A look at who in NBA is staying and going

Published on NewsOK Modified: July 13, 2014 at 7:56 pm •  Published: July 13, 2014
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A look at the biggest moves made so far during the NBA's free agency period:

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LEBRON JAMES

Leaves Miami for Cleveland. Best player in the world changes teams and goes home, and the balance of power in the East has now shifted out of Miami.

CHRIS BOSH

Staying in Miami, will be signing five-year deal worth $118 million. Keeping Bosh helped Heat avoid what would have been offseason disaster.

CARMELO ANTHONY

Staying with New York Knicks and gave them a little discount as well. Knicks would have been in worlds of trouble without him this season.

KYLE LOWRY

Staying in Toronto, and despite widespread speculation otherwise, there was no way Masai Ujiri was letting the Raps' point guard go anywhere.

CHANDLER PARSONS

Leaves Houston for Dallas, which got him after Rockets declined to match the Mavs' three-year offer sheet. Another shooter to play off Nowitzki.

PAU GASOL

Leaves the Los Angeles Lakers for Chicago Bulls, making his announcement Saturday. Add Bulls to suddenly growing list of big-time East contenders.

MARCIN GORTAT

Staying in Washington, five years and $60 million. Wizards impressed many last season and young core will only get better.

PAUL PIERCE

Leaves Brooklyn for Washington, and if the Wizards didn't strike you as a team on the rise already, they probably do now.

GORDON HAYWARD

Staying in Utah after Jazz matched Charlotte's offer sheet. Hayward has answered every challenge since coming to NBA from Butler. Stardom next?

ISAIAH THOMAS

Leaves Sacramento for Phoenix. With this playmaker running the point, the Suns will be a very popular sleeper pick in the West going into the season.

LUOL DENG

Leaves Cleveland for Miami, which seems fitting, since the Heat had an opening at small forward because of LeBron James' return to the Cavaliers.

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