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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Also @chris_broussard reports Durant is meeting first Friday with Golden State; sources tell me San Antonio is currently booked for Saturday

LeBron among those opting out

In declining a $24 million player option, LeBron James joined the vast majority of potential NBA free agents who have chosen that route in advance of Friday's opening of this summer's free-agency period.

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Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

KD's meetings w/SA, Mia, Bos, LAC will take place over 1st few days of July. Knicks still being considered for a meeting, sources say

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Our @chris_broussard just reported Kevin Durant will meet with his current Thunder employers Thursday ... on the day before free agency.

Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

Kevin Durant's 1st meeting will be with OKC on Thurs, June 30, in OKC. He'll then fly to NY to meet with the Warriors on July 1, sources say

Reunited and it feels so good?

Kate Fagan and Jane McManus are in favor of Dwyane Wade and LeBron James teaming up again -- but this time in Cleveland.

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Sam Hinkie just can't win

By facilitating Jerry Colangelo's move to Philadelphia, commissioner Adam Silver sent a message: Gross incompetence is acceptable; strategic gaming of a flawed system is not. How 'The Process' failed

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Craig Sager's 65th birthday

What better way to celebrate it than a look at his best sideline interactions.

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LeBron opt-out not a surprise

Chris Broussard believes it's Cleveland's intention to keep the core of the team intact.

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Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

More Wiz news: Sources say Washington and restricted free agent guard Bradley Beal intend to "quickly" enter negotiations on a new contract.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Top names the Wizards are expected to target in free agency, league sources say, include Al Horford, Ryan Anderson and Nicolas Batum

Elhassan: Atlanta a good fit for Durant

Amin Elhassan says style of play makes the Hawks a good team for Kevin Durant.

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Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA

Had a dream last night that O.J. Mayo turned down $20 million per year from the Bucks. Free agency is here, I guess.

Should the Knicks make a play for Cousins?

Ryen Russillo says DeMarcus Cousins' lazy performances shouldn't get teams eager to grab him.

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs center Salah Mejri will undergo knee surgery on Thursday. A team source said the operation will be "a minor cleaning" and would not affect Mejri's availability for training camp. "I haven't joined the national team earlier because I was undecided about the surgery, by it's been decided now," Mejri told FIBA.com. He will not play for Tunisia in the Olympic qualifying tournament. Mejri, 30, flashed potential as a shot-blocker, rebounder and roll man as a rookie last season. The Mavs have him under contract for nonguaranteed minimum salaries the next two seasons and expect him to be a rotation player.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Utah is making G Trey Burke available via trade, league sources say, after the recent deal for George Hill and with Dante Exum coming back.