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Broussard: Durant 'connected' with Clips

Chris Broussard says free agent Kevin Durant "loved the direction and vision" the Clippers presented for the direction of the franchise in their meeting on Friday.


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Day 1 of NBA free agency was a busy one. Check out our analysis of every major and minor deal. Complete breakdown (Insider)

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Call it crazy, crazy money

NBA teams were handing out a lot of money to lesser-known players as free agency began, and some NFL stars such as DeAngelo Williams had things to say about it. Twitter reaction

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Kevin Durant was reportedly "blown away" by Clippers' presentation, will meet with Spurs and Celtics tomorrow:

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

If Dwyane Wade leaves Miami so Heat can pay Hassan Whiteside, that's a ton of pressure on a guy going from minimum to max who took his winding path to the NBA.

Stein: Wade, Heat don't see eye-to-eye

Dwyane Wade, who is looking to make $20 million per season, "has been forced into this position" by the Heat to look elsewhere.


Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The Nets have weighed all day whether to sign Blazers restricted wing Allen Crabbe to an offer sheet, per ESPN's Marc Stein. Portland has said it will match any offer, for what it's worth.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The Nets, league sources say, have weighed all day whether to sign Blazers restricted FA Allen Crabbe to an offer sheet. They're big fans

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Al Horford had a long day of meetings in Atlanta today with Celtics, Wiz, Rockets and a mystery team.

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Hawks have yet to offer the full max to Al Horford, per sources.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Knicks' deal with Joakim Noah has an average value of $18 million but likely starts below that. The specific structure of the contract is unclear at this point but it likely leaves New York with at least $12 million in available cap space. The club told people earlier Friday that they anticipate having approximately $11 million available for the shooting guard position, according to sources. The Knicks have a $2.7 million qualifying offer committed to Langston Galloway and a cap hold of a little over $2 million for Lance Thomas. They also have a cap hold for Derrick Williams, but it would be a surprise if Williams wasn't renounced. Courtney Lee and Eric Gordon remain top priorities for the club at the shooting guard position.

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Hawks have been involved in trade talks today in an effort to open additional cap space to re-sign Al Horford if needed, sources say.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Hawks big man Al Horford met with Houston on Friday according to a source. There is an expectation Horford makes a decision this weekend a source said. Rockets have a meeting with power forward Ryan Anderson on Saturday.

Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Hawks guard Kent Bazemore staying with Atlanta and turned down two offers from Houston and the Los Angeles Lakers according to a source. The source confirmed a report that Bazemore declined a four-year $72 million deal from the Rockets and Lakers.

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Some NBA role players have landed massive contracts in free agency so far. And NFL players have noticed: