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Grantland: NBA free agency winners and losers

Zach Lowe breaks down how teams have done in free agency so far, from the obvious winners (Spurs) and losers (Trail Blazers, Clippers) to those who got left out in the cold (Lakers, Knicks, Kings, among others).

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NBA free agency winners and losers

Sure, LaMarcus Aldridge makes the Spurs an obvious winner and the Trail Blazers not so much. But Grantland's Zach Lowe also hands out free agency participation ribbons to teams like the Knicks and Lakers. Early results

Free agents drawing most interest (1:47)
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Randle practices in summer league

Julius Randle, the Lakers' No. 1 pick in 2014, joined other members of the team's summer league squad for a practice session at the team's facility leading into Friday's game against the Wolves in Las Vegas. "It's something I've been thinking about for a long time," Randle said.

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Randle finishes first full practice since broken leg

Julius Randle, the Lakers' top draft choice in 2014, participated in a practice session at the team's facility leading into its summer league opener Friday in Las Vegas.

Lakers one of biggest free-agency losers

Three of five ESPN experts named the Los Angeles Lakers as free-agency losers. "Elite free agents seem far more concerned about roster composition and basketball blueprint than legacy and urban lifestyle," writes Kevin Arnovitz. Free-agency winners and losers

Price right for Joe Johnson?

The Nets G is slated to make $24.9M next season, 2nd-most in the league behind Kobe Bryant. But his 2014-15 player efficiency rating was actually below the league average.

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Source: Lakers strike deal with Celtics PF Bass

The Lakers continued to fill out their roster through free agency by reaching an agreement with Boston Celtics power forward Brandon Bass, a source told

Lakers, Lou Williams agree to contract (3:10)
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Lakers, Lou Williams agree to deal

The free-agent guard agreed to a deal with the Lakers, according to ESPN's Marc Stein and multiple reports. Williams averaged a career-best 15.5 points in 80 games to win Sixth Man of the Year honors this past season with Toronto.

What's next for Lakers? (1:01)
Pacers agree to trade Hibbert to Lakers (1:33)
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Lakers, Pacers agree to Hibbert deal

The Lakers are nearing agreement to take Roy Hibbert, league sources tell ESPN's Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne. The framework of the trade is still being discussed. Sources said the deal will be completed by July 9 when the league-wide moratorium is lifted.

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Lakers closing in on deal for Hibbert, sources say

The Lakers ‎and Indiana Pacers are nearing agreement on a trade that will send All-Star center Roy Hibbert to Los Angeles, according to league sources.

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Lakers learn valuable lesson

J.A. Adande writes of the Lakers big swings and misses in free agency: "They couldn't change the basic facts that they can only sell the glorious past and the possibilities of the future. They can't sell the present." What's the next step?

A patriotic tribute to the best dunks (2:03)
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Robin Lopez chooses the Knicks

The free-agent center picked New York over the Lakers, sources told ESPN's Marc Stein. Lopez and the Knicks agreed to a four-year contract worth $54M, according to ESPN sources and media reports.

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Knicks finalizing deal with Robin Lopez

The agreement is for four years, $54M. The center is choosing New York over the Lakers, so long as the Knicks don't sign DeAndre Jordan. (via ESPN and media reports)

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Sources: Aldridge pauses to mull teams' pitches

LaMarcus Aldridge currently has no plans to make out-of-town visits and, at this stage, plans to take "a couple of days" to digest all the pitches he's received.

2014-15 Team Stats

Points Per Game98.519th
Rebounds Per Game43.912th
Assists Per Game20.921st
Points Allowed105.329th

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