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      All-Star Power Forward, LaMarcus Aldridge, who for all intents and purposes was the biggest free agent on the market this offseason other than Lebron James, had finally settled on signing with the San Antonio Spurs. It was a reported max 4-year, $80 million agreement with a player option following the third year to perhaps take advantage of the new TV money that will substantially escalate player salaries in the near future.


With all due respect to the current 2015 NBA Champion Golden State Warriors, this seismic signing sets up a very likely 'Clash of the Titans' between the San Antonio Spurs and Cleveland Cavaliers in the 2016 NBA Finals. This is based on the assumption that pending free agents SF Lebron James and PF Tristan Thompson's likely stay in Cleveland. 

     Some other notable agreements that have taken place, which involved players changing teams, were DeAndre Jordan surprisingly leaving the Los Angeles Clippers in favor of the Dallas Mavericks for a max 4-year $80 million deal, and Greg Monroe's decision to bypass the New York Knicks to join the Milwaukee Bucks with a 3-year $50 million deal.  Here's a list of other significant agreements accross the league:

C Marc Gasol: 5-year, $100 million deal w/ Memphis Grizzlies
PF Kevin Love: 5-year, $110 million deal w/ Cleveland Cavaliers
SG Dywane Wade: 1-year, $20 million deal w/ Miami Heat
SF Kawhi Leonard: 5-year, $90 million deal w/ San Antonio Spurs
SG Jimmy Butler: 5-year, $90 million deal w/ Chicago Bulls
PF Draymond Green: 5-year, $85 million deal w/ Golden State Warriors
PG Goran Dragic: 5-year, $90 million deal w/ Miami Heat
C Brook Lopez: 3-year, $60 million deal w/ Brooklyn Nets
PF Paul Millsap: 3-year, $60 million deal w/ Atlanta Hawks
SF Demarre Carroll: 4-year, $60 million deal w/ Toronto Raptors
C Tyson Chandler: 4-year, $52 million deal w/ Phoenix Suns
SG Wesley Matthews: 4-year, $60 million deal w/ Dallas Mavericks
C Robin Lopez: 4-year, $54 million deal w/ New York KnicksR