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Sixers could help facilitate a Kevin Love to Cleveland deal

The Cleveland Cavaliers’ goal of adding Kevin Love to the LeBron James/Kyrie Irving equation in C-Town has taken so many twists that most fans viewing from the seat of their pants are probably ready for this entire saga to just end, regardless of what the outcome is. I, for one, am enjoying every second, as the struggle continues to be real for both the Cavs and the Minnesota Timberwolves...
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Celtics agree to a deal with Evan Turner

credit: www.cbssports.com The Boston Celtics have agreed to a deal with free agent shooting guard Evan Turner who last played for the Indiana Pacers. Via ESPN.com: The Boston Celtics have agreed to terms with free-agent swingman Evan Turner, sources confirmed to ESPN.com. According to the Boston Herald, which first reported the deal, Turner will sign for a portion of the midlevel...
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Free Agency Roundtable

credit: AP 1. Name one big winner and one big loser in free agency. Andy Flint (@AndySportsKings): This question could be interpreted a couple of different ways. I’ll opt to talk about which teams won and lost. My winner? The Cleveland Cavaliers. They managed to bring the world’s best player back to Cleveland. They’ll receive a much more polished LeBron James. A Champion who...
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Coach Rivers will quit LAC if Sterling stays

Photo Credit: Getty Images   If the sale of the Los Angeles Clippers is not finalized soon, theyèll be in the market for a new head coach. The sale of the Clippers to former Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, was approved by the NBA on the 4th of June, but no actual sale has come yet. According to the Associated Press, Clippers interim CEO Richards Parsons says Doc will leave the team...
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Cavs & Jazz Trade

Photo Credit: Getty Images   The Cavs and Jazz have made completed a 4 player trade. Utah receive: Carrick Felix (33rd overall pick 2013), future 2nd round draft pick and $1 million in cash. Cleveland receive: John Lucas III, Malcolm Thomas and Erik Murphy Why did the Cavs pull the trigger on this trade? All three contracts they received are non guaranteed deals. In Murphy, Lucas...
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Cavs, Andrew Wiggins deal signed

Photo Credit: Getty Images   The Cleveland Cavaliers and Andrew Wiggins have come to a contract agreement. The contract is a 2 year deal, worth a reported $5.5 million. Why this deal is important, is because the Cavs cannot trade Wiggins and his rookie deal for another 30 days. Cavs to sign No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins to a standard 2-year rookie contract with two option years,source...
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Bulls reemerge in race for Kevin Love

Could Kevin Love be wearing a Bulls uniform next year? The Kevin Love rumors have turned into a soap opera. Usually, by this point in the summer, NBA news starts to become obscure as baseball season takes over and football training camps are opening. However, the Love rumors might just push the NBA to the forefront another few weeks. And, now, with the Chicago Bulls apparently pushing...
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Knicks and Pistons discussing trade that would send Greg Monroe to New York

Greg Monroe could bolster the front line of the Knicks The New York Knicks and Detroit Pistons are reportedly working on a sign and trade deal that would send Greg Monroe to the Big Apple. The Pistons are looking for J.R. Smith and a first round pick, while the Knicks are offering Smith and a second round pick. The Knicks couldn’t give up a first round pick until 2018. The NBA...
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Larry Bird on Stephenson: 'I really feel bad about losing him'

Lance Stephenson’s overall character has come into question for as long as anyone can remember. It’s clear that he’s a talented athlete, and on some nights he even appeared to be the best player on the court. In a league that has brought together the best basketball players on the planet and some of the best athletes in the history of mankind, Lance standing out, even if only...
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Mike Krzyzewski has great response on whether he’d trade for Kevin Love

Coach K says he’d trade for Kevin Love right now Like seemingly everyone these days, Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski was asked his opinion on Kevin Love and whether he would trade for him. During an interview with John Feinstein of CBS Sports radio, Coach K gave possibly the best response yet. Krzyzewski said that he would make the trade right away without any hesitation. Via CBS Sports...
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Knicks looking to trade multiple backcourt players

Shumpert, Smith and Larkin could be on their way out of New York It is no secret the New York Knicks have a logjam of guards on the team. With Tim Hardaway Jr. being “deemed untouchable,” that leaves J.R. Smith, Iman Shumpert and Shane Larkin fighting for limited backcourt spots. Smith has the largest contract and is also the biggest risk of the bunch, while Iman Shumpert is...
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NBA Store sells out of James Cavs jerseys

(Credit: chatsports.com) So you’re a die hard Cavs fan, and you’ve endured four years of horrible basketball. You’ve witnessed 19, 21, 24 and 33 win seasons, and no playoff appearances. The best basketball player in the world has chosen to come and wear a Cavs jersey once again. Want to celebrate by purchasing  a Cleveland Cavaliers replica home, away or alternate jersey...
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Milwaukee claim Kendall Marshall off waivers

(Credit: bballbreakdown.com) The Los Angeles Lakers waived Kendall Marshall on Friday. Waiving Marshall was a clean break for the Lakers. They made every attempt to clear cap space that they can, and the plan was to wait for Marshall to clear waivers so they could bring him back on a minimum salary. According to ESPN.com’s Marc Stein, the Lakers have lost the chance to bring Marshall...
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Aaron Brooks to sign with the Bulls

      Free agent point guard Aaron Brooks is expected to sign to sign and finalize a deal with the Chicago Bulls, according to ESPN. The Bulls now have three point guards on their anticipated depth chart for the 2014-2015 NBA season, with Derrick Rose and Kirk Hinrich as their top two. Rose is coming off two straight injury-riddled seasons and Hinrich re-signed with the Bulls...
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Mario Chalmers takes dig at LeBron James and Cleveland

Chalmers took a dig at LeBron and his choice of choosing Cleveland over Miami “Little brother” Mario Chalmers, often took the brunt of LeBron James’ criticism on the court. The two could often times be seen barking at each other. King James was a mentor to Chalmers during his time in South Beach, despite reports of LeBron wanting to “kill” Chalmers. Of course there is...
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LeBron James has more power than NBA owners; could make $50 million per year

LeBron James has more power than NBA owners in a lot of ways In a potential scenario, LeBron James could make up to $50 million a year playing basketball. This is because in two years,  the NBA’s new television deals will be cut and thus, the salary cap will rise. Under the CBA, King James can essentially continue to opt out every two years and reap larger paydays. The nickname...
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Phil Jackson: Dwight Howard left Lakers because of Kobe

Phil Jackson said Dwight Howard left because of Kobe Bryant This may not be ground-breaking news anymore as most people pegged this to be the reason for Dwight Howard’s departure from the Los Angeles Lakers, but Phil Jackson cleared up any gray area there might have been. The Zen Master, in his new book, states that Howard had no interest coming back to the Lakers once Kobe told...
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Rudy Gay shares same opinion as Durant on why he couldn’t play for the Wizards

Rudy Gay said he can’t come back home because of ticket requests The Washington Wizards could be set up nicely over the next several years if Rudy Gay and Kevin Durant pull a LeBron James and decide they want to come home. Of course salary cap restrictions could come into play, but before this could even get to negotiations, Gay and Durant jokingly said they could never play for...
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Kevin Love still expected to meet obligations in Minnesota

Kevin Love may have one foot out of the door already in Minnesota, but trade talks have seemed to slow down a bit lately, or hit some unforeseen snags, as the Timberwolves seem to be in no huge rush to move the talented big man, and know they hold enough of the cards, at this point in time, to still pull off a move they like. The Golden State Warriors, as well as the Cleveland Cavaliers...
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Adam Silver is considering a mid-season tournament in Las Vegas

    credit: PhiDeltaTheta.org During his visit to Las Vegas this week for NBA summer league, NBA commissioner Adam Silver casually brought up a rather shocking idea for the league. Via Steve Aschburner of NBA.com: The popularity of the summer league in Las Vegas – with attendance up 25 percent, Silver said – has the league open to ideas for a greater role in the nation’s...
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Mike Miller and James Jones to the Cavs

image from nba.com   Have you played with LeBron James and the Heat recently? If so you can expect a call soon from Cavs GM David Griffin. Former Miami Heat wingmen Mike Miller and James Jones have come to agreements to play for the Cleveland Cavaliers. Mike Miller had reportedly been offered a 3 year deal worth $12 million, but instead chose to play for the Cavs on a 2 year $5...
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Dr. J says that he’d pay to watch two players; Jordan not in his top five all-time

Dr. J said he’d only pay to watch two NBA players Today on ESPN’s First Take, Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith along with moderator Cari Champion, had a chance to sit down with NBA legend Julius Erving. Dr. J was asked about his top five players of all-time – which did not include Michael Jordan, Larry Bird or Magic Johnson. This conversation was followed by Erving telling...
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Phil Jackson on Carmelo: “you can’t try to score every time you catch the ball”

New York Knicks president Phil Jackson can finally breathe a bit easier now that Carmelo Anthony has re-signed. But even with Melo returning to Gotham City, Jackson has made it clear – often times through subtle messages, that the Knicks are about more than just one player. The Zen Master is trying to create a culture that is focused on “team” instead of individuals. And although...
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Top five landing spots for Jameer Nelson

Jameer Nelson was recently released by the Orlando Magic. Orlando was the only place Nelson ever called home in the NBA. The former Saint Joseph’s standout, and college AP player of the year (2003) was taken 20th overall, by the Denver Nuggets, in the 2004 NBA Draft. The Magic traded for Nelson before he ever had a chance to suit up for Denver, and the rest is history. Full Story...
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Luol Deng agrees to a deal with the Heat

credit: USA Today The Miami Heat lost Lebron James in free agency, but they did pick up a quality small forward to plug into the starting lineup to go alongside Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade. That small forward would be Luol Deng, who has agreed to a 2 year, $20M deal with the Heat according to USA TODAY Sports. It is no secret that Deng was unhappy in Cleveland and a return to Chicago...
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