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NBA Rundown: Wizards trade for Burke, agree with Satoransky

By adding Trey Burke and Tomas Satoransky to the backcourt, and Andrew Nicholson and Ian Mahinmi to the frontcourt, all in a span of about 24 hours, the Washington Wizards attempted to improve their roster depth after missing the playoffs last season.

According to a person familiar with the moves, the Wizards will acquire Burke by trading a 2021 second-round draft pick to the Utah Jazz. They also agreed Sunday to a $9 million, three-year contract with Satoransky.

The Wizards will contribute $650,000 toward Satoransky’s buyout from the Spanish club he has been with, the maximum amount NBA teams can pay. Satoransky was drafted in the second round in 2012 by Washington but has remained overseas since then.

The person confirmed the Burke and Satoransky deals to the Associated Press, speaking on condition of anonymity because there is an NBA moratorium on such moves until next Thursday.

Also Sunday, Washington agreed to a $26 million, four-year contract with Nicholson, a free-agent power forward who has spent his entire four-year NBA career with the Orlando Magic. Nicholson’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, confirmed the terms of the deal to the AP.

Nicholson wrote on Twitter: “Truly blessed and honored to be part of the wizards organization! Thank you for this opportunity (and) can’t wait to be in uniform!”

Last season, the Wizards went 41-41 to finish 10th in the Eastern Conference, after making two trips in a row to the second round of the playoffs.

Jamal Crawford goes back to Clippers

Jamal Crawford is showing no signs of slowing down, and the Los Angeles Clippers are paying him accordingly.

Crawford agreed to stay with the Clippers on Sunday, accepting a $42 million, three-year contract offer, a person familiar with the negotiations told the AP.

Crawford had interest from other clubs, and was believed to have received a sizable offer from Philadelphia. But the Clippers countered at a level that Crawford apparently wanted, and he’s staying in Los Angeles.

Hawks reach 2-year deal with Delaney

A person familiar with the negotiations tells the AP that guard Malcolm Delaney, a Euroleague star, has agreed to a $1.49 million, two-year contract offer from the Atlanta Hawks.

The deal is guaranteed.

The 6-foot-3 Delaney, from Virginia Tech, was an all-Euroleague All-Star in his second season playing for the Russian team Lokomotiv Kuban. He will be a candidate to play behind point guard Dennis Schroder, the team’s new starter after Jeff Teague was traded to Indiana.

Delaney, 27, was not drafted out of Virginia Tech in 2011.

Garrett Temple getting deal with Kings

Garrett Temple is going back to Sacramento.

A person familiar with the negotiations told the AP on Sunday that the combo guard has accepted a $24 million, three-year contract offer from the Kings.

It will be the second stint with the Kings for Temple, who appeared in five games for Sacramento in the 2009-10 season. He’s also played for Washington, San Antonio, Charlotte, Houston and Milwaukee.

“Ready to start a new chapter,” Temple wrote on Twitter. “So happy to be back in SAC!!! Love the fact that I’ll be here a little longer this time.”

The 30-year-old Temple spent the last four seasons with the Wizards.

Rajon Rondo goes to Chicago; 2 years, $30M

Rajon Rondo has a new beginning in Chicago, and the Bulls have a new starting point guard.

The four-time All-Star agreed Sunday on a $30 million, two-year deal, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told the AP.

Rondo becomes the Bulls’ replacement at point guard for Derrick Rose, the former NBA MVP who was traded to the New York Knicks last month.

Chicago becomes Rondo’s fourth team in less than two years. He spent his 8 ½ seasons in Boston, winning a championship with the Celtics in 2008. The Celtics traded him to Dallas in December 2014, and Rondo spent last season in Sacramento.

Rondo averaged 11.9 points and an NBA-best 11.7 assists with the Kings. Last season was the fourth in which Rondo averaged a double-double, and the first time he did so since 2012-13 — the last of his four All-Star seasons with the Celtics.


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