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Sources told ESPN.com the teams still are discussing the final framework of the deal but have committed to a swap that will see Hibbert absorbed into the Lakers' salary cap space after they missed out on all of their primary free agent targets.

Thursday is the first day that the deal can be consummated, after a leaguewide moratorium on roster business is lifted, and one source told ESPN.com on Saturday: "It'll get done after July 9," referring to the end of the moratorium period.

The Lakers will absorb Hibbert's $15.5 million salary for next season into their salary-cap space, sources said.

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Kevin Durant says he is moving forward in his rehab and is on track to be cleared in August. Fernando Medina/NBAE/Getty ImagesORLANDO, Fla. -- With a two-day break in his rehab process to recover from a third surgery on his right foot, Kevin Durant came here to take in some summer league basketball and support the Oklahoma City Thunder.

"I've been in OKC since the season ended, since I had surgery," Durant said. "These are my two off days, so I just tried to get out and see some basketball, check out the guys."

Durant said his rehab is entering "Phase 3," with him on the floor taking jump shots but not running and cutting yet. He said everything is on track and that he expects to be fully cleared sometime in August.

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LeBron James continues to wait on the Cavaliers to finish their other free-agency business before he will engage in talks with the team, sources say. Jason Miller/Getty Images

The Cleveland Cavaliers are busy on several fronts as they attempt to solidify their roster. But for the moment that does not include talks with free agent LeBron James, sources told ESPN.com.

James' agent, Rich Paul, has made it known to the Cavs that serious talks on a new deal for James will not take place until a new contract for restricted free agent Tristan Thompson is in place. Paul also represents Thompson.

James intends to re-sign with the Cavs, sources said, but is not in a hurry.

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Thursday is the first day the deal can be officially consummated, after a leaguewide moratorium on roster business is lifted.

The Magic gained the right to swap a future second-round pick with the Knicks in exchange for O'Quinn, sources say. Orlando also obtained cash from New York.

O'Quinn has agreed on a four-year, $16 million deal with a player option for the fourth year, per sources.

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Saturday’s semifinal matchup with Greece was expected to be the United States U19 team’s most difficult game to date at the FIBA U19 World Championships for multiple reasons. Not only were the Greeks playing in front of a partisan crowd in Heraklion, Crete, Greece, but they also possessed size in the post and perimeter talent capable of giving Sean Miller’s team trouble.

Thanks to players such as Tyler Dorsey and Georgios Papagiannis the Greeks hung around throughout, but in the end the United States proved to be too much. Villanova guard Jalen Brunson once again led the way from the point, scoring 30 points and dishing out four assists in the 82-76 victory.

Next up for the United States is Croatia, which blew out Turkey 91-56 in Saturday’s other semifinal, in the gold medal game Sunday afternoon.

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Portland president of basketball operations Neil Olshey told The Oregonian on Saturday that Kim Hughes has been fired for comments made last week.

"We can confirm Mr. Hughes is no longer with the team," Olshey told the newspaper. "It is our policy to otherwise refrain from commenting on personnel matters."

Hughes told WTHI of Terre Haute, Indiana, on June 27 that Aldridge wouldn't be returning to Portland. It wasn't until Saturday that Aldridge announced that he would be signing with the San Antonio Spurs.

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The Mavericks are targeting Jeremy Lin for their opening at point guard. Bart Young/NBAE/Getty Images

The Dallas Mavericks are firmly in the mix to sign free-agent point guard Jeremy Lin, according to league sources.

Dallas has limited funds to offer, but sources told ESPN.com that Lin is giving the Mavericks strong consideration even though he can likely make more money elsewhere.

Lin's relationship with Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons from their days as teammates in Houston, sources said, has kept Dallas in the race despite its lack of financial flexibility. Parsons, of course, had a huge hand in the recruiting of DeAndre Jordan to the Mavericks in the richest free-agent score in team history.

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