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Today in NBA History – Aug 25

1965 – Bill Russell signs a contract to make him the NBA’s highest paid player at the time.  His $100,001 contract made him exactly $1 more than Wilt Chamberlain, Russell’s archrival.

1970 – Robert Horry is born in Maryland.  Horry is one of the most known clutch plays in the history of the NBA.  Big Shot Rob is a 7× NBA Champion (1994, 1995, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2005, 2007).

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July 11 Signings

Wednesday, July 11 – Signings that have been formally processed:

  • The Brooklyn Nets have re-signed G Deron Williams (5 year contract), F Gerald Wallace (4 year contract) and C Brook Lopez (4 year contract).
  • The Denver Nuggets re-signed G Andre Miller.
  • The Detroit Pistons signed 2011 draft pick F Kyle Singler to a multi-year deal.
  • The Los Angeles Clippers re-signed F Blake Griffin (5 year contract) and signed free agent G Jamal Crawford.
  • The Miami Heat signed G Ray Allen and F Rashard Lewis.
  • The New York Knicks re-signed G J.R. Smith.
  • The Oklahoma City Thunder signed C Hasheem Thabeet.
  • The Phoenix Suns offered G Eric Gordon an offer, the New Orleans Hornets have 3 days to match or decline it.
  • The San Antonio Spurs re-signed F Tim Duncan and G/F Danny Green.
  • The Toronto Raptors offered G Landry Fields to a 3 year contract, the New York Knicks have 3 days to match or decline it.
  • The Utah Jazz re-signed G Jamaal Tinsley.
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