Tag Archives: NBA Free Agency

Podcast: LeBron James Inks $100 Million Deal

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LeBron James became the highest paid player in the NBA for the first time in his 13-year career Friday afternoon. Cleveland retained the four-time MVP by signing him to a three-year, $100 million contract extension. The deal will pay James $31 million next year, the most in the NBA, and $33.3 million in 2017-18, the highest in league history.

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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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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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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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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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Harris Embracing Leadership Role in Orlando

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Incentives were in place if Tobias Harris left the Magic and signed a free agent deal in a major market. Nike was prepared to offer an upgrade to his endorsement deal if he landed with either the Lakers, Clippers, Nets, Knicks or Bulls. Sacramento even presented the 23-year-old forward with a lucrative offer to leave the Magic. 

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Chandler a Perfect Fit for the Suns

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Professionalism has become a chronic issue in Phoenix over the past two years and the organization has an ongoing issue with one of its rotation players. The strife within the organization makes the off-season signing of center Tyson Chandler so much more important. As Chandler has bounced around the NBA during his 14-year career, he has been able to provide …

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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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Knight Carves Out a Home in Phoenix

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Typically dynamic point guards displaying the ability to consistently improve don’t have trouble finding a place in the NBA. The demand for production at the position has never been higher, with 12 of the projected 30 starters at the position earning at least one selection to an All-Star team. Brandon Knight has proven to be up for the challenge and appears …

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Return of Love Solidifies Cavaliers

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Kevin Love was true to his word. All season long, he reiterated his intentions to remain with the Cavaliers, only skepticism crept up as erratic rotations saw Love benched for prolonged periods of time throughout the regular season. Once Cleveland was defeated in the NBA Finals by the Warriors, Love persisted he would remain with the team, only he opted …

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