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Kevin Durant Reportedly Told Russell Westbrook He Was Leaving Thunder via Text

Oklahoma City Thunder point guard Russell Westbrook reportedly received only a text message from former teammate Kevin Durant informing him of his decision to leave the franchise and join the rival Golden State Warriors in free agency...Show More Summary

Stephen Curry Named 2016 NBPA Players Voice MVP: Latest Comments, Reaction

Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry keeps reeling in the hardware, as he was named the 2016 National Basketball Players Association's Players Voice MVP on Thursday: The NBPA noted voting for the award, which was decided only...Show More Summary

Stephen Curry: Latest News, Rumors, Speculation on Warriors PG's Future

The Golden State Warriors have created what looks like an unbeatable superteam and irrevocably damaged one of their biggest Western Conference rivals by signing Kevin Durant. It appears another Western competitor will look to do the same to the Warriors next summer. Continue for updates. Spurs to Reportedly Pursue Curry Thursday, Aug. Show More Summary

In Staying with OKC, Russell Westbrook Reveals More Than His Words Ever Have

For years we've debated and argued and probed the relationship between Russell Westbrook and Kevin Durant, trying to decipher what they thought of each other and, more importantly, what they think of themselves. Now we know. What was...Show More Summary

Metta World Peace: Latest News, Rumors and Speculation on Free-Agent SF

Veteran forward Metta World Peace is waiting for a free-agent market to develop for his services, but he's still planning to play during the 2016-17 season. Continue for updates. World Peace Waiting For NBA Interest Thursday, Aug. 4 Ian...Show More Summary

Russell Westbrook Has League-High 77 Games with At Least 20/10/5

Fact: Russell Westbrook will reportedly sign a three-year, $85 million contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder on Thursday (via @RamonaShelburne). Since entering the league in 2008, Westbrook has a league-high 77 games with at leastShow More Summary

Russell Westbrook, Thunder Agree to New Contract: Latest Details, Reaction

Kevin Durant's departure put the first crack in the Oklahoma City Thunder's foundation. Now Russell Westbrook has reportedly committed himself to holding it up.'s Ramona Shelburne reported Wednesday the Thunder and Westbrook "agreed in principle" to a renegotiated deal that will be signed Thursday. Show More Summary

Russell Westbrook Rumors: Thunder Closing in on Contract Extension with Star

Russell Westbrook and the Oklahoma City Thunder are reportedly nearing an agreement on a contract renegotiation that would allow the franchise more time to construct a title contender around the tenacious point guard following KevinShow More Summary

5 NBA Teams That Can Take the Next Step with One More Deal

NBA championship contention usually isn't the result of one offseason; rather, it comes from years of incremental progress. That can make for tough sledding and scant optimism during the early stages of roster building. Near the end, though, excitement roars like a thousand Kevin Garnetts. Show More Summary

Can Jaron Blossomgame Pull a Buddy Hield and Win Over NBA Scouts as a Senior?

It's not common for a college basketball senior to suddenly fly up NBA draft boards after three years of failing to win over scouts. Buddy Hield did it in 2016. It clicked during his final audition at Oklahoma, where he raised his scoring...Show More Summary

Derek Fisher: Latest News, Rumors, Speculation on PG's Potential Comeback

Longtime NBA point guard and former New York Knicks head coach Derek Fisher is reportedly considering a comeback attempt as a player. Continue for updates. Fisher Working Toward Possible NBA Return Wednesday, Aug. 3 Ian Begley of More Summary

Interactive Infographics Show Longest NBA Teams by Wingspan, Height

In the new NBA, success typically hinges on three-point shooting and stretching the court. As a result, long-armed players who can defend multiple positions and disrupt ball movement have become incredibly valuable. But which teams are...Show More Summary

NBA Players Who Should Be Pissed at Their Front Office

With NBA free agency slowing to a halt (we see you, Lance Stephenson), we have the opportunity to riff on the issues nearest to our hearts. Like which NBA stars should be giving their front office the super-obvious silent treatment right about now. Real offseason setbacks and failures are the impetus for our imagined player-to-suit beefs. Show More Summary

Inside the Unsent Drafts of NBA Players' Social Media Accounts (OK, Not Really)

Draymond Green never should have hit "send." To be more specific, he never should have selected the "My Story" option on his Snapchat app. That momentary lapse proved to be the difference between ferrying out an NSFW picture to the masses...Show More Summary

Alan Anderson to Clippers: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

The Los Angeles Clippers and veteran guard Alan Anderson agreed to terms on a contract Tuesday, according to the Orange County Register's Dan Woike. The Los Angeles Times' Brad Turner confirmed the news and reported Anderson's deal will...Show More Summary

James Jones Re-Signs with Cavaliers: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

One of the Cleveland Cavaliers' key leaders is back in the fold for 2016-17, as forward James Jones signed a one-year deal to return to the team. According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, the contract is worth $1.55 million. Brian...Show More Summary

LeBron James Speaks on Michael Jordan, 2016 NBA Finals, More in SI Exclusive

A wave of emotion washed over LeBron James as he watched portions of the 2016 NBA Finals for the first time with prospects at the Nike Skills Academy in July. Yet, despite that latest triumph for the Cleveland Cavaliers star, he's still...Show More Summary

Draymond Green Offered Role in 'Drayzilla' Porn for $100K After NSFW Snapchat

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green is getting ready to represent the United States at the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, but Vivid Entertainment is hoping he'll add the title of "porn star" to his resume once he returns...Show More Summary

DeMar DeRozan Comments on 360 Dunk, Raptors, New Contract, More

DeMar DeRozan has brought a different kind of swagger to Team USA leading into the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, though some of the things he hasn't done haven't connected with head coach Mike Krzyzewski. In the United States'...Show More Summary

Burning Questions for Team USA Men's Basketball at the 2016 Summer Olympics

The biggest question is already settled: The USA men's Olympic basketball team will win gold in Rio. Sorry for spoiling the suspense. Though the list of those not participating features plenty of superstars—Stephen Curry, LeBron James,...Show More Summary

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