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Los Angeles Lakers Have Pieces in Place to Secure Their Next Superstar

As the late, great Aaliyah once sang, "If at first you don't succeed, dust yourself off and try again." The Los Angeles Lakers appear to have taken that repurposed adage to heart. Last summer, on the heels of watching Dwight Howard dance...Show More Summary

Dallas Mavericks Need a Fully Invested Deron Williams Most of All

After striking out on DeAndre Jordan, the Dallas Mavericks slightly salvaged their offseason by picking up Deron Williams. While the Mavs ' new starting point guard might be past his prime, the team's success will still partially ride on his shoulders. With Monta Ellis gone to the Indiana Pacers, Williams will be relied upon to rediscover himself. Show More Summary

8 NBA Rookies Who Should Be Starters in 2015-16

Outside of the top few picks, it's rare for rookies to enter the NBA as starters right off the bat. However, the 2015 draft class produced a handful of qualified candidates. A number of them landed in spots with clear paths to the starting lineup. In some cases, the prospect adds something specific that's needed in the first unit. Show More Summary

Baller's Horrible Dunk Gets the Respect It Deserves with 'Space Jam' Edits

Not all of us can be Michael Jordan, but that doesn't mean our accomplishments aren't worthy of praise. Enter Gavin Guadagnoli, who asked his friend to edit a video of him dunking. The dunk in question may have been aided by a stepladder or stool of some sort, but that's beside the point. Show More Summary

D'Angelo Russell's Arrival Can't Stunt Jordan Clarkson's Growth for Los Angeles

The Los Angeles Lakers may have drafted a phenomenal prospect in D’Angelo Russell, but the team can’t let that overshadow the development of Jordan Clarkson. Russell was the vaunted No. 2 draft pick in June, while Clarkson ’s story is a familiar one to fans by now. Show More Summary

The Best and Worst NBA Contract at Each Position

With the NBA's salary cap set to burst like a faulty water main in the coming summers, contract values are seemingly changing by the second. Bad deals are becoming less burdensome, and bargain ones are jumping off the page like limited-quantity Black Friday sales items. Most NBA contracts fit players fairly well. Show More Summary

Realistic Expectations for Emmanuel Mudiay's Rookie Season with Denver Nuggets

This is a trial by fire. Now that troubled point guard Ty Lawson is ready to bring his myriad assists to the Houston Rockets at the start of the 2015-16 campaign, the Denver Nuggets have all but officially handed the reins to Emmanuel Mudiay. Show More Summary

NBA Trade Rumors: Latest Details on Shabazz Napier, Mike Miller and More

See? Just when folks turn away from the Association's rumor mill to look at baseball and impending NFL training camps, the NBA fires a few shots to recapture attention. Recapture it has, thanks to new offerings from the rumor mill and deals with widespread impact involving teams striking deals and beyond. Show More Summary

Matthew Dellavedova to Re-Sign with Cavaliers: Latest Contract Details, Reaction

Following a solid 2015 NBA Finals performance in relief of the injured Kyrie Irving, point guard Matthew Dellavedova reportedly has agreed to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers " on a one-year deal worth approximately $1.2 million," according...Show More Summary

Zoran Dragic to Celtics: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

Danny Ainge continued his Pokemon-like collection of guards Monday, as the Boston Celtics acquired guard Zoran Dragic from the Miami Heat in exchange for a protected second-round pick. ESPN's Dan Le Batard first reported the move. The selection going to Miami is "heavily protected," per ESPN's Brian Windhorst. Show More Summary

Gilbert Arenas Banned from Basketball Hoops at County Fair for Winning Too Much

Gilbert Arenas hasn't played in the NBA since 2012, but he still has a hot hand. The three-time All-Star dropped so many buckets at the Orange County Fair in Costa Mesa, California, that he was banned from all basketball hoops—but not before coming away with more prizes than he or his four kids could hold. Show More Summary

Under Armour Curry One 'Golf' Release Date, Pics and Retail Price

Stephen Curry was the NBA's best player in 2014-15, winning the league's MVP award and leading the Golden State Warriors to an NBA title. But basketball isn't his only sport—the star guard is pretty darn good at golf too. Good enough...Show More Summary

Finishing Touches for Cleveland Cavaliers' Roster After Mike Miller Trade

The Cleveland Cavaliers finally shipped out Brendan Haywood and his non-guaranteed contract, which could help move along the rest of their offseason plans. Haywood and Mike Miller are now technically the property of the Portland Trail...Show More Summary

Isaiah Thomas Lights Up Seattle Pro-Am for 50 Points

Boston Celtics point guard Isaiah Thomas just had wrist surgery in June, with a recovery timeline of two to four weeks from the time the procedure came to light July 12. After his performance this weekend at the Seattle Pro-Am, I'd say he's 100 percent healthy. Show More Summary

Kentucky Alums Randle, Towns and Wall Pick Top Wildcat Starting 5s in the NBA

There are a lot of Kentucky alums in the NBA today. Former No. 1 picks John Wall (2010) and Karl-Anthony Towns (2015), and former No. 7 pick Julius Randle (2014) are three of them. If these three former Wildcats could have an NBA lineup...Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Buzz Surrounding Mike Miller, Kendall Marshall and More

NBA news and juicy rumors are hard to come by in late July, with the summer leagues wrapped up, training camps yet to commence and the majority of teams having completed their usual offseason roster reshaping. However, there are a few rumblings as we head into August. Show More Summary

Projecting the Best Potential NBA Role for the Top 10 D-League Stars

Many of the top-tier NBA D-League players are gifted enough to play in the Association, but what do their best potential roles look like? Professional basketball is all about opportunity. Some of the most talented minor leaguers areShow More Summary

Is Richard Jefferson Enough Small Forward Insurance Behind LeBron James?

LeBron James is getting old. Ok, so 30 isn't that old, but for an NBA athlete, it signals the beginning of a decade of decline. Set to turn 31 in December, James' minutes need to be closely monitored, especially if he signs a five-year max extension next summer. For much of last season, the Cavs used James extensively out of necessity. Show More Summary

NY Knicks or Philadelphia 76ers: Which Atlantic Team Has Brighter NBA Future?

Looking around the NBA last season, it was harder to find two more hopeless teams than the New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers. Two of the three worst finishers in the NBA in 2014-15, neither put themselves in a favorable position...Show More Summary

Clippers' Lance Stephenson Dances with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Lance Stephenson of the Los Angeles Clippers may be what the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles need to take on Shredder. Born Ready and the members of the Ninja Turtles is likely the best pairing since the Turtles danced with Vanilla Ice, and luckily Stephenson shared a video of them dancing to go with another photo. [h/t Sporting News] Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

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