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Report: Magic, Clips talking Afflalo-Bledsoe trade

Report: Magic, Clips talking Afflalo-Bledsoe trade

CNNSI.com ESPN.com Updated Jun 25, 2013
Report: Magic, Clips talking Afflalo-Bledsoe trade
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  • LeBron says he's not thinking about free agency

    LeBron says he's not thinking about free agency

    CNNSI.com ESPN.com Jun 25, 2013
    MIAMI (AP) -- LeBron James has this summer on his mind, and is already starting to plan for next season.
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  • J.R. Smith declines option with Knicks, becomes free agent

    J.R. Smith declines option with Knicks, becomes free agent

    nba.com ESPN.com Jun 25, 2013
    Sixth Man of the Year J.R. Smith has informed the New York Knicks that he will decline the option in his contract for next season and become a free agent.
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  • Report: T'wolves reject Cavs' trade offer for Love

    Report: T'wolves reject Cavs' trade offer for Love

    CNNSI.com Jun 25, 2013
    Report: T'wolves reject Cavs' trade offer for Love
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  • Ainge stunned by Doc's departure to Clips

    Ainge stunned by Doc's departure to Clips

    ESPN.com Jun 25, 2013
    Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge admitted Tuesday that he didn't think a deal that would send Doc Rivers to Los Angeles to coach the Clippers would get done.
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  • As Good As Advertised?

    As Good As Advertised?

    CNNSI.com Jun 25, 2013
    One team's steal is another team's reach in the NBA draft. Andy Glockner analyzes the most overrated and underrated prospects who'll hear their names called Thursday.
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  • Heat's Jones, Lewis exercise player options

    Heat's Jones, Lewis exercise player options

    nba.com Jun 25, 2013
    James Jones and Rashard Lewis have exercised their player options to remain with the Miami Heat next season.
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  • New Phoenix coach Hornacek fills out staff

    New Phoenix coach Hornacek fills out staff

    ESPN.com nba.com Jun 25, 2013
    New Phoenix Suns coach Jeff Hornacek has hired four assistants, two of them his former teammates.
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  • Jazz CEO says he begged Sloan not to quit

    Jazz CEO says he begged Sloan not to quit

    ESPN.com nba.com Jun 25, 2013
    Utah Jazz CEO Greg Miller said Tuesday that he pleaded with Jerry Sloan not to quit mid-season two years ago after a clash with star guard Deron Williams, but that the longtime head coach couldn't be talked out of it.
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  • RFA Evans gets qualifying offer from Kings

    RFA Evans gets qualifying offer from Kings

    ESPN.com nba.com Jun 25, 2013
    The Sacramento Kings have extended a qualifying offer to guard Tyreke Evans, making him a restricted free agent.
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  • Celtics search to replace Rivers begins now

    Celtics search to replace Rivers begins now

    nba.com CNNSI.com ESPN.com Jun 25, 2013
    Boston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge thought Doc Rivers was going to be the next Gregg Popovich, Jerry Sloan or even Red Auerbach - coaches who stayed with one team for decades.
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  • World Peace won't opt out of Lakers deal

    World Peace won't opt out of Lakers deal

    ESPN.com yahoo.com Jun 25, 2013
    Metta World Peace won't opt out of the final year of his contract with the Lakers, according to his agent, Marc Cornstein.
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  • The 49ers' Anthony Davis Just Gave Away His Dog On Twitter

    The 49ers' Anthony Davis Just Gave Away His Dog On Twitter

    deadspin.com Jun 25, 2013
    Trend story! Last week, it was the OKC Thunder's Kendrick Perkins. Today, it was Niners offensive tackle Anthony Davis.Read more...
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring four possible perfect fits for th…

    The 10-man rotation, starring four possible perfect fits for the 2013 NBA Draft

    yahoo.com Jun 25, 2013
    A 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: Grantland. With the 2013 NBA Draft com…
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  • Udonis Haslem started pitching Ray Allen to return to the Miami…

    Udonis Haslem started pitching Ray Allen to return to the Miami Heat in the shower after Game 7

    yahoo.com Jun 25, 2013
    The Miami Heat's triumph over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 of the NBA Finals was cause for great celebration from every member of the organization. Yet, as befits a league where players and coaches seek any competitive edge possible, the afterglow of…
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  • Pacers begin search for Shaw replacement

    Pacers begin search for Shaw replacement

    ESPN.com nba.com yahoo.com Jun 25, 2013
    Two days before the NBA draft, Pacers coach Frank Vogel was handed a new task -- finding another assistant coach.
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  • New Kings coach Malone hires father as assistant

    New Kings coach Malone hires father as assistant

    nba.com Jun 25, 2013
    New Sacramento Kings coach Mike Malone has officially hired his father as one of his assistants.
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  • Report: Bulls talking contract extension with Deng

    Report: Bulls talking contract extension with Deng

    CNNSI.com Jun 25, 2013
    Report: Bulls talking contract extension with Deng
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  • NBA to play regular-season games in London, Mexico City

    NBA to play regular-season games in London, Mexico City

    nba.com ESPN.com Jun 25, 2013
    The NBA says regular-season games will be played next season in London and Mexico City.
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  • Pelicans coach Monty Williams would ‘rather get a massage by a …

    Pelicans coach Monty Williams would ‘rather get a massage by a cat than’ join Twitter

    yahoo.com Jun 25, 2013
    New Orleans Pelicans head coach Monty Williams recently accepted an invitation to serve as an assistant on Mike Krzyzewski's staff with the United States men's national basketball team, joining Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau alongside Syracuse's…
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  • Finals push NBA Digital to new heights across all platforms

    Finals push NBA Digital to new heights across all platforms

    nba.com Jun 25, 2013
    NBA Digital, jointly managed by the NBA and Turner Sports, generated all-time cross-platform consumption records during the 2013 NBA Finals -- won by the Miami Heat over the San Antonio Spurs in seven games -- including its largest audience ever for pre…
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  • Julio Iglesias celebrated the Miami Heat’s championship by hugg…

    Julio Iglesias celebrated the Miami Heat’s championship by huggin’ a few bellies

    yahoo.com Jun 25, 2013
    Grammy-winning singer Julio Iglesias owns two percent of the champion Miami Heat. He is also a thoughtful, loving individual of average height, one that loves to dole out good cheer, both in song, and in physical interaction. Here’s how Julio describes …
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  • NBA receives stellar grades for racial, gender hiring

    NBA receives stellar grades for racial, gender hiring

    nba.com ESPN.com Jun 25, 2013
    The NBA remains the industry leader among men's professional sports leagues for racial and gender hiring practices, according to a study released Tuesday.
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  • ESPN.com NBA Draft Player Rankings: 21-30

    ESPN.com NBA Draft Player Rankings: 21-30

    ESPN.com Jun 25, 2013
    The ESPN Forecast panel rated the top available players in the 2013 NBA draft and came up with this ranking based on their projected NBA status.
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  • NBA TV aired an ad selling ‘San Antonio Spurs 2013 NBA champion…

    NBA TV aired an ad selling ‘San Antonio Spurs 2013 NBA champions’ gear (Video)

    yahoo.com Jun 25, 2013
    It’s been well established, for years, that leagues prepare to sell merchandise celebrating both potential outcomes in a championship round – which is why so much bootleg Buffalo Bills Super Bowl-winning paraphernalia has been floating around for two de…
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  • Pat Riley joined a late-night tape session with three bottles o…

    Pat Riley joined a late-night tape session with three bottles of wine during Miami’s lowest Finals moment

    yahoo.com Jun 25, 2013
    Miami Heat president Pat Riley has seen quite a few roads, and taken a few forks in his basketball lifetime. He’s also popped a few corks, and broken down more than his fair share of game tape over the years. The same goes for Heat coach Erik Spoelstra,…
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  • 2013 NBA Mock Draft 5.0

    2013 NBA Mock Draft 5.0

    CNNSI.com Jun 25, 2013
    Just a few days before the NBA draft and one thing is clear: Nothing is clear. Draft boards across the league are fluctuating wildly and teams are cramming to gather as much information as possible on prospective picks.
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  • Bynum set to resume workouts next week

    Bynum set to resume workouts next week

    ESPN.com Jun 25, 2013
    Philadelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum has completed his rehabilitation from season-ending knee surgery and is set to resume basketball workouts next week.
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  • Manu Ginobili writes Argentinian newspaper column saying he doe…

    Manu Ginobili writes Argentinian newspaper column saying he doesn’t feel ready to retire

    yahoo.com Jun 25, 2013
    Heading into the 2013 NBA Finals, Manu Ginobili made clear in no uncertain terms that — despite turning in arguably his least productive season for the San Antonio Spurs since his rookie campaign (you can argue for Year 2 if you'd like) — he wasn't plan…
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  • Report: Grizzlies close to making Joerger next coach

    Report: Grizzlies close to making Joerger next coach

    nba.com ESPN.com Jun 25, 2013
    Memphis is negotiating with assistant Dave Joerger to become the Grizzlies' head coach, said a person familiar with the situation.
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  • All hail San Antonio’s Coyote, inventor of the t-shirt cannon

    All hail San Antonio’s Coyote, inventor of the t-shirt cannon

    yahoo.com Jun 25, 2013
    While covering Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals in May, an Indiana Pacers employee loaded up a t-shirt into a long cannon, and fired it in my direction. I caught the yellow shirt, not so much because I wanted the free souvenir or root for the Pac…
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  • LeBron James and Miami Heat Turn Championship Parade Into Obsta…

    LeBron James and Miami Heat Turn Championship Parade Into Obstacle Course

    dimemag.com Jun 25, 2013
    Did you catch this yesterday during the Miami Heat championship parade? Apparently the planners of the parade route didn’t take into account the fact that they’d have giant basketball players atop double-decker buses. It made overpasses potentially mess…
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  • Someone Wrote The World's Dumbest Column About John Wall's New …

    Someone Wrote The World's Dumbest Column About John Wall's New Tats

    deadspin.com Jun 25, 2013
    This, from the Washington Post's Jason Reid, is not so much a column as it is an extended pageant answer. It's as if someone had just asked: "Miss DC, do you think the Washington Wizards should give John Wall a max contract in light of his recently…
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  • NBA Trade Rumors: Blazers Say No to No.1 Pick in the Draft

    NBA Trade Rumors: Blazers Say No to No.1 Pick in the Draft

    dimemag.com Jun 25, 2013
    Now that we’re on the other side of the NBA Finals and just hours from the NBA Draft, trade rumors are revving up. Add to it the fact that this is one of the weakest, most flat drafts in recent memory, and you have lots of teams trying to move lots of a…
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  • LeBron James’ recipe for surviving without social media: Old Mi…

    LeBron James’ recipe for surviving without social media: Old Michael Jordan videos and ’24′ (Video)

    yahoo.com Jun 25, 2013
    After leading the Miami Heat to a second straight NBA championship with a brilliant Game 7 that cemented another NBA Finals MVP trophy, LeBron James sat down with Turner Sports' Rachel Nichols to talk about the differences between his two title runs, ma…
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  • Spoelstra not letting place in history change him

    Spoelstra not letting place in history change him

    nba.com Jun 25, 2013
    The list of coaches with back-to-back NBA championships includes some of the game's giants - names such as Red Auerbach, Phil Jackson, Chuck Daly, and of course Pat Riley.
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  • Las Vegas Summer League Tournament Bracket and Schedule

    Las Vegas Summer League Tournament Bracket and Schedule

    nba.com Jun 25, 2013
    Please check back. This page will be updated soon.
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  • Orlando Summer League Schedule and Championship Day

    Orlando Summer League Schedule and Championship Day

    nba.com Jun 25, 2013
    Orlando Summer League schedule and criteria for the final Championship Day (July 7).
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  • Four Ideal Prospect-to-Team Fits in the 2013 NBA Draft

    Four Ideal Prospect-to-Team Fits in the 2013 NBA Draft

    grantland.com Jun 25, 2013
    When Paul George was drafted out of Fresno State in 2010, he came to the NBA as an underachieving 3-point gunner with loads of raw talent but a tenden...
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  • Who's That Draft Pick? Meet the Mid-Major Sleepers

    Who's That Draft Pick? Meet the Mid-Major Sleepers

    grantland.com Jun 25, 2013
    Every year there are a handful of awesome prospects who slip past the lottery in the NBA draft. These are the players you want your team to steal late...
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  • NBA Job Interview: Otto Porter Jr. (With Scouting Report!)

    NBA Job Interview: Otto Porter Jr. (With Scouting Report!)

    grantland.com Jun 25, 2013
    Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons talk to NBA draft prospect Otto Porter Jr. about how he plans to guard LeBron James, the parts of his game he needs to imp...
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  • Video - Joerger Elevated To Griz Head Coach 02:25

    Joerger Elevated To Griz Head Coach

    Jun 25
    Kevin Arnovitz discusses Dave Joerger's promotion to head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies.
  • Video - Ainge Responds To Rivers Heading To L.A. 04:01

    Ainge Responds To Rivers Heading To L.A.

    Jun 25
    Danny Ainge addressed the media on Doc Rivers' departure to the Clippers and the search for a new head coach in Boston.
  • Video - Clippers Set To Introduce Doc Rivers 03:36

    Clippers Set To Introduce Doc Rivers

    Jun 25
    Doc Rivers becomes Clippers head coach and senior VP of basketball operations.
  • Video - Centerpiece: NBA Draft 02:01

    Centerpiece: NBA Draft

    Jun 25
    Chad Ford discusses who he thinks the Cavaliers and Magic will select with the top two picks in the NBA draft.

Sports Columnists

  • Los Angeles Clippers discussing trading Eric Bledsoe to Orlando Magic, sou…

    Jun 25
    The Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Clippers have been discussing the possibility of completing a trade headlined by Magic shooting guard Arron Afflalo and prized Clippers point guard Eric Bledsoe, according to sources
  • Los Angeles Clippers discussing trading Eric Bledsoe to Orlando Magic, sou…

    Jun 25
    The Orlando Magic and Los Angeles Clippers have been discussing the possibility of completing a trade headlined by Magic shooting guard Arron Afflalo and prized Clippers point guard Eric Bledsoe, according to sources
  • Wilbon: LeBron James' market share

    Jun 25
    Not many brands are as high profile as LeBron James' these days. There was discussion during the playoffs about whether he was underexposed. That was by design. Look at the numbers. Now, will his team keep him from being overexposed?