Guard, Portland Trail Blazers agree to 3-year, $28 million deal

Free agent guard Gary Payton II has reached an agreement with the Portland Trail Blazers on a three-year, $28 million deal that contains a player option and extra incentives, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Payton II, part of the Golden State Warriors’ 2022 NBA championship team, had a career season in the Bay in 2021-22. … Read more

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Free Agency Tracker – Beal stays with Wiz

Free Agency Tracker Here are all the moves that went down on a busy Thursday. Visit the NBCSportsEdge NBA news page for all the details and analysis! Nikola Jokić – Nuggets – Five years, $270 million supermax extension Karl-Anthony Towns – Timberwolves – Four years, $224 supermax extension Ja Morant – Grizzlies – Five years, … Read more

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Timberwolves give Karl-Anthony Towns supermax extension

Karl-Anthony Towns led the Minnesota Timberwolves their first playoff appearance in four years this past season. (David Berding/Getty Images) All-NBA big man Karl-Anthony Towns will sign a four-year, $224 million supermax contract extension with the Minnesota Timberwolves that runs through the 2027-28 NBA season, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The extension is in addition to the … Read more

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Sixers, Daryl Morey show they value satisfying stars

Satisfying stars a worthy priority for Sixers in free agency originally appeared on NBC Sports Philadelphia The playoffs are always in mind for the Sixers. How could they not be? The team has zero second-round series wins since 2001. Back-to-back MVP runner-up Joel Embiid is 28 years old and painfully familiar with how much postseason … Read more

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15 biggest free agent deals in NBA history

15 biggest free agent deals in NBA history originally appeared on NBC Sports Chicago Free agency offers NBA players a chance for some new scenery and a whole lot of cash. In these cases, stars got both. Teams work well ahead of time – sometimes years in advance – to open up the necessary salary … Read more

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Latest news, rumors and buzz as free agency opens

With the draft in the rearview, the NBA offseason continues apace with the league now getting ready for free agency. The free agency moratorium set to open Thursday at 6 p.m. ET, the negotiating period during which free agents and teams can begin discussing and agreeing on contracts. Players cannot officially sign new deals until 12:01 … Read more

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Nikola Jokic, Devin Booker agree to supermax extensions

Reports: Jokic, Booker agree to supermax extensions originally appeared on NBC Sports Boston While free agency is often about player movement, two All-Stars are staying put before reaching the open market. Denver Nuggets center Nikola Jokic and Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker both reportedly agreed to supermax extensions with their teams shortly after free agency … Read more

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Forward, Detroit Pistons agree to new 3-year, $37 million deal

Restricted free agent forward Marvin Bagley III has reached an agreement with the Detroit Pistons on a three-year, $37 million deal, league sources told Yahoo Sports. He was traded to the Pistons last season after three-plus seasons with the Sacramento Kings and played 18 games in Detroit, averaging 14.6 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. … Read more

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Like Warriors, Nets learn of KD’s restless soul

Like Warriors, Nets learning of KD’s restless soul originally appeared on NBC Sports Bayarea When Kevin Durant left the Warriors in July 2019, the team’s CEO was flabbergasted. Joe Lacob couldn’t rationalize why Durant would leave the team with which he played a massive role in reaching three consecutive NBA Finals. Deeply disappointed, Lacob issued … Read more

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Malik Monk nearing deal with the Kings?

James Ham: As @Jake Fischer reported on @Marc Stein pod, there is a lot of smoke with regards to Malik Monk landing with Kings. Nothing confirmed yet on length of contract/money, but multiple league sources are linking Lakers guard to Sacramento hours before start of free agency.Source: Twitter @James_HamNBA What’s the buzz on Twitter? Dave … Read more

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