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Lakers Expect Kobe Bryant To Retire In 2016

Mitch Kupchak has said he expects the 15-16 season to be the final one for Kobe Bryant. "He has indicated to me that this is it," Kupchak said. "There have been no discussions about anything going forward. I don't think there will be." Bryant will be in the final season of his current deal with the Los Angeles Lakers and will earn $25 million. "I think it is clear," he continued...
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Nuggets Rebuilding Around Gallinari, Nurkic; Could Trade Lawson, Faried

The Denver Nuggets are expected to make Ty Lawson and/or Kenneth Faried available in trade talks before the June 25th draft. The Nuggets believe Danilo Gallinari and Jusuf Nurkic are the two centerpieces of their rebuilding efforts. Denver figures to have cap space in the coming seasons, but free agency hasn't been an area of success for the franchise historically.
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Kyrie Irving Misses Shootaround, Questionable For Game

Kyrie Irving skipped the Cleveland Cavaliers' shootaround on Friday morning in Atlanta in order to undergo additional evaluation with head team physician Dr. Richard Parker. After continuing his treatment following Wednesday night’s game, symptoms related to his left knee tendinitis had not diminished and additional evaluation was recommended. Irving will be listed as Questionable for Game 2.
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Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast: May 22nd

In Friday's episode, Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Daniel Leroux of RealGM (@DannyLeroux) review Game 2 between the Warriors and Rockets and discuss some league news including the selections for the All-NBA teams. Click here to listen or download. Subscribe on iTunes or via the XML feed.
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Kyrie Irving: I Just Don't Have It Right Now

Kyrie Irving is battling an injured foot and knee, severely limiting his effectiveness. "I just don't have it right now," said Irving. "The most frustrating thing is seeing holes in the defenses that I'm used to attacking," he said. "I tried to make one move and I accelerated and then I stopped and passed it." With his mobility limited, Irving may have to rely on jumpers.
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Allen Iverson Pushed By China Promoters To Play, Delayed In China Tour

Despite signing an agreement to coach a Chinese tour, Allen Iverson has been pushed so hard to play by local promoters in Harbin, China, that officials held the 11-time NBA All-Star in the city and delayed his next stop, sources told RealGM on Thursday. Iverson won in his head coaching debut Wednesday, leading Team Iverson to a 10-point victory over Lioning. A future basketball Hall...
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LeBron Admits Playing Too Much ISO-Ball In Game 1

LeBron James had a good floor game and scored 31 points, but he continued his postseason inefficiency as a scorer in Game 1. The Cleveland Cavaliers' 18-point fourth quarter lead was cut down to four by the Atlanta Hawks. “We can’t worry about how many points we’re up or how many points we’re down; we have to continue to play our game. It starts with me. I take all the responsibility...
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Alvin Gentry Wants Pelicans' Head Coaching Job

Alvin Gentry has emerged as a leading candidate for the New Orleans Pelicans' head coaching job. Gentry interviewed on Monday with Mickey Loomis and Dell Demps and he believes the opportunity to coach Anthony Davis would be career defining. ''He's more than interested,'' the source said Thursday morning. "He really believes that this is a job that would certainly define him as a...
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Chandler Parsons Mum On Whether Surgery Was Microfracture

Chandler Parsons was rumored to need microfracture surgery, but his surgery was simply announced as arthroscopic to address a cartilage issue in his right knee. "I don't think they want me to answer whether it was or not," said Parsons. Parsons missed part of the final stretch of the regular season and was shut down in the playoffs after Game 1.
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Lester Hudson Offered $2M Contract To Return To China

The Liaoning Leopards have offered Lester Hudson a $2 million contract to return to the club next season, according to the Shenyang Daily. Hudson led Lianing to second place in the regular season and lost to the Beijing Ducks in the CBA finals. Hudson played for the Los Angeles Clippers after the CBA season finished.
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Curry, LeBron, Davis, Harden, M. Gasol On All-NBA First Team

Stephen Curry and LeBron James headline the 14-15 All-NBA First Team as unanimous selections. Also on the First Team are Anthony Davis, Marc Gasol and James Harden. On the Second Team are LaMarcus Aldridge, DeMarcus Cousins, Pau Gasol, Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul. On the Third Team are Blake Griffin, Tim Duncan, DeAndre Jordan, Klay Thompson and Kyrie Irving. Voting Results...
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DeMarre Carroll's Left Knee Has No Structural Damage

DeMarre Carroll escaped structural damage to his left knee following an MRI test. Carroll suffered a scary non-contact injury during the second half of Game 1 on Wednesday. Carroll is listed as day-to-day.
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Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast: May 21th

In Thursday's episode, Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Daniel Leroux of RealGM (@DannyLeroux) review Game 1 between the Hawks and Cavs and discuss the selections for the All-Defensive team. Click here to listen or download. Subscribe on iTunes or via the XML feed.
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Lakers Likely To Pick Remaining Big With 2nd Overall Pick

The Los Angeles Lakers will consider D'Angelo Russell, but the early indications are that they will choose whichever highly touted big man the Minnesota Timberwolves pass on with the first overall pick. Karl-Anthony Towns is widely considered the top prospect in the draft, but reports have indicated that Flip Saunders also will strongly consider Jahlil Okafor. Many NBA executives...
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Dwight Howard Questionable For Game 2, Rockets Preparing For Him Not To Play

Dwight Howard is questionable for Game 2 with a sprained left knee. Howard sat out the Houston Rockets' practice on Wednesday. Howard and Kevin McHale both said that his availability will depend how he feels Thursday throughout the day and before game time. "I have to listen to my body," Howard said. "The most important thing is that I'm healthy. Nobody can understand an injury but...
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Wizards Committed To Max For Bradley Beal, Would Prefer To Wait Until 2016

Bradley Beal becomes eligible for a contract extension this offseason with the Washington Wizards, but doing so would compromise their cap space for 2016. The Wizards intend to pursue Kevin Durant next offseason if they have sufficient cap space. The Wizards are committed to giving Beal a max contract eventually, but hope to time it in a way that is similar to what the San Antonio...
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Towns, Okafor, Russell, Mudiay Go 1-4 In First Post-Lottery Mocks

With the lottery complete, we can now begin to have a realistic idea of which players will end up with which teams. The following three mocks are the first projections from ESPN's Chad Ford, Jonathan Givony of Draft Express and Aran Smith of NBADraft. ESPN1. MIN: Karl-Anthony Towns2. LAL: Jahlil Okafor3. PHI: D'Angelo Russell4. NYK: Emmanuel Mudiay5. ORL: Kristaps Porzingis6. SAC...
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Wolves Willing To Consider Trading No. 1 Overall Pick

The Minnesota Timberwolves have openly mentioned the possibility of trading away the first overall pick. Glen Taylor admitted it is unlikely, but not something they're prepared to rule out. Taylor said it is something that will be “part of any conversation.” “You never know what it could mean, if you could get the right one or two guys that could change your team,” Taylor...
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Kawhi, Draymond, Tony Allen, Jordan, Paul Headline All-Defensive Team

Kawhi Leonard, Draymond Green, Tony Allen, DeAndre Jordan and Chris Paul have been named to the 14-15 NBA All-Defensive First Team. Leonard, Green and Jordan are all on the First Team for the first time in their career. On the All-Defensive Second Team are Anthony Davis, Jimmy Butler, Andrew Bogut, John Wall and Tim Duncan. Rudy Gobert headlined the list of players also receiving...
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Jusuf Nurkic To Undergo Surgery For Patella Tendon Tear

Jusuf Nurkic is scheduled to undergo knee surgery Wednesday for a slight tear of the patella tendon. Nurkic is expected to be sidelined 3 to 4 months while he recovers. Nurkic would then be able to have some sort of basketball activity around September.
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Stephen Curry Fined $5K By NBA For Flopping Violation In Game 1 Of WCF

Stephen Curry was fined $5,000 by the NBA for his flopping violation in Game 1 of the Western Conference finals, the league announced. The Golden State Warriors defeated the Houston Rockets in Game 1. The flop occurred on this play.
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ESPN Draws Its Best Ever Rating For NBA Lottery

The 2015 NBA Draft Lottery drew a 3.2 overnight rating, making it the highest rated lottery ever shown on ESPN, according to Ben Cafardo. With the Los Angeles Lakers, New York Knicks and Philadelphia 76ers at the top of the lottery, ratings were expected to be up. The Miami Heat also were in a situation where they could lose their pick entirely. The top-5 local markets were Memphis...
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Game 1 Of WCF On ESPN Up 38 Percent Compared To 2013

Game 1 of the Western Conference Finals between the Golden State Warriors and Houston Rockets on ESPN drew a 5.4 overnight rating, according to Ben Cafardo of ESPN. That is up 38 percent from the last time ESPN televised the WCF in 2013 featuring the San Antonio Spurs and Memphis Grizzlies. The Warriors and Rockets play in the sixth largest and 10th largest markets in the county...
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Scott Brooks Passing On Interviews With Nuggets, Pelicans

Scott Brooks is passing on opportunities to interview with the Denver Nuggets and New Orleans Pelicans. Brooks appears inclined to sit out the entire 15-16 season. Brooks has a 338-207 career coaching record following his tenure with the Oklahoma City Thunder and wants to return to the sideline at some point in the future. Brooks was fired by the Thunder this offseason. Brooks wants...
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Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast: May 20th

In Wednesday's episode, Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Daniel Leroux of RealGM (@DannyLeroux) review Game One between the Warriors and Rockets and also discuss the results of the NBA Draft Lottery. Click here to listen or download. The Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast is now also available on its own iTunes page.
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