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Report: Damian Lillard near 5-year, $120 million max extension …

Report: Damian Lillard near 5-year, $120 million max extension with Blazers

yahoo.com Updated 36 minutes ago
Anthony Davis became the first member of the 2012 NBA draft class to secure a five-year maximum-salaried contract extension, but he's about to get some company. Damian Lillard, the No. 6 overall pick in the 2012 draft, is nearing an agreement with the P…
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  • Anthony Davis Agrees To NBA's Richest Deal

    Anthony Davis Agrees To NBA's Richest Deal

    deadspin.com 1 hour ago
    At midnight last night, NBA teams were allowed to begin negotiations with their players. One minute after that, the Pelicans and Anthony Davis agreed to a max extension that could keep the 22-year-old star center in New Orleans through 2021. One minute …
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  • Free-agent roundup: Opening hours bring few deals, more negotia…

    Free-agent roundup: Opening hours bring few deals, more negotiations

    yahoo.com 7 hours ago
    In case you missed these reports ... The NBA's 2015 free agency period began at 12 a.m. ET on Wednesday, and several franchises wasted little time in locking up star players to long-term deals and pursuing many of the biggest names on this offseason's m…
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  • Taylor: All-or-nothing free-agency period for Mark Cuban, Maver…

    Taylor: All-or-nothing free-agency period for Mark Cuban, Mavericks

    ESPN.com 9 hours ago
    Taylor: All-or-nothing free-agency period for Mark Cuban, Mavericks
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  • Report: Leonard, Spurs agree on framework of 5-year deal

    Report: Leonard, Spurs agree on framework of 5-year deal

    nba.com 9 hours ago
    Kawhi Leonard is going to be a fixture for the San Antonio Spurs for years to come.
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  • Report: Blazers to give Aminu four years, $30 million

    Report: Blazers to give Aminu four years, $30 million

    nba.com 10 hours ago
    A person with direct knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to terms with veteran forward Al-Farouq Aminu on a four-year, $30 million deal.
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  • Davis, Pelicans agree to maximum extension

    Davis, Pelicans agree to maximum extension

    nba.com yahoo.com 10 hours ago
    Anthony Davis and the New Orleans Pelicans have agreed on a five-year extension reportedly worth more than $140 million.
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  • Rockets give Beverley, McDaniels qualifying offers

    Rockets give Beverley, McDaniels qualifying offers

    ESPN.com 13 hours ago
    Rockets give Beverley, McDaniels qualifying offers
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  • Hawks' Korver has right elbow surgery to remove debris

    Hawks' Korver has right elbow surgery to remove debris

    nba.com 14 hours ago
    Atlanta Hawks guard Kyle Korver is expected to be ready for the start of training camp following surgery to remove loose bodies in his right elbow.
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  • 2015 NBA free-agency tracker

    2015 NBA free-agency tracker

    yahoo.com 15 hours ago
    The NBA's free-agent market officially opens at 12:01 a.m. ET Wednesday. LeBron James figures to have a much easier decision this summer, but there will be plenty of other storylines: Will Dwyane Wade leave Miami? Will the Los Angeles Lakers find help f…
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  • Hawks' Budenholzer gets added title; Wilcox promoted to GM

    Hawks' Budenholzer gets added title; Wilcox promoted to GM

    nba.com 15 hours ago
    The Atlanta Hawks on Tuesday announced that Head Coach Mike Budenholzer has been promoted to President of Basketball Operations in addition to his duties as Head Coach and Wes Wilcox has been promoted to General Manager.
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  • Report: Jared Dudley opting in with Bucks next season

    Report: Jared Dudley opting in with Bucks next season

    nba.com 16 hours ago
    Jared Dudley has decided to return to the Milwaukee Bucks for the final year of his contract.
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  • Antic leaving Hawks to return to Europe

    Antic leaving Hawks to return to Europe

    nba.com 17 hours ago
    Pero Antic is returning to Europe following two seasons with the Atlanta Hawks, most spent as a backup power forward and center.
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  • Gregg Popovich and the Spurs don't want to talk to free agents …

    Gregg Popovich and the Spurs don't want to talk to free agents at midnight

    yahoo.com ESPN.com 17 hours ago
    When free agency officially begins at 12:00 a.m. ET on Wednesday, many NBA franchises will attempt to contact and meet with as many of their top targets as possible. The idea is simple — the team that gets to a player first has a chance to make a strong…
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring the NBA's insane free agency shop…

    The 10-man rotation, starring the NBA's insane free agency shopping spree

    yahoo.com 18 hours ago
    A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: The Triangle and SB Nation. Zach Lowe …
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  • Scottie Pippen: 'I was LeBron James before LeBron James'

    Scottie Pippen: 'I was LeBron James before LeBron James'

    yahoo.com 19 hours ago
    It's been a month and a half since LeBron James took some time out of his busy schedule of battling the Chicago Bulls during the 2015 Eastern Conference semifinals to send a smile and a wink over to Bulls legend Scottie Pippen: [Follow Dunks Don't Lie o…
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  • Looking at how Aldridge fits with his potential new teams

    Looking at how Aldridge fits with his potential new teams

    ESPN.com 20 hours ago
    Looking at how Aldridge fits with his potential new teams
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  • Phil Jackson, Knicks better not strike out during free agency —…

    Phil Jackson, Knicks better not strike out during free agency — need to build potential contender

    nydailynews.com 20 hours ago
    It is one thing for Phil Jackson to land a face-to-face with a big-time free agent, but it’s quite another thing to close the deal.
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  • Luke Ridnour joins Raptors in 4th trade in 6 days, and his saga…

    Luke Ridnour joins Raptors in 4th trade in 6 days, and his saga's not done yet

    The NBA's 2015 free agency period hasn't even officially begun yet, but it's hard to imagine a more surprising and bizarre story unfolding than the one in which Luke Ridnour has starred over the past week. After being employed by five teams over the cou…
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  • Celtics' Stevens finally gets shot to coach NCAA hero Hunter

    Celtics' Stevens finally gets shot to coach NCAA hero Hunter

    nba.com 22 hours ago
    Boston Celtics coach Brad Stevens knew all about R.J. Hunter long before Hunter hit one of the biggest shots of last season's NCAA Tournament.
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  • Cavs extend offers to Dellavedova, Shumpert and Thompson

    Cavs extend offers to Dellavedova, Shumpert and Thompson

    nba.com 22 hours ago
    The Cleveland Cavaliers have extended qualifying offers to guard Matthew Dellavedova, guard Iman Shumpert and forward/center Tristan Thompson, Cavaliers General Manager David Griffin announced today from Cleveland Clinic Courts.
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  • Curry overtakes LeBron for most popular jersey in the NBA

    Curry overtakes LeBron for most popular jersey in the NBA

    nba.com 23 hours ago
    Stephen Curry has surpassed LeBron James for the most popular jersey in the NBA.
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  • Video - Steve Nash Announces Retirement 03:04

    Steve Nash Announces Retirement

    Mar 21
    Stephen A. Smith discusses Steve Nash's retirement and his place among the greatest point guards in history.
  • Video - Steve Nash On Decision To Retire 03:13

    Steve Nash On Decision To Retire

    Mar 21
    Two-time NBA MVP Steve Nash discusses his time with the Lakers, legacy questions, and his decision to retire.
  • Video - Cavs Win Second Straight 01:20

    Cavs Win Second Straight

    Mar 20
    LeBron James scored a game-high 29 points in the Cavs' 95-92 win over the Pacers.
  • Video - Nets Outlast Bucks 01:33

    Nets Outlast Bucks

    Mar 20
    The Nets needed triple overtime to beat the Bucks 129-127 in Brooklyn.

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