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Rose acknowledges tension with Bulls, circle

Rose acknowledges tension with Bulls, circle

ESPN.com dimemag.com Updated 2 hours ago
Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose acknowledged Thursday that there is lingering tension between some members of his inner-circle and members of the Bulls' organization.
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  • Report: Rose acknowledges tension with Bulls

    Report: Rose acknowledges tension with Bulls

    nba.com 6 minutes ago
    Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose acknowledged tension between members of his inner circle and team management.
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  • Colangelo On Love Playing In World Cup: “It’s Possible”

    Colangelo On Love Playing In World Cup: “It’s Possible”

    dimemag.com 3 hours ago
    When USA Basketball announced last week that Kevin Love had withdrawn from consideration for the FIBA World Cup team, the justification given was due to his “current status.” Despite no confirmed change in Love’s tenuous position with the Minnesota Timb…
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  • Indiana Pacers star Paul George says he is ready to live up to …

    Indiana Pacers star Paul George says he is ready to live up to the pressure

    ESPN.com 9 hours ago
    It seemed like July was a bit of a bad month for the Indiana Pacers, with Lance Stephenson bolting to Charlotte after what seemed like an unnecessary contract dispute and LeBron James signing with a division rival.
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  • Bucks sign PG Bayless to bolster backcourt

    Bucks sign PG Bayless to bolster backcourt

    ESPN.com nba.com 9 hours ago
    Free agent Jerryd Bayless signed with the Milwaukee Bucks in large part because of Jason Kidd.
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  • Vin Baker is auctioning off his gold medal from the 2000 Summer…

    Vin Baker is auctioning off his gold medal from the 2000 Summer Olympics

    yahoo.com 10 hours ago
    In 1993, when he was drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks in the years before rookie scale contracts, Vin Baker signed a 10-year agreement with the team. That deal included an opt-out after the sixth season, by which time Baker had made nearly $17.3 million. …
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  • Pat Riley On LeBron: “It Was A Tough Blow, We’ve Recovered Well…

    Pat Riley On LeBron: “It Was A Tough Blow, We’ve Recovered Well”

    dimemag.com 13 hours ago
    Yesterday, Pat Riley addressed reporters for the first time since LeBron James announced his decision to sign with the Cleveland Cavaliers. He’s disappointed, but also very defiant as the Heat look to remain competitive in the East. Via Michael Wallace …
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  • ‘Wolves Negotiating Kevin Love Trade Only With Cavs

    ‘Wolves Negotiating Kevin Love Trade Only With Cavs

    dimemag.com ESPN.com 14 hours ago
    Various reports over the last week had the Bulls and Warriors as possible landing spots for Kevin Love, but it is now believed — according to Marc Stein and Brian Windhorst of ESPN — the Cavs remain the only team the Timberwolves were talking to on Wedn…
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  • Dion Waiters: “I Have To Make Adjustments”

    Dion Waiters: “I Have To Make Adjustments”

    dimemag.com nba.com Jul 30 (yesterday)
    Tension in the fragile relationship between Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters almost boiled over last season. And as the Cleveland Cavaliers’ pair of ball-dominant guards readies for basketball life with LeBron James, one of them will have to take a backsea…
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  • Bucks sign No. 36 overall pick O'Bryant

    Bucks sign No. 36 overall pick O'Bryant

    nba.com Jul 30 (yesterday)
    The Milwaukee Bucks have signed second-round draft pick Johnny O'Bryant, General Manager John Hammond announced Wednesday. Terms of the contract were not disclosed in accordance with team policy.
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  • Miami's Dan Le Batard fails in attempt to troll Cleveland Caval…

    Miami's Dan Le Batard fails in attempt to troll Cleveland Cavaliers fans

    yahoo.com Jul 30 (yesterday)
    When LeBron James announced his return to Cleveland, Miami Herald columnist Dan Le Batard concluded his farewell column with a heartfelt "thank you" to the former Heat superstar for his contributions to the glorious sports drama that played ou…
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  • Jim Boeheim On Derrick Rose: “He’s Been The Most Impressive Guy…

    Jim Boeheim On Derrick Rose: “He’s Been The Most Impressive Guy Here”

    dimemag.com ESPN.com Jul 30 (yesterday)
    Derrick Rose is making quite an impression on everyone associated with USA Basketball. After showing off his trademark explosiveness and wowing head coach Mike Krzyzewski on day one of training camp, assistant Jim Boeheim called Rose “the most impressiv…
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  • Kevin Durant Hinting At Wizards Shows Irony Of CBA

    Kevin Durant Hinting At Wizards Shows Irony Of CBA

    dimemag.com Jul 30 (yesterday)
    Kevin Durant applauded LeBron James‘ decision to return to the Cavaliers when speaking to ESPN’s Ramona Shelburne during Team USA tryouts in Vegas yesterday. He also said some nice things about returning to play in his hometown when his Thunder face the…
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  • Irving: “Speechless” After ‘Bron’s Decision, Would Be “Great” T…

    Irving: “Speechless” After ‘Bron’s Decision, Would Be “Great” To Add Love

    dimemag.com Jul 29 (2 days ago)
    Kyrie Irving is having quite a summer. After agreeing to a five-year, $90 million extension with the Cleveland Cavaliers on July 1st, the 22 year-old All-Star learned he’d be playing with LeBron James. And as Irving trains with USA Basketball this week …
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  • More tickets for LeBron's homecoming show

    More tickets for LeBron's homecoming show

    ESPN.com nba.com Jul 29 (2 days ago)
    LeBron James' hometown says more tickets are being offered for the homecoming event set to be his first public appearance in the state since he announced his return to the Cleveland Cavaliers.
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  • Report: LeBron, Cavs Will Play At Heat On Christmas

    Report: LeBron, Cavs Will Play At Heat On Christmas

    dimemag.com Jul 29 (2 days ago)
    The Cleveland Cavaliers are quickly becoming the league’s marquee team. Already poised to play in opening night’s headliner against the defending champion San Antonio Spurs, the Cavs will reportedly celebrate Christmas by facing the Miami Heat in LeBron…
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  • Chicago Lyricist, Common, Talks Bulls Title Chances, LeBron’s R…

    Chicago Lyricist, Common, Talks Bulls Title Chances, LeBron’s Return & More

    dimemag.com Jul 29 (2 days ago)
    Besides providing fans with cogent lyricism in his rap career, Chi-town emcee Common has proven he’s a force to be reckoned with on the basketball courts as well. That was a big topic of discussion when we chatted by phone with the 42-year-old South Sid…
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  • Kyle Korver was traded in 2003 for a copy machine, kind of

    Kyle Korver was traded in 2003 for a copy machine, kind of

    yahoo.com Jul 29 (2 days ago)
    It’s hard to consider, in an era where the Milwaukee Bucks can be sold for half a billion dollars and the Los Angeles Clippers can fetch a $2 billion asking price even with absolutely no leverage on their side, but we’re not that far removed from NBA te…
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  • Video - Rookie Class, "One Four" The Ages 07:39

    Rookie Class, "One Four" The Ages

    Jul 31
    After watching them up close, David Thorpe says even beyond the big names the draft class of 2014 has a chance to be the best since 1984.
  • Video - Timberwolves Talking Love Only With Cleveland 01:18

    Timberwolves Talking Love Only With Cleveland

    Jul 31
    Marc Stein talks about why the Timberwolves are only engaged in serious Kevin Love trade talks with the Cavaliers.
  • Video - Riley Not Worried About Heat 04:17

    Riley Not Worried About Heat

    Jul 30
    ESPN.com's Mike Wallace breaks down expectations for the Heat without LeBron James.
  • Video - Colangelo Impressed With Rose 01:22

    Colangelo Impressed With Rose

    Jul 30
    Team USA managing director Jerry Colangelo discusses what he's seen from Derrick Rose thus far in Team USA's training camp.

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