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  1. Report: Heat express interest in Sebastian Telfair

    Aug 4, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

    Toronto Raptors guard Sebastian Telfair passes the ball in front of Boston Celtics forward Brandon Bass in the second quarter of their NBA basketball game in Boston

    After agreeing to terms with Greg Oden on Friday, the Miami Heat now have 13 players who will be on guaranteed contracts for next season. They have the rights to a 14th in Jarvis Varnado, but his deal is not fully guaranteed just yet. If Miami is to max its roster out with 15 guaranteed…

  2. Goran Dragic ejected from Eurobasket tune-up game after altercation with Turkey’s Dogus Balbay (VIDEO)

    Aug 4, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Phoenix Suns

    Goran Dragic is playing for the Slovenian team during Eurobasket this summer, and in a tune-up game this weekend things got heated with him and a player from the team from Turkey to the point where he was ejected for his actions. The play can be seen in the video clip above, and it appears…

  3. Nick Young gets dunked on at the Drew League (VIDEO)

    Aug 4, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

    Nick Young Drew League

    Not all highlights from the Drew League can be complimentary to current NBA players. While there is plenty of Kevin Durant and JaVale McGee that goes on, the league also features some guys with top level talent who simply aren’t household names — and they get loose occasionally, as well. Nick Young was victimized in this…

  4. Report: Pistons still have interest in Rajon Rondo, even after acquiring Brandon Jennings

    Aug 4, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    Rajon Rondo, Brandon Jennings

    The Pistons were reportedly one of the first teams in line to talk with the Celtics about a potential deal for Rajon Rondo, once Boston entered a full-fledged rebuild by sending Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to the Nets. Whether due to the offers being low while Rondo still rehabs from a torn ACL injury,…

  5. Differences over dollars still keeping the Timberwolves from signing Nikola Pekovic

    Aug 4, 2013, 2:00 PM EDT

    Nikola Pekovic

    The Timberwolves and Nikola Pekovic have been expected to come to a contract agreement for some time. But the longer the sides continue to negotiate, there seems to at least be a possibility that the relationship could sour. We broke down the many reasons for the delay a couple of weeks back, but it seems…

  6. Mark Cuban releases video Mavericks used in pitch to Dwight Howard

    Aug 4, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    A+E Networks Hosts the NCTA Reception - Arrivals

    The Mavericks were one of five teams Dwight Howard considered in free agency, although their plan to first pair the center with an aging Dirk Nowitzki and then try to lure other stars to join the team a year later ended up not being the most appealing option. Teams go to great lengths to show…

  7. Wilt Chamberlain battles Kareem Abdul-Jabbar (VIDEO)

    Aug 4, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers

    If you consider yourself to be a true fan of the game of basketball, you should take the time to familiarize yourself with the greats who played the game in eras gone by. Kareem Abdul-Jabbar is the NBA’s all-time leading scorer, and in this clip of highlights featuring some of his battles against Wilt Chamberlain…

  8. Carmelo Anthony says trade for Andrea Bargnani was a steal for the Knicks

    Aug 4, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Toronto Raptors center Andrea Bargnani reacts to a call during the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City, Utah

    When the Knicks went out and traded for Andrea Bargnani, it was a head-scratcher for plenty of New York fans. Bargnani has a reputation of being a frail bust during his time in Toronto, a former number one overall draft pick who clung to the figurative neck of the Raptors franchise like an albatross for…

  9. Greg Oden swats a shot from LeBron James into the stands (VIDEO)

    Aug 3, 2013, 11:00 PM EDT

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    As you’ve undoubtedly heard by now, Greg Oden has chosen to make his NBA comeback with the Miami Heat next season. If things get too hectic for Oden in the Heat locker room, or LeBron James tries to invoke some good-natured hazing upon his new teammate, all Oden needs to do is point the league…

  10. DeShawn Stevenson wants to play for the Miami Heat

    Aug 3, 2013, 9:30 PM EDT

    LeBron James, DeShawn Stevenson, Antawn Jamison, Brendan Haywood,

    Once Greg Oden made a decision to sign with the Miami Heat, it may have appeared a bit too easy to join the back-to-back defending champions on a veteran’s minimum deal in free agency. That appears to be the case where DeShawn Stevenson is concerned, who is looking for work after recently being waived by…

  11. Magic would like their own Florida-based D-League franchise

    Aug 3, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

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    The D-League is gaining in popularity among NBA franchises, and more and more teams are looking to have one-on-one affiliations with one of the developmental franchises in order to stock a pipeline of talent that’s being brought up to speed with a specific level of instruction. The problem, of course, is that while there are…

  12. Greg Oden signing could have the Heat looking to move Joel Anthony

    Aug 3, 2013, 6:30 PM EDT

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    Now that Greg Oden is in the fold with the Miami Heat, there are other big men around the league that will be affected by his decision. But there also might be some on Oden’s new team that could find themselves playing elsewhere before the season begins. Miami has more bigs than the team will…

  13. Amar’e Stoudemire has applied for Israeli citizenship

    Aug 3, 2013, 5:00 PM EDT

    Fashion's Night Out At SAKS Fifth Avenue

    Amar’e Stoudemire has made no secret of the fact that he’s extremely interested in exploring his spirituality, and with it the Jewish faith that he’s embraced due to the family ties he has to it on his mother’s side. Stoudemire regularly posts biblical quotes to his social media accounts, and has been seen wearing a…

  14. Carmelo Anthony says his window is closing, wants to bring the Knicks a championsip

    Aug 3, 2013, 3:30 PM EDT

    New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony reacts after hitting a three-point shot against the Boston Celtics in the first quarter of Game 1 of their NBA Eastern Conference Quarterfinals basketball playoff series in New York

    In advance of Carmelo Anthony‘s ability to opt out of his contract next summer and become an unrestricted free agent, he’s going to get asked a lot of different questions that are aimed at getting a response that will clue us in to what his future plans may be. This continued on Saturday, when Anthony…

  15. Report: Antawn Jamison to meet with Clippers head coach Doc Rivers

    Aug 3, 2013, 11:00 AM EDT

    Antawn Jamison

    We’re at that time in the NBA offseason where there isn’t much going on, so any small bit of news of a free agent inching closer to deciding on a new destination becomes an element of interest. The mini-frenzy created by Greg Oden’s signing with the Heat on Friday qualifies, considering he hasn’t played in…

  16. James Harden gives important Eurostep lessons in Nike’s latest #SummerIsSerious spot (VIDEO)

    Aug 3, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    James Harden

    In Nike Basketball’s latest spot for the Summer Is Serious campaign, James Harden shows us the proper way to Eurostep, while making sure his beard remains properly fluffed between takes. When I think of current players known for their Eurostep, Harden is maybe third on my list behind Manu Ginobili and Dwyane Wade. The Ginobili…

  17. Celtics draft pick Colton Iverson signs deal to play overseas next season

    Aug 2, 2013, 8:07 PM EDT

    Colton Iverson

    When the Celtics waived Shavlik Randolph on Thursday, it didn’t create an open roster spot. Even after that transaction, Boston still has 15 players in place with guaranteed contracts for next season, which is the maximum a team is allowed under league rules. With no room to add late second round draft pick Colton Iverson,…

  18. Hawks waive DeShawn Stevenson, will sign DeMarre Carroll

    Aug 2, 2013, 6:34 PM EDT

    deshawn stevenson hawks

    DeShawn Stevenson started 31 games for the Hawks last season, but as the team continues its summer overhaul of the roster, Stevenson and his contract of $2.2 million are now a thing of the past. Atlanta has waived Stevenson and will replace him by signing DeMarre Carroll, according to a report from Chris Vivlamore of…

  19. Jeff Hornacek is hopeful that the Suns can average 103 points per game next season

    Aug 2, 2013, 5:47 PM EDT

    Hornacek Suns Basketball

    Jeff Hornacek has said from the very beginning of his tenure as new head coach of the Suns that he will be running an uptempo offense. We now have a bit of quantification in terms of what that actually means. In a lengthy interview with Jim Coughenour of Bright Side of the Sun, Hornacek discussed…

  20. Latest Jordan Brand spot shows that when Blake Griffin is on your squad, you don’t miss (VIDEO)

    Aug 2, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Blake Griffin

    In the latest Jordan Brand spot featuring Blake Griffin, it’s clear that almost anyone can look good shooting jumpers as long as Griffin is there to clan up the mess. The ad is in support of the Super.Fly 2, which released on August 1 in four different colors. And if you’re in the L.A. area…

  21. Celtics waive Shavlik Randolph

    Aug 1, 2013, 7:21 PM EDT

    shavlik randolph

    The Celtics have waived Shavlik Randolph, the team announced on Thursday via official release. Had they not done so, his salary of $1,106,942 would have become fully guaranteed for next season. Boston now has 15 players with guaranteed contracts on the books, which is the maximum a team is allowed to carry during the regular season.…

  22. Marcus Landry gets a training camp invite from the Lakers

    Aug 1, 2013, 3:17 PM EDT

    marcus landry lakers

    Marcus Landry played well for the Lakers during Summer League in Las Vegas, averaging 15.2 points and 4.2 rebounds in 26.8 minutes per game in five appearances. That consistent level of production has earned Landry a shot to make the Lakers roster. I thank God for this Opportunity to be apart of a great organization…

  23. New Orleans Pelicans officially unveil new uniforms

    Aug 1, 2013, 2:40 PM EDT

    PelicansTeamStore.com

    The New Orleans Pelicans officially unveiled their uniforms for the upcoming season, and the simple design is underwhelming, at best. No sign of the Pelicans logo, and no bright or interesting color scheme. Just the city’s name on the front of both the home and away jerseys, with some gold trim making its way down…

  24. Antawn Jamison drawing interest from Bulls, Clippers, Grizzlies and Bobcats

    Aug 1, 2013, 1:26 PM EDT

    Antawn Jamison

    Antawn Jamison joined the Lakers last season on a one-year deal in pursuit of a title. We all saw how that turned out, and Jamison, like everyone else on the roster, dealt with an injury that affected his ability to contribute. The wrist injury that limited Jamison last year wasn’t as much of a concern…

  25. Paul George, Kyrie Irving excited for John Wall and his new $80 million contract

    Jul 31, 2013, 11:21 PM EDT

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    The Wizards locked up John Wall with a five-year contract extension worth $80 million on Wednesday, and the news excited a couple of other big-time NBA players who will be due for similar extensions in the very near future. Paul George of the Indiana Pacers started things on Twitter, when he sent out a message…

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