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Realistic Expectations for Phoenix Suns Rookie Dragan Bender in 2016-17

The Phoenix Suns passed on a number of productive college players to grab Maccabi Tel Aviv's Dragan Bender at No. 4 in the NBA draft. Bender's long-term upside makes the pick a home run for a team that's in no position to compete out West any time soon. Show More Summary

NBA Rumors: Buzz on Jahlil Okafor Trade, Greg Monroe and More

While it often seems like most NBA rumors involving free agents and trades crop up simply to tease and excite fans—only to be quickly dispelled or fade away, never to be heard from again—others are more persistent. They can linger for...Show More Summary

Shaquille O'Neal Says He Doesn't Consider Tim Duncan a 'Big Man'

Legendary NBA center Shaquille O'Neal has questioned the merits of San Antonio Spurs power forward Tim Duncan being mentioned among the best big men in league history. O'Neal spoke out in a recent segment from "The Big Podcast with Shaq,"...Show More Summary

Gregg Popovich Comments on Future with Spurs, Team USA

San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich acknowledged Tuesday that life won't be quite the same without recently retired legend Tim Duncan and also spoke about his future as a coach for the Spurs and Team USA. ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne interviewed Popovich as he was preparing to coach the USA Select Team at training camp in Las Vegas. Show More Summary

Carmelo Anthony Discusses Recruitment of Kevin Durant

New York Knicks star forward Carmelo Anthony will have an opportunity to play alongside newest Golden State Warrior Kevin Durant on Team USA in the 2016 Summer Olympics in Rio. But that's as close as he'll get to having him as a teammate...Show More Summary

Kevin Durant Comments on Brandon Ingram's Progression, Skill Set

Golden State Warriors superstar Kevin Durant hasn't seen a young player who more closely resembles him from a pure basketball standpoint than Los Angeles Lakers rookie Brandon Ingram. "First person I can say, that I can look at him [and]...Show More Summary

Mike Krzyzewski Comments on Kobe Bryant's Interest in Playing for Team USA

The United States Olympic basketball team is getting set for the 2016 Summer Games beginning on August 5 in Rio de Janeiro. But on Tuesday, head coach Mike Krzyzewski was talking about a player who isn't on the roster, former Los Angeles...Show More Summary

Nuggets agree to deals with rookie Murray, veteran Miller

The Denver Nuggets have signed first-round pick Jamal Murray and agreed to a deal with veteran Mike Miller.

Clippers sign Brandon Bass

The Clippers have signed power forward Brandon Bass. Bass, 31, joins the Clippers after spending last season with the Los Angeles Lakers, where he averaged 7.2 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.1 assists in 66 games (zero starts). The 11-year NBA veteran has played in 706 career games (283 starts) with the New Orleans/OKC Hornets, Dallas Mavericks, Orlando [...]

Clippers sign Brandon Bass

The Clippers have signed forward Brandon Bass, who joins them after playing last season for the Lakers.

James Harden Comments on Rockets, Ryan Anderson and Eric Gordon

Despite a disappointing 2015-16 campaign, James Harden hasn't wavered regarding his belief the Houston Rockets are headed in the right direction. The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski was among the first to report Harden signed a four-year, $118 million extension with the team on July 9. Show More Summary

Nets sign guard Joe Harris

The Brooklyn Nets have signed free agent guard Joe Harris to a multi-year contract. “We are pleased to welcome Joe to the Nets family,” said General Manager Sean Marks. “We are confident that Kenny and his staff will continue to create an environment in which Joe and our other young players will develop and thrive.” [...]

Suns sign Leandro Barbosa

The Phoenix Suns today signed guard Leandro Barbosa, a 13-year NBA veteran who played eight of those seasons with the Suns, to a multiyear contract. “Leandro has played a significant role on a number of very successful teams over the course of his career,” said General Manager Ryan McDonough. “‘LB’ is very popular with teammates [...]

Judge: Jail for Puerto Rico ex-NBA player Jose Ortiz

Former NBA player Jose Ortiz has been sentenced to 45 days in jail in Puerto Rico for a probation violation involving community service.

Nets sign free agent guard Joe Harris

The Brooklyn Nets have signed free agent guard Joe Harris to a multi-year contract. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not released.

Kevin Durant Says it Made No Sense to Meet With the Lakers in Free Agency

The once-mighty Los Angeles Lakers couldn’t land even a courtesy meeting with the NBA’s marquee free agent this summer. For Kevin Durant, it just wasn’t worth his time to sit The post Kevin Durant Says it Made No Sense to Meet With the Lakers in Free Agency appeared first on SLAMonline.

J.R. Smith Reportedly Seeking $15 million Per Year

J.R. Smith’s free agency saga continues, and according to reports, the 30-year-old shooting guard is looking for a deal that pays him $15 million per season. Yikes… hearing JR Smith The post J.R. Smith Reportedly Seeking $15 million Per Year appeared first on SLAMonline.

Q+A: Anthony Davis

The Pelicans big man talks his health, Tim Duncan's retirement, stopping the violence in Chicago and NBA free agency. The post Q+A: Anthony Davis appeared first on SLAMonline.

Barbosa rejoins Suns with multiyear deal

The Phoenix Suns on Tuesday signed guard Leandro Barbosa, a 13-year NBA veteran who played eight of those seasons with the Suns, to a multiyear contract.

Draymond Green Apologized to Team USA for Arrest

Draymond Green says he can’t allow his off-the-court behavior become a distraction for Team USA as it prepares to head to Rio to compete for an Olympic Gold Medal. Green The post Draymond Green Apologized to Team USA for Arrest appeared first on SLAMonline.

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