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Trading Thad Young Was Right Move for Philadelphia 76ers

At the end of the 2013-14 season, Thaddeus Young was the only member on the He is now gone. Trading away Young is like going to the doctor to get a shot. Sure, you hate seeing the needle, and thinking about how much it's going to hurt. Show More Summary

Diagnosing Memphis Grizzlies' Weak LInk in 2014-15

Behind Marc Gasol and Zach Randolph stands the Memphis Grizzlies' biggest potential problem. Kosta Koufos, Jon Leuer and Jarnell Stokes will be fine off the bench, but if given too much responsibility, the Grizzlies' reserve big men would become troublesome. Indeed, the Grizzlies have a couple of other sore spots. Show More Summary

Matt Barnes and DeAndre Jordan Go All-out for Costume Party

Matt Barnes and DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers decided to go all-out for a costume party with these terrific outfits. Jordan decided to go as Jimi Hendrix and pulls it off with the terrific Afro. Barnes went as Prince and posted the following picture on the way to Jordan's party while enjoying some Fireball: "Don't judge me..... Show More Summary

Spain vs. Egypt FIBA World Cup 2014: Game Grades, Analysis for La Roja, Pharaohs

Coming off a dominant performance against Iran, Spain showed once again why it's a FIBA World Cup contender with a 91-54 win over Egypt on Day 2. Not only did Spain have home-court advantage as host, it had an undeniable edge in size,...Show More Summary

San Antonio Spurs Offer Ray Allen What No Other NBA Team Can

The San Antonio Spurs rarely make epic free-agent splashes, but they've been known to add the occasional veteran role player. Could unrestricted free agent Ray Allen follow in the footsteps of previous summer additions along the lines...Show More Summary

Memphis Grizzlies waive Jamaal Franklin

The Memphis Grizzlies waived guard Jamaal Franklin, the team announced today. Franklin (6-5, 191) averaged 1.9 points and 1.1 rebounds in 7.7 minutes in 21 games (zero starts) and shot.410 from the field as a rookie for the Grizzlies last season. The 23-year-old was drafted by Memphis in the second round (41st overall) of [...]

Report: Rockets to acquire Terry from Kings

A person with knowledge of the deal says the Houston Rockets will acquire guard Jason Terry in a trade with Sacramento.

Why Kevin Love Trade Was Blessing in Disguise for the Minnesota Timberwolves

The Minnesota Timberwolves have officially lost their three-time All-Star Kevin Love, but this trade may be a blessing in disguise Last season, Love had a career year, scoring 26.1 points per game and ranking third in Player Efficiency...Show More Summary

Team USA Finds Winning Blueprint with Inside-Out Basketball at FIBA Tournament

After dismissing Finland by a final score 114-55 in its first official game of FIBA World Cup play, Turkey's chances of slowing the tournament favorite appeared slim at best. But after claiming a five-point halftime lead, the Turks gave the United States something to think about—namely how to attack a zone defense. Show More Summary

Grizzlies cut loose Jamaal Franklin

The Memphis Grizzlies have waived guard Jamaal Franklin.

Most Impressive and Disappointing Performances on Day 2 of FIBA World Cup

Every team that suited up for Day 1 was back in action on Day 2 of the FIBA World Cup on Sunday, as the message arrived early that there'd be no rest for the weary in Spain. Some of the sorriest stories from Saturday's opening action...Show More Summary

USA vs. New Zealand: TV Info, Live Stream and Preview for FIBA World Cup 2014

Team USA had a bit of a rude awakening on Sunday, getting all it could handle against a dogged Turkey squad before pulling away in the second half and winning, 98-77. It will be interesting to see how the USA responds after what wasShow More Summary

Can Kenneth Faried Use FIBA Tournament as Springboard to Breakout Season?

Kenneth Faried wasn't even supposed to be on Team USA's final roster for the FIBA Basketball World Cup in Spain, but he made it anyway. Now his combination of effort and evolving skill is helping set the tone for a U.S. squad that needs an emotional leader. Show More Summary

Down at half, US rallies to beat Turkey

They figured it would be simple, that they would just beat up on Turkey like they did Finland a night earlier.

Kevin Durant Reportedly Signs Contract with Nike Through 2024

A high-end sports endorsement bidding battle between Nike and Under Armour has reportedly concluded Sunday. According to ESPN's Darren Rovell, Oklahoma City Thunder superstar Kevin Durant has elected to sign a massive contract with Nike: Durant...Show More Summary

Spain vs. Egypt: Score and Twitter Reaction for FIBA World Cup 2014

Team USA better watch out because Spain is rolling. The world's No. 2-ranked team dominated once again on Sunday, defeating Egypt by a score of 91-54 thanks to its Big Three of Pau Gasol, Marc Gasol and Serge Ibaka. John Schuhmann of...Show More Summary

USA vs. Turkey: Score and Twitter Reaction for FIBA World Cup 2014

The USA men's basketball team encountered a difficult hurdle in Sunday's 2014 FIBA World Cup game against a composed Turkey squad. In a rematch of the 2010 gold-medal game, though, Team USA's NBA All-Star-laden roster eventually stepped...Show More Summary

Jason Terry to Rockets: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

Jason Terry, a 15-year NBA veteran and former Sixth Man of the Year award winner, reportedly will be traded from the Sacramento Kings to the Houston Rockets. If the deal is finalized, it will be the fifth team for the "Jet" in the last...Show More Summary

Gilas Pilipinas vs. Greece: Score and Twitter Reaction for FIBA World Cup 2014

Greece's national team started hot for the second straight game, riding a suffocating defense and timely baskets to an 82-70 win over the Philippines in Sunday's FIBA World Cup group-stage battle. Georgios Printezis was the star offensively, leading the Greeks with 25 points and eight rebounds. Show More Summary

Klay Thompson Finds Anthony Davis for One-Handed Alley Oop vs. Turkey

After a close first three quarters, the United States began to pull away from Turkey in their FIBA World Cup matchup on Sunday in the fourth quarter thanks to some impressive plays. With around seven minutes left to play, Klay Thompson found Anthony Davis for the impressive one-handed alley- oop. The U.S. won going away, 98-77. [Vine] Read more NBA news on

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