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Realistic Expectations for Trey Lyles' Rookie Season with Utah Jazz

The Utah Jazz jumped on Kentucky's one-and-done bandwagon, drafting Wildcat freshman forward Trey Lyles with the No. 12 pick in the 2015 NBA draft. Now, projections on who Utah's next rookie will be transition to projections on how that...Show More Summary

Everything You Need to Know from Day 2 of 2015 NBA Free Agency

Day 1 of the NBA's free-agency period was utter chaos, with deals flying left and right. Trades were made, billions of dollars were spent and the basketball world struggled to keep up with the breakneck pace. That's not even remotely...Show More Summary

Imagining LaMarcus Aldridge's Yelp Review After Dinner with the Miami Heat

LaMarcus Aldridge has been getting a lot of free dinners since July 1, the start of free agency, as he's one of the most coveted players in this year's class. With the Miami Heat entering the race for the big man as a late addition,Show More Summary

While Spurs Sit and Wait for LaMarcus Aldridge, Plan B Is Becoming Less Clear

LaMarcus Aldridge is Plan A for the San Antonio Spurs, and following a pair of eye-opening moves, he's officially a realistic target. But the franchise is running out of options for Plan B. To be clear, San Antonio shouldn't be in panic...Show More Summary

Jeanie Buss Comments on Brother Jim's Role in Lakers' Rebuilding Effort

If the Los Angeles Lakers don't turn their fortunes around inside three years, then heads will roll in the front office. More specifically, Jim Buss, part-owner and president of basketball operations, may be out of a job. In an interview...Show More Summary

Golden State Warriors Show Maturity in Draymond Green Negotiations

The Golden State Warriors once again resisted their first impulse. Result, once again: success. Just as the Warriors considered trading shooting guard Klay Thompson for Kevin Love last summer until wiser heads prevailed, sources sayShow More Summary

2015 NBA Free Agency: Best Potential Landing Spots for Jeremy Lin

Jeremy Lin is an unrestricted free agent, and suitors are sure to come calling for a player who can capably serve as a low-level starter or a top-tier leader of a second unit. Even though the point guard hasn't been able to live up to...Show More Summary

Dwyane Wade's New Contract Is Perfect Scenario for Both Star SG and Miami Heat

Sometimes, compromise is better than consensus. The former requires more fuss and more muss, but seemingly ugly processes can (and often do) reveal a lot about both parties while yielding better business. Just ask Dwyane Wade and the Miami Heat. Show More Summary

Why Anthony Brown Can Help Fill Los Angeles Lakers Glaring Need at Small Forward

As the Los Angeles Lakers continue their so-far fruitless free-agent quest, they may already have an answer at the small forward position—Anthony Brown. The Stanford graduate was selected by L.A. as their No. 34 pick on June 25. He has...Show More Summary

Ed Davis Signing Latest Value Deal for Rebuilding Portland Trail Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers are probably going to lose LaMarcus Aldridge, so they're taking a high-volume, low-cost approach to finding his replacement. Ed Davis is the latest addition to the Blazers' fallback frontcourt, signing a three-year, $20 million contract, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports. Show More Summary

Kenyon Martin Retires: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

Longtime NBA power forward Kenyon Martin will retire from the NBA after 15 seasons. Marc J. Spears of Yahoo Sports had an exclusive report on Martin's decision on Thursday, which featured his reasoning for calling it a career: It's been a great 15 years...Thanks to all the fans that supported me over the years. Show More Summary

Predicting Breakout Stars from 2015 NBA Summer League

Every year, the NBA Summer League produces a handful of breakout stars who serve notice to the rest of the Association. These standouts come in many shapes and sizes. Sometimes, it's a rookie making a high-impact debut. Other times,Show More Summary

Jared Dudley Trade Rumors: Latest Buzz and Speculation Surrounding Bucks SF

The Washington Wizards are moving quickly to fill their void at small forward, and appear to be closing in on a trade for Milwaukee Bucks swingman Jared Dudley, according to ESPN.com's Marc Stein. Continue for updates. Washington Using...Show More Summary

Damian Lillard, Blazers Agree on New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

Damian Lillard announced on Thursday that he agreed to terms on a five-year contract extension with the Portland Trail Blazers: The star point guard was originally signed through next season, set to make $4.24 million in 2015-16, according to Spotrac.com. Show More Summary

NBA Free Agent Rumors: Latest Buzz on LaMarcus Aldridge, Tristan Thompson, More

The NBA's pool of available free agents may be shrinking by the hour, but some landscape-shifting talents have yet to put pen to paper on new contracts. Yes, we're looking at you, LaMarcus Aldridge. But beyond the summer's most sought-after...Show More Summary

Lakers News: Latest Rumors on LaMarcus Aldridge, David Lee and More

The Los Angeles Lakers have yet to make a big splash in the NBA's free-agency period, as they look to rebuild a franchise that isn't used to being bottom-dwellers. They still have their sights set on a number of targets and will be in...Show More Summary

Dwyane Wade Re-Signs with Heat: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

The long and fruitful marriage between Dwyane Wade and Miami Heat will continue, as the two sides have agreed to a new deal. Wade announced on Instagram he will be returning to the Heat: Tim Reynolds of the Associated Press reported the deal is worth $20 million for one year. Show More Summary

Thomas Robinson to Nets: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

The Brooklyn Nets don't have much salary-cap room to work with this summer, but they scoured the bargain bin and snatched up a quality reserve in Thomas Robinson Thursday evening. According to Basketball Insiders' Alex Kennedy, Robinson's deal with the Nets will span two years, and the second year will be a player option. Show More Summary

Marcus Morris Trade Shows Phoenix Suns Going All-out for LaMarcus Aldridge

The Phoenix Suns are officially a major player for LaMarcus Aldridge. Even though the San Antonio Spurs have seemed to serve as the leading suitor for the star power forward's services, with other teams—the Dallas Mavericks, Portland...Show More Summary

NBA Free Agents: News and Notes Surrounding the New York Knicks

Sometimes it's better to be patient, as the New York Knicks have proven in the early part of NBA free agency. Fresh off a 17-win season and a highly debated draft pick in Kristaps Porzingis, the hungry Knicks fanbase wants team president Phil Jackson to use New York's cap space to rebuild through free agency, and rightfully so. Show More Summary

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