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Knicks extend qualifying offer to PG PrigioniThe Knicks have extended Pablo Prigioni a qualifying offer. He will be a restricted free agent on July 1. The Knicks will have an opportunity to match any offers made to Prigioni.Share Tweet
NBA fan Mayweather picks LeBron over MJFloyd Mayweather says LeBron James is a better basketball player than was Michael Jordan.Share Tweet
Shaquille O’Neal apparently plans to mentor DeMarcus CousinsSacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins is one of the most talented players in the NBA, a center capable of scoring, passing, rebounding, and protecting the rim at a star level in any one game. Unfortunately, Cousins has developed a reputation as one …Share TweetThe Toronto Raptors are truly Masai Ujiri's team now.Share TweetLarry Bird, the former NBA star who left his job last season after rebuilding the Indiana Pacers and winning the league's executive of the year award, will be reintroduced to the media Thursday morning as the president of basketball operations.Share TweetPower forward Carl Landry has opted out of the final year of his two-year, $8 million deal with the Golden State Warriors to become a free agent.Share TweetEven Doc Rivers got weary of the two-week saga of his move to the Los Angeles Clippers. He thought the unusual deal was dead several times, and he insists he really didn't mind the prospect of returning to the Boston Celtics.Share TweetA 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: NBA. You might get to choose which sui…Share Tweet
Lakers pick up options on Meeks, SacreThe Los Angeles Lakers have exercised their contract option on guard Jodie Meeks and extended a qualifying offer to center Robert Sacre.Share TweetNerlens Noel is coming off a major knee injury. Alex Len is in a walking boot.Share TweetBird will return as Pacers president after year offShare TweetIman Shumpert has a comfort level for being brazen with his clothes, something not uncommon in today’s NBA. Shumpert just finished his second year in the NBA and did so after recovering from an ACL tear he suffered during Game 1 of the playoffs in 2012.…Share Tweet
Tyson Chandler thought the 40-year old Jason Kidd ‘had a couple of more years in him’After a few frustrating and injury-plagued years in the wilderness, Tyson Chandler found a championship-winning home with Jason Kidd and the Dallas Mavericks in 2010-11. Though Chandler would leave during the next offseason when the Mavericks declined t…Share Tweet
Don’t worry, that Chinese NBA movie with ‘Melo, Dwight + Scottie Pippen is still coming out (Video)It's been a year since we last heard anything about "Amazing," the feature film produced by the NBA and the Shanghai Film Group featuring the likes of Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, Scottie Pippen, Yi Jianlian and Wang Zhizhi, billed as "…Share Tweet
Heat's Riley wants to bring back team's coreThe Miami Heat have decided to exercise their team option to keep starting point guard Mario Chalmers for the 2013-14 season.Share Tweet
Happy Birthday, Deron Williams! Here Are The 10 Nastiest Crossovers Of His CareerHappy 29th birthday to Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams. D-Will may have lost a step or two over the past few years while battling injuries, but if the second half of this season was any indicator, he can still play at an extremely high level. He post…Share TweetFormer Phoenix Suns coach Alvin Gentry will join Doc Rivers' new staff with the Los Angeles Clippers as an associate head coach, according to a source.Share Tweet
ESPN.com NBA Draft Player Rankings: 1-10The 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.Share Tweet
Mavericks enter Draft seeking roster stabilityAfter two years building a roster on the notion of temporary, the Dallas Mavericks and owner Mark Cuban are ready for something a little more permanent.Share Tweet
LeBron covers Sports Illustrated's post-NBA Finals issue for the second time in as many years, and hdeadspin.com Jun 26, 2013LeBron covers Sports Illustrated's post-NBA Finals issue for the second time in as many years, and his hairline features prominently, again. At least he's not pointing at it this time?Read more...Share TweetThe Miami Heat have decided to exercise their team option to keep starting point guard Mario Chalmers for the 2013-14 season.Share Tweet
Needs for all 30 teams entering NBA draftCNNSI.com Jun 26, 2013Every team -- from the Cavaliers to the Heat -- has holes to fill this summer. Ben Golliver looks at what every team needs and whether they can find that missing piece in the draft.Share Tweet
Tracy McGrady has become the unofficial agent for 5-6 Aquille Carr’s Chinese contractTwo weeks ago, NIUBball.com revealed an interview with former Qingdao DoubleStar Eagles swingman Tracy McGrady, one in which T-Mac revealed that he didn’t think any current member of the Chinese Basketball Association could play in the NBA. During that …Share Tweetdeadspin.com Jun 26, 2013The Spurs are like South Park. Dwight Howard is like Jim Carrey. It's inevitable that Patriots fan and trope recycler Bill Simmons will look to pop culture to explain this Aaron Hernandez mess. But which one fits best? Read more...Share TweetIt's been a whirlwind week for LeBron James, beginning with his Miami Heat coming back from the brink in Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals last Tuesday to force an all-the-marbles matchup with the San Antonio Spurs that ranked as arguably the biggest game o…Share TweetWith Kevin Garnett‘s scenario of joining the Los Angeles Clippers up in smoke (Doc Rivers’ new contract includes a stipulation that L.A. and Boston can’t trade players until the end of the 2013-14 season), you’d think that he’d be open to new destinatio…Share TweetThe rumors behind Jerry Sloan’s abrupt 2011 retirement have always run along these lines: Utah Jazz’s longtime head coach did not like having to fight constant pitched battles with star guard Deron Williams following Williams’ derivations from Sloan’s p…Share TweetDeron Williams got creative with his first attempt at an Instagram video. The Brooklyn point guard found a willing young Knicks fan and jokingly knocked him over (at least we think it was a joke). Hopefully next season, we’ll get that long-awaited Brook…Share TweetLeBron James has this summer on his mind, and is already starting to plan for the next NBA season.Share Tweet
NBA Trade Rumors: Cleveland Offers No. 1 Pick for Kevin Love, Timberwolves LOL (We Assume)Give the Cavs credit, they’re being aggressive in trade talks heading into tomorrow night’s NBA Draft and they are aiming high with what they want in return for the No. 1 overall pick. Yesterday, we brought you the report of the Cavs trying to get LaMar…Share Tweet
We found the world’s biggest Eddie Jones fan, you guys (Photo)Over 14 NBA seasons, talented wing Eddie Jones played in three All-Star games, made three All-Defensive and one All-NBA team, and earned more than $100 million in salary. Regardless of various issues with the league's awards voting structure and copious…Share TweetCNNSI.com Jun 26, 2013NEW YORK (AP) -- 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.Share Tweet
The Next Danny Green: Identifying the 2013 NBA Draft's 3-and-D ProspectsThe era of the 3-and-D wing has officially started. Zach Lowe tackled the importance of such players earlier this season, mentioning NBA Finals darlin...Share Tweet
Who's That Draft Pick? Meet the Imports!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...Share Tweet
NBA Job Interview: Cody Zeller (With Scouting Report!)Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons talk to NBA draft prospect Cody Zeller about adjusting to NBA pick-and-rolls, fighting his older brothers on the court, an...Share TweetYou may have heard that the Denver Nuggets hired Brian Shaw this week. This comes on the heels of the Brooklyn Nets hiring Jason Kidd. And you know wh...Share Tweet
Clippers' Offseason NeedsJun 26Tom Penn breaks down how the Clippers improve under Doc Rivers.
The Next Trey BurkeJun 26The draft's top-rated point guard on calling your own number, the meaning of Allen Iverson, his lifelong friend Jared Sullinger and what it's like to have your mom on Twitter.
SportsCenter Conversation: Doc RiversJun 26Doc Rivers sits down with Shelley Smith to talk about joining the Clippers and leaving the Celtics.