The salary cap for this coming season went to $70 million. The salary cap for the 2016-17 season might be $90 million. For the season after that, maybe $110 million or more.
Deron Williams is joining his hometown Mavericks and will try to help salvage a failed bid in free agency similar to three years ago, when he spurned Dallas to stay with the Nets.
NBA commissioner Adam Silver said that — as expected — the league is leaning toward eliminating any protection for division winners in playoff seeding going forward.
Amare Stoudemire got recruited by the Miami Heat in 2010. It’s paying off, five years later.
Asked what the potential of the Kings will be this coming season, newly signed point guard Rajon Rondo did not hesitate before giving his answer. “Sky’s the limit,” Rondo said.
Charlie Villanueva will return for a second season in Dallas after earning a reserve role as a 3-point threat and making the playoffs for the first time in his 10-year career.
Crimson Tide coach Avery Johnson announced on Monday that his son is switching SEC schools. Avery Johnson Jr. will leave Texas A&M to play for his father in Alabama.
Manu Ginobili says he is returning to the San Antonio Spurs for a 14th season.
LeBron James is available. Marc Gasol, too. That’s two All-NBA first team members from last season still on the market, in case anybody thinks all the best players are gone.
DeAndre Jordan has chosen the Mavericks over the Los Angeles Clippers in what turned into a tense boom-or-bust wait for Dallas in pursuit of the free-agent center.
Tim Duncan is returning to San Antonio for a 19th season. He told the San Antonio Express-News that “I’ll be on the court next year.” Many people expected him to return.
Kawhi Leonard agreed to the basic parameters of a five-year contract to stay with the Spurs, a deal that could be worth $90 million, according to a source.