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Suns sign Morris twins to four-year extensions

The Phoenix Suns have signed twin forwards Markieff and Marcus Morris to four-year contract extensions after both had career years in 2013-14.

Kevin Durant on Critics after Team USA Withdrawal: ‘Fck ‘Em’

OKC Thunder superstar forward Kevin Durant is feeling quite feisty heading into his 8th year in the L. Durant says his decision to pull out of his USA Basketball commitment […] The post Kevin Durant on Critics after Team USA Withdrawal: ‘Fck ‘Em’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Thunder's Steven Adams' Preseason Mustache Is in Midseason Form

Any NBA player who wants to make a claim for the best mustache in the league will have to go through Steven Adams. The Oklahoma City Thunder center apparently spent part of the summer growing a fantastic mustache. Accordingly, Adams has a leg up on the competition as the 2014-15 NBA season inches closer. [The Oklahoman] Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Kevin Garnett Considered Retirement This Summer

After losing a tough, five-game Playoff series against the Miami Heat last May, Kevin Garnett once again thought about walking away from the game. Of course, just a month later, […] The post Kevin Garnett Considered Retirement This Summer appeared first on SLAMonline.

Howard Beck and Ric Bucher Answer the NBA's Toughest Questions

The NBA season is rapidly approaching, and there is no shortage of major storylines. Which backcourt would you rather build around? Howard Beck and Ric Bucher join Adam Lefkoe to play a game of "Would You Rather" in the video above. Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

LeBron James Says Weight Loss Not Basketball-Related

During the zoo-like atmosphere at the Cleveland Cavaliers’ Media Day, LeBron James and his new and old teammates faced a phalanx of cameras and microphones (something they should probably get […] The post LeBron James Says Weight Loss Not Basketball-Related appeared first on SLAMonline.

It's weird to see these NBA players in these jerseys

We'll get used to these players in new uniforms eventually... but not yet. NBA media day offers us the first chance to see players in the jerseys of their new teams. That's... really, really, really weird. It's going to take some time...Show More Summary

Boris Diaw Responds to Gregg Popovich's Weight Remarks with Spectacular Photo

Boris Diaw is France’s greatest gift to the American people since the Statue of Liberty. This is a fact. With all due respect to his superstar teammate Tony Parker, Diaw is a national treasure of inestimable value. He threads passes,...Show More Summary

Los Angeles Lakers Offer Jeremy Lin the Ideal Stage to Redefine Career

Jeremy Lin has yet to stop bouncing around the NBA. Even after his meteoric ascent through the public eye, Lin's reward has come in the form of dollar signs and notoriety rather than consistent, constant value. His career is still best defined by that captivating spate of dominance with the New York Knicks. Show More Summary

Magic's Victor Oladipo Drains Backward, No-Look, Underhand Shot from Half Court

Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo was the No. 2 overall pick in the 2013 NBA draft, so it was clear that he was a talented basketball player. However, nobody knew that this shot was in his arsenal. Before the Magic's media day, Oladipo drilled a backward, no-look, underhand shot—from half court. Show More Summary

Carmelo Anthony Says He Has 'Unfinished Business' with New York Knicks

Carmelo Anthony held nothing back during the New York Knicks media day on Monday. The scoring forward hit on a number of pressing topics, including the reasoning behind his decision to sign a five-year, $124 million pact to stick with...Show More Summary

Hornets await NBA investigation into Taylor

General manager Rich Cho said the Charlotte Hornets are awaiting the outcome on an NBA investigation before deciding whether to reinstate forward Jeffery Taylor following his arrest on domestic assault charges.

Tim Duncan Hesitated Before Returning This Season

With a chance to win back-to-back titles for the first time in his brilliant career, Tim Duncan put aside retirement thoughts during the offseason. The 38 year-old Duncan admits, though, […] The post Tim Duncan Hesitated Before Returning This Season appeared first on SLAMonline.

Orlando Magic add Kadeem Batts, Drew Crawford, Seth Curry, Peyton Siva to training camp

The Orlando Magic have signed free agents Kadeem Batts, Drew Crawford, Seth Curry and Peyton Siva, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced today. These are likely all non-guaranteed deals that bring the players to Magic training camp. Orlando’s roster now stands at 19 players. NBA regular season rosters have a maximum of 15 players. Training camp for the Magic [...]

Breaking Down Atlanta Hawks' Small Forward Position for 2014-15 Season

The Atlanta Hawks whiffed on several big-name small forwards in free agency this summer but still find themselves with solid depth at the position heading into the 2014-15 season. First of all, incumbent starter DeMarre Carroll is back. Show More Summary

Joe Johnson Says the Nets Barely Practiced Under Jason Kidd (VIDEO)

Former Brooklyn Nets head coach Jason Kidd wasn’t exactly a stickler for team practices last season. So says Nets guard Joe Johnson (at the 3:48 mark of the video clip […] The post Joe Johnson Says the Nets Barely Practiced Under Jason Kidd (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Happy

After some rough years on some mediocre teams, Monta Ellis is back to loving basketball in Dallas. The post Happy appeared first on SLAMonline.

Adidas Unveils the 'J Wall 1,' John Wall's 1st Signature Shoe with the Brand

Adidas and John Wall have teamed up to create the Washington Wizards star's first signature shoe with the brand. Earlier this year, Adidas found a way to feature Wall in its "Florist City Collection." Although there was a shoe in his...Show More Summary

Kevin Durant Offended When People Question His Killer Instinct

The NBA’s reigning MVP, Kevin Durant, can’t understand why media and fans would dare wonder if he lacks in the killer instinct department. Durant says he has plenty of […] The post Kevin Durant Offended When People Question His Killer Instinct appeared first on SLAMonline.

Breaking Down Brooklyn Nets' Shooting Guard Position for 2014-15 Season

Ever since the Brooklyn Nets left New Jersey, the team has generated a fair amount of buzz. But no one ever seems to talk about the guy who has arguably been the Nets’ top player since settling in at Barclays Center: Joe Johnson. The Nets acquired the 6’7” shooting guard from the Atlanta Hawks in the summer of 2012. Show More Summary

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