DeAndre Jordan has chosen the Dallas Mavericks over the Los Angeles Clippers in what turned into a tense boom-or-bust wait for Dallas in pursuit of the free-agent center.
Two people familiar with the deal tell the Associated Press that the NBA rebounding leader agreed to terms Friday on a contract that could be worth $80 million. Deals can't be completed and signed until July 9.
Jordan, who turns 27 on July 21, led the NBA in rebounding the past two seasons and is coming off career-best averages of 11.5 points and 15.0 rebounds.
The 6-11 Houston native figures to have a more prominent role in Dallas after being mostly an alley-oop and second-chance option behind Chris Paul and Blake Griffin in Los Angeles.
The Mavericks also reached an agreement with Portland Trail Blazers shooting guard Wesley Matthews on a four-year contract worth approximately $13 million per year.
The 6-5 Matthews was having a very productive year this past season when he averaged 16.1 points and shot 44.9 percent from the field in 59 games for the Blazers. However, in a March 5 game against Dallas, Matthews was carried off the floor after he suffered a season-ending left torn Achilles' tendon.
Matthews subsequently underwent surgery, but reportedly will be healthy by the time training camp opens this fall.
Knicks find a center
Robin Lopez is joining the New York Knicks, turning the city's NBA rivalry into a family affair.
Lopez agreed to sign with New York and will play just across town from twin brother and Brooklyn Nets center, Brook.
The deal for Lopez could be worth $54 million over four years. His contract can't be signed until July 9.
Lopez wrote on Twitter that he was "excited to part of the (hash) Knicks legacy," adding that it would be like the musical "On the Town" only with "way more box outs & dunks."
The 7-footer has averaged 8.2 points, 5.0 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over seven seasons with three teams.
The Knicks, who have also reportedly agreed to a two-year $16 million deal with shooting guard Arron Afflalo, have shown interest in former Timberwolves No. 2 overall pick Derrick Williams.
The 6-8 Williams has been a disappointment since the Wolves took him second in the 2011 NBA draft. He's averaged 9.3 points and 4.3 rebounds.
Rockets keep Brewer
The Rockets reached deals with former Timberwolves forward Corey Brewer and Patrick Beverley to keep them in Houston. Brewer agreed to a three-year, $24 million deal. Beverley got a four-year, $23.4 million deal.
Kings fill backcourt
After missing targets at the start of free agency, Sacramento finally filled out its backcourt.
The Kings reached agreements with point guard Rajon Rondo and shooting guard Marco Belinelli, securing the two positions the team coveted most this summer.
Rondo's deal is for one year and $10 million, a person with direct knowledge of the agreement said. Belinelli's contract is for $19 million and three years, a second person familiar with that deal said.
Belinelli has played the past two seasons with San Antonio. He averaged 9.2 points and 22.4 minutes in 62 games with the Spurs last season. Rondo is averaging 10.8 points, 8.3 assists and 3.6 rebounds in nine seasons.
Neal to join Wizards
Shooting guard Gary Neal agreed to a $2.1 million, one-year contract with Washington. Agent David Bauman says Neal wanted to join a playoff team after finishing last season with the Timberwolves.
Neal, 30, has averaged 9.9 points and 38.1-percent shooting on three-point attempts during five NBA season with four franchises.
He was traded to Minnesota by Charlotte in February.
Spurs name Hammon
Becky Hammon is about to become the first woman to serve as the head coach of an NBA summer league team.
The San Antonio Spurs announced Friday that Hammon, a former WNBA All-Star, will lead the Spurs during summer league play in Las Vegas. Hammon became the first full-time paid female NBA assistant coach last season. In the WNBA, she played 16 seasons with New York and San Antonio.