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Deron Williams hit the jackpot in Las Vegas, and Blake Griffin signed on for a few more years in Los Angeles.
Free agents in the NBA could finally sign contracts starting at 12:01 a.m. EDT Wednesday, and the Brooklyn Nets wasted no time getting their All-Star point guard to put pen to paper - well, iPad actually - on a new deal worth $98 million over five years.
The Nets came to Williams at his hotel in Las Vegas, where he is training with the U.S. Olympic team. He posted a picture of himself signing the contract on his Twitter page.
''We are obviously thrilled that Deron will lead the Nets into our new home in Brooklyn,'' Nets general manager Billy King said in a statement. ''Deron is in my opinion the top point guard in the NBA. With his leadership and guidance on and off the court, the fans of Brooklyn should be proud.''
The Clippers announced they signed Griffin to a contract extension that could be worth $95 million over five years. He left U...
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Clippers All-Star forward Blake Griffin sustained a left knee injury during Wednesday nights practice with the U.S. Olympic basketball team in Las Vegas and was scheduled to return to Los Angeles on Thursday for further evaluation.
Griffin will be examined by the same doctor who performed his season-ending left knee surgery during his rookie season in 2010.
Griffin had been given...
The Los Angeles Clippers have signed All-Star forward Blake Griffin to a five-year contract extension that could be worth up to $95 million.
The team announced the deal late Tuesday night.
The deal could keep Griffin, who could opt out after four years, in a Clippers uniform until 2018. He will earn $7.2 million next season.
''Happy to officially sign my extension to ...
Deron Williams and Dwight Howard talked about being NBA teammates four years ago during the Olympics. Now Williams knows there's speculation that it could happen soon.
He's aware of reports that Orlando and Brooklyn and trying to arrange a trade - possibly involving two other teams - but he's not paying too much attention to that.
''There's been a lot of...
ESPN is reporting that Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin is set to sign an extension worth a reported $95 million over five years.
A source with knowlegde of the deal told ESPNLosAngeles.com’s Ramona Shelbourne that Griffin has given the ok to the stay with the Clippers.
More to come as more details emerge…
via ESPN Los Angeles
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One day after he was dismissed from Team USA workouts to "tend to contract matters," Blake Griffin produced predictably rich results. Griffin, the No. 1 overall pick in 2009, agreed to a five-year, $95 million contract extension with the Clippers just three days after joining the Olympic roster because of a series of injuries. Griffin limped through the season-ending...
The Los Angeles Clippers signed Blake Griffin to a multi-year contract extension.
The New Orleans Hornet’s Anthony Davis will replace Blake Griffin on Team USA’s Olympics basketball team.
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All-Star forward Blake Griffin left the Team USA training camp Wednesday, the day his new five-year contract with the Clippers became official, and returned to Los Angeles for an MRI on his left knee. Griffin was injured in a team drill, according to Yahoo Sports, and a source told Sports Illustrated the initial prognosis was "not good." Anthony Davis, the No. 1 pick...
Anthony Davis was seated on the court, the best players in the world towering above him.
The NBA rookie had just been fouled while making a 3-pointer, falling backward toward the U.S. bench, looking up to see the likes of LeBron James and Kevin Durant dancing in celebration.
The Americans weren't just giddy over the basket.
Their joy was in knowing they can count on the kid...