Day one of the 2018 NBA free agency period has seen two of the biggest names in the sport re-signing with their current clubs, amid rumours they could be on the move.
Oklahoma City Thunder's Paul George will sign a four-year $137 million dollar deal to stay with the team, despite being heavily pursued by the Los Angeles Lakers.
George was expected to be a factor in LeBron James' decision, who is an unrestricted free agent.
Paul George has committed to sign a deal with the Oklahoma City Thunder, league sources tell ESPN.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@wojespn) July 1, 2018
As if that wasn't enough, Chris Paul announced he was re-signing with Western Conference runners up Houston.
Paul signed a four-year $160 million dollar deal to remain with the Rockets, keeping his partnership with reigning league MVP James Harden alive.
UNFINISHED BUSINESS...RUN IT BACK 🤘🏾🚀 pic.twitter.com/KwWcsp6lx6— Chris Paul (@CP3) July 1, 2018
The eyes of the world will be on James and his decision, and it was revealed he spoke to the Cavaliers today, though likely won't meet with them in person.
Aussie centre Aron Baynes re-committed to the Celtics, signing a two-year $11 million dollar deal.
Expect him to remain a key part of their bench as they attempt to win it all in 2018-19.
A large number of other deals dropped today in what was a crazy day of free agency.
Here's a list of everything that happened:
Nikola Jokic signs with the Nuggets (5 years - $148 million)
Will Barton signs with the Nuggets (4 years - $54 million)
Jerami Grant signs with the Thunder (3 years - $27 million)
DeAndre Jordan signs with the Mavericks (1 year - $24 million)
Doug McDermott signs with the Pacers (3 years - $22 million)
Ersan Ilyasova signs with the Bucks (3 years - $21 million)
Joe Harris signs with the Nets (2 years - $16 million)
Trevor Ariza signs with the Suns (1 year - $15 million)
Marco Belinelli signs with the Spurs (2 years - $12 million)
Rudy Gay signs with the Spurs (1 year - $10 million)
Ed Davis signs with the Nets (1 year - $4.4 million)
Gerald Green signs with the Rockets (1 year - $2.4 million)
Derrick Rose signs with the Timberwolves (1 year - $2.1 million)
Yep ... it was a busy day!