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NBA Rumors: Examining Speculation on Bradley Beal, Kevin Durant and More

After working overtime earlier in the summer, the NBA rumor mill has slowed down a bit. Most teams have completed whatever deals they had on the table and are shifting their focus toward the preseason. However, a few stories have trickled...Show More Summary

Larry Brown Says Gregg Popovich Nearly Retired After November Heart Surgery

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich has indicated that his career is far from over, but health issues may have given the five-time NBA champion some pause last season. According to Buck Harvey of the San Antonio Express-NewsShow More Summary

Kevin Durant's Return Is Just What the NBA Needs in 2015-16

After displaying the depth of its young talent last season, the NBA will get a boost from the return of the sport's second-best player, Kevin Durant. With Durant coming back from a shortened 2014-15 campaign, the league will benefitShow More Summary

Jeremy Lamb Must Win Defined Role on Charlotte Hornets Next Season

Much like basketball fans everywhere in 2011, the Charlotte Hornets (then the Bobcats) fell head over heels for a sensational dagger-flinging, cold-blooded dynamo of a point guard by the name of Kemba Walker. He threw his UConn Huskies on his back and willed them to a Big East tournament title and an NCAA championship. Show More Summary

Why It Makes Sense for Brooklyn Nets to Retain Joe Johnson Now

The infamous Joe Johnson contract is almost over, and it appears it will end with the Brooklyn Nets. The Brooklyn wing has been the subject of trade rumors for much of this offseason (and part of last year), but those likely disintegrated in conjunction with the Deron Williams buyout that took place a couple of weeks ago. Show More Summary

San Antonio Spurs' Latest Long-Term Project Could Really Pay Off

The San Antonio Spurs are no strangers to long-term projects, and 2015 second-round pick Cady Lalanne could become the franchise's next success story. A 6'9" center who attended the University of Massachusetts, Lalanne won't don a San...Show More Summary

Which Fallen NBA Point Guard Has Best Shot at Redemption in 2015-16?

Stardom is a fluid concept in the NBA. It is seldom forever. Retaining the label becomes harder, for most, with age. When it's lost, it's difficult to regain. When a player's initial path toward it is derailed, carving out another one...Show More Summary

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

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