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Griffin: Relationship With Chris Paul Has Evolved Every Year

Blake Griffin had the best season of his career in 13-14 and his ability to coexist with Chris Paul has also improved in their third season together. "Every year (the relationship with Paul) has evolved," Griffin said Tuesday. "You can't expect two guys who have never played together before to just come in and just right away be the best of teammates and understand...
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Damien Inglis Declares For NBA Draft

Damien Inglis will declare for the 2014 NBA Draft. Inglis recently participated in the Nike Hoop Summit with the World Team. Several NBA scouts have told Yahoo Sports they are most attracted by Inglis' defensive ability. Inglis said he has no NBA buyout with Chorale de Roanne Basket. DraftExpress.com projects him as the 32nd overall pick in this year's draft. Inglis said...
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Isaiah Austin Leaves Baylor For NBA Draft

Isaiah Austin has announced his decision to declare for the 2014 NBA Draft. Austin returned to Baylor for his sophomore season after a shoulder injury. Austin is a 7-foot center currently projected to go early in the second round by Draft Express.
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Durant Shooting 36 Percent Against Tony Allen

During the first two games of their first round series, Kevin Durant is 9-for-25 (36 percent) while being guarded by Tony Allen and 10-for-18 (55.5 percent) against everyone else on the Memphis Grizzlies. Allen missed 27 games this season while recovering from a knee issue and appears to be healthier and faster. Allen is especially adept at avoiding screens to stick with Durant.
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Julius Randle Officially Declares For NBA Draft

Julius Randle officially announced he will declare for the NBA Draft in June. Randle will forgo his sophomore season. As a freshman, Randle averaged 14.8 points and 10.4 rebounds in 40 games.
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David Griffin Wants To Remain GM Of Cavs But Won't Campaign For Job

David Griffin is one of the NBA's most well-regarded front office executives and he's been serving as interim general manager of the Cleveland Cavaliers since the dismissal of Chris Grant. “I feel no great sense of wonder,” Griffin said about his future with the club. “I feel very confident ownership and myself will be moving in the same direction. But I also don...
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Jazz Considering Ettore Messina For Head Coaching Job

Ettore Messina has emerged as a strong candidate to become the next head coach of the Utah Jazz. Messina is currently head coach at CSKA and spent one season as an assistant for Mike Brown with the Los Angeles Lakers. The Jazz announced on Monday that they would not renew the contract of Ty Corbin. Jim Boylen is also a candidate, but his rough stint at the University of Utah could...
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Woodson Assistant: Knicks' Way Of Doing Things Will Never Work

Steve Kerr is considering becoming the head coach of the New York Knicks, though he has reservations about how he would operate under Madison Square Garden's stifling culture. Mike Woodson was fired by the Knicks on Monday. “This place is crazy,” one of Woodson’s former assistants said on the final day of the regular season. “Their way of doing things around here will never work.”
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Bryant Dunston Named Euroleague MVP For Playoffs Game 3

Bryant Dunston of Olympiacos Piraeus has been named playoffs Game 3 MVP honors after leading the Reds to a 78-76 victory over Real Madrid. Dunston was equally brilliant and efficient with 21 points on 9-of-10 two-point shooting, 9 rebounds, 4 assists and 2 steals en route to a performance index rating of 32, the best of all players in playoffs Game 3.
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K.J. McDaneils To Declare For NBA Draft

K.J. McDaniels will declare for the 2014 NBA Draft. McDaniels is a small forward out of Clemson. McDaniels averaged 17.1 points, 7.1 rebounds, 1.6 assists and 2.7 blocks in 33.7 minutes per game last season.
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Popovich Named NBA Coach Of The Year

Gregg Popovich has been named NBA Coach of the Year for the 13-14 season. Popovich received 59 first place votes out of 124. Jeff Hornacek placed second and Tom Thibodeau finished third. Steve Clifford, Dwane Casey, Terry Stotts, Doc Rivers, Scott Brooks, Mark Jackson and Jason Kidd rounded out the top-10.
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Mouhammadou Jaiteh Decides Not To Enter NBA Draft

After intending to declare for the NBA, French center Mouhammadou Jaiteh won’t formally enter his name in the June Draft, a source told RealGM. Jaiteh had been gauging feedback from the NBA, and the 6-foot-10 prospect ultimately decided to forgo the draft. Jaiteh will likely re-sign in France’s ProA league to continue his development. RealGM reported on March 25 that Jaiteh would...
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Kobe Bryant Begins Intense Six-Month Training Program

Kobe Bryant began an intense six-month training program with an early-morning workout Monday, sources with knowledge of the situation said. As he returns from a broken bone in his left lateral tibial plateau, Bryant has been cleared for running and shooting. Bryant was confident about pushing harder after receiving positive feedback during a consultation last week with the doctors...
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Masai Ujiri Fined $25,000 By NBA For Saying 'F*** Brooklyn'

Masai Ujiri has been fined $25,000 by the NBA for "using obscene language in a public setting." Ujiri said "F*** Brooklyn" during a pregame rally for the Toronto Raptors. The Raptors lost to the Nets in Game 1.
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Elfrid Payton Leaves Louisiana-Lafayette For NBA Draft

Elfrid Payton is leaving Louisiana-Lafayette for the 2014 NBA Draft after his junior season. Payton could become a late first round pick. Payton developed from a lightly recruited point guard out of Louisiana to one of the top floor leaders in the country. Several NBA executives told ESPN.com that Payton is likely to be selected somewhere in the 25 to 40 range.
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NBA can buy Bucks if no arena deal is in place

If a deal to build a new arena is not in place by November 2017, the NBA has the right to buy back the Milwaukee Bucks from incoming owners Wesley Edens and Mark Lasry. Sources told ESPN.com that the sale agreement announced last week to transfer the Bucks from longtime owner Herb Kohl to Edens and Lasry for a purchase price of $550 million includes a provision that allows the league...
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Steve Kerr Anticipates Talking Knicks' Job With Jackson

Steve Kerr finally acknowledged that he will be in discussions to become the next head coach of the New York Knicks. Mike Woodson was fired by the Knicks on Monday. "I do anticipate talking with Phil Jackson at some point. When that time comes, it will come," Kerr said. "For now, there's really not a whole lot to talk about." Kerr played for Jackson with the...
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DeAndre Liggins Named Defensive Player Of The Year

Sioux Falls Skyforce guard DeAndre Liggins has been selected as the 2014 NBA Development League’s Defensive Player of the Year by a vote of the league’s 17 head coaches. Liggins (6-6, 209, Kentucky) appeared in 42 regular season games for the Skyforce, anchoring the defensive efforts of a Sioux Falls team that held their opponents to league-lows of only 45 percent shooting from...
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NBA Admits Referees Should Have Awarded Howard Two Free Throws On Late Boxout With Freeland

The NBA acknowledged the officials missed a late call in the Portland Trail Blazers' 122-120 overtime win over the Houston Rockets in Game 1 on Sunday. "After video review by the league office, we have determined that the officials were incorrect in assessing a foul to the Rockets' Dwight Howard with 10.8 seconds remaining in overtime," Rod Thorn said in a statement...
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Report: Warriors To Buy New Site In San Francisco, Abandon Waterfront Plans

The Golden State Warriors and Salesforce.com have agreed on terms to sell the team a future arena site on a sprawling patch of Mission Bay land off Third Street, according to multiple sources. The sale would doom the proposed waterfront arena on Piers 30 and 32. The potential sale would connect the dots between a series of major real-estate transactions involving Salesforce and the...
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Jazz Part With Ty Corbin

The Utah Jazz announced they have elected not to offer Tyrone Corbin a new contract. “I would like to thank Ty and his staff for all of their hard work, dedication and professionalism over the last three-plus seasons,” Dennis Lindsey said in a statement. “This has not been an easy decision, but after a thorough review process, we as an organization feel that this is the...
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Damion James Won't Play For Spurs In Playoffs

Damion James remains technically on the playoff roster of the San Antonio Spurs, but won't participate in the playoffs. James will be kept by the Spurs for development over the summer.
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Source: Kerr Hasn't Spoken To TNT About Altering Schedule

Steve Kerr declined to comment on the New York Knicks' head coaching situation before he worked Sunday's game between the Chicago Bulls and Washington Wizards for TNT. "I hope you understand, but I'm not talking about anything," Kerr said. A source close to Kerr emphatically denied a report that he has spoken with his bosses at Turner Sports about altering his...
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Joakim Noah To Be Named Defensive Player Of The Year

Joakim Noah will be named the NBA's Defensive Player of the Year. The Chicago Bulls and the NBA will make a formal announcement on Monday. Noah's strong play on defense allowed the Bulls to remain a playoff team despite the season-ending injury to Derrick Rose and trade of Luol Deng.
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Knicks Fire Mike Woodson, Will Search For New Coach Immediately

The New York Knicks fired Mike Woodson and his coaching staff on Monday. “I have a tremendous amount of respect for Mike Woodson and his entire staff,” Phil Jackson said in a statement. “The coaches and players on this team had an extremely difficult 2013-14 season, and blame should not be put on one individual. But the time has come for change throughout the franchise...
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