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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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Paul Pierce inks a deal with the Wizards

  Credit: NBA.com Paul Pierce won’t be returning to Brooklyn next season, but he is staying in the Eastern Conference. Sources have told ESPN.com that Pierce has agreed to a 2 year, $11M deal with the Washington Wizards. This comes after news broke that Trevor Ariza would not be staying with the Wizards after he agreed to a 4 year, $32M deal with the Rockets.  In wake of LeBron...
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Dan Gilbert opens up about secret meeting with LeBron

Dan Gilbert talked about his secret meeting he had with LeBron James Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert probably feels like he is on cloud nine right now with the recent news of LeBron James coming back to Cleveland. But this feeling of euphoria took four long years to experience along with no communication between the two. “The Decision,” certainly wasn’t LeBron’s finest...
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Delonte West Has a Weird LeBron Tweet

Delonte West and LeBron James were teammates with the Cleveland Cavaliers a while back. Delonte has been out of the league for a few years, probably for a few reasons, but it seems like he’s still trying to make a comeback. There have been tons of rumors about the Delonte/LeBron relationship, many of which include LeBron’s mom. We won’t get into too much detail here, but if...
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Surprised team trying to get into the Luol Deng bidding war

The Phoenix Suns are pushing hard for Luol Deng The Phoenix Suns have been pushing to land a marquee free agent to add to their young, exciting team. And, although the Suns landed Isaiah Thomas, they have failed to be a serious threat to land any of the big names thus far. However, that could all change if the Suns were to land Luol Deng. Even though Deng isn’t considered to be...
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Jazz break the bad news to the Hornets

The Charlotte Hornets pulled a tactic to land a coveted free agent this Summer. The Hornets offered Utah Jazz restricted free agent, Gordon Hayward, a deal that would land the 24-year old wing in Charlotte for four-years. The deal was worth a reported $63 million, and the Jazz had three days to match if they planned to keep Hayward locked up. Reports were all over the place, as many...
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Chris Bosh agrees to five-year deal with Heat

In what is probably the second most shocking new of NBA Free Agency, Chris Bosh, has reportedly decided to forgo a four-year, $88 million deal with the Houston Rockets, to remain in South Beach, with the Miami Heat. The reported deal is five-years and worth $118 million. With LeBron James heading back to Cleveland, it appears as if Chris Bosh has become the Heat’s centerpiece....
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Elfrid Payton impressive during Orlando Summer League

The Magic’s newest point guard prospect, Elfrid Payton, has begun to make a name for himself, for the Magic, during Orlando’s Summer League, averaging 9.2 points, 5.2 rebounds, 7.0 assists, on 16-27 from the field over the course of five games. Payton’s minutes varied, depending on the game, but he looked very impressive when given steady playing time. READ MORE! http://wp...
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Pau Gasol Working on an Agreement

With the free agency dominos finally beginning to fall, Pau Gasol is one of the big names still left on the market. There have been a variety of teams interested in Pau’s services, including the Oklahoma City Thunder, Chicago Bulls, San Antonio Spurs, and New York Knicks. It looks like we may finally know where Pau will end up. Pau Gasol, Chicago working to complete an agreement...
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Report: Vince Carter signs with Grizzlies

The Memphis Grizzlies were in the market from some wing scoring, and they may have found some nice help. Vince Carter, who is coming off of a strong season with the Dallas Mavericks, has agreed to a deal with the Grizzlies. Vince Carter has agreed to a three-year, $12M deal with Memphis, league source tells Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 12, 2014 The third...
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