More than 100 other NBA players are unrestricted free agents; another 75 or so can be restricted free agents. What promises to be a chaotic NBA free-agent window opens on Friday.
The bio-secure bubble that NBA created at Walt Disney World ensured the season went ahead without further disruptions due to COVID-19. But players like Paul George faced mental health battles inside. Here's how the NBA and NBPA helped players and staff:
The change will apply only to the first exhibition for teams; their second and third exhibition games at Disney will use standard timing. All teams are slated to play three exhibitions.
LeBron James reiterated on Monday that he is hopeful the NBA season can resume, with the caveat that the health and well-being of players won’t be jeopardised by a return to play.
NBA: Anthony Davis wins All-Star game for Team LeBron with last throw; Kawhi Leonard claims Kobe Bryant MVP award
In the NBA All-Star game LeBron James’ team wore blue jerseys, all with the No. 2 for Gianna Bryant. Giannis Antetokounmpo’s team wore red, every player wearing No. 24 on the back for Kobe Bryant.
NBA: Damian Lillard sets Trail Blazers record with 61 points; Kemba Walker powers Celtics to win over Lakers
Kemba Walker scored 20 points to end a career-long personal losing streak against LeBron James, and Jayson Tatum scored 27 to help Boston send the top team in the Western Conference to its biggest loss of the season
NBA: DeMar DeRozan shines as Spurs snap Bucks' winning-streak; De'Aaron Fox, Buddy Hield power Kings to victory
Milwaukee defeated the San Antonio Spurs 127-118 on Saturday at home but could not maintain its early momentum in a rare home-and-home set of back-to-back games
Boston forward Gordon Hayward fractured his left hand Saturday in the Celtics' 135-115 victory at San Antonio, dimming the joy of improving to 7-1 on the NBA season.
Chris Paul started his career in Oklahoma City with the Hornets when they relocated after Hurricane Katrina in 2005. He was rookie of the year during the 2005-06 season, the first of two years he spent in Oklahoma City.
The comments confirm reports that former NBA Most Valuable Player Russell Westbrook was being traded to the Rockets in exchange for Chris Paul, two first-round NBA Draft picks and a swap of two more future draft selections.
NBA Free Agency: Oklahoma City Thunder's Russell Westbrook traded to Houston Rockets in exchange for Chris Paul, say reports
Eight-time All-Star Westbrook, the 2017 NBA Most Valuable Player, will be reunited with 2018 NBA MVP James Harden, his former Thunder teammate who was traded to the Rockets in 2012.
NBA: Houston Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni ends contract extension talks with franchise, claim reports
Houston Rockets head coach Mike D'Antoni has ended talks aimed at extending his contract with the NBA club beyond next season.
Asif Ali's bravery in face of personal grief shows sportspersons usually find a way to be not crippled by emotions
The athlete who chooses to play while still grieving usually finds a way, somehow, not to be crippled by emotions. They usually find a way to compartmentalise the different demands for their attention in order to concentrate on the matter at hand.
NBA Playoffs 2019: Stephen Curry's second-half heroics help Warriors down Rockets and advance to Western Conference finals
Stephen Curry scored all 33 of his points in the second half as the Golden State Warriors beat the Houston Rockets to advance to the Western Conference finals.
NBA Playoffs 2019: Warriors head coach Steve Kerr 'disappointed' by Rockets' officiating concerns in game one
Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr hit back at criticism of NBA officiating on Monday after the Houston Rockets complained of a series of missed calls in their game one playoff loss.
NBA: Spurs' coach Gregg Popovich ejected 63 seconds into team's loss to Nuggets; Gordon Hayward leads Celtics to win
Nikola Jokic was just one assist shy of a triple-double as he led the Nuggets to a blowout of the Spurs who saw Gregg Popovich tossed 63 seconds into the game.
NBA: Giannis Antetokounmpo or James Harden? A deep-dive to examine the claims of this season's MVP contenders
Racing towards the coveted MVP trophy, Giannis Antetokounmpo and James Harden represent two sides of a philosophical battle.
NBA: James Harden scores 50-point triple-double to power Houston Rockets to victory over Sacramento Kings
It was James Harden's third 50-point game in the last six and his seven three-pointers saw him become the ninth player in league history to reach 2,000 career three-pointers
NBA: Klay Thompson, DeMarcus Cousins help Warriors end Rockets' nine-game win streak; Russell Westbrook stars for Thunder
Playing without injured Kevin Durant, the Golden State Warriors snapped Houston's nine-game win streak and avoided being swept this season by the Rockets.
NBA: Rockets beat Raptors despite poor shooting night; Celtics rout Western Conference leaders Warriors
NBA scoring leader James Harden unleashed 35 points on a poor shooting night and Gerald Green added 18 off the bench Tuesday as the Houston Rockets beat Toronto 107-95 in a showdown of contenders.