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Paul George is a 76er

Good morning, basketball fans. Paul George is heading to the Philadelphia 76ers. After the Clippers bowed out of the George sweepstakes nearly immediately, the All-Star forward did not waste much time in finding a new team. George and the 76ers agreed to a four-year, $212 million deal in the wee hours of Monday morning, per reports.

The Sixers were the front-runners to land George’s services once the Clippers stayed steadfast in their refusal to offer a fourth year on his contract. George, 34, is heading to his fourth team after spending five years with the Clippers. He’ll try to win his first ring alongside Joel Embiid and Tyrese Maxey. 

The Sixers are now one of the top title favorites behind the Boston Celtics in the NBA. Here’s more on the biggest news of NBA free agency so far: 76ers land Paul George: All-Star forward agrees to four-year, $212M deal in NBA free agencySam Quinn

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Stephen Pianovich

Jul. 01, 2024, 5:08 am EDT 

11 hrs ago

Gary Harris staying in Orlando

Harris has agreed to a two-year, $14 million deal to stay with the Magic, per ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. 

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Johnny Flores

Jul. 01, 2024, 9:04 pm EDT 

13 hrs ago

The Klay Thompson sign-and-trade is complete

Dallas will send two second-round picks over to Golden State in order to complete the sign-and-trade of Klay Thompson, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Of those picks, one will be Dallas’ own 2031 pick, per Wojnarowski. 

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Johnny Flores

Jul. 01, 2024, 7:42 pm EDT 

14 hrs ago

Magic make another move

The Magic, who landed Kentavious Caldwell-Pope with a $66M deal on Sunday night, have made another move. Orlando has agreed to sign center Goga Bitadze to a three-year deal, per Adrian Wojnarowski.

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Stephen Pianovich

Jul. 01, 2024, 6:03 pm EDT 

15 hrs ago

Tatum agrees to biggest contract in NBA history

This was an expected move, but Jayson Tatum is the owner of the largest contract in NBA history. Tatum takes that title from his teammate, Jaylen Brown, thanks to a five-year, $314 million supermax extension he agreed to with the champion Celtics.

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Stephen Pianovich

Jul. 01, 2024, 5:52 pm EDT 

15 hrs ago

Warriors trade rumors

With Klay Thompson on his way out (and likely heading to Dallas), how will the Warriors reload alongside Stephen Curry? They are rumored to have their eye on Lauri Markkanen of the Utah Jazz, a 7-foot All-Star who has been in a handful of rumors so far this summer. Here’s more: NBA trade rumors: Warriors among teams trying to land Lauri Markkanen after Klay Thompson’s departureJames Herbert

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Stephen Pianovich

Jul. 01, 2024, 5:23 pm EDT 

17 hrs ago

Latest on Klay Thompson-to-Dallas deal

Sign-and-trade is still being worked through. Thompson intends to join the Mavs as long as Warriors finalize the deal:

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And the deal now appears to not have a player option for the third year:

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Update on Thompson’s Mavs contract: Thompson will do a straight three-year deal without a player option, sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2024

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Stephen Pianovich

Jul. 01, 2024, 3:29 pm EDT 

17 hrs ago

Happy Holiday

Aaron Holiday is staying in Houston on a two-year, $10 million contract, per Shams Charania. Holiday, brother of Celtics guard Jrue and Nuggets guard Justin, was part of the Rockets rotation last year. Houston is hoping to take a step toward playoff contention next season.

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Free agent guard Aaron Holiday plans to sign a two-year, $10 million deal to stay with the Houston Rockets, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadium. Holiday played 78 games as a reserve guard for Rockets’ turnaround season last year. pic.twitter.com/bsQ9psaeNl— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 1, 2024

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Stephen Pianovich

Jul. 01, 2024, 3:18 pm EDT 

17 hrs ago

Melton heads to Warriors

The Warriors are moving on from Klay Thompson (who is likely going to the Mavs), and they’ve found a way to replace some depth at shooting guard. The Dubs are in agreement with De’Anthony Melton on a $12.8 million deal for the 2024-25 season, per Shams Charania.

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Free agent De’Anthony Melton plans to sign a one-year, $12.8 million deal with the Golden State Warriors, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadiumpic.twitter.com/LfBenYVJ7T— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 1, 2024

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Free agent De’Anthony Melton plans to sign a one-year, $12.8 million deal with the Golden State Warriors, sources tell @TheAthletic @Stadiumpic.twitter.com/LfBenYVJ7T— Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 1, 2024