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Portland Brings Back G Steve Blake

The Portland Trailblazers and their former guard Steve Blake have agreed to a two-year, $4.2 million contract, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Blake played for the Los Angeles Lakers for almost four straight seasons, before being sent to the Golden State Warrior in the mid-way of last season. But before the trade, he […]

Melo to Re-Sign with Knicks…Probably

Finally. According to the New York Daily News‘ Frank Isola, Carmelo Anthony is expected to announce that he’s returning to the New York Knicks on Thursday: Carmelo Anthony is ready to chase a championship with Phil Jackson in New York. After agonizing over a decision for the past week, Anthony is expected to announce on […]

Kobe Endorses Byron Scott as Lakers Head Coach

Kobe Bryant will see all the NBA free-agency rumors ever and raise you one Los Angeles Lakers coaching endorsement. Speaking at a press conference during his annual basketball camp in Santa Monica, the Black Mamba offered a ringing coaching endorsement on Byron Scott’s behalf, per ESPN Los Angeles’ Dave McMenamin: Scott has emerged as the […]

Riley Confident LeBron, Wade and Bosh Stay With Heat

Poise under pressure is a difficult thing to master, but Miami Heat president and resident hair-slicker-backer Pat Riley has it down, well, pat. When LeBron James, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh opted out of their contracts, it was considered a good thing. They would re-sign. And not only would they re-sign, they would all take […]

KD 7 Available On Nike iD For Customization

After the official unveiling of the Nike KD7 and already seeing upcoming colorways months in advance, the Swoosh is already opening up the new Kevin Durant sneaker for personalization thru the Nike iD program. As far as the personalized options go, on the first screen you are given the option for a solid Hyperposite panel […]

Bulls Leading Candidate to Sign Pau Gasol

If and when the Chicago Bulls swing and miss on Carmelo Anthony, they aren’t going to get mad. Or sad. Or even. They’re going to get older. The Bulls are among the many teams—Oklahoma City Thunder, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Lakers, etc.—chasing Pau Gasol, and according to the Chicago Sun-Times‘ Joe Cowley, they’re optimistic […]

adidas D Rose 773 III Available On miadidas For Customization

Now that adidas has released the latest Derrick Rose team sneaker, the adidas D Rose 773 III, they now offer the chance for you to make your own colorway thru their miadidas sneaker customization program. To start, there are nine base colors that can be used on the upper; there is also a city print […]

P-Jax Looking to Trade STAT and Bargs

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson is officially committed to doing the improbable: finding new homes for Andrea Bargnani and Amar’e Stoudemire. We at The Hoop Doctors really need to get a mind-blown emoticon, if only so I can insert it right here. That’s what this is—mind-blowing. It’s not mind-melting because Jackson actually wants to […]

Lakers Emerge As Top Contenders To Sign Carmelo Anthony

The Los Angeles Lakers are now one of the front-runners in landing all-star forward Carmelo Anthony, according to multiple league sources. The Lakers met with Anthony last Friday and offered him a four-year; $97 million contract to sign with them. In addition, future-hall-of-famer Kobe Bryant was reported to be in constant communication with the Knicks […]

LeBron James Impressed By Cavs

LeBron James may not despise the Cleveland Cavaliers. Whoa. That’s heavy-hitting stuff. It might even be true. Sam Amick of Fox Sports Ohio says everybody’s favorite free agent might have eyes for Cleveland, after all: Welp. This settles it. LeBron isn’t practicing voodoo anymore at Dan Gilbert’s expense. He’s not taking dumps and using Cavaliers […]

Lakers GM Heads to Cleveland Hoping to Meet with LeBron

Stealth free-agent recruit mode activated. While everyone was zeroing in on the Los Angeles Lakers’ meeting with Carmelo Anthony on Thursday, general manager Mitch Kupchak flew the coop. Literally. According to the Los Angeles Times‘ Mike Bresnahan, Kupchak left for Cleveland after speaking with Melo, which presumably means he’s hoping to meet with LeBron James: […]

adidas Introduced the D Rose 773 III

adidas might be the most anxious entity for Derrick Rose to return to professional basketball play. In anticipation, we get an official look at the D Rose 773 III. For the third sneaker in the Derrick Rose team sneaker series with adidas, a triple-layer upper is used here with a perforated Sprintweb material used to […]

Thunder Are Frontrunner for Pau Gasol

Pau Gasol is drawing interest from plenty of NBA teams, chief among them apparently being the Oklahoma City Thunder. True story. According to’s Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne, the Thunder have unexpectedly emerged as a leading candidate for the big man’s services: The Oklahoma City Thunder, meanwhile, have unexpectedly emerged as a leading contender […]

Melo, D12 and Harden Hold Private Powwow

Looky here at this free-agency summit. Okay fine, it wasn’t really a summit. It was more like a private confab. A sequestered meeting between friends. An invite-only powwow. Yeah, that’s was this was. I think. After listening to the Houston Rockets’ free-agency pitch, Carmelo Anthony stayed behind with Dwight Howard and James Harden—both of whom […]

Nets Hire Lionel Hollins as Head Coach; 4-Years, $18 Million

Now that Jason Kidd has made his abrupt and surprising exit from Brooklyn, the Nets need a new coach. From the moment rumors surfaced of Kidd potentially landing in Milwaukee, Lionel Hollins’ name has been mentioned as a possible replacement. It’s official: Lionel Hollins is the next head coach of the Nets. With such a […]

Cavs, Kyrie Irving Agree on Max Contract Worth $90 Million Over 5 Years

Needless to say, the most important thing to happen to the Cleveland Cavaliers since LeBron James left has been drafting Kyrie Irving. He’s only been in the league a handful of years, but he’s already mentioned in the “best PG” conversation and has an all-star start under his belt. Free agency is only a day […]

Patty Mills Out For 7 Months With Shoulder Injury

The San Antonio Spurs’ backup point guard, Patty Mills will undergo shoulder surgery and will miss six to seven months, according to league sources. Mills played a key role in helping the Spurs beat the Miami Heat and win their fifth NBA Championship. Also, throughout the entire regular season, he averaged at least 10 points […]

Magic Waive Point Guard Jameer Nelson

Rarely does a player remain with the same team all throughout his career, and it seemed as if Orlando Magic point guard Jameer Nelson would be included in this very short list. The former all-star from St. Joseph’s University was drafted back in 2004 together with Dwight Howard. And with the combination of him and […]

Heat, Mavs, Raptors and Others Interested in Signing Vinsanity

Vinsanity is back! Too bad it’s not better than ever. One of the most underrated NBA free agents on the market this summer is Vince Carter, who has spent his last three seasons playing for the Dallas Mavericks. According to a report from ESPN Dallas’ Tim MacMahon, there are (unsurprisingly) a number of teams are […]

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