Heat, Wolves finally get into the action
The Heat are reportedly ready to sign restricted free agent Elton Brand to a six-year, $82 million offer sheet.
Updated: July 16, 2003, 1:01 PM ETBy By Chad Ford | NBA Insider
BOSTON -- Finally. After two grueling weeks of visits, rumors, defections and betrayals, free agents can consummate deals with NBA teams. The Lakers got the ball rolling at 12:01 a.m. ET when they signed Gary Payton (2 years, $10.4 mil) and Karl Malone (2 years, $3.2 mil). "We drank a toast and Mitch [Kupchak] went home to get some sleep for probably the first time in at least a week," Lakers spokesperson John Black said.
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