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Kevin Durant agrees to 2-year deal with Golden State Warriors — ESPN

Kevin Durant agrees to 2-year deal with Golden State Warriors — ESPN

Durant, who is an unrestricted free agent, will possess a player option on the second year, sources say. Durant was eligible for a maximum-level salary of $34.5 million.

-The Los Angeles Lakers officially signed No. 2 overall pick Lonzo Ball to a four-year rookie contract. Marcus Thompson of The Mercury News reported the details Monday.

The player option on Durant's deal for next offseason will allow him to again opt out and possibly provide the Warriors with flexibility with Klay Thompson due to become a free agent in 2019.

He had the most efficient season of his career as well.

The Warriors are not going to be taking any steps backwards in terms of talent heading into the 2017-18 season.

Durant is giving Golden State a huge discount that will help the Warriors continue to keep their core group of players intact. He's an analyst for the network. In the playoffs, he deserved the title of perfect player. And Detroit got some solid insurance at point guard, agreeing with Langston Galloway on a three-year deal.

Rose, 28, averaged 18.0 points in 64 games last season with the Knicks. "If you look at it that way, it doesn't look likely".

-Chauncey Billups is no longer under consideration for a front-office position with the Cleveland Cavaliers.

"As I have conveyed before, ultimately I would like to lead a team's basketball operation and be a part of a successful franchise", Billups told ESPN on Monday. Paul George went to Oklahoma City and Chris Paul landed in Houston. Otto Porter may be in line for $105 million, either from Sacramento or Washington.

-The Phoenix Suns waived guard Leandro Barbosa.

The salary cap was set at a little more than $99 million. Vivint SmartHome Arena is in the midst of a $125 million renovation, so summer league games are being played at the University of Utah. The Suns selected forward Josh Jackson as the fourth overall pick of last month's draft.

Porter, the third overall pick in 2013, did not make a major impact until the 2016-17 season, when he became a perimeter marksman for the Wizards.

Redick agreed to a $23 million, one-year deal with the Philadelphia 76ers.

Forcing general managers' hands has been almost a pastime for the Oakland crew as they've watched teams sell out to assemble formidable crews only for Golden State to run through them.

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