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Jodie Meeks Injury: Updates on Magic SG's Recovery from Foot Surgery

A foot injury cost guard Jodie Meeks the majority of the 2015-16 season, and it could cause him to miss time in 2016-17 as well. According to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, the 28-year-old veteran underwent surgery on the fifth...Show More Summary

Thunder Reportedly Want to Pair Blake Griffin with Russell Westbrook

While the Oklahoma City Thunder's dynamic duo of Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant is no more, they reportedly have visions of a new one-two punch, featuring Westbrook and current Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin. According...Show More Summary

DeMarcus Cousins Comments on Kings' 2016 NBA Draft Selections

The Sacramento Kings bolstered their frontcourt in the first round of the 2016 NBA draft, and All-Star center DeMarcus Cousins broke his silence on the subject Monday. Ahead of his participation for Team USA at the 2016 Summer Olympics...Show More Summary

Best and Worst-Case NBA Comparisons for the Top 10 Rookies in 2016-17

Comparing college and international kids to seasoned NBA veterans before the draft is no easy feat—and it wasn't mine to complete this year. The task of measuring prospects against pros tends to yield more accurate results after summer...Show More Summary

Realistic Expectations for Denver Nuggets Rookie Jamal Murray in 2016-17

The Denver Nuggets were fortunate to have Jamal Murray fall to them at No. 7 in the 2016 NBA draft. He was exactly what they were looking for: a three-point shooter who can play both guard positions. The Nuggets thought so highly of Murray that they had him slotted at No. Show More Summary

Realistic Expectations for Philadelphia 76ers Rookie Ben Simmons in 2016-17

The Philadelphia 76ers have a lot riding on Ben Simmons, the team's prize for winning the 2016 NBA draft lottery. Uncertainty surrounding Joel Embiid 's durability and Jahlil Okafor's defense makes Simmons' development that much more...Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Latest on Monta Ellis Trade, Russell Westbrook and More

The Chicago Bulls won an NBA Summer League title Monday, concluding a thrilling week and throwing the full force of the NBA right back into the rumors realm. Other than Denzel Valentine showing the organization it didn't need to go into...Show More Summary

Draymond Green Comments on Arrest, Team USA and More

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green is preparing to help Team USA win its third consecutive Olympic gold medal in men's basketball at the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro, and he is determined to remain focused on that rather...Show More Summary

Mike Miller Reportedly to Re-Sign with Nuggets: Contract Details and Reaction

The Denver Nuggets reportedly agreed to a two-year contract with veteran swingman Mike Miller on Monday. Marc Stein of ESPN.com initially reported the news, while The Vertical's Shams Charania noted the deal is worth more than $5 million. Miller,...Show More Summary

10 Things We Learned from 2016 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas

What happens in Vegas shouldn't stay there when it's as thrilling as the final game of the Las Vegas Summer League experience. The championship contest between the Chicago Bulls and Minnesota Timberwolves turned into a slugfest down the stretch Monday night. Show More Summary

NBA Summer League 2016 Championship: Timberwolves vs. Bulls Score and Reaction

The Chicago Bulls capped off a perfect 7-0 NBA Summer League showing with Monday's 84-82 overtime victory against the Minnesota Timberwolves to win the championship in Las Vegas. It was a highly competitive, seesaw affair as both squads...Show More Summary

Report Card Grades for Each Golden State Warriors 2016 Free-Agent Signing

The Golden State Warriors are the undisputed victors of the free-agency circus, having landed the biggest prize of this summer's crop in Kevin Durant. The "rich get richer" aphorism has never been truer. The 2014-15 NBA champions took...Show More Summary

Jerian Grant Wins MVP for 2016 Las Vegas NBA Summer League Championship

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Tyus Jones claimed the MVP award for the Las Vegas Summer League on Sunday, but Jerian Grant got the last laugh in the Chicago Bulls' 84-82 overtime win over Minnesota on Monday, earning MVP honorsShow More Summary

Dion Waiters' Qualifying Offer from Thunder Reportedly Rescinded

The Oklahoma City Thunder reportedly rescinded their qualifying offer for shooting guard Dion Waiters on Monday night, per The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski and the Oklahoman's Anthony Slater. The move makes Waiters an unrestricted free agent. More to follow. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Chris Paul Comments on Dwyane Wade's Decision to Sign with Bulls

Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul wasn't among those shocked to see Dwyane Wade leave the Miami Heat and sign with the Chicago Bulls. "I wasn't that surprised [about Wade]," said Paul on Monday, per Mike McGraw of the Daily Herald. Show More Summary

Realistic Expectations for Minnesota Timberwolves Rookie Kris Dunn in 2016-17

Patience and perseverance pushed Kris Dunn into the 2016 NBA draft lottery. Elite physical tools, mental toughness and some Tom Thibodeau -approved defensive nastiness made Dunn the No. 5 pick and the latest piece of the Minnesota Timberwolves'...Show More Summary

Carmelo Anthony Comments on Knicks' Offseason Moves, 2016-17 Outlook

On Monday, New York Knicks All-Star Carmelo Anthony spoke about his NBA squad's offseason moves while practicing for Team USA in the lead-up to the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. "We have a very special group. Pieces are there," Anthony said, per the New York Post 's Marc Berman. Show More Summary

Timberwolves vs. Bulls: Live Scores, Highlights for NBA Summer League 2016

The Minnesota Timberwolves and Chicago Bulls are set to wrap things up in the championship game of the Las Vegas Summer League tournament this Monday at the Thomas & Mack Center. The T'Wolves entered the tournament as the 24th seed (out of 24) and come into the title game at 4-3 in Vegas. Show More Summary

Kevin Durant Comments on Leaving Thunder, Lakers, Russell Westbrook

Casual basketball fans might call Kevin Durant honest and heartfelt. Look no further than his 2013-14 NBA MVP speech. Oklahoma City Thunder fans might believe him to be heartless. After nine seasons of service with the Thunder and zero NBA championships, Durant fled to the Golden State Warriors this summer. Show More Summary

Rick Welts Comments on Signing Kevin Durant, Star's Future with Warriors

Well over a week after the Golden State Warriors officially introduced the 2013-14 MVP as a member, team president Rick Welts is still surprised the franchise managed to land Kevin Durant this offseason. In an interview on CBS Sports...Show More Summary

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