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5hKevin Pelton

Is LeBron worth $100 million a year?

What is No. 1 free agent LeBron James really worth? Kevin Pelton projects the future for the top NBA superstars to get their true value -- and explains why the forecast could come true.

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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?

Kevin Durant as a Golden State Warrior? (1:09)
The NBA's best 3-and-D free agents (1:25)
Shelburne: Durant needs to give Lakers meeting out of respect (1:39)
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19hIan Begley

Camping with Kristaps Porzingis

After taking New York and the NBA by storm as a rookie, Kristaps Porzingis is home in Latvia, giving back to the community that helped transform him from a scrawny prospect into a national hero.

Should the Knicks make a play for DeMarcus Cousins? (1:24)
Butler talks state of Bulls, departure of Derrick Rose (4:42)
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3hJeremias Engelmann and Steve Ilardi

The 7 most overrated NBA free agents

Which signings are most likely to be a mistake? We have seven names that teams (and fans) should think twice about before committing to a massive deal.

Durant looking forward to leading U.S. Olympic basketball team in Rio (1:22)
Wade open to outside offers (0:53)
Happy birthday, Craig Sager! (0:46)
Stephen Jackson wants to return to the NBA (1:20)
Drummond a virtual guarantee to return to Pistons (0:50)
Spears: Warriors are going 'all-in' for Durant (2:07)
USA Basketball stars excited for Rio (1:16)
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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.


Jason Sobel @JasonSobelESPN

J.R. Smith is at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational wearing a "J.R. FOR PRESIDENT" t-shirt. Subtle, yet effective.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

One more note on Evan Turner: the Pelicans are among the teams who have strong interest in him, sources say.

The Spurs' pitch to Kevin Durant

Kate Fagan's acting as Gregg Popovich is strangely effective.


Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

Jennings' was academic, Mudiay was a combo of academic and amateurism and Ferguson was primarily academic-related.

Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

The common bond among Terrance Ferguson, Emmanuel Mudiay and Brandon Jennings. All 3 were worried about being cleared to play college hoops.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks are one of the teams that Evan Turner expects to meet with, per league sources.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

The Rockets have interest in free agent point guard Mike Conley but won't get a visit with him according to a source. Rockets remain confident in Patrick Beverley's abilities to run the point. The objective is to find a backup if Beverley remains the starter.

Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

Clippers had no chance with LBJ back in 2010. Blake was injured as a rookie in 09. DJ was still raw. But it was huge to get in the room.

Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

Or three years ago when Hawks were determined to get an audience with Dwight Howard, both for the present & paving way for the future

Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

It reminds of 2010, when then Clips GM Neil Olshey cashed in yrs of chips to land mtg w/ LeBron. Huge validation to get mtg eventho no shot

Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

As for Lakers failure to meet w/ KD. One league source incredulously asked yesterday why Kupchak/Buss haven't spent last 8 months on this

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

How confident is Isaiah Thomas that Danny Ainge can land a big free agent? "I'm very confident. I'm not going to say it's going be Kevin Durant. Who knows? I'm confident he's going to get a couple guys and build on what we got going here."

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Isaiah Thomas said that if he's in the recruiting contingent, he's going to buy some Durant shoes and gear to wear into the meeting.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Isaiah Thomas headed to meet with Danny Ainge right now and lobby to be part of Boston's Kevin Durant recruiting contingent in the Hamptons.

Royce Young ESPN Staff Writer 

This sign is across the street from where Sam Presti met Kevin Durant for their meeting at Chesapeake Energy Arena. With Durant officially a free agent tomorrow, probably not unintentional:

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Joakim Noah's meeting with the Knicks is set for tomorrow afternoon, sources say. Noah will have the opportunity to take phone calls from other teams starting at midnight tonight, which is interesting. The Knicks remain strong favorites for Noah, however, and people around the league would be surprised if the deal between Noah and the Knicks wasn't completed. The meeting time was earlier reported by the NY Post.