Hassan Whiteside

Free agency stunners: Griffin stays with Clippers, George to Thunder, Jazz deal in advance of Heat's Hayward meeting

Free agency stunners: Griffin stays with Clippers, George to Thunder, Jazz deal in advance of Heat's Hayward meeting

NBA free agency moves fast, so fast that even before it started the equation dramatically changed for the Miami Heat and the rest of the league.

Hours before the midnight start of the annual free-agency negotiating period, Blake Griffin opted to re-sign with the Los Angeles Clippers, Paul George was dealt to the Oklahoma City Thunder, and the Utah Jazz traded for Ricky Rubio in advance of Gordon Hayward's Saturday meeting with the Heat.

For Pat Riley and his Heat staff, the Friday moves dramatically reshuffled the free-agency deck, with the league practically forced to exhale before inhaling the negotiating period that runs through the July 6 start of the free-agency signing...

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