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Andrew Wiggins to Timberwolves: Latest Trade Details, Analysis and Reaction

Andrew Wiggins' time with the Cleveland Cavaliers lasted all of two months. As expected, the Cavaliers agreed to a blockbuster trade with the Timberwolves on Saturday, sending Wiggins, Anthony Bennett, a first-round pick and a trade exception to Minnesota in exchange for All-Star forward Kevin Love. Show More Summary

Kevin Love to Cavaliers: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

Kevin Love's months-, possibly years-long push to get out of Minnesota has finally been granted. The Timberwolves and the Cavaliers agreed to a blockbuster trade that will send Love to Cleveland in exchange for Andrew Wiggins, Anthony...Show More Summary

Ric Bucher on Kobe Bryant's Final Chapter

Kobe Bryant is undoubtedly entering the final stretch of his storied career, bringing to a close one of the greatest superstar runs in NBA history. How will the Black Mamba handle himself as his time in the league winds down? In the video above, Ric Bucher gives his take on Kobe. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Kobe Bryant Reveals Competitive Fire, Unique Kindness in Untold Stories

LOS ANGELES — What's he really like? That kind of question is the entire premise of the paparazzi and the springboard for all of reality television. We live in an era when we demand more inside information than ever about the rich and...Show More Summary

Is Restricted Free-Agency Status Backfiring on NBA Players and Teams?

If it seems odd that two of the league's brightest young talents are still available in free agency, that's because it is. Both Eric Bledsoe and Greg Monroe are restricted free agents, and that's something that hasn't worked in their...Show More Summary

Are Memphis Grizzlies' Dark-Horse Days Done Heading into 2014-15?

The Memphis Grizzlies have had a fairly busy summer, at least if you count front-office maneuverings. Interim general manager Chris Wallace was signed to a new multiyear deal, and Ed Stefanski was added as the club's new executive vice president of player personnel. Show More Summary

Is Giannis Antetokounmpo Ready for NBA Stardom Already?

Of all the rookies and prospects that captured our collective attention during the 2013-14 season, perhaps none was more captivating than the Milwaukee Bucks' hyper-athletic first-round pick—a 6’9” beanpole from Athens, Greece with hands...Show More Summary

Where Does James Harden Actually Rank on NBA Superstar Totem Pole?

James Harden is a superstar. Hem and haw over his status as some might, it's the truth. Perception of where he stands is helped along by playing a position (shooting guard) that's thirsty for young, dominant talent as Dwyane Wade and...Show More Summary

USA vs. Puerto Rico: Score and Twitter Reaction for World Cup 2014 Exhibition

Team USA saved its best for late, turning a five-point halftime lead into a second-half blowout, as the Americans cruised late for a 112-86 win over Puerto Rico in their final exhibition before heading to Spain. Steph Curry led the way...Show More Summary

Are Fast-Paced NBA Teams Actually at a Severe Disadvantage?

Fast and furious doesn't always win the race. Speed is considered a commodity in today's NBA. Think of how many players founded reputations upon elite-level athleticism and agility. Think of the fast breaks. Think of the high-powered offenses. Show More Summary

Klay Thompson Ends 1st Half Against Puerto Rico with Buzzer-Beating 3-Pointer

The first half of Friday night's exhibition game between the United States and Puerto Rico was closer than expected, but thanks to Klay Thompson, Team USA had some breathing room at the break. With the United States leading by just two points, Thompson drilled a buzzer-beating three-pointer on the run to extend the lead to 52-47. Show More Summary

Lance Stephenson's Next Chapter Starts with a Clean Slate

Career seasons have a way of generating scrutiny where there previously was none. Lance Stephenson knows this well by now, or at least he should. The 23-year-old made significant strides in his fourth season, averaging 13.8 points, 7.2 rebounds and 4.6 assists per game. Show More Summary

Have Portland Trail Blazers Already Hit Their Ceiling?

On the strength of a high-powered offensive attack led by one of the NBA's best guard-forward tandems, the Portland Trail Blazers turned heads and stuffed the win column during a wildly successful 2013-14 campaign. Now, the real work...Show More Summary

Young Nik Stauskas Got to Hang out on the Court with Vince Carter

Whether it's seeing Nik Stauskas as a child or Vince Carter in a Toronto Raptors uniform, this photo will leave you wondering where the time went. Nik's brother, Peter, shared a terrific Throwback Thursday picture that shows just how much things have changed through the years. Show More Summary

Steve Nash Described Kobe Bryant in 3 Very NSFW Words, Black Mamba Approved

Many people have nothing but flattering things to say about Kobe Bryant, but Los Angeles Lakers point guard Steve Nash had some pretty strong words to describe his teammate. And the Black Mamba loved every bit of it. This week's issue of Sports Illustrated featured a very in-depth piece on Bryant by Chris Ballard. Show More Summary

Could Philadelphia 76ers Be Even Worse Than Last Year?

Amid the pain of watching their team finish with the second-worst record in all the NBA last season, fans of the Philadelphia 76ers could at least rest easy knowing general manager Sam Hinkie had a plan in place for propelling the team...Show More Summary

What to Expect from the NBA's 2nd-Year Coaches

Last season, the NBA received an influx of new coaching talent. Nine first-year head coaches entered the league, and now with one season under their belts, it's time to see what year two holds. Only three of these second-year coaches will be returning to playoff teams. Show More Summary

NBA Trade Rumors: Latest on Kevin Love Deal, Eric Bledsoe and More

In a part of the year that is ordinarily very quiet, NBA teams could complete some major moves on the trade market. Instead of looking for minor additions to sit at the end of the bench, the next few weeks might see All-Stars, key contributors...Show More Summary

Predicting the Most and Least Improved NBA Teams for 2014-15 Season

From spawning championship dreams to dashing playoff hopes, the 2014 NBA offseason produced some dramatically different results depending on which of the 30 unique lenses it was viewed through. For a lot of clubs, this summer didn't move the needle significantly in one direction or the other. Show More Summary

USA Basketball vs. Puerto Rico: Live Score and Highlights

Madison Square Garden will host Team USA as it takes on Puerto Rico in its third exhibition game en route to the FIBA World Cup to be held in Spain. You can catch all the action at 7 p.m. ET on ESPN2. All eyes will be on Derrick Rose...Show More Summary

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