NBA free agency

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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John Tomase
July 01, 2018 - 1:13 am
All of Australia is coming back to Boston. According to multiple reports, the Celtics have signed free-agent center Aron Baynes to a two-year, $11 million contract, keeping a key cog to one of the league's best defenses in green for two more seasons. Baynes, 31, averaged six points and 5.4 rebounds...
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John Tomase
June 29, 2018 - 11:33 am
LeBron James is about to test the waters. According to Cleveland.com , James officially informed the Cavaliers on Friday that he is opting out of the final year of his contract, which would've paid him $35.6 million, to enter free agency. The report adds that James has a strong interest in joining...
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LeBron James
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Connor Donahue
June 25, 2018 - 11:23 am
The LeBron James free agency circus is back for Round 3, but the 33-year-old seems to want to handle things differently this time around. Sources close to James have told ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne that he doesn’t plan on hearing big, elaborate recruiting pitches from teams as has become the norm in...
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John Tomase
June 18, 2018 - 10:02 am
Trading Isaiah Thomas last summer suggested there was no bridge Danny Ainge wouldn't cross -- and then reduce to rubble -- to improve his team. The King in the Fourth captivated fans, made the Celtics relevant, and led an improbable run to the conference finals. He did so while playing through the...
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LeBron James
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John Tomase
June 13, 2018 - 1:09 pm
LeBron James should have only one thought as he enters free agency: championships. The Celtics should have only one concurrent thought: championship window. That extra word makes all the difference, and that's when it hits you: James needs the Celtics more than they need him. It's crazy, on one...
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