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Cavs, Celtics Have Discussed Kevin Love Trade

The Boston Celtics and Cleveland Cavaliers have held preliminary trade talks centered around Kevin Love. There have also been very preliminary discussions about expanding the deal to include Carmelo Anthony, who would have to waive his no-trade clause with the New York Knicks to facilitate a trade to the Cavaliers. The Knicks would receive draft picks and players in return with one...
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Kevin Durant: I Want To Finish This Thing Out With The Thunder

The Oklahoma City Thunder have held no internal discussions nor have they explored trading Kevin Durant ahead of the deadline. Durant will be a free agent this offseason. Durant was asked if he ever gave thought to the possibility of the Thunder trading him away. “I really don’t know. I doubt it, but we’ll see. I guess now that you said something, I might not be able to sleep...
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Spurs, Warriors, Cavs, Raptors, Celtics, Clippers In Top-10 On Offense, Defense

We're roughly at the midway point of the season and there are now six teams who are in the top-10 in both offensive and defensive efficiency in the San Antonio Spurs, Golden State Warriors, Cleveland Cavaliers, Toronto Raptors, Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers. The Oklahoma City Thunder, Utah Jazz, Portland Trail Blazers and Houston Rockets are also in the top-10 in offensive...
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Chris Bosh Withdraws From ASG, Al Horford Chosen As Replacement

Chris Bosh has withdrawn from the All-Star Game with an unspecified injury. Al Horford will replace Bosh on the Eastern Conference team.
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Nuggets Could Hire Chauncey Billups As Assistant GM If Karnisovas Leaves

The Denver Nuggets could look to hire Chauncey Billups to replace Arturas Karnisovas as assistant general manager. Karnisovas is a candidate for the Brooklyn Nets' general manager job. Billups still wants the chance to join a front office. “I still do have those aspirations,” Billups said. “I’m not just going to jump in anywhere. I would like for it to be a nice situation...
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Gregg Popovich: I Get Very Envious Of Warriors

Gregg Popovich offered extremely high praise of the Golden State Warriors. "I've spent more time thinking about Golden State than I have any other team I've ever thought about in my whole career," Popovich told ESPN Radio on Friday. "Because they are really fun. I'd go buy a ticket and go watch them play. And when I see them move the ball, I get very envious. When I see them shoot...
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Kings Make It Clear DeMarcus Cousins Not Available

The Sacramento Kings have made it clear DeMarcus Cousins is not available ahead of the trade deadline. The Kings considered trading Cousins last June amid a difference of personalities between he and George Karl, but the franchise decided to keep him. The Kings remain in playoff contention in the Western Conference.
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Celtics Have Nearly No Interest In Dwight Howard, Prefer Al Horford

The Boston Celtics are reluctant to trade significant assets for a player who will be a free agent in the offseason. “This team is not in it for the short term,” one league source said. The Celtics have been linked to Dwight Howard and Al Horford, but sources say a deal for either player is unlikely. The Celtics have almost no interest in Howard, who is 30 and has been injury...
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LeBron James Remains Undecided On 2016 Olympics

LeBron James is undecided about whether he'll play for the United States in the 2016 Olympics in Rio this summer. James has participated in the 2004, 2008 and 2012 Olympics for the United States. James has been in every Finals since 2011 and the Cleveland Cavaliers are the favorites to represent the Eastern Conference.
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Kevin Durant Wasn't Familiar With One-Plus-One Contract Possibility

Kevin Durant was asked if he's considered the possibility of signing a one-plus-one contract this offseason with the Oklahoma City Thunder, which would allow him to become a free agent again in 2017. Durant could then decide his future alongside Russell Westbrook, who will be a free agent in 2017. Durant would also be positioned to receive a super max contract in 2017. "Actually...
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Kawhi Leonard Has Largest Wingspan Ratio Of Any All-Star In Past 15 Years

Part of the success of players like Kawhi Leonard and Draymond Green are their incredibly long wingspans. Leonard has an 11.5 percent increase of his wingspan from his height, which is the highest amongst All-Stars. Leonard is 6'6 and has a 7'3 wingspan. Green has a 9.7 percent increase as he's just under 6'6 and has a 7'1.25 wingspan. NBA players have a wingspan-to-height ratio...
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Some Warriors Think They'll Sign Kevin Durant In Free Agency

The Golden State Warriors are considered the most likely destination for Kevin Durant should he leave the Oklahoma City Thunder in the offseason. "He is definitely not out of Oklahoma City. If they win it this year, most likely he stays. "There are people in Golden State who think they're getting him. There are people in management and I think some players too. Kevin Durant likes...
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Dunc'd On: Awards

Host Nate Duncan (@NateDuncanNBA) and Danny Leroux of RealGM and the Sporting News (@DannyLeroux) review the first three months of the season and hand out awards, including MVP, DPOY, all three All-NBA teams and more, plus a some new awards and reactions to the latest news.
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Bryan Colangelo, Arturas Karnisovas, Sean Marks Believed To Be Nets' Top GM Candidates

Bryan Colangelo, Arturas Karnisovas and Sean Marks are believed to be the top candidates for the Brooklyn Nets' general manager vacancy. The Nets hope to narrow their candidates to two or three by the end of All-Star weekend. Billy King was fired by the Nets in January. Danny Ferry and Gersson Rosas are also known candidates for the job.
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NBA To Discuss Adding Corporate Logos On Jerseys For 17-18 Season

The NBA sent out a memo seeking feedback about placing corporate logos on uniforms for the 17-18 season. The initiative must be approved by the Board of Governors in April, which would allow teams a year to sell the space and it would also coincide with the start of their deal with Nike. The NBA is proposing 50 percent of the money from a deal would be kept by the team with the other...
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Paul Pierce: I Might Be The Reason Celtics Get Ben Simmons

Paul Pierce played in what may be his final game at the TD Garden on Wednesday in an overtime thriller. Pierce was traded by the Celtics to the Brooklyn Nets in 2013 in a package that included several draft picks. The Celtics own the Nets' pick this year, which could be a high lottery pick. “I’m helping build this team,” Pierce said with a laugh. “Hey, I might be the reason...
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RealGM Radio: Warriors' Announcer Jim Barnett

Host Danny Leroux (@DannyLeroux) and longtime Warriors announcer and former NBA player Jim Barnett (@uograd66) discuss the Warriors (1:30), getting drafted by the Celtics (26:11), playing for player-coach Bill Russell (28:41), what players from the past could compete today (35:00), Wilt Chamberlain (36:10) and his top ten players of all time (43:52). Subscribe to RealGM Radio...
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Stephen Curry Has Best Pre-ASG PER Since Jordan In 87-88

Stephen Curry heads into the All-Star Game with a NBA-leading PER of 32.0, which is the best pre-ASG mark since Michael Jordan's 32.4 PER in the 1987-88 season. Curry is the clear frontrunner for MVP at this point in the season.Pre-ASG/Post-ASG/Total 15-16: Stephen Curry: 32.0 14-15: Anthony Davis: 31.6 / 28.8 / 30.7 13-14: Kevin Durant: 30.2 / 28.2 / 29.5 12-13: LeBron James: 31...
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Rockets Engaging With Teams On Dwight Howard Trade

The Houston Rockets have begun contacting teams about a trade involving Dwight Howard. Howard plans on becoming a free agent this offseason and both sides have uncertainty on his place with the franchise. The Rockets are working with Howard’s agent, Dan Fegan, on possible destinations.
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Raptors Have Held Talks On Kenneth Faried, Thaddeus Young

The Toronto Raptors have emerged as the best threat to the Cleveland Cavaliers in the Eastern Conference and have been active in searching for an upgrade at power forward. The Raptors, sources say, have had exploratory discussions to gauge the possibility of acquiring Denver's Kenneth Faried, Brooklyn's Thaddeus Young and the Phoenix duo of Markieff Morris and P.J. Tucker. Young...
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DeMar DeRozan Feels At Home With Raptors

DeMar DeRozan will be a free agent for the first time in his career but he says it will be "pretty tough" for a team to sign him away from the Toronto Raptors. "My whole mindset has always been this is home for me," DeRozan said. "I never think otherwise unless it's brought up to me, or you see things, or people ask you about certain things. "This has always been home to me. I took...
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Chris Bosh Treating All-Star Game Like It Could Be His Last

Chris Bosh is treating this All-Star Game as if it will be his last one. Bosh will return to Toronto where he played from 2003 until 2010. "This will be the last year that I'm worried about it," Bosh said. "I figured I've had a pretty good run." Bosh has made 11 All-Star Games. "I mean, it's 11 times for me," Bosh said. "It's newer, younger guys coming up. It's getting tougher and...
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Morey, Harden, Howard Have Extended Meeting Following Loss

Daryl Morey, James Harden and Dwight Howard had an extended meeting following the Houston Rockets' loss at the Portland Trail Blazers ahead of the All-Star break. The Rockets could be aggressive ahead of the deadline, though it isn't clear if they'll be buyers or sellers. "We know they want to swing big deals," said Windhorst. J.B. Bickerstaff called the Rockets "a broken team" following...
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Kings' Minority Owners Fought Ranadive On Firing George Karl

The Sacramento Kings decided to hold off on firing George Karl this week, but it could have been for financial issues. "The reason they didn't fire George Karl was over monetary concerns. Vivek Ranadive does not own a majority of the team. He's the controlling owner. They're paying so many coaches not to coach that his partners really fought him on swallowing another contract. That...
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Phil Jackson Giving Kurt Rambis 'Chance To Win' Knicks' Job

Kurt Rambis is serving as interim head coach of the New York Knicks after Derek Fisher was fired. Rambis has another shot after failing as a head coach with the Minnesota Timberwolves. "I do think Phil Jackson wants Kurt Rambis to be successful. I think he wants the Knicks to have a good second half so he can give Rambis the job," said Windhorst. "(Rambis is) going to have to accomplish...
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