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NBA free-agent tracker

After an opening-day frenzy, what does Day 2 of NBA free agency have in store? We're tracking every deal across the association.

Tim Duncan to return for 19th season (0:45)


Ellis reaches deal with Pacers

Chris Broussard calls Monta Ellis joining Indiana a "great fit," especially when you consider he can team with Paul George.


Thursday's NBA free agent news

  • Monta Ellis: Agrees with Pacers on 4-year deal worth $44M with an option after Year 3 (via Marc Stein and Chris Broussard)
  • Greg Monroe: Agrees with Bucks (via ESPN and media reports) on 3-year max deal with player option (via Chris Broussard).
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Free agents on the move in the NBA

If you felt like too many players remained with their own teams on the first day of free agency, today's action saw plenty of movement.

Duncan returning for another season

Spurs big man Tim Duncan told the San Antonio Express-News: "I'll be on the court next year." It'll be Duncan's 19th season in the NBA, all with San Antonio.

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Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

DeAndre Jordan is in the midst of getting a face-to-face pitch from Phil Jackson and the rest of the Knicks' contingent as we speak

Ellis can score, but not an All-Star

Monta Ellis, who's headed to Indiana on a 4-year deal, has a career scoring average of 19.3 PPG. That's the second-highest in NBA history among players who've never been named to an All-Star team, behind only John Williamson (20.1 PPG).

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Free agent talent drying up

With Greg Monroe and Monta Ellis reaching agreements today, only seven of the top 25 players on Amin Elhassan's free agent Big Board remain available. Full board (Insider)

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Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

ESPN sources say Pistons have struck verbal agreement w/Aron Baynes to sign C away from Spurs on three-year deal (player option after YR 2)

Monta Ellis headed to Indiana

Ellis agreed to a 4-year/$44M deal with the Pacers, per ESPN's Marc Stein and Chris Broussard. He averaged 18.9 PPG for the Mavericks last year, becoming the first player other than Dirk Nowitzki to lead Dallas in scoring since 1999-00.

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Greg Monroe fills big need for Bucks

Monroe ranked 5th in the NBA with 415 points scored on post-up plays last season. Milwaukee scored 426 post-up points COMBINED last season, good for 25th in the league.

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Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

ESPN sources say Monta Ellis and Indiana Pacers have agreed on a four-year, $44 million with an option to return to free agency after Year 3

Brian Windhorst @WindhorstESPN

After progress was made yesterday, Cavs & Tristan Thompson are currently still apart on contract talks, sources told ESPN.

Windhorst: Lakers are at the kiddie table

Brian Windhorst says the Lakers are struggling to land top-tier free agents in part because they have failed to invest in analytics.


Arash Markazi @ArashMarkazi

Sense from some is DeAndre Jordan race is now even between Clippers and Mavs. It was "90-10" for the Clippers before Parsons got involved.

Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

Source says Mavs would consider a salary-dump deal for Roy Hibbert if DeAndre Jordan doesn't choose Dallas. But still hopeful about DJ.

Coco not a Carmelo fan

American tennis player Coco Vandeweghe, niece of former Knick Kiki Vandeweghe, on Carmelo: "I just feel that Carmelo, he is a bit soft. ... I don't think he has a killer instinct in his eyes, at least this last year." There's more

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What is the Knicks' next move?

Tom Penn says it's hard to find an exciting result for the Knicks as they try to complement Carmelo Anthony on the roster.


Aldridge's NBA tour ends with Knicks

LaMarcus Aldridge's New York stop today is the last of 7 meetings he's had with teams. ESPN's Chris Broussard told SportsCenter: "I keep hearing, as I have all along, it's the San Antonio Spurs as the front runner."