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Report: Cameron Payne Undergoes Foot Surgery

Oklahoma City Thunder Guard Cameron Payne undergoes successful surgery. The post Report: Cameron Payne Undergoes Foot Surgery appeared first on SLAMonline.

Report: Victor Oladipo Seeking a Max Deal

The Orlando Magic sent Victor Oladipo to OKC in exchange for center Serge Ibaka this summer, and the 24-year-old guard is said to be eyeing max dollars. Oladipo averaged 16 The post Report: Victor Oladipo Seeking a Max Deal appeared first on SLAMonline.

Predictions for Potential NBA Rookie Extension Deals on the Horizon

Don't sweat the end of NBA free agency. It's now extension season! C.J. McCollum and the Portland Trail Blazers were kind enough to get us started, striking a four-year, $106 million agreement, according to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. Show More Summary

No international play for Dennis Schroder this summer

Here’s the Atlanta Journal Constitution with an update on point guard Dennis Schroder, who will have a huge role on the Hawks next season since Jeff Teague was traded to the Pacers: Dennis Schroder will not compete for Germany’s national team this summer, the German Basketball Federation announced Wednesday. Germany was to begin qualification play for next year’s EuroBasket [...]

Mike Krzyzewski Thinks Team USA Needs to Tone Down Its Antics

As Team USA's 107-57 victory over China neared its conclusion on Tuesday night, the Americans found themselves having quite a bit of fun at their opponents' expense. That didn't sit well with Team USA coach Mike Krzyzewski. Whether it...Show More Summary

Young NBA Prospects Who Must Turn Potential into Production in 2016-17

Like a caterpillar turning into a butterfly, the process of transforming a prospect into a bona fide NBA rotation player requires nurturing, time and patience—much more for some than for others. Karl-Anthony Towns? He was practically a star for the Minnesota Timberwolves from day one. Show More Summary

Kevin Durant Reportedly Told Russell Westbrook He’d Re-Sign With OKC

Like just about everyone else, Russell Westbrook was under the impression that he’d be playing alongside Kevin Durant for at least another season. KD’s shocking departure this summer was especially The post Kevin Durant Reportedly Told Russell Westbrook He’d Re-Sign With OKC appeared first on SLAMonline.

Rudy Gay: ‘I Don’t Even Know Who Our New Players Are’

Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay is very frustrated, and didn’t hold back in his comments while speaking from his summer camp. Gay, 29, claims not to even know which new The post Rudy Gay: ‘I Don’t Even Know Who Our New Players Are’ appeared first on SLAMonline.

Pistons sign Ray McCallum Jr

The Pistons on Tuesday signed free-agent guard Ray McCallum Jr. McCallum, 25, played 41 games last season with the Spurs and the Grizzlies, averaging 3.3 points, 1.1 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 11.6 minutes per game. The 36th overall pick in the 2013 Draft by Sacramento, McCallum spent his first two seasons with the [...]

Hawks sign forward Matt Costello

The Hawks on Tuesday signed free agent forward Matt Costello. Until we hear otherwise, we will assume this deal merely brings Costello to Hawks training camp. Costello, a four-year player at Michigan State, was an All-Big Ten selection as a senior after averaging 10.7 points, 8.2 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 1.2 blocks in 22.9 minutes in 35 [...]

Heat sign Dion Waiters

The Heat on Tuesday signed guard Dion Waiters. According to the South Florida Sun Sentinel, the deal is a two-year, $6 million contract with a player option for the second season. “Dion is not a Room Exception player,” said HEAT President Pat Riley. “He wanted to play for the Miami HEAT and chose to forgo other more [...]

Wizards re-sign Bradley Beal

The Wizards on Tuesday re-signed shooting guard Bradley Beal. According to CSN Mid-Atlantic, the deal is a five-year max contract worth $128 million. “Bradley has proven himself as one of the top young shooting guards in the league, and we feel that he has the potential to rise to an elite level as he enters the prime [...]

Kevin Durant Reportedly Told Russell Westbrook He'd Re-Sign with Thunder

Kevin Durant shocked the NBA world when he announced his intention to sign with the Golden State Warriors on July 4, and the news reportedly came as a surprise to more than just fans. According to ESPN.com's Royce Young on ESPN's TrueHoop...Show More Summary

Amar'e Stoudemire, LeBron James Are Only Players to Win Rookie of Year out of HS

Fact: Amar'e Stoudemire retired on Tuesday. He and LeBron James are the only players in NBA history to win Rookie of the Year straight out of high school. Bleacher Report will be bringing sports fans the most interesting and engaging Cold Hard Fact of the day, presented by Coors Light. Source: B/R Insights Read more NBA news on BleacherReport.com

Golden State Warriors' Dreams Get Real as Kevin Durant Lights Up Oracle Arena

OAKLAND, Calif. — The dreamlike idea of Kevin Durant playing for the Golden State Warriors got real Tuesday, when Team USA faced China in a pre-Olympic exhibition at Oracle Arena. Based on the reaction of thousands of Warriors fans in attendance, it was one of those rare awakenings better than the reverie itself. Show More Summary

Durant shines in first game at new home arena

Oh yeah, Kevin Durant fully planned on putting up the initial shot for the U.S. as he played his first game at Oracle Arena since joining the Golden State Warriors.

USA Basketball vs. China: Score, Highlights and Reaction from Tuesday's Showcase

After dominating China in a 49-point romp on Sunday, Team USA basketball did one better in disposing of its adversary again on Tuesday night at Oracle Arena in a 107-57 victory. The home venue of the Golden State Warriors played host...Show More Summary

Why Did Phoenix Suns Legend Amare Stoudemire Retire as a New York Knick?

Most of what you'll read today will be about how Amar'e Stoudemire revitalized New York Knicks basketball. This narrative might have been at the forefront of his basketball obituary anyway, but Stoudemire's curious decision to retire...Show More Summary

Cavs, Tyronn Lue agree to new contract

The Cavaliers and head coach Tyronn Lue have agreed to a new, multi-year contract, the team announced today. “Ty took over our team under very trying circumstances and his calm, confident approach was invaluable as we found our way to success,” said General Manager David Griffin. “His vision, leadership and tactical acumen were fundamental to us [...]

Hornets sign Treveon Graham

The Hornets have signed guard/forward Treveon Graham. “We were impressed by Treveon’s play last season in the D-League and followed him closely during his four-year career at VCU,” said Hornets General Manager Rich Cho. “We are excited to add someone with Treveon’s ability on both sides of the ball to our training camp roster.” The Hornets have [...]

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