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Phoenix Suns forward Markieff Morris demands a trade

The Suns' big man is upset with how the organization handled their decision to trade his twin brother less than a year after signing both to four-year contract extensions. Markieff Morris has taken the bold step of publicly demanding a trade. Show More Summary

Dwyane Wade dressed like a musician from the 1980s who is also possibly a superhero

Questionable fashion choices are nothing new for NBA players, so this Dwyane Wade Esquire shoot should surprise no one. Dwyane Wade feature in new issue of Esquire Magazine — Kar?n Ci?il (@KarenCivil) August 11, 2015 There's a lot to digest here. Show More Summary

Kevin Durant doesn't want to get 'cussed out by Russell Westbrook' over free agency

The Oklahoma City forward doesn't want to anger his fiery point guard. As Oklahoma City Thunder fans prepare for a nervous season with more rumors of Kevin Durant leaving come free agency next summer, the superstar forward shared a quote...Show More Summary

Carmelo Anthony says Knicks fans are stuck with him

Seems like a trustworthy source. If any Knicks fans were scared they might be losing (or hoping to get rid of) Carmelo Anthony, we've got good (or bad) news. Per ESPN, Melo snapped on an Instagram commenter and told them, "You are stuck...Show More Summary

The Wizards are finally embracing the small ball revolution

Washington changed its style in last year's postseason to much success. Its summer moves indicate that their new philosophy is here to stay. Washington Wizards head coach Randy Wittman finally went to small ball in last year's postseason...Show More Summary

Elton Brand announces retirement from NBA

Brand was the No. 1 pick in the 1999 NBA Draft. Elton Brand is calling it quits after 16 years in the NBA. The veteran forward announced his retirement during a basketball camp at his alma mater of Peekskill High School in New York on Tuesday. Brand starred at Duke in the late '90s before becoming the No. Show More Summary

Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders diagnosed with treatable Hodgkin's Lymphoma

Saunders will continue his duties with the team during treatment. Minnesota Timberwolves president and head coach Flip Saunders announced Tuesday that he's been diagnosed with a curable form of Hodgkin's Lymphoma: Statement from #Twolves...Show More Summary

5 wonderfully accurate impressions of NBA stars by NBA rookies

At the 2015 NBA rookie photoshoot, SB Nation asked players to do their best impressions of NBA vets. The imitations are pretty good! Let's hope, for the rookies' sake, that the game's biggest stars never see them. (1) DeAngelo Russell's impersonation of Kobe is a treasure. (2) R.J. Show More Summary

The Cavaliers risk violating rule No. 1: Don't piss off LeBron James

Tristan Thompson's camp has the ultimate leverage in their contract standoff with the Cavaliers: the threat of an angry LeBron James. On Monday, the Tristan Thompson stand-off in Cleveland got a bit more threatening. As we stagger ever...Show More Summary

D'Angelo Russell's impersonation of Kobe is golden

Good morning. Let's browse through the basketball Internet. Good morning. You know what I think we should do? I think we should basketball. THESE HILARIOUS ROOKIE IMPERSONATIONS: Our staff went to the rookie photo shoot in New York on Saturday and asked the players to do their impersonations of various NBA stars. Show More Summary

Kevin Durant injury: Thunder star will practice at USA Basketball minicamp

Durant won't play in Thursday's scrimmage, but he'll compete at practice July 11-12. Kevin Durant's long road back from a foot injury that cost him all but 27 games last season is just about complete. Durant will be competing at practice during USA Basketball's minicamp held on Tuesday and Wednesday in Las Vegas, according to Sam Amick of USA Today. Show More Summary

Tristan Thompson will leave Cavaliers next summer if he signs qualifying offer, agent says

The Cavaliers' big man has not signed a new contract, but his agent says he's as good as gone next summer if he ultimately agrees to the one-year qualifying offer. Restricted free agent Tristan Thompson will leave the Cleveland Cavaliers...Show More Summary

Cavaliers don't want to give Tristan Thompson a maximum contract, according to report

The two sides haven't made progress on contract negotiations since early July. All signs still point to restricted free agent Tristan Thompson remaining with the Cavaliers. What kind of contract he ends up signing with them is the interesting...Show More Summary

The Sixers wanted to draft D'Angelo Russell, according to report

Instead the team was forced to "settle" on Jahlil Okfaor. Nothing has gone according to plan for the Philadelphia 76ers this offseason, and that includes the player they took No. 3 overall in the June NBA Draft. Entering the evening,...Show More Summary

The Knicks are trying to rebuild and compete at the same time, risking both

The Knicks want to win but they also want to rebuild, too. They'd be better off fully committing to one instead of trying to do both. Nothing is ever simple when it comes to the Knicks. That's certainly the case when taking a look at their offseason. Show More Summary

Here's Michael Jordan playing basketball vs. Martin and Charlie Sheen in 1987

Everyone is up in a tizzy talking about whether Michael Jordan could beat LeBron James if both players were in their prime. It's the kind of fantasy matchup we can debate over the water cooler until the end of time. Instead of that pointless...Show More Summary

Michael Jordan says 'no question' he'd beat LeBron 1-on-1 in his prime

Michael Jordan did a Q&A at his Flight School camp this weekend, and he got asked the question. You know the one — because it's in the headline and because we can't avoid talking about it. "I know this is the ESPN question. I know it's...Show More Summary

This is the problem with every team in the NBA's West

Good morning. Monday's NBA newsletter has a few links to get you started. Good morning. Let's basketball. Just a little, though. A little basketball. THE TROUBLE WITH [EVERY WESTERN CONTENDER]: The Rockets were really damn good last season and look poised to be even better. Show More Summary

Ty Lawson makes the Rockets better, but it might not matter in the West

Houston had a quiet summer punctuated with a trade for Lawson that makes it better, but so is the West. After three offseasons of constant roster upheaval and the public pursuit of big name free agents, Daryl Morey took a different approach to the offseason this summer: the Houston Rockets actually showed patience. Show More Summary

All I want for Christmas is Sixers vs. Kentucky

Good morning. Let's enjoy some basketball links, yes? Good morning. Let's basketball. CHRISTMAS SLATE! Well, two of the games at least. The marquee game will be... Warriors vs. Cavaliers. Shocker! We're also getting Heat vs. Pelicans, per Marc Stein. Show More Summary

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