UNDATED (AP) — The defending NBA champion L.A. Lakers are adding Montrezl Harrell as a free agent from the Clippers, a person with knowledge of the deal tells the AP. That move, when finalized, will give the Lakers the top two finishers in last season’s Sixth Man of the Year voting. Harrell won the award; Dennis Schroder, who was acquired by the Lakers in a trade with Oklahoma City earlier this week, was second.
UNDATED (AP) — Marcus Morris is staying with the Clippers on a four-year deal, a person with knowledge told AP. ESPN, which first reported the agreement, said it was a $64 million contract. Morris averaged 16.7 points last season, starting the season in New York before getting traded to the Clippers. Patrick Patterson will also return. AP is told that will be on a one-year contract. Patterson averaged 4.9 points last season for the Clippers.
UNDATED (AP) — Trevor Ariza is on the move in a trade for the third time this week. A person with knowledge of the deal says the 35-year-old is going to Oklahoma City from Detroit along with Dallas’ Justin Jackson in a three-team trade. The Mavericks are sending Delon Wright to the Pistons for James Johnson. Ariza was sent from Portland to Houston two days before this week’s draft. Then he was shipped to Detroit on draft night. Dallas added Johnson to provide some toughness around young stars Luka Doncic and Kristaps Porzingis.
UNDATED (AP) — Jerami Grant is headed to Detroit on a three-year, $60 million deal, player representative Mike Kneisley says. Grant is coming off a season where he averaged 12.0 points for Denver, which wanted him back. The Pistons also received commitments Friday night from centers Mason Plumlee and Jahlil Okafor, people familiar with those deals told AP.