NBA free agency

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John Tomase
March 13, 2019 - 11:07 am
NBA free agency opened on July 1 and the fireworks started immediately. LeBron joined the Lakers! Chris Paul stayed in Houston! Paul George committed to the Thunder! Dallas landed DeAndre Jordan! NFL free agency opened on Monday amidst a frenzy of activity. The Super Bowl champs lost Trey Flowers...
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Cameron Kerry
August 03, 2018 - 10:49 am
The Celtics locked down center Aron Baynes early in the free agency process, signing the big man to a two year, $11 million contract. According to Brian Robb of Boston Sports Journal, Baynes didn't even talk to other teams. "I didn't talk to anyone else because I knew that this was where I wanted...
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Scott McLaughlin
July 18, 2018 - 12:32 pm
Marcus Smart may not be "hurt and disgusted" much longer. According to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski, Celtics general manager Danny Ainge is "seriously engaged" in contract talks with Smart's agent, Happy Walters. The potential deal, according to Wojnarowski, would be in the range of four years and $46...
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John Tomase
July 06, 2018 - 12:12 am
One man's "hurt and disgusted" is another's negotiating ploy. I think I know where Marcus Smart falls on that spectrum. The Boston Herald's respected Celtics writer, Mark Murphy, delivered some pointed words from a source close to Smart on Thursday night, noting that the sparkplug is the...
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John Tomase
July 04, 2018 - 12:54 am
Gordon Hayward spent the first four days of last July riding an emotional bungee. Diving into the unknown of unrestricted NBA free agency for the first time, he experienced the exhilaration, anxiety and uncertainty of a freefall on each stop before being yanked back into the sky just shy of a...
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DeMarcus Cousins
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John Tomase
July 03, 2018 - 12:38 am
Me, standing on soap box: "I want no part of DeMarcus Cousins under any circumstances! He's a coach killer and a chemistry killer who's never won anything! There's NO WAY Danny Ainge would ever consider …" Me, lowering megaphone: "How much? Five million bucks? For one year? For real? "Uh, gotta go...
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Alex Reimer
July 01, 2018 - 10:20 pm
Get ready to scowl at LeBron James like you never have before. LeBron signing with the Lakers for four years and $154 million resuscitates the NBA’s glitziest franchise from its five-year period of dormancy. The Lakers must land Kawhi Leonard before they’re propelled to championship contention, and...
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Rob Bradford
July 01, 2018 - 8:20 pm
LeBron James is leaving the Eastern Conference. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Klutch Sports , James' agency, has confirmed that the superstar will be signing a four-year, $154 million contract. James joins a young Lakers team that is bringing back a pair of No. 2 overall draft picks,...
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Rob Bradford
July 01, 2018 - 8:27 am
The stroke of midnight didn't disappoint. The kickoff of free agency in the NBA paved the way for a flurry of news -- most of it emanating from ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski's Twitter account -- highlighted by deals agreed upon by Paul George, Kevin Durant and Chris Paul. According to reports, George...
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Rob Bradford
July 01, 2018 - 2:14 am
While big names like Chris Paul (Houston) and Paul George (Oklahoma City) were re-upping with their teams once NBA free agency became official at midnight Saturday, the Celtics retained one of their own, as well. Aron Baynes is coming back. As was first reported by Yahoo! Sports, Baynes has agreed...
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