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Dahntay Jones Waived by Cavaliers: Details, Comments and Reaction

The Cleveland Cavaliers released veteran forward Dahntay Jones on Saturday, ESPN's Marc Stein reported. The 35-year-old spent just one year with the Cavaliers, the eighth team of his career, appearing in one regular-season game and 15 postseason games. More to follow. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Realistic Expectations for Chicago Bulls Rookie Denzel Valentine in 2016-17

Denzel Valentine missed his first six shots in the Las Vegas Summer League championship game last week, and he didn't score until the fourth quarter. But that didn't scare the Chicago Bulls coaches from diagramming a play for the former...Show More Summary

USA Basketball vs. Venezuela: Score, Highlights, Reaction from 2016 Showcase

The United States men's basketball team wasn't expected to have much trouble with a Grievis Vasquez-less Venezuela on Friday night from the United Center in Chicago and the scoreline reflected just that as they recorded an 80-45 win. However, the offensive game was lacking as the United States' jumpers just weren't going down. Show More Summary

Dwyane Wade to Bulls: Top Takeaways from Star's Introductory Press Conference

Two weeks after signing with the Chicago Bulls, Dwyane Wade was officially introduced by his new team and spoke about the process of coming back to his hometown after 13 seasons with the Miami Heat. “This is one of those moments for me that is a dream come true," Wade said, per Bleacher Report's Sean Highkin. Show More Summary

Top Prospects and Takeaways from FIBA's Under-20, Under-18 Tournaments

The 2016 FIBA Americas U18 Championship and FIBA U20 European Championship each featured a number of NBA prospects on the radar for the 2017 and 2018 drafts. USA and its loaded roster of future pros took gold in Chile at the FIBA Americas,...Show More Summary

Realistic Expectations for the NY Knicks' 2016-17 Starting Lineup

Never underestimate the power of fun. It apparently played a role in Kevin Durant's decision to sign with the Golden State Warriors. Judging by the happy interviews and shirtless group workout videos, the New York Knicks' squad of comeback...Show More Summary

Ranking Each Team USA Men's Basketball Player at 2016 Summer Olympics

The USA men's basketball team will kick off its 2016 gold-medal pursuit in Rio de Janeiro on August 6, taking a dozen of the NBA's biggest names into international competition. Though the list of notable holdouts—LeBron James, Stephen...Show More Summary

Jimmy Butler Comments on Departures of Derrick Rose, Joakim Noah

The Chicago Bulls are ostensibly Jimmy Butler's team following the offseason departures of Derrick Rose and Joakim Noah, but despite assumptions to the contrary, Butler insisted Thursday he had nothing to do with the roster shake-up. According...Show More Summary

Derrick Rose Loses Summary Judgment Regarding Sexual Assault Civil Suit

The sexual assault case against New York Knicks guard Derrick Rose will go to trial after his request to throw out the lawsuit was denied, per Dan Werly. Per the official U.S. District Court of California record (via Werly), Rose's motion...Show More Summary

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar Says He's Michael Jordan in Donald Trump Joke at DNC

Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, t he NBA's all-time leading scorer, still knows how to get buckets in the political arena. Speaking at the Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia on Thursday night, Abdul-Jabbar had a message for Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump (via Deadspin): "I'm Michael Jordan, and I'm here with Hillary [Clinton]. Show More Summary

Carmelo Anthony Comments on Dwyane Wade Leaving Heat to Sign with Bulls

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony was among those who had trouble processing Dwyane Wade's free-agent departure from the Miami Heat to the Chicago Bulls this offseason. Anthony spoke about Wade's decision to head to his hometown...Show More Summary

David Lee to Spurs: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

A midseason move to the Dallas Mavericks revitalized David Lee's career, as he again resembled the high-efficiency offensive force who was once a building block for the Golden State Warriors. The San Antonio Spurs rewarded Lee's play Thursday by signing him to a two-year contract. Lee's agency, Priority Sports, announced the signing on Twitter. Show More Summary

Craig Sager to Miss 2016 Rio Olympics to Continue Leukemia Treatment

NBC Sports announced Thursday that veteran sports reporter Craig Sager will miss the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro due to ongoing treatment for leukemia. The announcement said Sager will receive a third bone marrow transplant...Show More Summary

Why Michael Jordan Missed the Mark in 1st Attempt at Social Consciousness

Michael Jordan's recent statement to The Undefeated on police brutality is a quick read. The sparse number of words isn't the problem, though; it's what he says. The Gettysburg Address came to a grand total of 272 words, so we know size isn't the fulcrum on which greatness turns. Show More Summary

NBA Announces Pacers vs. Nuggets Regular-Season Game to Be Played in London

The Indiana Pacers and Denver Nuggets will take a trip to London during the middle of the 2016-17 season in an effort to expand the NBA beyond its typical North American borders. The NBA and Anschutz Entertainment Group made the joint announcement on Thursday, per NBA.com, and noted that the regular-season contest will take place on Jan. Show More Summary

Doc Rivers Comments on Clippers' Pursuit of Kevin Durant in Free Agency

The Los Angeles Clippers were one of the many teams to miss out on signing Kevin Durant, though not for lack of trying. In a podcast interview with Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical (via RealGM.com), Clippers head coach Doc Rivers described...Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Latest Buzz on Potential Nikola Vucevic Trade, Paul Pierce and More

It’s the end of July, which means NBA teams are beginning to solidify their rosters for training camp, finalizing contracts and trying to look for trade partners. Most of the free agents are off the market, but buzz surrounding trades,...Show More Summary

Stoudemire Did More Than Most with His Gifts, but Still Left Us Wanting More

The fond farewells are out there, as always when someone of any significance retires. It's not even oversaturated with saccharine sentiment in this case. Amar'e Stoudemire did a heck of a lot with his career and was truly a likable and congenial presence in the league. Show More Summary

Which Boston Celtics Rookies Should Make the 2016-17 Roster?

Barring any major moves, the Boston Celtics' core for next season is already established. But roster spots are still up for grabs, and plenty of young candidates are fighting for them. The Celtics ended up with eight picks in the 2016 NBA draft. Show More Summary

NBA to Fund Health Care for Former Players with at Least 3 Seasons' Experience

The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) announced Wednesday it will fund health care for the league's retired players who racked up at least three years of experience, per Howard Beck of Bleacher Report. The statement noted player representatives passed the vote to fund the health insurance in unanimous fashion. Show More Summary

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