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  1. Farewell, Rasho Nesterovic

    Aug 2, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

    This is an emotional day for all of us. After an illustrious, beautiful, 12-year NBA career, Rasho Nesterovic will leave the NBA to play for Olympiacos next season, according to TalkBasket.net (via Real GM). How the league will cope with this sudden lack of awkward layup attempts I do not yet know. Nesterovic hasn’t done…

  2. Two D-League teams to sport jersey ads this season

    Aug 2, 2010, 12:59 PM EDT

    In a delightful “choose your own commercial subtext” move, two D-League teams have decided to sport ads on their uniforms beginning in the ’10-’11 season. The WNBA opened the door for this kind of development by doing the same last season, though it’s still rather unlikely that NBA teams will ever play along. The NBA…

  3. Greg Oden confident he'll be good to go for camp

    Aug 2, 2010, 11:45 AM EDT

    We’re three full seasons into Greg Oden’s NBA career, and he’s played just 82 games. It’s not fair. Not to the Blazers, who invested the No. 1 overall pick in the 2007 draft in Oden, not to the Blazer faithful, and certainly not to Oden himself. Every nightmare must come to an end, but Oden’s…

  4. FIBA bans vuvuzelas for World Championships, kills the buzz

    Aug 2, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

    The vuvuzela isn’t so much an instrument as it is a glorified kazoo, but that didn’t stop the now-mythical noisemaker from dominating coverage of the World Cup. Soccer/fútbol fans finally found the perfect audio accompaniment for their sport of choice: a bland, monotone noisemaker, significant pretty much solely because during the duration of the games,…

  5. Cavs add Joey Graham, which is nice, but curious

    Jul 30, 2010, 11:59 AM EDT

    The LeBron-less Cleveland Cavaliers are now in that awkward place between contending and rebuilding, which forces them to fill out their roster with bargain bin veterans and a few young players for good measure. They’ll fight for a playoff spot, but without any lofty ambition, Cleveland needs to go as young as possible. The team…

  6. The Bulls haven't completely ruled out signing Tracy McGrady, but aren't compromising

    Jul 30, 2010, 11:19 AM EDT

    Tracy McGrady and Shaquille O’Neal seem to be one in the same. Neither can get the role or money (or affirmation?) they so desperately covet, and each will likely face the same choice: play for a team they actually want to play for in a limited role for a small salary, or sign with a…

  7. Stephon Marbury agrees to three more years with Shanxi Zhongyu

    Jul 29, 2010, 1:46 PM EDT

    Maybe Stephon Marbury was offered a chance to play with the Miami Heat or maybe he wasn’t, but it’s all moot now. According to the Associated Press, Marbury has agreed to a three-year deal with his current Chinese Basketball Association team, Shanxi Zhongyu. Two pretty interesting tidbits, though. According to Shanxi’s website, Marbury may only…

  8. The wayward Jeremy Tyler is changing continents

    Jul 29, 2010, 1:07 PM EDT

    Jeremy Tyler took the Brandon Jennings formula one step too far when he decided to leave high school after his junior season to play professionally in Israel. It would have taken a remarkably mature high school junior to succeed under the circumstances Tyler chose to embrace, but he apparently had enough faith in himself to…

  9. Wizards first rounder Kevin Seraphin to buy out of current contract, play in Washington this season

    Jul 29, 2010, 11:51 AM EDT

    Kevin Seraphin making the jump to the NBA this season was touch-and-go there for awhile, but the No. 17 pick is now set to make his debut with the Wizards this fall. Seraphin has reached a buyout agreement with his current club, Cholet, and will play in the NBA this season, according to Michael Lee…

  10. Derrick Favors is just like Tim Duncan, except hardly and not at all

    Jul 29, 2010, 11:43 AM EDT

    In his last head coaching job, Avery Johnson whittled down the patience and nerves of his players over about three seasons. There’s apparently only so much of Avery — or, in fairness, of that Avery — that a team can take, and by the time he was let go by the Dallas Mavericks at the…

  11. Gerald Wallace, Tyreke Evans, and O.J. Mayo expected to be victims of first Team USA cuts

    Jul 28, 2010, 12:22 PM EDT

    Team USA is scheduled to announce their first trimmings from the roster in a few hours, but Chris Tomasson of NBA FanHouse reported that Gerald Wallace, Tyreke Evans, and O.J. Mayo are “expected to be” among those cut from the team this afternoon. Evans was an obvious cut. After tweaking an ankle early in Team…

  12. Sixers' arena changes name to 'Wells Fargo Center'

    Jul 28, 2010, 12:03 PM EDT

    In a change that’s barely even cosmetic, the home court of the Philadelphia 76ers (and the Philadelphia Flyers, natch) has changed it’s name from the ‘Wachovia Center’ to the ‘Wells Fargo Center,’ according to the Associated Press. Maybe now they can take out a loan so they can actually buy a bucket? Or put up…

  13. Don Nelson is done, and the rest of his tenure merely a formality

    Jul 28, 2010, 11:46 AM EDT

    Joe Lacob isn’t technically the co-owner of the Golden State Warriors yet, but he’s already making a hell of an impression. From Marcus Thompson of Inside the Warriors: Lacob said what everybody else already knows: the Nellie era is done. And Lacob said in the interview that he wants a young coach in the new…

  14. Sylven Landesberg signs with Maccabi Haifa

    Jul 28, 2010, 11:30 AM EDT

    It seems that there is money out there for the glut of talented, undrafted free agents this summer, it’s just not in the States. Following a number of college stars and productive Summer Leaguers who have already made the jump, Sylven Landesberg has signed a two-year deal with Maccabi Haifa, according to the Associated Press.…

  15. Yao Ming may retire after this season, and that's a damn shame

    Jul 27, 2010, 12:50 PM EDT

    From the Associated Press, some dreary news: In comments to Chinese state media Monday, Yao sounded far from optimistic about his future and also made a rare criticism of China’s national basketball program. “If the foot injury does not heal next season, I might choose to call it quits,” he said. Yao turns 30 in…

  16. Cavs and Wolves swap Delonte West, Ramon Sessions, and more

    Jul 26, 2010, 10:07 PM EDT

    UPDATE 10:07 PM: The Timberwolves will waive Delonte West, according to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports, making him an unrestricted free agent. Minnesota will save $3.1 million in ’10-’11 if they keep Telfair. They also ditched the $8.8 million owed to Sessions over the following two seasons. UPDATE 9:11 PM: According to Brian Windhorst…

  17. Sessions-to-the-Cavs talks not dead yet

    Jul 26, 2010, 4:23 PM EDT

    UPDATE 6:11 PM: Brian Windhorst also reported that Wolves center Ryan Hollins could be involved in the deal. 5:23 PM: The Cleveland Cavaliers have been linked to all kinds of names in their attempt to repopulate their void left by LeBron James’ departure. Ramon Sessions has been a recurring figure in those rumors, and despite…

  18. Jamal Crawford looking to re-up with the Hawks

    Jul 26, 2010, 3:50 PM EDT

    Now that Jamal Crawford has seen Joe Johnson swimming in an Olympic-sized swimming pool full of money courtesy of the Atlanta Hawks, he wouldn’t mind getting some for himself. According to Chris Broussard of ESPN.com, Crawford is looking to secure a contract extension from the Hawks under the current CBA in order to avoid becoming…

  19. Mikhail Torrance to play for Maccabi Tel Aviv

    Jul 26, 2010, 3:47 PM EDT

    Despite lacking notable second round depth, this year’s draft left a number of intriguing undrafted players to be picked up in free agency. However, most of them appear to be heading overseas, as whatever flaws prevented them from being drafted still persist in the minds of NBA decision-makers. Among them is Mikhail Torrance, a tremendously…

  20. Good vibrations (or a smokescreen) out of Chris Paul's meeting with the Hornets

    Jul 26, 2010, 1:04 PM EDT

    Chris Paul had a meeting today with representatives from just about every important aspect of the Hornets’ operations, with the intent to iron out exactly why Paul wants to be traded and what he wants the Hornets to do about it. The meeting could easily be seen as a formality while Paul takes strides towards…

  21. Nets continue to move around desks in the front office, promote Bobby Marks to Assistant GM

    Jul 26, 2010, 12:51 PM EDT

    Bobby Marks, who has been the New Jersey Nets’ Vice President of Basketball Operations for the last four years, has been made the new Assistant GM under the recently-hired Billy King. From Inside Hoops: In his new role, Marks will assist King in the areas of salary cap management, scouting, player personnel and the day…

  22. Summer Lovin', featuring Kobe Bryant and Matt Barnes

    Jul 26, 2010, 12:44 PM EDT

    Matt Barnes has an incredible tendency to get on his opponents’ nerves, and it’s easy to understand why. Barnes never stops talking. He’s no stranger to the hard foul or the occasional cheap shot. He holds, he pushes, he yaps, and he plays hard. That’s not the kind of thing that makes for an ideal…

  23. Dirk Nowitzki's vote of confidence in Mark Cuban to land Chris Paul

    Jul 26, 2010, 11:57 AM EDT

    Orlando may be the most natural landing spot for Chris Paul should he be traded, and New York the most glamorous. Yet Dallas was also included on Paul’s list of preferred destinations, and while the Mavs don’t have a ton of young, proven talent to sweeten the pot, a trade with Dallas could make all…

  24. LeBron's rooting interest in the Chris Paul ordeal. Also, Freemasonry.

    Jul 26, 2010, 11:45 AM EDT

    If we’ve learned anything from free agency this summer, it’s that NBA superstars are a part of some secret, underground, Freemason-esque society. LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, and Chris Bosh have been conspiring to team up for the last 15 years, and only now, with all of the planets in perfect alignment in their orbits and…

  25. Kendrick Perkins wants to play for Team USA, not New Zealand

    Jul 26, 2010, 11:18 AM EDT

    Kendrick Perkins could likely play for New Zealand’s national team, if he were interested. Not this summer, as Perk is likely to be out of action until December of January with a torn ACL. But supposing the ‘Tall Blacks’ could persuade Perk to play, they could add a physical defensive presence inside that would help…

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