2018 N.B.A. Free Agency: Kevin Durant, Paul George Make Waves While the World Waits for LeBron
The Lakers. for the record, do still win the summer if they get LeBron James
New Orleans Pelicans All-Star free agent center DeMarcus Cousins received calls from the Pelicans and Los Angeles Lakers tonight once free agency began and is expected to have meetings scheduled with both teams soon, a source told ESPN’s The Undefeated.
Sam Presti: The Thunder intends to enter into a player contract with Paul George.
As of 12:15 am, #Cavs had not been informed of any decision regarding LeBron James, per sources.
The Timberwolves began free agency by informing star guard Jimmy Butler that they intend to offer him a maximum contract extension valued in the four-year, $110 million range as soon as he’s eligible to sign the deal on July 9, league sources say
Houston free agent Trevor Ariza has agreed to a one-year, $15M deal with the Phoenix Suns, league sources tell Yahoo.
Right there with Windy. Thought Paul George would take a three-year deal with an opt out after Year 2 at the longest. Incredible moment of triumph for Russell Westbrook, Sam Presti, Oklahoma City, small-market teams everywhere, etc. https://t.co/RfJVM7prZn
With Paul George and Jerami Grant on board, Oklahoma City now has a payroll of $156M with 11 players under contract. Because of the repeater tax penalty, the Thunder currently have a tax bill of $130M. The tax bill would be the largest in NBA history.
Mood in OKC. pic.twitter.com/M2bCfSy2i6
All-Star Chris Paul will sign a four-year, $160M max contract to stay with the Houston Rockets, league sources tell ESPN.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS…RUN IT BACK �� pic.twitter.com/KwWcsp6lx6
DeAndre Jordan and the Dallas Mavericks have scheduled a 12:01 a.m. meeting to immediately launch into free-agent negotiations and are expected to quickly reach terms on a new deal tonight, according to league sources.
The Lakers are FOREVER gonna be Kobe’s and Magic’s team…. Process that
Kevin Durant plans to tell the Warriors after 12:01 a.m. ET that he wants a new one-year contract with a player option for 2019-20 to return to free agency next summer, @NYTSports has learned