While Lopez has not been the fit that he and the Lakers thought it could be thus far, the center says he has not had any discussions with his agent, Darren Matsubara, about the possibility of a buyout if his playing situation gets worse. “Obviously I realize it’s a contract year,” the California native said. “I realize my value, not just monetary value whether I would like it to be, I’d love it to be, [but] obviously, [Los Angeles is] home for me. I realize I’m in a contract year, but I’m not super concerned about it.”
August 4, 2021 | 11:13 am EDT Update
Josh Robbins: The Orlando Magic have reached an agreement on a two-year contract with Moe Wagner, league sources said.
Josh Robbins: The commitments to sign Robin Lopez and now Moe Wagner, in addition to the recent signings of rookies Jalen Suggs and Franz Wagner, would give Orlando 15 players under contract. However, Dwayne Bacon’s 2021-22 salary is nonguaranteed for a few more days.
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent C Tony Bradley has agreed to a one-year deal with the Chicago Bulls, source tells ESPN. Minimum deal for Bradley.
August 4, 2021 | 10:09 am EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Four-time All-Star guard Kemba Walker has agreed to a contract buyout with the Oklahoma City Thunder, and upon clearing waivers, plans to sign with the New York Knicks, sources tell ESPN.