Evan Turner
Trail Blazers' Evan Turner: Agrees to four-year deal with Portland
Evan Turner, SG, BOS
2:38 PM
News: Turner agreed to a four-year, $70 million deal with Portland Friday, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports.

After striking out on Chandler Parsons, the Trail Blazers decided to go in the direction of Turner. The 27-year-old brings a diverse skill set to the court with the ability to score, rebound and distribute at a high level, and he is coming off a 2015-16 season where he averaged 10.5 points, 4.9 rebounds and 4.4 assists in a reserve role with Boston. Most importantly, however, may be Turner's ability as a perimeter defender, something Portland is in desperate need of, and the wing should fit in nicely as either a starter or off the bench for the Blazers.

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Chandler Parsons
Grizzlies' Chandler Parsons: Agrees to max contract with Grizzlies
Chandler Parsons, SF, DAL
2:24 PM
News: Parsons agreed to a four-year max contract with the Grizzlies Friday, Tim MacMahon of ESPN reports.

The deal is expected to be worth $94 million over those four years, as Parsons will provide Memphis with scoring on the wing that has been absent over the past few years. The 27-year-old out of Florida is coming off a season that saw a slight dip in production, as he averaged just 13.7 points after three-straight seasons averaging over 15 points per game. That, on top of knee injury concerns, leaves some with their reservations surrounding the value of Parsons, but it was clear from the start that the only way to obtain him would be with a maximum offer. Parsons should serve as a focal point of the Grizzlies' offense alongside Marc Gasol and Mike Conley, should he re-sign with the team.

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Mirza Teletovic
Bucks' Mirza Teletovic: Agrees to deal with Bucks
Mirza Teletovic, PF, PHO
2:12 PM
News: Teletovic agreed to a three-year, $30 million deal with the Bucks Friday, Marc Stein of ESPN reports.

Teletovic is coming off the most productive season of his NBA career with the Suns where he averaged 12.2 points and 3.8 rebounds per game while shooting 39 percent from behind the arc. The 30-year-old forward will provide Milwaukee with some much-needed floor spacing off the bench and provide an outside stroke that is difficult to find on the team's current roster. He will also be reunited with head coach Jason Kidd, who he played under in Brooklyn.

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Jerryd Bayless
76ers' Jerryd Bayless: Agrees to deal with 76ers
Jerryd Bayless, PG, MIL
1:10 PM
News: Bayless agreed to a three-year, $27 million deal with the 76ers Friday, Jon Krawczynski of the AP reports.

Bayless is coming off a productive 2015-16 campaign with the Bucks where he averaged 10.4 points and 3.1 assists over 52 games. The 27-year-old will serve as the experienced point guard the 76ers have been looking for, and with the departure of Ish Smith this offseason, Bayless is in line to start at the position and have a very productive individual season as long as he stays healthy.

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O.J. Mayo
O.J. Mayo: Dismissed from NBA for at least two years
O.J. Mayo, SG, MIL
12:14 PM
News: Mayo was "dismissed and disqualified" from the NBA for violating the NBA/NBPA's Anti-Drug Program, Marc J. Spears of ESPN reports.

While the specifics of Mayo's violation are not known at this time, it will be two years before the 28-year-old shooting guard can appeal for reinstatement into the NBA. Once the top high school recruit in the country, Mayo has struggled mightily after a very promising start to his NBA career. Despite those struggles, Mayo likely would have had no issues finding a team this offseason given the lack of shooting guards in this free agent class, but now the former third overall pick will be out of work for at least two seasons.

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Andre Drummond
Pistons' Andre Drummond: Agrees to max deal with Pistons
Andre Drummond, C, DET
11:52 AM
News: Drummond agreed to a five-year, $130 million contract with the Pistons Friday, Marc Stein of ESPN reports.

Drummond's max deal is well-earned after a very productive fourth season in the NBA where the big man averaged 16.2 points, 14.8 rebounds and 1.4 blocks per game, and he is now averaging 13.2 points, 12.6 rebounds and 1.6 blocks over his NBA career. The supremely athletic big man is just 22 years old and already dominating on both sides of the ball, and he will be the centerpiece of the Piston's franchise going forward. Drummond has also managed to stay healthy as of late, playing and starting in 244 of the team's 246 regular season games over the past three seasons.

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Al Jefferson
Pacers' Al Jefferson: Agrees to three-year deal with Pacers
Al Jefferson, C, CHA
11:40 AM
News: Jefferson agreed to a three-year, $30 million contract with the Pacers Friday, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports.

Jefferson is coming off his least productive season since his second year in the NBA, averaging just 12.0 points and 6.4 rebounds per game, and he also only played in 47 games due to injury. At 31 years old, Jefferson is limited in his effectiveness as a low post player, especially with the league moving towards smaller, faster lineups. The Pacers are one of those teams that wants to play faster around star forward Paul George, so Jefferson will likely play majority of his minutes off the bench next season behind Myles Turner.

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Bradley Beal
Wizards' Bradley Beal: Agrees to max contract with Wizards
Bradley Beal, SG, WAS
10:30 AM
News: Beal agreed to a new contract with the Wizards Friday worth $128 million over five years, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports.

The only way the Wizards were going to maintain Beal this offseason was if they offered him a max contract, which is exactly what they did despite the 23-year-old's injury concerns to start his career. Beal has played four NBA seasons and is yet to play one in its entirety as he has fought various injuries along the way. The shooting guard's upside, however, is far too high to not take the risk, as Beal still has a lot of time to develop into an elite two-way guard. He has averaged 16.0 points, 3.7 rebounds and 3.0 assists per game while shooting 40 percent from behind the arc since joining the league in 2012.

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Sergey Karasev
Sergey Karasev: Signs with Russian team
Sergey Karasev, SG, BKN
10:28 AM
News: Karasev signed a contract Friday with B.C. Zenit Saint Petersburg of the Russian VTB United League, international basketball writer David Pick reports.

All of Karasev's comments heading into the offseason suggested he had ruled out a return to the Nets and was disenchanted with the idea of sticking around in the NBA in any capacity, so it doesn't come as much of a surprise that he'll return to his native Russia. In signing with Zenit, Karasev will have the opportunity to play under his father, Vasily, a former point guard for the Russian national team who is regarded as a basketball icon in the country. Karasev is just 22 years old, and while a return to North America can't be ruled out at some point down the road for a player that young, his familial ties to Zenit might make it more difficult than normal for an NBA team to lure him back over.

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Cleanthony Early
Cleanthony Early: Becomes unrestricted free agent
Cleanthony Early, SF, NY
9:54 AM
News: Early wasn't extended a qualifying offer by the Knicks prior to Thursday's deadline, making him an unrestricted free agent, Eric Pincus of Basketball Insiders reports.

It was also revealed earlier in the day that Early was nursing a strained hamstring that prevented him from practicing with the Knicks' summer league team, according to Steve Popper of The Record, but that likely didn't factor into the organization's decision not to extend a qualifying offer. Instead, it was Early's lack of impact across 56 games in his two seasons with the Knicks that had the most influence, as the forward averaged just 4.3 points (on 34.6% shooting from the field) and 2.2 rebounds over 14.3 minutes in those contests. Once he shakes of the hamstring ailment, Early will still suit up for the Knicks in the summer league, and there's a good possibility he'll end up re-signing with the club in free agency.

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