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NBA free agency rumors 2016: Dwyane Wade ready to take outside offers after talks stall with Heat

Wade is once again facing a summer of uncertainty. Plus, LeBron James doesn't pick up his player option and the 76ers are interested in Harrison Barnes. After the summer of 2015, Dwyane Wade was supposed to be able to relax this offseason. Show More Summary

Tim Duncan picks up player option, but he could still retire, according to report

Duncan had to make a decision on his player option by June 29, but he has still yet to make an ultimate decision on whether he'll return next season. We don't know if Tim Duncan will return for a 20th season, but we know what his salary will be if he does. Show More Summary

How Kevin Durant could make an extra $100 million by signing a 1-year contract

If the Thunder star signs a one-year contract this summer and re-enters free agency in 2017, he can make significantly more money over the long term. Here's how. The Summer of Kevin Durant officially begins at 12:01 a.m. ET on July 1,...Show More Summary

Every important Kevin Durant free agent rumor in one place

All the news on the megastar's free agency. It's not often that a former league MVP becomes an unrestricted free agent while in his prime. Other than LeBron James, who's purposely manipulated his contracts so that he'd have the freedom...Show More Summary

Kevin Durant is letting his suitors down gently

Good morning. We have that and more in Tuesday's NBA newsletter. Good morning! I'm in for Tom for the next three days. Apologies for the delay -- I don't know how Tom does this every morning. Let's (prepare to sign some players to play)...Show More Summary

There's no shame in NBA stars skipping the Olympics

The NBA's best players routinely give up summers to represent their country. When they choose not to do so, it's no cause for shame. Several of the NBA's best American-born players elected to skip the 2016 Olympics in Brazil due to various reasons (the need for rest, injury recovery and the impending birth of their children among them). Show More Summary

NBA free agent rumors 2016: Carmelo Anthony and Knicks enter Kevin Durant Sweepstakes

The Knicks aren't giving up on the superstar. Plus, other Durant scenarios and Pau Gasol leaving the Bulls. So far, the Kevin Durant free agency news has swirled around six teams: The Oklahoma City Thunder, Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat and Boston Celtics. Show More Summary

Here’s how the Wizards’ dreams of signing Kevin Durant died

A year ago, the Wizards were the main challenger to the Thunder in the Kevin Durant sweepstakes. How did it all fall apart? Just one year ago, it seemed as if the Wizards had as good a chance any to win the sweepstakes for D.C. native Kevin Durant. Show More Summary

The Bulls coach doesn't know which Lopez he acquired, so here's a guide

Fred Hoiberg said he's excited to coach Brook Lopez. The Bulls acquired Robin Lopez. — Chris Emma (@CEmma670) June 27, 2016 We’ve all been there before. Sometime in your life you will meet two brothers and accidentally call one of them by the other’s name. Show More Summary

The Thunder traded Serge Ibaka a week before Kevin Durant's free agency, and it was the right move

Sam Presti took a big risk, but it was a risk worth taking. The Thunder spent Thursday night being bold as ever, trading Serge Ibaka to the Magic for a package starring Victor Oladipo, Ersan Ilyasova and Domantas Sabonis. This wouldShow More Summary

NBA Draft 2016 live stream: How to watch online

Don't miss out on all the action from the 2016 NBA Draft. The 2016 NBA Draft takes place on Thursday in Brooklyn, and the fate of several franchises could be altered. The Philadelphia 76ers will choose first with the Los Angeles Lakers...Show More Summary

NBA Draft rumors 2016: Thaddeus Young is reportedly available for a 1st-round pick

The Nets are reportedly trying to get into the first round, so Young could be on the move. Thaddeus Young's time in Brooklyn may be coming to an end. The Nets are trying to get into the first round and will reportedly trade him to the...Show More Summary

Nobody wins in the Derrick Rose trade

At least Bulls fans can move on? At least the Knicks didn’t give up a first-round pick? That’s all either side has at this point. Derrick Rose was traded from the Bulls to the Knicks on Wednesday, and neither fan base is particularly happy about it. Show More Summary

What the Derrick Rose and Jeff Teague trades say about the point guard market

With a draft class short on point guards and an underwhelming free agent class, now is not a good time to be without a good lead guard. Hence why three teams got new ones on Wednesday. On Wednesday, just one day before the 2016 NBA Draft and nine days before the start of free agency, three teams traded for new starting point guards. Show More Summary

Quiz: Do you remember which teams these NBA journeymen played for?

Here are 10 active NBA players who have played for at least eight teams in their careers. Can you figure out which team they played for? Nine NBA players still playing in the league have played for at least nine teams, led by Drew Gooden and Lou Amundson's 10 franchises each. Show More Summary

NBA Draft rumors 2016: The Celtics really want to trade the No. 3 pick, but nobody's biting

Celtics GM Danny Ainge is going after Jimmy Butler, Gordon Hayward, Jabari Parker and Khris Middleton, but the Bulls, Jazz and Bucks are not interested. Celtics general manager Danny Ainge has spent the last week aggressively shopping the No. Show More Summary

Cavaliers parade 2016 live: LeBron James and Cleveland celebrate a championship after 52 years

After 52 years, Cleveland has a championship again, thanks to a spectacular Game 7 win by the Cavaliers on Sunday. On Wednesday, the city’s holding a parade for the team, and hours before it even starts, it’s already full of excitement. Show More Summary

Cleveland’s LeBron James banner will be torn down for the GOP convention

This is going over well. Enjoy the giant LeBron James banner across the street from Quicken Loans Arena while you can, Cavaliers fans — because soon it will be gone. The four-year staple of the city is being torn down, because of the...Show More Summary

Cavaliers parade 2016: Start time, TV schedule, map and route for championship celebration

The Cavaliers will celebrate their first title with a parade and rally in Cleveland on Wednesday. The Cleveland Cavaliers have been celebrating their first championship since defeating the Golden State Warriors in Game 7 on Sunday night, but they'll enjoy their official celebration with the city of Cleveland on Wednesday starting at 11 a.m. Show More Summary

A complete timeline of J.R. Smith partying shirtless from Vegas to Cleveland

One more good shirt, gone too soon. The Cavaliers stopped in Las Vegas after winning Game 7 and the NBA Championship on Sunday, and J.R. Smith actually did start out with a shirt. We wouldn't believe it, necessarily, but there's photographic evidence. The last known photograph of J.R. Show More Summary

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