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NBA free agency might as well be over, but trade season isn’t

Good morning. We have that and more in Tuesday’s NBA newsletter. As evidenced by Kristian Winfield's latest roundup of the top players left on the board, NBA free agency is just about over. There are a few impact players — Kentavious...Show More Summary

3 winners from Monday night Summer League basketball

No Lonzo Ball on Monday night, but there was plenty of action to be excited about. Monday’s Summer League games, like all the other ones before it, consisted of young players who played with intensity and speed. You’ve seen young players...Show More Summary

NBA Summer League schedule 2017: Times, TV channels, and live stream for Tuesday in Las Vegas

The Las Vegas Summer League is underway, and you should be excited about the games on tap for Tuesday. The Las Vegas Summer League tournament is in full swing, and there will be more fast-paced action coming your way Tuesday evening....Show More Summary

Clippers sign European star Milos Teodosic to 2-year deal

Los Angeles moves past the Chris Paul era by signing the Serbian stud. After star point guard Chris Paul left Los Angeles via trade to the Houston Rockets, the Clippers addressed their need for a floor general by signing Serbian guard Milos Teodosic, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Show More Summary

Grizzlies retire Zach Randolph's number with tear-jerking open letter

Z-Bo meant a lot to the city of Memphis. Now, his number is immortal. Memphis Grizzlies general manager Chris Wallace and president Jason Wexler jointly penned a thank you letter to former team captain Zach Randolph, who left the franchise...Show More Summary

Paul George and Gordon Hayward certainly made the NBA offseason interesting

We examine Paul George’s departure from a Pacers perspective, then dive into how the Celtics will look with Gordon Hayward. We have another two-part podcast for you on the two biggest offseason stories in the NBA. First: Paul George leaves Indiana and is traded to Oklahoma City. Show More Summary

Dion Waiters bet on himself and won $52 million

He’s not a laughingstock anymore. A year ago, Dion Waiters was a punchline. He’d been a one-and-done picked high in the NBA draft who honestly believed he was the best player on the floor no matter who else was out there. He fought Kyrie Irving for control of the ball. Show More Summary

Cavs lost Chauncey Billups with low-ball offer for front office job

Cleveland hasn’t replaced David Griffin since he stepped down as GM. The clock is ticking. The Cleveland Cavaliers were interested in hiring Chauncey Billups as their new president of basketball operations, but judging by their low-ball...Show More Summary

NBA Rookie of the Year odds: Sixers Simmons, Fultz behind Ball on betting lines

The Sixers will be looking for strong rookie campaigns from Ben Simmons and Markelle Fultz, who trail only the Lakers' Lonzo Ball on the ROY betting lines. The Philadelphia 76ers have selected first overall in each of the last two NBA Drafts. Show More Summary

Dion Waiters has a team. We can all go home now

Good morning. We have that and more in Thursday’s NBA newsletter. Once the Gordon Hayward domino fell, NBA free agent moves began clicking into place. On Wednesday one of the runner-up teams for Hayward -- the Miami Heat -- reacted by locking up The Dion Waiters to a 4-year, $52 million deal. Show More Summary

Andre Roberson, Thunder agree to 3-year, $30 million deal, per report

Oklahoma City is having a solid off season. Andre Roberson has agreed to a new deal with the Thunder for three-years, $30 million according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowksi. This continues a summer of solid moves for Oklahoma City after acquiring Paul George via trade and signing Patrick Patterson to a deal. Show More Summary

Jazz, Celtics could flip Gordon Hayward for Jae Crowder through a sign-and-trade

Hayward has committed to Boston, but first they have to clear cap space. Utah might help them out. The Utah Jazz are open and interested in a sign-and-trade with Gordon Hayward, according to The Salt Lake Tribune’s Tony Jones and Aaron Falk. Show More Summary

Paul Millsap says Hawks didn't even offer a contract for him to stay

Based on what new GM Travis Schlenk said in the past, you could see this one coming. New Hawks general manager Travis Schlenk’s impact is being felt in Atlanta, as the team reportedly didn’t even make a single contract offer to keep Paul Millsap in Atlanta. “They didn’t want to make an offer,” Millsap told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Show More Summary

Chauncey Billups turns down Cavaliers' offer to be new president of basketball operations, per report

Billups had been the leading candidate for the job, but Cleveland will have to look elsewhere. Chauncey Billups has withdrawn from consideration for the Cleveland Cavaliers’ general manager job, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Show More Summary

Ben McLemore agrees to 2-year, $10.7 million deal with Grizzlies, per report

McLemore has played all four seasons prior to this with the Sacramento Kings. Ben McLemore has agreed to sign a deal for two years, $10.7 million with the Memphis Grizzlies according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes. McLemore has played all four years in the league with the Sacramento Kings. Show More Summary

Justin Holiday, Bulls agree to 2-year, $9 million deal, per report

Holiday is coming off his best season yet in the NBA. According to The Vertical’s Shams Charania, Justin Holiday has agreed to a 2-year, $9 million deal with the Chicago Bulls. Holiday is coming off his best year yet in the NBA, playing all 82 games with the New York Knicks and averaging 7.7 points, 2.8 rebounds, and 1.2 assists per game. Show More Summary

Kawhi Leonard's wearing Tim Duncan jersey-socks at the mall

This is the most Kawhi. Seriously though, why does Kawhi Leonard walk around the mall looking like he’s about to lock down LeBron James for 40 minutes? Take a look at Aaron’s (@Lozaaar0912) picture from Friday. So Kawhi walked by meShow More Summary

Kings offer Otto Porter Jr. a 4-year, $100 million deal that Wizards plan to match, per report

Washington continues to say that it will match any offer for Porter this summer, though he hasn’t accepted the Kings’ offer yet. The Sacramento Kings have offered restricted free agent Otto Porter Jr. a max offer sheet, according to ESPN’s Chris Haynes and Marc J. Show More Summary

Kyle Lowry re-signs with Raptors to challenge weakened Eastern Conference

Toronto is bringing the gang back together and Lowry isn’t going anywhere. Marquee free agent point guard Kyle Lowry has re-signed with the Toronto Raptors, he announced on The Players’ Tribune on Sunday. He rejoins the Raptors on aShow More Summary

Jazz player Joe Ingles gives the gift of sight to a young fan who is blind

Amazing! Landon Carter is seven years old, a huge Utah Jazz fan, and legally blind. But with the help of new technology and Jazz guard Joe Ingles, he can now watch his favorite team play, according to KUTV. Landon was born without irises in his eyes, a condition called aniridia — so he’s never been able to properly watch a basketball game. Show More Summary

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