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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 ESPN.com. 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 ESPN.com'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 ESPN.com. 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 ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne confirmed. Show More Summary

Michael Jordan Comments on Donations to Civil Rights and Community-Police Groups

Charlotte Hornets owner and Hall of Famer Michael Jordan announced two $1 million donations to organizations aimed at improving relations between police officers and citizens in a letter released Monday to Mike Wise, Jerry Bembry and...Show More Summary

Who Got the Best and Worst Contracts at Each Position During 2016 NBA Offseason?

Virtually every NBA team had money to burn in the 2016 offseason, and some spent it wisely in free agency. Others, unfortunately, might as well have literally set it on fire. There's always a hastiness to audits like this; we haven't...Show More Summary

Kevin Durant Compliments Staples Center Crowd, Doesn't Realize He Got Booed

With Kevin Durant and Team USA preparing for the 2016 Olympics, the squad made a stop in Los Angeles to play a tuneup game against China at the Staples Center on Sunday night. As the host, Team USA clearly had home-court advantage. But not everyone on the team was greeted warmly. Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Latest Buzz on Dion Waiters, Possible Greg Monroe Trade

Forget LeBron James and Stephen Curry. This time of year, players like Dion Waiters and Greg Monroe are the ones dominating NBA news. As the offseason trudges on, rumors have emerged regarding the respective 24-year-old and 26-year-old. Could they be wearing different uniforms next season? For Waiters, that's almost definite. Show More Summary

Realistic Expectations for Phoenix Suns Rookie Tyler Ulis in 2016-17

The Phoenix Suns feel they won big by going small and grabbing Tyler Ulis with the 34th pick of the 2016 NBA draft. Physically, he's as unimposing as a hoops prospect gets. The former Kentucky point guard is generously listed at 5'10" and weighed just 149 pounds at the combine. Show More Summary

Realistic Expectations for LA Lakers Rookie Ivica Zubac in 2016-17

During the recently concluded Las Vegas Summer League, rookie big man Ivica Zubac surpassed all expectations. The 19-year-old Croatian was the Los Angeles Lakers’ 32nd-overall draft pick in June. However, he played like a borderlineShow More Summary

Team USA vs. China: Live Score, Highlights for USA Basketball Showcase 2016

Kevin Durant and Team USA are set to continue their pre -Olympic exhibition tour against the Chinese national team Sunday at the Staples Center. The Americans won their first exhibition on Friday, crushing Argentina by a final score of 111-74. Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Latest on Possible Jahlil Okafor Trade and More

It might seem like the most notable transactions of the NBA offseason have come and gone. Looks deceive, though. Whether it's free agents or via trade, major notable franchises could still make moves and the rumors market reflects the fact with absolute certainty. Take the New York Knicks. Show More Summary

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