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Stephen Curry Passes LeBron As NBA's Most Popular Jersey

Stephen Curry has passed LeBron James for the most popular jersey in the NBA. The league based the rankings on overall sales on NBAStore.com from April through June. James, who held the top spot at the end of the regular season, dropped to second. Chicago's Derrick Rose is third and Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving is fourth. Klay Thompson, Draymond Green and Matthew Dellavedova (No...
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Exec Expects Westbrook, Harden To Join Forces With Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers have lost some of their edge in attracting top level free agents, but that can surely shift back in the next few years. Shaquille O'Neal famously signed with the Lakers in 1996. "It came down to the aura of Los Angeles," said Magic executive Pat Williams, according to the book "The Show: The Inside Story of the Spectacular Los Angeles Lakers." "They don't have...
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Spurs In Talks With Cavs On Brendan Haywood's Non-Guaranteed Contract

The San Antonio Spurs are discussing acquiring the non-guaranteed contract of Brendan Haywood from the Cleveland Cavaliers. Haywood's contract has a trade value of $10.5 million. The Spurs have interest in trading away Tiago Splitter to create cap room in their pursuit of LaMarcus Aldridge. Patty Mills could also be dealt for the Spurs to create additional cap space. Boris Diaw is...
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Enes Kanter, Thunder Set Meeting To Discuss 3-4 Year Deal In Early Window

Enes Kanter — the Oklahoma City Thunder’s top free agent — has plans to meet with the franchise in Chicago on July 1, the two sides targeting an early contract completion, league sources told RealGM. The Thunder and Kanter are expected to discuss three- and four-year contract sheets that could reach maximum-level money with incentives, sources told RealGM. For the organization...
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Kings Interested In Rondo, Lin, Holiday, Lawson, Schroder

The Sacramento Kings have interest in Rajon Rondo and Jeremy Lin in free agency. The Kings also have interested in trading for Jeremy Lawson, Dennis Schroder or Jrue Holiday. Sacramento plans to play a second point guard with Darren Collison.
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Lakers, Bucks, Mavs Interested In Iman Shumpert

The Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks and Milwaukee Bucks are interested in Iman Shumpert. Shumpert will be a restricted free agent this offseason with the Cleveland Cavaliers. LeBron James is known to be a big fan of Shumpert and his defense. Shumpert was acquired in January from the New York Knicks.
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Wesley Matthews To Receive Interest From Raptors, Mavs

Wesley Matthews will receive free agency interest from both the Dallas Mavericks and Toronto Raptors. Matthews tore his Achilles in the second half of last season. Matthews believes he will be ready for the start of the regular season. Matthews is seeking a deal with an annual average in the $15 million range.
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DeAndre Jordan Seeking 3+1 Contract, Bigger Role On Offense

DeAndre Jordan is seeking a four-year deal in free agency that includes an opt out after three seasons. Seeking a shorter deal takes away the Los Angeles Clippers' advantage of being able to offer a fifth season. The Clippers could offer Jordan a deal that includes a fifth year worth $27 million. Jordan also wants a bigger role on offense as he's grown tired of being third in their...
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Nuggets, Nikola Jokic Finalizing Three-Year Deal

The Denver Nuggets are nearing agreement with 2014 second round pick Nikola Jokic on a fully guaranteed three-year contract, league sources told RealGM. Jokic, 20, is expected to join the Nuggets for the NBA’s July summer league. A 6-foot-11 center, Jokic was the Nuggets’ No. 41 selection a year ago and played one more season overseas. He was named the Adriatic League MVP for...
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Kings, Pacers Interested In Monta Ellis

The Sacramento Kings and Indiana Pacers are among the teams interested in Monta Ellis. RealGM's Shams Charania previously reported that the Atlanta Hawks and Miami Heat would be on Ellis' free agency list. Ellis spent the past two seasons with the Dallas Mavericks.
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Dunc'd On Pod: Offseason Previews Of Thunder, Raptors, Celtics, Jazz, Rockets

Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA), Daniel Leroux of RealGM (@DannyLeroux) preview the upcoming offseason for the Oklahoma City Thunder, Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics, Utah Jazz and Houston Rockets. Click here to listen or download. Subscribe on iTunes or via the XML feed.
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Jimmy Butler Postpones Meetings With Rival Teams After Getting Max Offer From Bulls

Jimmy Butler has reportedly postponed meetings with rival teams after receiving a max qualifying offer from the Chicago Bulls. Butler had planned on meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Philadelphia 76ers and Dallas Mavericks. Butler can sign a five-year deal worth more than $90 million. Butler is attempting to determine how many years to sign a new deal with the...
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Kings Determining If They Can Fire George Karl For 'Cause'

The Sacramento Kings are studying whether they can fire George Karl for "cause" after he attempted to trade DeMarcus Cousins. Karl has three seasons and nearly $10 million left in guaranteed money on his deal with the Kings. The Kings have been dismayed by how quickly Karl's relationship with DeMarcus Cousins became toxic and irreparable.
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Kings Interested In Hiring John Calipari

The Sacramento Kings are gauging the potential interest of John Calipari in taking over their head coach and front office jobs. Calipari has been communicating with owner Vivek Ranadive and other members of the Kings' ownership group in recent weeks. Kings' ownership understands that it will take a multiyear financial package of $10 million-plus annually to get Calipari to seriously...
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Kevin Durant Could Earn Additional $40M By Reentering Free Agency In 2017

Kevin Durant could earn $40 million in additional salary if he signs a one-year deal in 2016 to reenter free agency in 2017. Durant will be one season short of qualifying for the 35 percent max available to players with 10 years of experience. With nine years of experience next summer when Durant becomes a free agent, he will be eligible for a 30 percent max contract. Durant could...
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Luke Ridnour Traded By Thunder To Raptors

The Toronto Raptors have acquired Luke Ridnour from the Oklahoma City Thunder to create a $2.85 million trade exception. The Thunder also acquire the draft rights of Tomislav Zubcic. Ridnour has also been traded this offseason by the Orlando Magic, Memphis Grizzlies and Charlotte Hornets.
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Porzingis Questionable For Summer League With Hip Injury, Receives Call From Carmelo

Carmelo Anthony reached out directly to Kristaps Porzingis following reports of his disapproval of the pick by the New York Knicks on draft night. "Carmelo reached out to Kris after all of that. It was beautiful that a player of that profile can do something like that. It's great," Porzingis' older brother, Janis, said Monday during an appearance on ESPN 98.7 FM's "The Hahn and Humpty...
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Mike Miller Opts Into $2.8M Deal With Cavs

Cleveland Cavaliers guard Mike Miller has opted into his $2.8 million contract for the 2015-16 season, a league source told RealGM. Miller had the deadline on his option Monday night. A 15-year NBA veteran, Miller averaged 2.1 points and 13.5 minutes while playing 52 games last season. Miller had a rejuvenation in his return with the Memphis Grizzlies in 2013-14, when he averaged...
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LaMarcus Aldridge Sets Order Of Free Agency Meetings

LaMarcus Aldridge will meet with seven teams in free agency in the following order: Los Angeles LakersHouston RocketsSan Antonio SpursPhoenix SunsDallas MavericksToronto RaptorsNew York KnicksAldridge is not currently planning on meeting with the Portland Trail Blazers as they've already offered a full maximum contract.
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Popovich, Duncan, Parker To Attend Spurs' Meeting With Aldridge

LaMarcus Aldridge will meet with the San Antonio Spurs on July 1 in Los Angeles. Gregg Popovich, Tim Duncan and Tony Parker will be amongst the Spurs' contingent to meet with Aldridge. Duncan has yet to formally announce his plans for the 15-16 season and is also a free agent. Aldridge is widely expected to leave the Portland Trail Blazers this offseason.
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Spurs Make Tiago Splitter Available In Trade Talks

The San Antonio Spurs have made Tiago Splitter available in trade talks as they look to clear cap space. The Spurs have strong interest in signing LaMarcus Aldridge to a max contract. The Spurs reportedly rejected draft night trade interest involving Splitter. Splitter is due $8.5 million next season.
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Darius Morris Waived By Nets

The Brooklyn Nets have requested waivers on guard Darius Morris. Morris, who was originally signed as a free agent by the Nets on December 11, 2014, appeared in 38 games with Brooklyn during the 2014-15 season, averaging 2.2 points and 1.3 assists in 7.9 minutes per game. The 41st overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft by the Los Angeles Lakers, Morris has appeared in 132 career games...
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Bismack Biyombo Not Tendered Qualifying Offer By Hornets, Becomes UFA

The Charlotte Hornets did not tender a qualifying offer to Bismack Biyombo, making him an unrestricted free agent. Biyombo was the seventh overall pick of the 2011 NBA Draft. Biyombo had a 15.2 PER in 64 games last season.
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Bulls Give Jimmy Butler Max Qualifying Offer

The Chicago Bulls have given Jimmy Butler both a maximum qualifying offer and a regular qualifying offer. The maximum qualifying offer covers five seasons at a full max. If Butler wants to become an unrestricted free agent in 2016, he will have to take the regular qualifying offer and forgo a long-term deal. Butler can also sign an offer sheet with a rival team, but it has to be...
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Lakers Decline $9M Team Option On Jordan Hill

The Los Angeles Lakers have informed forward Jordan Hill that they will not exercise his $9 million team option, league sources told RealGM. Hill had one season left on his deal with the Lakers after averaging 12 points and 7.9 rebounds last season. Hill, 27, should generate substantial interest as a free agent. The 6-foot-10 big man has spent three of his past five seasons with the Lakers.
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