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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Hassan Whiteside posted on Snapchat that he will announce his free agency decision Friday morning. He met with the Heat and Mavericks in New York in the opening hours of free agency.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Sources say Drummond and Detroit, like Bradley Beal and Washington, are on the brink of a deal and on course to finalize terms later Friday

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Andre Drummond and the Detroit Pistons are nearing agreement on a five-year max deal in the $130 million range, league sources tell ESPN

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Nicolas Batum has agreed to a five-year, $120 million deal to re-sign with the Hornets, a league source confirmed. The Vertical first reported the agreement. Batum's Friday meeting scheduled with the Mavericks is canceled.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

The Mavericks, sources say, recently wrapped up their New York City recruiting pitch to Hassan Whiteside

Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

A source described Chandler Parsons as "really impressed" with Portland's presentation, which included a four-year max offer and emphasized the Trail Blazers' vision for him. Owner Paul Allen, general manager Neil Olshey, coach Terry Stotts and star point guard Damian Lillard traveled to Los Angeles to meet with Parsons, who is intrigued by the possibility of joining a playoff team with a young core. Parsons has a Friday meeting set up with the Memphis Grizzlies, sources said.

Dave McMenamin ESPN Staff Writer 

Representatives for Dion Waiters fielded interest from Kings, Nets, Sixers, Bulls, Heat and OKC on Thursday, per a source. The shooting guard showed he could contribute to a winner this year with the Thunder.

Rachel Nichols @Rachel__Nichols

So according to these reports, DeMar DeRozan will average $27+ million a year, right? Kyle Lowry making $12 million next year.

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.

Ramona Shelburne ESPN Senior Writer 

Lakers were not among the teams who reached out to Al Horford in first few hours of free agency, although they do have interest

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

With many teams in pursuit, including incumbent Chicago, E'Twaun Moore starts hearing pitches later Friday and may move quickly, sources say

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