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Markazi: Imagine LeBron in an uncapped NBA

Imagine what LeBron James would be paid in a hypothetical NBA with no salary cap. Would $60 million a year be fair? Arash Markazi explores the true value of stars like James and Stephen Curry.

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Kevin Durant: 'I'm in a great space'

The injured Thunder star is on the road to return. In a wide-ranging interview, he says his recent adversity made him want to be a better teammate.

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2015 Orlando Summer League schedule

The Orlando Summer League that kicks off July 4 and runs through July 10 gives the basketball world its first look at how NBA newcomers fare in their first games as professionals.

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Lakers, Lou Williams agree to deal

The free-agent guard agreed to a deal with the Lakers, according to ESPN's Marc Stein and multiple reports. Williams averaged a career-best 15.5 points in 80 games to win Sixth Man of the Year honors this past season with Toronto.

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Rodney Stuckey to return to Pacers

Indiana reached a 3-year, $21M deal with the free-agent guard, agent Paolo Zamorano told ESPN's Brian Windhorst. Stuckey averaged 12.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 71 games for the Pacers last season.

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Cavs, Nets in talks for Joe Johnson

The Cavaliers are considering using Brendan Haywood's non-guaranteed contract to trade for seven-time All-Star Joe Johnson, who has one year and $24.9M left on his contract, sources tell ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

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Johnson looking good for Pistons

No. 8 overall pick Stanley Johnson has 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting and the Pistons lead the Clippers by 16 after three quarters in Orlando Summer League action.

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Bird and #Pacers have done a really nice re-tool job. West loss tough, but got younger and more athletic. If George healthy, they're tough.

Stanley Johnson back in action

The No. 8 pick in June's draft scored 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting in his Summer League debut Saturday. He'll look to build on that as the Pistons face the Clippers in Orlando.

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LaMarcus Aldridge writes to Blazers fans

In a letter in the Oregonian, he said, "Dear Rip City, Thank you! Those two words on a page don't begin to express the gratitude I have for the opportunity the entire Trail Blazers organization, my teammates, the media and you fans gave me. ... Please know that I will always hold my time in a Blazers uniform near and dear to my heart."

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Kevin Durant on 2016 free agency

"I haven't thought about it. I hear it all the time but I'm really just focusing on rehab. I can't get there unless I take care of today, so that's how I try to look at it even though I hear it from every side, thinking past to next summer. I'm not even trying to focus on that." KD nearing return

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Spurs optimistic about Ginobili return

The LaMarcus Aldridge signing has the Spurs even more determined to try to convince Manu Ginobili to play one more season, sources told ESPN Marc Stein. Waiting on announcement

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PJ on Spurs defense: they'll be good enough defensively, but the pluses outweigh the minuses because the offense will be out of this world.

NBA free agency nearing completion

Only three of the top 30 free agents on Amin Elhassan's big board have yet to agree to deals, and all three are expected to re-sign with their current team.

  1. LeBron James, Cavs
  2. Marc Gasol, Grizzlies
  3. Tristan Thompson, Cavs

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Aldridge a good fit for Spurs

P.J. Carlesimo said on SportsCenter: "[Aldridge] does a couple of things that really make a difference. You can put him in pick-and-rolls, he can open the floor because he's a very good deep shooter. ... Aldridge can play outside or inside."

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Aldridge comments get assistant fired

Portland's Kim Hughes was fired after he spoke out of turn to an Indiana television station about the future of free agent LaMarcus Aldridge on June 27. He said, "We didn't publicize it, but we lost LaMarcus Aldridge. It hasn't been declared yet, but I'm sure he won't come back." Story

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Ranking the Top 5 NBA organizations

Tom Penn and P.J. Carlesimo don't agree on everything here, but they're on the same page with No. 1 and 2.

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Knicks get steal with O'Quinn

Orlando reserve center Kyle O'Quinn was near the top of a list of projected value free agents and the Knicks are getting him on a great deal: four years and $16M. Trade grades (Insider)

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