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Dallas Mavericks Closing in on Deal with Jeremy Lin

MINNEAPOLIS, MN – MARCH 25: Jeremy Lin #17 of the Los Angeles Lakers shoots the ball against the Minnesota Timberwolves on March 25, 2015 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory...
Via The Sports Journal
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R.I.P. City – The Dynasty That Never Was

Before signing a four-year, $80 million contract with the San Antonio Spurs, all-star big man LaMarcus Aldridge was the last man standing from the trio that was supposed to bring the Portland Trail Blazers back to glory. While the Boston Celtics were forming the new NBA phenomenon of the “Big 3″ by adding Kevin Garnett and Ray [&hellip The post R.I.P. City – The Dynasty...
Via No Coast Bias
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Your Morning Dump… Where Marcus Smart is already in attack mode

Every morning, we compile the links of the day and dump them here… highlighting the big story line. Because there’s nothing quite as satisfying as a good morning dump. Smart didn’t have a great shooting night — he finished 6-of-20 overall, missing eight of the 10 3-pointers he hoisted — but he relentlessly attacked the basket, which resulted in shooting 13 free throws...
Via Red's Army
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Jahlil Okafor Impresses in NBA Summer League Debut

The third pick of the 2015 NBA Draft had a great showing in his first tune-up as a pro. Jahlil Okafor finished his debut with 20 points to go along with 9 rebounds. Okafor displayed his full arsenal of offensive skills during the duration of the game. After a years of sulking, 76ers fans may finally have something to cheer about. Check out Okafor’s highlights in the video below. 
Via The Front Office News
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The time is now or never for Rajon Rondo

Only Rajon Rondo can decide how his NBA future pans out Seeing a public figure hit rock bottom is one of the most peculiar things to witness. A star athlete who hits the bottom of the surface? Now that in itself is a story. We see it all the time, the star athlete who has been handed the keys to the kingdom (fame, fortune, women, notoriety, success), reaches the peak of their powers...
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Oklahoma City Thunder: How bad do OKC want Enes Kanter back?

#34 Enes Kanter At the end of the 2014-15 NBA Season, Center for the Oklahoma City Thunder Enes Kanter became a restricted free agent (RFA). With a successful season in Oklahoma after landing there due to a three-team trade, the big man averaged 18.7 points per game as well as 11 rebounds per game. A consistent center that averages a double-double is definitely worth a lot of money...
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Are the Los Angeles Clippers Finally Moving Jamal Crawford?

LOS ANGELES, CA – APRIL 28: Jamal Crawford #11 of the Los Angeles Clippers shoots over Manu Ginobili #20 of the San Antonio Spurs during Game Five of the Western Conference quarterfinals of the 2015 NBA Playoffs at Staples Center on April 28, 2015 in Los Angeles, California. (Mandatory credit: Photo by Stephen Dunn/Getty Images) It seems as if Jamal Crawford has been on the trading...
Via The Sports Journal
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Young veterans look to summer league to refine skills

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) The NBA summer leagues were created, in part, for players like Marcus Smart and Dante Exum. The first-round picks from the 2014 draft - Exum at No. 5 and Smart at No. 6 - were both considered talents that would need some refining. They finished their rookie seasons as starters, but combined they barely averaged 10 points. Summer league is the first glimpse of...
Via AP on Fox
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Reloaded: Spurs not only win offseason, they win future

Of all the deals and dollars thrown around since the NBA’s free-agency frenzy began last week, this figure might be the most indicative of the league’s rising — and rebooted — super power: The $1.4 million David West reportedly took to sign with the San Antonio Spurs. Yes, DeAndre Jordan took his massive skills to the Dallas Mavericks for a massive payday, leaving the Clippers...
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How do the Phoenix Suns Look after Striking out on LaMarcus Aldridge?

PHOENIX, AZ – JUNE 26: The Phoenix Suns 2015 first road draft pick Devin Booker poses for a portrait on June 26, 2015 at US Airways Center in Phoenix, Arizona. (Mandatory credit: Photo by Barry Gossage/NBAE via Getty Images) The Phoenix Suns made a very strong push for LaMarcus Aldridge, but going home to play in his home state for one of the best well-run organizations in all...
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DeAndre Jordan leaves the Los Angeles Clippers for a big pay day!

One of the biggest free agent prizes of the summer in the NBA has been claimed! DeAndre Jordan of the Los Angeles Clippers has agreed to sign with the Dallas Mavericks for a max deal, 4-years, $80 million. Jordan is a Texas native from Houston and also attended Texas A&M University. The Los Angeles Clippers drafted him in 2008 where he became a star in tinsel town. The move to...
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Okafor leads top performers from Day 1 of Utah Summer League

SALT LAKE CITY (AP) Top performers from Day 1 of Utah Jazz Summer League: --- 76ers center Jahlil Okafor: The No. 3 overall pick of the 2015 draft started off slow, but finished with 20 points, nine rebounds and two blocks in his NBA debut. He was fluid in the post during the second half and showed touch on his jumpers. ''His heart is so pure that he probably pressed,'' 76ers summer...
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Orlando Magic Rookie Mario Hezonja Throws Down Poster Dunk in Summer League (video)

Picked immediately after human stick figure Kristaps Porzingis in the 2015 NBA Draft, Croatian sensation Mario Hezonja of the Orlando Magic showed out at the NBA Summer League today with a ridiculous poster dunk.  Check out Hezonja throw it down with no regard for human life: Oh, and if you’re curious, the Knicks’ Porzingis continues to sit out with a hip injury. The post Orlando...
Via Total Sports Blog
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Jazz 100 - Celtics 82 summer league highlights and box score

The Boston Celtics dropped their first game of the summer league to the Utah Jazz by a 100-82 margin. Highlights above courtesy of Celtics Lowdown, box score below. Click here for a full recap of the game.Boston Celtics (0-1) pos min fgm-a 3pm-a ftm-a +/- off def tot ast pf ...
Via Celtics Life
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Dallas Mavericks: JJ Barea Contract Grade

(April 7, 2015 – Source: Tom Pennington/Getty Images North America) By Christopher Kline: Staff Writer at Hoopstuff… The Dallas Mavericks continued their efforts to fill out the remainder of their roster by retaining veteran point guard JJ Barea on a two year, $5.6 million contract. In a rotation with highly limited point guard depth and a need for offensive spark plugs, Barea’s...
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Recap: Marcus Smart leads Celtics in Summer League opener

The Celtics opened up the Summer League schedule tonight in Utah against the host Jazz in what might as well have been billed as “Marcus Smart vs. Dante Exum.” That shouldn’t be shocking as they were the 5th and 6th picks last year who both had plenty of fine moment last season against actual NBA competition. Against a collection of rookies getting adjusted to new systems...
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Farewell, David West

This blog doesn’t usually post non-Pacers news, but I’ll make an exception this time to spew up my thoughts on David West’s signing with the San Antonio Spurs. The contract is one year, $1.4 million, the veteran’s minimum, meaning West essentially left $10.2 million on the table as he would have made $12.6 million by picking up his player option with the Pacers. I’m happy...
Via Pacers Pulse
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Recap: Celtics lose first game of summer league to Utah Jazz 100-82

Well Brad, what do you think?NBA Summer League is more interesting than usual for the Celtics. Marcus Smart is our only known commodity on a squad that is rounded out by players we are eager to know more about at the NBA level. Rookies Jordan Mickey, R.J. Hunter, Marcus Thornton and Terry Rozier all made their debut's in the Celtic organization tonight, and we also got our first...
Via Celtics Life
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Back to Cle: Mo Williams says he's returning to Cleveland

Mo Williams is heading back to Cleveland to team up with LeBron James again. Williams tweeted on Monday night that he is going back to the Cavaliers, where he was an All-Star playing alongside James in 2009. Terms of the deal were not immediately available. Williams started last season with the Minnesota Timberwolves and was traded to the Charlotte Hornets, where he averaged 17.2...
Via AP on Fox
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Back to Cle: Mo Williams says he's returning to Cleveland

Mo Williams is heading back to Cleveland to team up with LeBron James again. Williams tweeted on Monday night that he is going back to the Cavaliers, where he was an All-Star playing alongside James in 2009. Terms of the deal were not immediately available. Williams started last season with the Minnesota Timberwolves and was traded to the Charlotte Hornets, where he averaged 17.2...
Via Fox Sports Ohio
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Report: Pelicans add Phil Weber to Alvin Gentry's coaching staff

Any great NBA coach will tell you that you're nothing without your assistants. It was certainly true for Steve Kerr as Golden State Warriors head coach with new New Orleans Pelicans coach Alvin Gentry. And Gentry in turn is making that lesson manifest with his staff in New Orleans.Gentry had already announced three of his assistant/associate coaches at his introductory press conference...
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Report: Dante Cunningham agrees to three-year deal with Pelicans

If continuity is the elixir that builds championship contenders, then the New Orleans Pelicans are off to a good start in the Alvin Gentry era.The Pelicans had already reportedly come to terms with Omer Asik after signing Anthony Davis to a massive extension, and reports from over the weekend have New Orleans re-signing Dante Cunningham, too. As first reported by ESPN.com:"People...
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Boston Celtics Summer League: Utah Jazz Defeat Celtics 100-82 In First Game

The Boston Celtics (0-1) didn't have enough firepower against the Utah Jazz (1-0) in the first summer league game and fell 100-82 despite 26 points by Marcus Smart 
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Mo Williams says he's returning to Cleveland

Mo Williams is heading back to Cleveland to team up with LeBron James again. Williams tweeted on Monday night that he is going back to the Cavaliers, where he was an All-Star playing alongside James in 2009. Terms of the deal were not immediately available. Williams started last season with the Minnesota Timberwolves and was traded to the Charlotte Hornets, where he averaged 17.2...
Via AP on Fox
9 hours ago  |  Discuss

Mo Williams agrees to deal with Cavaliers

Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY SportsFree-agent guard Mo Williams has agreed to join the Cleveland Cavaliers on a two-year, $4.3 million deal. Mo Williams agreed to a two-year, $4.3M deal with Cleveland, including a player option, league sources tell Yahoo. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 7, 2015 Williams played two-plus seasons in Cleveland with LeBron James from 2008-11 and...
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