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Kevin Durant to depart Warriors for Nets as NBA free agent

Jul 01, 2019 - 8:40 AM

Although expected to miss all of next season, Kevin Durant is set to sign a max deal with the Brooklyn Nets

MAJOR MOVE. As Kevin Durant leaves the Warriors for the Nets, Boston guard Kyrie Irving is also expected to join him in Brooklyn. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Durant to talk with 4 teams as NBA free agency looms

Jun 29, 2019 - 6:32 PM

Kevin Durant declined his $31.5 million player option to become an unrestricted free agent

DURANT SWEEPSTAKES. The Golden State Warriors are keen on keeping Kevin Durant. Photo from NBA's Twitter account (@NBA)


Spurs coach Popovich on Kawhi trade: ‘Time to move on’

Jul 19, 2018 - 8:46 AM

The San Antonio tactician wishes Kawhi Leonard well, but says he's focused on the arrival of former Raptors cornerstone DeMar DeRozan

SEPARATE WAYS. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich and Kawhi Leonard part ways, just two weeks after the Spurs let go of veteran Tony Parker. Photo by Ronald Cortes/Getty Images/AFP

Kawhi Leonard to Raptors, DeMar DeRozan to Spurs – reports

Jul 18, 2018 - 9:52 PM

San Antonio also sends Danny Green to Toronto for Jakob Poeltl and a protected 2019 first-round pick

SWITCH. Top NBA stars Kawhi Leonard and DeMar Derozan switch teams and conference. Leonard photo by Ronald Cortes/AFP and Derozan photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP​


From teen poverty to NBA stardom, LeBron lives Hollywood tale

Jul 02, 2018 - 1:02 PM

From moving from apartment to apartment, 'The King' transforms into one of the richest athletes in the world

ON TO THE NEXT. LeBron James continues his chase for NBA greatness with the storied franchise of the Los Angeles Lakers. File photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images/AFP


Milwaukee Bucks' Khris Middleton not thinking about contract talks

Jul 02, 2018 - 7:07 AM

Instead of talking about contracts, the 26-year-old turns his focus in developing his game

Derrick Rose stays with Minnesota, Trevor Ariza leaves Houston

Jul 01, 2018 - 7:45 PM

Derrick Rose inks a one-year deal with the Timberwolves while Trveor Ariza ends a 4-year stint with the Rockets

VETERANS. Derrick Rose looks to provide quality minutes for the Minnesota Timberwolves while Trevor Ariza seeks to help the young Phoenix Suns. Rose photo by Tim Warner/Getty Images/AFP and Ariza photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Image/AFP


Chris Paul inks deal with Rockets, DeAndre Jordan 'verbally' commits to Mavericks

Jul 01, 2018 - 6:20 PM

Everyone who formed the Los Angeles Clippers' own version of the 'Big 3' has left

DIFFERENT DECISIONS. DeAndre Jordan (left) leaves the Los Angeles Clippers while Chris Paul stays with the Houston Rockets. Jordan photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP and Paul photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP


Paul George agrees to max contract with Oklahoma City Thunder – report

Jul 01, 2018 - 12:28 PM

The Thunder will still be parading their own version of the 'Big 3' next season with Russell Westbrook and Carmelo Anthony in the fold

IN PURSUIT. Paul George aims to win a ring with the Oklahoma City Thunder. File photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images/AFP


Kevin Durant plans to re-sign with Golden State Warriors – report

Jul 01, 2018 - 11:27 AM

The back-to-back NBA Finals MVP is expected to sign a two-year deal with the reigning NBA champions

CHAMP. Kevin Durant looks to win more NBA titles with the Golden State Warriors. File photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP


Gasol to opt out of deal but re-sign with Spurs – report

Jun 21, 2017 - 10:34 AM

The 36 year old 7 footer would become a free agent but hopes the move would help him obtain a longer term contract

OPT OUT. Spanish center Pau Gasol (L) will decline a $16.2 million NBA contract option for next season but plans to re-sign with the San Antonio Spurs. File Photo by Ronaldo Schemidt / AFP

Kevin Durant and the super-team dilemma

Jul 06, 2016 - 1:59 PM

Kevin Durant shocked the world with his decision to join the 73 win Golden State Warriors But at what cost to the league?

WARRIORS UP. Kevin Durant shakes up the NBA by joining Stephen Curry and the Golden State Warriors. File photo by John G. Mabanglo/EPA

'Linsanity' returns to New York as free agency opens

Jul 02, 2016 - 12:02 PM

Jeremy Lin returns to New York after signing with Brooklyn while Joakim Noah heads to the Knicks and Dwight Howard joins the Hawks

AND ONE. Jeremy Lin was feeling it in Charlotte against the 76ers. File photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images/AFP

NBA: Durant, Wade, Duncan make first moves to future

Jun 30, 2016 - 1:43 PM

NBA free agency is set to begin soon and marquee players have taken some steps towards where they will end up

Kevin Durant will be most coveted prize when free agency starts

Jun 02, 2016 - 11:50 AM

Durant the 27 year old former NBA Most Valuable Player will be the most coveted prize of the free agency period that starts on July 1

Jordan Clarkson wants to stay in LA as Lakers rebuild

May 29, 2016 - 11:16 AM

Clarkson a restricted free agent says he’s already talked to new Lakers coach Luke Walton

Boston Celtics fans chant to Kevin Durant: ‘Come to Boston’

Mar 17, 2016 - 11:45 AM

Fans of the Celtics clearly can t wait until Durant becomes a free agent in July

2015 NBA free agency tracker

Jul 01, 2015 - 6:43 PM

Get the latest news and updates on what s going on during the 2015 NBA free agency period

Kevin Love opts out of Cavs contract, becomes free agent

Jun 25, 2015 - 3:54 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers power forward opts out of the last year of his contract making him one of the most sought after free agents of the off season

CAVALIER ATTITUDE. Kevin Love will test the free agency market after one season in Cleveland. Photo by Jason Szenes/EPA

Cavaliers gain salary room for possible Kevin Love deal

Jul 23, 2014 - 7:07 PM

A salary dumping deal Tuesday by the Cleveland Cavaliers could help the team unite LeBron James and Kyrie Irving with Kevin Love

NBA star Kevin Love is the league's hottest remaining free agent. Photo by Kevin Dela Cruz/Rappler

2014 NBA Free Agency Grades

Jul 22, 2014 - 7:27 PM

NBA teams went on a signings spree after LeBron s decision to go back to Cleveland Rappler rates the moves made in the 2014 Free agency period

TOP FREE AGENTS. From Left: Luol Deng, LeBron James, and Pau Gasol all switched teams during the off season. Photos from EPA

Udonis Haslem re-signs with Miami Heat

Jul 19, 2014 - 2:39 PM

Udonis Haslem will return to Miami for a 12th season despite opting out of his contract after the NBA season

Udonis Haslem was 3 of 4 Heat players to re-sign with Miami after opting out of their contracts. The fourth went to Cleveland. Photo by CJ Gunther/EPA

Lin hungry for Lakers win, eager to train with Kobe

Jul 18, 2014 - 5:18 PM

Kobe wants to win and I want to win Jeremy Lin tells reporters at a press conference in Taiwan

TEAMMATES. Kobe Bryant (L) drives against Jeremy Lin (R). The two will play together next season after a trade sent Lin to the Lakers. Photo by Michael Nelson/EPA

Lakers win amnesty bid for Boozer

Jul 18, 2014 - 4:40 PM

The LA Lakers acquire the services of former Bulls power forward Carlos Boozer after winning the amnesty bid for the big man

LAKER BOOZ. Carlos Boozer (R) seen here working against Kobe Bryant (L) will join the LA Lakers in the upcoming NBA season. File photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Dirk Nowitzki signs 3-year deal to stay in Dallas

Jul 16, 2014 - 9:35 AM

The deal reportedly was for three years and 25 million and saw the 7 footer take a cut in pay to help the Mavericks sign free agent Chandler Parsons from Houston

STAYING PUT. Dirk Nowitzki will return to Dallas for a 17th season. Photo by Larry W. Smith/EPA

Holding Court: LeBron back home!

Jul 14, 2014 - 11:14 PM

After going away for four years LeBron James is back where he belongs in his hometown Cleveland where it all started

NBA 2014 Free Agency Tracker

Jul 13, 2014 - 8:01 AM

Follow updates on the latest on the NBA Free Agency period here

James to sign only two-year deal with Cavs - report

Jul 13, 2014 - 7:47 AM

Eyeing more money in the future LeBron agrees to a two year 42 million deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers

TWO-YEAR DEAL. LeBron James (C) seen here attempting to score against then Celtics big men Kendrick Perkins (L) and Kevin Garnett (R)  will sign a two-year deal to return to the Cavs. File photo by Matt Campbell/EPA

Pau Gasol joins the Chicago Bulls

Jul 13, 2014 - 7:20 AM

Gasol announces his decision on Twitter saying It hasn t been easy deciding and that he is Looking forward to this new chapter of his career

GASOL TO CHICAGO. Pau Gasol (C) will be playing alongside Derrick Rose (L) and Joakin Noah (R) in the Chicago Bulls when the season starts. File photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Melo stays with the Knicks

Jul 13, 2014 - 7:08 AM

All Star forward Carmelo Anthony will sign a five year over 120 million deal to stay with the New York Knicks

MELO STAYS. New York Knicks' Carmelo Anthony smiles during the final minutes the Knicks’ game. The free agent small forward decides to stay with the Knicks. File photo by Jason Szenes/EPA

Lakers, Bulls working on sign-and-trade for Gasol?

Jul 12, 2014 - 5:34 PM

Big man Pau Gasol could be on his way from Los Angeles to Chicago

GASOL TO CHICAGO? If a reported deal pushes through, Pau Gasol (C) could find himself teaming up with Derrick Rose (L) and Joakin Noah (R) in the Chicago Bulls. File photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Bosh re-signs with Heat, Lin traded to Lakers

Jul 12, 2014 - 3:03 PM

In the aftermath of LeBrons decision to return to Cleveland Houston clears cap space by trading Jeremy Lin to sign Chris Bosh but Bosh re signs with the Heat

AFTERMATH. Chris Bosh (L) opts to re-sign with Heat, while Jeremy Lin (R) was dealt to the Lakers in the aftermath of LeBron's return to Cavs. Bosh photo from AFP. Lin photo from Adidas

LeBron James will return to the Cavs

Jul 12, 2014 - 12:37 AM

LeBron James decides to come back to the Cleveland Cavaliers

COMING HOME. LeBron James has decided to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers. File photo by Jeff Kowalsky/EPA

Holding Court: Melo may be staying, but LeBron may not

Jul 07, 2014 - 8:06 PM

When free agency period began many believed Melo s on the move while LeBron stays A week later buzz around the NBA suggests the tables have turned

STAYING OR GOING? Carmelo Anthony (L) and LeBron James (R) both opted out of their contracts with their current teams and are top targets in the NBA's free agency period. Photo by Rhona Wise/EPA

Heat's Dwyane Wade joins James on free agent market‎

Jun 29, 2014 - 6:03 AM

Seven time All Star joined Heat teammates LeBron James and Udonis Haslem in free agency with Chris Bosh expected to opt out of his contract as well

BUYER'S MARKET. Miami Heat guard Dwyane Wade (C) joined LeBron James (L) as a free agent while Chris Bosh (R) is expected to opt out as well. Photo by Bob Pearson/EPA

Top 5 NBA Free Agents of 2013

Jul 02, 2013 - 6:38 PM

Meet the 5 most anticipated free agents of the 2013 NBA offseason

SLIPPERY. Ellis is a master in making acrobatic shots. Photo by EPA/Tanny Mauren.

NBA Free Agency Tracker

Jul 02, 2013 - 5:06 PM

Dwight Howard Josh Smith Andrew Bynum Andre Iguodala Where will they end up? Follow updates on the latest on the NBA Free Agency period here