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Kevin Durant's injury means it's Russell Westbrook's time to shine

The reigning MVP will potentially miss up to two months. Russell Westbrook, the floor is yours. The Oklahoma City Thunder know ill-timed injuries well, and losing Kevin Durant for the start of a crucial season is just another unfortunate malady to add to the list. Show More Summary

Brett Brown sees daylight at end of 76ers' dark tunnel

It may be years before the Philadelphia 76ers are able to compete with the rest of the NBA, but their coach has stayed optimistic through the long process. BOSTON -- There was a moment of optimism around the 76ers on Monday night. It...Show More Summary

Dion Waiters talks trash by posting his own highlight video

The Cavaliers' guard won't ever stop going in. Nor should he. Motivation through slights is the rage during NBA training camp. On the one hand, you have John Wall saving every criticism of his game into his phone. On another, you have DeMar DeRozan insisting that he needs negativity to prosper. And then there's Dion Waiters. Show More Summary

Kobe Bryant unloads on former coach Mike D'Antoni, again

Bryant minced no words when discussing his former coach at Lakers Media Day, and his comments were just one of the highlights of the day as 25 teams tipped off training camp with their annual media sessions. NBA Media Day has come and gone, and along with all the usual hijinks that take place, there were actually some notable things said. Show More Summary

It's weird to see these NBA players in these jerseys

We'll get used to these players in new uniforms eventually... but not yet. NBA media day offers us the first chance to see players in the jerseys of their new teams. That's... really, really, really weird. It's going to take some time...Show More Summary

Steve Ballmer wants to ban Clippers from using Apple products

The Clippers' new owner has a bit of a relationship with Microsoft, and wants his fancy new basketball franchise to reflect that. Steve Ballmer isn't just the new owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, he's also the top shareholder of a nice little technology company called Microsoft. Show More Summary

What the 2010 first round draft class will make in 1 chart

The 2010 first-round picks have earned some pretty nice NBA paydays. Most of them for former Kentucky Wildcats. With Eric Bledsoe's contract, the payday window for the 2010 NBA Draft class is basically a wrap. Barring last-minute minimum deals for the fringe NBA players on the list, everyone's fate is set for next season. Show More Summary

Kevin Durant plays NBA2K as LeBron James

He's too humble to play as himself, of course. Jimmy Fallon had Kevin Durant on The Tonight Show to talk about NBA2K. Kevin Durant's response was classic Kevin Durant. So who does he play as? "Alright, LeBron." The rest of the clip is #relatable if you've ever broken a video game controller. Watch it!

As Eric Bledsoe proved, the market means nothing

The free market set a price on Eric Bledsoe that turned out being completely irrelevant. Those who felt Eric Bledsoe should take the Phoenix Suns' standing offer -- four years, $48 million -- liked to crow that the market had set the point guard's price. Show More Summary

Good morning, Eric Bledsoe got all of the money

That and more in Thursday's NBA newsletter. SIGN UP FOR OUR NBA NEWSLETTER Get news, links and Ziller's #hottakes in your inbox every weekday morning. Email Good morning. Let's basketball. BLED$$$OE: So in the Great Staring Contest between...Show More Summary

Eric Bledsoe agrees to $70 million deal with Suns

The Phoenix Suns and Eric Bledsoe agreed on a long-term deal following months of little negotiating. After a long free agency period where little time was spent negotiating, the Phoenix Suns and point guard Eric Bledsoe have finallyShow More Summary

In defense of the James Hardens

In a league with so few well-rounded stars, is building a team around a one-dimensional offensive star a better long-term strategy? In basketball, we fetishize the well-rounded star. Beyond demanding aptitude on offense and defense,Show More Summary

The Oklahoma City Blue is a real basketball team with an awful logo

There's Thunder blue & now there's Oklahoma City Blue. New name for Development League team. http://t.co/q35vFRoJ6G pic.twitter.com/3jAuAdjuFj — OKC THUNDER (@okcthunder) September 24, 2014 This is the new logo for the Oklahoma City Thunder's D-League team. Show More Summary

This was Rip Hamilton's reaction when the Pistons drafted Darko Milicic

Now that Darko Milicic has begun his transition from draft bust to kickboxing legend, it's fair game for former teammates to make fun of him. Thus, you get longtime Detroit Piston Rip Hamilton keeping this face for several seconds when...Show More Summary

Good morning, the Spurs should be ashamed of themselves

That and much more in Wednesday's NBA newsletter. SIGN UP FOR OUR NBA NEWSLETTER Get news, links and Ziller's #hottakes in your inbox every weekday morning. Email Good morning. Let's basketball. BLED-SO HOPEFUL: The Suns and Eric Bledsoe have made progress on a deal, says The Great And Powerful Woj. Show More Summary

Michael Beasley agrees to a deal with the Memphis Grizzlies, per report

After drawing interest from a few teams this offseason, Michael Beasley will attempt to revive his career with the Memphis Grizzlies. The Memphis Grizzlies agreed to a deal with free agent power forward Michael Beasley on Tuesday, according to a report from Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Show More Summary

Celtics owner suggests Rajon Rondo is difficult to coach

Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck said Rondo is stubborn and not the easiest player to coach, but Grousbeck also said he wants his star point guard in Boston for the long term. Rajon Rondo has earned the reputation of a high-maintenance star...Show More Summary

Good morning, Michael Beasley will be the greatest Spur ever

That and much, much more in Monday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. BLEDNOPE: There was a rumor that the Timberwolves were impressing themselves into the Eric Bledsoe situation. That rumor appears to be trumped up. Training camp is getting awful close, Suns and EB. SPEAKING OF THE WOLVES... Show More Summary

Watch James Dolan perform an awful blues song on 'Good Day New York'

Because the world needs more blues music from one of the richest men in the world that inherited his fortune without having to work a day in his life outside his father's company, here's New York Knicks owner James Dolan's band performing on FOX's Good Day New York. The song is about New Jersey governor Chris Christie and how politicians suck. Show More Summary

Rudy Gay suffered fractured jaw against Lithuania, cleared to play in FIBA World Cup gold medal game

Team USA has been all smiles during their undefeated run in Spain, but Rudy Gay might keep his lips tight if they capture the gold medal. Rudy Gay and Team USA are headed to the gold medal game in the FIBA World Cup, but the veteran forward won't be smiling if they finish off their run with a championship. Show More Summary

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