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The NBPA is OK with Thunder's Josh Huestis becoming 1st domestic draft-and-stash 1st-rounder
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When the Oklahoma City Thunder selected forward Josh Huestis with the 29th overall pick in June's draft, the selection struck most analysts as a bit of a reach. The Stanford senior had projected as a mid-second-rounder, if drafted and all, and figured t…Upvote Share Tweet
Former Blazers center Schlueter dies at 68ESPN.com 6 minutes agoDale Schlueter, a member of the Portland Trail Blazers for their inaugural 1970-71 season, died Thursday after battling cancer. He was 68.Upvote Share Tweet
Blazers' Schlueter, original team member, dies at 68nba.com 40 minutes agoDale Schlueter, a member of the Portland Trail Blazers for their inaugural 1970-71 season, died Thursday after battling cancer. He was 68.Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com 6 hours agoThe Cavs have officially signed the No. 1 pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, Andrew Wiggins, the team announced today. There had been hints he was signing earlier this month, but with the Kevin Love trade rumors in the air, some thought they would merely trade…Upvote Share Tweet
Catching up with Pat Williams, the only man to deal two top overall NBA draft picksyahoo.com 10 hours agoIt’s an open secret that the Cleveland Cavaliers and Minnesota Timberwolves are currently discussing a format that would send some combination of Kevin Love to Cleveland and the last two top overall NBA draft picks to Minnesota in a deal. There are many…Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Celtics “Moving On” From Love Sweepstakesdimemag.com Jul 23 (yesterday)Boston Celtics owner Wyc Grousbeck recently said that he’d hoped the team would make a bigger splash this offseason, seemingly suggesting Boston was out of the running for Kevin Love. Just two days later, the Celtics’ quest to acquire the Minnesota Timb…Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Bulls Offering Gibson, McDermott, Mirotic to ‘Wolves For Lovedimemag.com Jul 23 (yesterday)Terms of the Chicago Bulls’ trade offer to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love have emerged. According to Chris Sheridan of Sheridan Hoops, the Bulls are willing to surrender Taj Gibson and rookies Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic if it nets them…Upvote Share TweetLast night, Cleveland traded Carrick Felix, a 2015 second-round pick and cash considerations to the Utah Jazz in exchange for John Lucas III, Malcolm Thomas and Erik Murphy. The actual players changing teams in the deal aren’t that significant, it’s the…Upvote Share Tweet
Blazers' Robinson has thumb ligament surgeryESPN.com Jul 22 (2 days ago)Portland Trail Blazers forward Thomas Robinson has undergone surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb.Upvote Share Tweetnba.com Jul 22 (2 days ago)Los Angeles Clippers interim CEO Richard Parsons says coach Doc Rivers has told him he'll quit if Donald Sterling remains owner of the team.Upvote Share Tweet
The Thunder Have A New “Draft And Stash” StrategyIt was announced last Friday the Thunder’s Development League affiliate would relocate from Tulsa to Oklahoma City next season. Compared to everything else that’s happened this off-season, this seems like just a footnote on the news feed. But given the …Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Bulls Renew Efforts For Kevin LoveAfter courting Carmelo Anthony only to lose him to the extra year New York could offer, the Chicago Bulls have returned to the fold and are in the mix for Kevin Love, ESPN reports. Even though the Cavs still lead the pack — especially if they include An…Upvote Share TweetThe Cleveland Cavaliers aren’t currently including Andrew Wiggins in their trade package to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love, but might have the juice to complete a deal anyway. The only hold-up? The Cavs are refusing to part with protected fir…Upvote Share Tweet
Timberwolves agree to terms with Hummelnba.com Jul 22 (3 days ago)The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Robbie Hummel.Upvote Share Tweetnba.com Jul 21 (3 days ago)The Utah Jazz have signed free agent forward Trevor Booker.Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com Jul 21 (3 days ago)It’s been a peculiar start to Andrew Wiggins’ professional career. As news of LeBron James’ prodigal return to Cleveland caused a ripple effect throughout the league during the height of the free agent frenzy, it also unexpectedly rendered Wiggins’ futu…Upvote Share Tweetyahoo.com Jul 21 (3 days ago)It was recently revealed that a change is due to the uniforms of the 17 NBA teams that have won an NBA championship in the league’s history. Well, 16 of the 17 teams, but we’ll get to that in a second. The back of the uniforms will project a gold band s…Upvote Share Tweet
Kobe On Seattle: “I’d Much Rather Come Here In The Postseason Than Oklahoma”dimemag.com Jul 21 (3 days ago)During Kobe Bryant‘s whirlwind tour of Seattle for Richard Sherman‘s celebrity softball game — where he he hit a home run — and the Jamal Crawford Summer Pro Am — where Crawford introduced him as “this generation’s Michael Jordan,” Kobe also found time …Upvote Share Tweet
Report: Klay Thompson Seeks Max Extensiondimemag.com Jul 19 (5 days ago)If the Golden State Warriors prove forever unwilling to include Klay Thompson in its trade package to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Kevin Love, they’ll surely do most everything possible to ensure he’s in the Bay for the long-haul. Undoubtedly using th…Upvote Share TweetLeague sources tell ESPN the Cavs have offered up Andrew Wiggins — like we told you about yesterday – as well as the No. 1 pick in the 2013 NBA Draft, Anthony Bennett. The Cavs are also said to be including next year’s first-round pick for Kevin Love, a…Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com Jul 17The domino effect since LeBron James announced he was going back to Cleveland has been extraordinary, never more so than with the Cavs themselves. Sharpshooters Mike Miller and James Jones signed with Cleveland, and now it appears 2014 No. 1 pick Andrew…Upvote Share Tweet
Afflalo thinks Nuggets can contend for titleESPN.com Jul 17Now that he's back on the Denver Nuggets, Arron Afflalo believes Denver has the makings of a championship club.Upvote Share Tweet
Wolves owner reiterates hope to keep LoveESPN.com Jul 17Minnesota Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor has reiterated his desire to retain Kevin Love, saying in a recent interview that he doesn't want to trade the All-Star forward.Upvote Share Tweet
Cavaliers Maneuvering To Get LoveJul 23Brian Windhorst breaks down the Cavaliers' latest efforts to acquire Kevin Love from the Timberwolves.
Bulls Making Renewed Push To Get LoveJul 22Brian Windhorst breaks down the latest on the Chicago Bulls' and Cleveland Cavaliers' efforts to acquire Kevin Love from the Timberwolves.
Report: Cavs To Sign WigginsJul 21ESPN NBA Insider Chris Broussard discusses the Cleveland Cavaliers' plan to sign No. 1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins and why signing Wiggins will delay a possible Kevin Love trade.
Should Timberwolves Pursue Trade With Warriors?Jul 20Stephen A. Smith explains why Minnesota should pursue a trade of Kevin Love with the Golden State Warriors rather than the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Former Magic PG Nelson signs with MavsJul 24Veteran point guard Jameer Nelson signed with the Dallas Mavericks, the team announced Thursday.
Sources: Wall added to U.S. World Cup campJul 24Washington Wizards guard John Wall has accepted USA Basketball's invitation to attend its training camp next week in Las Vegas, according to sources close to the situation.
Cleveland Cavaliers sign Andrew Wiggins to rookie contractJul 24The Cleveland Cavaliers officially signed No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins to a contract on Thursday, meaning he cannot be traded until at least Aug. 23.
Point guard Jameer Nelson close to signing with Dallas MavericksJul 23The Mavericks are closing in on signing former Magic point guard Jameer Nelson, according to sources briefed on the talks.