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Cavaliers, Rubio agree to 3-year reunion deal

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Free-agent guard Ricky Rubio has agreed to a three-year, $18 million deal to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers, his agents, Jeff Schwartz and Sean Kennedy of Excel Sports, told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Rubio was enjoying a resurgence with the Cavaliers before an ACL tear in December ended his season. Before......

Payton to join Blazers; 3-year deal, sources say

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2:24 AM ET Kendra AndrewsESPN Gary Payton II is finalizing a multi-year deal with the Portland Trail Blazers, his agent, Aaron Goodwin, confirmed to ESPN. Payton, who spent the past two seasons with the Golden State Warriors, is expected to join the Blazers on a three-year, $28 million deal, sources......

Bucks agree to $49M deal with Portis; add Ingles

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Free-agent forward Bobby Portis is returning to the Milwaukee Bucks on a four-year, $49 million contract, his agent, Mark Bartelstein of Priority Sports, told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Thursday. Portis declined a $4.5 million player option with the Bucks ahead of free agency. A year ago, Milwaukee could not offer......

Joker’s wild: Nuggets, Jokic agree to $270M deal

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Denver Nuggets star Nikola Jokic has agreed to the largest contract in NBA history — a five-year, $270 million supermax extension, his agents, Jeff Schwartz and Mike Lindeman of Excel Sports, told ESPN on Friday. Jokic, the two-time reigning Most Valuable Player, is now secured to the Nuggets for a......

NBA free agency grades: Knicks sign Jalen Brunson to $104M Deal

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTkwNDI3ODAxMzY5NzE2NjM0/jalen-brunson-mavericks-nba-free-agency.jpg Michael Pina Before this season began, the Mavericks had a chance to offer Jalen Brunson a four-year, $55 million contract extension. They chose not to, which made sense. He was coming off a poor playoff series against the Clippers, during which he scored 18 total points in the series’s......

Agent: Sixers, Tucker near 3-year, $33.2M deal

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The Philadelphia 76ers and free-agent forward P.J. Tucker are finalizing a three-year deal worth $33.2 million, his agent told The Athletic. The Sixers also agreed to deals with free-agent guards Danuel House and Trevelin Queen, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. House’s deal is for two years and $8.5 million, sources......

Sources: Batum back to Clippers on 2-year deal

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Free agent forward Nicolas Batum has agreed to a two-year deal to return to the LA Clippers, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Thursday. Shooting guard Amir Coffey also agreed to a three-year, $11 million deal to remain with the Clippers, his agents Bill Duffy and Marlon Harrison of BDA......

NBA free agency grades: 76ers sign PJ Tucker to $33 million deal

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTkwNTc0MTEyNjUxODgwMzE2/pj-tucker.jpg Rohan Nadkarni P.J. Tucker is reuniting with James Harden. The burly forward agreed to a three-year, $33.2 million deal with the Sixers on Thursday, according to multiple reports. Keith Pompey of the Philadelphia Inquirer was the first to report the parameters of a possible signing. Tucker, 37, averaged 7.6......

Agent: ‘False narrative’ around Freeman deal

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6:31 PM ET Jeff PassanESPN Close ESPN MLB insiderAuthor of “The Arm: Inside the Billion-Dollar Mystery of the Most Valuable Commodity in Sports” Agent Casey Close accused the Atlanta Braves of perpetuating a “false narrative” regarding the departure of first baseman Freddie Freeman from the organization, saying in a statement......

FTX closes in on a deal to buy embattled crypto lender BlockFi for $25 million in a fire sale

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Sam Bankman-Fried, chief executive officer of FTX Cryptocurrency Derivatives Exchange, speaks during a House Financial Services Committee hearing in Washington, D.C., U.S., on Wednesday, Dec. 8, 2021. Stefani Reynolds | Bloomberg | Getty Images FTX is swooping in to buy......

Buckle Up: How investors can deal with crypto turbulence

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Representations of cryptocurrencies Bitcoin, Ethereum, DogeCoin, Ripple, Litecoin are placed on PC motherboard in this illustration taken, June 29, 2021. REUTERS/Dado Ruvic/Illustration/File Photo Register now for FREE unlimited access to Reuters.com Register NEW YORK, June 30 (Reuters) – When Doug Milnes started buying cryptocurrencies in January of this year, he......

Exclusive: EU nears compromise deal to defuse standoff with Russia over Kaliningrad

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Kaliningrad depends on rail and road through Lithuania Clampdown on sanctioned freight angers Moscow EU seeks compromise with Lithuania to resume normal trade VILNIUS/BRUSSELS, June 29 (Reuters) – Trade through Lithuania to the Russian exclave of Kaliningrad could return to normal within days, two sources familiar with the matter said,......

Spirit delays shareholder vote on merger hours before meeting to continue deal talks with Frontier, JetBlue

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here A Spirit Airlines plane on the tarmac at the Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood International Airport on February 07, 2022 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida. Joe Raedle | Getty Images Spirit Airlines on Wednesday delayed shareholder vote on its proposed merger with Frontier Airlines......

Dejounte Murray trade grade: Do Hawks or Spurs win the deal?

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SI – For more and to sign up click here Rohan Nadkarni The Hawks found an All-Star teammate for Trae Young. Dejounte Murray is headed from San Antonio to Atlanta, per multiple reports. In return, the Hawks will send Danilo Gallinari and three first-round picks to the Spurs. San Antonio receives a 2023......

NATO deal between Turkey, Sweden and Finland brings home wins for Erdogan — and a possible F-16 breakthrough

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Turkey’s President Tayyip Erdogan holds a news conference during the NATO summit at the Alliance’s headquarters in Brussels, Belgium June 14, 2021. Yves Herman | Reuters NATO officials on Tuesday celebrated Turkey’s lifting of its veto against Sweden and Finland......

Sources: Nuggets deal Barton, Morris to Wizards

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The Washington Wizards have finalized a deal to acquire Denver Nuggets guards Will Barton and Monte Morris for guards Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Ish Smith, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski on Wednesday. Barton started all 71 games he played with the Nuggets last season, averaging 14.7 points, 4.8 rebounds and 3.9......

Unilever reaches deal to keep selling Ben & Jerry’s ice cream in Israel

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CNBC – For more and to sign up click here Consumer products giant Unilever said it reached a deal that will let its Ben & Jerry’s ice cream business continue selling in Israel. The company said Wednesday that it sold the Israeli branch of the ice cream brand for an......

NBA trade grades: Nuggets-Wizards make impactful deal

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http://www.si.com/.image/c_limit%2Ccs_srgb%2Cfl_progressive%2Ch_1200%2Cq_auto:good%2Cw_1200/MTkwNTQ1MDUyMDk3ODQ4NTYz/monte-morris-nba-trade.jpg Michael Pina On the eve of free agency, we have a trade! The Nuggets shipped Monte Morris and Will Barton to the Wizards for Kentavious Caldwell-Pope and Ish Smith. Here’s how both teams did in a transaction that seems minor but could have a meaningful impact on the 2022–23......

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