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Kosta Koufos Agrees To Four-Year, $33M Deal With Kings

Jul 5, 2015 12:03 AM

Kosta Koufos has agreed to sign with the Sacramento Kings on a four-year, $33 million deal.

Koufos' deal contains a player option after Year 3 to become a free agent in 2018.

Koufos emerged as an effective big with the Denver Nuggets and Memphis Grizzlies.

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Tags: Kosta Koufos, Sacramento Kings, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Kyle O'Quinn Agrees To Four-Year, $16M Deal With Knicks

Jul 4, 2015 7:07 PM

Kyle O’Quinn has agreed to a four-year, $16M deal with the New York Knicks, according to sources.

The Knicks will acquire O'Quinn in a sign-and-trade with Orlando.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Kyle O'Quinn, New York Knicks, Orlando Magic, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Lakers Agree To Trade With Pacers For Roy Hibbert

Jul 4, 2015 6:17 PM

The Los Angeles Lakers and Indiana Pacers have agreed to acquire Roy Hibbert. 

Hibbert didn't fit into the Pacers' future plans as they plan on playing smaller. 

The Pacers encouraged Hibbert to become a free agent. 

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Roy Hibbert, Indiana Pacers, Los Angeles Lakers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Jeremy Lin Receiving Strong Interest From Mavericks

Jul 4, 2015 3:44 PM

The Dallas Mavericks have interest in Jeremy Lin in free agency.

Dallas is limited in what they can offer Lin, but he is giving strong consideration to signing there nevertheless. 

Lin has a good relationship with Chandler Parsons from their time together with the Houston Rockets. Parsons is recruiting Lin as he did with DeAndre Jordan.

The Mavericks have a huge hole at point guard.

Dallas could waive-and-stretch Raymond Felton's contract to create a salary slot of $2.6 million.

Lin spent last season with the Los Angeles Lakers after being traded there by the Rockets to clear cap space.

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Tags: Jeremy Lin, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Durant On Aldridge: You've Got To Focus On You At This Point Of Your Career

Jul 4, 2015 3:34 PM

Kevin Durant was asked at the Orlando Summer League if he was surprised by LaMarcus Aldridge's decision to leave the Portland Trail Blazers to sign with the San Antonio Spurs.

"No, I wasn't," said Durant. "You could kind of tell once this whole thing started that he was trying to go somewhere else. But in those decisions, man, you've just got to respect the guy for making a decision that was right for him. I know a lot of fans were probably upset in Portland with the decision. But at this point of your life and your career, you've got to focus on you. I said this last year when Mr. James made his decision, it was pretty cool to see a guy do what he wants to do and not worry about what everybody thinks."

Durant himself will be a free agent in 2016 for the first time in his career.

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Tags: Kevin Durant, Oklahoma City Thunder, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Clippers Pursuing JaVale McGee

Jul 4, 2015 3:19 PM

The Los Angeles Clippers will reach out to JaVale McGee as they attempt to address their need at center in the wake of DeAndre Jordan's defection to the Dallas Mavericks.

The Clippers have roughly $2.2 million in exception space left to pay a player beyond the league's minimum salary slot of $1.4 million.

McGee was waived by the Philadelphia 76ers last season and nearly joined the Boston Celtics to finish the year.

McGee signed a four-year, $48 million contract with the Nuggets prior to the 2012-13 season.

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Tags: JaVale McGee, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Dante Cunningham Agrees To Three-Year, $9M Deal With Pelicans

Jul 4, 2015 3:14 PM

Free agent forward Dante Cunningham has agreed to a three-year, $9 million deal to re-sign with the New Orleans Pelicans, a league source told RealGM.

Cunningham, 28, will hold a player option on the third season.

After signing two months into the NBA season, Cunningham averaged 5.2 points and 3.9 rebounds in 66 games for the Pelicans.

Cunningham has scored six points per game while averaging 3.8 rebounds in six NBA seasons. The active 6-foot-8 product has played for Portland, Charlotte, Memphis, Minnesota and New Orleans.

ESPN first reported that the Pelicans and Cunningham had come to terms.

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Tags: Dante Cunningham, New Orleans Pelicans, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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LeBron Waiting On Tristan Thompson Talks To Be Resolved

Jul 4, 2015 2:46 PM

LeBron James doesn't plan on initiating free agent talks with the Cleveland Cavaliers until negotiations between Tristan Thompson and the team are resolved.

Thompson appeared close to an $80 million deal on the first day of free agency but those talks have since stalled.

Thompson is represented by Rich Paul, who is also the agent for LeBron James.

Thompson rejected a four-year, $52 million extension offer last offseason.

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

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Raptors Agree To Two-Year, $6M Deal With Bismack Biyombo

Jul 4, 2015 2:33 PM

Bismack Biyombo has agreed upon a two-year, $6 million deal with the Toronto Raptors.

Biyombo became an unrestricted free agent when the Charlotte Hornets declined to extend him a qualifying offer after the season.

Biyombo was the seventh overall pick of the 2011 NBA Draft and has been relatively disappointing, but he remains a young player capable of significant improvement.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Bismack Biyombo, Charlotte Hornets, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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LaMarcus Aldridge Agrees To $80M Max Contract With Spurs

Jul 4, 2015 12:25 PM

LaMarcus Aldridge has agreed to sign with the San Antonio Spurs on a four-year $80 million max contract. 

Aldridge chose the Spurs over the Phoenix Suns as he narrowed down his list from multiple teams. The Los Angeles Lakers, Dallas Mavericks, Toronto Raptors and Houston Rockets also had meetings with Aldridge.

Aldridge will have a player option for Year 4 of the deal. 

Aldridge is originally from Texas and that appears to be a motivating factor in his decision to leave the Portland Trail Blazers.

"I'm happy to say I'm going home to Texas and will be a Spur!!" wrote Aldridge on Twitter. "I'm excited to join the team and be close to my family and friends."

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo Sports

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

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Clippers Interested In David West
The Clippers have limited means to sign players due to their cap situation.

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C.J. Watson Agrees To Three-Year, $15M Deal With Magic
C.J. Watson spent the past two seasons with the Pacers.

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Tobias Harris Agrees To Four-Year, $64M Deal With Magic
Tobias Harris has agreed to a four-year, $64 million deal with the Magic, sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania.

Shams Charania/RealGM

Derrick Williams Agrees To Two-Year, $10M Deal With Knicks
The second year of Derrick Williams' deal is a player option.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Spurs, Suns Considered Frontrunners For LaMarcus Aldridge
The Spurs and Lakers were considered the favorites for LaMarcus Aldridge heading into the process.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Rajon Rondo Agrees To One-Year, $9.5M Deal With Kings
Rajon Rondo has agreed to sign with the Kings on a one-year, $10 million deal.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Patrick Beverley Agrees To Re-Sign With Rockets On Four-Year, $25M Deal
The Rockets brought Patrick Beverley back from Europe several years ago and has become an invaluable defensive player at point guard.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Grizzlies Open To Kosta Koufos Sign-And-Trade
The Grizzlies will not bring back Kosta Koufos as they agreed upon a deal with Brandan Wright.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Corey Brewer, Rockets Agree Upon Three-Year, $24M Deal
Corey Brewer was acquired this past season in a trade with the Wolves.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Dunc'd On Pod (July 3rd): Full July 2nd Analysis + DeAndre Jordan Reaction
Nate Duncan and Daniel Leroux go through an eventful July 2nd and react live to DeAndre Jordan signing with the Mavericks.

RealGM Staff Report

DeAndre Jordan Agrees To Four-Year, $80M Deal With Mavs
DeAndre Jordan had been deciding between the Mavericks and Clippers.

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Marco Belinelli Agrees To Three-Year, $19M Deal With Kings
Marco Belinelli joins the Kings from the Spurs.

Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

Aldridge, Jordan Remain Ahead Of Schedule With Decision Compared To Previous Years
Deals have rarely been agreed upon as quickly as they have this season, which has made the decisions of LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan appear to linger.

RealGM Staff Report

Robin Lopez Agrees To Four-Year, $54M Deal With Knicks
Robin Lopez agreed to a deal on Thursday evening contingent on DeAndre Jordan not signing with the Knicks.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Heat Sign Justise Winslow
Justise Winslow cannot be traded for 30 days.

RealGM Staff Report

Wizards Exploring Trade Of Nene
Washington would like to trade Nene into another team's cap space to create room to sign David West.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Jeanie Buss Still Holding Jim Buss To 2017 Deadline
Jeanie Buss has previously said the team needs to make a deep run in the playoffs within three years for Jim Buss to remain in his current role.

Baxter Holmes/ESPN

Kenyon Martin Retires From NBA
Kenyon Martin was the number one overall pick by the Nets in 2000 and later played for the Nuggets, Clippers, Knicks and Bucks.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Wesley Matthews Agrees Upon Four-Year Offer With Mavs
The exact money amount of Wesley Matthews' deal won't be determined until the Mavericks resolve their pursuits of LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan.

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Lakers Reach Out To Rajon Rondo
Rajon Rondo has most strenuously been pursued by the Kings.

Ramona Shelburne/ESPN

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