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  1. Serge Ibaka thinks Spain can hang with the U.S.

    Jul 7, 2012, 4:30 PM EDT

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Denver Nuggets - Game Three

    Serge Ibaka doesn’t always know the right thing to say in English. He’s still got a sizable language barrier in terms of his English fluency. So whenever he speaks out on something, like he did about LeBron’s defensea few months ago and then apologized, calling it a mistake, you need to take it with a grain of…

  2. Celtics reach agreement with Jeff Green

    Jul 7, 2012, 3:55 PM EDT

    Jeff Green

    The question is “how much?” Regardless of how much the deal is worth, the Celtics have reached an agreement on a deal with Jeff Green via Ken Berger of CBSSports.com. The deal is very likely to be a four-year deal, and there are reports of the range being close to $40 million. The Celtics cannot…

  3. Blazers president Larry Miller steps down

    Jul 7, 2012, 2:44 PM EDT

    trail blazers logo

    Larry Miller lost a power struggle. When Neil Olshey was hired as the new general manager of the Portland Trail Blazers, it was considered to somewhat be a loss for President Larry Miller who was against the hire. Today that process came full circle as Miller stepped down as President of the Blazers. From the…

  4. Ainge refuses comment on Allen rift with Rondo, looks to move forward

    Jul 7, 2012, 12:56 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Miami Heat - Game Seven

    The Boston Globe spoke with Danny Ainge about the departure of Ray Allen. Ainge wouldn’t specifically mention Allen, focusing only on the future because he didn’t want to comment publicly before the July 11th period where teams can actually sign free agents starts. From the Globe (comments excerpted, read the entire post for more context…

  5. Ray Allen joins Miami Heat: No such thing as traitors here

    Jul 7, 2012, 11:30 AM EDT

    Ray Allen

    In 2007, Ray Allen had spent five years in Seattle. There were likely kids in Seattle who had Ray Allen jerseys. Sonics fans touted him as a great scorer. The team wasn’t great. But Allen had ties to the Sonics at that point, since coming over in a trade from Milwaukee. Allen didn’t have a…

  6. LeBron could equal remarkable Jordan record with Olympic gold

    Jul 7, 2012, 10:02 AM EDT

    LeBron James Team USA

    In 1992, Michael Jordan had a year as great as any basketball player ever. He averaged 30 points a game shooting 51.9 percent to win the NBA MVP, then carried that over to the playoffs where he led the Bulls to an NBA Championship. In the process, he was named the NBA finals MVP. Then…

  7. Camby will still meet with Heat after Allen signing, sign-and-trade possible

    Jul 7, 2012, 9:00 AM EDT

    LaMarcus Aldridge, Marcus  Camby

    They got LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Chris Bosh. They got Shane Battier. They landed Ray Allen Friday night. The rich could get even richer. Yahoo Sports reports that Marcus Camby will still visit the Miami Heat on Saturday. How on Earth, with the money the Heat have committed, could they possible add Marcus Camby and…

  8. Rumors fly but reality is Dwight Howard trade not imminent

    Jul 7, 2012, 2:35 AM EDT

    Sprint NBA All Star Celebrity Game

    As your Friday moved from an office cubicle to a small table in dimly lit restaurant, there started to be a buzz out on the Web — that a Dwight Howard trade was imminent. Possibly to the Lakers. It was fueled by reports from unusual sources. Relax people. I’ve been told the Howard trade status…

  9. Heat win getting Allen, but Celtics will be just fine

    Jul 7, 2012, 1:33 AM EDT

    Ray Allen

    This is what scares 29 other teams — the Miami Heat just got better. Ray Allen has agreed to terms with the world champion Heat, bringing arguably the best 3-point shooter the game has ever seen to a team that has desperately looked for a way to the stretch the floor. Miami won a title…

  10. Ray Allen chooses Miami Heat over Boston Celtics

    Jul 6, 2012, 9:57 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Miami Heat - Game One

    If you can’t trust the team owner to break news, who can you trust? Miami Heat owner Micky Arison tweeted this Friday night: Its 2:30am in London and I was just woken up with great news. Welcome to the family #20!! Ray Allen has chosen the Miami Heat over the Boston Celtics for next season.…

  11. Three spots remain on Team USA. Who should get them?

    Jul 6, 2012, 9:06 PM EDT

    Clippers' Griffin slam dunks against Grizzlies during Game 6 of their NBA Western Conference basketball playoff series in Los Angeles

    We know who already had their tickets punched for London. Nine spots on the Team USA Olympic hoops roster have been secured and you can’t really argue with any of them: LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony, Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Kevin Durant, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love and Tyson Chandler. That means three spots are…

  12. Chris Paul suffers apparently minor injury at USA camp

    Jul 6, 2012, 7:35 PM EDT

    San Antonio Spurs v Los Angeles Clippers - Game Four

    Well, that didn’t take long. On the opening day of USA Basketball training camp for the Olympic team, likely starting point guard Chris Paul injured his thumb, reports Brian Mahoney at Associated Press. Chris Paul was forced to leave to get an X-ray after hurting his thumb. The Americans don’t believe the injury is serious…

  13. Eric Gordon once again says he wants to be in Phoenix, Hornets fans just want to be loved

    Jul 6, 2012, 7:08 PM EDT

    Eric Gordon USA

    Eric Gordon really doesn’t like not having a choice where he plays next season. He clearly wants to be wanted and we should all admit the Hornets didn’t really handle that well (Gordon says neither GM Dell Demps nor coach Monty Williams have reached out to him since free agency started). But Eric — stop…

  14. Another reason Nash chose L.A.? Future movie career.

    Jul 6, 2012, 6:32 PM EDT

    Steve Nash

    The primary reasons Steve Nash is a Laker are he could be close to his children who live in Phoenix, there’s ‘s the chance to contend with Kobe Bryant, and there’s the money (three years, $27 million). Put those in whatever order you deem appropriate. But after that, there’s his future in movies. Not necessarily…

  15. Camby to meet with Heat, Knicks, more; Rockets out

    Jul 6, 2012, 5:12 PM EDT

    Portland Trail Blazers v Phoenix Suns, Game 5

    At age 38, Marcus Camby still brings some things to the table — height (6’11”), shot blocking, a deadly pick-and-pop midrange jumper. All things coveted by some contenders. So that’s who he is meeting with, tweets Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle: Rockets center Marcus Camby to meet with Heat on Saturday, source said. Knicks…

  16. Report: Ray Allen struggling to decide between Boston, Miami

    Jul 6, 2012, 4:16 PM EDT

    Ray Allen

    Ray Allen was in Miami Thursday, met with Pat Riley and Erik Spoelstra, plus got tweets from LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. And he left without agreeing to a deal. That’s a good sign for the Celtics, but Brian Windhorst of ESPN reports that Allen remains undecided. Allen had an afternoon meeting with Heat president…

  17. It’s come to this: Mavericks looking at Sessions, maybe Brand

    Jul 6, 2012, 3:47 PM EDT

    Utah Jazz v Los Angeles Lakers

    It’s not the end of the world for the Mavericks that this summer hasn’t gone according to plan. Not in the least. But that is not going to make this coming season any prettier. Jason Terry joins the long list of departed from the Dallas title team. The Mavericks are now chasing guys not on…

  18. Here is your NBA Vegas Summer League schedule

    Jul 6, 2012, 2:45 PM EDT

    summer league

    Summer League is the Spring Training of the NBA. Kind of. It’s very casual, fans can get a lot closer to players than during the regular season, you get to see a lot of prospects up close, you can follow the top draft rookies and/or the guys trying to get that 15th roster spot, and…

  19. Pacers need a two guard, targeting O.J. Mayo, Courtney Lee

    Jul 6, 2012, 1:41 PM EDT

    O.J. Mayo, Andrew Bynum

    While the Pacers front office is grappling with the big question — literally — of whether to match the Trail Blazers max offer for center Roy Hibbert, they are dealing with their other needs as well. Specifically, they need to step up at the two guard. More accurately, they need to bring in a shooting…

  20. Report: Celtics near 4-year, $40 million to sign Jeff Green

    Jul 6, 2012, 12:49 PM EDT

    Boston Celtics v Miami Heat - Game Five

    There was really not much question that once he recovered Jeff Green would return to the Celtics. Other teams were interested but all things being equal he wanted to be back in Boston, a team that kept him around after he was diagnosed with a heart problem that necessitated surgery and cost him all of…

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