NBA free agency: Latest deals, news and buzz

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NBA free agency doesn’t begin until June 30 at 6 p.m. ET, but the news is already rolling in from around the Association.

Much of the early buzz is coming out of New York, where Kyrie Irving‘s contract status has pundits and fans speculating about the future of the Brooklyn Nets‘ star point guard. (Irving has a $36.5 million player option for the 2022-23 season.)

Elsewhere in the NBA, other superstars with player options for next season include James Harden ($47.4 million), Bradley Beal ($36.4 million) and Russell Westbrook ($47.1 million).

And which free agents will change teams this summer? Some of the biggest names include Zach LaVine, Jalen Brunson and Deandre Ayton, all of whom could provide a major boost to a new franchise if they choose a change of scenery.

A host of young stars are also eligible for rookie contract extensions. While the Memphis Grizzlies and Ja Morant are

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