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LeBron's contract with Cavaliers only for two years

First, the Cavaliers got LeBron James’ word. Then they got his signature. James signed a two-year, $42.1 million contract with the Cavs on Saturday, a day after he announced he was returning to play in Cleveland and try to end the city’s 50-year championship drought. The deal provides flexibility for ...

Return  of the  King

Jul 12, 2014

Return of the King

NBA If LeBron James was going to win another NBA title, heal broken hearts and continue building his legacy, he knew there was only one place to go. To Ohio. Home. Four years after he left for Miami, a widely criticized departure that damaged ...

LeBron James returns to Cavs: 'I'm coming home'

Jul 12, 2014

LeBron James returns to Cavs: 'I'm coming home'

If LeBron James was going to win another NBA title, heal broken hearts and continue building his legacy, he knew there was only one place to go. To Ohio. Home. Four years after he left for Miami, a widely criticized departure that damaged his ...

Jul 11, 2014

Cavaliers give Irving $90 mil. extension

The Cavaliers didn’t wait. They announced Kyrie Irving’s contract extension the moment they were allowed. While the team, Cleveland’s fans and most of the NBA anxiously awaited a decision from LeBron James about where the free agent megastar will play next, Irving signed his ...

LeBron, Riley meet as decision looms

Jul 10, 2014

LeBron, Riley meet as decision looms

Miami Heat president Pat Riley has had his chance at convincing LeBron James to stay in Miami, said two people familiar with the situation. Riley met with the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player on Wednesday afternoon in Las Vegas, the person told AP. James, ...

LeBron remains silent about future

Jul 9, 2014

LeBron remains silent about future

LeBron James worked out and had a meeting agenda Tuesday. In another summer of NBA Free Agent Frenziness, if James knows where he will be playing next season, he still isn’t saying. Asked by AP how free agency was going when his afternoon meeting ...

Frye gets $32 mil. deal with Magic

Jul 8, 2014

Frye gets $32 mil. deal with Magic

Forward Channing Frye has agreed to a four-year, $32 million offer sheet to sign with the Orlando Magic on Monday, according to a person familiar with the deal. Frye can fill leadership and scoring holes created by the recent jettisoning of guards Jameer Nelson ...

Jul 7, 2014

LeBron plans meeting with Riley

Before LeBron James makes his next decision, Pat Riley will get a chance to convince him to stay in Miami. Two people familiar with the situation told The Associated Press late Sunday night that James will meet with the Heat president this week before ...

Hawks to sign Sefolosha

Jul 5, 2014

Hawks to sign Sefolosha

The Atlanta Hawks have reached an agreement with small forward Thabo Sefolosha on a deal that leaves the team sufficient salary cap room for additional offseason moves. The Hawks and Sefolosha have agreed to a three-year, $12 million contract, a person with knowledge of ...

Nowitzki to stay with Mavs in three-year, $30 million deal

Jul 4, 2014

Nowitzki to stay with Mavs in three-year, $30 million deal

Dirk Nowitzki and the Dallas Mavericks have agreed on what could be the final NBA contract for the big German. A person with knowledge of the deal told AP on Thursday that Nowitzki would get a three-year contract worth roughly $30 million. The person ...

Nets move fast, reach deal with Hollins to be coach

Jul 3, 2014

Nets move fast, reach deal with Hollins to be coach

The Brooklyn Nets reached an agreement in principle Wednesday with Lionel Hollins to become their coach, moving quickly after the departure of Jason Kidd. The deal with the former Memphis Grizzlies coach comes two days after the Nets made a trade with Milwaukee to ...

Togashi invited to Mavericks tryout camp

Jul 2, 2014

Togashi invited to Mavericks tryout camp

by Ed Odeven

The Dallas Mavericks have invited point guard Yuki Togashi to participate in a three-day tryout camp starting on Monday. Noriaki Oshitari, who represents Togashi for Cloud9 Co., Ltd., confirmed the details in an email to The Japan Times on Wednesday evening. In short, the ...