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Pelton: Breaking down Day 2 free-agent deals

D-Wade and the Heat compromised, the Bucks upgraded with Greg Monroe and the Mavs took a risk with Wesley Matthews. Kevin Pelton sorts through the second day of free agency.

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Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

Lakers mtg with LaMarcus today lasted 90 mins. Basketball talk from Kupchak, Byron &Mark Madsen (who handles analytics for coaching staff)

Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

I hear Mavs' 4-year deal with Wesley Matthews will probably average about $13 million per year. Flexible depending on DeAndre decision.

Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

To sum up Aldridge race: Spurs, Suns are leaders.Portland trying for a Hail Mary. Mavs trying...Lakers flailing. Knicks in the green room

Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

Wes Matthews' commitment to Mavs gives DeAndre Jordan one more reason to have Dallas racing through his mind as he puts his head on pillow.

Mavs agree with Wes Matthews

The free agent SG has agreed in principle on a 4-year deal with the Mavericks, according to ESPN's Marc Stein and the NBA's official website. Matthews suffered a season-ending Achilles injury in March.

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Marc Stein on Spurs' pursuit of Aldridge

"The Spurs don't usually jump into these free agent frenzies. This is the first time they've done this since 2002 with Jason Kidd." Free agency special on ESPN2

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Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

I did hear that Magic Johnson tried to get in touch with LaMarcus after his first meeting with Lakers. Not sure they actually connected tho

Robin Lopez leaning toward Knicks

The center has picked the Knicks over the Lakers, sources told ESPN's Marc Stein. Lopez will sign with New York as long as DeAndre Jordan does not choose the Knicks. Story

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Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

Jordan liked what he heard from Doc and team, I'm told. Didn't want to drag this out but he's genuinely undecided. No timetable on decision.

No typical Thursday night for Aldridge

It's been an eventful day for the prized free agent -- and it's still going on.

Baxter Holmes @BaxterHolmes

Jeanie Buss on Kobe Bryant’s future: "What I've made clear is only Kobe Bryant can decide when Kobe Bryant is done playing basketball."

Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

Deal details for Lopez/Knicks remain unclear, but he's prepared to go to NYC as long as there's still an opening there after DeAndre decides

Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

ESPN sources say Robin Lopez has chosen Knicks over Lakers and will join NYK as long as DeAndre Jordan, as expected, chooses Clips or Mavs

Wade betting on himself with 1-year deal

ESPN's Ramona Shelburne discusses Dwyane Wade's one-year, $20 million deal with Miami: “I can see why this deal makes sense -- they’re sort of giving him back some of the money he’s left on the table. But he did not get the long-term stability he was looking for."


Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

ESPN sources say David West is most likely to wind up with one of two teams after leaving Indiana: San Antonio or Washington

Jeanie: Jim will resign if rebuild fails

Lakers team president Jeanie Buss has said that the team is rebuilding under a deadline. Specifically, she has said, the Lakers need to make a deep run in the playoffs within three years or her brother, Jim, will step down from his post as president of basketball operations. Timeline still in place

Latest NBA offseason news

  • Suns agree to trade three players to Pistons to clear cap space (via multiple reporters)
  • Bucks agree to trade Jared Dudley to Wizards (via Marc Stein & media reports)
  • Sources: Kings offer Wes Matthews 3-yr/$45M deal (via Marc Stein)
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