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NBA Free Agents 2016: Top Rumors and Predictions Before NBA Draft

It didn't take long for the NBA rumor mill to get cranking after the Cleveland Cavaliers dispatched the Golden State Warriors on Sunday to win the 2016 NBA championship. While the city of Cleveland will be celebrating harder than itShow More Summary

Chandler Parsons Opts out of Mavericks Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

Dallas Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons opted out of his $16 million player option for the 2016-17 season on Tuesday, according to ESPN.com's Tim MacMahon and the Star-Telegram's Dwain Price. MacMahon noted: Parsons will follow through...Show More Summary

Al Horford: Latest News, Rumors and Speculation on Free-Agent Center

Four-time All-Star Al Horford is set to hit free agency, and the longtime Atlanta Hawks big man reportedly already has a sizable market for his services. Continue for updates. Report: Multiple Teams Set to Pursue Horford Wednesday, June...Show More Summary

Jason Kidd, Bucks Agree on New Contract: Latest Details and Reaction

Despite an eight-win drop from his first season in Milwaukee to his second, Bucks coach Jason Kidd was rewarded a three-year contract extension, the team announced Tuesday. "We have a hard-working group of coaches that want to teach our young players and help them reach their full potential. Show More Summary

NBA Trade Rumors: Rounding Up Latest Reports Before 2016 NBA Draft

The Philadelphia 76ers will reportedly select Ben Simmons with the first pick in Thursday's NBA draft, according to Cleveland.com's Chris Haynes. But beyond that, uncertainty seems to be the only certainty. Rumors have been swirlingShow More Summary

Ben McLemore Trade Rumors: Latest News, Buzz, Speculation on Kings Guard

With the NBA offseason officially underway, the Sacramento Kings have once again made shooting guard Ben McLemore available for a possible trade. Continue for updates. Multiple Teams Interested in McLemore Tuesday, June 21 AccordingShow More Summary

2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down the Pro Future of Diamond Stone

Diamond Stone is coming into the NBA at the wrong time. Back-to-the-basket scorers like Stone are now referred to as throwbacks, as the NBA has evolved into a more perimeter-oriented league. Big men like Karl-Anthony Towns are much more...Show More Summary

2016 NBA Draft Odds: Dunn, Brown, Hield Among Favorites Behind Simmons, Ingram

LSU’s Ben Simmons and Duke’s Brandon Ingram are a slam dunk to become the first and second players selected in the 2016 NBA draft on Thursday, respectively. With Simmons expected to be taken first by the Philadelphia 76ers and Ingram set to immediately follow him at No. Show More Summary

Luke Walton to Lakers: Takeaways from Coach's Introductory Press Conference

The Los Angeles Lakers held an introductory press conference for new head coach Luke Walton on Tuesday less than 48 hours after he was an assistant on the sidelines as the Golden State Warriors lost Game 7 of the NBA Finals to the Cleveland...Show More Summary

Dwight Howard Opts Out of Rockets Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

After three up-and-down seasons with the Houston Rockets, center Dwight Howard opted out of his contract Tuesday, making him an unrestricted free agent, according to The Vertical's Shams Charania. Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle...Show More Summary

NBA Mock Draft 2016: Bold Predictions for 1st-Round Prospects

In hindsight, most would not have believed some of the wild things that happened in last year's NBA draft. If someone had slapped a bold prediction on the table saying four players from the Kentucky Wildcats would go off the board in the lottery, one might have scoffed. Show More Summary

Derrick Williams Opts Out of Knicks Contract: Latest Details, Comments, Reaction

Power forward Derrick Williams opted out of his contract with the New York Knicks on Tuesday and will test free agency. Ian Begley of ESPN first reported the move, with Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical confirming Williams' decision. Show More Summary

Arron Afflalo Opts Out of Knicks Contract: Latest Details, Comments and Reaction

Shooting guard Arron Afflalo’s one and only season with the New York Knicks was filled with ups and downs, but he will likely lace it up elsewhere in 2016-17 after he reportedly opted out of his contract Tuesday. Michael Scotto of Sheridan...Show More Summary

After Delivering on Promise, LeBron James Is Forever Untouchable in Cleveland

LeBron James was already viewed as a demigod in Northeast Ohio when he announced his 2014 return. After delivering Cleveland its first championship in more than five decades, he's taken the next step towards immortality. While the state...Show More Summary

Ben Simmons Rumors: 76ers Reportedly to Pick SF with 1st Pick of 2016 NBA Draft

Any suspense about who the Philadelphia 76ers were going to take with the No. 1 pick in Thursday's NBA draft has apparently ended with the reports that Ben Simmons has been informed his name will be called, per Chris Haynes of the Cleveland...Show More Summary

NBA Draft Rumors: Latest Trade Rumblings on Potential 2016 Picks and Prospects

Now that LeBron James and Kyrie Irving have ended the Cleveland Cavaliers' title drought, all eyes turn to the NBA draft. And this year's edition could be full of trades and intrigue, as several teams look to take a major step in their...Show More Summary

How an NBA Executive Unearths Hidden Gems Around the Globe

BOSTON — Long gone are the days when international prospects were the stuff of novelty. Kristaps Porzingis putback dunks, Giannis Antetokounmpo coast-to-coast drives and Rudy Gobert contests at the rim further validate the world's place...Show More Summary

Everything We Know About Mysterious Chinese NBA Draft Prospect Zhou Qi

Since Yao Ming's retirement in 2011 and Yi Jianlian 's flameout in 2012, the NBA-obsessed people of China have yearned for another homegrown hero. To whomever that distinction falls, so too will the attention of over a billion star-thirsty onlookers. Zhou Qi (pronounced "JOE CHEE ") could be that star. Show More Summary

Lakers Rumors: Latest Buzz on LeBron James and 2016 NBA Draft Plans

After a tumultuous season that saw the team finish 17-65, the Los Angeles Lakers could be very busy this offseason in free agency and the 2016 NBA draft. The Lakers are bringing in a new head coach in Golden State assistant Luke Walton,...Show More Summary

Prince Ibeh's Improbable Journey from Texas Bench to NBA Draft Boards

Oklahoma got the switch it wanted when Texas Longhorns behemoth Prince Ibeh ended up on guard Isaiah Cousins. The Sooners were college basketball's closest version to the NBA's Golden State Warriors, exploiting mismatches and spreading the floor with shooters. But on this particular play, Ibeh blew the whole thing up. Show More Summary

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