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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'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

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 [...]

Duke Basketball: Blue Devils Most Likely to Make All-ACC Team

With so many talented players on Duke's roster, it might be difficult for individual talents to stand out. College basketball is obviously a team sport, and the ultimate goal is winning a championship, but players want to be recognized for their efforts. Show More Summary

Scott Brooks Says John Wall, Bradley Beal 'Could Be Top 2-Way Backcourt' in NBA

Ahead of his first season as Washington Wizards head coach, Scott Brooks is feeling quite confident about his young, gifted guard tandem of John Wall and Bradley Beal. In an interview with The Vertical's Chris Mannix on Tuesday, Brooks...Show More Summary

South Dakota State gets two commits

Tuesday was a busy and productive one for South Dakota State on the recruiting trail. The Jackrabbits secured two 2017 commitments from the state of Wisconsin in Ryan Krueger and Alex Arians, a source tells Krueger is a 6-foot-5 wing player from New London, Wisc. while Arians is a 6-foot-4 guard from Madison, Wisc., […]

Report: Blazers' Harkless agrees to four-year deal

The Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to a four-year deal with restricted free agent Maurice Harkless.

Kevin Durant Comments on Getting Booed, Playing with Stephen Curry, Warriors

Kevin Durant is confident beauty will transcend hate when the Golden State Warriors step on the floor next year. In an interview with The Vertical's Michael Lee, however, the 2014 MVP discussed his belief that some of the Warriors' detractors will eventually come around to appreciate the team: If you like basketball. Show More Summary

Six-time All-Star Stoudemire retires as Knick

Amar'e Stoudemire's greatest NBA success was in Phoenix, where as Steve Nash's pick-and-roll partner he was one of the NBA's most fearsome finishers.

Former Houston guard L.J. Rose to transfer to BYU

PROVO, Utah (AP) Former Houston guard L.J. Rose has decided to transfer to BYU, coach Dave Rose said Tuesday. He will be eligible to play as a graduate-transfer senior during the upcoming season. Rose averaged 5.7 points and 3.6 assists during stints at Baylor and Houston. Show More Summary

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