The fifth day of the NBA’s 2016 free agent period was the quietest yet, but there were still a handful of interesting stories to follow, including the fates of two longtime stars who have spent their entire careers with one team. While Dirk Nowitzki reached an agreement to re-sign with the Mavericks, Dwyane Wade remains locked in a stalemate with the Heat.
In case you weren’t able to follow along with our updates throughout the fifth day of free agency, a recap of the day’s highlights can be found below. We’ll provide these daily recaps through the last day of the July moratorium on Wednesday. Going forward though, be sure to keep tabs on our free agent tracker for all the latest updates on contract agreements for free agents.
- Dirk Nowitzki, F (Mavericks): Two years, $40MM
- Gerald Henderson, G (Sixers): Two years, $18MM
- Jason Smith, F/C (Wizards): Three years, $16MM
- Mindaugas Kuzminskas, F (Knicks): Two years, $6MM
- David West, F (Warriors): One year, minimum salary
- Willy Hernangomez, C (Knicks): At least three years, salary unknown
- The Spurs will send F Boris Diaw to the Jazz in exchange for the rights to G Olivier Hanlan.
- The Magic will send G Shabazz Napier to the Trail Blazers in exchange for cash considerations.
Other notable news/rumors:
- Dwyane Wade is reportedly seeking either $50MM over two years, or a guaranteed third year on his new contract, and remains at an impasse with the Heat. Wade is said to have received a two-year, $50MM+ offer from the Nuggets, and will meet with Denver on Wednesday. However, he canceled his previously-scheduled meeting with the Bucks.
- Teams have been inquiring about LeBron James, who is still a free agent, but agent Rich Paul has been “politely” informing those clubs that his client isn’t leaving the Cavaliers.