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Q+A: Kyrie Irving

Kyrie on his Finals performance, how it felt to a title home to The Land, the Olympics and more. The post Q+A: Kyrie Irving appeared first on SLAMonline.

Realistic Expectations for Detroit Pistons Rookie Henry Ellenson in 2016-17

Henry Ellenson had a lot going for him heading into the 2016 NBA draft. He's productive, consistent, blatantly skilled and still 19 years old. He also identifies as one of the league's most coveted types: a stretch big man. Alarms wouldn't have sounded had someone taken Ellenson in the top 10. "He was a guy we had as basically no chance to get to No. Show More Summary

How Las Vegas Summer League Paved the Path for an NBA Superpower

Kevin Durant can't believe it. Here he is, the NBA's most coveted free agent, sitting through pitch after pitch at a manse in the Hamptons, pondering his professional future. On this July day, it's the Golden State Warriors' turn toShow More Summary

NBA Free Agents 2016: Rumors, Predictions on Stephen Jackson, Anthony Bennett

With the big names out of the way—Kevin Durant, Mike Conley, Dwyane Wade and so on—this is the time of year you’ll see some peculiar free-agent stories. Comebacks. Ring chases. The pursuit of redemption. Below, we’ll touch on all three...Show More Summary


Anthony Mason Jr isn't playing basketball anymore. He's honoring his father, Queens and carrying on the family name. The post Legacy appeared first on SLAMonline.

Lakers Rumors: Latest on Drew Gooden, Nick Young and More

The Los Angeles Lakers have reinvented themselves. Granted, it's worth mentioning the market helped dictate how the Lakers went about it. Hometown guy DeMar DeRozan re-upped with the Toronto Raptors and Kevin Durant came in the team's...Show More Summary

Way-Too-Early 2016-17 NBA Rookie Award Predictions

The 2016 NBA draft already feels like a distant memory. We've seen Ben Simmons and Jaylen Brown, the Nos. 1 and 3 picks, ball out for the Philadelphia 76ers and Boston Celtics, respectively, at the Utah Summer League. Ditto for Los Angeles Clippers newcomer Brice Johnson in Orlando. Show More Summary

Lakers Rumors: Breaking Down Remaining Plans for Offseason

The Los Angeles Lakers might not have brought in the biggest superstars this offseason, but they have been active. Deals for Timofey Mozgov and Luol Deng seem excessive until you realize how high the salary cap has jumped. Although neither...Show More Summary

Dwyane Wade Talks Decision to Leave Heat, Free Agency on Live with Kelly Ripa

Dwyane Wade stated Thursday morning on Live with Kelly that the free-agent process that led to him signing with the Chicago Bulls was "surreal," as he struggled to sleep and lost an estimated five to 10 pounds before coming to a final...Show More Summary

Kevin Durant to Warriors: Latest Contract Details, Comments and Reaction

The biggest free-agent domino has fallen and perhaps taken down the Oklahoma City Thunder franchise with it. Kevin Durant announced on Monday morning on that he will join the Golden State Warriors, which may fundamentally...Show More Summary

2016 NBA Free Agency: Everything You Need to Know from Day 2

If Day 1 of 2016 NBA free agency was marked by big names staying put (or, in Dwight Howard's case, the opposite), Day 2 was all about players spreading their wings in search of new situations. Al Horford stole the show by signing with...Show More Summary

Grizzlies Refuse to Sink out West with Mike Conley, Chandler Parsons Signings

The Memphis Grizzlies' offseason playbook looks like something straight out of Monty Python. Where once the Grizzlies looked to be dead in the dangerous waters of the NBA's Western Conference, they're now getting better...and better. Within...Show More Summary

Brandon Ingram on His NBA Future: 'I Don't Think I Have a Ceiling'

Before Brandon Ingram makes his NBA debut, a rabid Los Angeles Lakers fanbase has already stacked an unreasonable amount of pressure on his willowy frame. The 18-year-old is expected to serve as both a positionless savior and the immediate...Show More Summary

We're sure Dwyane Wade really means it this time

Good morning. We have that and more in Wednesday's NBA newsletter. Good morning. You're stuck with me for today and tomorrow. Let's basketball! WADE A MINUTE: ESPN's Brian Windhorst reports that Dwyane Wade is "preparing to field outside offers" after early contract talks with the Heat broke down. Show More Summary

Allen Crabbe: Latest News, Rumors and Speculation on Free-Agent Guard

Allen Crabbe is coming off a career year, and the soon-to-be restricted free agent is reportedly drawing plenty of interest from up-and-coming clubs in advance of July 1. Continue for updates. Sixers, Kings and Nets All Eyeing Crabbe Wednesday,...Show More Summary

PG Kris Dunn on Draft-Day Uncertainty and Joining the NBA's Hottest Young Team

Before leaving Brooklyn on NBA draft night as a member of the Minnesota Timberwolves, Kris Dunn dealt with numerous rumors about where he'd eventually wind up. Some thought the Boston Celtics would grab him at No. 3. Then there were whispers of a potential trade to the Philadelphia 76ers. Show More Summary

NBA Draft Grades 2016: Letter Marks, Results and Analysis for Every Team

With the 2016 NBA draft officially in the books, the first milestone of the NBA offseason is over as teams will now look to focus on free agency to improve their rosters. Numerous impact players were taken on Thursday, as the 2016 class...Show More Summary

2016 NBA Draft Prospects: Breaking Down the Pro Future of Pascal Siakam

Pascal Siakam is one of the NBA draft's best stories. The New Mexico State product arrived in the United States from Cameroon in November 2012, and he had just started playing basketball after getting discovered at a Basketball Without...Show More Summary

NBA Prospects Tyler Ulis, Kay Felder Following Path of Short-Ball Forefathers

When the Washington Bullets took Muggsy Bogues with the 12th pick in the 1987 NBA draft, the 5'3" point guard was a punchline in the next day's local paper. "I like Bogues as much as the next guy," Washington Post columnist Tony Kornheiser wrote. Show More Summary

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