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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.


Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins

Rockets coach Kevin McHale reached out to RFA Pat Beverley tonight and the Mavericks as well as some other teams have interest.

Anthony Davis gets handsome extension

The Pelicans and Anthony Davis have agreed to terms on a mammoth contract extension that should become the league's richest when it goes into effect. Sources told ESPN.com that the deal is a five-year extension estimated at nearly $145 million. Story

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Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

Says at least one source close to talks on expected 3/60M deal for Brook Lopez and 4/50M deal for Thad Young: "Consider them done deals"

Blazers sign Aminu to $30M

Al-Farouq Aminu has agreed to terms on a four-year, $30 million deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, a source told ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne. Story

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Al-Farouq Aminu @farouq1

Headed to Portland with my guy Neil Olshey, who believed in me since day one. Much love Rip city here I come

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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Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

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

Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

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."


Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

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

Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

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.

Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

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