Eastern Notes: Ball, Nets, Knicks, Raptors, Siakam

The Bulls have officially announced the acquisition of Lonzo Ball in a sign-and-trade with the Pelicans, though the move remains under investigation by the NBA for tampering.Lonzo Ball

In return, the Pelicans received Tomas Satoransky, Garrett Temple and a future second-round pick.

Still, the possibility of jumping the gun on the trade is being looked into, and penalties could result, given that it was a “complicated sign-and-trade deal that was reported as being done the minute that free agency opened on Monday,” noted Luke Adams of Hoops Rumors.

Ball agreed to a four-year, $85 million contract to join the Bulls, per Shams Charania of The Athletic.

More from the East

  • Undrafted rookie guard David Duke Jr. has agreed to a contract, the team announced in a release. Duke is 6-foot-5 and started all 91 games at Providence, averaging career-highs of 16.8 points, 6.3 rebounds and 4.8 assists last season as a junior.
  • The Knicks have agreed to a two-way contract over two years with former Texas center Jericho Sims, according to Keith Smith of Spotrac. New York officially annouced the move in a press release. Sims is 6-10 and was selected with the No. 58 overall pick.
  • The Raptors have signed second-round pick David Johnson to a two-way contract, per the team. Johnson is a 6-5 shooting guard out of Louisville and was drafted with the No. 47 overall pick.
  • In case you missed it, Raptors forward Pascal Siakam is drawing interest from the Kings, Warriors and Clippers. You can check out that full story here.
  • Also, for our updated list of free agents by position, check out this link.

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