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USA Basketball vs. China: Score, Highlights and Reaction from Tuesday's Showcase

After dominating China in a 49-point romp on Sunday, Team USA basketball did one better in disposing of its adversary again on Tuesday night at Oracle Arena in a 107-57 victory. The home venue of the Golden State Warriors played host...Show More Summary

Why Did Phoenix Suns Legend Amare Stoudemire Retire as a New York Knick?

Most of what you'll read today will be about how Amar'e Stoudemire revitalized New York Knicks basketball. This narrative might have been at the forefront of his basketball obituary anyway, but Stoudemire's curious decision to retire...Show More Summary

Scott Brooks Says John Wall, Bradley Beal 'Could Be Top 2-Way Backcourt' in NBA

Ahead of his first season as Washington Wizards head coach, Scott Brooks is feeling quite confident about his young, gifted guard tandem of John Wall and Bradley Beal. In an interview with The Vertical's Chris Mannix on Tuesday, Brooks...Show More Summary

Kevin Durant Comments on Getting Booed, Playing with Stephen Curry, Warriors

Kevin Durant is confident beauty will transcend hate when the Golden State Warriors step on the floor next year. In an interview with The Vertical's Michael Lee, however, the 2014 MVP discussed his belief that some of the Warriors' detractors will eventually come around to appreciate the team: If you like basketball. Show More Summary

Andrea Bargnani to Laboral Kutxa: Latest Contract Details and Reaction

After 10 NBA seasons, center Andrea Bargnani signed a two-year deal with Spain's Laboral Kutxa of the EuroLeague on Tuesday, per Bargnani most recently spent the 2015-16 season with the Brooklyn Nets, averaging a career-low...Show More Summary

Realistic Expectations for Toronto Raptors Rookie Jakob Poeltl in 2016-17

By selecting Utah's Jakob Poeltl with the ninth pick in the 2016 NBA draft, the Toronto Raptors preemptively addressed their one roster hole that free agency created. Poeltl was one of the most pro-ready players in the 2016 rookie class,...Show More Summary

Moe Harkless Re-Signs with Trail Blazers: Latest Contract Details and Reaction

The Portland Trail Blazers continued their push to retain young talent Tuesday, inking forward Moe Harkless to a four-year, $40 million contract. Shams Charania of The Vertical reported the news, noting the deal could stretch to $42 million with incentives. Show More Summary

Amar'e Stoudemire Retires from NBA: Latest Comments and Reaction

Amar'e Stoudemire announced his retirement from the NBA on Tuesday following a 14-year run that included six All-Star selections. The New York Knicks' public relations department posted Stoudemire's official announcement on Twitter after the 33-year-old decided to retire as a member of the team he called home from 2010-2015: More to follow. Show More Summary

Harrison Barnes Comments on Decision to Leave Warriors, NBA Finals Loss, More

Harrison Barnes and the Golden State Warriors parted ways when the defending Western Conference champions inked Kevin Durant to a two-year, $54.3 million deal on July 4, and the former Dubs swingman took time recently to reflect on his departure from the team that drafted him in 2012. Speaking to The Undefeated's Marc J. Show More Summary

Nikola Vucevic: Latest News, Rumors, Speculation on Magic Center's Future

The Orlando Magic aren't planning on trading center Nikola Vucevic despite also needing to find minutes in the paint for Bismack Biyombo, Serge Ibaka and Aaron Gordon, according to Zach Lowe of Lowe wrote the following Tuesday:...Show More Summary

Russell Westbrook Reportedly Angry, Hurt by Kevin Durant Leaving Thunder

Nearly a month has elapsed since Kevin Durant announced he was bolting for the Golden State Warriors, but Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook is reportedly still stewing over the former MVP's decision. According to's...Show More Summary

Post-2016 NBA Free-Agency Blockbuster Trade Ideas

Long live hypothetical NBA blockbuster trades—especially now that we've reached the "Dog Days of Summer" portion of the offseason. Can we get the Los Angeles Clippers to turn Blake Griffin loose? Should the Oklahoma City Thunder deal...Show More Summary

C.J. McCollum Is 4th Non-All-Star to Sign a $100 Million Contract This Summer

Fact: Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum signed a four-year, $106 million extension on Monday, per He became the fourth non-All-Star in the NBA to sign a $100 million contract this offseason. Bleacher Report will be...Show More Summary

NBA Trade Rumors: Latest on Russell Westbrook's Future and More

The NBA belongs to the Boston Celtics and Oklahoma City Thunder. These teams might never hook up and do a deal, but they control the fate of what could be another wild swing in league hierarchy. Boston, led by resourceful president Danny...Show More Summary

Realistic 2016-17 Expectations for Philadelphia 76ers' Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot

A breakout season abroad for Timothe Luwawu -Cabarrot earned the attention of the Philadelphia 76ers, the third team he'll play with in as many years. He'd gone from France's second division ( LNB Pro B) to averaging 14.6 points per game in the Adriatic League with Mega Leks. Show More Summary

Tyronn Lue, Cavaliers Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

The Cleveland Cavaliers and head coach Tyronn Lue agreed to a contract extension Monday, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical. Wojnarowski noted the deal is for five years and worth $35 million, and Jason Lloyd of the Akron...Show More Summary

Cameron Payne Injury: Updates on Thunder Guard's Recovery from Foot Surgery

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Cameron Payne underwent " surgery for a Jones fracture in his right foot" on Monday, per Anthony Slater of the Oklahoman. Continue for updates. Payne Will Be Ready for Training Camp Monday, July 25 Fortunately...Show More Summary

DeJuan Blair Cited for Misdemeanor Battery: Latest Comments and Reaction

The Las Vegas police department confirmed it cited free-agent forward DeJuan Blair for misdemeanor battery against a woman Sunday morning, per TMZ Sports. TMZ Sports posted a photo of Blair outside a Las Vegas police vehicle: The victim alleges Blair picked her up and forcibly moved her aside while in line for a Las Vegas nightclub. Show More Summary

Dion Waiters to Heat: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

Dion Waiters has never lived up to his promise as a top-five pick, but he did become an integral bench cog in Oklahoma City over the last season-and-a-half. Unfortunately, that did not result in a big payday, as Waiters agreed to a one-year...Show More Summary

C.J. McCollum, Trail Blazers Agree on New Contract: Latest Details, Reaction

The Portland Trail Blazers and guard C.J. McCollum agreed to a four-year extension Monday, which will pay him the maximum of $106 million. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported the news, which's Ramona Shelburne confirmed. Show More Summary

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