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Report: DeMarre Carroll Will Sign with Toronto Raptors

DeMarre Carroll will play for the Toronto Raptors next season, the small forward shared on his Twitter account. #WeThe North I will be playing for Toronto Raptors next year!!!! I'm Blessed for this Opportunity!… https://t.co/pBK6NvRVcE — DeMarre Carroll (@DeMarreCarroll1) July 1, 2015 According to Sam Amick of USA Today, Carroll’s contract is worth $60 million over four...
Via Sportsnaut
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Spurs to re-sign Green, trade Splitter to Hawks

After setting the framework to bring Kawhi Leonard back for a five-year extension early Wednesday morning, the San Antonio Spurs locked up Leonard’s teammate on the wing, Danny Green, as Green has verbally committed to re-signing with the Spurs for four years, at $44 million, according to ESPN’s Chris Broussard and Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. […]
Via Project Spurs
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Nuggets options at point guard in free agency

The point guard position is pivotal in today’s NBA, and while the Nuggets drafted their point guard of the future, they need to figure out what to do at that position for this upcoming season. Currently Denver has Ty Lawson on the roster, but they still have decisions to make regarding his future with the team. Those decisions have a direct impact on whether or not they will be...
Via Mile High Sports
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Brooklyn Nets: Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young Signing Grades

Source: Maddie Meyer/Getty Images North America Nekias Duncan, Staff writer for Hoopstuff… The Brooklyn Nets entered free agency with no real money to work with, but two of their best four players hitting free agency in Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young. After trading away young big man Mason Plumlee to the Blazers during the draft, the last thing Brooklyn could do was lose Lopez...
Via HoopStuff
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Never mind: Spurs trade Tiago Splitter to Atlanta Hawks (not the Cavs)

A day ago, the San Antonio Spurs were looking to clear salary cap space in an effort to make room to sign former Trail Blazers star LaMarcus Aldridge. The Cavs looked like a potential trading partner, armed with Brendan Haywood’s contract, which the Spurs could immediately write off. Some combination of Patty Mills, Boris Diaw, and Tiago Splitter was floated as a possible return...
Via Waiting For Next Year
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Raptors Land Hawks Free Agent DeMarre Carroll

Apparently Raptors GM Masai Ujiri wasn't including Terrence Ross when he kept saying he wanted to keep giving his guys a chance to show what they could do as on the first day of free agency he committed the bulk of his available salary cap space to land the Hawks unrestricted free agent small forward DeMarre Carroll with a four-year $60 million offer.
Via Pro Bball Report
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Dwyane Wade Looking for Max Contract from the Heat

Reports that Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade wanted a lofty raise prior to his decision to officially opt out don’t look too crazy now. The 33-year-old guard is apparently looking for a max contract from the team. No, seriously. In reporting Goran Dragic’s new five-year, $90 million contract with Miami, Yahoo Sports NBA insider Adrian Wojnarowski threw that interesting piece of...
Via Sportsnaut
8 hours ago  |  Discuss

San Antonio Spurs Bring Back Key Pieces, Making Serious Push for LaMarcus Aldridge

MEMPHIS, TN – APRIL 29: LaMarcus Aldridge #12 of the Portland Trail Blazers stretches before a game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Game Five of the Western Conference Quarterfinals of the NBA Playoffs at FedExForum on April 29, 2015 in Memphis, Tennessee. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this photograph, User is consenting...
Via The Sports Journal
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Danny Green takes the Andre Iguodala path

If you’re good enough to be a main-rotation player in any professional team sport, you might arrive at one of the most defining intersections of your life: the place where personal aspiration and personal security cross paths. It’s true that pro athletes make a heckuva lotta money compared to the rest of us, but given the risks involved in playing professional sports — you...
Via Crossover Chronicles
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Will the Celtics re-sign any of their own free agents? What's the price to keep Jae Crowder?

The Celtics have four free agents of their own--Jae Crowder, Brandon Bass, Luigi Datome and Jonas Jerebko.  Danny Ainge has said all along he wants to keep Crowder, and on Monday the C's made him a qualifying offer.  Crowder is now officially a restricted free agent, but the cost to retain him may be higher than anticipated considering what we've just seen: Free agent Aminu Al...
Via Celtics Life
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

DeAndre Jordan Showing Major Interest in Joining Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks are looking to make a major splash in free agency, and they are very interested in signing Los Angeles Clippers free agent big man DeAndre Jordan. According to a report from Alex Kennedy, Jordan shares mutual interest with the Mavericks and will meet with them twice before meeting with any other team. DeAndre Jordan is clearly interested in the Mavs. He’ll...
Via Hoops-Nation
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kyrie Irving x Uncle Drew ‘Purple’ Illustration

The different facets of Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving collide in this purple piece created by artist Hyperthree Ye from Shenzhen, China. The post Kyrie Irving x Uncle Drew ‘Purple’ Illustration appeared first on Hooped Up.
Via Hooped Up
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Report: Lakers didn’t make strong impression on Aldridge

The Los Angeles Lakers and their famous fans are making a strong recruiting pitch to free agent forward LaMarcus Aldridge, but it may not be enough. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reports that the Lakers did not make a strong impression on Aldridge in their meeting with him early Wednesday, and the 29-year-old is expected...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Oklahoma City Thunder: Welcome Cameron Payne

With the 14th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft, the Oklahoma City Thunder selected point guard Cameron Payne out of Murray State. Payne was the third point guard selected behind D’Angelo Russell and Emmanuel Mudiay. Payne will look to contribute right away off the bench as Russell Westbrook’s backup. His ability to handle the ball and control the pace of a game, coupled with...
Via isportsweb.com
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Dwyane Wade, Heat reportedly progressing in contract talks

Dwyane Wade is one of the more intriguing names on the free agent market, as very few people can picture him in a uniform other than the Miami Heat one he has worn throughout his entire NBA career. In all likelihood, they won’t have to. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Wade and the...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
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Celtics, Mavs Lead In Pursuit Of Jae Crowder

The Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks are the leaders so far in pursuit of Jae Crowder, league sources tell RealGM. The Celtics acquired Crowder from the Mavericks in the Rajon Rondo trade. Crowder emerged with the Celtics as an invaluable versatile defensive player.
Via RealGM
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler Agrees To Deal With Bulls

Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls finalizing a five-year, $95M maximum contract with player option after four years, league sources tell Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2015 Teams pursuing Butler, a restricted free agent, with offer sheets have given up and moved on, league sources tell Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2015 The post Jimmy...
Via Diehardsport
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Jimmy Butler, Bulls agree on five-year, $95 million contract

The Chicago Bulls are keeping Jimmy Butler for at least the next four years. According to Adrian Wojnarowski if Yahoo Sports, Butler, 25, and the Bulls are finalizing a five-year, $95 million contract that includes a player option after the fourth year. Butler, who turned down a four-year, $44 million contract extension in October, averaged 20.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 3.3 assists...
Via Sports-Glory
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Paul Millsap Leaning Towards Re-Signing with Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks are without question in need of making some moves in free agency after losing DeMarre Carroll to the Toronto Raptors. Paul Millsap is their other key free agent, and the Orlando Magic are putting the full-court press on stealing him away. According to a report from Michael Scotto, Millsap is leaning towards re-signing with the Hawks. Paul Millsap is leaning towards...
Via Hoops-Nation
7 hours ago  |  Discuss

Reports: Kevin Love, Tristan Thompson returning to Cavs

When Kevin Love sustained a season-ending shoulder injury, NBA fans and analysts alike wondered if his tenure with the Cleveland Cavaliers had finished, too. That’s not the case, however. Via an article on The Players Tribune, Love shared he will return to the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 2015-16 season: “I’m going back to Cleveland. After Game 1 of the NBA Finals, that’s...
Via Sportsnaut
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Unfinished Business: Kevin Love is staying in Cleveland

Writing letters declaring your free agency intentions is the new black. Kevin Love has been on a GQ cover, so it’s only fitting that he said that he’s staying in Cleveland in the most fashionable way possible. Love penned a first person essay (albeit a brief one) for The Players Tribune entitled “Unfinished Business,” telling the world that he isn’t going anywhere. Here...
Via Waiting For Next Year
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns Re-Sign PG Brandon Knight to Five-Year Deal

Brandon Knight was the Phoenix Suns’ number one priority heading into free agency this offseason, and it didn’t take too long for them to get things done. According to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Suns have finalized a five-year, $70 million contract with Knight. Phoenix has agreed to a five-year, $70 million extension with guard Brandon Knight, league...
Via Hoops-Nation
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Report: Rajon Rondo wants 'all of' Kings' $10M cap space

With a coach and owner reportedly feuding over whether they should trade their star player — just two years after the franchise came close to shipping out of town — the Sacramento Kings are kind of a mess right now. That hasn’t scared off Rajon Rondo, though. Rondo is reportedly interested in signed with the Kings as a free agent, and the former All-Star point guard apparently...
Via NESN.com
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Kevin Love signs five-year, $110 million deal to stay with Cavs

The relationship between Kevin Love and LeBron James is apparently just fine. And if it isn’t, there are now 110 million reasons for the two of them to figure things out. Through a post on The Players’ Tribune entitled “Unfinished Business,” Love announced on Wednesday that he is staying with the Cleveland Cavaliers. “Yeah, of...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
6 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mo Williams Closing in on Contract with Memphis Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies aren’t expected to be too terribly aggressive in free agency outside of re-signing Marc Gasol, but they are closing in on signing one fairly sizable name. According to a report from Jared Zwerling, the Grizzlies are closing in on a three or four-year agreement with point guard Mo Williams. Source: Memphis and Mo Williams are closing in on a deal. Three or...
Via Hoops-Nation
6 hours ago  |  Discuss
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