Players Shoot For Tax Deals In Free Agency Moves

Law360, New York (July 22, 2016, 9:43 PM EDT) -- The free agent signing periods in the NBA and National Hockey League this month saw players inking huge contracts, but while team names and deal numbers dominated the headlines, experts say the tax implications of those moves often play an unheralded but critical role in determining where the leagues' stars call home.

In one of the biggest free-agent signings of the NBA's offseason free agency, star forward Kevin Durant chose to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder, the franchise that drafted him out of the University of Texas in 2007, to join the Golden State Warriors, a team fresh off breaking the...

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