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Isaiah Thomas is heading to the Suns

credit: csnbayarea.com In a more minor but still important move, Isaiah Thomas appears to be on his way out of Sacramento and on his way to Phoenix. Via Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:  Suns and Kings are finalizing a sign-and-trade deal on a four-year, $27M contract for Isaiah Thomas, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. What this tweet doesn’t mention is what the Kings are...
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Kevin Love says he will commit long term to the Cavaliers now

Kevin Love is now intrigued with the idea of becoming a Cavalier Now, that news has broke with LeBron James coming home, Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love is said to be “intrigued” by the notion of being traded to the Cavaliers. Of course, Kevin Love would still have to get the Timberwolves to sign off on a trade that would allow the rebounding machine to join King James...
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Return of the King: LeBron James returns to Cleveland

(Credit: AP Photo: Paul Sancya) There was no press conference. No egotistical television special. No “I’m taking my talents to….” No news posted onto LeBronJames.com. Only a personal letter. LeBron James let the world know of his decision to return to the Cleveland Cavaliers in an interview with Lee Jenkins of Sports Illustrated. He followed shortly after with a post...
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Tyrone Corbin and Mike Woodson find new teams

credit: Associated Press It didn’t take long for either Tyrone Corbin or Mike Woodson to find assistant coaching gigs after being relieved of their head coaching duties. Corbin has found a new home with the Kings as their lead assistant coach according to Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports and Ken Berger of CBS is reporting that Woodson is joining Doc Rivers’ staff on the Clippers...
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Raptors re-sign Greivis Vasquez

The Toronto Raptors are spending a lot of time and money on point guards this summer. After re-signing Kyle Lowry, the Raptors have now made a move to bring back their backup point guard as well. Greivis Vasquez, who was brought over in a trade from Sacramento last season, has agreed to a two year deal. Restricted free agent guard Greivis Vasquez has reached an agreement to re-sign...
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Dirk Has Standing Max Offer From Team Other Than Mavericks

Dirk Nowitzki has agreed to re-sign with the Dallas Mavericks for 3 years and $30 million, although it has yet to become official. We all expected Dirk to return to Dallas, and no one really thought he would even test the market. Well, although Dirk has already come to terms on a new deal, he reportedly has another offer on the table. The Houston Rockets have a max contract standing...
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Gordon Hayward to sign ‘major’ offer sheet with Hornets

Photo: Tony Dejak/AP The Charlotte Bobcats had a very promising season last year after the addition of Al Jefferson and the emergence of Kemba Walker, though they were slept by the Miami Heat in the first round of the playoffs. Now the Charlotte Hornets, the team is looking to add another big piece to surround Jefferson and Walker, and have potentially found their guy as they have...
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Current Trailblazer wants to be franchise’s best player ever

Photo: Don Ryan/AP Portland Trailblazer power forward LaMarcus Aldridge had his “coming out party” this NBA playoffs, when his back-to-back 40 point performances against the Houston Rockets in the first round had people buzzing about him potentially being the best power forward in the game. Aldridge, 28, has the opportunity to sign a contract extension this offseason with the...
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Top Five Destinations for LeBron James

(Credit: AP Photo: Paul Sancya) It is the best of times, it is the worst of times for NBA fans everywhere.Each  July marks hope for teams and fans as free agents decide where to take their talents, but it also brings false reports of star-studded pickup games, analysts citing the wind as a source and players supposedly having other players go through workouts in order to prove...
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Here’s Jonas Valanciunas Dancing in Lithuania

What’s better than watching a massive NBA big man dance? Very few things, that’s what’s better. So, here is a video of Toronto Raptors big man Jonas Valanciunas dancing with some women in Lithuania, via his Instagram. This is what the NBA offseason is all about. Valanciunas figures to be a large part of the Raptors moving forward. With size often at a premium in the league...
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GIF: Kentavious Caldwell-Pope Breaks Ankles, Drains Three

Summer league may not be great for getting a quality read on a player, but it is great for watching marginal players make really good plays. So, without further ado, here is Kentavious Caldwell-Pope of the Detroit Pistons with a nice crossover followed by a drained three. For some of us NBA addicts, highlights like this will just have to do. @JrMarkyMark The post GIF: Kentavious...
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Charlotte Hornets Make Pitch To Big Name Free Agent

Last offseason, the then Charlotte Bobcats surprised many when they signed Al Jefferson. Big Al helped Charlotte make the playoffs, and even though they were sent home in the first round, it was an important first step for a struggling franchise. It looks like the now Charlotte Hornets are going after a big name free agent for the second year in a row. This time around, it’s Gordon...
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P-Jax Looking to Trade STAT and Bargs

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson is officially committed to doing the improbable: finding new homes for Andrea Bargnani and Amar’e Stoudemire. READ MORE: The post P-Jax Looking to Trade STAT and Bargs appeared first on Pass The Pill - Kings of Hoops.
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Chris Bosh: Free agency decider

While we’re all awaiting the free agent decision of both LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony, Chris Bosh can be the one to really get it all started. Highly coveted as a player, and as a teammate, Chris Bosh is quietly the key to free agency. Bosh, a nine time All-Star with two championship rings, has just proved himself as one the NBA’s most versatile bigs. The Houston Rockets...
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Knicks Summer League

Last week, the Knicks released their roster of young players who will be participating in the Las Vegas Summer League. Promising sophomore Tim Hardaway Jr, is on the roster along with 2 of the Knicks’ 2014 draft picks, Cleanthony Early and Thanasis Antetokounmpo. Several league veterans will also be on the summer league roster in big man Cole Aldrich and athletic shooting guard...
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Jazz center trolls rookie teammate with gift

(Brad Penner/USA Today Sports) The NBA has a rich history of veteran players giving their new rookie teammates a hard time – jokingly of course – from filling their cars with popcorn to locking them in hotel rooms, the young newcomers get welcomed with a lot of laughs. This year, the Utah Jazz drafted Australian point guard Dante Exum with the fifth overall pick, and his teammates...
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Channing Frye agrees to a 4 year, $32M deal with the Magic

credit: yahoo.com The Orlando Magic made a little noise in free agency today by agreeing to a 4 year, $32M deal with forward Channing Frye. Via Adrian Wojnarowski: Free-agent forward Channing Frye has reached agreement on a four-year, $32 million contract with the Orlando Magic, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Frye had opted out of the final season of his contract with the Phoenix...
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Heat sign Josh McRoberts and Danny Granger

(Credit: 8points9seconds.com) The Miami Heat signed free agents Danny Granger and Josh McRoberts with the Bi-Annual Exception and the Mid-Level Exception, respectively. Marc Stein first reported the signing of McRoberts while Marc Spears assisted with the details. Adrian Wojnarowski first reported the Granger deal. The Heat are in serious re-tooling mode in order to lure back...
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Dan Gilberts ‘letter to fans’ deleted

Credit: cleveland.com   The LeBron free agency saga is taking more twists and turns than we thought were possible. Twitter blew up last night when @fearthesword made reports that Dan Gilberts private plane was off to Florida, and Cavaliers’ legend, Zydrunas Ilgauskas, had made his pitch to LeBron to come home on the same day. Cavaliers Finally Remove Dan Gilbert’s Letter Following...
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LeBron’s agent reportedly pushing hard for specific team

LeBron James’ decision as to where he will land before next season is the ultimate free agency scenario. James has been linked to several teams, including the Miami Heat, where he’s one two championships, the Cleveland Cavaliers, the team who drafted him, the Phoenix Suns, New York Knicks, Chicago Bulls, and Los Angeles Lakers.. just to name a few. The newest report, via Yahoo...
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Report: LeBron has had 'minimal contact' with Wade, Bosh

Things are heating up. The Miami Heat haven’t made any moves to improve their roster, and speculation is growing that LeBron James may leave for another team. Nothing is for sure, but it’s getting to the point where we’re all reading into anything that comes up. The latest “Woj Bomb” furthers the speculation that there may no longer be a Big Three in Miami. According to...
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Rockets “Deeply Engaged” To Get Bosh To Leave Heat

Free agency is getting fun. Buckle up, folks. As we all wait on the likes of LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony to make a decision, there are still plenty of other things going on around the league. Still, much of the player movement will rely on these two stars. This includes Chris Bosh. Many believe he will stay in Miami if LeBron comes back, but the market for Bosh is strong. This...
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P.J. Hairston punches prep senior at YMCA pickup game

Well, this isn’t a headline you ever want to see associated with anyone, let alone anyone on your time. Leading up to the NBA Draft, there were character concerns about UNC’s P.J. Hairston. He will play with the Charlotte Hornets this season, but his time in the NBA is not getting off to a good start. Hornets rookie PJ Hairston got into a minor altercation with a prep senior...
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Clippers agree to deal with Jordan Farmar

Photo: Carlos Osorio/AP After losing Darren Collison in free agency to the Sacramento Kings, the LA Clippers were in the market for a point guard to back up Chris Paul. They didn’t even have to search out of town, as the Clippers have agreed to a two-year, $4.2 million deal with former Lakers PG Jordan Farmar, per Brad Turner of the LA Times:   The Clippers and free-agent guard...
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Spurs, Boris Diaw agree to three-year deal

Photo: USA Today Sports The reigning champion San Antonio Spurs have continued to bring back the bench players that made the difference in the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat. After already re-signing point guard Patty Mills, the Spurs have inked forward Boris Diaw to a three-year, $22.5 million deal, keeping the versatile 6’8, 250 pound forward in San Antonio long-term, per...
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