Kings’ Yogi Ferrell: Joining Sacramento

Ferrell agreed to a two-year, $6.2 million contract with the Kings on Friday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

Ferrell, who backed out of an agreed-upon two-year contract with the Mavericks on Thursday, has decided to take his talents to Sacramento. The second-year point guard out of Indiana played all 82 games last season, averaging 10.2 points, 3.0 rebounds and 2.5 assists across 27.8 minutes. Considering De’Aaron Fox’s presence on the team, it may be tough for Ferrell to see that kind of run again this year. As a result, he can likely be avoided in most Fantasy drafts.

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Magic’s Dakari Johnson: Dealt to Orlando

Johnson was traded to the Magic on Friday in exchange for Rodney Purvis, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

With both Steven Adams and Nerlens Noel in the fold for OKC, Johnson was unlikely to see significant run anytime soon. Though now behind the likes of Nikola Vucevic, Mo Bamba and possibly Khem Birch, Orlando’s status as a rebuilding team gives Johnson greater potential for playing time. He was a force in the G-League last season in 10 games for the Oklahoma City Blue, averaging 23.3 points, 10.0 rebounds, 3.0 assists and 1.2 blocks while shooting 58.4 percent from the field.

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Thunder’s Rodney Purvis: Dealt to Thunder

Purvis was traded to the Thunder on Friday, Shams Charania of Yahoo reports.

The Thunder will send Dakari Johnson to Orlando in a move that looks to be a low-level salary dump. Johnson’s contract for next season is guaranteed at $1.4 million, while Purvis is on a non-guaranteed deal, which the Thunder will likely look to shed.

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Myke Henry: Let go by Memphis

Henry was waived by the Grizzlies on Friday, Michael Wallace of the Grizzlies’ official site reports.

The Grizzlies are signing Yuta Watanabe to a contract, but had to waive someone to make room — Henry being that casualty. He appeared in 20 games for Memphis last season, averaging 5.4 points, 1.9 rebounds, 1.6 steals and 1.1 assists across 18.9 minutes.

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Lakers’ Michael Beasley: Joins Lakers

Beasley agreed to a one-year, $3.5 million contract with the Lakers on Friday, Chris Haynes of ESPN.com reports.

Beasley had a career resurgence last season with the Knicks, with his 22.3 minutes per game being his biggest role since 2011-12. He averaged 13.2 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game while shooting 50.7 percent from the field and 39.5 percent from deep. However, in joining LA, it’s unclear if he’ll be able to maintain the same usage, as he plays the same position(s) as LeBron James, Brandon Ingram and Kyle Kuzma.

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Mavericks’ Raymond Spalding: Will ink four-year deal

Spalding agreed to a four-year deal with the Mavericks on Thursday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

Spalding was the No. 56 overall pick in the 2018 NBA Draft after three solid seasons at Louisville where he averaged 8.1 points and 6.3 rebounds over 100 games. A route to playing time behind Dirk Nowitzki and DeAndre Jordan will be tough to find for Spalding, as Dwight Powell and Maxi Kleber are the current favorites to soak up reserve frontcourt minutes.

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76ers’ Richaun Holmes: Dealt to Phoenix

Holmes was traded to the Suns on Friday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

The terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed, but the 76ers will receive some amount of cash considerations in exchange for Holmes, per Charania. Holmes appeared in 48 games and averaged 15.5 minutes per game with the 76ers last season, and while he typically played well when given the chance, his opportunities were somewhat sporadic with Joel Embiid entrenched as the No. 1 center. The writing may have been on the wall after Philadelphia acquired Mike Muscala from Atlanta on Thursday, and Holmes will now head to a Suns team that also has a fair amount of depth at center. Rookie Deandre Ayton figures to have a strong grasp on the starting job, while veteran Tyson Chandler will battle Marquese Chriss — as well as Holmes — for reserve minutes. The 24-year-old is under contract for just over $1.6 million in 2018-19.

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76ers’ Jonah Bolden: Signs rookie deal with Sixers

Bolden agreed to a four-year rookie contract with the Sixers on Friday, Shams Charania of Yahoo reports.

A second-round pick in 2017, Bolden spent last season overseas as a draft-and-stash player. The former UCLA Bruin agreed to a deal that will pay him roughly $7 million over four years, though the contract does include team options — likely for the final two years. The implication is that Bolden will come over to join the Sixers for the 2018-19 season, but he’ll likely play a relatively minor role as he adjusts to the NBA game.

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Raptors’ Chris Boucher: Signs camp deal with Toronto

Boucher signed a training camp deal with the Raptors on Friday, Shams Charania of Yahoo Sports reports.

After playing under a two-way contract with Golden State last season, Boucher joined the Raptors for summer league and was impressive in that short stint. He’ll now have a legitimate shot at making the team’s final roster in training camp, especially considering Jakob Poeltl’s depature to the Spurs as a piece in the Kawhi Leonard trade, as Toronto is fairly light on quality frontcourt depth.

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Warriors’ Stephen Curry: Posts triple-double in victorious Game 2

Curry scored 32 points (7-17 FG, 4-11 3Pt, 14-14 FT) to go along with 11 assists, 10 rebounds and one steal across 36 minutes during Sunday’s 132-113 victory over the Cavaliers.

Curry was terrific as a playmaker again, making several highlight reel assists, and he rounded out his first career postseason triple-double with a strong showing on the glass. He struggled a bit from the field but still came within one point of Kevin Durant’s team lead in scoring thanks to a perfect effort from the foul line. Curry is averaging 30 points, 10.5 assists, eight rebounds, five treys and two steals per game this series and will look to keep it up in Game 3 on the road after helping his club protect home court.

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