Blake Griffin, Los Angeles Clippers agree on 5-year extension | NBA
Forward Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers agreed to a five-year contract extension that could be worth as much as $95 million.
LOS ANGELES — Forward Blake Griffin and the Los Angeles Clippers agreed to a five-year contract extension that could be worth as much as $95 million, the Los Angeles Times confirmed after speaking with league executives who were not authorized to comment publicly on the matter.
Griffin, 23, will earn the maximum if he is voted to start on two All-Star teams. He was voted in as a starter by fans last season.
will stay with Spurs
San Antonio forward Tim Duncan, 36, and the San Antonio Spurs agreed on a three-year contract worth about $36 million, Yahoo Sports reported.
The deal has a no-trade clause, according to Yahoo Sports.
Duncan, a two-time league most valuable player who has described himself as "a Spur for life," averaged 15.4 points and 9.0 rebounds last season.
Lewis to play for Heat
MIAMI — Days after landing former Sonics guard Ray Allen, the Miami Heat continued to add to its supporting cast by agreeing to terms with ex-Sonics forward Rashard Lewis.
Lewis' agent confirmed his client, who played for the Washington Wizards last season, will sign with the champion Heat.
Lewis, 32, opted to take the $1.35 million minimum salary from Miami instead of potentially more money from Atlanta. He also had drawn interest from the Spurs and New York Knicks.
His signing gives the Heat a "stretch" forward who, like Allen, does most of his offensive damage from the perimeter.
Snyder leaves Lakers
to coach in Russia
Quin Snyder, a former standout guard at Mercer Island High School and Duke, is leaving the Los Angeles Lakers' coaching staff to be an assistant coach for CSKA Moscow.
Snyder, 45, said, "The Lakers are the highest-caliber organization in the NBA and CSKA is the Lakers of Europe."
• Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard has said he wants to play for the Brooklyn Nets, but proposed trades involving the Nets seemingly are falling apart and the Magic reportedly is having discussions with the Lakers and Houston.
Meanwhile, the Nets reportedly are working to re-sign center Brook Lopez.
• The league set the salary cap for the 2012-13 season at $58.044 million, same as the previous season.
Compiled from Los Angeles Times, The Miami Herald, The New York Times and The Associated Press.