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  1. Chris Andersen to re-sign with Heat

    Jul 9, 2013, 8:28 PM EDT

    Chris Andersen

    The Birdman won’t fly the coop. Chris Andersen has agreed to a one-year contract with the Heat, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Andersen will make between $1,399,507 (the minimum salary for a player with at least 10 year’s experience) and $3,183,000 (the taxpayer mid-level exception). Obviously, the less Andersen makes, the more Miami…

  2. Otto Porter didn’t expect first NBA practice to be so fast-paced

    Jul 9, 2013, 7:37 PM EDT

    Otto Porter, the No. 3 overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft by the Wizards, is not an elite athlete compared to the other players selected around him. He also played for Georgetown, the 301st slowest among 347 Division I teams last season. The Hoyas heavily structured offense relied on timing, passing and shooting more…

  3. Magic, Hedo Turkoglu discussing buyout

    Jul 9, 2013, 6:54 PM EDT

    Hedo Turkoglu

    In some ways, Hedo Turkoglu became the face of the Orlando Magic during the 2009 NBA Finals. Dwight Howard was unquestionably Orlando’s top player, but with point guard Jameer Nelson battling injury, Turkoglu became the Magic’s primary ball-handler and leading scorer. All eyes were on him. After the series, a 4-1 loss to the Lakers,…

  4. Will Bynum, one-time Knicks and Lakers target, re-signing with Pistons

    Jul 8, 2013, 11:29 PM EDT

    Will Bynum, Carmelo Anthony

    Will Bynum – a backup point guard the Knicks and Lakers reportedly wanted – has agreed to re-sign with the Pistons, his agent told reporters. David Aldridge of NBA.com: Will Bynum's deal in Detroit is for two years, $5.75 million. — David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 9, 2013 Bynum had his finest season last year. His…

  5. Report: Lakers will amnesty Metta World Peace

    Jul 8, 2013, 9:31 PM EDT

    Metta World Peace

    The Lakers aren’t Riggin’ for Wiggins – signing veteran center Chris Kaman proves that – but they’re hedging their bets. With Dwight Howard in Houston, Kobe Bryant injured, Pau Gasol old and Steve Nash older, the shine has worn off Lakers’ once-promising starting lineup. So, no sense keeping the weak link of that unit just…

  6. Report: Warriors to sign Marreese Speights to three-year deal

    Jul 8, 2013, 8:04 PM EDT

    Marreese Speights, Festus Ezeli

    The Warriors depleted their bench while upgrading their top six, which is a pretty good tradeoff. In the playoffs, where Golden State is and should now be focused, rotations shrink and a team’s best players matter more. But it doesn’t hurt to have depth, and this should help bolster the Warriors’ bench. Marc J. Spears…

  7. Chris Kaman agrees to Lakers contract

    Jul 8, 2013, 4:59 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers Bryant shoots over Dallas Mavericks Kaman during their NBA game in Dallas

    The Lakers, by definition, were going to downgrade their center position, because they just lost the NBA’s best center. The only question was how big the downgrade would be. In comparison to Dwight Howard, it’s pretty big. Marc Stein of ESPN: Lakers and Chris Kaman, I've told, have agreed to terms on one-year deal —…

  8. Report: Pistons will hire Rasheed Wallace as assistant coach

    Jul 8, 2013, 3:54 PM EDT

    New York Knicks'  Wallace jokes around on the bench in the first quarter of their NBA basketball game against the Milwaukee Bucks at Madison Square Garden in New York

    Rasheed Wallace’s temper distracted from the rest of his game. Few saw his advanced post moves, perfect defensive positioning (Game 5 of the 2005 Finals aside) and deft passing. Rather, most just focused on the technical fouls – though, to be fair, there were a lot of technical fouls. But Pistons general manager Joe Dumars…

  9. Who’s been the most successful player after leaving the Lakers?

    Jul 8, 2013, 9:03 AM EDT

    Dwight Howard Shaquille O'Neal

    When Shaquille O’Neal signed with the Lakers, Jerry West took him to the Staples Center Forum and showed him the retired jerseys hanging from the rafters – including those of Wilt Chamberlain, Magic Johnson, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Elgin Baylor and West himself. Great players tend to find there way onto the Lakers, not out of Los…

  10. If Jazz guard Randy Foye agrees to Nuggets contract, Warriors could spend more in free agency

    Jul 8, 2013, 8:45 AM EDT

    Denver Nuggets guard Andre Iguodala drives past Utah Jazz guard Randy Foye during the first half of their NBA basketball game in Salt Lake City, Utah

    The Warriors will sign Andre Iguodala to a four-year, $48 million contract. Golden State will also trade Richard Jefferson, Andris Biedrins, Brandon Rush and draft picks to the Jazz for Kevin Murphy. That much we know. Utah guard Randy Foye, a free agent, might go to the Nuggets on a three-year, $9 million contract (with…

  11. Dwight Howard: Kobe never offered to teach me how to be a champion

    Jul 6, 2013, 9:30 AM EDT

    Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard

      Remember when Kobe Bryant tried to get Dwight Howard to stay in Los Angeles by telling him, “Let me teach you how to be a champion”? Never happened, Howard says. Howard in a Q&A with Alex Kennedy of Hoops World: What did you think of Kobe Bryant’s comments that he could teach you how…

  12. Dwight Howard asked Lakers to hire Phil Jackson

    Jul 6, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Memorial Service For Los Angeles Lakers Owner Dr. Jerry Buss

    Dwight Howard reportedly wanted the Lakers to hire Phil Jackson after they fired Mike Brown early last season. Jim Buss obviously didn’t acquiesce Howard’s request — he has wanted to put his own stamp on this organization, not give more power to his sister Jeanie — so the Lakers got swept in the first round…

  13. Jose Calderon to sign with Mavericks

    Jul 6, 2013, 2:10 AM EDT

    Toronto Raptors Jose Calderon drives up the court as Dallas Mavericks Brandan Wright follows during their NBA basketball game in Dallas

    The Mavericks were so bad at point guard last season, they brought in 38-year-old Derek Fisher and 37-year-old Mike James to start. Dallas’ best point guard, Darren Collison, is a free agent now, so the Mavericks are going with a full-blow youth movement at the position. Enter 31-year-old Jose Calderon. Marc Stein of ESPN: The…

  14. Dwight Howard and James Harden could form NBA’s best duo

    Jul 5, 2013, 7:43 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers

    Dwight Howard is a center. James Harden is a guard. Howard is one of the NBA’s best defenders. Harden is one of the league’s top offensive players. Howard is an elite interior scorer. Harden’s range extends beyond the 3-point line. Howard is excellent as the screener in pick-and-rolls. Harden is superb as the ball-handler on…

  15. Report Omer Asik ready to force a trade because of Dwight Howard

    Jul 5, 2013, 7:10 PM EDT

    Dwight Howard, Omer Asik

    Not everyone with the Rockets is pleased Dwight Howard has agreed to sign with Houston. Brian Windhorst of ESPN: Rockets center Omer Asik has no interest in backing up or playing next Dwight Howard, according to sources. Could force trade. — Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) July 5, 2013 How does Los Angeles sound, Omer? Because the…

  16. Dwight Howard signing just the beginning for Rockets

    Jul 5, 2013, 6:37 PM EDT

    Houston Rockets v Los Angeles Lakers

    Darryl Morey has done the hardest job, getting Dwight Howard to sign with the Rockets. Now the Houston general manager has even more moves ahead. The Rockets don’t have cap room to give Howard a max contract, so Morey must either convince Howard to take less money, arrange a sign-and-trade with the Lakers or change…

  17. Warriors sign Andre Iguodala after trading Richard Jefferson and Andris Biedrins to Jazz

    Jul 5, 2013, 4:58 PM EDT

    Nuggets' Iguodala controls the ball against Warriors' Thompson during Game 6 of their NBA Western Conference quarter-final playoff basketball game in Oakland

    The Warriors have either put themselves in prime position to get Dwight Howard or completely eliminated themselves from the race. David Aldridge of NBA.com: Source says the Warriors are sending Andris Biedrins, Richard Jefferson to the Jazz. Checking on what they're getting back. — David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 5, 2013 Ken Berger of CBSSports.com: Brandon…

  18. Kings’ brass visit Alabama with DeMarcus Cousins’ big payday looming

    Jul 5, 2013, 12:47 PM EDT

    DeMarcus Cousins

    In the last two years, a dozen players have posted 17 points and nine rebounds in a season. Here’s the list with the terms of each player’s most recent contract or extension in parentheses: Blake Griffin (five years, $95 million) Dwight Howard (five years, $83,235,900) David Lee (six years, $79,537,680) LaMarcus Aldridge (five years, $65…

  19. Bobcats to amnesty Tyrus Thomas

    Jul 5, 2013, 11:47 AM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Charlotte Bobcats

    21.7 21.0 18.8 13.8 Notice a pattern? Those are, in chronological order, the minutes per game for Tyrus Thomas during his four seasons with the Bobcats. Still just 26 years old, Thomas has faded into near-obscurity. He averaged career lows in points (4.8) and rebounds (2.3) per game this season, but the lowest point came…

  20. Rockets don’t have enough cap room to give Dwight Howard a max contract

    Jul 5, 2013, 7:12 AM EDT

    Houston Rockets Patrick Beverly attempts to steal the ball from Los Angeles Lakers Dwight Howard during their NBA basketball game in Los Angeles

    The Rockets do not have enough cap room to give Dwight Howard a max contract. They could waive all four of their players with fully unguaranteed contracts – Greg Smith, Patrick Beverley,Tim Ohlbrecht and James Anderson – and they still wouldn’t have enough cap room. If Howard chooses Houston, perhaps as early as today, the…

  21. Brad Stevens trying to escape loooong run of college coaches failing in NBA

    Jul 4, 2013, 1:30 PM EDT

    Brad Stevens

    In 1987, the New York Knicks hired a hotshot college coach who had just led Providence to the Final Four. The new coach was smart, energetic and extremely promising. In his first year, he led the Knicks to a 38-44 finish. Although that record wasn’t great, it sure beat the 24, 23 and 24 games…

  22. Report: Al Jefferson wants $15 million salary, will wait for Dwight Howard to sign

    Jul 3, 2013, 10:48 PM EDT

    Al Jefferson

    Al Jefferson signed a five-year, $65 million extension that paid him $15 million last season in the final year of the deal. Whenever teams offers a player so much money, there’s always a risk he rests on his laurels. Jefferson didn’t do that. Since getting that extension, he’s worked hard to develop his offensive game.…

  23. Derrick Rose: ‘I had to be selfish’ with injury

    Jul 3, 2013, 6:02 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Chicago Bulls - Game Three

    Scottie Pippen had an opinion on how Derrick Rose should handle his injury. John Paxson had an opinion on how Derrick Rose should handle his injury. John Calipari had an opinion on how Derrick Rose should handle his injury. Bradley Beal had an opinion on how Derrick Rose should handle his injury. Joakim Noah had…

  24. Raptors not keen on trading Rudy Gay for Rodney Stuckey and Charlie Villanueva

    Jul 3, 2013, 5:39 PM EDT

    Raptors Gay prepares to throw the ball into play from the end court in the first half of their NBA game against the Celtics in Toronto

    New Raptors general manager Masai Ujiri just turned Andrea Bargnani, an underwhelming player on a terrible contract, into a first-round pick. Sure, the Raptors had to take back Marcus Camby’s bad contract and Steve Novak’s lengthy deal, but they also got a couple second-round picks for the trouble. Ujiri should be feeling pretty, pretty, pretty…

  25. Report: Pacers to sign Donald Sloan

    Jul 3, 2013, 4:16 PM EDT

    Donald Sloan, Steve Novak, Raymond Felton

    The Pacers’ Hansbrough era appears to be coming to an end. First, the Pacers pulled Tyler Hansbrough’s qualifying offer. Now, they’ve replaced Ben Hansbrough as the team’s third point guard. Michael Pointer of the Indianapolis Star: Donald Sloan, who split time last season between New Orleans and Cleveland, has reached agreement on a multi-year contract…

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