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Rising Stars Challenge will feature new USA vs. World format

Get ready for a team that features Andrew Wiggins, Giannis Antetokounmpo and Rudy Gobert. It should be fun. The NBA is changing the format of the Rising Stars Challenge, the All-Star weekend event that features the league's best rookies and second-year players. Show More Summary

Giannis Antetokounmpo and Victor Oladipo will be in the 2015 NBA dunk contest

The Greek Freak is coming to the dunk contest. Good news for people who still care about the dunk contest (and you should): this year's event will feature Milwaukee Bucks forward Giannis Antetokounmpo and Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. Show More Summary

Shawn Marion announces he'll retire after this season

15-year NBA veteran Shawn Marion will hang up his jersey at the conclusion of the 2014-15 season. Cleveland Cavaliers forward Shawn Marion will retire at the conclusion of 2014-15 season, he told Paul Coro of The Arizona Republic on Wednesday. Show More Summary

The history of Kevin Durant to D.C. rumors

There are a lot of factors pointing to the possibility of Durant signing on with his hometown Wizards in a couple summers. Where did those factors come from? Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder are visiting the nation's capital Wednesday night to take on the Washington Wizards. Show More Summary

John Wall enters the MVP discussion

The Wizards' point guard is putting together his best season in leading Washington up the standings. He's not on the same level as Stephen Curry or James Harden, but he's getting close. Stephen Curry and James Harden remain neck-and-neck for the top two spots of the 2014-2015 MVP Power Rankings. Show More Summary

Kawhi Leonard is back and the Spurs are dominating again

With Kawhi Leonard back in the lineup, San Antonio looks ready to make another run in the Western Conference. There have been times this season when many wondered what was wrong with the San Antonio Spurs? The defending champions haven't always looked the part, having entered the new year just six games above.500. Show More Summary

The Thunder are finally over .500. Will they make the playoffs?

Yes, unless there are more serious injuries. With a win over the Heat Tuesday, the Thunder climbed to above.500 for the first time this season. At 21-20, Oklahoma City -- a popular title favorite in the preseason -- sits three gamesShow More Summary

NBA Scores 2015: Kawhi Leonard leads Spurs to fourth straight win

Leonard's return has the Spurs looking like champions once again, plus everything else we learned in the NBA on Tuesday night. It was vintage Kawhi Leonard. Nuggets guard Arron Afflalo was setting a screen for Wilson Chandler down on the baseline, and the two Spurs tasked with guarding them, Leonard and Danny Green, got their signals crossed. Show More Summary

Good morning. Dion Waiters remains hilarious.

Subscribe to receive Good Morning It's Basketball in your inbox each weekday. Good morning. Let's basketball. REVISITING LOTTERY REFORM: Four teams are benefiting like crazy from the failure of lottery reform. Only one of them -- the Sixers -- actually voted against lottery team. Show More Summary

NBA trade rumors 2015: Reggie Jackson understands he could be moved

The Thunder point guard is in a tough spot as he heads into restricted free agency in the summer, and he understands the possibility of him changing teams in the near future. Oklahoma City Thunder backup point guard Reggie Jackson is...Show More Summary

Nick Young says Kobe Bryant inspired him to tie season-high in assists -- with 3

Young says he was inspired by Kobe 17 assists to tie his season high w/ 3 tonight. "I just want to get a double-double one day in my career" — Bill Oram (@billoram) January 20, 2015 The last time Kobe Bryant took the floor, the 18-year veteran set a new career-high in assists with 17 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. Show More Summary

Derrick Rose says Bulls' defensive struggles are 'fing irritating'

The Bulls put forth another poor defensive effort in a blowout loss to the Cavaliers on Monday, and Rose has seen enough. The Chicago Bulls have lost six of eight games after a 108-94 defeat at the hands of the Cleveland Cavaliers on...Show More Summary

Dion Waiters loves the Thunder because they actually pass to him

On a superficial level, Dion Waiters was traded from one team with ball-dominant superstars that don't pass a lot to a different team with ball-dominant superstars that don't pass a lot. And yet, the new Oklahoma City Thunder guard is...Show More Summary

Surprise! The Sixers won big in defeating NBA lottery reform

Three other teams got an assist as well. All of them voted for lottery reform. The tides of NBA draft lottery reform swept in over the summer as the Sixers continued their unprecedented institutional tank job, and swept right out when 13 franchises stunningly blocked a quick attempt by the league to neuter Philadelphia's approach. Show More Summary

Good morning. The Hawks may fly forever.

Subscribe to Good Morning It's Basketball to receive it in your inbox each weekday. Good morning. Today, Good Morning It's Basketball turns one year old. Cheers. Let's basketball. KA-KAW! The Hawks beat the Pistons, and have won 13 straight. Show More Summary

2015 NBA scores: Dirk Nowitzki is still a cold-blooded closer and 3 other things we learned

The Mavericks beat the Grizzlies thanks to late Nowitzki heroics, James Harden goes off for 45 points and the rest of the action from Monday in the NBA. The Dallas Mavericks desperately needed a good win against a quality opponent. Dallas was playing well, but some wondered if a soft schedule led to an inflated record. Show More Summary

LaMarcus Aldridge injury: Trail Blazers star is out after hurting hand

Portland's big man is set to have X-rays on his hand and will not return. Portland Trail Blazers star LaMarcus Aldridge has been ruled out of Monday's game against the Sacramento Kings after injuring his hand in the first half. Aldridge was defending Kings star DeMarcus Cousins on a drive to the rim and tried to slap at the ball. Show More Summary

LeBron James is terrifying again

Since returning from his two weeks off, LeBron James has been better and looked more explosive than he has all year. Something looked different with LeBron James this year. You saw it while watching him. The passiveness, the lack of explosion. Show More Summary

NBA power rankings: The Hawks take the top spot

The Warriors lost once, which was enough for Atlanta to jump them in this week's power rankings. 1. Atlanta Hawks (33-8, Last week: 2) The Hawks displace the Warriors after adding to their NBA-best 12-game winning streak with back-to-back road victories in Toronto and Chicago. Show More Summary

NBA trade rumors roundup: Suns shopping Miles Plumee

The third-year center is now on the block, plus the latest on Tayshaun Prince. With the continued emergence of second-year center Alex Len and Brandan Wright now in the fold, the Phoenix Suns have begun to "actively shop" third-yearShow More Summary

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