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  1. Sixers reportedly waive Pierre Jackson

    Oct 1, 2014, 8:00 AM EST

    Pierre Jackson

    Jackson is out for the season due to injury, but will be getting a nice payday from Philadelphia nonetheless.

  2. Cavaliers give sneak peek of new home court design (VIDEO)

    Oct 1, 2014, 12:06 AM EST

    cavs court

    New floor should be in place for the start of the 2014-15 season.

  3. Nuggets mascot in trouble after making unauthorized appearance at GOP rally

    Sep 30, 2014, 10:51 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers v Denver Nuggets

    Professional sports franchises are businesses above all else, and typically would rather avoid politics.

  4. ProBasketballTalk 2014-15 Preview: Miami Heat

    Sep 30, 2014, 5:44 PM EST

    Chris Bosh

    Expectations are reduced, but Miami still has the chance to be pretty a pretty good team — even without LeBron James.

  5. Carmelo Anthony says he re-signed in New York because of ‘unfinished business’ with Knicks

    Sep 29, 2014, 5:44 PM EST

    Carmelo Anthony

    Anthony said it wouldn’t have felt right leaving after he forced his way to New York midway through the 2011 season.

  6. Report: Knicks haven’t discussed contract extension with Iman Shumpert

    Sep 28, 2014, 11:00 PM EST

    Knicks Pelicans Basketball

    Oct. 31 is the deadline to get something done, but it appears that the Knicks are uninterested.

  7. Report: Timberwolves willing to wait on contract extension for Rubio if he won’t accept 4-year deal

    Sep 28, 2014, 12:30 PM EST

    Ricky Rubio

    Rubio and his representation have been seeking a five-year extension closer to the max.

  8. Rajon Rondo was at a trampoline park days before he broke his hand, supposedly at his home

    Sep 28, 2014, 11:00 AM EST

    Boston Celtics v Miami Heat - Game Seven

    For those that don’t believe Rondo slipped in the shower, this provides a convenient alternate theory as to how the injury took place.

  9. Derek Fisher says he’s not a Phil Jackson puppet

    Sep 28, 2014, 9:30 AM EST

    Derek Fisher

    Maybe, but Jackson will have plenty of influence from the front office.

  10. LeBron James on running the Cavaliers offense: ‘This is Kyrie’s show’

    Sep 28, 2014, 8:00 AM EST

    Cleveland Cavaliers Media Day

    James has never played with a true point guard as skilled as Irving, which may have him willing to play off the ball more than usual.

  11. Heat’s Danny Granger: LeBron leaving ‘isn’t a terrible thing for me’

    Sep 27, 2014, 10:30 PM EST

    Portland Trailblazers v Indiana Pacers

    James leaving gives Granger a chance to reestablish himself.

  12. Tim Duncan on decision to opt in for final year of his contract: ‘There was some hesitation there’

    Sep 27, 2014, 6:00 PM EST

    Tim Duncan

    In addition to the chance to help the Spurs repeat as champions, Duncan had more than 10 million reasons to say yes.

  13. Cavaliers trade Keith Bogans and a second round pick to Sixers

    Sep 27, 2014, 4:29 PM EST

    Keith Bogan

    Cost-cutting move by the Cavs to try to stay out of luxury tax territory this season.

  14. Gary Payton won’t be mentoring Giannis Antetokounmpo after all

    Sep 27, 2014, 3:30 PM EST

    Milwaukee Bucks v Indiana Pacers

    Bucks head coach Jason Kidd refutes an earlier report that said this was in the works.

  15. Joe Johnson on last season under Jason Kidd: ‘We practiced, but, you know … not really’

    Sep 27, 2014, 2:00 PM EST

    Brooklyn Nets Johnson smiles on the bench after leaving their NBA basketball game against Oklahoma City Thunder, in Oklahoma City

    Johnson can’t contain his amusement when delivering the statement.

  16. Spurs coach Gregg Popovich: ‘Good fortune plays a huge role’ in winning a championship

    Sep 27, 2014, 12:30 PM EST

    Gregg Popovich

    Popovich knows perhaps better than anyone after being on the wrong end of Ray Allen’s heroic shot in Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals.

  17. Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak: ‘We never felt it was realistic’ to land Carmelo Anthony or LeBron James in free agency

    Sep 27, 2014, 11:00 AM EST

    Mitch Kupchak

    Lakers brass isn’t as delusional as the team’s detractors would like to believe.

  18. Jason Kapono agrees to training camp deal with Warriors

    Sep 27, 2014, 8:00 AM EST

    New York Knicks v Los Angeles Lakers

    Kapono has been out of the NBA since last playing for the Lakers during the 2012 season.

  19. Frank Vogel says Pacers will ‘surprise some teams’

    Sep 27, 2014, 12:01 AM EST

    Indiana Pacers v Miami Heat - Game 4

    Biggest surprise would be if Indiana finishes anywhere but dead last in offensive efficiency.

  20. Players Association issues statement on Hornets’ suspension of Jeff Taylor

    Sep 26, 2014, 10:45 PM EST

    Michele Roberts

    NBPA says it was Taylor’s decision to step away, and that no disciplinary action should be taken prior to consideration of the facts.

  21. Phil Jackson believes Knicks will make the playoffs

    Sep 26, 2014, 9:30 PM EST

    Phil Jackson

    Friday’s press conference was held in advance of Monday’s Media Day, a time when hope springs eternal for all 30 teams.

  22. Timberwolves hire former Lakers player as shooting coach for Ricky Rubio

    Sep 26, 2014, 12:31 AM EST

    Mike Penberthy #12

    Rubio has shot just 36.8 percent from the field in his three NBA seasons.

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