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With the New York Knicks working feverishly to complete a contract agreement with free-agent guard J.R. Smith, Smith's father, Earl, said Wednesday night that his son was still weighing his options and is expected to make a decision by Friday.Upvote Share Tweet
After all this time, Derrick Rose finally, officially, sat down and discussed his injury and rehab with BullsTV. I’ve always been amazed at how much hate Rose got for sitting out the season. His reasoning — “This is something I had to be selfish with. I…Upvote Share TweetSources close to the situation told ESPN.com on Wednesday night that Kyle Korver has agreed to terms on a four-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks worth an estimated $24 million.Upvote Share TweetHistorically, college coaches haven't fared well in the pros. But the conditions in Boston are ideal for Brad Stevens, a bright coach with an incredible work ethic, writes Ben Golliver.Upvote Share TweetLawrence Frank, Jason Kidd's lead assistant in Brooklyn, was given a four-year deal worth more than $1 million a season, a league source told ESPNNewYork.comUpvote Share TweetFormer NBA Rookie of the Year Tyreke Evans is ready to leave the Sacramento Kings, according to sources familiar with his thinking.Upvote Share Tweet
The 10-man rotation, starring Dwight Howard, duhA look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: CBSSports.com, The Basketball Jones an…Upvote Share Tweet
Chris Copeland ‘might bronze’ the Disney Princesses backpack he had to wear as a rookie“I’m keeping that for life [...] But seriously, it means a lot to me. I might bronze it or something. At first I was like, 'Are you serious?' And when we’d go out people would laugh at me, yell jokes and stuff. But when I really look back at what it too…Upvote Share Tweet
Lakers remove Howard banner as scheduledThe Los Angeles Lakers will have to wait to find out if Dwight Howard will stay with the team, but they didn't waste any time removing a banner outside of Staples Center asking him to do so.Upvote Share Tweet
The NBA Draft’s Most Questionable Pick & 5 Teams That Are Ready To TankEach Wednesday for the past few months, we assessed how the top prospects of the 2013 NBA Draft were faring in college and overseas. You stuck with us each week for assorted thoughts, including the biggest risers and fallers, the standouts, the sleepers…Upvote Share Tweet
Ken Pomeroy investigates whether NBA teams should go two-for-one at the end of quarters.deadspin.com Updated Jul 3, 2013Ken Pomeroy investigates whether NBA teams should go two-for-one at the end of quarters. The answer? It doesn't really do much. [KenPom]Read more...Upvote Share TweetHe’s a legend, and there’s always the very good chance a summer off could heal what ails future Basketball Hall of Famer Manu Ginobili, but doesn’t $7 million a year seem like quite a bit for Ginobili’s talents, at this point in his career? That’s what …Upvote Share Tweet
In 5 Years, Here Are The 5 Players From This Draft Class Most Likely To Be StarsThe word “star” is such a vague term in basketball language. Everyone has their own definition. Many people don’t consider a player to be a star until their first All-Star selection, which is unfair. Guys like Stephen Curry, Monta Ellis and Josh Smith h…Upvote Share Tweet
Andre Iguodala seems upset that the Kings pulled their contract offer, but that anger might not lastWriting anything that credits a team for not signing a certain player runs the risk of dismissing and disrespecting the player in question. We like Andre Iguodala’s game. Quite a bit, actually, and think that his defensive know-how and “you-first” offen…Upvote Share Tweet
Martin reportedly leaves OKC for 4-year deal in MinnyCNNSI.com Updated Jul 3, 2013Martin reportedly leaves OKC for 4-year deal in MinnyUpvote Share Tweet
Revisiting the James Harden tradeCNNSI.com Updated Jul 3, 2013Kevin Martin filled in admirably for James Harden after they swapped places. With Martin headed to Minnesota, is it fair to say OKC came up short in the deal? Rob Mahoney examines.Upvote Share TweetFree-agent center Dwight Howard is hoping to make a decision on which team he will sign with by this Friday, a source close to the talks told ESPN's Adam Schefter.Upvote Share Tweet
Which NBA Pundit Has Made The Worst Picks Over The Last Four Years?deadspin.com Updated Jul 3, 2013Republished with permission from PunditTracker.Read more...Upvote Share TweetThanks in large part to a broken right shooting hand that limited All-NBA power forward Kevin Love to just 18 games, the Minnesota Timberwolves finished the 2012-13 NBA season ranked 25th among 30 NBA teams in offensive efficiency. Rick Adelman's team b…Upvote Share Tweet
Miami Heat Summer League invitee D.J. Stephens kisses the rim (Video)If you're an NBA fan who didn't pay much attention to NCAA hoops last season, your introduction to D.J. Stephens probably came during March Madness, when the undersized Memphis Tigers jumping jack wowed the national audience with his thunderous throwdow…Upvote Share Tweet
adidas Unveils The New D Rose 3.5 x Jeremy ScottAfter revealing the new adidas adizero Crazy Light 3 yesterday, adidas came back today and gave us our first official look at the new D Rose 3.5 x Jeremy Scott. The shoe is designed exclusively for the Chicago Bulls superstar by iconic fashion designer …Upvote Share Tweet
Tony Allen’s ‘back on [his] / Grizzly,’ returning to Memphis on a 4-year, $20 million dealIf you're reading us, you probably already know that Tony Allen's really good at Twitter. Well, "really good" in a "randomly stringing together letters, vowel sounds and half-sentences to create something akin to stream-of-consciousness r…Upvote Share TweetIt does seem a bit strange to watch the Phoenix Suns actually making moves worth applauding, doesn’t it? To pull in someone like Eric Bledsoe, seemingly for precious little in return save for the sort of cap space they’d hope to use on him anyway. To wo…Upvote Share Tweet
Here’s 1:30 Of Nerlens Noel Blocking Everything In Sight In High SchoolAn official mixtape of Nerlens Noel from his high school days plays out exactly like you would think: he dunks and blocks everything in sight. The rookie was a part of the most shocking move from NBA Draft night, and hopes to be ready to hit the floor b…Upvote Share Tweet
5-on-5: Good or bad NBA free-agent fits?Which of the reported and rumored talks would actually pan out? Our panel has answers.Upvote Share TweetThe San Antonio Spurs develop role players as well as any organization in the NBA, and on Tuesday they locked up one of those success stories to a long-term deal. As reported by Yahoo!'s own Adrian Wojnarowski, the Spurs agreed to terms with center Tiag…Upvote Share Tweet
Detroit Pistons make trade offer to Toronto Raptors for Rudy Gay, sources sayESPN.com Updated Jul 2, 2013The Detroit Pistons were among the bidders for forward Rudy Gay when the Memphis Grizzlies made him available last season and they are once again going after him now that there's been a management changeover in Toronto.Upvote Share Tweetnba.com Updated Jul 3, 2013The Indiana Pacers wanted David West to stick around and lead a championship run. The 32-year-old power forward never planned on leaving town.Upvote Share Tweetnba.com Updated Jul 3, 2013The Memphis Grizzlies have re-signed Tony Allen to a four-year contract worth $20 million, a person familiar with the agreement said Tuesday.Upvote Share Tweet
Sources: Knicks, Smith Nearing DealJul 3ESPN New York's Ian Begley discusses the latest in the negotiations between J.R. Smith and the Knicks.
Celtics Hire Brad StevensJul 3The Celtics hire Brad Stevens to be the 17th head coach in franchise history.
Celtics Hire Butler's Stevens As New Head CoachJul 3J.A. Adande breaks down the Celtics' hiring of Brad Stevens.
Sources: Martin To Sign With WolvesJul 3Amin Elhassan discusses Kevin Martin's decision to leave the Oklahoma City Thunder and sign with the Minnesota Timberwolves.
Ian Thomsen: Celtics' bold move for Stevens promises success where others …Jul 3The winner of the NBA's Most Interesting Person award is Celtics president Danny Ainge. Ten short days after he traded Doc Rivers to the Clippers, Ainge replaced him by hiring Butler's Brad Stevens.
Kyle Korver agrees to four-year, $24 million deal with Atlanta Hawks, acco…Jul 3Sources close to the situation told ESPN.com on Wednesday night that Kyle Korver has agreed to terms on a four-year deal with the Atlanta Hawks worth an estimated $24 million.
Sources: Evans to sign Pelicans' offer sheetJul 3Former NBA Rookie of the Year Tyreke Evans is ready to leave the Sacramento Kings, according to sources familiar with his thinking.