Paul Pierce agrees to deal with Wizards

Paul Pierce’s one year with the Nets was an uneven one.

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Pierce, who spent 15 seasons with the Celtics before going to Brooklyn last season, will sign for the midlevel exception.

Carmelo Anthony is coming off one of his best seasons statsitcally, but the underwhelming Knicks fell short of the playoffs.

Carmelo Anthony staying put in New York

The second-biggest prize on the free agent market is taking the Knicks’ money.

Carter averaged 11.9 points in 81 games, all off the bench, last season for Dallas.

Grizzlies take shot in signing guard Vince Carter

The 37-year-old guard agreed to a multiyear contract. Financial terms were not disclosed.

LeBron James’s decision-making held up business in the league.

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Sunday Basketball Notes

LeBron James’s power felt on, off court

The star’s impact was in full display as teams and players waited for his decision before moving forward.

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//c.o0bg.com/rf/image_90x90/Boston/2011-2020/2014/07/12/BostonGlobe.com/Sports/Images/Gasper-13716.jpg LeBron James’s homecoming will start new legacy

Returning to Cleveland is good karma, good business, and a feel-good story for Bron-Bron.

LeBron James soared home to Cleveland, but some details of his contract were unexpected.

Notebook: LeBron James contract details revealed

James, who said he intends on finishing his career in Cleveland, only signed a two-year deal.

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Past Celtics games

Wizards 118, Celtics 102

The Celtics’ bench was sullen in the final minutes of their season-ending loss.

Celtics end dismal season with another loss

The shorthanded Celtics put up little fight in their finale, finishing at 25-57 and tied for the NBA’s fourth-worst record.

2008: The last Celtics championship

Special Section

Celtics finished off Lakers for team’s 17th NBA title

Look back in the Boston Globe archives at coverage of the Celtics’ first championship in 22 years.