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As they chase free agents to join with their superstars, the Miami Heat are telling free agents they expect to have as much as $12 million in salary-cap space after hopefully getting LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh to re-sign, sources told ESPN…Upvote Share Tweet
Did anyone truly expect the Washington Wizards to really get creative with their summer? To let go of the sorts of veteran stalwarts that helped them to the franchise’s third second round showing since it lost what was then called the “1979 NBA Champion…Upvote Share TweetAnd the rich just might be getting richer. According to a report, former All-Star big man Pau Gasol is being pursued by the Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs in free agency. The news is courtesy of Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. Free-agent center Pau …Upvote Share Tweet
Magic's new addition Fournier says he's readynba.com Jul 1, 2014Players that are traded to a new team typically appreciate when their new teammates reach out to welcome them. New Orlando Magic addition Evan Fournier had an extra surprise when one of his new teammates did so by speaking to him in his native tongue.Upvote Share Tweet
Tim Duncan’s Top 10 Plays Of The 2013-2014 SeasonKawhi Leonard was MVP of the 2014 NBA Finals, but there’s an argument to be made that Tim Duncan was the San Antonio Spurs’ best player against the Miami Heat. The 38 year-old future Hall-of-Famer averaged 15.4 points and 10 rebounds per game while shoo…Upvote Share TweetThere was plenty of buzz on the corner of Flatbush and Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn last night as the Barclays Center was home to the NBA Draft for the second consecutive year. From Isaiah Austin hearing his name called despite recently finding out that …Upvote Share TweetDespite all signs pointing towards LeBron James returning to the Miami Heat, the Cleveland Cavaliers have not given up hope they can convince him to come back. According to Jason Lloyd of the Akron Beacon Journal, the Cavs are using Dan Gilbert‘s willin…Upvote Share Tweet
Magic waive Jameer Nelson, marking official end of Orlando's last competitive era and dawn of new dayyahoo.com Jul 1, 2014The Orlando Magic decided to cut ties with veteran point guard Jameer Nelson on Monday, the eve of the NBA's free-agent feeding frenzy. And while the decision didn't come as too much of a surprise, it does give us cause for a moment's pause to mark the …Upvote Share TweetIt seems that Masai Ujiri’s pitch to Kyle Lowry won’t be enough to get the point guard to immediately re-sign with the Toronto Raptors. It’s hardly Ujiri’s fault, though; the market for Lowry is just that fierce. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein, the Rapt…Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Riley Calls Deng To Express “Significant Interest” In Signing HimThe Miami Heat are already making a run at major names in free agency to surround LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh. According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports, Pat Riley has called Luol Deng and shown “significant interest” in acquiring th…Upvote Share Tweet
Gortat Re-Signs With WizardsJul 1Brian Windhorst discusses the five-year, $60 million deal signed by Marcin Gortat to stay with the Washington Wizards.
Patty Mills faces lengthy layoff for shoulder surgeryJul 2Free-agent point guard Patty Mills will have shoulder surgery for a rotator-cuff injury that bothered him during the season and will be out until at least January, sources told ESPN.com's Marc Stein on Tuesday night.
Sources: Lowry to mull options after talks with Toronto Raptors, Houston R…Jul 1After hearing pitches from the Toronto Raptors and Houston Rockets, free agent guard Kyle Lowry will contemplate his choices over the next day or two, sources told ESPN.com.
Sources: Livingston, Warriors agree to dealJul 1The Golden State Warriors have agreed to a deal with Brooklyn Nets free-agent guard Shaun Livingston, ESPN.com has learned.
Gortat agrees to 5-year, $60M deal with WizJul 1John Wall tweeted that Marcin Gortat will re-sign with the Washington Wizards, and ESPN.com's Marc Stein confirmed.