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NBA free agency gives players millions of reasons to smile

Kevin Durant announced Monday, July 4, 2016, that he is joining the Golden State Warriors. His decision has been the most highly anticipated move of the summer.
Kevin Durant announced Monday, July 4, 2016, that he is joining the Golden State Warriors. His decision has been the most highly anticipated move of the summer. The Associated Press

The NBA’s free-agency period opened Thursday night. Some players stayed home, others went to new teams, everyone got paid.

Some of the biggest signings include point guard Mike Conley (five years, $153 million to stay with Memphis), Nicolas Batum (five years, $120 million to stay with Charlotte) and Dwight Howard (three years, $70.5 million to leave Houston for Atlanta).

Here’s a roundup of how social media is reacting to the signings.

Compiled by Noel Harris

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