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  1. Andrew Bynum’s contract contains no performance-based incentives, just $6 million guaranteed

    Jul 23, 2013, 2:05 PM EDT

    Andrew Bynum

    Andrew Bynum’s contract with the Cavaliers will pay him between $6 million and $24.79 million the next two seasons. The two-year deal, the details of which were revealed by ShamSports.com, calls for base salaries of $12,250,000 and $12,540,000. However, only $6 million of the first season is guaranteed if Bynum is waived before 5 p.m.…

  2. Even team personnel believe referees are picking on them at NBA’s ordering

    Jul 23, 2013, 10:15 AM EDT

    rod thorn nba

    The NBA is out to get [insert your favorite team]. I know it. You know. The NBA certainly knows it. It’s the one out to get [insert your favorite team] in the first place. Sure, even Lakers, Knicks and Heat fans believe the NBA is out to get their team. But we know that’s ridiculous.…

  3. DeMarcus Cousins: ‘I do want to be a King’

    Jul 23, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    DeMarcus Cousins

    DeMarcus Cousins has broken his silence about the only NBA team he’s played for. After his new owner, general manager and coach came to his Alabama home to speak with him, Cousins has gone from refusing to talk about the Kings to praising them. Jason Jones of The Sacramento Bee: Kings center DeMarcus Cousins said…

  4. 76ers replace risk-taking front office with risk-taking front office

    Jul 23, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    Sam Hinkie

    Confession: I liked the Andrew Bynum trade for the 76ers. They were a middling team capable of making the playoffs but without the proven ability to win a series unless the opponent’s top player was injured. Their roster had limited flexibility, and two starters, Elton Brand and Andre Iguodala, were aging. The 76ers didn’t necessarily…

  5. Kevin Martin won’t play without a superstar anymore

    Jul 23, 2013, 1:37 AM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Houston Rockets - Game Six

    In nine NBA seasons, Kevin Martin has six times led a team in scoring – the Rockets thrice and Kings thrice. Martin, a dependable outside shooter with an ability to get to the free-throw line, has even scored up to 24.6 points per game. Last season, as the Thunder’s sixth man, Martin had to settle…

  6. The strange tax levied against players in Grizzlies games

    Jul 19, 2013, 11:47 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Memphis Grizzlies - Game Four

    Lots of states have “jock taxes,” taxes levied on professional athletes – both home and visiting – for making an income while playing in that state. It’s a way to grab money from high-paid athletes who don’t generate much public sympathy and most of whom aren’t registered voters in that jurisdiction. Zach Lowe of Grantland:…

  7. Report: Mike Miller tells friends he’ll likely sign with Thunder

    Jul 19, 2013, 10:44 PM EDT

    Mike Miller

    Mike Miller, who just cleared waivers after being amnestied by the Heat, becoming an unrestricted free agent, will have no shortage of contending suitors. Smart front offices – the type of front offices that can build a winning team that would entice Miller – recognize his value as a 3-point shooter, both because long-distance field…

  8. NBA to pay a portion of Kevin Durant’s max contract

    Jul 19, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    BASKET-TPE-US-NBA

    NBA teams were operating under uncertainty entering the 2010-11 season. The Collective Bargaining Agreement was scheduled to expire the next summer, and there was no telling what terms the new deal would include. Teams might have to drastically shed salary to get under a hard cap. Trade exceptions could expire during a lockout. Existing contracts…

  9. NBA approves Charlotte’s name change back to Hornets… starting next summer

    Jul 18, 2013, 8:38 PM EDT

    Charlotte-Hornets1

    UPDATE 8:38 pm: NBA Commissioner David Stern made it official — the NBA owners have approved the name change of the Charlotte Bobcats back to the Hornets. The change will take place after the 2013-14 season, so you’ve got one more year of Bobcats but the change the people of Charlotte wanted is coming home again.…

  10. Mike Miller clears waivers; Spurs, Thunder, Grizzlies and Rockets reportedly interested

    Jul 18, 2013, 5:43 PM EDT

    Miami Heat player Miller laughs as he talks with Wade during a team practice ahead of Game 7 of the NBA Finals basketball playoff against the San Antonio Spurs in Miami

    In the end, neither the Cavaliers nor any other NBA team submitted a waiver claim for Mike Miller, who was amnestied by the Heat two days ago. Marc Stein of ESPN: Mike Miller, I'm told, has cleared waivers and is a free agent— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 18, 2013 I fail to understand why teams…

  11. Larry Bird on Paul George’s potential offers: ‘We’re going to match’

    Jul 18, 2013, 4:23 PM EDT

    Paul George, LeBron James

    Paul George will be a free agent, but a restricted free agent, next summer. So, even if he wanted to leave Indiana for, I dunno, maybe the Lakers, the Pacers would have the right to match any offer. George is well on his way to becoming a max-contract player, and if the Pacers believe he’s…

  12. Jason Maxiell to sign two-year, $5 million contract with Magic

    Jul 18, 2013, 1:42 PM EDT

    Glen Davis, Jason Maxiell, Kyle Singler, Brandon Knight

    When several veterans boycotted a Pistons shootaround a couple years ago, no more-tenured player showed up than Jason Maxiell. Maxiell has spent eight seasons with the Pistons, quietly going about his business. His weight was an issue at times after signing a four-year, $20 million extension, but he got back into shape a couple seasons…

  13. Joe Dumars calls Andre Drummond untouchable, but what about Greg Monroe?

    Jul 17, 2013, 5:59 PM EDT

    Lawrence Frank, Greg Monroe, Andre Drummond

    Just six other players have matched the per-minute scoring, rebounding and blocking rates Andre Drummond posted last season (minimum: 400 minutes). Most of them are in the Hall of Fame. Bill Walton did it ages 22 and 24, Robert Parish at 25, Hakeem Olajuwon at 27 and 28 and Kareem Abdul-Jabbar at 28. Another likely…

  14. Chauncey Billups: Joe Dumars apologized to me

    Jul 17, 2013, 5:25 PM EDT

    Chauncey Billups, Joe Dumars

    Chauncey Billups and Joe Dumars had a falling out after the latter traded the former to the Nuggets in 2008. Billups wanted to retire in Detroit, and though his hometown Nuggets weren’t a completely undesirable destination, he just signed a long-term extension with the Pistons. But those ingredients alone don’t warrant bitterness. Players getting traded…

  15. Will the Nuggets win 57 games again? Andre Miller: ‘Naw’

    Jul 17, 2013, 12:20 AM EDT

    Andre Miller, C.J. Watson

    The Nuggets completed a trifecta this offseason, losing a high-end player (Andre Iguodala, who signed with the Warriors), a high-end coach (George Karl, who was fired) and a high-end executive (Masai Ujiri, who was plucked by the Raptors). It’s a disappointing follow-up to a season in which Denver won a franchise-record 57 NBA games. Not…

  16. Report: Magic to sign Ronnie Price

    Jul 16, 2013, 11:36 PM EDT

    Amar'e Stoudemire, Ronnie Price

    Much like why the tanking Jazz signed John Lucas III, the tanking Magic will sign another guard with a reputation for being a good locker room presence. Chris Haynes of CSN Northwest: Ronnie Price has reached an agreement with the Orlando Magic, a league source informed CSNNW.com. Alex Kennedy of Hoops World: Ronnie Price's agreement…

  17. Report: Raptors nearing buyout with Marcus Camby, who will receive interest from Clippers, Bulls and Rockets

    Jul 16, 2013, 10:45 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v New York Knicks

    Marcus Camby wasn’t happy to be traded to the Raptors, who tried to flip him before the deal – also involving Andrea Bargnani – ever became official. When that didn’t happen, Camby again expressed his desire for a buyout or trade. Because of his high salary – $4,383,773 next season and $4,177,208 the following year…

  18. 76ers receive permission to interview Bulls assistants Ed Pinckney and Adrian Griffin

    Jul 16, 2013, 9:56 PM EDT

    ed-pinckney

    The 76ers traded their lone All-Star, Jrue Holiday, for a rookie and a draft pick. They let their player with the most potential, Andrew Bynum, leave in free agency. All signs say they’re not really interested in winning next season. It’s a sound plan – bottoming out to get better – but it’s a also…

  19. Joe Dumars denies Brandon Knight-for-Rajon Rondo, Brandon Jennings trade talks

    Jul 16, 2013, 8:59 PM EDT

    Rajon Rondo, Brandon Jennings

    The Pistons talking to the Celtics about trading Brandon Knight for Rajon Rondo or the Bucks about Brandon Jennings in general – not true, according to Joe Dumars. Via Vince Ellis of the Detroit Free Press: “Never happened, never even a conversation about Brandon,” Dumars said of the Boston Globe report over the weekend. “And…

  20. Chauncey Billups: I expect to start at point guard for Pistons

    Jul 16, 2013, 4:28 PM EDT

    Chauncey Billups, Joe Dumars

    Brandon Knight has started at point guard the last two seasons for the Pistons, though he hasn’t played particularly well. Rodney Stuckey started at the position the two years prior, again struggling as a playmaker, which is why Knight replaced him. Before that, Chauncey Billups manned the position for seven seasons, doing an exceptional job,…

  21. Report: Raptors to amnesty Linas Kleiza

    Jul 16, 2013, 9:00 AM EDT

    Raptors forward Linas Kleiza looses the ball in front of Magic forward Andrew Nicholson during their NBA basketball game in Toronto

    Linas Kleiza has played just 20, 49 (of 66) and 39 games the last three seasons – including none in the 2013 calendar year – as he’s battled injury and below-average play. So, the Raptors forward made a sensible choice by opting into the final year of a contract that will pay him $4.6 million…

  22. 76ers claim a couple former Rockets off waivers

    Jul 15, 2013, 10:15 PM EDT

    James Anderson, Quincy Pondexter

    Sam Hinkie is turning the 76ers into the Rockets of the East. The former Houston executive vice president of basketball operations and new Philadelphia general manager already traded for Royce White and Furkan Aldemir. Now, Hinkie is adding two more Rockets. CSN Philly: A league source has informed CSNPhilly.com’s Dei Lynam that the Sixers have…

  23. Report: Jazz to sign John Lucas

    Jul 15, 2013, 6:25 PM EDT

    Toronto Raptors head coach Dwane Casey talks with guard John Lucas III during the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Detroit Pistons in Auburn Hills

    If the Jazz are Riggin’ for Wiggins – and by letting two of their top players (Paul Millsap and Al Jefferson) leave in free agency and trading for hefty contracts (Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins and, to a lesser degree, Brandon Rush) just to get draft picks, it sure seems like they are – they’ll still…

  24. Report: Timberwolves rejected trading ‘minimal’ for Tayshaun Prince

    Jul 15, 2013, 5:49 PM EDT

    Alexey Shved, Tayshaun Prince

    The four-year, $28 million contract Tayshaun Prince signed with the Pistons in 2011 didn’t necessarily make him overpaid, but it was definitely too long. Prince will make $7,235,955 and $7,707,865 the next two seasons, seasons that will end with him 34 and 35 years old. He played fairly well for an improved Grizzlies team, but…

  25. Al Harrington, Hedo Turkoglu don’t expect to remain Magic much longer

    Jul 13, 2013, 8:00 PM EDT

    Al Harrington, Greivis Vasquez

    We already knew the Magic and Hedo Turkoglu were negotiating a buyout, but Al Harrington could be headed out of Orlando, too. Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel: Harrington and Turkoglu don’t expect the Magic to keep them. Like Turkoglu, Harrington also has a partially guaranteed salary for 2013-14 ($7,148,600, half guaranteed). Unlike Turkoglu, whose…

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