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A person with knowledge of the negotiations tells The Associated Press that All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan is staying with the Toronto Raptors, after agreeing early Friday on the basic framework of a five-year deal
DeMar DeRozan turned the biggest year of his career into a very big contract....

AP Source: Hornets keep Nicolas Batum in Charlotte for 5 years, $120 million

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The Charlotte Hornets lived up to their word when they said re-signing Nicolas Batum was their top priority in free agency....

Whiteside announces that he's staying with the Miami Heat, and a person with knowledge tells AP it's a 4-year deal worth $98 million

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Hassan Whiteside is staying with the Miami Heat....

The NBA has hired Byron Spruell as president of league operations
NEW YORK (AP) -- The NBA hired Byron Spruell on Thursday as president of league operations....

Kevin Durant, Hassan Whiteside and more are ready to finally decide their NBA futures, as free agency is just hours away

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Miami President Pat Riley is a big fan of the symbolic 12:01 a.m. phone call to his team's top targets. San Antonio coach Gregg Popovich says he would rather be sleeping at that moment. And more than $1 billion in deals will likely be hammered out in the next couple of days alone....

The Minnesota Timberwolves have finalized the addition of the first Chinese minority owner in NBA history
MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The NBA has spent years making in-roads in basketball-loving China, installing offices there, bringing players stateside and playing exhibitions there to increase the league's presence in a country that can't get enough of it....

LeBron James has declined the player on his contract for next season with the Cavaliers, making him a free agent

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CLEVELAND (AP) -- LeBron James is a free agent after declining his player option for next season with the NBA champion Cavaliers....