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Nets avoid Dwight Howard mess with deal for Kevin Garnett and P…

Nets avoid Dwight Howard mess with deal for Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce

One by one, starting late Sunday night, representatives from the Rockets, Mavericks, Hawks and Lakers will make their way to meet with Dwight Howard, the superstar center and top player on the free-agent market.
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  • NBA draft draws 2nd-largest ESPN audience

    NBA draft draws 2nd-largest ESPN audience

    ESPN.com nba.com Jun 28, 2013
    The NBA draft had its second-largest audience ever on ESPN.
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  • Muhammad entering NBA without dad in hoops life

    Muhammad entering NBA without dad in hoops life

    nba.com Jun 28, 2013
    For the first 20 years of his life, almost every time Shabazz Muhammad turned around on a basketball court, his father was right there behind him.
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  • Amar’e Stoudemire has joined the prospective ownership group of…

    Amar’e Stoudemire has joined the prospective ownership group of an Israeli basketball team

    yahoo.com Jun 28, 2013
    The summer of 2010 was one of the most significant periods for NBA over the past decade, a point at which star free agents like LeBron James and Dwyane Wade decided their futures and shaped the course of the league for years to come. One of those player…
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  • Bobcats extend qualifying offer to Henderson

    Bobcats extend qualifying offer to Henderson

    ESPN.com nba.com Jun 28, 2013
    The Charlotte Bobcats have extended a qualifying offer to guard Gerald Henderson, making him a restricted free agent, but not to center Byron Mullens.
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  • Magic hope Oladipo lives up to Wade comparisons

    Magic hope Oladipo lives up to Wade comparisons

    nba.com yahoo.com Jun 28, 2013
    For Victor Oladipo, the Orlando Magic's first-round draft choice, the comparisons to Dwyane Wade are inevitable, and a little over the top.
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  • Allen exercises player option, will return to Heat

    Allen exercises player option, will return to Heat

    CNNSI.com nba.com ESPN.com Jun 28, 2013
    Allen exercises player option, will return to Heat
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  • Wizards' Porter comfortable on home turf

    Wizards' Porter comfortable on home turf

    nba.com Jun 28, 2013
    Otto Porter's NBA career begins on familiar turf, or rather, hardwood.
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring the 2013 NBA draft, broken down 7…

    The 10-man rotation, starring the 2013 NBA draft, broken down 7 ways from Sunday

    yahoo.com Jun 28, 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: TrueHoop. Henry Abbott tries to figure…
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  • Sixers start anew after Holiday trade

    Sixers start anew after Holiday trade

    With one shocking trade, the 76ers may finally be contenders in the East.
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  • Grading the 2013 NBA draft, team by team

    Grading the 2013 NBA draft, team by team

    yahoo.com Jun 28, 2013
    The much-maligned 2013 NBA draft was on Thursday evening, and though we saw some surprises and some slip-ups, by and large it was an entertaining night out.Now to dig into the really-real, and judge each team on its selections. Click the jump for more.A…
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  • Cavs' Bennett relishes road to draft's No. 1

    Cavs' Bennett relishes road to draft's No. 1

    Anthony Bennett was formally introduced Friday by the Cleveland Cavaliers, who shocked the draft by selecting the UNLV power forward with the No. 1 overall pick on Thursday night.
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  • Cavs add former coach Bickerstaff to coaching staff

    Cavs add former coach Bickerstaff to coaching staff

    nba.com Jun 28, 2013
    Former NBA coach Bernie Bickerstaff will be an assistant on Mike Brown's new staff with the Cavaliers.
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  • Nets reportedly interested in bringing back Collins

    Nets reportedly interested in bringing back Collins

    CNNSI.com Jun 28, 2013
    Nets reportedly interested in bringing back Collins
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  • NBA Finals Elimination Games, Ranked According To Fun

    NBA Finals Elimination Games, Ranked According To Fun

    deadspin.com Jun 28, 2013
    From the comeback, to Ray Allen's shot, to overtime, Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals had about as amazing an ending as you'll ever find. Game 7 didn't have quite the same dramatics, but it was tight throughout, and it was a fucking Game 7. So how did it s…
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  • Watch Lucas “Bebe” Nogueira Steal The Night With One Of The Bes…

    Watch Lucas “Bebe” Nogueira Steal The Night With One Of The Best NBA Draft Moments Ever

    dimemag.com Jun 28, 2013
    Lucas ‘Bebe’ Nogueira was the No. 16 pick last night, drafted by Boston and eventually traded to the Hawks. But no one will care or even remember all of that down the road. They’ll simply remember Bebe for stealing the show on draft night. As a fitting …
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  • The Bobcats Draft Party Booed The Shit Out Of Cody Zeller's Sel…

    The Bobcats Draft Party Booed The Shit Out Of Cody Zeller's Selection

    deadspin.com yahoo.com Jun 28, 2013
    Via Did Charlotte Win, the scene at the Time Warner Cable Arena as the Bobcats made the 4th selection in last night's draft, a slot where Nerlens Noel, Alex Len, and Ben McLemore were still available. You get the feeling 'Cats fans might have wanted one…
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  • Nowitzki: 'Close as it gets' to hating Heat

    Nowitzki: 'Close as it gets' to hating Heat

    ESPN.com Jun 28, 2013
    Hate is too strong a word for Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki's feelings about the Miami Heat -- but not by much.
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  • Kupchak, Lakers 'optimistic' Dwight will stay with team

    Kupchak, Lakers 'optimistic' Dwight will stay with team

    nba.com ESPN.com Jun 28, 2013
    In words and deeds, the Los Angeles Lakers are making it clear how they feel about Dwight Howard.
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  • Grading the deal: How Nets, Celtics fared

    Grading the deal: How Nets, Celtics fared

    CNNSI.com Jun 28, 2013
    Bringing Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce from Boston to Brooklyn will not be cheap. But for the Nets, the potential payoff in the East greatly outweighs the cost, writes Ben Golliver.
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  • Handing out grades for the 2013 NBA draft

    Handing out grades for the 2013 NBA draft

    CNNSI.com Jun 28, 2013
    Cleveland surprised everyone. Philadelphia made a huge deal. Sacramento nabbed a falling star. But which teams earned the highest marks in Chris Mannix's post-draft report card?
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  • How Much Money Did The Knee Injury Cost Nerlens Noel?

    How Much Money Did The Knee Injury Cost Nerlens Noel?

    deadspin.com Jun 28, 2013
    If we assume that a healthy Nerlens Noel goes first or second in an historically thin NBA draft, he lost somewhere between $4 million and $5 million over the next three years—all because he vaporized his knee in February while playing amateur basketball…
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  • Bulls invite Carlos Boozer’s little brother, Charles Boozer, to…

    Bulls invite Carlos Boozer’s little brother, Charles Boozer, to join Summer League team

    yahoo.com Jun 28, 2013
    For many NBA teams, the hours immediately after the conclusion of the annual NBA draft are nearly as important as the ones leading up to it. That's when front offices spring into action, picking through the cream of the crop among players whose names we…
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  • Mavericks' Nowitzki has reached out to Howard

    Mavericks' Nowitzki has reached out to Howard

    ESPN.com Jun 28, 2013
    Dirk Nowitzki has already reached out to Dwight Howard to let him know the Dallas Mavericks "would love to have him."
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  • 5 Winners & 5 Losers From The 2013 NBA Draft, Starring Risk…

    5 Winners & 5 Losers From The 2013 NBA Draft, Starring Risk-Takers Philly & Charlotte

    dimemag.com CNNSI.com Jun 28, 2013
    Headlined at the top by Cleveland’s super surprising selection of combo forward Anthony Bennett at No. 1, the 2013 NBA Draft was full of surprises. That made this piece harder to write than usual. Between the record influx of international players and t…
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  • Report: McMillan to be assistant with Pacers

    Report: McMillan to be assistant with Pacers

    ESPN.com Jun 28, 2013
    Nate McMillan has decided to join Frank Vogel's staff with the Indiana Pacers as an assistant coach, the Indianapolis Star reported.
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  • We Reminisce: New Celtics Teammates Rajon Rondo and Kris Humphr…

    We Reminisce: New Celtics Teammates Rajon Rondo and Kris Humphries Brawl

    dimemag.com Jun 28, 2013
    So, hey Rajon Rondo, not only are you the only remaining player on Celtics Island, but you also get to lose a TON of games with one of your best buddies. Relive last November’s Rondo/Kris Humphries Boston brawl and aftermath here: For breaking news, rum…
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  • Doc Rivers’ son Jeremiah sounds off on ESPN’s Bill Simmons afte…

    Doc Rivers’ son Jeremiah sounds off on ESPN’s Bill Simmons after Simmons said Rivers ‘quit on the Celtics’ (Video)

    yahoo.com dimemag.com Jun 28, 2013
    As we saw with the passionate defenses of both Avery Johnson and Patrick Ewing by their respective sons, it seems best not to upset fathers of new generation social media users. The latest to incur that wrath was ESPN’s Bill Simmons, noted Boston Celtic…
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  • David Stern kicks off last draft as commissioner by throwing ch…

    David Stern kicks off last draft as commissioner by throwing chest pass at pack of journalists

    yahoo.com Jun 28, 2013
    Step into the pass with your knees bent: Check, sort of. Follow through: Check. Let the ball roll off your fingertips: Affirmative. Pop your thumbs down on release: Czechoslovakia. Leave 10 extremely nervous and highly touted 2013 NBA draft prospects va…
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  • A Supercut Of David Stern Getting Booed And Loving It

    A Supercut Of David Stern Getting Booed And Loving It

    deadspin.com Jun 28, 2013
    Soon-to-be-retired commissioner David Stern presided over his final NBA draft last night, and as has been the case throughout his career, he was enthusiastically booed each time he appeared on stage. Read more...
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  • Behind the scenes: Sights, sounds of 2013 NBA draft

    Behind the scenes: Sights, sounds of 2013 NBA draft

    CNNSI.com Jun 28, 2013
    Behind the scenes: Sights, sounds of 2013 NBA draft
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  • Report: 76ers to hire Spurs assistant Brown

    Report: 76ers to hire Spurs assistant Brown

    ESPN.com Jun 28, 2013
    The Philadelphia 76ers will hire San Antonio Spurs assistant Brett Brown as their new coach, according to a report by the New York Daily News.
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  • 16 quotes, notes, odds and ends from a wild 2013 NBA draft

    16 quotes, notes, odds and ends from a wild 2013 NBA draft

    yahoo.com Jun 28, 2013
    NEW YORK — Well, that was fun, huh? Thursday's whirlwind 2013 NBA draft at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn began with a shocking first selection, ended with a dude you have 100 percent never heard of (Latvian swingman Janis Timma) and had plenty of intr…
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  • Among the Boobirds at David Stern's Final NBA Draft

    Among the Boobirds at David Stern's Final NBA Draft

    grantland.com Jun 28, 2013
    The last thing that really made sense, before my brain completely melted, was the mimes. Looking through my notes, I had scribbled 28 — Spurs, ...
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  • The Who and the When of the 2013 NBA Draft's International Sele…

    The Who and the When of the 2013 NBA Draft's International Selections

    grantland.com Jun 28, 2013
    I'm not sure any of us could have predicted who'd get selected in the NBA draft last night, but the talent pool from which the first 14 players were c...
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  • The Night the NBA Draft Got Drunk

    The Night the NBA Draft Got Drunk

    grantland.com Jun 28, 2013
    Thursday night in Brooklyn was the first time I'd ever been to an NBA draft, and it was the year the entire draft experience sort of one-upped itself....
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  • Sportstorialist: 2013 NBA Draft Style

    Sportstorialist: 2013 NBA Draft Style

    grantland.com Jun 28, 2013
    Carping about the clothes at the NBA draft is a lot like complaining that onesies make your baby look fat. It's too soon! These guys have the rest of ...
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  • Video - Ray Allen Exercises Player Option 03:22

    Ray Allen Exercises Player Option

    Jun 28
    Ray Allen exercises his $3.2 million player option for next season with the Miami Heat
  • Video - THTV: Tall Tales, Shaq's Bet 02:11

    THTV: Tall Tales, Shaq's Bet

    Jun 28
    Alvin Gentry has more NBA stories than anyone. This one's about the time Shaquille O'Neal said he'd buy Gentry a Lamborghini...if the coach could dunk the ball.
  • Video - Biggest Loser: Nets 08:11

    Biggest Loser: Nets

    Jun 28
    Say what you will about the glory days of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, but the Nets might never win a title after that lopsided Celtics deal. Ethan Sherwood Strauss on Brooklyn and Boston, as well as moves he hated from the Bobcats and Pelicans.
  • Video - Ruocco Intrigued, Excited By Trade 03:36

    Ruocco Intrigued, Excited By Trade

    Jun 28
    Ryan Ruocco reacts to the Nets' blockbuster trade, how the trade impacts Brooklyn's salary cap and the challenges facing new coach Jason Kidd.

Sports Columnists

  • Ian Thomsen: 2013 NBA free agency primer

    Jun 28
    A weak free-agency class was weakened when the Clippers traded for coach Doc Rivers this week, a move expected to secure a long-term commitment from point guard Chris Paul. That leaves one superstar available, and he isn't necessarily going to the highe…
  • Ray Allen exercises $3.2 million player option with Miami Heat

    Jun 28
    Miami Heat guard Ray Allen has decided to exercise his $3.2 million player option for next season, it was announced Friday.
  • Ian Thomsen: For Celtics, trade of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce is end of…

    Jun 28
    BOSTON -- Six years ago, the fans here celebrated the Celtics' steal of Kevin Garnett. A half-dozen years later, they were experiencing the other end of the era, and the sad feeling that they were the victim now, instead of the lucky thieves.