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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)

Durant: Green spat won't affect future

Nov 22, 2018 - 8:36 AM

Kevin Durant admits getting irked by Draymond Green's tirade, but says the spat won't impact his free-agency decision

MOVING FORWARD. Former league MVP Kevin Durant and Draymond Green claim to have moved on from their recent row. Photo by Lachlan Cunningham/Getty Images/AFP

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

Lakers in play as Paul George opts out of Oklahoma

Jun 28, 2018 - 10:43 PM

The All-Star forward becomes an unrestricted free agent after opting out of his final year of contract with the Thunder

NEXT MOVE. Paul George is linked strongly to signing with the Los Angeles Lakers. Photo by Gene Sweeney Jr./Getty Images/AFP

Lakers rebuilding a long-term project, says Johnson

Jun 27, 2018 - 1:27 PM

It's still uncertain if the NBA's glamour squad could entice LeBron James and Paul George this year

STRUGGLING. The Los Angeles Lakers have not reached the postseason since the 2012-2013 campaign. Photo by Harry How/Getty Images/AFP

Curry completes rich deal with Warriors

Jul 26, 2017 - 10:48 AM

Golden State also finalizes its raft of free agent deals including Kevin Durant and Andre Iguodala

SUPER MAX DEAL. Steph Curry finalizes his rich new contract with the Golden State Warriors. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP

Pistons acquire Bradley, renounce rights to Caldwell-Pope

Jul 08, 2017 - 11:22 AM

The Detroit Pistons acquire guard Avery Bradley from the Boston Celtics in exchange for forward Marcus Morris

BOUND FOR DETROIT. Avery Bradley is headed to the Pistons. Photo by Elsa/Getty Images/AFP

Lowry, Ibaka complete Raptors deals

Jul 08, 2017 - 11:16 AM

Kyle Lowry re signs on a reported 3 year deal worth 100 million

RE-SIGNED. Kyle Lowry, a 3-time All-Star, re-signs with the Toronto Raptors. File Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Rockets get Tucker, Nene; Ibaka rejoins Raptors

Jul 03, 2017 - 11:26 AM

The Cleveland Cavaliers also reach deals to keep 3 point sharpshooter Kyle Korver and add Spanish reserve point guard Jose Calderon

HOUSTON-BOUND. P.J. Tucker is headed to the Houston Rockets. Photo by Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images/AFP

Andre Iguodala signs 3-year, $48-M deal with Warriors

Jul 02, 2017 - 12:51 PM

The 33 year old forward even breaks his own signing on Twitter before anyone else

STAYING IN THE BAY. Andre Iguodala is re-signing with the Golden State Warriors. He is seen here celebrating on top of the Oracle Arena scorer's table after clinching the 2017 title. Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

Steph Curry to sign 5-year, $201 million contract with Warriors

Jul 01, 2017 - 1:08 PM

After years of being underpaid the two time NBA MVP will sign the league s richest contract to date

SUPER MAX DEAL. Steph Curry is cashing in after helping the Warriors win their second championship in 3 seasons. Photo by Thearon W. Henderson/Getty Images/AFP

Paul George traded to OKC – reports

Jul 01, 2017 - 10:48 AM

Indiana agrees to trade George for Victor Oladipo and Domantas Sabonis

HEADED TO OKC. Four-time All-Star Paul George will unite with Russell Westbrook after getting traded to the Oklahoma City Thunder. Photo by Joe Robbins/Getty Images North America/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

Lowry to opt for free agency

May 09, 2017 - 1:58 PM

Kyle Lowry says he will seek free agency this summer to find a place on a championship caliber roster

FREE AGENCY. Kyle Lowry, a 3-time All-Star, has one year left on his 4-year, $48 million deal with the Raptors and will opt for free agency. File Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images/AFP

James Harden inks $118 million extension with Houston Rockets

Jul 10, 2016 - 4:50 AM

The 4 time NBA All Star re signs for the big bucks in Houston

MONEY IN THE BANK. James Harden is the latest player to sign a mega-deal during free agency. File photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images/AFP

NBA: Nowitzki re-signs with Mavs, Pau Gasol headed to Spurs

Jul 06, 2016 - 2:27 PM

Dirk Nowitzki will likely end his career in Dallas after signing a two year deal with the only club he s played for in his 18 year career

DOTTED LINE. European big men Dirk Nowitzki are set tol sign new deals. Photo by Petras Malukas/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

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NBA free agency 2016: winners and losers (so far)

Jul 04, 2016 - 2:15 PM

Free agency has already seen its share of eye brow raising moves Take a look back at some of the best and worst moves so far

RE-SIGNED. Jordan Clarkson was one of the bright spots for the Lakers' difficult last season. His re-signing has also been a bright spot during a head-scratching free agency period so far. Photo by Paul Buck/EPA

NBA sets 2016-17 salary cap at $94 million; Horford to join Celtics

Jul 03, 2016 - 2:44 PM

The new figures go into effect on Thursday

'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

Fil-Am free agent Jordan Clarkson returning to Lakers - report

Jul 01, 2016 - 4:23 PM

Clarkson will remain with the Lakers as the franchise continues its rebuild

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

NBA: Nowitzki, Howard opt out of deals to become free agents

Jun 22, 2016 - 12:31 PM

Nowitzki has a 8 7 million offer for next season to stay with the Mavericks while Howard informs the Rockets he will decline a 23 2 million player option

OPT OUT. Two big men, Dwight Howard of the Houston Rockets (L) and Dirk Nowitzki of the Dallas Mavericks (R), opt out of their respective contracts ahead of NBA free agency. Photos by JOHN G. MABANGLO and ERIK S. LESSER/EPA

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

Jeremy Lin looks to fulfill potential with Charlotte Hornets

Jul 14, 2015 - 4:40 PM

Jeremy Lin hopes a fresh start with the Charlotte Hornets will enable him to maximize his potential as a player

Jeremy Lin, seen during a pre-season game in Manila, is on the move to the Charlotte Hornets. File photo by Josh Albelda

LeBron says Cavs still have work to do

Jul 12, 2015 - 12:15 PM

Cleveland Cavaliers star LeBron James says he wants to see the team stockpile more talent in the off season to prepare for another run at an NBA title

WORK TO BE DONE. LeBron James wants to see the team re-sign Tristan Thompson among other moves in the offseason. File photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

DeAndre Jordan apologizes for jilting Mavericks

Jul 11, 2015 - 9:46 AM

Returning Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan started his image rehabilitation by apologizing to the Mavericks organization on Twitter

THE COMEBACK KID. DeAndre Jordan left the Dallas Mavericks at the altar by turning back on his verbal agreement. Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP

LeBron James agrees to two-year deal with Cavs

Jul 10, 2015 - 10:07 AM

LeBron James has ended speculation about his future after agreeing to a two year deal

STAYING PUT. LeBron James will remain in Cleveland for at least the next season. Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images/AFP

Jeremy Lin to join Charlotte Hornets

Jul 09, 2015 - 12:42 PM

Jeremy Lin has agreed to a contract with the Charlotte Hornets after spending last year with the Los Angeles Lakers

Jeremy Lin is on the move to the Charlotte Hornets. File photo by Josh Albelda

Lakers to acquire center Roy Hibbert - report

Jul 05, 2015 - 7:59 AM

The Pacers are reportedly finalizing terms on a deal that will send the 7 foot 2 center to the Los Angeles Lakers

LaMarcus Aldridge set to join the San Antonio Spurs

Jul 05, 2015 - 7:11 AM

Forward LaMarcus Aldridge has decided to return to his Texas roots and join the San Antonio Spurs

LA TO SA. LaMarcus Aldridge, who said last season he felt he was the best power forward in the league, will get a chance to play alongside the greatest power forward in history as he joins Tim Duncan and the Spurs. Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images/AFP

WATCH: $145 million man Anthony Davis can drain 3-pointers, too

Jul 05, 2015 - 7:01 AM

Landing a 5 year contract worth 145 million will make you do extraordinary things as evidenced by Anthony Davis shooting stroke

UNIBROW FROM DOWNTOWN. Anthony Davis has been working on his game in the off-season, and might be ready to unveil a new weapon this coming season. Photo by Justin Lane/EPA

Mavs reportedly lure DeAndre Jordan from the Clippers

Jul 04, 2015 - 2:28 PM

The deal is reportedly worth four years at the max allowable figure of more than 81 million

DeAndre Jordan will reportedly be playing for Dallas next season. Photo by Paul Buck/EPA

Dwyane Wade apparently staying put in Miami

Jul 03, 2015 - 9:21 AM

Multiple media outlets reported that Wade had agreed to a one year deal worth 20 million to stay in Miami

Dwyane Wade (L) will likely be back in a Miami Heat uniform next year. Photo by Rhona Wise/EPA

Kevin Love re-signs with Cavs, Pierce joins the Clippers

Jul 02, 2015 - 10:42 AM

Kevin Love Goran Dragic and Anthony Davis announce they will stay with their currents teams while DeMarre Carroll and Paul Pierce are on the move

UNRESISTABLE LOVE. Cleveland's Kevin Love has re-signed a deal to keep him with the Cavaliers. Photo from the Cavaliers' Facebook Page

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

LeBron, Aldridge hot commodities as NBA free agency looms

Jun 30, 2015 - 5:13 AM

Free agency begins Wednesday with LeBron James and Kevin Love drawing plenty of attention but LaMarcus Aldridge and Marc Gasol more likely to make a move

LeBron James is once again an unrestricted free agent, which could exert pressure on Cleveland management to make the moves he wants from the team. File photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images/AFP

Dwyane Wade opts out of Heat deal, wants big money contract - report

Jun 30, 2015 - 4:49 AM

The 3 time NBA champion Wade is reportedly seeking 60 million over 3 years but the Heat aren t too keen on that big of a contract

SHOW ME THE MONEY. Dwyane Wade has opted out of the final year of his contract. Photo by AFP/Christian Petersen.

LeBron James opts out of Cavs contract, to become free agent

Jun 29, 2015 - 5:14 AM

For the third time in 6 years LeBron James will be an unrestricted free agent

ON THE ROAD AGAIN? LeBron James played in his fifth straight NBA Finals this past year. Photo by Kamil Krzaczynski/EPA