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Mike Miller and Brendan Haywood being sent to Blazers

Here’s ESPN.com reporting on an agreed trade that should be official soon: The Cleveland Cavaliers have agreed to trade Mike Miller and Brendan Haywood to the Portland Trail Blazers in a deal aimed to create future options and save luxury-tax money, sources told ESPN.com. The Blazers will likely cut Haywood and could eventually work a buyout with Miller and [...]

Is Richard Jefferson Enough Small Forward Insurance Behind LeBron James?

LeBron James is getting old. Ok, so 30 isn't that old, but for an NBA athlete, it signals the beginning of a decade of decline. Set to turn 31 in December, James' minutes need to be closely monitored, especially if he signs a five-year max extension next summer. For much of last season, the Cavs used James extensively out of necessity. Show More Summary

Second Half of WNBA Season Set to Get Under Way

With All-Star weekend finished, the WNBA turns its attention to the second half of the season.

NY Knicks or Philadelphia 76ers: Which Atlantic Team Has Brighter NBA Future?

Looking around the NBA last season, it was harder to find two more hopeless teams than the New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers. Two of the three worst finishers in the NBA in 2014-15, neither put themselves in a favorable position...Show More Summary

Clippers' Lance Stephenson Dances with Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Lance Stephenson of the Los Angeles Clippers may be what the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles need to take on Shredder. Born Ready and the members of the Ninja Turtles is likely the best pairing since the Turtles danced with Vanilla Ice, and luckily Stephenson shared a video of them dancing to go with another photo. [h/t Sporting News] Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Are Houston Rockets Ready for the Even-Better Western Conference?

The good news for the Houston Rockets is they got better in the offseason. The bad news is their rivals did too. Did the runner-up in the Western Conference last year do enough to get over the hump, or did the rest of the pack catch up to them? The San Antonio Spurs added LaMarcus Aldridge. Show More Summary

Brendan Haywood, Mike Miller to Trail Blazers: Trade Details, Comments, Reaction

The Cleveland Cavaliers banked a big trade exception Sunday, dealing dormant center Brendan Haywood, Mike Miller and two future second-round picks to the Portland Trail Blazers for cash considerations. Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports reported the news of the trade and the compensation Cleveland received in return. Show More Summary

Australia Dumps Cambage for Attending Rock Festival

Australia have dumped leading women's basketball player Liz Cambage from Olympic qualifiers after she skipped the first day of a training camp to attend a rock festival.

Heat are sending Shabazz Napier to Magic

Here’s the Miami Herald reporting a Heat roster move: For many in Miami, it was difficult to watch Shabazz Napier play basketball for the Heat and not think of LeBron James. That won’t be a problem anymore. In an effort to clean up its offseason roster, the Heat traded Napier to the Orlando Magic on Sunday for [...]

W.N.B.A. Star Tamika Catchings Has Sights Set on New Jobs: Executive and Mother

Catchings, of the Indiana Fever, dreams of becoming a general manager and having children with her husband to be after a long and decorated career.

Nick 'Swaggy P' Young Crosses over Defender, Hits Game-Winner in Drew League

After having an opponent hit a game-tying three-pointer over him moments earlier, Nick "Swaggy P" Young exacted some revenge and won the game for his team. With the Drew League game tied at 104-all in the final seconds, Young battled...Show More Summary

Dallas Mavericks Sign Samuel Dalembert to 1-Year Contract

After losing out on DeAndre Jordan, the Dallas Mavericks have added veteran center Sam Dalembert on a minimum, one-year deal. The post Dallas Mavericks Sign Samuel Dalembert to 1-Year Contract appeared first on SLAMonline.

Report: Sacramento Kings Offering Front Office Job to Peja Stojakovic

The Kings have offered former All-Star Peja Stojakovic a job in their front office, according to a report this weekend from Marc Stein of ESPN. The post Report: Sacramento Kings Offering Front Office Job to Peja Stojakovic appeared first on SLAMonline.

Shabazz Napier to Magic: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

A year ago, the Miami Heat drafted Shabazz Napier in part to entice LeBron James to stay in Miami. With a franchise point guard in Goran Dragic locked up for the next five years, the Heat reportedly moved on from Napier on Sunday, sending...Show More Summary

NBA Trade Rumors: Latest on Brendan Haywood and Nick Young's Status

Just when it looks like the NBA world has hit the pause button to catch its breath, something else comes up. Look at this past week, when news surrounding the U.S. Olympic team went out. Or a trade that may give way to more (details below) went down. Show More Summary

Report: Orlando Magic Acquiring Shabazz Napier From Heat in Exchange For Second-Round Pick

Napier played in 51 games during his rookie season with the Heat, averaging 5.1 points, 2.5 assists and 2.2 rebounds per game. The post Report: Orlando Magic Acquiring Shabazz Napier From Heat in Exchange For Second-Round Pick appeared first on SLAMonline.

NBA Rumors: Latest on J.R. Smith, Glen Davis and Kendall Marshall

Rumor has it that the NBA season isn ’t over. Wait...huh? The NBA Finals are done, and the Golden State Warriors are champions. The draft ended, and Kristaps Porzingis is either the greatest player alive or the worst, depending on whom you ask. Show More Summary

Sports Briefing | Pro Basketball: West Wins W.N.B.A. All-Star Game

Maya Moore scored a record 30 points to lead the West to a 117-112 victory over the East in the W.N.B.A. All-Star Game.

Kyrie Irving Injury: Updates on Cavaliers Star's Recovery From Knee Surgery

On Saturday, Kyrie Irving stepped on a basketball court for the first time since Game 1 of the 2015 NBA Finals following knee surgery in June. Continue for updates. Lengthy Recovery Remains for Irving Saturday, July 25 Rather than standing...Show More Summary

Kings offer Peja Stojakovic a job

Here’s ESPN.com reporting that the Sacramento Kings want Peja Stojakovic on board: The Sacramento Kings have offered a full-time ?position in their front office to former All-Star sharpshooter Peja Stojakovic, according to league sources. Sources...Show More Summary

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