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NBA Africa Game 2015: Start time, TV schedule, live stream, rosters and more

The NBA will play its first-ever game in Africa on Saturday morning, with stars Chris Paul, Luol Deng and several others taking part in NBA Africa Game 2015. The growing globalization of basketball manifests in Johannesburg on Saturday...Show More Summary

How the Timberwolves' young core can compete next season

The Timberwolves will surely miss the playoffs, but there's a chance they'll be better than most think next year. The Timberwolves have managed to get a talented young core together in a very short time after losing Kevin Love. Andrew...Show More Summary

The Nets never wanted to trade Joe Johnson, according to report

The Nets' goal was to move Deron Williams, not Johnson. The two didn't get along, so once Williams was out the door, Johnson's future was secure. Contrary to numerous reports, the Nets were never interested in trading shooting guardShow More Summary

Hawks' Mike Scott arrested on felony possession of MDMA and marijuana

Police reportedly found approximately 10.9 grams of MDMA and more than an ounce of marijuana in a vehicle being driven by Mike Scott's brother. Atlanta Hawks forward Mike Scott was arrested on Thursday morning and charged with felony...Show More Summary

Kings plan to hire Nancy Lieberman, NBA's 2nd female assistant coach

Nancy Lieberman joins the Spurs' Becky Hammon as one of two female assistant coaches in the NBA. Nancy Lieberman will become the second woman coaching in the NBA, according to Ailene Voisin of the Sacramento Bee. Sacramento Kings owner...Show More Summary

NBA Development League team Iowa Energy hires female assistant coach

Nikki Gross will be the only female assistant coach in the D-League next season. The D-League will have a female assistant coach next season. The Iowa Energy have promoted former video coordinator Nicki Gross to the position after aShow More Summary

3 reasons the Pelicans will be better without making any big roster moves

The Pelicans will bring back the same team that barely made the playoffs last season, but we think they'll be much better anyway. Here's why. As the most frantic NBA free agency periods in years wraps up, only a handful of teams look largely the same as they did last season. Show More Summary

How Cliff Alexander went from basketball prodigy to NBA project

Cliff Alexander was a top-five recruit that fell off the basketball map after a disastrous year at Kansas. Now, he's trying to walk a different path to NBA success. Cliff Alexander was surrounded by his closest friends and family at Society Night Club on the near west side of Chicago for what was supposed to be the happiest day of his life. Show More Summary

Andre Miller will be in the NBA forever

Good morning. We have reaction to that and more in Thursday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. THE BIRTH OF BRAND MONK: Nice longform by Evin Demirel on the branding of high school phenom Malik Monk. STAN VAN READY: The Pistons finally look like a Stan Van Gundy team, writes Satchel Price. Show More Summary

Good guy David Lee said goodbye to Warriors employees with Chipotle

Warriors social media coordinator Julie Phayer tweeted that, before leaving for the Celtics, David Lee treated Golden State staff to a BURRITO GOODBYE. Lunch for Dubs HQ from @Dlee042! Classy move by a classy guy. #DubNation —...Show More Summary

Andre Miller, Timberwolves agree to contract, per report

The veteran point guard is back for season No. 17. The Professor is going back to work. Andre Miller has agreed to a contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves, according to Shams Charania of Real GM. The one-year deal will pay the veteran minimum, according to Marc Spears of Yahoo NBA. Miller will turn 40 years old in March. Show More Summary

Former NBA star Vin Baker is training to be a Starbucks manager

Baker's redemption story after suffering from alcoholism has taken a unique turn. After 17 years since his last NBA All-Star appearance, former Bucks and Sonics forward Vin Baker is training to become a manager at a Starbucks in North Kingstown, R.I. Show More Summary

Mikhail Prokhorov breaks his vow to marry after Nets fail to win title

The Nets' owner promised he'd get married if the Nets didn't win a title in five years. Five years have passed... and Prokhorov still isn't getting married. When Brooklyn Nets owner Mikhail Prokhorov bought the team in 2010, he vowed to get married if the team failed to win an NBA championship within five years. Show More Summary

The Pistons finally look like a Stan Van Gundy team

In less than 18 months, the Pistons have already been remade in their coach and president's image. You can't fault Stan Van Gundy for lacking vision or a plan. Since being hired as president of basketball operations and head coach for...Show More Summary

Paul Pierce bounces first pitch at Dodgers game, gets booed mercilessly

Sure, he spent much of his career battling Los Angeles, but Paul Pierce is a Clipper now! Surely he'll now find L.A. to be a warm, forgiving pla— .@paulpierce34's first pitch on #ClippersNight at Dodger Stadium. #BouncePass — Los Angeles Dodgers (@Dodgers) July 29, 2015 NOPE. Show More Summary

10 important things we learned from LeBron James' Twitter Q&A

LeBron James held a Twitter Q&A for an hour on Tuesday during which he answered 40 questions. Some were fun, some were James continuing to be a good spokesperson and working in a plug. Others were a bit odd. Here are the 10 most important...Show More Summary

Here are the top 10 NBA free agents that still aren't signed

It's nearly August and the pickings are getting slim. We're almost at the end of July and NBA free agency is winding down. Most teams have used all their cap space and there are few high-quality free agents left on the board. However, there are still some useful players available. Tristan Thompson and J.R. Show More Summary

Jonas Valanciunas' development will make or break the Raptors' season

The Raptors' front office has put its trust in Valanciunas. It's time for him to finally show some consistency. The Raptors had a very busy offseason. After their devastating first-round loss against the Wizards, three of their top-10 minute players are gone, including two of the team's most-used big men. Show More Summary

The Suns are in great shape even after missing out on LaMarcus Aldridge

The Suns struck out on their top free-agent target, but they've assembled a deep young core that is capable of winning now and in the future. Two years ago, the Phoenix Suns tried to tank and accidentally won 48 games. Last season was rockier and there has been much roster turnover, but the future of the franchise is shining brighter than ever. Show More Summary

There are stuffed animals the size of Muggsy Bogues, and Gilbert Arenas won them all

Good morning. We have that thrilling news and more in Tuesday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. HIBACHI LIVES: The one and only Gilbert Arenas went full Hibachi on the Orange County Fair, won all of the stuffed animals...Show More Summary

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