Miles Bridges accepts offer from Hornets, Lonnie Walker goes to Nets

By Tyrell Feaster for Dailymail.Com and Reuters

06.19 3 July 2023, updated 06.19 3 July 2023

  • Veteran guard Eric Gordon agreed to join the Phoenix Suns and chase a ring
  • The Chicago Bulls are set to file a disabled player exception for Lonzo Ball
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Restricted free agent forward Miles Bridges is reportedly ready to sign his $7.9 million qualifying offer from the Charlotte Hornets.

Talks about a long-term deal between Bridges and the Hornets stalled and the 25-year-old decided to end negotiations with the team.

Instead of picking up an offer sheet from another team or a sign-and-trade, Bridges accepting the one-year deal will pave the way for him to be an unrestricted free agent next season.

Bridges will still face a 10-game suspension after pleading no contest to the domestic violence charge that caused him to miss the entire 2022-23 season. His suspension had originally been 30 games, but the league decided to shorten it to 10 based on the missed season.

Miles Bridges is ready to sign his $7.9 million qualifying offer from the Charlotte Hornets

Free agent point guard Eric Gordon has agreed to a deal with the Phoenix Suns, according to reports from Phoenix Shams Charania.

The 34-year-old was waived by the Los Angeles Clippers on June 28 in exchange for guaranteeing his contract.

Last season, Gordon averaged 12.4 points, 2.7 assists and just under two rebounds across 69 games in Los Angeles and with the Houston Rockets.

Gordon reportedly turned down city offers from other teams and considered a reunion in Houston as well as a move to Golden State before settling on Phoenix.

Eric Gordon has reportedly agreed to a deal to join the Phoenix Suns, according to Shams Charania

Domantas Sabonis gets to live quite a bit in Sacramento

Late Saturday night, All-NBA center Domantas Sabonis agreed to renegotiate and extend his contract with the Sacramento Kings for $217 million over five years. The deal will include $195 million in new wages.

Sabonis, who is 27 years old, averaged 19.1 points, 12.3 rebounds and 7.3 assists.

He was also named to the All-NBA third team.

Domantas Sabonis agreed to a reworked deal and extension with the Sacramento Kings

Jordan Clarkson is extending his time in Utah

Guard Jordan Clarkson is closing in on a three-year, $55 million contract extension to remain with the Utah Jazz, The Athletic reported.

Last week, Clarkson opted to pick up his $14.3 million player option for the 2023-24 season.

Clarkson, 31, averaged a career-high 20.8 points and 4.4 assists to go along with 4.0 rebounds in 61 games (all starts) last season.

Jordan Clarkson is closing in on a three-year, $55 million contract extension with the Utah Jazz

Patty Mills traded to Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder acquired guard Patty Mills from the Brooklyn Nets on Sunday in a deal that also involves the Houston Rockets, according to multiple reports.

Mills is a 14-year veteran who spent the last two seasons with the Nets after suiting up for the Spurs and Portland Trail Blazers earlier in his career.

The Thunder will also receive draft picks in the deal to take on Mills’ expiring $6.8 million contract.

Houston is also in the process of finalizing a trade for Nets point guard and veteran Patty Mills

Bulls must apply for Lonzo Ball waiver

The Chicago Bulls are set to file formal paperwork with the NBA in an attempt to recoup $10.2 million for injured guard Lonzo Ball, The Athletic reported Sunday.

The Bulls are trying to recoup some of the $20.5 million Ball is set to earn next season through a disabled player exception. He is also scheduled to be paid $21.4 million in 2024-25.

Ball, 25, has not played in an NBA game since Jan. 14, 2022, and is not expected to take the court for the Bulls next season. The No. 2 overall pick in 2017 has been dealing with a chronic left knee injury.

The Chicago Bulls are set to file for a disabled player exception for injured guard Lonzo Ball

Cody Zeller is headed to New Orleans

The New Orleans Pelicans and veteran center Cody Zeller agreed to a one-year, $3.1 million deal.

Zeller will be with his third team in three seasons after playing his first eight campaigns with the Charlotte Hornets.

Signed as a free agent by the Miami Heat in February, the 30-year-old averaged 6.5 points and 4.3 rebounds in 15 games (two starts).

Zeller played in 21 postseason games averaging 2.2 points and 2.3 rebounds as the Heat reached the NBA Finals before falling to the Denver Nuggets.

The New Orleans Pelicans and veteran center Cody Zeller agreed to terms on a one-year, $3.1 million deal.

Cory Joseph becomes the newest warrior

Veteran guard Cory Joseph has agreed to join the Golden State Warriors on a one-year deal.

Joseph averaged 6.9 points and 3.5 assists through 62 games with the Detroit Pistons.

He’s long been considered one of the better backup guards in the league, and at 32, he fits the Warriors’ win-now timeline.

Corey Joseph has agreed to sign a one-year contract with the Golden State Warriors

Lonnie Walker accepts Nets deal

Former LA Lakers guard Lonnie Walker IV has reportedly agreed to join the Brooklyn Nets.

Walker played in 56 games for LA before his playing time dwindled when the Lakers reworked their roster at the trade deadline.

He averaged 11.7 points and shot 36.5 percent from 3-point range.

Former LA Lakers guard Lonnie Walker IV has agreed to join the Brooklyn Nets via free agency

Justin Holiday joins the reigning champions

Veteran wing Justin Holiday has agreed to join the NBA champion Denver Nuggets and will likely compete to fill the hole left in Denver’s rotation by the departure of Bruce Brown.

Holiday is coming off a down season that saw him spend time with the Atlanta Hawks, Houston Rockets and finish the season with the Dallas Mavericks.

He averaged just 4.4 points and shot 58.6 percent from beyond the arc.

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