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Marcus Smart's time with the Boston Celtics could be limited after the two sides reportedly failed to reach an agreement on a contract extension Monday. Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN reported the news, although he granted Smart and the Celtics "were relatively close in talks." The lack of an extension means Smart will become a restricted free agent following the 2017-18 campaign. Smart has been with the Celtics his entire career since they drafted him out of Oklahoma State with the No. 6 overall pick in 2014. He has increased his scoring every season from 7.8 points per game as a rookie in 2014-15 to 9.1 points per game in 2015-16 and 10.6 in 2016-17. He also dished out a career-high 4.6 assists a night in 2016-17 as the Celtics reached the Eastern Conference Finals.
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The Milwaukee Bucks failed to negotiate a contract extension for Jabari Parker before Monday's deadline, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN. The small forward is now set to become a restricted free agent next summer. Parker is recovering from a torn ACL that will cause him to miss the start of this season. His plan is to return by February, per Stephen Watson of WISN 12 News. This was Parker's second ACL tear in his left knee since the Bucks selected him second overall in the 2014 draft. He has been limited to just 152 games out of a possible 246 in his three-year NBA career.
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Rockets center Clint Capela will become a restricted free agent next off-season, a person with knowledge of the Rockets' plans said. The team and its starting center will let the today's deadline to reach an agreement on a contract extension pass. Capela, 23,will begin his fourth season on Tuesday against the Warriors, but the Rockets have never signed one of their draft picks to a long-term extension while in their rookie contract. They will have the right to match any offer sheet he signs as a free agent in an off-season expected to be loaded with top talent and relatively little cap room. Capela said he was unconcerned with being a free agent after the season.
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Julius Randle will not likely sign an extension with the Los Angeles Lakers before Monday's deadline. According to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN.com, the two sides had "cordial conversations" but weren't able to come to an agreement due to cap issues. Randle, who is set for his fourth season in the NBA, will become a restricted free agent next summer. The Lakers have developed a quality young core of players, and the power forward certainly has a chance to be one of them. After he was limited to just 14 minutes in his first season, he has been a valuable commodity in the frontcourt over the past two years with averages of 12.2 points and 9.5 rebounds per game.
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LaMarcus Aldridge has agreed to a three-year, $72.3 million contract extension with the San Antonio Spurs, league sources tell The Vertical. Aldridge extension starts in 2019-'20. He will opt into his $22.3M for 2018-'19 season and will be signed through the 2020-'21 season. While this extension resolves Aldridge's short-term future with the Spurs, it's somewhat surprising. The five-time All-Star has had an underwhelming two-season tenure in San Antonio. Aldridge has averaged 17.6 points and 7.9 rebounds per game for the Spurs. In nine years with the Portland Trail Blazers, he averaged 19.4 points and 8.4 rebounds.
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Portland Trail Blazers center Jusuf Nurkic is reportedly planning to test the market as a restricted free agent following the 2017-18 NBA season after not receiving a contract extension offer from the team. Shams Charania of The Vertical provided the update on Nurkic's plans Friday. The 23-year-old Bosnia and Herzegovina native enjoyed a strong finish to last season after the Blazers acquired him in a February trade with the Denver Nuggets. He averaged 15.2 points, 10.4 rebounds, 3.2 assists, 1.9 blocks and 1.3 steals across 20 games with Portland.
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Andrew Wiggins won't be hitting restricted free agency next summer, as the young wing agreed to a multiyear contract extension Wednesday, the team announced. Shams Charania of The Vertical reported Wiggins' contract is a five-year, $146.5 million max deal with no player option. That $146.5 million figure is based on the NBA's projected $101 million salary cap for the 2018-19 season, which is still subject to change.
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The Cleveland Cavaliers are preparing to ship forward Richard Jefferson and guard Kay Felder to the Atlanta Hawks, according to The Vertical's Shams Charania. The Hawks will also receive two future (2019, 2020) second-round picks and cash in return, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, who also reports that Atlanta intends to waive Jefferson and Felder. Both players will become free agents after clearing waivers.
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Breaking: 76ers center Joel Embiid has agreed to a 5-yr, $148 million designated rookie scale maximum contract extension. (via @wojespn) If Embiid meets the super max criteria over course of deal, he could earn as much as $178M. The Kansas product has appeared in 31 total games since the 76ers selected him with the No. 3 overall pick in the 2014 draft. Embiid's potential was on full display last season when he earned a first-team All-Rookie nod with 20.2 points, 7.8 rebounds and 2.5 blocks per game. He is one of the primary figures from the organization's rebuild and a reason for optimism as it looks to reach the postseason for the first time since the 2011-12 campaign. explained "the designated exception—termed 'The Super Max'—allows Embiid to earn a higher percentage of the salary cap—and potentially millions of dollars more—if he meets criteria over the course of the deal." The criteria includes winning the Defensive Player of the Year or MVP, as well as making All-NBA teams.
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The Denver Nuggets and shooting guard Gary Harris reportedly agreed to terms Saturday on a four-year, $84 million contract extension, according to ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski. CBS Sports' Matt Moore first reported Sept. 26 the two sides were "very close" to hammering out a deal before the Oct. 16 deadline. Following a forgettable rookie year, the Michigan State product made a leap during the 2015-16 campaign and averaged 12.3 points on 46.9 percent shooting from the field and 35.4 percent shooting from three.
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