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Funny money? FAs about to get paid in NBA

With the salary cap going through the roof and most teams having money to burn, the NBA's silly season -- which starts Friday -- will not disappoint.

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Shelburne: Durant needs to give Lakers meeting out of respect (1:39)
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9hIan 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.

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Should the Knicks make a play for DeMarcus Cousins? (1:24)
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Butler: 'I let people think what they want to think' (1:33)
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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.

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Wade open to outside offers (0:53)
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Happy birthday, Craig Sager! (0:46)
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Stephen Jackson wants to return to the NBA (1:20)
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Drummond a virtual guarantee to return to Pistons (0:50)
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Spears: Warriors are going 'all-in' for Durant (2:07)
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USA Basketball stars excited for Rio (1:16)
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Elhassan: Durant should stay with Thunder (1:17)
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Tougher shot, Steph's 37-footer or Kyrie's 3 to win Game 7? (1:25)
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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.

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The Hamptons guide to meeting Durant

  • Thursday: Thunder (in Oklahoma City)
  • Friday: Warriors, Clippers
  • Saturday: Spurs, Celtics
  • Sunday: Heat
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Butler on Rose trade: 'Had to be one of us'

Jimmy Butler said he was notified before the Derrick Rose trade and that he and Rose had a good relationship, despite Butler being pointed to as the reason for the trade.

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Windhorst: Noah deal makes sense for Knicks

Brian Windhorst explains why the Knicks are the front-runners to land Joakim Noah.

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Mike Conley to meet with Mavericks

Brian Windhorst looks at Mike Conley reported to be meeting with the Mavericks, but that doesn't mean he's on his way out of Memphis just yet.

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

More meetings for Kevin Durant: Clippers on Friday, Boston on Saturday and Miami on Sunday -- all in the Hamptons -- league sources say.

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Whether or not Conley re-signs with Memphis could hinge largely on the Grizzlies' willingness to give him a 5-year contract, says a source

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The phrasing tends to be the same from every team we ask with Joakim Noah interest: We don't have a chance because the Knicks are his choice

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Have heard the same lament from multiple interested teams tonight: They see New York as a big favorite to land Joakim Noah in free agency.

Delly is in awe of LeBron James

And who wouldn't be? Matthew Dellavedova had a front-row seat to LeBron staging the biggest comeback in Finals history.

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Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

Alonzo Gee has declined his $1.4 million player option for next season, according to Sheridan Hoops' Mike Scotto, making him an unrestricted free agent. Gee averaged 4.5 points, 3.4 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 22.4 minutes per game, including 38 starts, last season in New Orleans.

'I let people think what they want to think'

Jimmy Butler acknowledges that as the best player he needs to lead the Bulls and offers reaction to a critical article on his team's website.

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