Cleveland Cavaliers center Timofey Mozgov has undergone successful arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, and the team says he'll be out about six weeks.
NBA not lacking for cash
NBA teams agreed in principle to pay over $1.4 billion to players on the first day of free agency. Seven teams guaranteed over $100M, including the Cavs, who agreed with Kevin Love and Iman Shumpert for a combined $150M and neared agreement with Tristan Thompson for another $80M.
NBA teams agreed in principle to pay over $1.4 billion in salary to players on the first full day of free agency, according to ESPN Stats & Information.
Guard Iman Shumpert has agreed to re-sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers, he confirmed on social media Wednesday.
Shump won't dump Cavs
Iman Shumpert has agreed to a four-year, $40M contract to remain with the Cavaliers, according to ESPN's Brian Windhorst and multiple reports. Shumpert averaged 9.1 ppg and 4.9 rpg for the Cavs in the playoffs, but disappeared in the NBA Finals.
Kevin Love could have bolted for many reasons, but he saw in the postseason what he and the Cavaliers can accomplish.
There's something wrong with the kind of system that results in superstar athletes like Russell Wilson getting squeezed or LeBron James being outearned, Jason Reid writes.
Love's statistics declined last season, but he was among the game's most effective power forwards
Imagine what LeBron James would be paid in a hypothetical NBA with no salary cap. Would $60 million a year be fair? Arash Markazi explores the true value of stars like James and Stephen Curry.
Cavs close to re-signing Thompson
Sources told ESPN that the pact is expected to exceed $80M over five years to keep the promising power forward in a frontcourt that will also feature Kevin Love after Love announced he's staying in Cleveland.
The Cleveland Cavaliers are nearing an agreement on a long-term deal to re-sign restricted free agent Tristan Thompson, according to league sources.
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."
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.
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."
How valuable is Iman Shumpert?
Cleveland's Iman Shumpert is not an overall standout, but his real plus-minus makes him a top-10 defensive guard. Shumpert rounds out Kevin Pelton's list of most-valuable free agents at No. 30. Top 30 statistical free agents (Insider)
From the bargains to the reaches and everything in between, Kevin Pelton breaks down the deals from a busy first day of NBA free agency.