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Pelicans not pausing to make Davis NBA's richest

New Orleans and Anthony Davis, on the first day possible, have agreed to a mammoth contract that is expected to become the league's most lucrative.

Love to meet with Lakers (1:04)
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Lowe: Eight biggest free agency questions

When free agency opens at the stroke of midnight, the NBA will leap into its great unknown: an unprecedented three-year spending frenzy that will change the league forever.

Ridnour's contract worth more than Ridnour (2:32)
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Mavs thinking big with DeAndre Jordan

DeAndre Jordan wants a bigger role. Music to the Mavs' ears. They hope to convince him that a move to Dallas is the key to reaching his potential.

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Celtics introduce rookies to history

The Boston Celtics introduced their four rookies Tuesday, then introduced them to the history of the franchise.


Kawhi agrees to return to Spurs

San Antonio has agreed to a five-year, $90 million deal with Kawhi Leonard, sources tell ESPN. The Spurs will likely wait to actually sign the contract so they can free up cap space to chase other free agents, including LaMarcus Aldridge, sources tell ESPN. Story

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Also hearing Mavs have split up their recruiting posse and are conducting two meetings at present: One with DeAndre; one with Wes Matthews

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Immediate change to DeAndre Jordan's meeting schedule: ESPN sources say Mavs having dinner with Clippers center as we speak

Kevin Love to meet with the Lakers

ESPN NBA analyst Marc Stein on the Lakers' meeting with Kevin Love: "Yeah, I'd have to say the Lakers getting a meeting with Kevin Love is a bit of a surprise, but ... the Cavs are in the catbird seat."


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Sources say Anthony Davis' deal will have clause after Year 4 that allows Davis to return to free agency in summer of 2020 if he so chooses

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ESPN sources: New Orleans & Anthony Davis have verbally agreed to five-year contract extension worth $145 million that begins in 2016-17

NBA's busy season about to start

Free agency begins Wednesday at 12:01 a.m. ET and then 8 days later, the signing craziness begins.

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Sources: James Harden will join Kevin McHale, Daryl Morey & Exec VP Gersson Rosas in Rockets' meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge tonight in LA

Lakers' itinerary set for Aldridge

Los Angeles will meet with LaMarcus Aldridge at 9 p.m. PT in L.A. The team is sending: Jeanie Buss, Kobe, Byron Scott, James Worthy, general manager Mitch Kupchak, Jim Buss, assistant GM Glenn Carraro, senior VP of finance Tim Harris and executives from AEG and TIme Warner Cable to woo the free agent big man.

Clippers 'hopeful' to retain DeAndre

But if DeAndre Jordan leaves for Dallas, the Clippers will look to do a sign-and-trade with the Mavs and their own free agent, Tyson Chandler, reports ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

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Source says Suns, Mavs, Pacers, Grizzlies and Clippers are teams showing most interest in high-flying big Brandan Wright.

Luke Ridnour is no Chris Gatling

Sure, Ridnour was traded four times in a week -- including three times in 26 hours. That means he's been in 7 trades in his 12-year career. But Chris Gatling was traded 8 times in his 11-year NBA career. Notable multi-trade guys

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Bucks F Jared Dudley picks up option

Jared Dudley has exercised his $4.25 million option to stay with the Milwaukee Bucks next season, sources told ESPN.com's Marc Stein. Story

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