2017 NBA free agency: News, rumors and top targets

Harden says contract is 'credit to my work ethic' (1:35)

James Harden speaks about why his $228 million contract extension won't change him as a person, what adding Chris Paul means to the lineup and the talk surrounding a potential Carmelo Anthony trade. (1:35)

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Key free agency dates

July 1: Free agency began after midnight ET
July 6: Moratorium ends at noon ET; signings and trades can be made official
July 13: Deadline to withdraw qualifying offers to restricted free agents
July 15: Deadline to sign first-round draft picks (picks become free agents if not given a required tender)
Sept. 5: Deadline to sign second-round draft picks (picks become free agents if not given a required tender)

Free agency news and analysis

Celtics land Hayward in hopes of winning right now

Isaiah Thomas wanted Danny Ainge to add talent this offseason, and Boston's president of basketball operations obliged by luring Gordon Hayward from Utah. Will it be enough to overtake Cleveland? Celtics score big

Durant takes less to stay with Warriors

Finals MVP Kevin Durant is staying with the Warriors on a 2-year/$53M deal that will pay him significantly less than his max salary, helping Golden State keep its team together without going too far into the luxury tax. Best deals on Day 3 Insider

Raptors re-sign Lowry, Ibaka

Free agent point guard Kyle Lowry and the Raptors agreed on a new three-year, $100 million deal, while the team inked forward Serge Ibaka to a three-year, $65 million contract to remain in Toronto. Best deals on Day 2 Insider

JJ Redick lands in Philly

Free agent guard JJ Redick has reached agreement on a one-year, $23 million contract with the Philadelphia 76ers, league sources told ESPN. "It's where I wanted to be," Redick told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski in a text. Process, trusted

Jrue Holiday back with the Pelicans

Free-agent guard Jrue Holiday has agreed to a five-year, $126 million deal to stay with the Pelicans, his agent tells ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. Pelicans' soar point | Pelton: Can Pels compete?Insider

Thunder land Paul George in trade with Pacers

Oklahoma City will pair its reigning MVP Russell Westbrook with Paul George after sending Indiana Victor Oladipo and second-year big man Domantas Sabonis, sources told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. Surprise deal | Lowe: Fallout move | Pelton grades Insider

Curry's 5-year, $201 million deal is richest ever

Golden State's two-time MVP Stephen Curry became the first player to agree to a supermax deal, crossing the $200 million threshold. Supermax for chef | Livingston sticks with GSW | Iggy, too

Blake Griffin's return keeps Clippers relevant

Before Blake Griffin's arrival in 2009, the Clippers were the most woebegone franchise in all of sports. By re-signing in LA for another five years, Griffin keeps the team from sliding back into irrelevance. Staying put | Injury concerns | Pelton: What's next for Clippers?Insider

Houston gets CP3 from Lob City

Instead of becoming a free agent on July 1, Chris Paul decided to opt-in, and the LA Clippers sent the point guard to the Houston Rockets, where he'll team with James Harden. Blockbuster | Pelton gradesInsider | Best backcourt?Video