Zach Lowe: Not a shocker, but sources say Josh McRoberts has officially picked up his $6M player option for next season.
Chris Bosh has told family members that an agreement has been struck among the NBA, the Heat, the union and himself for Bosh to part ways with the Heat at some point in the coming months, with the Heat receiving maximum cap relief, an NBA-employed source said in early May and reiterated Tuesday.
The source said in early May that Bosh had reached a unique agreement that would purge him from the Heat’s cap before the start of free agency but also give him the opportunity to play again, if he chose, without salary-cap consequences for the Heat.
The Wizards have no intention of letting Porter walk, but they’ll have to overpay to keep him. Even if Porter accepts a deal in the range of what Beal makes over five seasons (the Wizards can give him one more year than other teams, so he would make five years and about $115-120 million in that case), the team will be setting itself up to pay its top three players $65-70 million per year. That number will spike when Wall gets an extension.
Milwaukee Bucks general manager John Hammond has agreed to a five-year contract to join the Orlando Magic’s front office as GM, league sources told The Vertical. Hammond will reunite with new Magic president of basketball operations Jeff Weltman to try to revive the foundering franchise.