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Even though Kevin Durant still has one more season to play on his contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder, speculation has already started about where he might be when the 2016-17 season begins.
Continue for updates.
Durant Suitors Emerge
Tuesday, July 7
With the NBA salary cap set to increase …Kevin Durant
LOS ANGELES — For his entire NBA career, Blake Griffin has been tighter than tight with DeAndre Jordan, the two at times commiserating over how much Los Angeles Clippers business in the past and future revolves around Chris Paul.
So now that Jordan has bolted via free agency for the Dallas Mavericks …DeAndre Jordan
Kyrie Irving and Cleveland Cavaliers head coach David Blatt drink from the same water bottle.
Blatt made some waves at a business conference in Israel when he declared that the Cavaliers would win a title next season, per Keith Britton of 92.3 The Fan in Cleveland. Irving has now matched his …Cleveland Cavaliers
LeBron James reportedly won't talk to the Cavs until a teammate who has the same agent gets a contract
Contract negotiations between the Cleveland Cavaliers and free agent LeBron James haven't begun, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst.
While everyone considers LeBron re-signing with the Cavs a mere formality, negotiations are on hold for now.
Windhorst reports that LeBron's agent, Rich Paul, has …Lebron James
Long heralded as two of the NBA’s marquee franchises, the New York Knicks and Los Angeles Lakers were two of the worst teams in the Association last season. For the first time in league history, both franchises failed to make the playoffs in consecutive years.
Furthermore, both teams had the worst …NBA
Charles Barkley on LaMarcus Aldridge: 'The Spurs Proved Again That They're the Best Organization in the NBA'
All-Star free agent LaMarcus Aldridge agreed to sign a 4-year, $80 million deal with the San Antonio Spurs on Saturday. Reaction around the League …Charles Barkley
LaMarcus Aldridge got the answers he needed from San Antonio. And the Spurs apparently got the answer they wanted.
Ending a frantic few days of courtship — and perhaps cementing the Spurs as the preseason favorites to win yet another NBA title — Aldridge announced Saturday that he will sign with San …NBA
It's the stuff NBA free agency is made of. And in this case, it may well be the next chapter in one team's bid to prolong a dynasty.
Free agent LaMarcus Aldridge declared his independence from the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday, returning to his home state and just one hour south of his alma …San Antonio Spurs
Marco Belinelli's stint in the Western Conference will continue, as the veteran guard has agreed to a deal with the Sacramento Kings.
According to ESPN Los Angeles' Ramona Shelburne, Belinelli's deal with the Kings is for three years and $19 million.
Belinelli has spent the past two seasons with the …NBA
LaMarcus Aldridge is Plan A for the San Antonio Spurs, and following a pair of eye-opening moves, he's officially a realistic target. But the franchise is running out of options for Plan B.
To be clear, San Antonio shouldn't be in panic mode.
According to Bleacher Report's Jared Zwerling, the Spurs …NBA
When Damian Lillard agreed to a new maximum contract extension with the Trail Blazers on Thursday, it might have been the beginning of a changing of the guard in Portland.
The Oakland native reportedly has agreed to terms on a five-year contract worth more than $120 million.
“Thank you so much to …LaMarcus Aldridge
The long and fruitful marriage between Dwyane Wade and Miami Heat will continue, as the two sides have agreed to a new deal.
Wade announced on Instagram he will be returning to the Heat:
Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reported the deal is worth $20 million for one year.
Wade's agent Henry Thomas …Dwyane Wade
Damian Lillard has the All-Star accolades and major-money endorsement deals of an NBA franchise player.
If his numbers aren't at that level, they're awfully close. And the Powerball-sized salary he'll soon collect certainly fits the bill, per ESPN.com's Marc Stein:
But holding true centerpiece status …Portland Trail Blazers
Many of the highly anticipated free agents like Draymond Green, Paul Pierce and Kevin Love have all agreed to new deals, but the league is still waiting on unrestricted free agent LaMarcus Aldridge to accept an offer. Aldridge has reportedly been meeting with various teams around the league since …LaMarcus Aldridge
Dominoes are dropping all across the basketball world, and multimillion-dollar contracts are getting served up like hot cakes.
The NBA offseason is officially here.
Over the coming weeks and months, some clubs will solve problems. Others will create them. Questions will be answered, and new ones will …NBA
Despite a more-contentious-than-expected negotiation process, Draymond Green is staying with the Golden State Warriors. The forward and Golden State agreed to a five-year contract Wednesday to take one of the biggest free-agent dominoes off the board.
Green announced the agreement via Bleacher …NBA
The Lakers' presentation to LaMarcus Aldridge — the most coveted free agent in the NBA — sounds like a disaster
The Los Angeles Lakers are reportedly out of the running for free agent big man LaMarcus Aldridge.
The Lakers had a meeting with Aldridge early in the NBA's free agency period, and though initial reports said it went "really well," information about the meeting that leaked out Wednesday afternoon …NBA
The San Antonio Spurs reached an agreement with guard Danny Green on a new contract Wednesday, with the player confirming the decision on his Twitter account:
Chris Broussard of ESPN.com reported the deal is for four years and $45 million. "I'm very excited to be back, [especially because] it looks …NBA
Kevin Love is going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers, as he announced in a story he wrote for the Players' Tribune. ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst reports the big man has agreed to a five-year deal worth $110 million.
Love exercised his player option with the Cavaliers on June 24 by opting out of the …Kevin Love
The San Antonio Spurs have had 16 straight 50-win seasons and 18-straight playoff appearances.
Nobody in the NBA world thinks they're starved for success, but after getting knocked out of the playoffs in the first round this season, the Spurs are going all-in this summer.
Despite a glut of their own …NBA
In a move that's been months in the making, the New Orleans Pelicans and superstar forward Anthony Davis have reportedly agreed to terms on a max contract extension.
According to Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, the 22-year-old's new deal will pay him $145 million over five years. The extension …Anthony Davis
The San Antonio Spurs have enjoyed nearly two decades of unprecedented success centered around a superstar who never left. Kawhi Leonard, the rightful heir to Tim Duncan's throne, is apparently ready to do the same.
Leonard and the Spurs agreed to a new five-year, $90 million deal not long after the …NBA
The NBA free-agent market generally moves to a steady, predictable beat—a metronome powered by a cash register. Players hit the market. The drawer opens. The drawer empties. The drawer closes.
It all happens in fairly orderly fashion, with few surprises or major tremors ("The Decision" …DeAndre Jordan
The Miami Heat acquired guard Goran Dragic at the trade deadline in hopes of securing him over the long haul, and they accomplished that Wednesday by agreeing to a five-year contract with the Slovenian star.
According to ESPN.com's Marc Stein, Dragic and the Heat came to terms on a five-year deal …Pat Riley
When people discuss LeBron James and compare him to past players, two NBA legends come to mind: Michael Jordan and Magic Johnson. However, in an interview with the Northeast Ohio Media Group, Scottie Pippen argued that LeBron is more comparable to him:
"I was LeBron James before LeBron James," Bulls …Scottie Pippen
The NBA's free-agency period begins Wednesday.
A deep, talented free-agent class and the threat of the exploding salary cap in 2016 and 2017 should make this one of the more interesting free-agency periods in recent years.
With stars such as LaMarcus Aldridge and Kevin Love potentially looking for …NBA
Last summer, the New York Knicks faced a difficult decision with Carmelo Anthony.
Anthony was a free agent, and the Knicks had to decide whether to re-sign him or try to get something back for him in a trade if he decided to leave for a contender.
He ultimately stayed with the Knicks, who used their …Carmelo Anthony
For the second time in as many years, LeBron James has elected to become a free agent.
Of course, Northeast Ohio's native son wouldn't dare sign anywhere else, right?
Such is the nervous optimism circling Cleveland, knowing full well that James should return, while also unable to forget one of …Lebron James
With Dwyane Wade turning down his 2015-16 option with the Miami Heat, one of the franchise’s greatest players will become an unrestricted free agent.
Stats & Info looks back at Wade’s accomplishments and considers what else he can achieve.
Wade is the Heat’s all-time leader in points, …NBA
Anthony Davis established himself as one of the NBA's pre-eminent superstars during the 2014-15 season, and the Pelicans rewarded those efforts on June 30 with a five-year, $145 million extension, per Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports.
Davis took to Twitter to announce the news as well:
ESPN's Marc …Anthony Davis