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Austin Rivers Talked Smack About The USA Basketball Roster

Backup point guard Austin Rivers was probably in a pretty bad mood while he was watching the Blue vs. White Team USA scrimmage on Thursday night. If you’re wondering, this was the roster. Team USA announces Blue and White rosters for Thursday night's showcase at UNLV pic.twitter.com/pX2JxvQQ1T — Sam Amick (@sam_amick) August 13, 2015 You’ll notice that despite being on...
Via Gamedayr
18 days ago  |  Discuss

Former Duke Guard Austin Rivers Says He’s “Straight Up Better” Than Many Players In USA Basketball Scrimmage

The U.S. men’s basketball team held a scrimmage in Las Vegas Thursday night.  Jerry Colangelo’s program ended its 34 player minicamp – a precursor to next summer’s Olympic Games – with a Blue and White exhibition contest that looked similar to an All-Star game.  Most of the camp’s star players – LeBron James, Chris Paul, Kevin Durant, etc. – did not play in the...
Via College Spun
19 days ago  |  Discuss

Report: Kevin Durant Would Be Interested in Signing with the Warriors

Here locally in Northern California, this isn’t necessarily surprising news. Rumors started up during the 2014-15 season that the Golden State Warriors were one of the teams Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant would consider leaving his current team for when he hits free agency next summer. Now comes this report from Sam Amick of Fox Sports indicating that the Warriors...
Via Sportsnaut
July 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: David West Interested in Spurs, Warriors

David West made a surprising decision when he declined a $12 million option to remain with the Indiana Pacers. He might have one-upped himself. According to Sam Amick of USA Today, the free agent power forward wants to win a championship, so West is targeting teams—the Golden State Warriors and San Antonio Spurs—he believes will be contenders next seasons. Per Bob Kravitz of...
Via Sportsnaut
July 02, 2015  |  Discuss

Breaking News: Amir Johnson is coming to Boston

Amir Johnson’s agreement with Boston will pay him $24 million over two years, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 1, 2015 And Danny Ainge finally breaks the seal. Not the biggest name on the market, but Johnson will help the Celtics defend. No, he’s not the legitimate rim protector we’re looking for but he has value (ESPN Scouting...
Via Red's Army
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Jonas Jerebko returning to Boston

Jonas Jerebko is back: Jonas Jerebko to Boston on a two-year, $10 million deal, I'm told. — Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 1, 2015Not sure what this means regarding the future of Jae Crowder.Stay tuned to CeltisLife!Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images
Via Celtics Life
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Mavericks, Wesley Matthews have $3M gap

The Dallas Mavericks and free agent guard Wesley Matthews may have mutual interest, but they're currently not on the same page financially, according to a recent report. After Monta Ellis opted out of his contract, the Mavericks are in need of a starting shooting guard. Matthews may be looking to leave the Portland Trail Blazers in free agency, as LaMarcus Aldridge and Robin Lopez...
Via Fox Sports
July 01, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Wesley Matthews is asking for $15 million per year

As many of you may know, the Portland Trailblazers have a lot on their plate once free agency starts. Their star player and one of their main core pieces are both free agents next month. While many expect LaMarcus Aldridge will ask for max contract, Wesley Matthews will also command a lot of money as well. Matthews is still recovering from a torn Achilles, but he still feels like...
Via No Guts, No Glory
June 23, 2015  |  Discuss

NBPA announces the Players Choice Awards

Have you ever wondered who NBA players think should win the MVP? Well, you may finally have your answer. Sam Amick from USA TODAY has more: Stephen Curry has also spoken about how players should get a say in awards voting. More from Amick: In the end, separate awards seems to make sense. If you include media and player votes for the same award, it's somewhat impossible to know how...
Via Fox Sports
April 08, 2015  |  Discuss

Sacramento Kings strongly considering George Karl

The Sacramento Kings reportedly are strongly considering bringing in George Karl as a head coach this season. USA Today’s Sam Amick reported the news Saturday and said the team is seriously considering the possibility of hiring Karl and could make a move in the coming days. The Kings have already made one coaching change this...Read More
Via Larry Brown Sports
February 07, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics complete buyout for Nate Robinson (or will soon)

Here's the latest on old friend Nate Robinson:Celtics, Nate Robinson reach buyout agreement to make him a free agent, per source. Robinson was traded to Boston Tuesday for Jameer Nelson.— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) January 14, 2015The Celtics have competed the buyout of Nate Robinson, I'm told, after he was traded from Denver yesterday.— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) January 14...
Via Celtics Life
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Report: Celtics Complete Buyout Of Nate Robinson’s Contract After Trade

Nate Robinson’s second stint with the Boston Celtics was never expected to last long. It turns out the veteran guard would have barely had time to have breakfast in his new/old home. The Celtics bought out Robinson’s contract, as expected, on Wednesday, mere hours after announcing the trade in which they acquired him from the Denver Nuggets, USA Today’s...
Via NESN.com
January 14, 2015  |  Discuss

Josh Smith Agrees To 1-Year, $2 Million Deal

  The Rockets have won the Josh Smith auction and will land him once he clears waivers at 5 P.M. ET Wednesday. Smith will be signed for the rest of the season for around $2 million, and is expected to be in the starting lineup on Friday against the Grizzlies.   Josh Smith heading to Houston after clearing waivers, I can confirm. Wants to contend, excited about heading chance to...
Via Rockets Social
December 24, 2014  |  Discuss

DeMarcus Cousins found out Kings fired Mike Malone via Twitter

Another day, another life changing event discovered via Twitter. This time, the life changing event was the Sacramento Kings’ firing of Mike Malone, and DeMarcus Cousins finding out via Twitter. The news first broke via Adrian Wojnarowski: Sacramento has fired coach Mike Malone, league sources told Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) December 15, 2014 And then...
Via Awful Announcing
December 16, 2014  |  Discuss

Sam Amick: "Rondo known to be interested in joining the Lakers"

USA Today’s Sam Amick reported Friday morning that Rajon Rondo is “known” to be interested in joining the Lakers. Here are the bullet points from an article posted by Jay King of MassLive with color commentary by Padraic O’Connor of CelticsLife: USA TODAY: Amick reported Friday that the "Rondo possibility" presented the Los Angeles Lakers with "an intriguing Plan D of...
Via Celtics Life
December 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Bobby Brown “has serious interest” in signing with L.A.

Yesterday, the Lakers held a work out for seven players including Michael Beasley, Tony Douglas and Bobby Brown. While it’s still unclear what will happen on the Beasley front – who worked out for the Lakers for the second time this summer – it seems that Douglas intends to play in China next season, according to Sam Amick from USA Today. While Douglas still has three days...
Via Lakerholicz.com
August 28, 2014  |  Discuss

Lakers Rumors: Team work out seven free agents including Dexter Pittman, Greg Stiemsma, Toney Douglas

It appears that the Los Angeles Lakers didn’t just work out Michael Beasley on Wednesday. According to Sam Amick from USA Today, the purple and gold also held workouts for Dexter Pittman, Greg Stiemsma, Daniel Orton, Bobby Brown, Toney Douglas, Ben Hansbrough and Malcolm Lee. Pittman and Douglas, like Beasley, are former Miami Heat players, while Bobby Brown has only played sparingly...
Via Lakerholicz.com
August 27, 2014  |  Discuss

Pacers News: Indiana signs Rodney Stucky

In an attempt to fill the void left by Lance Stephenson who is now a Charlotte Hornet, the Indiana Pacers have signed guard Rodney Stucky per Sam Amick of USA Today:Rodney Stuckey has agreed to join the Indiana Pacers on a one-year deal, @USATODAYsports has learned. Nice pickup after losing Stephenson.— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 17, 2014Stucky was drafted 15th overall in the...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 17, 2014  |  Discuss

Magic Make Asset Acquisition Trade with Bulls

Reported first by USA Today Sports’ Sam Amick, the Orlando Magic and Chicago Bulls participated in a minor trade on Monday that has Chicago shedding salary, and Orlando gaining assets such as Anthony Randolph‘s contract  in return. As the Bulls keep clearing space, I’m told they’ll send Anthony Randolph and two second rounders to Orlando. Randolph expected to be waived...
Via Magic Basketball Online
July 14, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Rockets get Trevor Ariza in sign-and-trade

The Houston Rockets have agreed to a four-year, $32 million deal with Trevor Ariza, according to Sam Amick of USA Today. He will replace Chandler Parsons as the starting forward for the Rockets. Ariza’s contract will decline per season. He will first make $8.6 million, then $8.2 million, $7.8 million, and finally... The post Rockets Sign Trevor Ariza appeared first on Hoops-Nation.
Via Hoops-Nation
July 13, 2014  |  Discuss

Grizzlies News: Vince Carter signs

The Memphis Grizzlies and former-Maverick guard Vince Carter, have agreed to a three-year, $12 million deal, according to Sam Amick of USA Today Sports.Nice pickup by Grizzlies, who get Vince Carter on 3-year, $12 million deal. Third year $2 mil guaranteed. ee - http://t.co/BWPvRPlSIe— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 12, 2014This signing is great for the Grizzlies organization as...
Via Sports Rumor Alert
July 12, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Suns Finalizing Sign-And-Trade To Get Isaiah Thomas From Kings

The Phoenix Suns didn’t land LeBron James, but they made one move to solidify their roster. The Suns reached an agreement with Sacramento Kings guard Isaiah Thomas on Friday, Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reported, citing league sources. Thomas is a restricted free agent, so the teams are working out a sign-and-trade deal. USA Today’s Sam Amick confirmed the deal and outlined...
Via NESN.com
July 11, 2014  |  Discuss

Center Chris Kaman signs with Portland

Another potential Celtics center comes off the market.From Sam Amick at USA TODAY:Chris Kaman agreed Thursday night to a two-year contract with the Blazers, a person with knowledge of the deal told USA TODAY Sports. The deal is worth $9.8 million total but only $1 million is guaranteed in the second year. The person spoke on the condition of anonymity because NBA contracts cannot...
Via Celtics Life
July 04, 2014  |  Discuss

Report: Spurs interested in Caron Butler

According to Sam Amick of USA Today, the San Antonio Spurs are one of several teams in pursuit of Oklahoma City Thunder free agent Caron Butler. The prospect of heading for San Antonio should have more allure than ever now that they’re back on top again, and Butler would certainly fit well as the latest […]
Via Project Spurs
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss

Union prepping for next labor stoppage

Free agency is only two days old and the money is already starting to spread around the league as free agents agree verbally to contracts — they cannot officially sign for another week. This is the agent’s game now and they are wielding their considerable power to reshape the league as much as they can. All that money though comes with a caveat. The players have to save it. They...
Via Crossover Chronicles
July 02, 2014  |  Discuss
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