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NBA Free Agency Begins With Teams Spending Big Money, Largely To Keep Players

Published in SportsBusiness Daily on 07 / 02 / 15

NBA free agency kicked off Wednesday with "plenty of lucrative deals without much player movement," and teams spent "freely as the league waded into a new era of inflated payrolls," according to Scott Cacciola of the N.Y. TIMES. The Cavaliers re-signed F Kevin Love to a five-year deal worth around $...

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