Double Dribble

An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett

Chris Paul tops Newsday's NBA free agent rankings

CHRIS PAULLos Angeles Clippers, guard19.2 points per game,

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The Nets haven't yet played a game in Brooklyn. Anthony Davis hasn't made his debut. Dwight Howard hasn't fist-bumped Jack Nicholson.

But that didn't stop us from taking a first look at the class of 2013 NBA free agents.

Next year's summer signing period figures to include some of the league's best players, a class so deep that the Bobcats' top scorer from last season is ranked 55th.


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Reports: Rockets agree to deal with Carlos Delfino, team's 15th forward

Milwaukee Bucks forward Carlos Delfino, right, of Argentina,

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Carlos Delfino, one of the few impact players still available in free agency, is reportedly off to Houston.

Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle was the first to report that Delfino and the Rockets agreed on a two-year deal, the second year a team option.

Delfino, who will be 30 when the season starts, has played for three teams over a seven-year NBA career. He played with the Bucks...

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Wizards sign Amityville's A.J. Price

A.J. Price, a former Amityville H.S. standout, is

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A.J. Price is following in fellow Amityville native Mike James' footsteps.

As first reported by Michael Lee of the Washington Post, the Long Island-raised Price agreed to terms with the Washington Wizards. Lee reports that the two sides agreed on a one-year deal.

James, who like Price plays point guard, also played for Washington from 2008-10.

Price, 25, spent the first three...

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Nuggets add Anthony Randolph; Hill to Clippers

Minnesota Timberwolves' Anthony Randolph meets with the media

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Steve Nash is really bummed out. Why? One of Nash's former teammates will play for his new rival, the Clippers, during the 2012-13 season.

Here's a roundup of the free agent news you missed overnight:

Knick don't match on Lin

Just days after Mike Woodson told the media Jeremy Lin would start at point guard for the Knicks during the 2012-13 season, the franchise opted not to match...

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Top 10 NBA free agents still available

Cleveland Cavaliers' Antawn Jamison (4) shoots over New

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At the start of the offseason, Newsday compiled a list of the 65 best free agents available this summer. Less than 36 hours after the moratorium on officially signing players to contracts was lifted, 46 of those players have either officially signed deals, or reportedly agreed to terms on new contracts.

Here are the 10 best who have yet to sign, with the latest rumors involving each player:


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Spurs agree with Diaw, Green

Grimacing after being poked in the eye, San

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The Spurs have reportedly agreed to bring back a pair of key players from their bench on multi-year deals.

Sam Amick of reported that 25-year-old Danny Green agreed to a three-year, $12 million deal with San Antonio last night. Boris Diaw is also slated to return according to Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski, the veteran agreeing on a reported two-year, $9.2 million deal.


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Roundup: Ilyasova, Kirilenko, Thompson staying put

ANDREI KIRILENKO Forward The former member of the

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As the Dwight Howard-to-Brooklyn rumors swirl, the NBA's best available free agents continue to make moves. Of the top 65 available players in Newsday's free agent rankings, only 28 have yet to agree to reported deals. Players can begin officially signing contracts at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday.

Here are the biggest moves of the last 48 hours:

Bucks hold on to Ilyasova

The NBA's...

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Jeremy Lin, the Jason Kidd signing and the Knicks

Dallas Mavericks point guard Jason Kidd (2) and

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On the same day Jeremy Lin, arguably the Knicks' most popular player, reportedly agreed to sign an offer sheet with the Houston Rockets, a Hall of Fame point guard reportedly agreed to take his talents to the Big Apple.

OK, let's take a step back. The 39-year-old Jason Kidd the Knicks reportedly signed to a three-year, $9 million deal isn't the same Jason Kidd that averaged near-double-doubles...

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Reports: Clippers lock up Crawford, Billups

Los Angeles Clippers guard Chauncey Billups, center, passes

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The battle for Ray Allen looks now to be a two-horse race.

According to several reports, the Clippers, who were originally scheduled to meet with the NBA's three-point king, canceled their meeting with Allen after agreeing to sign both Jamal Crawford and Chauncey Billups.

Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports that Crawford's deal is for three years and $15.7 million. Billups,...

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Eric Gordon, Goran Dragic and an NBA free agent roundup

New Orleans Hornets' Eric Gordon reacts after making

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Deron Williams will join the Nets in Brooklyn. Steve Nash is headed to Hollywood. What about the rest of this year NBA free agent class? Here's what you missed while celebrating the 4th of July:

Suns open up their checkbooks

Phoenix had the most eventful holiday of teams not named the Lakers or Nets, making power plays at three of the top 30 free agents available this offseason.


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