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Union Considering New Fund To Provide Health Insurance For Former NBA Players

Jul 6, 2015 6:04 PM

The NBPA is proposing to use millions of dollars from its share of the explosion of television revenue to cover health care insurance costs for its former players.

The plan is estimated to cost between $10 million-$15 million a year and a vote on passage of the union's initiative is set for the NBPA's July 20 membership meeting in Las Vegas. 


The NBPA has been researching the names and addresses of the approximate 1,500 ex-living players and hoping to offer three separate health-care options to them, sources said.

Several players told Yahoo Sports that they're enthusiastic over the idea.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports


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Cavs Pursuing Trade For Jamal Crawford With Clippers

Jul 6, 2015 5:07 PM

The Cleveland Cavaliers are exploring a possible trade using the non-guaranteed contract of Brendan Haywood for Jamal Crawford.

Haywood's contract is a trade asset for teams either looking to save money or for a team over the cap to pursue another player as the Cavs have been this offseason.

Joe Johnson is another trade target for the Cavs with Haywood's contract.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Tags: Jamal Crawford, Cleveland Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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J.J. Barea Agrees To Re-Sign With Mavs On Two-Year, $5.6M Deal

Jul 6, 2015 5:00 PM

J.J. Barea has agreed upon a two-year, $5.6 million deal with the Dallas Mavericks.

Barea was reacquired by the Mavericks before the start of last season.

Ken Berger/CBS Sports

Tags: J.J. Barea, Dallas Mavericks, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Marc Gasol, Grizzlies Agree Upon Five-Year, $110M Deal

Jul 6, 2015 4:56 PM

Marc Gasol and the Memphis Grizzlies have agreed upon a five-year, $110 million deal.

Gasol met with Grizzlies owner Robert Pera in Spain last Wednesday, and progressed toward a final agreement over the next several days. Gasol was expected to re-sign with the Grizzlies as he didn't take any meetings with rival clubs.

The deal includes an early termination option for Gasol after the fourth season.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tags: Marc Gasol, Memphis Grizzlies, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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David West Agrees Upon One-Year, $1.4M Deal With Spurs

Jul 6, 2015 4:53 PM

The San Antonio Spurs and David West have agreed upon a one-year, $1.4 million deal.

West opted out of his $12 million deal with the Indiana Pacers to pursue a championship with a contending team.

David Aldridge/

Tags: David West, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Sergio Llull, Real Madrid Agree Upon New Deal With Lower Buyout

Jul 6, 2015 3:09 PM

Sergio Llull has agreed upon an agreement with Real Madrid on a deal that runs through the 20-21 season.

Llull and the Houston Rockets were discussing a deal earlier in the offseason.

Llull's buyout, however, will be lower than the €5 million mark in his previous deal.

Sportando (via Dan Feldman/ProBasketballTalk)

Tags: Sergio Llull, Houston Rockets, Real Madrid, Euroleague, Spanish ACB, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor, International, International Teams, International League

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Manu Ginobili Returns For Next Season With Spurs

Jul 6, 2015 2:32 PM

Manu Ginobili announced Monday that he will return to play in the NBA next season with the Spurs.

"Happy to announce that I'm coming back next season. ," Ginobili posted on his official Twitter account.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Manu Ginobili, San Antonio Spurs, NBA, NBA Misc Rumor

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Carlos Boozer In Talks With Clippers, Spurs, Mavs, Raptors

Jul 6, 2015 1:53 PM

Carlos Boozer is engaged in ongoing contract discussions with the Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and Toronto Raptors.

Boozer spent last season with the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Lakers have presumably moved on from Boozer with their signing of Brandon Bass.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Tags: Carlos Boozer, Dallas Mavericks, Los Angeles Lakers, San Antonio Spurs, Toronto Raptors, NBA, NBA Signing Rumor, NBA Misc Rumor

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Jordan Farmar Signs With Maccabi Tel Aviv

Jul 6, 2015 12:44 PM

Jordan Farmar has signed with Maccabi Tel Aviv of Israel.

Farmar signed last offseason with the Los Angeles Clippers and was released by the team in January.

Farmar finished last season playing in Turkey.

Farmar previously played for Maccabi Tel Aviv during the lockout.

RealGM Staff Report

Tags: Jordan Farmar, Maccabi Electra Tel Aviv, NBA, International, International Teams, International Misc Rumor

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Kidd Gives Freedom On Offense, If You Do Everything Exactly Right On Defense

Jul 6, 2015 12:39 PM

Jason Kidd has successfully turned the Milwaukee Bucks into one of the NBA's best defensive teams along with assistant coach Sean Sweeney.

Jared Dudley spoke of how Kidd implemented his system.

"What J-Kidd kind of instilled when I first came in was a system where we were going to play the right way," said Dudley, who played in Milwaukee last season before being dealt to the Wizards last week. "Offensively, you were going to have freedom. But you were going to have to do everything exactly right on defense to have that freedom."

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Tags: Milwaukee Bucks, NBA, NBA B-Ball IQ

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Wizards, Gary Neal Agree Upon One-Year, $2.1M Deal
The Wizards used its bi-annual exception upon Gary Neal.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Richard Jefferson Agrees Upon One-Year Deal With Mavs
Richard Jefferson averaged 5.8 points and 2.6 rebounds in 16.4 minutes per game last season.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Omri Casspi, Kings Agree Upon Two-Year, $6M Deal
The Kings drafted Omri Casspi and reacquired him last offseason.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Dunc'd On Pod (July 6th): Full NBA Weekend Analysis (Aldridge, Jordan, Etc.)
Nate Duncan and Daniel Leroux analyze a big weekend in NBA news, including LaMarcus Aldridge joining the Spurs and DeAndre Jordan signing with the Mavericks.

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Cory Joseph, Raptors Agree Upon Four-Year, $30M Deal
The Spurs rescinded their qualifying offer to Cory Joseph to create cap space for LaMarcus Aldridge.

Chris Broussard/ESPN

Reggie Jackson, Pistons Agree Upon Five-Year, $80M Deal
Reggie Jackson had previously turned down a four-year, $48 million extension from the Thunder.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Brandon Bass Agrees To Deal With Lakers
Brandon Bass had been with the Celtics since 2011.

Marc J. Spears/Yahoo! Sports

Jeremy Evans Agrees Upon Two-Year Deal With Mavericks
Jeremy Evans has played sparingly throughout his NBA career.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Lou Williams Agrees To Three-Year, $21M Deal With Lakers
Lou Williams has reached agreement with the Los Angeles Lakers on a three-year, $21 million deal, league sources told RealGM.

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Cavs Interested In Trading For Joe Johnson
Joe Johnson is owed $24.8 million for the 15-16 season and trading him for Brendan Haywood's non-guaranteed contract would save the Nets millions.

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Rodney Stuckey, Pacers Agree In Principle On Three-Year, $21M Deal
Rodney Stuckey has agreed in principle on a three-year, $21 million contract to re-sign with the Pacers, league sources told RealGM's Shams Charania.

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Spurs Turn Attention To Bringing Back Manu Ginobili
Manu Ginobili has been considering retirement since the end of the Spurs' season.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Kosta Koufos Agrees To Four-Year, $33M Deal With Kings
Kosta Koufos' deal contains a player option after Year 3 to become a free agent in 2018.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Kyle O'Quinn Agrees To Four-Year, $16M Deal With Knicks
The Knicks will acquire Kyle O'Quinn in a sign-and-trade with Orlando.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Lakers Agree To Trade With Pacers For Roy Hibbert
Roy Hibbert didn't fit into the Pacers' future plans.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Jeremy Lin Receiving Strong Interest From Mavericks
Dallas is limited in what they can offer Jeremy Lin, but he is giving strong consideration to signing there nevertheless.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Durant On Aldridge: You've Got To Focus On You At This Point Of Your Career
Kevin Durant himself will be a free agent in 2016 for the first time in his career.

Royce Young/ESPN

Clippers Pursuing JaVale McGee
JaVale McGee could become one of the Clippers' better options to help replace DeAndre Jordan.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Dante Cunningham Agrees To Three-Year, $9M Deal With Pelicans
Dante Cunningham has agreed to a three-year, $9 million deal to re-sign with the Pelicans, a league source told RealGM.

Shams Charania/RealGM

LeBron Waiting On Tristan Thompson Talks To Be Resolved
LeBron James doesn't plan on initiating free agent talks with the Cavaliers until negotiations between Tristan Thompson and the team are resolved.

Brian Windhorst/ESPN

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