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Tyson Chandler, Suns Agree Upon Four-Year, $52M Contract

Jul 1, 2015 3:16 PM

Tyson Chandler has agreed to sign with the Phoenix Suns on a four-year, $52 million contract.

Chandler is a free agent after spending last season with the Dallas Mavericks.

Chandler was traded back to the Mavericks from the New York Knicks last offseason.

The Suns are bringing Chandler into their meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge as part of their pitch.

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Tags: Tyson Chandler, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Celtics, Mavs Lead In Pursuit Of Jae Crowder

Jul 1, 2015 1:49 PM

The Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks are the leaders so far in pursuit of Jae Crowder, league sources tell RealGM.

The Celtics acquired Crowder from the Mavericks in the Rajon Rondo trade.

Crowder emerged with the Celtics as an invaluable versatile defensive player.

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Tags: Jae Crowder, Boston Celtics, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Pacers Pushing To Sign Monta Ellis

Jul 1, 2015 1:36 AM

The Indiana Pacers and Monta Ellis are moving closer to an agreement.

Larry Bird has reportedly been determined to secure Ellis to a contract and the Pacers are pushing hard to close a deal.

Ellis spent the past two seasons with the Dallas Mavericks.

The Pacers would like to play faster moving forward.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Monta Ellis, Dallas Mavericks, Indiana Pacers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Patrick Beverley Receives Interest From Knicks, Mavericks

Jul 1, 2015 1:07 AM

The New York Knicks have "major interest" in Patrick Beverley and the interest is mutual.

The Knicks reached out to Beverley shortly after the start of free agency.

Beverley has also been courted by the Dallas Mavericks.

The Houston Rockets are pursuing other options as free agency begins.

Sean Deveney/Sporting News

Tags: Patrick Beverley, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, New York Knicks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Al-Farouq Aminu Agrees Upon Four-Year, $30M Deal With Blazers

Jul 1, 2015 12:27 AM

The Portland Trail Blazers have agreed upon a four-year, $30 million deal with Al-Farouq Aminu.

Aminu had a breakout season in 14-15 with the Dallas Mavericks.

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Tags: Al-Farouq Aminu, Dallas Mavericks, Portland Trail Blazers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Clippers Interested In Tyson Chandler Sign-And-Trade If Jordan Goes To Mavs

Jun 30, 2015 8:13 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers remain hopeful of re-signing DeAndre Jordan, but they will try to agree upon a sign-and-trade agreement for Tyson Chandler should he leave for the Dallas Mavericks.

Jordan is reportedly seriously considering signing with the Mavericks.

Chandler played for several seasons with Chris Paul when they were teammates with New Orleans.

The Clippers are capped out and have no other viable way of replacing Jordan's production other than a sign-and-trade.

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Tags: Tyson Chandler, DeAndre Jordan, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Trade Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Carlos Boozer To Receive Interest From Nets, Mavs, Rockets, Lakers, Heat, Spurs

Jun 30, 2015 8:06 PM

Carlos Boozer is expected to receive interest from at least six teams in free agency.

The Brooklyn Nets, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat and San Antonio Spurs have been mentioned as teams interested in Boozer.

Boozer spent the 14-15 season with the Lakers after being amnestied by the Chicago Bulls.

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Tags: Carlos Boozer, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets, Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs, Brooklyn Nets, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Enes Kanter, Thunder Set Meeting To Discuss 3-4 Year Deal In Early Window

Jun 30, 2015 2:30 PM

Enes Kanter — the Oklahoma City Thunder’s top free agent — has plans to meet with the franchise in Chicago on July 1, the two sides targeting an early contract completion, league sources told RealGM.

The Thunder and Kanter are expected to discuss three- and four-year contract sheets that could reach maximum-level money with incentives, sources told RealGM.

For the organization and Kanter, a restricted free agent, there will be an early window in free agency to reach an agreement before one of the top five available big men pursues larger offers elsewhere.

Oklahoma City has made clear that its main priority in July will be Kanter, a skilled, 6-foot-11 center who averaged 18.7 points, 11 rebounds and 55 percent shooting from the field in 26 games for the Thunder last season. At 23, Kanter gives the Thunder an agile offensive player with the ability to finish inside, hit jumpers and free throws and develop alongside Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook and Serge Ibaka.

Nevertheless, several NBA teams will pursue Kanter, including potentially the Dallas Mavericks, sources said. The Milwaukee Bucks' developing, potential interest in Kanter will be interesting to follow, given their needs and his averages against their franchise over the past three seasons: 19.2 points and 10 rebounds per game.

Kanter has spent the offseason training in Chicago.

The third overall pick in the 2011 NBA draft, Kanter played his first three-plus season with the Utah Jazz, averaging 13.8 points and 7.8 rebounds before his trade to the Thunder.

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Tags: Enes Kanter, Dallas Mavericks, Milwaukee Bucks, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Lakers, Bucks, Mavs Interested In Iman Shumpert

Jun 30, 2015 2:14 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks and Milwaukee Bucks are interested in Iman Shumpert.

Shumpert will be a restricted free agent this offseason with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

LeBron James is known to be a big fan of Shumpert and his defense.

Shumpert was acquired in January from the New York Knicks.

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Tags: Iman Shumpert, Cleveland Cavaliers, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers, Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Wesley Matthews To Receive Interest From Raptors, Mavs

Jun 30, 2015 1:41 PM

Wesley Matthews will receive free agency interest from both the Dallas Mavericks and Toronto Raptors.

Matthews tore his Achilles in the second half of last season. Matthews believes he will be ready for the start of the regular season.

Matthews is seeking a deal with an annual average in the $15 million range.

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Tags: Wesley Matthews, Dallas Mavericks, Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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DeAndre Jordan Seeking 3+1 Contract, Bigger Role On Offense
A source said that it's "50/50" between the Clippers and Mavericks to sign DeAndre Jordan.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Jimmy Butler Postpones Meetings With Rival Teams After Getting Max Offer From Bulls
Jimmy Butler had planned on meeting with the Lakers, Celtics, 76ers and Mavericks.

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LaMarcus Aldridge Sets Order Of Free Agency Meetings
LaMarcus Aldridge will meet with seven teams in free agency.

David Aldridge/NBA.com

Al-Farouq Aminu To Meet With Knicks, Celtics, Blazers, Raptors, Pelicans
The Mavericks are also in the mix to re-sign Al-Farouq Aminu.

David Aldridge/NBA.com

Mavericks Considered Biggest Threat To Sign DeAndre Jordan Away From Clippers
DeAndre Jordan and Chandler Parsons have spent time together this offseason.

Tim MacMahon/ESPN

Jordan Aboudou Negotiating Possible Release From BCM Gravelines To Join NBA Summer League
Jordan Aboudou has received invitations to NBA summer league with the Grizzlies, Nets and Mavericks.

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Lakers Moving Up On Free Agency List Of LaMarcus Aldridge
The Lakers appear to be passing the Mavericks on LaMarcus Aldridge's list with the Spurs remaining No. 1.

Marc Stein, Chris Broussard/ESPN

Mavericks Targeting Danny Green As Monta Ellis Pursues Deal On East Coast
The Maveicks are targeting Spurs free agent Danny Green, league sources told RealGM

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Monta Ellis Opting Out, Interest Coming From Pacers, Heat
Monta Ellis was last a free agent in 2013 when he found the market softer than expected after opting out while with the Bucks.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Rajon Rondo, Kings Have Mutual Interest On One-Year Deal
Rajon Rondo could attempt to rebuild his value around the league and become a free agent again in 2016.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Greg Oden Working Out For Mavericks, Hornets As Part Of Free Agent Camps
Greg Oden worked out for the Hornets on Wednesday and will visit the Mavericks this week, league sources told RealGM.

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Mavericks Hire Melvin Hunt As Assistant Coach
Melvin Hunt was also pursued by the Pelicans after the Nuggets decided to hire Mike Malone as head coach.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Bucks To Pursue Brook Lopez, Tyson Chandler
Tyson Chandler is 32 and would give the Bucks a veteran rim protector, while Brook Lopez is still just 27 and would help improve their offense.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Mavs Believed To Be Bigger Threat For LaMarcus Aldridge Than Spurs
The general idea of returning to Texas rather than a specific city or team appeals to LaMarcus Aldridge the most at this point.

Ric Bucher/Bleacher Report

Dirk Nowitzki To Play For Germany In EuroBasket
Germany is hosting Group B in Berlin, which made Dirk Nowitzki feel compelled to play.


Chandler Parsons Off Crutches Following Surgery
Chandler Parsons underwent complicated arthroscopic surgery to repair cartilage damage in his left knee on May 1.

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Patrick Beverley Keeps In Touch With Chandler Parsons Heading Into Free Agency
Patrick Beverley will be a restricted free agent, giving the Rockets the ability to match any offer sheet.

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

Chandler Parsons Mum On Whether Surgery Was Microfracture
Chandler Parsons' surgery was simply announced as arthroscopic to address a cartilage issue in his right knee.

Eddie Sefko/Dallas Morning News

Marc Gasol Expected To Receive Free Agency Pitch From Spurs, Lakers, Knicks, Mavs
The Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Dallas Mavericks all are developing proposals to present to Marc Gasol on July 1, according sources.

Michael Wallace/ESPN

Dirk Nowitzki Won't Retire Before 2018
Dirk Nowitzki signed a three-year, $25 million contract last offseason with the Mavericks.

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