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Grizzlies keep Gasol for $100M, 5 years

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(AP) -- Through seven years in Memphis, Marc Gasol has embodied the Grizzlies' "Grit-n-Grind" mantra as much as anyone. So when it finally game time for Gasol to hit the open market, it was no surprise that no other team had a chance.

Gasol agreed to terms with the Grizzlies on Monday on a five-year maximum contract worth more than $100 million, a person with direct knowledge of the negotiations told The Associated Press. The person spoke Monday on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced.

While many of the other high-profile free agents completed deals in the first few frenzied days of the market opening last week, Gasol was in no rush. Probably because he knew where he was going to end up all along.


F West takes minimum to sign with Spurs

(AP) -- David West is sacrificing millions to chase that elusive championship.

A person with knowledge of the deal tells The Associated Press that the veteran forward is taking a one-year, minimum salary contract worth $1.4 million to join the San Antonio Spurs. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because the deal has not been announced.


Mo Williams back with Cavs on 2-yr. deal

(AP) -- Mo Williams' best days in what has been a very solid NBA career came in Cleveland as LeBron James' wing man.

Williams showed he still had plenty left in the tank last season, and he could provide a lift for James and the Cavaliers once again.


Ginobili says he's returning to Spurs

(AP) -- Manu Ginobili says he is returning to the San Antonio Spurs for a 14th season.

Ginobili made the announcement on Twitter on Monday. The Argentinian will turn 38 later this month and is coming off of a season in which he battled several injuries.


Barea sticking with Mavs on 2-year deal

DALLAS (AP) J.J. Barea is returning to Dallas after considering a move to Miami in free agency.

A person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press on Monday that Barea has agreed to terms with the Mavericks. The person spoke on condition of anonymity because players can't sign contracts until Thursday.


G Joseph reportedly joining Raptors

TORONTO (AP) Guard Cory Joseph has agreed to a contract with the Toronto Raptors.

The Pickering, Ontario, native agreed to a four-year contract, according to multiple reports.


Bucks deny changes to front office

MADISON, Wis. (AP) Milwaukee Bucks coach Jason Kidd and general manager John Hammond appeared together Monday and denied a report suggesting changes were coming for the NBA team's front office.

The report from said Kidd would take over team operations and Hammond would be reassigned within the Bucks organization, or possibly leave the team. Kidd has two years remaining on a three-year, $15 million contract.


Wolves agree to 3-year deal with Bjelica

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) After a quiet start to free agency, the Minnesota Timberwolves are on the board with some much-needed experience for their bench.

The Timberwolves agreed to terms with Euroleague MVP Nemanja Bjelica, adding their 27-year-old second-round draft pick from 2010 to a promising young roster.


Warriors keep G Barbosa with 1-year deal

OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) A person with knowledge of the details says the Golden State Warriors and veteran guard Leandro Barbosa have agreed to a $2.5 million, one-year deal.

The person spoke to The Associated Press on Monday night on condition of anonymity because contracts can't be completed until the NBA's moratorium on free agency ends Thursday. ESPN first reported the agreement.


Donovan getting feet wet with Thunder

ORLANDO, Fla. (AP) Day by day, Billy Donovan is feeling more and more like an NBA head coach.

Just over two months after being tapped as the next man to lead to Oklahoma City Thunder, Donovan is in Orlando this week for summer league. Aside from it being one of his first true public appearances as OKC's new coach, he's also back at the site of his first kind of, sort of NBA stop.

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