1. What's Happening
2. Aldridge not impressed by Lakers' pitch
Less than 24 hours after meeting with highly coveted free agent LaMarcus Aldridge, the Los Angeles Lakers are "stunned" to hear that Aldridge was less than impressed by their presentation, a source told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.
More Lakers: Los Angeles also to meet with Jordan, Monroe
3. Kevin Love back in Cleveland
Brian Windhorst discusses the news that Kevin Love isn't going anywhere, citing "unfinished business" in Cleveland.
Cavs commitments today are now roughly $240 million and LeBron James hasn't signed yet. And Brendan Haywood hasn't been traded yet.— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) July 1, 2015
4. Suns nab Chandler
5. What impasse? Draymond re-ups with Dubs
Hours after reports that they had reached an impasse in negotiations, the Warriors and Draymond Green agreed on a deal that will keep Green in Oakland for at least the next five years. Sources tell ESPN.com's Jeff Goodman the deal is worth $85 million. ESPN Insider Kevin Pelton calls the deal a win for the Warriors, who will have Green and Klay Thompson signed to sub-max amounts on their new contracts.
6. Hawks lose Carroll, keep Millsap
But the Hawks re-signed Paul Millsap, who turned down a four-year, $80 million deal from the Magic to return to Atlanta for three years and $59 million, according to sources.
Blessed and Excited to be back with the @ATLHawks!!! Great things ahead. Thank you all for your support.— Paul Millsap (@Paulmillsap4) July 2, 2015
7. The Truth moves West
Paul Pierce will join his hometown Clippers and reunite with former coach Doc Rivers after agreeing to a three-year, $10.6 million deal, sources told ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne and Marc Stein. ESPN Insider Kevin Pelton calls the deal one of the best bargains of Day 1, projecting Pierce's value at more than $30 million over the next three years.
8. Lillard likely staying in Rip City
nt style="font-size:12px;">Marc Stein discusses the Portland Trail Blazers' offseason moves, which include locking down Damian Lillard with a five-year deal.
- More Blazers: Al-Farouq Aminu chooses Portland for four years, $30M
9. Butler accepts max deal
Chris Broussard reacts to the news that Jimmy Butler has agreed to a five-year, $90 million deal to remain with the Bulls.
10. Kings clear space for top free agents
The Kings have entered the Wesley Matthews sweepstakes, and made a trade to help them clear cap space, sources told ESPN.com's Marc Stein. Sacramento, under new vice president of basketball and franchise operations Vlade Divac, is also pursuing Rajon Rondo and Monta Ellis. It's a stretch that the Kings would have the room to sign two of the three, but they got a bit closer by dealing Carl Landry, Jason Thompson and Nik Stauskas to the 76ers on Wednesday.
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