LaMarcus Aldridge chooses the San Antonio Spurs (The Associated Press)
4 Jul 2015 at 2:30pm
LaMarcus Aldridge got the answers he needed from the San Antonio Spurs. Ending a frantic few days of courtship - and perhaps cementing the Spurs as the preseason favorites to win yet another NBA title - Aldridge announced Saturday that he will sign with San Antonio and align with Tim Duncan and Kawhi Leonard to form what would figure to be among the league's most-formidable frontcourts. ''I'm happy to say I'm going home to Texas and will be a Spur!!'' Aldridge, a Dallas native, posted to his verified Twitter account.
Texan Aldridge set to sign with Spurs (AFP)
4 Jul 2015 at 1:39pm
Forward LaMarcus Aldridge has decided to return to his Texas roots and join the San Antonio Spurs, the free agent announced on his Twitter page on Saturday. "I'm happy to say I'm going home to Texas and will be a Spur!! I'm excited to join the team and be close to my family and friends," wrote Aldridge, who is grew up in Dallas and played basketball at the University of Texas. The US media reported that Aldridge, who turns 30 later this month, will sign a four-year deal worth $80 million.
Sources: LaMarcus Aldridge to sign $80 million contract with Spurs (Yahoo Spo...
4 Jul 2015 at 9:17am
All-Star forward LaMarcus Aldridge is leaving the Trail Blazers to play with Tim Duncan and the Spurs.
NBA-National Basketball Association roundup (Reuters)
3 Jul 2015 at 4:36pm
Free agent center DeAndre Jordan is expected to accept the Dallas Mavericks' four-year max contract offer, according to multiple reports Friday. Jordan has agreed to the deal to join the Mavericks, sources told the Dallas Morning News. - - Free agent forward LaMarcus Aldridge will take some time to weigh his future after meeting with multiple teams the past few days, according to a report.
Mavs reportedly lure DeAndre Jordan (AFP)
3 Jul 2015 at 3:56pm
The Dallas Mavericks have landed center DeAndre Jordan, one of the most coveted NBA free agents of 2015, the Dallas Morning News reported on Friday. The deal, which can't be sealed until the free agent signing period begins on July 9, is reportedly worth four years at the maximum allowed under the salary cap of more than $81 million. The move to Dallas, where superstar Dirk Nowitzki is in the twilight of his career, will allow Jordan to take a lead role on a team.
Sources: Corey Brewer agrees to $24 million deal to return to Rockets (Yahoo ...
3 Jul 2015 at 3:21pm
Corey Brewer is returning to the Rockets after helping anchor their bench for the second half of last season.
Free-agent roundup: Day 2 brings Wade resolution and Aldridge adjustments (Ba...
2 Jul 2015 at 11:43pm
In case you missed these reports ... ? The biggest news of the day found Miami Heat icon Dwyane Wade, a surprise free agent after opting out of his contract Monday , coming back to the club at one year for $20 million. That's a hefty price for a 33-year-old guard without much three-point prowess, but Wade has sacrificed max-level money several times in the past for the good of the franchise. This deal also allows the Heat to avoid the public relations nightmare of offering the best player in franchise history (adjusted for seasons played, at least) a relatively low salary while still keeping them in play to add free agent Kevin Durant next summer. If that's not enough, Yahoo's own Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the Heat have worked their way into this summer's multi-team pursuit of power forward LaMarcus Aldridge. ? Meanwhile, the only difference between Wade and Monta Ellis is more wins, three championship rings, and three years and $24 million. Marc Stein and Chris Broussard of ESPN.com reported that the Indiana Pacers and Ellis have agreed to terms on a four-year, $44-million deal to bring athleticism and scoring punch to a squad looking to get faster and more versatile. Woj had previously reported that Ellis and the Pacers were in serious negotiations. Our Dan Devine likes the fit quite a bit , particularly because Indiana seems prepared to cover for the explosive scorer's clear weaknesses as a defender. ? The Dallas Mavericks will replace Ellis with Wesley Matthews , added on a four-year contract at a dollar value that will not be finalized until they hear back from targets Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan. Matthews apparently turned down a more lucrative $64-million offer from the Sacramento Kings but opted to play for the considerably more stable Mavericks. Matthews probably owes agent Jeff Austin a meal of his choice, because there were no assurances that the market would be there for an admittedly excellent player still rehabbing from a torn Achilles tendon.
AP source: Matthews, Mavs reach agreement on 4-year contract (The Associated ...
2 Jul 2015 at 10:33pm
Free agent guard Wesley Matthews and the Mavericks have agreed on a four-year deal with financial terms that will depend on whether center DeAndre Jordan decides to join him in Dallas. A person with knowledge of the deal says Matthews and the Mavericks reached an agreement in principle late Thursday night and will wait on the decision from Jordan, who is apparently choosing between the Mavericks and his original team, the Los Angeles Clippers.
AP Source: Blazers reach 5-year $120M-plus deal with Lillard (The Associated ...
2 Jul 2015 at 9:49pm
When Damian Lillard agreed to a new maximum contract extension with the Trail Blazers on Thursday, it may have been the beginning of a changing of the guard in Portland. Lillard agreed to terms on a five-year contract worth more than $120 million, a person with knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press. ''Thank you so much to (at)PaulGAllen and the (at)trailblazers organization,'' Lillard tweeted after the news broke.
AP Interview: Wade chooses to stay with Heat (The Associated Press)
2 Jul 2015 at 7:24pm
After 12 years with the Miami Heat, Dwyane Wade needed a reminder of how much the franchise valued him. Wade accepted a $20 million, one-year deal on Thursday to stay with the Heat next season, ending his latest foray into free agency and wrapping up a weeks-long saga that had him seriously wondering about leaving for the first time. A pair of conversations, first with Heat CEO Nick Arison and then another with managing general partner Micky Arison, reminded Wade of what he meant to the team and from there it was a matter of just making numbers work.
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