Free agency

Los Angeles Lakers general manager Rob Pelinka reads a passage from "The Alchemist" by Paulo Coelho as talks about the acquisition of LeBron James and other free agents at a news conference at the NBA basketball team's headquarters in El Segundo, Calif., Wednesday, July 11, 2018. (AP Photo/Reed Saxon)
July 11, 2018 - 7:30 pm
EL SEGUNDO, Calif. (AP) — Rob Pelinka says the Los Angeles Lakers aren't trying to beat the Golden State Warriors at their own game. Instead, they're building a team around LeBron James to do something different. Pelinka spoke publicly Wednesday for the first time since the Lakers' remarkable...
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July 09, 2018 - 9:06 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — It's official. LeBron is a Laker. The Los Angeles Lakers announced the signing of LeBron James as a free agent Monday night, confirming the seismic shift created by the four-time NBA Most Valuable Player's decision to leave Cleveland for the 16-time champion franchise on the West...
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July 08, 2018 - 8:32 pm
LAS VEGAS (AP) — Zach LaVine is staying in Chicago, with one of the biggest deals of free agency this summer now complete. The Bulls on Sunday formally matched the four-year, $80 million offer sheet LaVine signed with the Sacramento Kings, a move that was expected almost from the instant the...
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FILe - In this Jan. 24, 2018, file photo, San Antonio Spurs guard Tony Parker (9) shoots between Memphis Grizzlies forward Myke Henry (4) and guard Ben McLemore (23) during the second half of an NBA basketball game, in Memphis, Tenn. Tony Parker's time in San Antonio is over, after 17 seasons and four NBA championships. A person with knowledge of the negotiations says Parker has agreed to sign a two-year, $10 million deal with the Charlotte Hornets. The person spoke to AP on condition of anonymity Friday, July 6, 2018, because the deal has not been signed.(AP Photo/Brandon Dill, File)
July 07, 2018 - 2:49 am
The Latest on NBA Free Agency (all times EDT): 2:40 a.m. Portland has announced the signing of Jusuf Nurkic, who agreed earlier Friday to a four-year deal worth $48 million. Trail Blazers president of basketball operations Neil Olshey said Nurkic "is an integral part of the core of this roster." "...
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July 06, 2018 - 4:20 pm
The Charlotte Hornets found their backup point guard for the 2018-19 season with the signing of future Hall of Famer, 4x NBA Champion and 6x NBA all-star point guard Tony Parker on Friday afternoon. Breaking: Tony Parker has agreed to a two-year, $10M deal with Charlotte, a league source tells @...
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FILE - In this May 4, 2018, file photo, Utah Jazz guard Dante Exum (11) lays the ball up as Houston Rockets forward Trevor Ariza, right, defends during the second half in Game 3 of an NBA basketball second-round playoff series in Salt Lake City.The Jazz locked up their third internal free agent of the summer Tuesday, July 3, agreeing to terms with Exum on a three-year extension that will be worth around $33 million. The extension was confirmed to The Associated Press by a person with knowledge of the agreement, speaking on condition of anonymity because it remains unsigned. (AP Photo/Rick Bowmer, File)
July 03, 2018 - 7:19 pm
For those seeking the trend in NBA free agency this year, it's this: Most players are either staying put, or taking short-term deals that allow them to hit the market again next summer. Such was largely the case Tuesday. Utah kept two of its free agents, agreeing to extensions with Dante Exum (...
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John Tavares holds up a Maple Leafs jersey in the Maple Leafs' locker room following a news conference in Toronto, Sunday July 1, 2018. Tavares is going home, agreeing to terms on a $77 million, seven-year contract with his childhood team. (Chris Young/The Canadian Press via AP)
July 03, 2018 - 4:34 am
Several signings and one big trade drastically shifted the balance of power across the NHL in a matter of days. With John Tavares going home to Toronto, Paul Stastny leaving Winnipeg for Vegas, St. Louis signing three free agents and trading for Ryan O'Reilly, the landscape of the league has...
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FILE - In this Jan. 10, 2018 file photo New Orleans Pelicans center DeMarcus Cousins (0) shoots a free throw in the first half of an NBA basketball game against the Memphis Grizzlies in Memphis, Tenn. Cousins will be ready to play at some point this season. And when he is, the two-time defending NBA champions will be waiting. Adding a fifth All-Star to their already glitzy lineup, the Golden State Warriors have come to terms with Cousins on a one-year, $5.3 million deal _ not the biggest money move on Day 2 of the NBA Free Agency period, but the most intriguing. (AP Photo/Brandon Dill, file)
July 02, 2018 - 10:59 pm
DeMarcus Cousins will be ready to play at some point this season. And when he is, the two-time defending NBA champions will be waiting. Adding a fifth All-Star to their already glitzy lineup, the Golden State Warriors have come to terms with Cousins on a one-year, $5.3 million deal — not the...
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FILE - In this Jan. 15, 2015, file photo, Los Angeles Lakers guard Kobe Bryant, right, and Cleveland Cavaliers forward LeBron James hug before the start of an NBA basketball game, in Los Angeles. The Los Angeles Lakers have a new superstar — L.A.-Bron. The four-time NBA MVP announced Sunday night, July 1, 2018, that he has agreed to a four-year, $154 million contract with the Lakers. "Welcome to the family (at)KingJames," Bryant said on Twitter . "(hash)lakers4life (hash)striveforgreatness." (Paul Rodriguez/The Orange County Register via AP, FIle)
July 02, 2018 - 9:56 pm
LOS ANGELES (AP) — From George Mikan to Kobe Bryant, superstars have been the Lakers' lifeblood for decades. LeBron James is already the biggest star of his generation, and he followed a familiar path to Los Angeles' bright lights when he decided to sign with the Lakers as a free agent. It's no...
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FILE - In this March 28, 2018, file photo, Vegas Golden Knights left wing James Neal (18) plays against the Arizona Coyotes during an NHL hockey game, in Las Vegas. The Calgary Flames have added a much-needed scorer to their lineup, signing proven scorer James Neal on Monday, July 2, 2018. The deal is worth $28.75 million over five years with an annual average salary of $5.75 million.(AP Photo/John Locher, File)
July 02, 2018 - 2:43 pm
Calgary signed forward James Neal to a five-year, $28.75 million contract on Monday, giving Johnny Gaudreau and the rest of the Flames a much-needed scoring boost. Neal has topped 20 goals in each of his 10 NHL seasons, and was considered the top player left on the free-agent market a day after the...
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