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Report: Kirk Hinrich verbally commits to the Chicago Bulls

  Nothing like going home, just ask Kirk Hinrich as the free agent and the Chicago Bulls have verbally agreed to a two-year deal. This means that Hinrich will return to the team that originally drafted him via the Chicago Tribune. Hinrich, who spent his first seven seasons with the Bulls, is expected to sign a two-year [...]
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July 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Carmelo Anthony and Mike D’Antoni back together again

  Remember back when Coach D’Antoni was the head coach of the New York Knicks? Remember when it was speculated Carmelo Anthony was a driving force to the Mike’s end in New York? Apparently, that’s all hog wash,Melo enjoys fronting or the two have really buried the hatchet as he told media during Team USA practice [...]
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July 08, 2012  |  Discuss

New York Knicks meeting with Marcus Camby Sunday, Tyson Chandler hopes he gets a back-up

  At first it seemed the Miami Heat were odds on favorites to land Marcus Camby, but as they used their MLE on Ray Allen — and other circumstances — the New York Knicks have become favorites. No one is more hopeful about the potential signing as Tyson Chandler as the team needs a solid back [...]
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July 08, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Mike D’Antoni smiles as Blake Griffin dunks ball from a bounce pass off of wall at Team USA practice

  Looks like Mike D’Antoni is smiling again and it appears it has to do with Blake Griffin. Blake Griffin throws down one hell of a dunk from a bounce pass off of a wall at a Team USA practice that the whole gym ”OOOHHH-ing” and “AHHHH-ing” H/T I Am A GM
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July 07, 2012  |  Discuss

USA Baskeball finalizes roster for 2012 London Olympics

Before heading into Saturday’s practice in Las Vegas 10 of the 12 roster spots were already finalized with Carmelo Anthony, Kobe Bryant, LeBron James, Chris Paul, Deron Williams, Kevin Durant, Tyson Chandler, Russell Westbrook, Kevin Love and Blake Griffin. After much discussin by USA Basketball Chairman Jerry Colangelo and the coaching staff they gave the final two [...]
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July 07, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NBA Rumor Central: Chris Kaman interested in Indiana Pacers, Dallas Mavericks, others

  The Indiana Pacers have a back-up plan just in case the franchise doesn’t match Portland’s offer for Roy Hibbert. The unrestricted free agent visited with Indiana this week, but also has received interest from a handful of other NBA teams as reported by Alex Kennedy. Sources say Kaman, who met with Indiana team officials [...]
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July 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Is Jarret Jack correct, is Ray Allen a traitor?

  By now you may have heard that Ray Allen has decided to join the Miami Heat instead of the Boston Celtics, while many people saw this coming, for some reason there was this instantaneous outpouring citing that Ray Allen is in fact a traitor. Even Jarret Jack of the New Orleans Hornets. Am I [...]
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July 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Ray Allen reportedly commits to the Miami Heat

  Earlier on Friday, Ray Allen was reported to have left the Miami Heat without giving them a definitive answer, feeling conflicted, but apparently he weighed the pros of both Boston and Miami and according to Marc Spears Ray Allen is committed to Miami. Following Heat owner Micky Arison’s tweet, several sources tell Yahoo! Sports [...]
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July 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Team USA Gears Up in Las Vegas

  Team USA geared up for practice in Las Vegas on Friday with the final 12 man team will be announced Saturday. Team USA will face the Domincan Republic in a warm-up match next Thursday. http://landing.newsinc.com/shared/video.html?freewheel=90277&sitesection=lvrj&VID=23655008
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July 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Have you been craving NBA footage?? Here’s 60 minutes+ of highlights

  The FINE FOLKS over at Cosby Sweaters, well one of their video editors, put together this wonderful youtube video of NBA highlights through the years. The editing is beautifully done and is over SIXTY MINUTES of footage and 20 songs are used and is a nice change to all the NBA rumors and free agency [...]
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July 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Report:Philadelphia 76ers plan on using amnesty on Elton Brand, sign Nick Young to one-year deal

  The Philadelphia 76ers have joined free agency, but first they put their amnesty clause to good use as they amnestied Elton Brand and his $18.1 million contract which gave them room to sign shooter Nick Young to a one-year $6 million deal, which won’t become official until July 11th. The decision was made in order to [...]
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July 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Denver Nuggets Roster as it Stands Now

  I have heard and read the many complaints of the Denver Nuggets fanatics on social media and through e-mails. Their see-sawing concerns on why the Los Angeles Clippers, Lakers, Rockets are making moves and not Denver. Perhaps, the thought of Denver being s
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July 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Miami Fox Affiliate reported Ray Allen signed to Miami Heat based off of a FAKE twitter account

  Those fake Woj, Chris Broussard, Stephen Smith accounts are the worst. People on twitter want to be the first to report something, they don’t double-check the handle, let alone the account. Now the fake accounts even have tricked journalists and radio stations such as this Miami Fox affiliate who reported on twitter and LIVE [...]
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July 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Nicolas Batum verbally agrees to Minnesota Timberwolves four-year $45 million offer sheet

  Looks as if the Portland Trailblazers may lose another player as Nicolas Batum has verbally agreed to the terms of a four-year $45 million offer sheet by the Minnesota Timberwolves via ESPN.  Restricted free agent Nicolas Batum has agreed to terms on an offer sheet with the Timberwolves and is hoping the Portland Trail Blazerseither [...]
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July 06, 2012  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets and Jeremy Lin agree on a four-year $29 million offer; reportedly Knicks will match

  Soon Jeremy Lin will be a little richer — either it be by the Rockets or the Knicks — as Lin and the Rockets verbally agreed on a four-year $29 million offer via Adrian Wojnarowski. Jeremy Lin has agreed to sign a four-year, $28.8 million offer sheet with the Houston Rockets, league sources told [...]
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July 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Video: Steve Nash parodies “Dark Knight Rises”

  Steve Nash gets his batman on in this little gem of a parody in which the new Los Angeles Laker goes from blimp to fit. H/T I Am A GM
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July 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Toronto Raptors trading for Houston Rockets’ Kyle Lowry

  The Toronto Raptors may have lost the Steve Nash sweepstakes, but they are still on the hunt for a decent point guard. Enter Kyle Lowry and the Houston Rockets. The Toronto Raptors are on the verge of acquiring guard Kyle Lowry from the Houston Rockets, according to sources briefed on the discussions.  Sources told [...]
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July 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Los Angeles Clippers agree on a deal with Jamal Crawford and Chauncey Billups

  The battle for Los Angeles is back on as the Clippers have reportedly agreed on a one-year deal with Chauncey Billups and a three-year deal with Jamal Crawford per the L.A. Times. Crawford, an unrestricted free agent who opted out of his $5.2 million contract with the Portland Trail Blazers, has been offered a [...]
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July 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Reportedly LeBron James has love child with a TV reporter

  LeBron James has had a fantastic few months, including leading the Miami Heat to another championship — and his first — becoming MVP and all the glory surrounding him not being ringless anymore. However, LeBron James may have an alleged  secret love child with a former t.v. reporter from Cleveland named Sharon Reed. Sharon was a former [...]
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July 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Dallas Mavericks and Jason Kidd closing in on deal

  Now that Steve Nash and Deron Williams have made their decisions, it’s rumored that Jason Kidd will too and this time he may just stay with the Mavericks per ESPN. Jason Kidd appears prepared to end his career where he started it — with the Dallas Mavericks. The 39-year-old is closing in on a [...]
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July 05, 2012  |  Discuss

2012 NBA Rumor Central: New York Knicks “favorites” to land Raymond Felton

  While the New York Knicks lost the Nash sweepstakes, and Jeremy Lin is mulling an offer from the Houston Rockets — which they can match — the New York Knicks are adamant on bidding on a point guard. It seems their old pal Raymond Felton may just land back in the Big Apple per Frank Isola. [...]
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July 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Forget all the hate, Steve Nash is on a contender….again

  It’s so easy to hate….on theLos Angeles Lakers. Ask anyone from the other 29 fanbases and they will give you 99 slanderous comments to one positive comment. It’s less about the Laker team, but more about the dolts that root for the Lakers. The fanboys. The entitled bandwagon nincompoops that ( well at least some of them) can’t tell [...]
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July 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Houston Rockets offered Jeremy Lin four-year $31 million deal

  While, New York lost on the Steve Nash sweepstakes, it seems they may not want to lose on the Lin-Sanity sweepstakes. Houston Rockets have offered Jeremy Lin a four-year $31 million offer via Marc Berman. Rockets general manager Daryl Morey had his second crack at Jeremy Lin yesterday and offered him a back-loaded deal [...]
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July 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Phoenix Suns sign Michael Beasley to three-year $18 million deal

  The Phoenix Suns and Michael Beasley have agreed to a three-year deal as reported by Marc Stein: The Phoenix Suns have reached a verbal commitment with free-agent forward Michael Beasley on a three-year deal worth $18 million, according to sources familiar with the deal. Nothing will be 100% confirmed as nothing can be signed [...]
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July 05, 2012  |  Discuss

Report: Steve Nash attempting to convince Grant Hill to join Los Angeles Lakers

  This is the way NBA Free Agency works: rumors spread like wildfire, and trades happen quietly and sneak upon you like a ninja. Now, that it’s confirmed that Steve Nash will be a Laker it seems he wants to take someone with him. No, not the medical staff, but Grant Hill as being reported [...]
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July 04, 2012  |  Discuss
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