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  1. NBA Summer League: Notes on Hawks-Bucks

    Jul 16, 2010, 1:41 PM EDT

    Quick thoughts on Hawks-Bucks at Las Vegas Summer League Thursday night… Larry Sanders looks like another first-round steal for John Hammond and the Bucks organization. With head coach Scott Skiles dressed in cargo shorts looking on from the comfortable courtside seats next to Hammond across from the Bucks bench, Sanders brought incredible defensive energy, tallying…

  2. NBA Summer League: Notes on Spurs-Lakers

    Jul 15, 2010, 6:59 PM EDT

    It was quite a different scene from the big boys matchup we see in the regular season. The Spurs and Lakers met for a rumble to kick off Thursday at NBA Summer League Las Vegas. Still there were some things of note. Alonzo Gee, a D-League call-up to the Wizards who later signed with the…

  3. Report: Suns close to acquiring Turkoglu, Childress in trades

    Jul 11, 2010, 11:00 PM EDT

    Well, this is certainly… something.  Paul Coro of the Arizona Republic reports that the Phoenix Suns are close to two separate deals to acquire two small forwards at opposite ends of their careers, both with sizable contracts.  First up, hailing from Turkey and loving pizza, Hedo Turkoglu and your $43 million in remaining contract, head…

  4. Team USA: The B-Team that actually wants to be there

    Jul 11, 2010, 10:14 PM EDT

    Yahoo! Sports reports that Jerry Colangelo has confirmed that not a single player from the 2008 Olympic team will join Team USA for the World Championships in Turkey this summer.  In the midst of a public outpouring of rage and disgust over the behavior of how and where various free agents decided to exercise their…

  5. Nets ink Jordan Farmar, look to avoid a single impact signing

    Jul 11, 2010, 9:22 PM EDT

    The New Jersey Nets are making an offer to Jordan Farmar, which means a bizarre compromise on the part of both participants.  The Los Angeles times reports that Farmar has received an offer from the Nets but has not accepted it, while Ric Bucher of ESPN says the deal is done for three years and…

  6. Grizzlies sign Tony Allen

    Jul 11, 2010, 5:13 PM EDT

    The Memphis Commercial Appeal reports that the Grizzlies have closed in on a deal with former Celtics back-up guard Tony Allen. Woj and Spears over at Yahoo! report the deal is for three-years, $10 million, a very reasonable price for a player that played a significant role for the Celtics during their Finals run.  It’s a smart…

  7. Michael Redd may be out until February '11

    Jul 11, 2010, 2:50 PM EDT

    So that’s why they were so aggressive in pursuit of Corey Maggette.  The Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel reports that Michael Redd is not expected back in action before February 2011. Redd, age 30, has been largely replaced by both John Salmons and Maggette (along with Chris Douglas-Roberts) on the wing.  Redd tried to return from injury last…

  8. Heat have interest in Zydrunas Ilgauskas

    Jul 11, 2010, 2:48 PM EDT

    This should make Cavs happy. Did I say happy? I meant, “feel like they were kicked in the back of the head after getting hit in the groin with a tire iron.” Mike Wallace of the Miami Herald reports that Zydrunas Ilgauskas is “looking into the option” of joining LeBron James, a close personal friend,…

  9. Windhorst: LeBron James was headed to Miami for years

    Jul 11, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

    Brian Windhorst was the MVP of sports media from the time the NBA season ended, right up through the first two weeks of July (and going strong). The beat reporter for the Cleveland Plain-Dealer has been following LeBron James since he was in puberty, following the prolific modern athlete through high school, his decision to…

  10. Heat have interest in Zydrunas Ilgauskas

    Jul 11, 2010, 10:48 AM EDT

    This should make Cavs happy. Did I say happy? I meant, “feel like they were kicked in the back of the head after getting hit in the groin with a tire iron.” Mike Wallace of the Miami Herald reports that Zydrunas Ilgauskas is “looking into the option” of joining LeBron James, a close personal friend,…

  11. Carmelo Anthony weds La La Vasquez

    Jul 11, 2010, 10:06 AM EDT

    There was most likely quite a party Saturday night in New York City, as Carmelo Anthony and long-time girlfriend La La Vasquez were married in a red-themed event, according to PEOPLE.  The event had been common knowledge and was being discussed as the reason LeBron James chose to hold “The Decision” in New York, even…

  12. Magic strongly considering matching Bulls' offer for Redick

    Jul 11, 2010, 9:39 AM EDT

    The Orlando Magic must really dislike the restricted free agency system. Because there have been several times where it really seems like they’re just matching offers from other teams out of spite. Last year it was Marcin Gortat, who was frozen in place despite an offer from the Mavericks that would have given him more…

  13. Nike brings Cleveland 'Witness' banner down

    Jul 10, 2010, 8:31 PM EDT

    It’s got to feel a little bit like taking the ex’s stuff out of the closet after she runs off with her dance instructor friend, the one you never liked. Today Nike officials started bringing down the giant ‘Witness’ banner outside of Quicken Loans Arena, days after its star, LeBron James, abandoned the city to…

  14. The Nets may or may not be a chicken with its head cut off, sign Johan Petro

    Jul 10, 2010, 5:07 PM EDT

    When the Nets struck out in the Free Agency Summer of Doom, they had to figure out someway to fill out the roster. They drafted Derrick Favors because he was the smart choice, if not the most talented. And since then? They’ve been a little odd. Signing Travis Outlaw. Okay, sure. You need a wing…

  15. Heat looking at Juwan Howard in attempt to add speed bump

    Jul 10, 2010, 4:14 PM EDT

    Juwan Howard needs to chill out. But instead, he could be heating up. That was a terrible pun. I apologize. It’s been a long week. Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the mega-team Heat could sign the 37-year old big man to play alongside Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and LeBron James. The Heat badly need a…

  16. Pat Riley is totally serious about Erik Spoelstra as coach; no one believes him

    Jul 10, 2010, 3:24 PM EDT

    What’s that? The Heat are back in contention? Start the Pat Riley coup d’etat rumors! Heave! Heave you miserable media writers! Heave! Pat Riley, though, is having none of it. After the unbearably ridiculous press conference to introduce the Heat, Riley re-asserted what he’s said all along, and what LeBron James and Dwyane Wade have…

  17. Video:The Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh, and LeBron James Heat Introduction, because things haven't really gone over the top yet

    Jul 10, 2010, 1:13 PM EDT

    Hey, you know what would be fun? If we somehow took the ridiculous spectacle of the Free Agency Summer of Doom to whole new levels. That would be fun.   http://nbcprobasketballtalk.files.wordpress.com/2010/06/33399740 And then Dan Gilbert’s music played and he came out with Mo Williams and hit them in the back of the head with a…

  18. LeBron on Gilbert's comments: "I absolutely know I made the right decision"

    Jul 10, 2010, 11:47 AM EDT

    Man, is this going to get awkward. At the press-conference… and I use that term loosely, to introduce LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh as the new Heat triumvirate yesterday, LeBron reacted to Gilbert’s diatribe comments in his letter to the fans of Cleveland (and subsequent interviews). Courtesy of Heat blog Peninsula is Mightier…

  19. What the Raptors and Cavaliers were left with in the ruins

    Jul 10, 2010, 10:42 AM EDT

    This is going to come as little consolation, but here’s what the Cavaliers and Raptors got out of the sign-and-trade deals that ripped away their franchise players and formed one of the most powerful triumvirates in the league. Via ESPN: The Raptors got the 2011 first round pick they traded to Miami, as well as…

  20. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh each leave $15 million on the table, but can opt-out after fourth year

    Jul 10, 2010, 9:38 AM EDT

    The numbers have come out, and the Miami Thrice team-up of LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh are true to their word, money was not the main thing. Okay, it was a pretty big thing. James and Bosh are each making $110.1 million over the course of six years, with Wade making $107. It’s…

  21. LeBron James decides to become the ultimate facilitator

    Jul 9, 2010, 8:50 AM EDT

    Scottie Pippen has six championship rings. He’s a seven time NBA All-Star. He was an NBA All-Star Game MVP in 1994, a 3-time NBA First-Team All-NBA selection, and an 8 time NBA All-Defensive team selection. He is considered one of the greatest players in NBA history and a legend in the truest sense for being…

  22. Like it or not, LeBron James' 'Decision' is all part of the plan, and it's working

    Jul 7, 2010, 3:05 PM EDT

    When word broke that LeBron James would be announcing his decision regarding the biggest free agency signing in NBA history in a one-hour special on ESPN, the criticism exploded the internet like Brazil going down in flames did to Twitter. Everyone and their mother wants to point out LeBron’s ego, his unfathomable self-concept bent out…

  23. Amar'e Stoudemire: Icon of the New York reclamation

    Jul 5, 2010, 10:30 PM EDT

    Lost in the debates on if the Knicks should have traded for Tracy McGrady (and his cap space) at the cost of their draft picks in 2011 (swapped) and 2012 to the Rockets, and whether the Knicks will manage to acquire one of the true elites of the free agent class (two names, LeBron James,…

  24. Do the Knicks have momentum?

    Jul 4, 2010, 8:11 PM EDT

    Please bear in mind that at least among what I consider to be the very intelligent NBA writers and “people” I speak to on a consistent basis, the Knicks should not be here. They were in such a hole, it took Donnie Walsh and Mike D’Antoni two years just to clear the rest of the…

  25. Three-way trade rumored for Al Jefferson, Monta Ellis, and David Lee

    Jul 4, 2010, 3:01 PM EDT

    Here’s a juicy one. NY Post reports that there’s a trade being discussed that would send Al Jefferson to the Warriors, Monta Ellis to the Knicks, and David Lee to the Timberwolves. Take a second to get your brain around that. What we’re really looking at if this rumor has any weight (and that’s a…

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