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Paul showing up in Phoenix and turning the Suns into NBA finalists turned heads around the league — in more ways than one. Teams that feel close enough to contention threw caution to the wind and money at players’ doorsteps.
Stephen Curry has landed the second $200 million-plus contract of his career, reaching agreement on a $215 million, four-year extension with the Golden State Warriors on Tuesday that takes him through the 2025-26 season. Curry's agent, Jeff Austin of Octagon, confirmed the new deal for the star point guard, who would have been entering the final season of his previous contract. Curry will earn $48 million for the 2022-23 season, then $51.9 million in '23-’24, $55.7 million in ’24-'25 and $59.6 million in the final year of the deal.
The Chicago Bulls made another major upgrade, acquiring high-scoring small forward DeMar DeRozan a day after adding point guard Lonzo Ball. The Bulls agreed Tuesday to a three-year, $85 million contract with DeRozan as part of a sign-and-trade with San Antonio, a person familiar with the deal told The Associated Press. The move is another sign Chicago is serious about contending in the Eastern Conference.
Free agent guard/forward DeMar DeRozan has agreed to a sign-and-trade deal that will send him to the Chicago Bulls on a three-year, $85 million deal, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Two-time NBA MVP and three-time champion Stephen Curry has agreed to a four-year, $215 million contract extension to remain with the Golden State Warriors through 2026, per ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.
NBA free agency opened on Monday, and more than 50 deals were made before the clock struck midnight, including most of the top names expected to change teams, if not all of them.
Andre Drummond has called Joel Embiid "out of shape" in the past. Now, they have to share a locker room.
This Team USA has suffered from COVID opt-outs and a shifting roster. But it doesn't have to be ideal, because it has Kevin Durant.
As currently constructed, Young's extension is worth $168 million over five years. That could climb just north of $200 million if he makes one of the three All-NBA teams this coming season.
Jarrett Allen is staying as the Cavaliers' main man in the middle. One of the NBA's most promising young centers, Allen agreed to a $100 million, five-year contract to remain with Cleveland on Monday as free agency opened, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press. Allen, who was a restricted free agent, can sign the deal on Friday, said the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because NBA rules prohibit teams from announcing deals until the league's moratorium period ends.
The New Orleans Pelicans are sending Lonzo Ball to Chicago and will acquire Devonte Graham from Charlotte as part of separate sign-and-trade agreements, two people with knowledge of the situation said. The Ball trade will send Bulls guards Tomas Satoransky and Garrett Temple to the Pelicans, and New Orleans will send a draft lottery-protected 2022 first-round choice to Charlotte, the people said.
Veteran center JaVale McGee has reached an agreement with the Phoenix Suns on a one-year, $5 million deal, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Chris Paul proved to be an ageless wonder in his first season with the Phoenix Suns, leading the franchise to the NBA Finals for the first time in nearly three decades. Now he'll get another chance to push the Suns — and himself — to a long-coveted championship. Phoenix is bringing back the veteran point guard on a four-year deal that could be worth up to $120 million, a person with knowledge of the agreement told The Associated Press on Monday.
The Dallas Mavericks are bringing back shooting guard Tim Hardaway Jr. on a $72 million, four-year contract, a person with knowledge of the deal said Monday. The agreement came just as NBA free agency opened. Hardaway came to the Mavericks from the New York Knicks before the 2019 trade deadline in a deal headlined by Kristaps Porzingis.
The veteran point guard will run it back with the Suns after their first NBA Finals appearance in 28 years.
The 23-year-old center averaged 13.2 points (61 FG%, 69 FT%), 9.9 rebounds, 1.7 assists and 1.4 blocks in 30.3 minutes over 51 games with the Cavaliers after being traded as part of the deal that sent one-time MVP James Harden to the Brooklyn Nets.
Jimmy Butler's contract extension is expected to be worth $184 million over four years.
Lonzo Ball made himself a valuable asset playing next to New Orleans stars Zion Williamson and Brandon Ingram.
Denver Nuggets guard/forward Will Barton will re-sign with the team on a two-year, $32 million deal, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
The Team USA men’s basketball team returns to Olympic action on Tuesday in the quarterfinal round against Spain.