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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.

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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.

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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.

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Mavs' contingent is still with DeAndre Jordan, I'm told. Then again, Chandler Parsons might have to be surgically removed from DJ's hip.

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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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."

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Countdown to the Body Issue: 6 days

Blake Griffin in the 2011 Body Issue was a slam dunk, just as the new issue out July 6 is sure to be.

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Clippers 'hopeful' to retain DeAndre

But if DeAndre Jordan leaves for Dallas, the Clippers will look to do a sign-and-trade with the Mavs and their own free agent, Tyson Chandler, reports ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

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Sacramento a royal fit for Rondo?

The Kings have requested a meeting with Rajon Rondo, according to ESPN and multiple reports. Sources told ESPN's Marc Stein that Rondo, no matter where he ends up, is likely to sign a one-year deal. The Kings have by far showed the most early interest in Rondo, with sources saying that Rudy Gay has been one of the loudest voices in the organization trying to lure Rondo to Sacramento.

Pierce comfortable in D.C.?

Sources told ESPN.com's Marc Stein that the Wizards are increasingly optimistic about their chances of re-signing Paul Pierce despite interest from Pierce's hometown Clippers. Pierce and the Wizards opened negotiations shortly after midnight.

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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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