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Coveted free agent Aldridge chooses Spurs

Jul 5, 2015

Coveted free agent Aldridge chooses Spurs

LaMarcus Aldridge got the answers he needed from the San Antonio Spurs. 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 ...

Jul 4, 2015

Hammon to coach in Summer League

Becky Hammon is about to become the first woman to serve as the head coach of an NBA Summer League team. San Antonio announced Friday that Hammon will lead the Spurs during Summer League play in Las Vegas. She is entering her second season ...

Mavs pry Jordan away from Clippers

Jul 4, 2015

Mavs pry Jordan away from Clippers

The Dallas Mavericks have landed center DeAndre Jordan, one of the most coveted NBA free agents of 2015, the Dallas Morning News reported on Friday. The deal, which can’t be sealed until the free agent signing period begins on July 9, is reportedly worth ...

Heat keep Wade for one more season with $20 million deal

Jul 3, 2015

Heat keep Wade for one more season with $20 million deal

After 12 years with the Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade needed a reminder of how much the franchise valued him. Once he found out, any chance of him leaving vanished. Wade accepted a $20 million, one-year deal on Thursday to stay with the Heat next ...

Love decides to stay put with Cavs

Jul 2, 2015

Love decides to stay put with Cavs

Kevin Love has unfinished business in Cleveland and Tyson Chandler will be conducting his in Phoenix. The first full day of NBA free agency featured skyrocketing salaries and a flurry of moves, though no decision yet from LaMarcus Aldridge. Players and teams agreed to ...

Pelicans' Davis agrees to stay put

Jul 1, 2015

Pelicans' Davis agrees to stay put

NBA free agency opened with Anthony Davis and Kawhi Leonard agreeing to contract extensions to stay where they are, and the Los Angeles Lakers and New York Knicks among the teams looking for a dominant inside force of their own. All-Stars LaMarcus Aldridge of ...

Jun 30, 2015

Heat star Wade becomes free agent

Dwyane Wade will become a free agent Wednesday, and his 12-year stay with the Miami Heat could be ending. The three-time champion and 11-time All-Star announced his decision Monday through a spokesperson. ESPN was first informed of the decision. Wade could have exercised an ...

LeBron opts out of deal to become free agent

Jun 29, 2015

LeBron opts out of deal to become free agent

For the third time in six seasons, LeBron James is an unrestricted free agent. The difference this time is he has no plans to move again. The Cleveland Cavaliers star will not exercise a $21.6 million option on his contract for next season, a ...

Jun 28, 2015

Pierce opts out of contract with Wizards

Paul Pierce is opting out of the final year of his contract with the Wizards and will become a free agent Wednesday. The veteran small forward signed a two-year deal with Washington last summer that included a reported $5.5 million player option for the ...

Timberwolves select Towns with No. 1 pick in NBA Draft

Jun 26, 2015

Timberwolves select Towns with No. 1 pick in NBA Draft

The Minnesota Timberwolves got their man in the middle by selecting Karl-Anthony Towns with the first selection in Thursday’s NBA Draft, while the Los Angeles Lakers got a playmaking partner for Kobe Bryant and New York Knicks fans just got mad — though not ...