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Houston Rockets likely landing spot for Dwight Howard's flight …

Houston Rockets likely landing spot for Dwight Howard's flight from LA Lakers

nydailynews.com deadspin.com ESPN.com Updated Jun 29, 2013
Dwight Howard has told associates that he doesn’t like Mike D’Antoni’s system, but that’s not the main reason he’s looking to leave L.A. He and Kobe Bryant have a decent relationship, but Howard isn’t nearly as consumed with winning as Bryant. H a ndica…
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  • Eyes on Howard when NBA free agency opens

    Eyes on Howard when NBA free agency opens

    nba.com Jun 29, 2013
    Dwight Howard could leave, Chris Paul is expected to stay, and plenty more will happen beyond Los Angeles when the NBA's free agency period opens.
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  • Haslem played through injury, needs knee surgery

    Haslem played through injury, needs knee surgery

    nba.com ESPN.com Jun 29, 2013
    Heat forward Udonis Haslem played through much of the second half of Miami's season with a torn right meniscus, and told The Associated Press that surgery will be required to repair the previously undisclosed injury.
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  • Mavs ready for free agency, starting with Howard

    Mavs ready for free agency, starting with Howard

    nba.com Jun 29, 2013
    Dirk Nowitzki is willing to hop on a plane at a moment's notice. Mark Cuban won't have "Shark Tank" tapings that interfere with recruiting.
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  • Toronto Raptors join talks for Eric Bledsoe of Los Angeles Clip…

    Toronto Raptors join talks for Eric Bledsoe of Los Angeles Clippers

    ESPN.com Jun 29, 2013
    The Toronto Raptors have joined the Orlando Magic at the head of the list of known suitors for Los Angeles Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe, according to sources close to the process.
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  • The Patriots' travails and the Celtics' rebuilding are blessing…

    The Patriots' travails and the Celtics' rebuilding are blessings in disguise for the city of Boston,

    deadspin.com Jun 29, 2013
    The Patriots' travails and the Celtics' rebuilding are blessings in disguise for the city of Boston, which has devolved into "a massively stale sports bar," writes John Liam Policastro. [Vice]Read more...
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  • "learn Footwork.": "LEARN FOOTWORK." Assort…

    "learn Footwork.": "LEARN FOOTWORK." Assorted retorts to the Lakers'…

    deadspin.com Jun 29, 2013
    "LEARN FOOTWORK." Assorted retorts to the Lakers' "STAY" billboard for Dwight Howard are making the Twitter rounds. [@WelchysGripe]Read more...
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  • Wolves' Kirilenko opts out of final year of deal

    Wolves' Kirilenko opts out of final year of deal

    nba.com ESPN.com Jun 29, 2013
    Andrei Kirilenko is opting out of the final year of a contract that would have paid him $10 million next season with the Minnesota Timberwolves, making him a free agent.
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  • Howard to reportedly announce his decision on July 10

    Howard to reportedly announce his decision on July 10

    CNNSI.com Jun 29, 2013
    Howard to reportedly announce his decision on July 10
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  • Report: Bucks planning to re-sign Jennings

    Report: Bucks planning to re-sign Jennings

    ESPN.com Jun 29, 2013
    The Milwaukee Bucks have made re-signing point guard Brandon Jennings a priority, according to a report by the Milwaukee Journal-Sentinel.
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  • Video - Tough Road Ahead For Rondo, Celtics 01:07

    Tough Road Ahead For Rondo, Celtics

    Jun 29
    Jackie MacMullan discusses the road ahead for Rajon Rondo and the next Celtics coach.
  • Video - SC Conversation: Kevin Durant 03:06

    SC Conversation: Kevin Durant

    Jun 29
    Kevin Durant discusses his experience watching the NBA Finals, his decision to join Jay-Z's agency and his trip to aid tornado victims in Oklahoma.
  • Video - Paul To Re-Sign With Clippers 00:31

    Paul To Re-Sign With Clippers

    Jun 29
    Sources: Chris Paul's representatives tell teams not to bother pursuing the point guard.

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  • Toronto Raptors join talks for Eric Bledsoe of Los Angeles Clippers

    Jun 29
    The Toronto Raptors have joined the Orlando Magic at the head of the list of known suitors for Los Angeles Clippers guard Eric Bledsoe, according to sources close to the process.