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CoCo Vandeweghe takes out Karolina Pliskova at Wimbledon before…

CoCo Vandeweghe takes out Karolina Pliskova at Wimbledon before taking down ‘soft’ Carmelo Anthony 

nydailynews.com Updated 3 hours ago
Her uncle, Kiki, once drafted Carmelo Anthony for the Nuggets. Her grandfather, Ernie, played for six seasons with the Knicks.
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  • Report: Damian Lillard near 5-year, $120 million max extension …

    Report: Damian Lillard near 5-year, $120 million max extension with Blazers

    yahoo.com 5 hours ago
    Anthony Davis became the first member of the 2012 NBA draft class to secure a five-year maximum-salaried contract extension, but he's about to get some company. Damian Lillard, the No. 6 overall pick in the 2012 draft, is nearing an agreement with the P…
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  • Report: Blazers to give Aminu four years, $30 million

    Report: Blazers to give Aminu four years, $30 million

    nba.com 14 hours ago
    A person with direct knowledge of the situation tells The Associated Press that the Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to terms with veteran forward Al-Farouq Aminu on a four-year, $30 million deal.
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  • Thunder send guard Ridnour to Raptors for Zubcic

    Thunder send guard Ridnour to Raptors for Zubcic

    nba.com Jun 30 (yesterday)
    Luke Ridnour may be in need of a rest - or a good travel agent - after being traded for the fourth time in less than a week.
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  • We Need To Talk About That Dumb Trade The Brooklyn Nets Made

    We Need To Talk About That Dumb Trade The Brooklyn Nets Made

    deadspin.com Jun 26 (5 days ago)
    Last night while most people were sleeping, the Nets traded Mason Plumlee and 41st-overall pick Pat Connaughton to the Portland Trail Blazers for... Steve Blake and Rondae Hollis-Jefferson. This is a bad trade.Read more...
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  • Rookie Mudiay dreaming about first title with Nuggets

    Rookie Mudiay dreaming about first title with Nuggets

    nba.com yahoo.com Jun 26 (5 days ago)
    Emmanuel Mudiay says he's ready to step into the Denver Nuggets lineup and help lead the franchise to its first championship.
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  • Wolves introduce No. 1 pick Towns, fellow rookie Jones

    Wolves introduce No. 1 pick Towns, fellow rookie Jones

    nba.com Jun 26 (5 days ago)
    Jacqueline Cruz-Towns sat on a bench in the Minnesota Timberwolves' sparkling new practice facility, proudly wearing a Wolves hat on her head and a big smile on her face as she recalled a pre-draft visit her son Karl-Anthony made to Minneapolis last wee…
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  • Blazers' get Plumlee and Nets grab Blake, as teams also swap pi…

    Blazers' get Plumlee and Nets grab Blake, as teams also swap picks

    nba.com Jun 26 (6 days ago)
    The Portland Trail Blazers have acquired center/forward Mason Plumlee and the draft rights to guard/forward Pat Connaughton from the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for guard Steve Blake and the draft rights to forward Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, it was announce…
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  • Timberwolves acquire hometown kid Jones from Cavs

    Timberwolves acquire hometown kid Jones from Cavs

    nba.com Jun 26 (6 days ago)
    The Minnesota Timberwolves have acquired hometown kid Tyus Jones from the Cleveland Cavaliers for two second-round draft picks.
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  • Timberwolves select Towns with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

    Timberwolves select Towns with No. 1 pick in NBA draft

    nba.com yahoo.com Jun 25 (6 days ago)
    The Minnesota Timberwolves got their man in the middle. The Lakers got a playmaking partner for Kobe Bryant.
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  • Report: LaMarcus Aldridge has already told the Blazers that he'…

    Report: LaMarcus Aldridge has already told the Blazers that he's out of Portland

    yahoo.com Jun 25 (6 days ago)
    It’s been a long, steady decline in the relationship between LaMarcus Aldridge and the Portland Trail Blazers – the only NBA team in nine years that he’s played for. Just under a year ago Aldridge went on record as stating that he wanted to retire as “t…
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  • Thunder acquire Ridnour, second-round pick from Hornets for Lam…

    Thunder acquire Ridnour, second-round pick from Hornets for Lamb

    nba.com Jun 25 (6 days ago)
    The Oklahoma City Thunder acquired guard Luke Ridnour and a conditional 2016 second round draft pick from the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for guard Jeremy Lamb, it was announced today by Executive Vice President and General Manager Sam Presti.
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  • Blazers Send Nic Batum To Hornets For Noah Vonleh And Gerald He…

    Blazers Send Nic Batum To Hornets For Noah Vonleh And Gerald Henderson

    deadspin.com nba.com Jun 24 (7 days ago)
    The Portland Trail Blazers are trading swingman Nic Batum to the Charlotte Hornets for forward Noah Vonleh and shooting guard Gerald Henderson. The deal was first reported by Yahoo’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Read more...
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  • Timberwolves GM Milt Newton knows exactly where his team is pic…

    Timberwolves GM Milt Newton knows exactly where his team is picking in the draft (Video)

    yahoo.com Jun 24
    Milt Newton is a respected basketball lifer, and the general manager of a Minnesota Timberwolves team that will work with the top overall pick in Thursday’s NBA draft. [Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball] On Tuesday …
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  • 2015 NBA Draft shopping list: Northwest Division

    2015 NBA Draft shopping list: Northwest Division

    yahoo.com Jun 23
    What should teams look for in Thursday's draft? Our shopping list details the projections and needs of all 30 squads. Minnesota Timberwolves 2014-15 Finish: 16-66, last in West 1st Round Picks: No. 1 2nd Round Picks: No. 31 and No. 36 It’s weird to say …
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  • Karl-Anthony Towns: 'No promise' from Wolves

    Karl-Anthony Towns: 'No promise' from Wolves

    nba.com Jun 22
    Karl-Anthony Towns has heard his name connected to the Timberwolves for the upcoming NBA draft for more than a month now, with the Kentucky big man seemingly destined to land in Minnesota on Thursday night.
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  • Potential top pick Towns works out for Timberwolves

    Potential top pick Towns works out for Timberwolves

    nba.com Jun 20
    Kentucky big man Karl-Anthony Towns worked out for the Minnesota Timberwolves on Saturday, less than a week before the Wolves pick first in the NBA Draft.
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  • Blake exercises player option for 2015-16 season

    Blake exercises player option for 2015-16 season

    nba.com Jun 19
    Portland Trail Blazers guard Steve Blake has exercised his player option for the 2015-16 season, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey.
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  • Thunder big man Mitch McGary is 'The Snake God,' FYI

    Thunder big man Mitch McGary is 'The Snake God,' FYI

    yahoo.com Jun 18
    Mitch McGary had some time on his hands last fall while recovering from a left foot fracture, so the Oklahoma City Thunder rookie passed the time like any of us would — by buying three baby snakes, naming them Zoey, Zeus and Layla, and going about the b…
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  • Malone takes reins, promises to speed up pace of Nuggets

    Malone takes reins, promises to speed up pace of Nuggets

    nba.com Jun 16
    Michael Malone wants his team to run. The front office wants his team to run. His players certainly want his team to run.
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  • Video - The Healing Problems With Durant's Foot 02:40

    The Healing Problems With Durant's Foot

    Mar 20
    Dr. Mark Adickes explains the issues with Kevin Durant's type of foot injury and how the pain continues to affect him even after surgery.
  • Video - Is Durant Being Shut Down For The Season? 02:50

    Is Durant Being Shut Down For The Season?

    Mar 20
    Amin Elhassan reacts to the news that Kevin Durant will be out indefinitely and figures to not see him the rest of the season.
  • Video - Westbrook, Thunder Topple Hawks 01:04

    Westbrook, Thunder Topple Hawks

    Mar 20
    Russell Westbrook recorded his ninth triple-double of the season and the Thunder defeated the Hawks 123-115.
  • Video - Magic Stun Blazers 00:51

    Magic Stun Blazers

    Mar 20
    Victor Oladipo, Elfrid Payton and Nikola Vucevic each scored 22 points in the Magic's 111-104 win over the Blazers.

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