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Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

Had the craziest dream last night that the Lakers offered Timofey Mozgov $64 million.

Kevin Pelton ESPN Staff Writer 

An important thing to keep in mind with the rising NBA salary cap is that while wins get more expensive in free agency, a replacement-level player costs the same. So you can't just multiply old salaries by the increase in the cap to get the new equivalent.

Clippers need to make room for Durant

Tom Penn shows how the Clippers' roster would have to be gutted to create cap space for Kevin Durant.


Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Summer league jersey numbers suggest Jaylen Brown has picked Rajon Rondo's old No. 9 jersey with Celtics.

A history of dead money deals

These players know the feeling that Bobby Bonilla has today as he cashes his annual $1.19M check.


Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Celtics summer league roster breakdown: 2016 picks: Jaylen Brown, Guerschon Yabusele, Ben Bentil, Demetrius Jackson Abdel Nader 2015 picks: Terry Rozier, R.J. Hunter, Jordan Mickey, Marcus Thornton 2014 pick: James Young Free agents: Malcolm Miller, Corey Walden, JayVaughn Pinkston, Mouphtaou Yarou

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

ESPN sources say Mike Conley still lasered in on Memphis and Dallas ... with the Grizz in an ultra-strong position after Whiteside stays put

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs source: "The worst thing we can do is overpay for mediocrity."

Can Heat still sign Durant and Wade?

Tom Penn shows how the Heat could get both Kevin Durant and Dwyane Wade, even after reaching a deal with Hassan Whiteside.


Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

So according to that last tweet from my pal @MarcJSpears, your most current estimate on the DeMar DeRozan deal is five years, $145 million.

Chris Broussard @Chris_Broussard

In addition to Dallas and Orlando, Miami, Nets, Philly and GState reached out to Jamal Crawford last night/this morning, sources say

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

The Nets still have around $40 million in cap space to address other needs including a starting PF, wing help, shooting help and reserve help.

Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

The structure of DeMar DeRozan's new contract with the Raptors is still being worked out but it's expected to average at $29 million per season, a source said.

Whiteside's decision impacts free agency

Brian Windhorst says that keeping Hassan Whiteside is a victory for the Heat, and they're still pursuing Kevin Durant, but they're likely to say goodbye to someone else.


Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

It certainly doesn't hurt that Jeremy Lin brings relevancy and fan interest to the Nets, who desperately needed any sort of spark in that department given how low their TV ratings were.