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FILE - In this Feb. 12, 2018 file photo, New Orleans Pelicans guard Rajon Rondo (9) plays against the Detroit Pistons in the first half of an NBA basketball game in Detroit. Even when their respective teams were vicious rivals, Rondo often gave LeBron James high praise. He'll now be giving him the ball. NBA free agency continued Monday, July 2, 2018 and so did the rebuild of the Los Angeles Lakers, with Rondo agreeing to a one-year, $9 million deal to pair up with James next season.(AP Photo/Paul Sancya, file)
July 02, 2018 - 7:23 pm
Even when their respective teams were vicious rivals, Rajon Rondo often gave LeBron James high praise. He'll now be giving him the ball. A person with knowledge of the negotiations confirmed The Associated Press that Rondo had agreed to sign a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Lakers. The...
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FILE - In this Sunday, March 11, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James, left, shoots as Los Angeles Lakers guard Lonzo Ball defends during the first half of an NBA basketball game, in Los Angeles. On Sunday, July 1, 2018, James announced he would be joining Ball and the Lakers to try and dethrone the Golden State Warriors and grow his own legacy. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
July 02, 2018 - 4:09 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — LeBron James is leaving home for Hollywood and an iconic team. The Los Angeles Lakers have a new superstar — L.A.-Bron. The four-time NBA MVP announced Sunday night that he has agreed to a four-year, $154 million contract with the Lakers, joining one of the league's most storied...
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FILE - In this April 1, 2018, file photo, Golden State Warriors' Kevin Durant (35) goes up for a dunk against the Phoenix Suns during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Oakland, Calif. A person familiar with the situation says that Kevin Durant will sign a two-year contract to remain with the Golden State Warriors, with the caveat that the deal will have an option and allow him to return to free agency next summer. (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez, File)
July 01, 2018 - 10:39 pm
The Latest on NBA free agency (all times EDT): 10:25 p.m. Glenn Robinson III has agreed to a deal with the Detroit Pistons. A person with knowledge of the agreement says Robinson has agreed to a one-year contract with a team option for 2019-20. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition...
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FILE - In this June 6, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James shoots against Golden State Warriors' Draymond Green during the first half of Game 3 of basketball's NBA Finals, in Cleveland. The Philadelphia 76ers are getting a chance to pitch their process to LeBron James. Representatives from the team will meet Sunday with James’ agent Rich Paul in Los Angeles, a person familiar with the get together told the Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the sensitivity of the talks. James, who returned to Los Angeles from vacation on Sunday, July 1, 2018, before NBA free agency opened, will not take part in the meeting, the person said. (Gregory Shamus/Pool Photo via AP, File)
July 01, 2018 - 9:25 pm
Kevin Durant, Paul George and Chris Paul all made quick decisions to stay put and remain in the Western Conference. And now LeBron James is joining them. Just like that, the West got even wilder. Day 1 of NBA free agency was not lacking for fireworks or firepower, led by James' decision to leave...
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FILE - In this April 3, 2008, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James throws talc into the air in a pre-game ritual before an NBA basketball game against the Chicago Bulls in Cleveland. The superstar declined his $35.6 million contract option on Friday, June 29, 2018, with Cleveland and will become a free agent. The four-time MVP could re-sign with his hometown Cavaliers, or go in a completely direction. What he decides in the next few days could re-shape the NBA landscape. (AP Photo/Mark Duncan, File)
July 01, 2018 - 12:25 pm
CLEVELAND (AP) — The Philadelphia 76ers are getting a chance to pitch their process to LeBron James. Representatives from the team will meet Sunday with James' agent Rich Paul in Los Angeles, a person familiar with the plans told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because of the...
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FILE - In this March 6, 2018, file photo, Houston Rockets guard Chris Paul moves the ball during the team's NBA basketball game against the Oklahoma City Thunder in Oklahoma City. Paul says he's staying with the Rockets. The star point guard wasted no time once the free agency window opened, and has decided to stay put with the team that finished last season with the NBA's best regular-season record. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
July 01, 2018 - 10:09 am
The Latest on the start of NBA free agency (all times EDT): 9:50 a.m. Aron Baynes, who started virtually every game last season with Boston, is staying with the Celtics. A person familiar with the negotiations says Baynes has agreed to a two-year deal worth $11 million. The person spoke to The...
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FILE - In this Sept. 25, 2017, file photo, Oklahoma City Thunder forward Paul George is pictured during an NBA basketball media day in Oklahoma City. George has decided not to exercise his $20.7 million option for next season with the Oklahoma City Thunder, a person with knowledge of the situation said Thursday. George will become an unrestricted free agent on Sunday. The person spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Thursday, June 28, 2018, because neither George nor the team has publicly announced his decision. (AP Photo/Sue Ogrocki, File)
July 01, 2018 - 2:31 am
Kevin Durant is staying put for now. So are Paul George and Chris Paul. Meanwhile, LeBron James' next move remains unclear. Durant has decided to sign a two-year deal with the Golden State Warriors, a person familiar with the situation told The Associated Press on condition of anonymity Saturday...
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June 30, 2018 - 8:39 pm
NEW YORK (AP) — NBA teams will be working with a salary cap of $101,869,000 for the coming season, with a salary tax level of $123,733,000. The league released those figures Saturday night, hours before the annual moratorium starts and teams can begin negotiating with free agents. The figures are...
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FILE - In this March 10, 2018, file photo, Los Angeles Clippers center DeAndre Jordan, left, reaches for a rebound along with Orlando Magic center Nikola Vucevic during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Los Angeles.A person with knowledge of the situation says the Mavericks are making another run at DeAndre Jordan three years after the center jilted them in free agency to stay with the Clippers. (AP Photo/Mark J. Terrill, File)
June 29, 2018 - 10:27 pm
DALLAS (AP) — The Dallas Mavericks are making another run at DeAndre Jordan, three years after the center jilted them in free agency to stay with the Los Angeles Clippers. Jordan has opted out of the final year of that contract he signed with LA in 2015, and the Mavericks intend to pursue him as an...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2018, file photo, Cleveland Cavaliers' LeBron James goes up to dunk against the Charlotte Hornets during the first half of an NBA basketball game in Charlotte, N.C. An NBA free-agent class with a little something for everyone hits the market on July 1. The group includes an array of superstars, big men, glue guys and sharp-shooters. (AP Photo/Chuck Burton, File)
June 29, 2018 - 10:56 am
CLEVELAND (AP) — Two people familiar with the decision say LeBron James has told the Cleveland Cavaliers he is declining his $35.6 million contract option for next season and is a free agent. James' representatives told the Cavs on Friday, said the people who spoke to the Associated Press on...
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