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LaVine staying with Bulls on $215M deal

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CHICAGO (AP) Zach LaVine is staying with the Chicago Bulls.

The two-time All-Star and Olympic gold medalist said Friday he has agreed to a new deal with the Bulls. LaVine will be signing a five-year max contract worth about $215 million, according to a person with direct knowledge of the terms who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the pact cannot be signed until next week by league rule.

And with that, another top free agent came off the market - settling the biggest roster issue hanging over the Bulls this summer.

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Blazers re-sign Nurkic for 4 years, $70M

Zach LaVine is staying in Chicago. Same goes for Jusuf Nurkic in Portland.

Day 2 of NBA free agency on Friday brought another max deal - this time, going to LaVine, who secured the richest contract in Bulls history when he agreed to a $215 million, five-year contract.

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Kings get Hawks G Huerter for 2 players

The Atlanta Hawks are trading Kevin Huerter to the Sacramento Kings for Justin Holiday, Mo Harkless and a future conditional draft pick, according to a person with direct knowledge of the agreement.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on Friday on condition of anonymity because the trade had not been formally approved by the NBA and announced by either club. ESPN first reported the trade.

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Cavs, Rubio agree to 3-year, $18.4M deal

CLEVELAND (AP) Free agent point guard Ricky Rubio has agreed to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers on a multiyear contract, a person familiar with the negotiations told The Associated Press on Friday.

Rubio, who was instrumental in Cleveland's turnaround last season before injuring his left knee, agreed to a three-year, $18.4 million deal, according to the person who spoke on condition of anonymity because the team has not yet announced the agreement.

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Durant wants trade; targets Suns, Heat

Kevin Durant may be taking his quest for more titles elsewhere.

Durant has requested a trade from the Brooklyn Nets, according to a person with direct knowledge of the decision that undoubtedly will have teams scrambling to put together offers for the perennial All-Star.

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Jokic, Denver agree on record $264M deal

DENVER (AP) Nikola Jokic has gone from draft pick No. 41, to two-time MVP, and now the holder of the largest contract in NBA history.

Jokic and the Denver Nuggets agreed Thursday to a $264 supermax extension, according to a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because neither the player nor team announced the agreement.

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Wolves extend Towns for 4 years, $224M

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) Karl-Anthony Towns is under contract for six more years, after agreeing to an extension Friday to remain with the Minnesota Timberwolves.

It's a huge commitment from the Timberwolves, and one they made as quickly as they possibly could: Starting in 2024-25, Towns will make $224 million over four years, and that follows the $70 million he's slotted to make over the next two seasons.

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Suns, Booker reach $224M max extension

Devin Booker helped Phoenix to the NBA Finals in 2021, then played a huge role in helping the Suns to the league's best record this past season.

They can't wait to see what he does next.

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Grizzlies, Morant agree to $193M, 5 yrs.

The Memphis Grizzlies are making sure All-Star point guard Ja Morant is going nowhere anytime soon.

Morant agreed to a five-year supermax rookie extension Friday. Tandem, the company home to Morant's agent, Jim Tanner, congratulated the guard on the contract on social media minutes after extensions could be signed.

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Beal, Wizards agree to 5 years, $251M

Bradley Beal and the Washington Wizards have agreed on a five-year contract that could pay him as much as $251 million - one of the largest contracts in NBA history.

Beal's announcement was made by his agent, Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports. The decision came almost immediately after this season's NBA free agent negotiating window opened Thursday, and is a max-value deal.

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