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Anthony Bennett May Not Be Traded To Philadelphia

Anthony Bennett May Not Be Traded To Philadelphia

dimemag.com Updated 1 hour ago
In two days, the Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves will be able to make the Kevin Love deal official. As part of the package going to the ‘Wolves, it was reported that Anthony Bennett would be traded to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange fo…
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  • 'Melo says Knicks will 'absolutely' make playoffs, but Jim Boeh…

    'Melo says Knicks will 'absolutely' make playoffs, but Jim Boeheim says he'd be better off with Bulls

    yahoo.com dimemag.com Aug 19 (yesterday)
    Carmelo Anthony might not think the New York Knicks are going to vie for a championship this season, but he does expect to return to postseason play. Fred Kerber of the New York Post caught up with the $124 million man prior to a Monday workout, and the…
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  • Embiid Predicts Future MVP Rankings; Puts Himself First

    Embiid Predicts Future MVP Rankings; Puts Himself First

    dimemag.com Aug 19 (2 days ago)
    Philadelphia 76ers rookie and social media sensation Joel Embiid has mostly kept his Twitter game to romance this summer. With the 2014-2015 season fast approaching, though, it was only a matter of time until his subject matter switched to hoops. And if…
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  • Raptors sign swingman Jordan Hamilton

    Raptors sign swingman Jordan Hamilton

    nba.com Aug 18 (3 days ago)
    The Toronto Raptors have signed Jordan Hamilton, a swingman who played last season with Denver and Houston.
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  • Sources: Knicks add vet assistant Cleamons

    Sources: Knicks add vet assistant Cleamons

    ESPN.com Aug 18 (3 days ago)
    The New York Knicks have added veteran Jim Cleamons to the coaching staff, a league source confirmed to ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne.
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  • Ranking The NBA’s Biggest Offseason Winners

    Ranking The NBA’s Biggest Offseason Winners

    dimemag.com Aug 17 (4 days ago)
    July has come and gone and August is quickly doing the same. You know what that means? The NBA Offseason is on its last leg and winding down as teams begin to look towards the start of camp. Rosters are pretty much set, the dog days of hefty contracts h…
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  • Carmelo Anthony is taking $62 million of his new five-year deal…

    Carmelo Anthony is taking $62 million of his new five-year deal in advance payments

    yahoo.com Aug 15 (6 days ago)
    In July, free agent Carmelo Anthony ended months of speculation and opted to return to the New York Knicks on a new five-year deal. While the seven-time All-Star claimed to be interested in winning and not money (only to say later he doesn't think the K…
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  • We Reminisce: Magic Wins Finals MVP As An NBA Rookie

    We Reminisce: Magic Wins Finals MVP As An NBA Rookie

    dimemag.com Aug 14 (7 days ago)
    Magic Johnson turns 55 today. To honor his birthday, we take a look back at his incredible rookie season, which ended with Magic winning NBA Finals MVP as the Lakers defeated the 76ers in six games to win the title. Taken first overall in the 1979 NBA D…
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  • Report: League Rep Denies Asking Raptors To Fire Drake

    Report: League Rep Denies Asking Raptors To Fire Drake

    dimemag.com yahoo.com deadspin.com Aug 14 (7 days ago)
    Drake recently made an onstage appeal for Kevin Durant to join the Toronto Raptors, the franchise for which the Canadian superstar serves as team ambassador. That’s not up for debate, and nor is that the NBA levied a $25,000 tampering fine against Toron…
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  • Mark Cuban On Mavs: “The Moves We Made Will Take Us To The Next…

    Mark Cuban On Mavs: “The Moves We Made Will Take Us To The Next Level”

    dimemag.com Aug 14
    The Dallas Mavericks were very busy this summer. They re-acquired Tyson Chandler in a trade with the Knicks, and were able to get Chandler Parsons to sign a three-year offer sheet that the Rockets declined to match. Where exactly they stand in the Weste…
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  • ‘Melo Shed Weight To Helm Knicks’ Triangle Offense

    ‘Melo Shed Weight To Helm Knicks’ Triangle Offense

    dimemag.com Aug 14
    Earlier this week Carmelo Anthony posted a picture of himself to Instagram looking noticeably more trim with a leaner face that resembled the man who came out of Syracuse a National Champion in 2003. The New York Post reports the move to drop what is re…
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  • Utah Jazz close to deal with free-agent guard Toure' Murry

    Utah Jazz close to deal with free-agent guard Toure' Murry

    ESPN.com Aug 13
    The Utah Jazz are closing in on a deal to sign free-agent guard Toure Murry away from the New York Knicks, according to NBA front-office sources.
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  • Incredible New Vince Carter Mix Showcases Vinsanity’s Reincarna…

    Incredible New Vince Carter Mix Showcases Vinsanity’s Reincarnation With Mavs

    dimemag.com Aug 13
    Over a decade ago Vince Carter was mentioned in the same breath as Kobe Bryant. It seems crazy now, especially after Kobe’s five rings ran parallel to Carter’s now-five separate teams since leaving the Raptors in the lurch midway through the 2004-05 sea…
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  • Report: NBA’s Five-Game Christmas Day Schedule Is Finalized

    Report: NBA’s Five-Game Christmas Day Schedule Is Finalized

    dimemag.com Aug 13
    The 2014-2015 regular season schedule will be released live on NBA TV at 9:00 ET later today. But why wait that long to find out the slate of games on what’s become the league’s marquee day? Yahoo Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski reports that Washington Wizar…
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  • Report: The NBA offered to rescind a fine if the Toronto Raptor…

    Report: The NBA offered to rescind a fine if the Toronto Raptors cut ties with Drake

    yahoo.com Aug 13
    Rapper/actor/moderately successful cable TV host Drake has an “ambassador” position with the Toronto Raptors, though his role with the organization is still somewhat unclear. He shows up courtside to some games, he’s not quite an investor in Maple Leaf …
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  • Report: Raptors Want Rochester RazorSharks As D-League Affiliat…

    Report: Raptors Want Rochester RazorSharks As D-League Affiliate

    dimemag.com Aug 13
    According to Time Warner Cable News Rochester, the Rochester RazorSharks of the Premier Basketball League are in talks with the Toronto Raptors to become the team’s NBA D-League affiliate. The RazorSharks were champions of the PBL last season, a 10-team…
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  • Dime Q&A: Nerlens Noel On His Skinny Pants & Finally Be…

    Dime Q&A: Nerlens Noel On His Skinny Pants & Finally Being Able To Play Again

    dimemag.com Aug 13
    Before Nerlens Noel tore his ACL just 24 games into his freshman season at Kentucky, he was widely considered the favorite to be selected with the number 1 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft. Instead, Phoenix took Anthony Bennett, and Noel fell to the New Orlea…
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  • Dime Q&A: Shaq On DeMarcus Cousins, Mastering The Triangle,…

    Dime Q&A: Shaq On DeMarcus Cousins, Mastering The Triangle, Sharknado & More

    dimemag.com Aug 12
    Yesterday, Shaquille O’Neal was at Rucker Park to promote the re-release of the Reebok Shaq Attaq IV and to act as a celebrity coach. In a wide-ranging interview, Shaq discussed his role as minority owner of the Sacramento Kings, DeMarcus Cousins, how h…
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    10 Must-See NBA Games

    Aug 13
    Breaking down the ten of the best games in upcoming 2014-15 NBA season.
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    Nets' Schedule Announced

    Aug 13
    ESPNNewYork.com's Ohm Youngmisuk previews the Nets' 2014-15 schedule.
  • Video - Knicks' Schedule Announced 01:56

    Knicks' Schedule Announced

    Aug 13
    ESPNNewYork.com's Ian Begley breaks down the Knicks' 2014-15 schedule.
  • Video - Raptors Fined For Drake Durant Pitch 02:59

    Raptors Fined For Drake Durant Pitch

    Aug 11
    Marc Stein discusses the report that the Raptors have been fined $25,000 for comments that rap star and team ambassador Drake made about Kevin Durant at a recent concert that the NBA has deemed a violation of its anti-tampering rules.

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