Free Agency

Dallas Interferes with the Rockets’ Plans

The meticulous plan for Houston to add a star caliber player while keeping Chandler Parsons, a restricted free agent, has hit its first snare. Dallas has reached an agreement with Parsons on a three-year $46 million contract offer, ending any possible sign-and-trade scenarios with the Rockets. 

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Podcast: The Free Agency Standstill

LeBron James Wallpaper

A week of free agency is complete, as Zach Randolph, Dirk Nowitzki and Kyle Lowry have all stayed in place, while a few minor players have landed in new places. All activity has essentially been bottle necked by Carmelo Anthony and LeBron James as teams and other players await their decision. Rumors of James possibly returning to Cleveland have surfaced, while …

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Kings Willing to Let Thomas Walk

If Isaiah Thomas is going to continue his career in Sacramento, he must be willing to take a pay cut. The Kings are willing to sign the restricted free agent to a deal worth $5 or $6 million per year, well below his market value. 

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The Pursuit for Anthony Intensifies

For the first time in his 11-year career, Carmelo Anthony is an unrestricted free agent. Since the start of free agency, the 30-year-old forward has undergone a nationwide tour, with stops in Illinois, Texas and California to hear recruiting pitches. 

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Nowitzki Takes Less to Stay in Dallas

The Mavericks managed to sign their franchise player to a contract extension while still maintaining enough cap flexibility to continue to rebuild the roster. Dirk Nowitzki agreed to a three-year $30 million extension as Dallas looks to return to title contention. 

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Oklahoma City Hoping to Add Gasol

Oklahoma City doesn’t have much to offer in terms of a salary, but that isn’t stopping the team from pursuing top level free agents. Equipped with only the mid-level exception to offer, an asset that will enable the team to offer an incoming player $5.15 million a year, the team is looking for an upgrade at the center position. 

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Raptors Convince Lowry to Stay

Kyle Lowry conducted free agent meetings with other teams, but couldn’t pass up the opportunity to remain with the Raptors. After meeting with Houston general manager Daryl Morey once teams were able to contact free agents, Lowry ultimately agreed to stay in Canada. 

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Stephenson Wants More from Pacers

Indiana kicked off its free agency pursuit of Lance Stephenson with a private party. Along with the viewing of a moving honoring what Stephenson has been able to contribute to the Pacers since being selected in the second round of the 2010 NBA Draft, in addition to a five-year $44 million contract.

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Wizards Keep Gortat With 5-Year Deal

The most important aspect of the next deal for Marcin Gortat, a center that has played for four different in the past three years, was finding a true home. Washington delivered, offering the 30-year-old center a five-year $60 million contract to stay with the team. 

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Cavaliers Sign Irving to Long Term Deal

The team that selected first in the 2014 NBA Draft also make the initial strike in free agency. Any potential players looking to join the Cavaliers this summer now know All-Star point guard Kyrie Irving will be with the team for the next six years. 

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