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The NBPA is OK with Thunder's Josh Huestis becoming 1st domesti…

The NBPA is OK with Thunder's Josh Huestis becoming 1st domestic draft-and-stash 1st-rounder

yahoo.com Updated 47 minutes ago
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…
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  • Former Blazers center Schlueter dies at 68

    Former Blazers center Schlueter dies at 68

    ESPN.com 6 minutes ago
    Dale Schlueter, a member of the Portland Trail Blazers for their inaugural 1970-71 season, died Thursday after battling cancer. He was 68.
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  • Blazers' Schlueter, original team member, dies at 68

    Blazers' Schlueter, original team member, dies at 68

    nba.com 40 minutes ago
    Dale Schlueter, a member of the Portland Trail Blazers for their inaugural 1970-71 season, died Thursday after battling cancer. He was 68.
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  • Report: Cavs Officially Sign Andrew Wiggins

    Report: Cavs Officially Sign Andrew Wiggins

    dimemag.com 6 hours ago
    The 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…
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  • Catching up with Pat Williams, the only man to deal two top ove…

    Catching up with Pat Williams, the only man to deal two top overall NBA draft picks

    yahoo.com 10 hours ago
    It’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…
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  • Report: Celtics “Moving On” From Love Sweepstakes

    Report: Celtics “Moving On” From Love Sweepstakes

    dimemag.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…
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  • Report: Bulls Offering Gibson, McDermott, Mirotic to ‘Wolves Fo…

    Report: Bulls Offering Gibson, McDermott, Mirotic to ‘Wolves For Love

    dimemag.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…
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  • Cavs Trade Carrick Felix, Paving Way For Love Deal

    Cavs Trade Carrick Felix, Paving Way For Love Deal

    dimemag.com nba.com Jul 23 (yesterday)
    Last 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…
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  • Blazers' Robinson has thumb ligament surgery

    Blazers' Robinson has thumb ligament surgery

    ESPN.com Jul 22 (2 days ago)
    Portland Trail Blazers forward Thomas Robinson has undergone surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb.
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  • Blazers' Robinson has surgery on thumb

    Blazers' Robinson has surgery on thumb

    nba.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.
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  • The Thunder Have A New “Draft And Stash” Strategy

    The Thunder Have A New “Draft And Stash” Strategy

    dimemag.com Jul 22 (2 days ago)
    It 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 …
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  • Report: Bulls Renew Efforts For Kevin Love

    Report: Bulls Renew Efforts For Kevin Love

    dimemag.com Jul 22 (2 days ago)
    After 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…
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  • Report: Future Picks Hold Up Love Talks Between Cavs & ‘Wolves

    Report: Future Picks Hold Up Love Talks Between Cavs & ‘Wolves

    dimemag.com Jul 22 (2 days ago)
    The 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…
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  • Timberwolves agree to terms with Hummel

    Timberwolves agree to terms with Hummel

    nba.com Jul 22 (3 days ago)
    The Minnesota Timberwolves have agreed to terms on a one-year deal with Robbie Hummel.
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  • Forward Booker signs with Jazz

    Forward Booker signs with Jazz

    nba.com Jul 21 (3 days ago)
    The Utah Jazz have signed free agent forward Trevor Booker.
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  • Andrew Wiggins, Kevin Love Talks Reach Impasse Again

    Andrew Wiggins, Kevin Love Talks Reach Impasse Again

    dimemag.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…
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  • Oklahoma City's Thunder decline to celebrate Seattle's 1979 cha…

    Oklahoma City's Thunder decline to celebrate Seattle's 1979 championship with a jersey patch

    yahoo.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…
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  • Kobe On Seattle: “I’d Much Rather Come Here In The Postseason T…

    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 …
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  • Report: Klay Thompson Seeks Max Extension

    Report: Klay Thompson Seeks Max Extension

    dimemag.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…
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  • Report: Cavs Offering Wiggins, Bennett & First Rounder For Love

    Report: Cavs Offering Wiggins, Bennett & First Rounder For Love

    dimemag.com ESPN.com Jul 18 (6 days ago)
    League 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…
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  • Report: Cavs Now Offering Wiggins In Deal For Love

    Report: Cavs Now Offering Wiggins In Deal For Love

    dimemag.com Jul 17
    The 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…
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  • Afflalo thinks Nuggets can contend for title

    Afflalo thinks Nuggets can contend for title

    ESPN.com Jul 17
    Now that he's back on the Denver Nuggets, Arron Afflalo believes Denver has the makings of a championship club.
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  • Wolves owner reiterates hope to keep Love

    Wolves owner reiterates hope to keep Love

    ESPN.com Jul 17
    Minnesota 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.
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  • Video - Cavaliers Maneuvering To Get Love 02:20

    Cavaliers Maneuvering To Get Love

    Jul 23
    Brian Windhorst breaks down the Cavaliers' latest efforts to acquire Kevin Love from the Timberwolves.
  • Video - Bulls Making Renewed Push To Get Love 02:52

    Bulls Making Renewed Push To Get Love

    Jul 22
    Brian Windhorst breaks down the latest on the Chicago Bulls' and Cleveland Cavaliers' efforts to acquire Kevin Love from the Timberwolves.
  • Video - Report: Cavs To Sign Wiggins 02:01

    Report: Cavs To Sign Wiggins

    Jul 21
    ESPN 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.
  • Video - Should Timberwolves Pursue Trade With Warriors? 02:18

    Should Timberwolves Pursue Trade With Warriors?

    Jul 20
    Stephen A. Smith explains why Minnesota should pursue a trade of Kevin Love with the Golden State Warriors rather than the Cleveland Cavaliers.

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    Jul 24
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    Jul 24
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    Jul 24
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