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  1. 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…

  2. 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.…

  3. 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…

  4. 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…

  5. 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…

  6. 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…

  7. 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…

  8. 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…

  9. 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…

  10. 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…

  11. 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…

  12. 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…

  13. Reports: 76ers to amnesty Elton Brand

    Jul 6, 2012, 11:42 AM EDT

    Elton Brand

    Elton Brand has had a couple of solid seasons for the Philadelphia 76ers, but that wasn’t enough for them to keep him around at one of the highest salaries in the league. The 76ers are going to use their amnesty clause to wipe Elton Brand — and the final year and $18 million — off…

  14. Nick Young reaches deal to come to Philadelphia

    Jul 6, 2012, 11:17 AM EDT

    Nick Young shirt

    Well Doug Collins, now you have an unrepentant gunner on your roster. Nick Young has reached an agreement to become a Philadelphia 76er, his agent Mark Bartelstein told Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo sports (and since confirmed my multiple other sources). It is a one-year, $6 million deal. Which frankly is a bit more than I…

  15. Not even Drake can keep Tony Parker out of Olympics

    Jul 6, 2012, 10:46 AM EDT

    Tony Parker

    Not Drake. Not Chris Brown. Nobody is keeping Tony Parker out of the Olympics. The French point guard has been “given the green light” by doctors to compete for France in the Olympics and he will play in some of their tune-up games in the next few weeks, the team announced (via the AP). “The…

  16. Jeremy Evans agrees to terms to remain with Jazz

    Jul 6, 2012, 10:06 AM EDT

    Jeremy Evans

    He’s won the NBA Dunk Contest. He’s called the “human pogo stick.” He’s got plenty of NBA highlights but his game is not at the point he’s racking up a lot of NBA minutes. Now Jeremy Evans is going to get three more years to prove he can be a part of an NBA rotation.…

  17. Last chance Olympic Qualifying tournament down to eight teams

    Jul 6, 2012, 9:39 AM EDT

    Al Horford of the Dominican Republic (L)

    The group stage is over. Now things get serious. The last chance Olympic Qualifying Tournament is down to the final eight teams and the knockout tournament stage. Jordan, Venezuela, Korea and New Zealand are done. Eight teams remain, three spots in the Olympics are up for grabs, and it’s a single elimination tournament to get…

  18. Eric Gordon says he wants to be a Sun. Hornets don’t care, will match offer.

    Jul 6, 2012, 9:03 AM EDT

    New Orleans Hornets v Phoenix Suns

    Eric Gordon wants to play his basketball in Phoenix next year and made that clear again Thursday. Tough…um, cookies. He will be a Hornet next season playing in New Orleans. His wishes are irrelevant — he is a restricted free agent and New Orleans has said it will match any offer he gets. And that…

  19. Hasheem Thabeet agrees to deal, will come off Thunder bench

    Jul 6, 2012, 8:40 AM EDT

    hasheem thabeet

    When you think Hasheem Thabeet, you think bust. Harsh, but let’s be honest. He’s the former No. 2 overall pick of the Grizzlies (taken in front of James Harden, Ricky Rubio and Stephen Curry) who has struggled the last two seasons to get on the court for some pretty unimpressive teams (Houston, Portland late in…

  20. Rumor: Lakers tell one player he may be traded for Howard

    Jul 6, 2012, 7:59 AM EDT

    Dwight Howard

    Salt. Take this with salt. But CSNNE.com reporter Jackie Pepper not only said she heard the Lakers want to make an Andrew Bynum for Dwight Howard sway, but also she put this on her personal blog. The source says the Lakers have informed one player that he might be part of the package deal and…

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