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Yi Jianlian: Latest News, Rumors, Speculation on Free-Agent PF

Chinese basketball player Yi Jianlian hasn't played in the NBA since his stint with the Dallas Mavericks during the 2011-12 season. That might soon change, however. ESPN's Marc Stein reported Tuesday that the Los Angeles Lakers are in "advanced discussions" with the power forward about an NBA return. More to follow. Read more NBA news on

Kobe Bryant Comments on Retirement, Lakers, Luke Walton and More

Los Angeles Lakers legend Kobe Bryant is hopeful about the future of the organization as he transitions from the role of key player to perhaps the team's most famous fan. Mike Bresnahan of TWC Sportsnet spoke with the five-time NBA champion, who entered retirement following a memorable 60-point performance in his final game. Show More Summary

USA vs. Argentina: TV Time, Live Stream, Prediction for 2016 Olympic Basketball

It's perhaps unfair to label Team USA as vulnerable when it produced group play's only unblemished record and an unmatched plus-117 point differential. But it's also unfair to call this team a superpower when its last three victories were decided by a total of 16 points. Show More Summary

Don't Sleep on Spain as Scariest Elimination-Round Threat to Team USA Basketball

Saturday afternoon, Spain reasserted itself as a medal contender with its 50-point thrashing of previously unbeaten Lithuania. Two days later, it cemented its return to glory with a 92-73 win over Argentina in a game that never feltShow More Summary

O.J. Mayo Comments on Dismissal from NBA, Potential Return in TMZ Interview

Guard O.J. Mayo was banned from the NBA earlier in the offseason for at least two years because of a violation of the NBA and NBPA's anti-drug program, but “he expects to be back on the court soon,” per TMZ Sports. According to TMZ Sports,...Show More Summary

Nick Young Comments on Relationship with D'Angelo Russell After Video Incident

Nick Young is willing to let bygones be bygones with Los Angeles Lakers teammate D'Angelo Russell. Last spring, Russell recorded a conversation between him and Young in which Young admitted to having cheated on then-fiancee Iggy Azalea. "We're teammates. Show More Summary

Michelle Obama's Brother Craig Robinson Hired by Milwaukee Bucks

The Milwaukee Bucks have hired Craig Robinson—the brother of first lady Michelle Obama—as the v ice president of player and organizational development, according to the team. General manager John Hammond spoke of the hire: It’s so important...Show More Summary

USA vs. France: TV Time, Live Stream, Prediction for 2016 Olympic Basketball

With group basketball play drawing to a close in Rio, Sunday's meeting against France's finest is Team USA's last chance before the quarterfinals to erase any lingering doubt about its near-misses versus Australia and Serbia being anything...Show More Summary

It Looks Like a Storybook Last Stand for Argentina's Golden Generation

In what was certainly the game of the 2016 Olympics, Argentina refused to concede defeat, moving to 3-1 with a 111-107 victory over Brazil that featured 10 minutes of extra basketball and a furious late-game comeback. It had every opportunity...Show More Summary

Olympic Basketball 2016: TV Schedule, Live Stream and Odds for Day 9

The U.S. men's basketball team's first challenge of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro was supposed to be France, though it was expected to be a mild one. After Team USA struggled to beat Australia and Serbia in its last twoShow More Summary

Olympic Basketball 2016: TV Schedule, Live Stream and Odds for Day 8

Age-old sports rivals Brazil and Argentina meet Saturday at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. A chance to get closer to the medal round is at stake. With so much on the line, Brazil's home crowd is likely to be raucous. Heck, it even booed Argentina during the opening ceremonies. Croatia and Nigeria will also be in action. Show More Summary

Team USA Is Running out of Time to Get Its Basketball Act Together

Led by 15 points and five assists from Kyrie Irving, Team USA knocked off Serbia by a final score of 94-91 to continue its unbeaten stretch over the first four games of the 2016 Olympics. But the Americans can't feel at all pleased with what they've managed to accomplish thus far. This isn't about LeBron James and Stephen Curry sitting out. Show More Summary

Stephen Jackson Says Jimmy Butler, Rajon Rondo Want Him to Play for Bulls

Stephen Jackson hasn't suited up in an NBA game since his brief stint with the Los Angeles Clippers during the 2013-14 season, but the 38-year-old swingman says he's been recruited by one Eastern Conference team in advance of the 2016-17...Show More Summary

Ranking the NBA's Biggest Rookie Projects in 2016-17

Only a handful of prospects get drafted by NBA teams and jump right in as impact players. This year's best bets to immediately contribute include Ben Simmons, Brandon Ingram, Kris Dunn, Buddy Hield, Jamal Murray and Jakob Poeltl. Otherwise, we're talking about projects a few years away from finding their groove. Show More Summary

Serbia vs. USA Basketball: Live Score, Highlights for Summer Olympics 2016

Team USA and Serbia are now underway. Keep it right here as Bleacher Report provides you with live coverage throughout the game. Read more NBA news on

How to Follow the 2016 'Meme Team' on Social Media

Hey, 1992 Olympics basketball! Yeah, you. Keep your USA Dream Team. We'll just be over here basking in 2016's Meme Team (sorry). Social media has completely changed the Olympic experience for both fans and participants. Athletes canShow More Summary

LeBron James' New Contract Leaves No Question About Who Rules NBA Landscape

LeBron James sat there with a smile on Thursday, stole thunder from the Rio Olympics he chose to skip and undercut his own league's major schedule unveiling. That's how it is when you rule the way James does. James announced his re-signing...Show More Summary

Team USA and Australia Aren't the Only Medal Contenders out There

If not for Croatia's Bojan Bogdanovic and Dario Saric, Brazil would be Thursday's feel-good Olympics basketball story—a 2-1 darling working off consecutive upsets with a clear path out of the preliminary round. Alas, Bogdanovic and Saric...Show More Summary

7 College Teams That Will Steer the 2017 NBA Draft

While college coaches attempt to keep players focused on the next game, seven teams will have a tough time avoiding the NBA draft buzz expected to follow its stars. For example, given their recruiting class, the Duke Blue Devils will be the leading team to drive the 2017 draft discussion. Show More Summary

2016-17 NBA Schedule: Breaking Down Top 10 Games of the Season

With the official release of the 2016-17 NBA regular-season schedule Thursday, basketball fans can start clearing space on their calendars to ensure they're able to watch this year's juiciest games. The season can be a long, grueling slog for the players, and it's hard to add too much weight to any one game. Show More Summary

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