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.
Love's statistics declined last season, but he was among the game's most effective power forwards
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.
The Bulls have reached a verbal agreement with veteran forward Mike Dunleavy on a new three-year, $15 million contract, according to league sources.
Mike Dunleavy, Bulls closing in on deal
The deal would be worth 3 years, $15M, league sources tell ESPN's Marc Stein. "He likes the familiarity of the situation and the franchise has been good to him," a source told ESPN's Jeff Goodman.
The Lakers will meet with free agent Kevin Love later this week, according to league sources. One source said the Lakers have heard Love is likely to re-sign with the Cavs but still want to meet.
Tristan Thompson, Matthew Dellavedova and Iman Shumpert all received qualifying offers from Cleveland on Tuesday, meaning the Cavaliers can match any offers those players get from other clubs thi
Cavaliers extend qualifying offers to 3
If Matthew Dellavedova, Iman Shumpert or Tristan Thompson receive an offer sheet from another team, the Cavs will now have right of first refusal. Cavs GM David Griffin announced the moves Tuesday.
LeBron waiting for a $200M deal?
If LeBron James plays free agency correctly over the next couple of seasons, he could be in line to make more than $40M per season on a $200M contract.
Why are the Cavs pursuing Dunleavy?
While ESPN's Kevin Pelton says it's likely Mike Dunleavy returns to Chicago, the Cavs are making a play because he could "slot into that James Jones role -- someone who can knock down open 3-pointers."
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