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  1. Report: Roy’s top suitors are Bulls, Pacers, Mavericks, Timberwolves

    Jun 26, 2012, 8:31 AM EST

    Brandon Roy

    Brandon Roy wants to come back to the NBA next fall, and teams are lined up to give him a shot. The three-time All-Star had serious knee issues the last couple years of his career — we’re talking bone-on-bone issues — which caused the Trail Blazers to use their amnesty provision on him. On the…

  2. Davis heads list of NBA Draft night green room invitees

    Jun 26, 2012, 7:55 AM EST

    Anthony Davis

    It means nothing, really. Being in the green room doesn’t impact your draft status. All it really says is that a very button down league that doesn’t want embarrassment is convinced these guys will go in the lottery. Jonathan Givony of DraftExpress leaked the list of names of guys who got invited to the NBA…

  3. You can go home again: Donnie Walsh hired by Pacers

    Jun 26, 2012, 2:21 AM EST

    Donnie Walsh

    Donnie Walsh was the long-time CEO of the Indiana Pacers who took a few years off to bail the New York Knicks out of their Isiah Thomas hole. They rewarded him for that by shoving him aside (over differences about the Carmelo Anthony deal), stripping him of his power and making him a consultant. Now,…

  4. Report: Houston can trade for Dwight Howard but he’s not staying

    Jun 26, 2012, 1:46 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Orlando Magic

    And we’re back to this stupid cycle again… Dwight Howard and his camp are trying to exert control over where he gets traded. It was reported  the Houston Rockets were trying to take some big steps to land Howard — trading their two first round picks (No. 14 and No. 16) and some players to…

  5. UConn teammate Lamb not really selling Drummond

    Jun 25, 2012, 11:24 PM EST

    Uconn's Drummond fights for the ball as Syracuse's C.J. Fair and Fab Melo defend during their game at the 2012 Big East men's NCAA college basketball tournament at Madison Square Garden in New York

    Andre Drummond is one of the big questions — or if you prefer, big risks — of this NBA Draft. He could be the second best player in this draft, or he could flame out like a late second rounder. One good measuring stick — what do his college teammates say about him? Here is…

  6. Video: Juwan Howard shows off his dance move. Singular.

    Jun 25, 2012, 9:12 PM EST

    Juwan Howard

    Juwan Howard broke out his dance moves (actually, dance move) during the Miami Heat’s title celebration at AmericanAirlines arena Monday. Apparently the Heat’s old man hasn’t learned a new move since he left college. As part of the Fab Five.

  7. Report: Timberwolves to offer Brandon Roy two-year deal

    Jun 25, 2012, 8:35 PM EST

    Portland Trail Blazers v Los Angeles Lakers

    The Minnesota Timberwolves are a young team on the rise. They are a couple pieces away, but you can see a path for them the same way you saw a path three years ago for the Thunder. Does Brandon Roy move them down that path? According to ESPN 1150 the Timberwolves brass think so —…

  8. Report: J.R. Smith will opt out, but plans to remain a Knick

    Jun 25, 2012, 7:07 PM EST

    New York Knicks guard J.R. Smith attempts to dunk the ball in their NBA basketball game against the Portland Trail Blazers in New York

    This fits in perfectly with the story line — J.R. Smith never wanted to leave the Knicks, but he wanted to get paid as much as he could So it leads to this, as tweeted by Howard Beck of the New York Times: JR Smith will decline Knicks option but intends to re-sign for longer…

  9. Anthony Davis trademarks his unibrow. Smart. But weird.

    Jun 25, 2012, 6:08 PM EST

    Anthony Davis

    Anthony Davis is going to be a star. Well, nothing is ever a sure thing. But as much as you can know a guy is a franchise player, Anthony Davis is going to be one. It’s why he is a lock to be the No. 1 overall pick of the New Orleans Hornets come Thursday…

  10. Before you say Nash will play for less money, listen to him

    Jun 25, 2012, 4:57 PM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v Phoenix Suns

    It’s all over the Internet and my twitter timeline: “Steve Nash really wants a ring and will come play for the Knicks/Heat/Lakers/Bulls/whoever for next to nothing so he can be on a winner.” Um, you may want to ask him about that. They did on ESPN radio Monday and Marc Berman of the New York…

  11. Three potential NBA Draft busts (but we hope not)

    Jun 25, 2012, 4:24 PM EST

    West Virginia v Connecticut

    I hate the idea of calling a guy a bust before the draft. You simply can’t say a guy will not pan out before he steps on the court for even a Summer League game. Let alone for an NBA game. Some guys rise to the challenge of stiffer competition. Some guys take a few…

  12. Video: Highlights from Miami championship parade

    Jun 25, 2012, 3:26 PM EST

    Miami Heat Victory Parade And Rally

    Not that they really need an excuse to party down in South Beach, but they’ve had one for a few days. LeBron James brought his talents there and it resulted in an NBA title. And that means a parade through the streets of the city, as is the tradition. Miami’s parade was today and above…

  13. Five NBA Draft sleepers to watch

    Jun 25, 2012, 3:13 PM EST

    Iona v Brigham Young

    Admit it, this is one of your favorite parts of the NBA draft — picking out the guy nobody is watching because you think he’s got that special something. You want to find the next Isaiah Thomas. You know he can help your team. And you pull for him because you want to be right,…

  14. Just a reminder, teams can use amnesty for week staring July 11

    Jun 25, 2012, 1:48 PM EST

    Metta World Peace

    There are a whole lot of interesting amnesty clause questions out there this season — will the Heat use it on Mike Miller? Will the Lakers use it on Metta World Peace? How quickly will the Suns use it on Josh Childress? Here is a quick reminder of how the Amnesty Clause works. • Teams…

  15. LeBron jumps into wedding photo for couple in Miami

    Jun 25, 2012, 1:26 PM EST

    o-LEBRON-JAMES-WEDDING-SHAUN-JAMIE-KOLNICK-570

    So you’re in the hotel getting ready for the biggest day of your life — your wedding day — and through the lobby strolls newly crowned NBA champion and MVP LeBron James. Do you throw the “bride and groom don’t see each other before the wedding” tradition out the window, piss off the wedding planner…

  16. Report: Rockets going hard after Dwight Howard

    Jun 25, 2012, 12:55 PM EST

    Orlando Magic v New York Knicks

    When it comes time to trade Dwight Howard this summer — and make no mistake, new Magic general manager Rob Hennigan will have to move him because he will not re-sign in Orlando — the Magic are not going to give a crap about Howard’s wishes. Howard may want to land in Brooklyn or some…

  17. Report: Ray Allen interested in joining Miami Heat

    Jun 25, 2012, 12:27 PM EST

    NBA basketball shooting guard Ray Allen, of the Boston Celtics, arrives at the 2011 ESPY Awards in Los Angeles

    Did you see what happens when the Miami Heat get someone to knock down open shots from the arc? Did you see Game 6 of the NBA finals? Now parlay that with this news from Brian Windhorst at ESPN. According to multiple league sources, there is mutual interest between Allen and the Heat. The most…

  18. Amare Stoudemire apologizes for using gay slur on twitter

    Jun 25, 2012, 12:01 PM EST

    Amare Stoudemire

    I don’t think agents and team officials can remind players of this enough — if you say it on twitter it is like saying it to a reporter. Even if you send a direct message to a fan. Amare Stoudemire forgot this for a second and sent a fan a gay slur on twitter, something…

  19. Danny Ferry takes offer, is new Atlanta Hawks GM

    Jun 25, 2012, 11:12 AM EST

    Danny Ferry

    The report came a little out of left field Sunday night but now it is appears to be more than just a rumor. Danny Ferry has accepted the offer to become the new Atlanta Hawks general manager, the team announced on its Web site Monday. Ferry will replace long-time GM Rick Sund, who stays on…

  20. Celtics, Mavericks to play preseason games in Europe this fall

    Jun 25, 2012, 10:44 AM EST

    berlin

    Like Chevy Chase leading the Griswolds, Mark Cuban is leading the Dallas Mavericks on a European vacation. Kind of. The league made official long-standing rumors Monday that the Boston Celtics and Dallas Mavericks will be playing preseason games in Europe this fall. On Oct. 5 the Boston Celtics play its first-ever game overseas against five-time…

  21. Who will Heat target in free agency? Just about everyone.

    Jun 25, 2012, 10:25 AM EST

    Steve Nash, Grant Hill

    The party is still going on in Miami — they will be parading through downtown with the Larry O’Brien trophy on Monday and a whole lot of people are going to be “sick” from work to get down and be part of the festivities. But in the Miami front office, there is no break. They…

  22. Report: Knicks target Ray Allen, Jason Terry, shooters

    Jun 25, 2012, 8:45 AM EST

    Miami Heat v Boston Celtics - Game Six

    Apparently, the Knicks want some shooters to put around their roster. And they hope they can convince a good one to come to New York on the cheap. While they wait to see if J.R. Smith stays or if he ops for free agency, they will target shooters in the upcoming free agency period, according…

  23. Draft-day trades are coming, which ones are most likely?

    Jun 25, 2012, 7:59 AM EST

    NCAA Men's Championship Game - Kansas v Kentucky

    More than any year in recent memory, it feels like we are going to see a lot of trades, a lot of moves in the days, hours and minutes leading up to the draft. While the consensus may be this a deep draft, some teams are willing to move to out while other teams are…

  24. Report: Hawks offer GM job to Ferry… but they have one?

    Jun 25, 2012, 1:49 AM EST

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    The Atlanta Hawks have a general manager in Rick Sund… but they are offering the job to someone else. Specifically, they are offering it to Danny Ferry, the current Spurs assistant and former GM in Cleveland during the LeBron years. The deal is close, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. The Atlanta Hawks have…

  25. Report: Rockets talking with Raptors, Kings about draft trade

    Jun 25, 2012, 12:14 AM EST

    Daryl Morey

    This really shouldn’t really be a surprise — ever since Daryl Morey took over as general manager of the Rockets they have been one of the more active teams on draft day. Right now they pick No. 14 but they want to move up, according to ESPN. Sources say that Houston has discussed deals with…

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