The Portland Trail Blazers and Damian Lillard are nearing agreement on a maximum five-year contract extension that is expected to top $120 million in value, according to league sources.
Chris Kaman had $1 million worth of salary protection for 2015-16 and Tuesday his contract became fully guaranteed as the Portland Trail Blazers kept him on their roster.
It's an all-or-nothing free-agency period for Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks, writes Jean-Jacques Taylor.
The Dallas Mavericks met with Clippers center DeAndre Jordan and Trail Blazers shooting guard Wesley Matthews as free agency opened at midnight ET Wednesday, according to league sources.
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
Free agent forward Al-Farouq Aminu reached agreement with the Portland Trail Blazers during the opening hour of free agency Tuesday night, he confirmed on Twitter.
D'Angelo Russell was asked to make his best sales pitch to free agent LaMarcus Aldridge. Check out his approach.
The 4-time All-Star is going to visit 7 teams as he seeks a free agent deal. Check out how his strengths align with the needs of his potential teams.
Matthews Flying Under-The-Radar
Coming off an Achilles tear, Wesley Matthews isn't getting the same attention as some other free agents. That doesn't mean he won't make a big impact wherever he lands. 5-on-5: Free agency preview
5-on-5: NBA free-agency preview
Who is the best free agent not named LeBron James? Which team should you look out for? Our 5-on-5 panel has what you need to know before 12:01 a.m. ET. Free agency primer
Broussard: Aldridge visiting everyone
LaMarcus Aldridge is visiting 7 teams this week, but Chris Broussard told SportsCenter: "We hear he is out of Portland, but until you leave that $27M on the table -- that extra money they can give him more than any other team -- we're not going to write off the Blazers."
NBA big men changing places
Over the past 3 seasons, LaMarcus Aldridge, Kevin Love and DeMarcus Cousins are the only 3 players to average 20 PPG and 10 RPG. All 3 could change teams, either in a trade (Cousins) or via free agency (Aldridge, Love).
Noah Vonleh did not get a lot of playing time during his rookie season with the Charlotte Hornets. Now that he's been traded to the Portland Trail Blazers, Vonleh is looking forward to getting a lot more time on the floor.
The Lakers and Rockets will get the first opportunities to meet with LaMarcus Aldridge shortly after the free-agency period officially begins at 9:01 p.m. PT Tuesday in Los Angeles.
Free agents LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan are scheduled to meet with the New York Knicks in Los Angeles, according to league sources.
Detroit Pistons free-agent center Greg Monroe said he wants to play for a team "ready to win." Monroe will reportedly speak this week to the New York Knicks, Los Angeles Lakers, Boston Celtics, Milwaukee Bucks and Portland Trail Blazers.
Mason Plumlee main prize for Portland
The Trail Blazers shrewdest move on draft night was acquiring a needed big man in the Nets' center. Pat Connaughton can shoot and second-rounder Daniel Diez has potential. For its moves, Portland earned a thumbs-up from ESPN's Kevin Pelton. Draft thumbs-up or thumbs-down
It wasn't that long ago that Indiana and Portland were going to ride a wave of cohesion into the conference finals and beyond. That was the old NBA. Welcome to 2015, when everyone will be rebuilding all the time.
Blazers filled a big hole via trade
The Trail Blazers traded away one of Chad Ford's favorite players in the draft -- Rondae Hollis-Jefferson -- but Mason Plumlee gives them a needed big man. Adding Pat Connaughton is another nice move that should provide energy and shooting off the bench. Ford's complete draft grades (Insider)