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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

Chris Paul, Gasol brothers will play in NBA's first-ever exhibition game in Africa

The game will feature some of the best African players in the league as well as other stars in a Team Africa vs. Team World format. The NBA will play its first-ever exhibition game in Africa on August 1 in Ellis Park in Johannesburg, South Africa. Show More Summary

Did the quiet Grizzlies beat the star-studded Spurs in free agency?

By one (admittedly crude) measure, it looks like Memphis is Golden State's new rival. There is no perfect way to predict the impact of specific player transactions in the NBA; if there were, the Spurs would have patented it years ago. Show More Summary

This is the year the Orlando Magic start winning

With an influx of talent joining the Magic this season, this is the year they'll begin to resemble a playoff team. It's the dawn of new day for the Orlando Magic. In the positionless NBA, the Magic have youth, role versatility and skill adaptability, particularly after drafting Mario Hezonja and re-signing Tobias Harris. Show More Summary

2015 NBA Summer League schedule: Karl-Anthony Towns faces old teammate Trey Lyles

Towns and several other top prospects are taking the court in Las Vegas on Monday. An exciting time at the NBA Summer League in Las Vegas continues Monday with an eight-game slate featuring several good matchups. Karl-Anthony Towns and...Show More Summary

Neymar can even make the Crying Jordan meme smile

THE GREATEST !!! A dream come true! What an honor to know this guy... @Jumpman23 — Neymar Jr (@neymarjr) July 13, 2015 You know you're the GOAT when you can turn one of the world's most popular athletes into a fanboy. Show More Summary

We'll see you play some day, Joel Embiid

Good morning. We have news on Embiid, free agency links and more in Monday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. Let's basketball. PICKING UP THE PIECES: Paul Flannery deconstructs the 2015 NBA free agency period and puts it back together in a way that makes sense in a special Sunday Shootaround. Show More Summary

Nuggets sign Jameer Nelson, Nikola Jokic, per report

Goodbye, Ty Lawson? The Denver Nuggets have inked another point guard to a long-term deal. Jameer Nelson, who was traded to the Nuggets in January, has signed a three-year, $13.5 million deal with the team, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. Denver...Show More Summary

2015 NBA Summer League scores: Emmanuel Mudiay records double-double in Nuggets win

Emmanuel Mudiay was the star of the Las Vegas Summer League on Sunday. Denver Nuggets first-round pick Emmanuel Mudiay showed off his point guard skills with a double-double in the team's 98-76 win over the Sacramento Kings at the Las Vegas Summer League on Sunday. Show More Summary

Sunday Shootaround: Picking up the pieces of NBA free agency

? The List ICYMI Say What Vine Of The Week googleplus facebook witter up Picking up the pieces Paul Flannery Free agency had been going along so smoothly that it was almost, dare we say, boring. LaMarcus Aldridge chose the stately San...Show More Summary

Chris Paul's domineering personality drove DeAndre Jordan away

Paul's relentlessness is the reason why he's a star. It's also what helped cause a blossoming teammate to leave his team. DeAndre Jordan had come so far. All he wanted was a high-five. In the seven years since Jordan entered the league...Show More Summary

The Spurs play by their own rules

San Antonio and its players operate by their own set of completely valid ideals about empowerment. The San Antonio Spurs have always existed on some remote plane of existence, separated from the rest of the NBA by both geography and temperament. Show More Summary

David West will sign with the Spurs, according to report

The former All-Star will take a major pay cut to join LaMarcus Aldridge in San Antonio. Free agent forward David West has sacrificed a significant amount of money and will sign with the San Antonio Spurs, according to's David Aldridge. Show More Summary

Marc Gasol agrees to 5-year, $110 million deal to stay with Grizzlies

The All-NBA First Team center has finalized his big new contract to stay in Memphis. Free agent center Marc Gasol will re-sign with the Memphis Grizzlies on a five-year contract worth more than $110 million, reports ESPN's Marc Stein. Show More Summary

Here are the top 17 NBA free agents still available

After a fully unglued start to NBA free agency on Wednesday, here's an updated list of the top free agents uncommitted. After a hectic first day of the 2015 NBA free agent period, lots of good players are off the board. Of our top 50 ranked free agents, only 21 remain available. Show More Summary

John Wall has multiple fractures in wrist, playoff status in jeopardy

The Wizards' star is still deciding whether he wants to play through the pain. Washington Wizards point guard John Wall has five small fractured in his left wrist and hand, the team announced on Thursday. His status for the rest of the...Show More Summary

End intentional fouling and save basketball from itself

We must rid ourselves of the hacking scourge. None of the arguments in favor of the status quo make any sense. Intentional fouling is not new. Wilt Chamberlain suffered it. A famously effective scorer and a simply atrocious free throw...Show More Summary

NBA playoff scores 2015: LeBron James backs up promise in Game 2 win

James came out with a purpose to help the Cavaliers even up their series against the Bulls. LeBron James nearly notched a triple-double in the Cleveland Cavaliers' Game 1 loss to the Chicago Bulls, but James knew he didn't play up to his lofty standards in that defeat. Show More Summary

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