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Knicks waive Didier Mbenga and Orlando Sanchez

The New York Knicks have waived center Didier Mbenga and forward Orlando Sanchez, team President Phil Jackson announced today. Mbenga, 7-0, 250-pounds, signed with New York on Oct. 8. He appeared in one preseason game, scoring two points over five minutes. Sanchez, 6-9, 220-pounds, appeared in one preseason game after signing as a free agent on Sep. [...]

Pelicans waive Kevin Jones and D.J. Stephens

The New Orleans Pelicans have waived forward Kevin Jones and guard D.J. Stephens. Jones, 6-8, 260, spent the 2013-14 season with the Canton Charge of the NBA Development League where he averaged 16.9 points and 8.0 rebounds per game, earning a selection to the 2014 NBADL All-Star Game. This summer, Jones was a member of the [...]

Thunder waive Michael Jenkins, Richard Solomon, Talib Zanna

The Oklahoma City Thunder announced today that the team has waived guard Michael Jenkins, forwards Richard Solomon and Talib Zanna, according to Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti. Jenkins appeared in all seven preseason games for the Thunder and averaged 6.0 points, 1.7 rebounds and 1.7 assists in 17.5 minutes. Solomon saw action in three [...]

Marquis Teague to 76ers: Latest Trade Details, Analysis and Reaction

The Brooklyn Nets and Philadelphia 76ers have agreed to a trade that will send Marquis Teague to the City of Brotherly Love. Per Rod Boone of Newsday, the Nets will receive Casper Ware and a second-round pick in the 2019 draft in exchange...Show More Summary

Financial options for Lakers and the injured Steve Nash

Though it wasn't entirely unexpected, the Lakers announced the disappointing news that Steve Nash will miss the final year on his contract due to a recurring back injury.

Lakers' Steve Nash to be sidelined for season because of back problems

Steve Nash’s tenure with the Lakers has ended before the third and final year of his contract with them.

Lakers' Byron Scott on losing Nash for the season: 'Obviously it hurts'

Steve Nash wasn't going to play all 82 games this season. Or even 60. Or maybe even half that.

Magic Johnson suggests Lakers point guard Jeremy Lin should start

Jeremy Lin has been one of the Lakers' best players during the preseason, averaging 10.8 points and 6.0 assists through four games.

Jeanie Buss calls free agents afraid to play with Kobe Bryant 'losers'

Jeanie Buss had a very clear take on players unwilling to join the Lakers because they fear Kobe Bryant.

Five takeaways from the Lakers' preseason win over Trail Blazers

A lot was missing from the Lakers’ 94-86 victory over the Portland Trail Blazers — seemingly both teams’ key starters, to begin with. But here are five takeaways from Wednesday’s exhibition with only one more left until Tuesday’s opener against Houston.

Kobe Bryant will sit out Lakers' final two exhibition games

Kobe Bryant will sit out the Lakers' final two exhibition games for rest reasons, a team spokesman said Wednesday.

Chicago Bulls Players Losing Minutes with Their Preseason Performance

The NBA preseason is about development and acclimation, first and foremost. It takes some time to work the rust out of bodies that haven’t played the five-on-five game all summer. But for many, it’s also a tryout of sorts. And sinceShow More Summary

Now a leader, LeBron is undisputed face of the NBA

His shirt soaked with champagne after winning his fourth title in 2007, Tim Duncan had one more move before celebrating further with his Spurs teammates. He pivoted in a hallway inside Quicken Loans Arena, pulled 22-year-old LeBron James close and delivered a message.

Kevin Durant Responds to ESPN Ranking Him as the NBA's No. 8 Player

ESPN's ranking of the top 500 NBA players has already left some superstars angry (see: Bryant, Kobe), and its ranking of 2013-14 NBA MVP Kevin Durant at No. 8 has understandably raised some eyebrows. ESPN justified the ranking by explaining that the Jones fracture in Durant's right foot bumped last year's No. Show More Summary

Jose Calderon Must Be Lynchpin of New York Knicks' Triangle Transition

Jose Calderon has his work cut out for him in his first year wearing blue and orange. Assuming his calf strain doesn 't prevent him from suiting up next Wednesday for opening night, Calderon is the likely choice for the New York Knicks' starting point guard. A star he is not. Show More Summary

Chris Paul and Blake Griffin Star in Episode 1 of ‘BGCP3TV in HD’ (VIDEO)

The first episode of LA Clippers All-Stars Blake Griffin and Chris Paul’s sketch comedy series aired Thursday night on Adult Swim. Thoughts on “BGCP3TV in HD”? The post Chris Paul and Blake Griffin Star in Episode 1 of ‘BGCP3TV in HD’ (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

LeBron James’ ‘Becoming’ TV Series Preview (VIDEO)

Becoming, the television show created by ESPN Films and LeBron James’ production company, will make its debut this Sunday night at 8 p.m. EST on Disney XD. Check out a […] The post LeBron James’ ‘Becoming’ TV Series Preview (VIDEO) appeared first on SLAMonline.

Chicago Bulls Players Winning Minutes with Their Preseason Performance

For some Chicago Bulls players, preseason is basically a warm-up for the regular season. For others, it’s a chance to impress the coaching staff and earn playing time. Jimmy Butler, who’s currently out with a sprained thumb, won’t have to worry about playing time once he returns. Show More Summary

Chris Paul and Blake Griffin Release Episode 1 of 'BGCP3TV in HD' Series

It’s a “show.” It’s an ad. It’s BGCP3TV in HD—a vehicle for selling Jordan Brand footwear and showcasing Blake Griffin and Chris Paul’s weirdness. Released Friday, the first episode of the series shows Paul and Griffin attempting to overcome their off-court handicaps. Show More Summary

Lakers Rumors: Latest Gossip on Kobe Bryant, Carmelo Anthony and Paul George

Steve Nash will miss the entire 2014-15 season due to a recurring back injury, reports the Los Angeles Lakers' official Twitter account, but some would say that's not even the biggest news to come out of L.A. in the past few days. Kobe...Show More Summary

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