs

Drummond reportedly headed to 76ers

Team-by-team look at all reported deals so far

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