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5mKevin Pelton

Best, worst and craziest from Day 1 of NBA free agency

Kevin Pelton has his analysis of every major and minor deal from Day 1. Who improved, what silly-looking money was actually silly, and what is still to come?

Windhorst: Lakers have hit 'rock-bottom' (2:14)
NBA contracts don't make sense (1:00)
Former NBA star Stephon Marbury's shoe only cost $14.98 (11:35)
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12hNBA Insiders

Trade, free-agent forecasts for every NBA team

The big trades, the big free agents, the big decisions. Our NBA Insiders go 5-on-5 on all 30 teams, leading with the Los Angeles Lakers.

Howard a strange fit with Hawks on the surface (1:18)
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1dKevin Arnovitz

Quiz: Where are you going in free agency?

Bright lights of New York, championship culture of San Antonio or Hollywood lifestyle of L.A.? When it comes to destinations, NBA players have their choices. Where would you sign in free agency?

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13hVincent Johnson and Michael Schwartz, ESPN Stats & Information

What is Dwyane Wade's loyalty worth?

The Heat face a major decision in their negotiation with free agent Dwyane Wade. We look at the history and the implications.

Clippers need to make cap space for Durant (1:09)
Whiteside staying with Heat (0:49)
Can Heat still sign Durant and Wade? (1:46)
Oscar Robertson

Oscar Robertson gives LeBron his blessing

Lebron James is sometimes misunderstood, but The Big O says LeBron is just the kind of player, entrepreneur and community leader he would have liked to team up with.

DeMar DeRozan agrees to re-sign with Raptors (1:29)
Elhassan: Can't understand Lakers' big deal for Mozgov (0:56)
Mayo violates NBA anti-drug program, dismissed from NBA (1:54)
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The Thunder's blueprint for re-signing Durant

Signing Kevin Durant to a new deal would represent a chance to cement his legacy in Oklahoma City. How will the Thunder convince the summer's top free agent to stay?

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Chad Ford's Top 100 NBA draft prospects

The names at the top have been set in stone for a while now, but where does everyone else slot in? Our resident guru ranks the top 100 prospects for the 2016 NBA draft.


Stein: Wade, Heat don't see eye-to-eye

Dwyane Wade, who is looking to make $20 million per season, "has been forced into this position" by the Heat to look elsewhere.


Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The Nets have weighed all day whether to sign Blazers restricted wing Allen Crabbe to an offer sheet, per ESPN's Marc Stein. Portland has said it will match any offer, for what it's worth.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The Nets, league sources say, have weighed all day whether to sign Blazers restricted FA Allen Crabbe to an offer sheet. They're big fans

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Al Horford had a long day of meetings in Atlanta today with Celtics, Wiz, Rockets and a mystery team.

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Hawks have yet to offer the full max to Al Horford, per sources.

Best, worst and craziest moves

Day 1 of NBA free agency was a busy one. Check out our analysis of every major and minor deal. Complete breakdown (Insider)

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks' deal with Joakim Noah has an average value of $18 million but likely starts below that. The specific structure of the contract is unclear at this point but it likely leaves New York with at least $12 million in available cap space. The club told people earlier Friday that they anticipate having approximately $11 million available for the shooting guard position, according to sources. The Knicks have a $2.7 million qualifying offer committed to Langston Galloway and a cap hold of a little over $2 million for Lance Thomas. They also have a cap hold for Derrick Williams, but it would be a surprise if Williams wasn't renounced. Courtney Lee and Eric Gordon remain top priorities for the club at the shooting guard position.

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Hawks have been involved in trade talks today in an effort to open additional cap space to re-sign Al Horford if needed, sources say.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Hawks big man Al Horford met with Houston on Friday according to a source. There is an expectation Horford makes a decision this weekend a source said. Rockets have a meeting with power forward Ryan Anderson on Saturday.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Hawks guard Kent Bazemore staying with Atlanta and turned down two offers from Houston and the Los Angeles Lakers according to a source. The source confirmed a NBA.com report that Bazemore declined a four-year $72 million deal from the Rockets and Lakers.

Broussard: Durant 'connected' with Clips

Chris Broussard says free agent Kevin Durant "loved the direction and vision" the Clippers presented for the direction of the franchise in their meeting on Friday.


ESPN @espn

Some NBA role players have landed massive contracts in free agency so far. And NFL players have noticed: es.pn/29iCCvJ

Mayo tests positive for 'drug of abuse'

Brian Windhorst explains why Mayo has been dismissed and disqualified from the NBA after violating the NBA/NBPA anti-drug program.


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Jared Dudley is headed back to the Phoenix Suns, agreeing to a three-year, $30 million deal. es.pn/29fLC2R