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  1. Marcus Camby sacrificed more than $600,000 in salary to leave Raptors

    Aug 2, 2013, 3:28 PM EDT

    Marcus Camby

    Update: Marcus Camby and the Raptors agreed to waive set-off rights in his buyout, according to Mark Deeks of ShamSports.com, which means Camby will make more than I previously calculated including a set-off. The post is now update to reflect accurate figures. Marcus Camby really didn’t want to be in Toronto. After being sent to…

  2. Israel coach: Mavericks are putting Gal Mekel in ‘impossible situation’

    Jul 30, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    Rick Carlisle, Donnie Nelson, Alon Mekel, Gal Mekel,

    NBA free agency continues to cause international incidents. Gal Mekel, the Israeli point guard who signed with the Mavericks earlier this month, will not be participating in EuroBasket this fall, and Israel coach Arik Shivek is not pleased. Shivek, via Allon Sinai of The Jerusalem Post: “Mekel told me that he was put in a…

  3. Jazz so secretive, even father-son team employees won’t share information with each other

    Jul 26, 2013, 3:45 PM EDT

    NBA Draft Jazz Basketball

    I’m a sucker for off-the-beaten path stories, and Doug Robinson of the Deseret News sure has one. The Jazz are probably the most secretive organization in the NBA, so Robinson asked them about their tight lips. After initially getting rebuffed with a “no comment” – ha! – Robinson details the culture of secrecy in Utah…

  4. Karl Malone thought the Jazz threw him a birthday parade before he even played for them (They didn’t)

    Jul 26, 2013, 3:05 PM EDT

    NRA 500

    Karl Malone grew up in the country and played at the relatively at small Louisiana Tech before the Jazz drafted him with the 13th pick in 1985, so he was a little wet behind the ears at that point. Steve Luhm of The Salt Lake Tribune: His first visit to Utah coincided with the state’s…

  5. Hawks sign Pero Antic

    Jul 26, 2013, 2:18 PM EDT

    Olympiakos' Antic celebrates victory against CSKA Moscow after their Euroleague Final Four semi-final basketball game at the O2 Arena in London

    The Hawks have been re-tooling a team that earned the No. 6 seed last season and tied the Pacers heading into Game 5 of their first-round series. Paul Millsap replaces Josh Smith. Elton Brand replaces Ivan Johnson. Dennis Schroeder replaces Devin Harris. Mike Budenholzer replaces Larry Drew. Lou Williams is getting healthy. Free agents Jeff…

  6. Marcus Smart declares for 2014 NBA Draft

    Jul 23, 2013, 11:16 PM EDT

    Johnathan Loyd, Marcus Smart

    Marcus Smart – a potential No. 1 pick and top-10 lock – made the surprising decision to forgo the 2013 NBA Draft and return to Oklahoma State. Though he says he doesn’t regret it, Smart won’t be repeating that choice next year. Marcus J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports: Oklahoma State point guard Marcus Smart doesn’t…

  7. 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.…

  8. 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.…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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:…

  13. 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…

  14. 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…

  15. 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.…

  16. 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…

  17. 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…

  18. 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…

  19. 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…

  20. 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…

  21. 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…

  22. 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…

  23. 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…

  24. 76ers receive permission to interview Bulls assistants Ed Pinckney and Adrian Griffin

    Jul 16, 2013, 9:56 PM EDT

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    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…

  25. 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…

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