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The Ten: Free-agent frenzy underway

NBA free-agency season is in full swing. Where will the top names land? We've got the latest news and updates from around the association.

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Ajinca signs 4-year, $20.5M deal in N.O.

Alexis Ajinca has agreed to a 4-year deal with New Orleans worth $20 million, sources tell ESPN. Ajinca, a power forward, is a French pro who last played for the Pelicans.

Spurs clearing room for Aldridge?

San Antonio traded Tiago Splitter to Atlanta, according to ESPN and media reports. The move frees up $8.5M in cap space, which allows the team to offer LaMarcus Aldridge a max deal, sources told ESPN's Brian Windhorst. The Spurs plan to meet Aldridge in L.A. later today.

Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

ESPN sources say that Ajinca and the Pelicans have come to terms on a four-year deal valued, more precisely, at $20.2 million

Danny Green @greenranger14

Who would've thought this guy would ever make it? Not only do I get my old job back, but they gave me a raise! to play for/with the greatest teammates and coaches, you'll ever see around the game, in the greatest organization in the world! Thank you for this great opportunity and thanks to the fans for always supporting #Spurs

Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins

Still no word on how the meeting went with Rockets and LaMarcus Aldridge. Cap space is an issue, everything else seems fine.

Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

ESPN sources say Wes Matthews has had meetings with officials from both Mavs and Raptors so far in free agency

DeMarre Carroll signs for 4 years, $60M

Chris Broussard: "Tons of teams were interested in DeMarre Carroll as kind of that second-tier free agent. So you wonder, well why so quickly to Toronto? When you see those numbers, you know why he went so quickly to the Raptors."


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Sacramento a royal fit for Rondo

The Kings have requested a meeting with Rajon Rondo, according to ESPN and multiple reports. Sources told ESPN's Marc Stein that Rondo, no matter where he ends up, is likely to sign a one-year deal. Sources say that Rudy Gay has been one of the loudest voices in the organization trying to lure Rondo to Sacramento.

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Portland, Lillard close to a deal

Damian Lillard is closing in on a maximum 5-year contract extension with the Trail Blazers that is expected to top $120 million in value, league sources told ESPN's Marc Stein. The extension would start with the 2016-17 season.

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Wade is on the radar as a 'Plan B'

"He's a lot of teams' Plan B," ESPN's Chris Broussard said."That's why most people think he'll wind up back in Miami. If he wants $50M long term, then he's probably going to have to get it from the Heat."


Jordan to Dallas would be a 'surprise'

But, ESPN's Tom Haberstroh thinks he could end up a Maverick: "Rick Carlisle knows how to use a player like DeAndre Jordan who has pogo sticks for legs. He's a perfect fit."


Green's signing with Spurs a 'surprise'

"A lot of people thought Green would probably be a casualty of their pursuit of LaMarcus Aldridge," ESPN's Chris Broussard said. "That they wouldn't have the cap room to bring Green back."


Luke Ridnour: Trades have been 'funny'

On being traded 4 times in less than 1 week: "I really just said, 'Eh, let me know at the end of the day what happened.' My wife would get a funny picture from somebody and show me to kind of keep me updated." (via Mike & Mike)


'Blue chip or bust' in NBA free agency

ESPN's Tom Penn stresses patient aggressiveness in the free-agent market, because, "You're not in control of it. ... The race is to the swift. You have to be really aggressive."


Jeff Goodman @GoodmanESPN

DeMarre Carroll was just trying to stick in the league a few years ago. Now he's getting $15 million per year.

Kevin Arnovitz @kevinarnovitz

Assuming Millsap returns, Thabo Sefolosha's health might be the biggest variable entering 2015-16 for ATL. Would be stacked up front, tho.