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  1. Blake Griffin gets in on the highlights at Jamal Crawford’s Pro-Am in Seattle (VIDEO)

    Aug 18, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    Blake Griffin

    First it was Kevin Durant and Spencer Hawes (seriously), and then it was Kyrie Irving, all showing out at Jamal Crawford‘s Pro-Am league in Seattle. On Saturday, it was Blake Griffin‘s turn. In terms of sick highlights and pure entertainment value, this probably doesn’t surpass what we saw Kyrie do a day earlier. But Griffin can…

  2. Former Celtic James Posey reportedly a candidate to join Brad Stevens’ coaching staff

    Aug 18, 2013, 9:30 AM EST

    james posey getty

    Brad Stevens appears to be a solid head coaching hire to lead the rebuilding effort for the Boston Celtics, especially considering they gave him a six-year contract that should provide plenty of time for him, as well as the front office, to put their future plans in place. We know Stevens can coach at the…

  3. Miami Heat top 10 plays of the 2013 season (VIDEO)

    Aug 18, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v Miami Heat - Game 6

    We all knew what would be coming in at No. 1 on this compilation the folks at the NBA put together of the Miami Heat’s top plays of the 2013 season. But there were at least a few that had slipped my mind here given all that transpired. I only have two issues with this…

  4. Bobcats assistant coach Bob Beyer charged with resisting arrest, disorderly conduct following altercation

    Aug 17, 2013, 11:00 PM EST

    bob beyer

    Charlotte Bobcats assistant coach Bob Beyer was charged with resisting arrest Thursday night following an altercation with bouncers at a bar in Sarasota Springs, New York. The details, via the Associated Press: The 51-year-old Beyer was also charged with second-degree obstructing governmental administration and disorderly conduct. All the charges are misdemeanors. According to a police department…

  5. Phil Jackson reiterates he has no intention of coaching

    Aug 17, 2013, 9:30 PM EST

    Dallas Mavericks v Los Angeles Lakers - Game One

    Phil Jackson has gone on the record more than once saying he’s not going to return to coaching since being left at the altar by the Lakers near the beginning of last season. It may or may not have anything to do with the level of desire Jackson still has to compete in that capacity.…

  6. New head coach Brett Brown assures Evan Turner that Sixers won’t be trying to lose on purpose

    Aug 17, 2013, 8:00 PM EST

    Philadelphia 76ers v Boston Celtics

    It has to be discouraging to players already in place on a team’s roster to see it essentially gutted and left with mostly rookies and minimum salary players in advance of the upcoming season. That’s what Sixers guard Evan Turner is going through this summer. After starting all 82 games for Philadelphia last year alongside…

  7. Ivan Johnson considering playing overseas next season

    Aug 17, 2013, 6:30 PM EST

    Chicago Bulls v Atlanta Hawks

    After two somewhat productive seasons with the Hawks, bruising big man Ivan Johnson is an unrestricted free agent. While he’s been in talks recently with a few NBA teams — including the New York Knicks — the offers have been slow to come, and no team has been willing to step up with anything longer…

  8. Kyrie Irving puts on a show at Jamal Crawford’s Pro-Am in Seattle (VIDEO)

    Aug 17, 2013, 5:00 PM EST

    kyrie

    Plenty of stars have been rolling through Jamal Crawford‘s Pro-Am league in Seattle this summer. We’ve already seen Kevin Durant and Spencer Hawes (!) put up some big numbers, and Kyrie Irving took his turn on Friday. This highlight reel showcases everything special about Irving’s game — from the sick handles to the no-look passes…

  9. Report: Warriors franchise value reaches $800 million

    Aug 17, 2013, 3:30 PM EST

    Denver Nuggets v Golden State Warriors - Game Six

    When Joe Lacob and Peter Gruber paid $450 million for the Golden State Warriors back in 2010, many thought they overpaid substantially for one of the NBA’s more downtrodden franchises. The Warriors, after all, had just two winning seasons in the past 16 years up until that point, and while they’ve managed to retain one…

  10. Lou Amundson has free agent meetings with Clippers and Lakers

    Aug 17, 2013, 12:30 PM EST

    Louis Amundson

    The Lakers and the Clippers are in similar situations where the salary cap is concerned, in that each team currently has 12 players with guaranteed contracts on the books for next season resulting in a committed total payroll amount somewhere north of $70 million. Both clubs are looking to potentially add a veteran piece to…

  11. NBA’s best moments from the 2013 season (VIDEO)

    Aug 17, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v Miami Heat - Game 7

    The middle of August can be a pretty desolate place for hardcore basketball fans, and it’s easy to spend hours going down a YouTube rabbit hole watching highlight clips from the season that recently passed. Thankfully, the NBA put a lot of last year’s best moments together in the video clip above. While no compilation…

  12. Full statement from Seattle’s Chris Hansen following revelation he funded anti-arena group in Sacramento

    Aug 17, 2013, 9:30 AM EST

    Chris Hansen

    Chris Hansen led the group that tried to purchase the Sacramento Kings with the understanding that once they took ownership, the team would be relocated to Seattle. Ultimately, it didn’t come to pass. Once NBA owners officially voted against relocation, the Seattle group’s bid was effectively ended. But after that vote took place, Hansen continued…

  13. Seattle’s Chris Hansen funded anti-arena effort in Sacramento

    Aug 16, 2013, 11:01 PM EST

    Chris Hansen

    When the NBA owners voted against relocating the Kings from Sacramento to Seattle back in May, that effectively ended the pursuit to purchase the team by a Seattle-based ownership group led by Chris Hansen. Even after the battle was officially over, however, Hansen chose to keep fighting. From Sam Amick of USA Today: Seattle-based hedge…

  14. Alex Len says he has ‘no pain’ following surgeries to both ankles, will be ready to start the season

    Aug 16, 2013, 9:02 PM EST

    2013 NBA Draft

    The Suns selected Alex Len with the fifth overall pick in this year’s draft fully aware of an ankle injury that would keep him out of action all summer long. But once examined by team medical personnel, it was determined that he should undergo a second surgery to the other ankle as a precautionary measure.…

  15. Raymond Felton says Paul Pierce ‘talking all this junk’ will boost Knicks-Nets rivalry

    Aug 16, 2013, 7:16 PM EST

    Newly acquired Net's NBA players attend a news conference introducing them to the media in Brooklyn

    A rivalry in sports has different meanings depending completely on perspective. A team with a long history of a winning tradition is not likely to view those with lesser credentials as a rival, but teams with a little brother complex that are in close proximity may get up for games against the more historically powerful…

  16. Rockets GM says team will experiment with Dwight Howard at power forward alongside Omer Asik at center

    Aug 16, 2013, 5:41 PM EST

    dwight asik

    The Rockets have plenty of talent on the roster now that Dwight Howard is in place, so it makes sense that they’d experiment with their new toy as much as possible to find the most productive ways to utilize one of the best big men in the game. It was thought by many initially that…

  17. Report: Celtics never seriously considered trading Rajon Rondo

    Aug 16, 2013, 4:27 PM EST

    Rajon Rondo

    Once Celtics GM Danny Ainge came to the conclusion that Boston’s aging core was no longer capable of contending for a title, he traded away Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett, and plunged the team into a full-fledged rebuild in the process. It was widely believed around the league that All-Star point guard Rajon Rondo was…

  18. Jason Kidd says Kevin Garnett ‘probably’ won’t play in back-to-backs

    Aug 16, 2013, 3:20 PM EST

    Newly acquired Net's NBA players, Garnett and Pierce, look on as head coach Kidd speaks during a news conference introducing them in Brooklyn

    The Nets bolstered their starting lineup this summer by gutting a rebuilding Celtics team and adding Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett to fill out what should be one of the most formidable starting lineups in all of basketball next season. Age is a legitimate concern, however, as Pierce is 35 and Garnett is 37. The…

  19. Sixers new coach Brett Brown wants a fresh start, parts ways with all assistant coaches

    Aug 16, 2013, 2:34 PM EST

    Brett Brown

    There’s a reason Brett Brown was given a four-year guaranteed contract when hired as the new head coach of the Philadelphia 76ers. It’s going to take that much time to return the team to a respectable level of playoff relevance, considering how few assets are currently held on its existing roster. It’s clear that the…

  20. Phoenix Suns officially unveil new uniforms

    Aug 16, 2013, 12:21 AM EST

    Alex Len, via Twitter

    The Suns officially unveiled their new uniforms for the upcoming season on Thursday by holding a fashion show in Scottsdale, Arizona to celebrate the occasion. The organization had players from past teams modeling reminders of what the previous uniform incarnations looked like, before getting to the main event where the newest Suns gave us our…

  21. Report: Clippers waiting on answer from Lamar Odom before extending offer to Antawn Jamison

    Aug 15, 2013, 11:36 PM EST

    Lamar Odom

    Antawn Jamison met with new Clippers head coach Doc Rivers recently, and by all accounts there was a certain level of mutual interest. But it appears now that Jamison will have to wait until another player decides if he’ll take what the Clippers are offering to pay to fill that roster spot for next season.…

  22. Mitch Kupchak admits process of hiring Mike D’Antoni over Phil Jackson was ‘clumsy’

    Aug 15, 2013, 10:14 PM EST

    Mitch Kupchak

    After firing Mike Brown as head coach just five games into last season, the Lakers had conversations with Phil Jackson that led him to believe the job was his to accept. Things changed abruptly, however, as Mike D’Antoni was hired for the gig while Jackson was deliberating over the situation. It led to Lakers GM…

  23. Roger Mason Jr. plans to run for players union’s presidency

    Aug 15, 2013, 7:51 PM EST

    Roger Mason Jr. Hornets

    It’s not as exciting to most casual fans as LeBron James thinking about running for the players union’s presidency, before ultimately backing off of those plans, as was expected. But the union needs new and experienced leadership during a transitionary phase that will see the Players Association add both a new president and a new…

  24. J.J. Redick is getting ready for Lob City (VIDEO)

    Aug 15, 2013, 6:26 PM EST

    Miami Heat v Milwaukee Bucks - Game Three

    J.J. Redick came to the Clippers as part of a three-team trade that sent Eric Bledsoe and Caron Butler to the Suns, and Jared Dudley to Los Angeles. The Clippers were thought to have added Redick for his three-point shooting ability — L.A. was middle of the pack in that category in terms of percentage…

  25. New Sixers coach Brett Brown says he wouldn’t have taken the job without 4 years guaranteed

    Aug 15, 2013, 5:09 PM EST

    Brett Brown

    The Sixers are expected to be one of, if not the worst team in the NBA next season, and a quick look up and down the roster tells us that’s not exactly a stretch. The veterans that remain aren’t guys you can count on for consistent output at either end of the floor, and the…

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