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Af­ter meet­ing in the NBA Fi­nals for three straight sea­sons, the War­riors and Cava­liers were in an­other duel this sum­mer when both came call­ing for Ja­mal Craw­ford.

To the sur­prise of many, Craw­ford chose the Min­nesota Tim­ber­wolves in­stead.

Craw­ford signed a twoyear deal worth that will pay him more than $4.2 mil­lion this sea­son.

Grif­fin, Clip­pers a “no-brainer.”


Blake Grif­fin signed a max five-year deal to stay with the only NBA team he has played for in his seven-year ca­reer.

Grif­fin quickly made a de­ci­sion to re-sign for about $175 mil­lion.

“I want to say how ex­cited I am to be back. This has been my home since I was drafted. A lot went into this de­ci­sion,” Grif­fin said. “In the end, I re­al­ized this was a no-brainer for me.”

Porter high­est paid Wizard.

WASH­ING­TON» Otto Porter is now the high­est­paid Wizard af­ter the team matched a four-year, $106.5 mil­lion max-con­tract. Guard John Wall was named third-team all-NBA this past sea­son, and the point guard is el­i­gi­ble to sign a $160 mil­lion, fouryear su­per max con­tract any time be­fore the 2017-18 sea­son be­gins. Wall will not be­come an un­re­stricted free agent un­til 2019.

Suns ex­tend GM McDonough.

PHOENIX» Suns owner Robert Sarver has ex­tended the con­tract of gen­eral man­ager Ryan McDonough through the 2019-20 sea­son and hired long­time NBA player James Jones as vice pres­i­dent of bas­ket­ball op­er­a­tions.


The Griz­zlies have signed guard Mario Chalmers, nearly 1½ years af­ter he rup­tured his right Achilles ten­don play­ing for the team. … The Celtics have signed free agent cen­ter Aron Baynes. … The Jazz signed for­ward Royce O’Neale.

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