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Suns offer Gordon max deal; N.O. set to match

Suns offer Gordon max deal; N.O. set to match

ESPN.com Updated Jul 3, 2012
Eric Gordon and the Phoenix Suns have agreed to terms on a maximum-salaried contract worth $58 million over four years.
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  • Williams agrees to $98.7M deal with Nets

    Williams agrees to $98.7M deal with Nets

    Deron Williams is staying with the Nets -- much to the delight of all of Brooklyn. The All-Star guard and offseason's top free agent agreed to sign a five-year, $98.7 million deal Tuesday.
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  • Days of NBA Lives: Wherein Evan Turner is going nowhere

    Days of NBA Lives: Wherein Evan Turner is going nowhere

    yahoo.com Jul 3, 2012
    At this point, most of the NBA is on Twitter. It's a wild world of training updates, questions as to which movies they should go see, and explanations of their Call of Duty prowess. Every so often, though, you also get a picture into the more interestin…
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  • Sources: Mavs show interest in Nash, Lin at PG

    Sources: Mavs show interest in Nash, Lin at PG

    The Dallas Mavericks' point guard priorities are now shifting to 39-year-old and former Mav Steve Nash and one-time Mavs Summer League hand Jeremy Lin, sources told ESPN.com's Marc Stein.
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  • UFA F Jeffries had knee procedure in Germany

    UFA F Jeffries had knee procedure in Germany

    ESPN.com Jul 3, 2012
    New York Knicks unrestricted free agent big man Jared Jeffries confirmed to ESPN New York on Monday that he underwent Orthokine therapy in Germany in late May to treat his sore right knee, which caused him problems all last season.
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  • Odom out; U.S. left with 15 players for 12 spots

    Odom out; U.S. left with 15 players for 12 spots

    ESPN.com Jul 3, 2012
    USA Basketball says Lamar Odom won't try to earn an Olympic roster spot, leaving the Americans with 15 players for 12 spots.
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  • Rudy Fernandez is bound for Spain after four NBA seasons

    Rudy Fernandez is bound for Spain after four NBA seasons

    yahoo.com Jul 3, 2012
    By one point of view, what Rudy Fernandez announced via Twitter (in Spanish only) on Tuesday afternoon is an admission of defeat. After four seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets, Fernandez will return to Spain to play for Real Madr…
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  • Report: Warriors meet with Brandon Roy

    Report: Warriors meet with Brandon Roy

    nba.com ESPN.com Jul 3, 2012
    The Bay Area could be a landing spot for Brandon Roy's return to basketball.
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  • Sacramento's 'Plan B' for new arena declared dead

    Sacramento's 'Plan B' for new arena declared dead

    nba.com Jul 3, 2012
    Sacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson's "Plan B" to build a new sports arena is dead.
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  • Warriors sign No. 7 overall pick Barnes to deal

    Warriors sign No. 7 overall pick Barnes to deal

    ESPN.com Jul 3, 2012
    The Golden State Warriors have signed first-round pick Harrison Barnes.
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  • Mo Williams promises to add toughness to Jazz

    Mo Williams promises to add toughness to Jazz

    ESPN.com nba.com Jul 3, 2012
    Mo Williams isn't the 20-year-old rookie that he was when he first arrived in Salt Lake City in 2003.
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  • Magic sign first-round pick Andrew Nicholson

    Magic sign first-round pick Andrew Nicholson

    nba.com Jul 3, 2012
    The Magic have signed first-round draft pick Andrew Nicholson, the team announced.
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  • Sources: Nets to trade for Clips forward Evans

    Sources: Nets to trade for Clips forward Evans

    ESPN.com Jul 3, 2012
    The Brooklyn Nets will acquire rugged rebounder Reggie Evans from the Los Angeles Clippers in a sign-and-trade, sources confirmed to ESPN New York on Tuesday.
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  • Jason Terry’s Top 5 Plays As A Maverick

    Jason Terry’s Top 5 Plays As A Maverick

    Now that Jason Terry’s time with the Dallas Mavericks is reportedly coming to a close, we thought we would recall his best plays as a Maverick. Even though Dirk was the key cog in the Dallas wheel, Terry was always there, providing a spark off the bench
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  • Hawks' Ferry hires Wilcox as assistant GM

    Hawks' Ferry hires Wilcox as assistant GM

    nba.com Jul 3, 2012
    Atlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry has hired a new assistant from one of his old teams.
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  • Fields agrees to 3-year, $20M offer sheet from Raptors

    Fields agrees to 3-year, $20M offer sheet from Raptors

    Knicks guard Landry Fields could be on his way out of New York after agreeing to sign an offer sheet with the Toronto Raptors.
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  • 2012 NBA free agency -- Brooklyn Nets, Bosnian F Mirza Teletovi…

    2012 NBA free agency -- Brooklyn Nets, Bosnian F Mirza Teletovic have deal, sources say

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Jul 3, 2012
    The Brooklyn Nets reached a verbal commitment with Bosnian forward Mirza Teletovic on a three-year deal worth $15.675 million, according to sources close to the process.
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  • Watch Sacramento Kings rookie Thomas Robinson, as he’s greeted …

    Watch Sacramento Kings rookie Thomas Robinson, as he’s greeted by Kings fans (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jul 3, 2012
    The Sacramento Kings may have ranked 28th out of 30 NBA teams in attendance during the 2011-12 season, but a couple of factors need to be considered as we judge that particular statistic. For one, the Kings stunk - starting off the season with an embarr
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  • Brooks: Thunder job is 'where I wanted to be'

    Brooks: Thunder job is 'where I wanted to be'

    nba.com Jul 3, 2012
    Scott Brooks always believed he would be back as the coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder, even as his previous contract was surprisingly allowed to expire following the NBA Finals.
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  • Pacers, guard George Hill agree to new contact

    Pacers, guard George Hill agree to new contact

    nba.com ESPN.com Jul 3, 2012
    The Indiana Pacers and point guard George Hill have agreed to a new deal.
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  • Celtics agree to deals with all three 2012 picks

    Celtics agree to deals with all three 2012 picks

    ESPN.com Jul 3, 2012
    One day after introducing the rookies, Boston formally announced it had reached an agreement with first-round picks Jared Sullinger and Fab Melo and second-round pick Kris Joseph.
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  • Miami Heat owner Micky Arison: Owning a team “is a hobby of pas…

    Miami Heat owner Micky Arison: Owning a team “is a hobby of passion, it’s not a business.”

    yahoo.com Jul 3, 2012
    It's a sentiment that most NBA owners seem to getting farther and farther away from, more than likely because their outside businesses aren't doing as well in the modern economy as they used to be. With their initial money-making pursuits lagging a bit,…
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  • Create-a-Caption: Jeremy Lamb has this one shirt he really like…

    Create-a-Caption: Jeremy Lamb has this one shirt he really likes

    yahoo.com Jul 3, 2012
    ... and he really likes it. I mean, like, a lot. You know what, Jeremy Lamb, let me hang that up for you. Don't want it to get all wrinkled before you ever even have a chance to put it on. Just give it over here. Right over here, Jeremy. Here. Here. /tu…
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  • Joe Johnson’s Top 5 Buzzer-Beaters And Clutch Shots As A Hawk

    Joe Johnson’s Top 5 Buzzer-Beaters And Clutch Shots As A Hawk

    dimemag.com Jul 3, 2012
    Joe Johnson is, in principle, now Brooklyn bound. Once the free agency moratorium lifts July 11, he’ll be sent to the Nets, who are trying to turn into a get-rich-quick Eastern Conference conteder in the mold of Boston and Miami. But while his future te
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  • The LeBron James balloon sculpture: A real, kind of terrifying …

    The LeBron James balloon sculpture: A real, kind of terrifying thing (VIDEO)

    yahoo.com Jul 3, 2012
    Welp: I mean, if you are going to be a balloon sculptor - and it is clear, if nothing else, that Brigham Young University student/artist Joel Zae is that (as well as someone whose buddies shoot teddy bears) - then I guess you might as well make a gian
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  • Sources: Allen to visit Heat, Clips this week

    Sources: Allen to visit Heat, Clips this week

    ESPN.com Jul 3, 2012
    Ray Allen will visit the NBA champion Miami Heat on Thursday, league sources confirmed to ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard.
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  • Joe Johnson Is Coming To Brooklyn; Chauncey Billups Interested …

    Joe Johnson Is Coming To Brooklyn; Chauncey Billups Interested In The Heat

    dimemag.com Jul 3, 2012
    For months, Dwight Howard has helped spearhead the greatest PR debacle since Anthony Weiner‘s cell phone photos, and yet still had the gall to believe everything was going to be alright. He’s Dwight Howard. He gets what he wants. So over the weekend w
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  • Brother thinks Smith wants to return to Knicks

    Brother thinks Smith wants to return to Knicks

    ESPN.com Jul 3, 2012
    Chris Smith, the younger brother of J.R. Smith, believes the New York Knicks shooting guard will return to the team next season.
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  • About Last Night: Cleaning Out the Birdcage

    About Last Night: Cleaning Out the Birdcage

    grantland.com Jul 3, 2012
    In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. The Atlanta Hawks agreed in principle to trade Marvin W...
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  • Video - Could Nets Still Deal For Howard? 01:25

    Could Nets Still Deal For Howard?

    Jul 3
    J.A. Adande on Dwight Howard's future with Nets now that Deron Williams has made his decision to stay.
  • Video - Deron Williams Staying Put 04:17

    Deron Williams Staying Put

    Jul 3
    Deron Williams tweets he's staying with the Nets and J.A. Adande breaks down what it means for Brooklyn.
  • Video - Broussard: 'Mavericks Would Be In Trouble' 01:43

    Broussard: 'Mavericks Would Be In Trouble'

    Jul 3
    ESPN's J.A. Adande and NBA Insider Chris Broussard join SportsCenter to discuss what the Mavericks will do if they miss out on Dwight Howard and Deron Williams.
  • Video - NBA Free Agent News 05:16

    NBA Free Agent News

    Jul 3
    ESPN.com's J.A. Adande joins Michele Steele to talk the latest news in NBA free agency.

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  • Sam Amick: Free-agent flood gates ready to open with Williams off the mark…

    Jul 3
    When Deron Williams announced his decision to return to the Nets on Tuesday, the collective sigh of relief you heard didn't just come from Brooklyn fans.
  • 5-on-5: Best, worst moves of NBA offseason

    Jul 3
    Discussing the highs, lows from the first few days of the summer of 2012.
  • Sam Amick: Williams chooses Nets, signs five-year, $100M deal

    Jul 3
    Deron Williams is going back to the Nets.
  • Sources: Mavs show interest in Nash, Lin at PG

    Jul 3
    The Dallas Mavericks' point guard priorities are now shifting to 39-year-old and former Mav Steve Nash and one-time Mavs Summer League hand Jeremy Lin, sources told ESPN.com's Marc Stein.