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Kurt Helin

  1. Nets fans, patience. Just have patience.

    Jul 9, 2010, 8:24 AM EST

    The New Jersey Nets won 12 games last season. LeBron James wants a title. LeBron to New Jersey was going to be a long shot because of those two facts. But if not LeBron, then what? Rumors had been that Amare Stoudemire was the fallback plan, but he will take Manhattan. Then there was Carlos…

  2. Miami clears out Beasley for cap room, spends some of it on Mike Miller

    Jul 9, 2010, 2:45 AM EST

    Pat Riley’s work was not done when LeBron James said “Miami” Thursday night. He made two more moves — one to free up cap space by trading away Michael Beasley to the Minnesota Timberwolves. The other was to sign Mike Miller, but doing that will necessitate the big three give back about $1 million a…

  3. David Lee headed to Golden State in sign-and-trade deal

    Jul 9, 2010, 2:09 AM EST

    David Lee is crossing country for some big checks, he has been traded to Golden State David Lee is going to Golden State — and that is good for him in that he will get paid. He agreed to a sign-and-trade deal that nets him $80 million over six years, shipping him to Golden State…

  4. Can the Miami Heat win it all this season?

    Jul 8, 2010, 10:56 PM EST

    Already you were hearing it — guys were saying it on ESPN and talk radio shows across the nation even before LeBron made his announcement. If the Heat don’t win it all this year, it’s a failure. That’s a bunch of manure. Winning a championship takes a lot of things, including luck with injuries and…

  5. Cleveland Cavaliers official statement

    Jul 8, 2010, 10:35 PM EST

    Cleveland released a statement from General Manager Chris Grant: “We believe in this team, this organization, this community, and what we will do to compete at the highest level. We believe in the new coach and leader we have in Byron Scott, and the world class basketball organization and positive and strong culture we’ve established.…

  6. LeBron James goes to Miami

    Jul 8, 2010, 9:33 PM EST

    LeBron James is joining Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh with the Miami Heat, forming the best threesome the league has seen in decades. He made it official on his nationally televised ESPN special. “I’m looking forward to it,” he said on the show. “I can’t say I dreamed about it because I didn’t think it…

  7. Uh-oh Miami: Heat pull planned full page welcome ad from Miami Herald at last minute

    Jul 8, 2010, 8:34 PM EST

    Read into this whatever you want. Could be nothing, could be everything. LeBron-to-Miami may not be happening. Heat has canceled a full-page welcome ad in The Miami Herald. This time I’m serious. That is from Greg Cote, Miami Herald columnist. Ads get pulled from papers all the time for a lot of reasons. The official…

  8. Randy Foye nears agreement with Clippers

    Jul 8, 2010, 8:20 PM EST

    Randy Foye, who was let walk from the Washington Wizards, may be backing up Baron Davis for the Clippers next season. Foye is expected to soon reach a deal with Los Angeles, according to Lisa Dillman of the Los Angeles Times. Backup point guard was a position the Clippers needed to fill after letting Steve…

  9. If not Miami, then where?

    Jul 8, 2010, 7:35 PM EST

    All signs point to there being a South Beach party tonight thanks to LeBron James. Because there ain’t no party like a South Beach party. No, seriously. There isn’t. But what if LeBron is not going to Miami? What if this was all an elaborate smoke screen? What if he just walks up the podium…

  10. How desperate are the Knicks to get LeBron? Isiah Thomas made their final pitch.

    Jul 8, 2010, 6:37 PM EST

    There’s a long list of things that were just never going to work but got tried anyway. Napoleon invading Russia. Cop Rock. Lindsay Lohan and acting lessons. Isiah Thomas selling New York to LeBron James. Yes, that last one really happened. We’re not so sure about Lohan and acting lessons. When the Knicks needed to…

  11. Amare Stoudemire is one happy New Yorker, even if LeBron won't come play

    Jul 8, 2010, 6:16 PM EST

      Amare Stoudemire was saying all the right things, about taking the first step to to build New York into a winner again. That would happen a lot faster if LeBron were in house, but we’re kind of past expecting that and into Hail Mary mode now, aren’t we?

  12. Mark Cuban thinks LeBron is staying in Cleveland

    Jul 8, 2010, 5:09 PM EST

    Mark Cuban thinks LeBron to Miami is a smokescreen. A misdirection so LeBron can slip the card back into the deck without the audience noticing. A bit of slight of hand pulled off with the help of a public relations firm. A lot of people think that. Not a majority, and not me. But there…

  13. Heat near deal to move Beasley sign that LeBron to Miami no smokescreen

    Jul 8, 2010, 4:28 PM EST

    At this point in the funhouse of mirrors that are the rumors of LeBron James’ next move, reality has been hard to tell from dead ends and distorted reflections. Everything, every reaction looked like it could be the way out. But this afternoon, one tangible piece of evidence came though — the Heat are working…

  14. Interview with "Multiple Sources"

    Jul 8, 2010, 4:00 PM EST

    He has been everywhere — multiple sources have LeBron going to Miami. Multiple sources have David Lee going to Golden State. Multiple sources have Shaq going to the Hawks. Just who is “multiple sources?” TBJ exclusive: ‘Multiple Sources’ uncovered from The Basketball Jones on Vimeo.

  15. Another sign LeBron is going to Miami: Deal nearly done to trade Michael Beasley

    Jul 8, 2010, 2:51 PM EST

    If you needed one more sure sign that LeBron James is going to sign with Miami, here it is — the Heat are on the verge of trading Michael Beasley. They need to move him to be able to give LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh all max deal money. In fact, this trade…

  16. Brendan Haywood reaches deal to return to Dallas

    Jul 8, 2010, 2:05 PM EST

    Dallas gets it. Miami is about to get it — you need a big man to go alongside your flashy, scoring power forward. Brendan Haywood is a big man, and he is going to continue playing alongside Dirk Nowitzki for the next couple years. He has agreed to a six-year, $55 million deal with the…

  17. Jermaine O'Neal agrees to terms with Celtics

    Jul 8, 2010, 1:39 PM EST

    We warned you this was coming last night, and now it has… you really need to learn to trust us. Jermaine O’Neal has agreed to terms with the Boston Celtics, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo. The deal is reportedly two years of the full mid-level exception, or nearly $12 million total. O’Neal had a…

  18. Report: LeBron James planning big weekend party in Miami

    Jul 8, 2010, 1:01 PM EST

    There’s going to be a huge, star-studded party by the pool at the W Hotel in Miami this weekend. True, that happens every weekend, but this one is going to be a little different: LeBron James is throwing it. US Weekly has the scoop: LeBron James has rented six cabanas at the W Hotel South…

  19. LeBron could make more money in Miami than Cleveland – thank you state taxes

    Jul 8, 2010, 12:10 PM EST

    Life in Miami is good. Warm weather all year around. Great beaches. Amazing clubs. Fantastic restaurants. Beautiful people. LeBron James has to be enticed by all that. Plus he would make more money in Miami. Yes, Cleveland can pay him more, for the first five years of the contract that comes to about $4 million…

  20. Martin Gortat says Magic are close to trading him

    Jul 8, 2010, 11:18 AM EST

    Apparently they have annoying morning shows in Poland, too. Like the one roughly translated as “Coffee or Tea Center” But on that this morning, Magic backup center Martin Gortat said the team has told him they plan to trade him in the near future. That is what is in Sport.pl (via the fantastic Ben Q.…

  21. Report: Amare made his pitch, but LeBron wasn't buying

    Jul 8, 2010, 10:37 AM EST

    Remember the good ol’ days, when the Knicks were the team seeming to be climbing up the LeBron James ladder? When they were a team on the rise? What was that, 36 hours ago? When the Suns Jared Dudley tweeted that LeBron was going to be a Knick. Now, LeBron is not buying the pitch.…

  22. Kobe Bryant wants Derek Fisher back. Oh, and he wishes LeBron well.

    Jul 8, 2010, 9:52 AM EST

    You can tell what gets Kobe’s passions going. When asked by reporters at his youth camp yesterday about LeBron James and the other free agents, he said all the right things. That he hoped they could make a decision that was best for them despite all the hype, he hoped that they were happy. But…

  23. Toronto signs Linas Kleiza to an offer sheet

    Jul 8, 2010, 9:20 AM EST

    Toronto has made a move to sign the leading scorer from Olympiacos in Greece — former Nugget Linas Kleiza. Toronto has signed Kleiza to a four year, $20 million offer sheet, according to Marc Spears at Yahoo. Denver still has the rights to Kleiza and now has seven days to match that offer or lose…

  24. LeBron's choices: It seems like Miami now, but in this drama things change

    Jul 8, 2010, 9:02 AM EST

    We don’t know. We won’t really know until some time between 9 and 9:15 pm Eastern tonight. What we have now is drama. Manufactured drama. And that makes every rumor suspect — if you were trying to create drama for a show like this, you’d leak different things to different people. You’d keep everybody guessing,…

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