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Paul Millsap Agrees Upon Three-Year, $58M Deal With Hawks

Jul 1, 2015 6:37 PM

Paul Millsap has agreed upon a three-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks worth more than $58 million, sources tell RealGM.

Millsap gets a player option for Year 3 of the deal.

Millsap also received a four-year, $80 million offer from the Orlando Magic.

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Tags: Paul Millsap, Atlanta Hawks, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Paul Pierce Agrees To Sign Three-Year With Clippers

Jul 1, 2015 7:11 PM

Paul Pierce has agreed to sign with the Los Angeles Clippers on a three-year deal.

Pierce spent last season with the Washington Wizards.

Pierce rejoins Doc Rivers with the Clippers.

Pierce grew up in Los Angeles before playing collegiately at Kansas and spending his entire NBA career on the East Coast.

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Tags: Paul Pierce, Los Angeles Clippers, Washington Wizards, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Kevin Love Agrees To Stay With Cavaliers

Jul 1, 2015 2:31 PM

Kevin Love has decided to remain with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Love broke the news via a first person essay in The Players Tribune. ESPN's Brian Windhorst reports Love will sign a five-year, $110 million deal.

Love was acquired by the Cavaliers last offseason in a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

"I'm going back to Cleveland," wrote Love.

"After Game 1 of the NBA Finals, that’s when it really struck me. Sitting on the sidelines, I never wanted to play in a game more than that one. I had dreamed of playing in the NBA Finals and I just wanted to help my guys win. I couldn’t have been prouder of them as they poured their blood, sweat and tears onto the court.

"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’re all on the same page and we’re all in. We have unfinished business and now it’s time to get back to work."

Love will not have a no trade clause in his contract as he hasn't played four seasons with the Cavs and also doesn't yet have eight years of NBA service.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Kevin Love, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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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.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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

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Grizzlies Agree Upon Three-Year, $18M Deal With Brandan Wright

Jul 1, 2015 6:35 PM

Brandan Wright has agreed upon a three-year, $18 million deal with the Memphis Grizzlies.

Wright has the ability to play either big position.

Wright played for the Dallas Mavericks, Boston Celtics and Phoenix Suns last season.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Brandan Wright, Memphis Grizzlies, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Suns Move Alongside Spurs As Top Contenders For LaMarcus Aldridge

Jul 1, 2015 6:23 PM

The Phoenix Suns were impressive in their meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge.

The Suns gained momentum going into the meeting with their free agent signing of Tyson Chandler. Aldridge is known to prefer playing power forward and the Suns were able to take Chandler in with them into the meeting.

Brandon Knight and Eric Bledsoe were also in on the meeting.

The Suns have moved alongside the San Antonio Spurs as the leading contenders for Aldridge.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: LaMarcus Aldridge, Phoenix Suns, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Kyle Singler, Thunder Agree Upon Five-Year, $25M Deal

Jul 1, 2015 3:46 PM

Kyle Singler and the Oklahoma City Thunder have agreed upon a five-year deal worth nearly $25 million.

Singler emerged as a key part of Oklahoma City's bench following his acquisition at the deadline from the Detroit Pistons.

Agent Greg Lawrence of Wasserman Media Group completed the deal with general manager Sam Presti Wednesday in Oklahoma City.


Singler was a restricted free agent.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Kyle Singler, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Jimmy Butler, Bulls Finalize $95M, Five-Year Deal

Jul 1, 2015 2:21 PM

Jimmy Butler and the Chicago Bulls have finalized a five-year, $95 million contract.

The deal will include a player option for Butler after the fourth year.

Rival teams interested in signing Butler to an offer sheet are moving onto other options.

Butler's agents with Relativity Sports, Happy Walters and Steve McCaskill, negotiated the deal with Bulls general manager Gar Forman. 

Butler had rejected the Bulls' offer of a four-year, $44 million deal. The Bulls could have had Butler on a four-year, $48 million deal.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Jimmy Butler, Chicago Bulls, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Brandon Knight, Suns Agree Upon Five-Year, $70M Deal

Jul 1, 2015 2:49 PM

Brandon Knight and the Phoenix Suns have agreed upon a five-year, $70 million deal.

The Suns acquired Knight from the Milwaukee Bucks at the trade deadline as part of a multi-team deal in which they sent a future first round pick from the Los Angeles Lakers to the Philadelphia 76ers.

Knight had an outstanding first half last season, but struggled with the Suns.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Brandon Knight, Phoenix Suns, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Tristan Thompson, Cavs Nearing Agreement On $80M Deal

Jul 1, 2015 2:29 PM

Tristan Thompson and the Cleveland Cavaliers are nearing agreement on a deal worth more than $80 million.

Thompson rejected a four-year, $52 million extension from the Cavaliers last offseason.

Thompson emerged this season as one of the league's best rebounders.

Brian Windhorst, Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Tristan Thompson, Cleveland Cavaliers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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DeMarre Carroll Agrees To Four-Year, $60M Deal With Raptors
DeMarre Carroll has agreed to sign with the Raptors.

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Sergio Llull Decides To Pass On Offer From Rockets, Remain With Real Madrid
Sergio Llull is considered one of the world's best guards not playing in the NBA.

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Amir Johnson, Celtics Agree Upon Two-Year, $24M Deal
Amir Johnson and the Celtics have agreed upon a two-year, $24 million contract.

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Draymond Green Breaks Off Contract Talks With Warriors
Draymond Green is now open to meetings with other franchises immediately.

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Alexis Ajinca, Pelicans Agree Upon Four-Year, $20.2M Deal
Alexis Ajinca gives the Pelicans depth at center.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Celtics, Mavs Lead In Pursuit Of Jae Crowder
The Celtics and Mavericks are the leaders so far in pursuit of Jae Crowder, league sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Dwyane Wade, Heat Progressing On Multi-Year Deal
Dwyane Wade opted out of his contract with the Heat for the 15-16 season in hopes of securing a long-term deal.

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Rockets, Pelicans, Knicks Interested In Kendrick Perkins
Kendrick Perkins finished last season with the Cavaliers, but only played sparingly.

Royce Young/ESPN

Lakers Didn't Make Strong Impression On LaMarcus Aldridge, Ruled Out
LaMarcus Aldridge is expected to make a decision fairly soon on which team he will sign with in free agency.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Spurs Trade Tiago Splitter To Hawks
The Spurs needed to clear cap space to operate in free agency.

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Danny Green Agrees Upon Four-Year, $45M Deal With Spurs
Danny Green has agreed upon a four-year, $45 million deal with the Spurs.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Khris Middleton, Bucks Agree Upon Five-Year, $70M Deal
Khris Middleton's deal will include a player option that allows him to return to free agency after Year 4.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Paul Millsap Receives Four-Year, $80M Offers From Magic, Hawks
Paul Millsap and the Magic met immediately when free agency began.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Damian Lillard, Blazers Near Agreement On Five-Year, $120M+ Deal
The Blazers are prepared to pay Damian Lillard the maximum amount they're allowed to and make him their designated player.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Mike Dunleavy Agrees Upon Three-Year, $14.4M Deal With Bulls
Mike Dunleavy also drew interest from the Cavaliers and Wizards.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Goran Dragic, Heat Agree Upon Five-Year, $90M Deal
Goran Dragic's deal includes a player option after the fourth season.

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Dunc'd On Pod (July 1st): Reaction, Analysis Of Early July 1st Moves
Nate Duncan and Daniel Leroux of RealGM react to the early July 1st news, including Anthony Davis and Kawhi Leonard committing to staying with their teams while Al-Farouq Aminu heads to Portland.

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Lakers Pick Up Team Option On Robert Sacre
The Lakers exercised Robert Sacre's veteran-minimum team option for the 2015-16, guaranteeing his deal, league sources told RealGM.

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Brook Lopez, Thaddeus Young Finalize New Contracts With Nets
Brook Lopez will receive a three-year, $60 million max contract, while Thaddeus Young will get a four-year, $50 million deal.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

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

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