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Lance Stephenson to Pelicans: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

After bouncing back down the stretch last season, Lance Stephenson waited a long time in free agency before finally finding a home with the New Orleans Pelicans. Shams Charania of The Vertical first reported Stephenson and the Pelicans...Show More Summary

Kevin Durant Comments on Relationship with Russell Westbrook

Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant revealed Friday that things are all good with his former Oklahoma City Thunder teammate Russell Westbrook, telling the media they're "still cool." "We’re going to compete against each other at the highest level," he continued, per Erik Horne of the Oklahoman. Show More Summary

The Top 3 NBA Breakout Candidates at Every Position Entering 2016-17

If you look up "most improved" in the (basketball) dictionary, you may well find a picture of C.J. McCollum—and not just because he won the NBA's award for that last season. His rise to stardom for the Portland Trail Blazers was nothing...Show More Summary

Josh Richardson Injury: Updates on Heat Guard's Knee and Recovery

Miami Heat shooting guard Josh Richardson emerged as a valuable role player for head coach Erik Spoelstra throughout the 2015-16 season, but he suffered a setback Friday when he partially tore his MCL. Continue for updates. No Timetable Set for Richardson's Return Friday, Sept. Show More Summary

Iman Shumpert Arrested: Latest Details and Comments

Cleveland Cavaliers shooting guard Iman Shumpert was arrested on suspicion of DUI on Aug. 10 in Fayette County, Georgia, after he was pulled over during a traffic stop for a lane violation. According to the team's official statement (via The Undefeated's Marc J. Show More Summary

2016 Hall of Famers Yao Ming, Allen Iverson, Shaq Transcended NBA Stardom

On-court dominance isn't the only thing we remember about basketball's all-time greats. Far from it. The Naismith Memorial Basketball Hall of Fame's 2016 class includes three NBA players —Shaquille O'Neal, Allen Iverson and Yao Ming—...Show More Summary

Tim Duncan's Former Financial Adviser Indicted on Federal Wire Fraud Charges

Charles Banks, who's alleged to have mishandled more than $20 million of investments by former San Antonio Spurs forward Tim Duncan, will reportedly be indicted on two counts of wire fraud Friday. Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reported...Show More Summary

Colin Kaepernick's Legacy Might Look a Lot Like Mahmoud Abdul-Rauf's

For the first time ever, the "stick to sports" era is starting to feel bygone. Colin Kaepernick's national-anthem protest against police brutality and the failures of the judicial system has had a surprisingly galvanizing effect. Athletes...Show More Summary

LeBron James, Chris Paul Served Deposition Notices in Billy Hunter Lawsuit

A lawsuit on behalf of former executive director of the National Basketball Players Association Billy Hunter will involve some of the most notable players in the NBA. According to Ethan Sherwood Strauss of ESPN.com, LeBron James, Chris...Show More Summary

Shaq Won't Enter Springfield a Perfect Player but as the Player He Wanted to Be

Because he was blessed with something we weren't, Shaquille O'Neal knew something we didn't. In body, he was basketball perfection. As O'Neal understood, such a blessing is a curse. Hopes, dreams, expectations and demands for him would never be reasonable—and they never were. Show More Summary

Anthony Davis Injury: Updates on Pelicans Star's Recovery from Knee Surgery

After missing 21 games last season due to knee and shoulder injuries, New Orleans Pelicans forward Anthony Davis is expected to be healthy for the start of the 2016-17 NBA regular season. Continue for updates. Davis Expected to Be Fully Cleared Thursday, Sept. Show More Summary

Breaking Down Each 2016-17 NBA Team's Early-Season Trade Bait

Even though the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers are the prohibitive favorites to again advance out of their respective conferences in 2016-17, everyone technically has a chance. Even the Philadelphia 76ers and Los Angeles Lakers get to begin the year tied atop the standings. But not every team is equal. Show More Summary

Check Yourself: These NBA Hot Takes Need Re-Thinking

The NBA offseason has a way of encouraging groupthink. We watch the draft and free agency play out, we absorb the grades on which teams got better or worse, and then we shelve our critical thoughts for three months. Without actual games to reformat our opinions with new information, it's hard to challenge conventional wisdom. Show More Summary

Stephen Curry Comments on Colin Kaepernick Protesting National Anthem

Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry offered his support Tuesday for San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick's refusal to stand for the national anthem. In an interview on CNBC, Curry praised Kaepernick for showing courage...Show More Summary

Elton Brand Re-Signs with 76ers: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

Free agent big man Elton Brand has signed a one-year deal with the Philadelphia 76ers, the team announced on Wednesday. The 37-year-old appeared in 17 games last year with the 76ers, which was his second stint with the team after a four-year stay from 2008-2012. Show More Summary

Hall of Fame Journey Testament to Unique Bridge Yao Ming Built Between Cultures

Yao Ming is about to become the first and only player from the People's Republic of China to be inducted into the Naismith Basketball Hall of Fame. He might just be the unlikeliest inductee the Hall has ever welcomed as well. First,Show More Summary

5 Undrafted Free Agents to Watch in 2016-17 NBA Training Camp

Not all NBA careers begin the same way. For some, the path to a guaranteed paycheck and role starts on draft night. Others aren't so lucky. They go unselected, missing out on even the slightest security that comes with being a second-round...Show More Summary

Markel Brown to Cavaliers: Latest Contract Details, Comments, Reaction

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Markel Brown on Tuesday, giving him a chance to earn a roster spot for the regular season, according to Shams Charania of The Vertical. Sam Amico of Amico Hoops later confirmed the news of the free-agent...Show More Summary

The 2016-17 NBA All-Up-and-Coming Team

To paraphrase 18th-century American activist Paul Revere: The NBA youth are coming! The NBA youth are coming! When we last buttered bread together, we rapped about next season's breakout candidates—players about to " transition fromShow More Summary

In Allen Iverson, We Saw Ourselves, Even If We Didn't Know It When He Played

It's right there in those eyes. Everything that he has ever felt was projected—or hidden—behind those round jewels. They always seemed to stare right through us. Sometimes they welled with tears. But that was Allen. That was part of the complexity we found so appealing. He came from concrete and rubble. Show More Summary

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