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NBA Summer League 2016: Championship Game TV, Live-Stream Schedule

After 11 days in Las Vegas, the NBA Summer League tournament comes down to the Minnesota Timberwolves and Chicago Bulls to see who has the best young core in the NBA. OK, so the stakes aren't that high, but winning the offseason tournament...Show More Summary

Realistic Expectations for LA Lakers Rookie Brandon Ingram in 2016-17

The Los Angeles Lakers entered the offseason needing a small forward who could contribute right away while also growing with the team for years to come. They got just that with Brandon Ingram. It was the closing of one chapter as Kobe Bryant rode off into retirement after a disappointing 17-65 season. Show More Summary

NBA Summer League 2016 Championship: Early Preview for Timberwolves vs. Bulls

The NBA's summer slate will come to an end on Monday with the Minnesota Timberwolves looking to cap off their Cinderella run with a championship against the Chicago Bulls. The Timberwolves were the No. 24 seed when the tournament started...Show More Summary

Takeaways from 2016 NBA Summer League Semifinals and Championship Preview

Ricky Rubio is still on the Minnesota Timberwolves, and team owner Glen Taylor doesn't think that will change anytime soon, per Sid Hartman of the Star Tribune. Kris Dunn, the 2016 NBA draft's No. 5 pick, should earn enough minutes to...Show More Summary

NBA Summer League 2016 MVP: Tyus Jones Wins Coveted Award

A brilliant performance in Las Vegas has led to Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Tyus Jones being named the 2016 Samsung NBA Summer League MVP. The Timberwolves' public relations staff confirmed the news Sunday. Jones has been nothing short of fantastic for the Timberwolves. Show More Summary

NBA Summer League 2016: Scores and Highlights from Sunday's Las Vegas Results

The 2016 NBA Las Vegas Summer League semifinals got underway Sunday. In the first matchup, the Minnesota Timberwolves sought to continue their Cinderella run as the 24th seed against the fifth-seeded Phoenix Suns. That was followed by...Show More Summary

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

Kay Felder and the Cleveland Cavaliers are set to take on Denzel Valentine and Chicago Bulls in the semifinals of the Las Vegas Summer League tournament, Sunday at the Thomas & Mack Center. The Cavaliers enter at 4-2, while the Bulls are a perfect 5-0. Tipoff : 8 p.m. Show More Summary

Ricky Rubio Trade Rumors: Latest News, Speculation Around Timberwolves PG

Even though the Minnesota Timberwolves are entering a new era under head coach and president of basketball operations Tom Thibodeau, Ricky Rubio's time with the team does not appear to be ending anytime soon. On Sunday, Sid Hartman of...Show More Summary

Pat Riley Comments on Chris Bosh's Status for 2016-17 Season

Miami Heat president Pat Riley held a press conference in which he touched on the precarious future of star forward Chris Bosh's career Saturday. A recurring blood clot, which prevented Bosh from appearing in the second half of the season and the playoffs, has cast doubt as to whether he can play basketball anymore. Show More Summary

Why the Boston Celtics Should Go All-in on Blake Griffin

The 2016 free-agency bonanza may be drawing to a close, but the Boston Celtics are still on the hunt for another key piece to add to their improved core. That search has reportedly taken them out west. Sean Deveney of the Sporting News noted last week the Celtics have targeted Los Angeles Clippers power forward Blake Griffin in trade talks. Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Latest Developments in Celtics' Trade Search and More

The NBA rumor mill is still offering plenty for league gurus who are wondering which players might sneak onto rosters and fans who are glancing every now and then, hoping for a major splash. Kevin Durant made his anticipated decision July 4, and other major dominoes fell shortly after. Show More Summary

NBA Summer League 2016: Full Las Vegas Schedule, Latest Standings and Stats

The Brooklyn Nets and Cleveland Cavaliers went at it Saturday night with a chance to qualify for the semifinals. That’s what the NBA's Las Vegas Summer League is all about. Cleveland emerged with a 91-83 overtime victory and earned a...Show More Summary

NBA Summer League 2016: Top Takeaways from July 16 in Las Vegas

Quarterfinal Saturday at the 2016 NBA Las Vegas Summer League featured three upsets. The second-seeded Chicago Bulls were the lone exception, but that's not why the Windy City crew emerged as the day's biggest winner. Sure, the 88-85...Show More Summary

Brandon Bass Reportedly to Sign with Clippers: Latest Contract Details, Reaction

After just one season with the Los Angeles Lakers, veteran forward Brandon Bass is moving on but remaining in the same city, as he reportedly signed a one-year contract with the Los Angeles Clippers on Saturday. Shams Charania of The Vertical reported the news on Bass, who will be reunited with his former Boston Celtics coach Doc Rivers. Show More Summary

NBA Summer League 2016: Saturday Scores and Highlights from Las Vegas

NBA Summer League action resumed Saturday in Las Vegas with the eight remaining teams competing in the quarterfinals for a chance to come one step closer to securing the summer league title. Big names such Devin Booker and Emmanuel Mudiay...Show More Summary

Delon Wright Injury: Updates on Raptors Guard's Shoulder and Recovery

Toronto Raptors guard Delon Wright exited the court during Saturday's Las Vegas Summer League game against the Minnesota Timberwolves after suffering a dislocated right shoulder and didn't return. Continue for updates. X-Rays Negative...Show More Summary

Suns vs. Nuggets: Live Scores, Highlights for NBA Summer League 2016

The Phoenix Suns are set to take on the Denver Nuggets in the quarterfinals of the Las Vegas Summer League tournament at the Thomas & Mack Center on Saturday. Both teams enter with 3-1 records. Tipoff: 6 p.m. ET Coverage: ESPN 2 Keys...Show More Summary

Predicting Which NBA Teams Will Have Biggest Win Increases in 2016-17

The NBA may sometimes seem like a league in which parity is hard to find and the haves hold seemingly insurmountable advantages over the have-nots. There's a certain truth to that, but it's not as simple as it sounds. Even if the league's...Show More Summary

Warriors Legend Nate Thurmond Dies at 74

Nate Thurmond, a 14-year NBA veteran who played 11 seasons with the San Francisco and Golden State Warriors, died on Saturday at the age of 74. NBA.com confirmed Thurmond's death, noting that he was recently diagnosed with leukemia. The...Show More Summary

5 NBA Free Agents with the Most to Prove During 2016-17 Season

Every former NBA free agent experiences some sort of pressure. DeMar DeRozan, Mike Conley, Hassan Whiteside and Andre Drummond will have to live up to their massive paydays now that they've each re-signed with their old teams. Al Horford will be tasked with carrying the Boston Celtics to the upper tier of the Eastern Conference. Show More Summary

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