Free Agency

Podcast: Fantasy Winners of the Summer

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The news of Kevin Love, LaMarcus Aldridge and Blake Griffin all declining an invitation to represent Team USA this summer has created a void in the front court as the team tries to defend its gold medal at the FIBA World Cup of Basketball starting next month. The absence of those three players could create a perfect opportunity for Sacramento …

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Love Withdraws from Team USA

There is uncertainty which team Kevin Love will play for next season, but the next jersey he puts on won’t belong to Team USA. For the second time this week, an All-Star power forward dismissed himself from the team representing the United States in the inaugural World Cup of Basketball. 

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Podcast: The Great Trade Debate

The Cavaliers have improbably landed the top pick in the NBA Draft three of the past four years and convinced LeBron James to return home. Cleveland is closing in on an agreement with Andrew Wiggins, the top pick in the 2014 Draft class. Any agreement between Wiggins and the Cavaliers could potentially delay a trade with Minnesota for All-Star forward …

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Hornets Strike Again in Free Agency

For the second summer in a row, Charlotte has been able to bolster its roster though free agency. The addition of Lance Stephenson once again provides an established player at a position of need for the Hornets. 

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Miami Retains Wade with Increased Offer

Miami found a way to convince its top recruiter to stay with the team. After opting out of a deal that would have paid him $42 million over the past two years, guard Dwyane Wade signed another contract over two seasons. 

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Wizards Move Quickly to Land Pierce

The void left behind by Trevor Ariza at the small forward position in Washington didn’t last long. Hours after losing Ariza to the Houston Rockets, the team found a replacement, signing veteran forward Paul Pierce to a two-year $10 million deal. The move allows Washington to remain one of the most formidable teams in the Eastern Conference today, while giving …

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Gasol Seeking a Title with Chicago

No matter how may different contract offers the Lakers presented to Pau Gasol, his intention in free agency was to join a team in championship contention. Los Angeles made two substantial proposals to the 7-foot forward, the first being a three-year deal worth $29 million, then countered with a two-year $23 million deal for the player that helped lead the …

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New York Convinces Anthony to Stay

Carmelo Anthony finally had his turn at free agency and after a nationwide recruiting campaign, he is settling where it started. New York has agreed to a five-year contract worth over $120 million to keep the seven-time All-Star with the team. 

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Bosh Signs Massive Extension with Heat

His teammate may have returned home, but Chris Bosh is keeping his talents in South Beach. Immediately after LeBron James announced his intentions of rejoining the Cavaliers, Miami increased its offer to its other free agent forward. 

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James Hoping to Reign in Cleveland

LeBron James is returning to the city where he promised to deliver a championship. First reported by Sports Illustrated, the most dominant player in the game is leaving Miami, the team he led to two championships and four straight appearances in the Finals to rejoin his hometown Cavaliers. 

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