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Love agrees to 5-year deal to stay with Cavs

Kevin Love is re-signing with the Cleveland Cavaliers, he announced Wednesday. Love has agreed to a five-year, $110 million contract with the team, a source told ESPN's Brian Windhorst.

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Abrams: Traveling man

Will free agency lead Thomas Robinson to his NBA home?

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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.


Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

Ultimately Lakers don't really have much to offer free agents besides cap space and young players. That's why they keep striking out

Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

Lakers are "stunned" to hear how coolly their presentation was received by LMA. I spoke to 3-4 folks last night who felt good about it.

Jimmy Butler, Bulls agree on 5-year deal

The deal is worth $90M, sources tell ESPN's Brian Windhorst. Butler will have a player option for the fifth year of the deal, but the contract assures he will be in Chicago through the 2019-20 season.


Singler staying in Oklahoma City

Kyle Singler has agreed to a 5-year deal, worth almost $25M with OKC. Singler averaged 6 ppg and 2.4 rpg last season. The Thunder can now turn their attention to finalizing an agreement with restricted free agent Enes Kanter.

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Hey, Shaq -- maybe stick to basketball

Is Shaq's golf swing worse than Charles Barkley's? You be the judge.


Kevin Love: 'I'm going back to Cleveland'

Love broke the news on The Players Tribune, writing: "Yeah, of course I’ve heard the free agency rumors. But at the end of the day, and after meeting with my teammates (it turns out pools are great meeting places) and with the front office, it was clear Cleveland was the place for me. ... We have unfinished business and now it’s time to get back to work."

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Chandler joins Suns on 4-year deal

Tyson Chandler has agreed to a four-year deal worth $52M with the Phoenix Suns, ESPN's Marc Stein reports. Chandler averaged 10.3 ppg, 11.5 rpg and 1.2 blkpg last season with the Mavs.

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Tom Haberstroh: Kevin Love wants wins

"Looking at the Lakers and looking at the Knicks -- that's not where they are yet. They're years away from contending for championships. ... This is really big news, because [the Cavs] need to get that talent to maintain their championship contention."


Royce Young @royceyoung

OKC fans that think Singler isn't good are going off 26 games. He's exactly the kind of role playing wing you've been saying the team needs.

Royce Young @royceyoung

With Kyle Singler re-signed (and Kanter likely to come), it's likely the Thunder will look to move Perry Jones or Steve Novak (or both).

ICYMI: Fast and furious NBA free agency

DeMarre Carroll is now a Raptor, Kawhi Leonard will stick and stay with the Spurs and Anthony Davis is a paid man. More moves are in the works, so don't blink. Roundup

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No deal in place for Warriors, Green

Restricted free agent Draymond Green and the Warriors have reached an impasse and have broken off contract talks, sources tell ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

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Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

If the Mavs don't close the deal on DeAndre Jordan, their best bet might be to see if Pacers still want to dump Roy Hibbert's salary.

Windhorst: Love remains loyal to Cavs

Brian Windhorst: "This is a grand plan for the Cavs. There was some concern that he wouldn't take a long deal, but this is him locking in, he's showing faith in the franchise."


Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

The relationship between Tyson Chandler and Dallas is so unique. Any other cases of guy considered legend who had 2 1-season stints w/ team?

Johnson agrees to deal with Celtics

Amir Johnson has agreed to a 2-year, $24M deal with the Boston Celtics, sources told ESPN's Jeff Goodman. Johnson averaged 9 ppg and 6.1 rpg last season with the Raptors.


Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

Can confirm other reports that Kyle Singler has agreed to a five-year, $25M deal with Thunder, sources said. Final year is team option

Brooklyn banks on Brook Lopez

Tom Haberstroh on the Nets re-signing the big man: "The NBA is getting smaller, but the Nets are making a bet here that Brook Lopez as a traditional center is going to make big gains next year."


Ian Begley @IanBegley

#Knicks have been in touch with forward Lance Thomas about a new deal, per sources. Spurs and Nets have also expressed interest in Thomas.