Free Agency

Westbrook Signs 3-Year Extension with Oklahoma City

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The rumor mill has one less superstar to churn through. Russell Westbrook ended any speculation about his future in Oklahoma City by signing a contract paying him $85.7 million over the next three seasons, bypassing an opportunity to become an unrestricted free agent next summer. Exactly one month after Kevin Durant departed for Golden State, the Thunder convinced its other …

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Podcast: Fantasy Impact From 2016 Free Agency

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Golden State appears poised to dominate the NBA for the foreseeable future, adding Kevin Durant to a squad that has made two consecutive trips to the Finals and winning the title in 2015. The Warriors enter the season as the favorites to win the championship in 2017, with 2/3 odds, but  judging just how quickly the team gels in a …

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Durant Opts for Golden State in Free Agency

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Kevin Durant took a drastic step to fix the one glaring omission on his Hall-of-Fame resume. Independence Day marked a new beginning for the four-time scoring champion, as he concluded to join the Warriors in an effort to secure his first NBA championship. Individual accolades — which Durant has plenty of — have piled up since he was selected by Oklahoma City …

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Celtics Have to Be Active at Trade Deadline

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The Celtics have perfected basketball’s difficult balancing act. The team has made a nearly flawless transition from an aging team coming off a championship and little cap room into a legitimate contender in the Eastern Conference. Boston is poised to secure its eighth playoff appearance in the last nine years, while also collecting the most impressive arsenal of future draft picks. …

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Thompson, Cavaliers End Contract Stalemate

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The holdout of Tristan Thompson in Cleveland has finally ended. A week before the start of the regular season, as the Cavaliers begin their road back to the NBA Finals in Chicago on Tuesday night, the two sides finally came to an agreement. Even though Thompson will only be a spot starter, he signed a five-year, $82 million contract. 

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Drummond Delaying Extension to Benefit Pistons

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Andre Drummond wants to be in Detroit for many years to come. He also wants the team to build a championship contender around him. So instead of signing a max deal prior to the Nov. 2 deadline, which would pay him $120 million over five seasons, the two sides agreed to a mutually beneficial decision to wait until July. By postponing the …

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Mavericks Hope Gamble on Matthews Pays Off

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The Mavericks are hoping plenty of shots are punctuated with Wesley Matthews launching an arrow drawn out of his imaginary quiver. The signature celebration from one of the most potent 3-point shooters in the league was forced to the sideline for the final 22 games of the season after Matthews tore his left Achilles’s tendon. Four months after watching the 6-foot-5 …

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Cavaliers and Thompson at Negotiating Standstill

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The breakout performer of the 2015 NBA playoffs now faces an uncertain future. As the deadline for Cleveland forward Tristan Thompson to sign a one-year, $6.8 million qualifying offer expired Thursday, he now stands in NBA purgatory. The 6-foot-9 forward is officially holding out for a long-term deal, meaning he has yet to participate in any team functions, including the …

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The Thompson Standstill in Cleveland

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If Cleveland brings back Tristan Thompson on a one-year, qualifying offer, it will be his final season with the team. The Cavaliers have been negotiating with the breakout star from the 2015 playoffs since the start of free agency over 40 days ago and as the process has stalled, Thompson’s agent Rich Paul has issued an ultimatum. Thompson can play …

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George Ready to Move Past His Injury

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What was supposed to be a showcase for Team USA as it prepared its journey to the 2014 FIBA World Cup of Tournament in Spain quickly became a gruesome scene. Early in the fourth quarter of the team’s initial scrimmage,  as James Harden sprinted towards the basket for a layup, Paul George chased him down and tried to deflect the shot …

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