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The Ten: Free-agent big men in high demand

Free agency is here, and teams didn't waste any time wooing, with the Lakers pitching LaMarcus Aldridge -- and soon Kevin Love -- and the Mavs recruiting DeAndre Jordan.

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Lowe: Eight biggest free agency questions

When free agency opens at the stroke of midnight, the NBA will leap into its great unknown: an unprecedented three-year spending frenzy that will change the league forever.

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Celtics introduce rookies to history

The Boston Celtics introduced their four rookies Tuesday, then introduced them to the history of the franchise.

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Shane Battier @ShaneBattier

All this cap space being doled out today almost makes me want to attempt a comeback.......I said almost....Haha. Wowsers.

Rockets also meet with Aldridge

The Lakers were the first to sit down with LaMarcus Aldridge on Tuesday night, but Houston also got face-time with the free agent, according to ESPN's Ramona Shelburne. Aldridge will also meet with the Spurs, Mavs, Suns and Raptors.

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Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh

Not to minimize all the Pelicans have done to make him feel at home, but AD completely turns the franchise around at below-market rates.

Bucks close to deal with Khris Middleton

The restricted free agent would receive a 5-year deal worth an estimated $70M, league sources told ESPN's Marc Stein. Once Middleton is secured, the Bucks will shift their focus to acquiring a top center. Greg Monroe and Tyson Chandler are among the names on their wish list.

Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh

The Anthony Davis deal is Exhibit A why the Sixers tank every year. Luck into a transcendent No. 1, get him for 8 years no matter the mkt.

It's all about the money for davis

Two-time All-Star Anthony Davis agreed to a five-year, $145M extension with the Pelicans when free agency started early this morning. That deal would surpass Kobe Bryant's 7-year, $136M contract signed in 2004-05 as the richest in terms of total money in NBA history.

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Michael Wallace @WallaceNBA_ESPN

Pelicans securing Anthony Davis long-term in era when top stars prefer opt-in/out flexibility will be most remarkable feat of free agency.

Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

After Knicks had sitdown with Greg Monroe in DC shortly after midnight, Milwaukee got its audience with Monroe ... starting at around 2 AM

Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon

Nick Calathes was among PGs to get a call from Mavs tonight. Played in HS and college with Chandler Parsons.

Mike Mazzeo @MazzESPN

#Nets had to retain Lopez and Young. Now they'll be able to focus in on trying to move other half of $76 million foursome: Joe and Deron.