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Anderson Varejao will miss Olympics with back injury

Warriors center Anderson Varejao was examined earlier in the week week by Dr. Robert Watkins at the Marina Spine Center in Marina Del Rey, CA, and was diagnosed with a small lower back disc herniation. He is expected to be ready for the start of training camp, but will be forced to miss the [...]

Suns coaching staff announced

The Suns have announced Head Coach Earl Watson’s coaching staff, naming Jay Triano associate head coach, Tyrone Corbin and Nate Bjorkgren assistant coaches, Marlon Garnett assistant coach/player development coordinator, and Scott Duncan...Show More Summary

Anderson Varejao Injury: Updates on Warriors Center's Back and Recovery

Golden State Warriors big man Anderson Varejao will miss the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro because of a back injury. Continue for updates. Varejao Expected Back by Training Camp Wednesday, July 27 Warriors PR noted Varejao was "diagnosed...Show More Summary

Clippers Staffer Punched by Blake Griffin 'No Longer Works for the Team'

Matias Testi, the Los Angeles Clippers equipment staffer who was reportedly punched by Blake Griffin in January, will not return to the team. TMZ Sports reported the news and cited a "rep for the Clippers" who said Testi "no longer works...Show More Summary

Rudy Gay Injury: Updates on Kings SF's Achilles and Recovery

Sacramento Kings forward Rudy Gay is recovering this summer after having shockwave treatment to heal an Achilles injury, per James Ham of CSNCalifornia.com. Continue for updates. Gay Discusses Procedure Wednesday, July 27 Ham's source clarified that the shock wave treatment wasn't a surgical procedure. Show More Summary

WATCH: Jordan Clarkson Does Work At The Nike x Jordan Air Hangar

Jordan Clarkson put on a show while dropping 33 points in L.A. The post WATCH: Jordan Clarkson Does Work At The Nike x Jordan Air Hangar appeared first on SLAMonline.

Jahlil Okafor, Kelly Oubre Jr. Got Custom PSG Soccer Jerseys (PHOTOS)

Wizards forward Kelly Oubre Jr. and Philadelphia 76ers big man Jahlil Okafor stopped by PSG's pop-up shop in L.A., hosted by our friends at Kicks to the Pitch. See the photos. The post Jahlil Okafor, Kelly Oubre Jr. Got Custom PSG Soccer Jerseys (PHOTOS) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Beal Ready to Max Out for Wizards After 5-Year, $128M Deal

Washington's Bradley Beal understands the expectations that come with signing a five-year, $128 million contract.

McCollum signs multiyear extension with Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers have signed guard CJ McCollum to a contract extension to bring him under contract through the 2020-21 season, it was announced today by president of basketball operations Neil Olshey.

Clippers Reportedly 'Actively Exploring' Sites for Potential New Arena

The Los Angeles Clippers are reportedly exploring the possibility of leaving Staples Center. Citing NBA sources, ESPN.com's Kevin Arnovitz reported the Clippers are " are actively exploring sites for [a] new arena." The team's lease at Staples Center —which it shares with the Los Angeles Lakers —is set to expire in 2024. More to follow. Show More Summary

Draymond Green: ‘No Chance’ Warriors Sign Kevin Durant if OKC Reaches NBA Finals

Oklahoma City’s 3-1 series lead in the Western Conference Finals evaporated, setting off a chain of seismic events that eventually led to Kevin Durant signing with the Golden State Warriors The post Draymond Green: ‘No Chance’ Warriors Sign Kevin Durant if OKC Reaches NBA Finals appeared first on SLAMonline.

Dion Waiters Won’t Wear Dwyane Wade’s Old No. 3 in Miami

The Miami Heat will someday retire Dwyane Wade’s No. 3 jersey, and in the meantime, that means not even the great Dion Waiters can rock it. Waiters will instead wear The post Dion Waiters Won’t Wear Dwyane Wade’s Old No. 3 in Miami appeared first on SLAMonline.

NBA Players React To Amar’e Stoudemire’s Retirement

The NBA turned to Twitter to shout out Amar'e. The post NBA Players React To Amar’e Stoudemire’s Retirement appeared first on SLAMonline.

DeMarcus Cousins Is 'Most Dominant Player' in the World, Says Vlade Divac

DeMarcus Cousins has served as an anchor for the United States men's basketball team during the squad's tuneup games in advance of the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio de Janeiro, and Sacramento Kings general manager Vlade Divac didn't hesitate...Show More Summary

Julius Erving Amazed by Zach LaVine, Says '16 Dunk Contest Was an All-Timer

Julius Erving is known as one of the greatest dunkers in NBA history, so if there's someone who can judge today's best high-flyers, it would be Dr. J. There is one current player in particular who catches his eye. Zach LaVine. You know,...Show More Summary

Klay Thompson ‘Still Kind of Starstruck’ Around Kevin Durant

Klay Thompson is still having a hard time wrapping his head around the fact that Kevin Durant is now his teammate. Thompson, along with Draymond Green, are hooping this summer The post Klay Thompson ‘Still Kind of Starstruck’ Around Kevin Durant appeared first on SLAMonline.

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 [...]

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