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Kyrie Irving's shadow looms over Lakers after team's bizarre set of moves to open NBA free agency

Kyrie Irving’s shadow looms over Lakers after team’s bizarre set of moves to open NBA free agency

An idealized 2022-23 Los Angeles Lakers roster needed three things around LeBron James and Anthony Davis: shooting, defense and proven playoff viability. Less than a day into free agency, the Lakers have filled all but two of their available roster spots, but to say that they’ve addressed any of those needs would be premature at …

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Why the Warriors are being so thrifty in free agency

Why the Warriors are being so thrifty in free agency

If you’re trying to decipher why the super-wealthy Warriors, of all teams, seem to be scrimping more than a bit on contract offers to valuable veteran parts of a unit that just won another championship, there were pieces of evidence strewn across the past few months. Here’s why the Warriors didn’t match or beat Portland’s …

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As free agency opens and rumors fly, Nets still don’t have clarity on their stars

As free agency opens and rumors fly, Nets still don’t have clarity on their stars

With free agency about to begin (6:00 p.m. ET Thursday), the Nets situation remains uncertain. While Kyrie Irving has decided to opt in, numerous pundits suggest that he may still be moved and Kevin Durant still hasn’t been heard from … at least on his future in Brooklyn. As Brian Windhorst said Wednesday… “When Kyrie …

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Lakers linked to Mo Bamba, Nicolas Batum and tons of other players on eve of NBA free agency

Lakers linked to Mo Bamba, Nicolas Batum and tons of other players on eve of NBA free agency

NBA free agency officially begins on Thursday on Thursday at 3 p.m. PT, but the Lakers rumors are already flying in the hours leading up to the league’s legal opening bell. Khobi Price of The Orlando Sentinel reported earlier in the day that Los Angeles — in addition to the Toronto Raptors, New York Knicks, …

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With Harden declining option, six free agents who might fit for Sixers

With Harden declining option, six free agents who might fit for Sixers

It appears James Harden’s decision to decline his player option will meaningfully expand the Sixers’ possibilities.  With that said, it’s worth remembering that the Sixers currently have 12 players under contract and can’t simply hand out overwhelmingly persuasive offers to anyone they want. Still, it looks like the team should have useful resources to improve …

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Rosenthal: Freddie Freeman’s lingering free agency saga is rife with tears, anger and blame

Rosenthal: Freddie Freeman’s lingering free agency saga is rife with tears, anger and blame

We’re all suckers for it. The departed free agent returns to where he started. Fans shower him with affection. Tears are shed, hugs exchanged. The passage of time makes the bittersweet moment less bitter, more sweet. That’s what you thought you were seeing when Freddie Freeman returned last weekend to Atlanta, right? Well, we know …

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Moore's Post Draft Free Agency and Trade Intel

Moore’s Post Draft Free Agency and Trade Intel

Free agency doesn’t begin until Friday afternoon, so no teams are talking about anything, they all are respecting every other team’s players currently under contract.  Just kidding, of course they are talking to these players and their agents and have been for weeks. Welcome to the new NBA where the offseason begins before the playoffs …

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