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Flip Saunders has no problem starting Kevin Garnett, and neithe…

Flip Saunders has no problem starting Kevin Garnett, and neither should you

yahoo.com Updated 7 hours ago
We can only imagine how Kevin Garnett will release his ridiculous energy once he eventually moves into a management role with the Minnesota Timberwolves, if only because he's unleashed it all over NBA courts for more than half his life now, but for the …
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  • Trail Blazers waive center Brendan Haywood

    Trail Blazers waive center Brendan Haywood

    nba.com 23 hours ago
    (July 30, 2015) -- The Portland Trail Blazers have waived center Brendan Haywood, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey.
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  • Awesome Old Dude Andre Miller Should Play In The NBA Forever

    Awesome Old Dude Andre Miller Should Play In The NBA Forever

    deadspin.com Jul 30 (yesterday)
    As you may have heard, cagey-ass old man Andre Miller has signed with the Minnesota Timberwolves for the 2015-16 NBA season. The Wolves have oft-injured, offensively challenged Ricky Rubio at the point, and down the roster they’ve got scrawny rookie Tyu…
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  • Wesley Matthews 'was pissed off' that Portland didn't even offe…

    Wesley Matthews 'was pissed off' that Portland didn't even offer him a contract, or phone call

    yahoo.com Jul 30 (yesterday)
    Less than a month into the NBA’s 2015 NBA offseason, the Portland Trail Blazers have firmly established their presence at the top of everyone’s “worst summer in the NBA” lists. The team lost four starters from last year’s club (and even a late-season re…
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  • Agent: Timberwolves agree to terms with Andre Miller

    Agent: Timberwolves agree to terms with Andre Miller

    nba.com Jul 29 (yesterday)
    The Professor will be holding office hours in Minnesota next season.
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  • Nuggets sign second-round pick Jokic

    Nuggets sign second-round pick Jokic

    nba.com Jul 28 (3 days ago)
    The Denver Nuggets have signed 20-year-old Serbian center Nikola Jokic to a multiyear contract.
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  • Cavaliers trade Miller, Haywood to Trail Blazers

    Cavaliers trade Miller, Haywood to Trail Blazers

    nba.com Jul 27 (4 days ago)
    The Cleveland Cavaliers have traded forward Mike Miller and center Brendan Haywood to the Portland Trail Blazers to create salary-cap room and save luxury-tax money.
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  • Blazers sign Pressey, undrafted rookie Alexander

    Blazers sign Pressey, undrafted rookie Alexander

    nba.com Jul 24 (7 days ago)
    The Portland Trail Blazers have signed guard Phil Pressey and forward Cliff Alexander, it was announced today by President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey.
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  • LaMarcus Aldridge and Phil Jackson didn't agree on a position, …

    LaMarcus Aldridge and Phil Jackson didn't agree on a position, and that's OK

    yahoo.com Jul 23
    Earlier this month, we heard conflicting reports about why exactly LaMarcus Aldridge never met with the Knicks during free agency. NBA.com reported the former Portland Trail Blazers big man canceled his meeting with the Knicks because Phil Jackson wante…
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  • 2015-16 NBA uniform leaks: New alternates for OKC, Mavs, Nugget…

    2015-16 NBA uniform leaks: New alternates for OKC, Mavs, Nuggets and more?

    yahoo.com Jul 23
    Several NBA teams have unveiled new uniforms for the upcoming season in recent months, with some — like the Los Angeles Clippers, Milwaukee Bucks, Philadelphia 76ers and Atlanta Hawks — undergoing full-fledged revamps and others — like the Charlotte Hor…
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  • Nuggets Prez On Ty Lawson's Drinking: "You Could Smell It&…

    Nuggets Prez On Ty Lawson's Drinking: "You Could Smell It" At Practice

    deadspin.com Jul 22
    Now that Ty Lawson is no longer a Denver Nugget, team president Josh Kroenke is free to say whatever he wants about his team’s former point guard, and he is not holding back.Read more...
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  • New Rockets PG Ty Lawson gave up his guaranteed contract for 20…

    New Rockets PG Ty Lawson gave up his guaranteed contract for 2016-17

    The Houston Rockets' weekend trade for erstwhile Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson looks like a classic case of general manager Daryl Morey exploiting the vagaries of player value. Lawson's second DUI arrest in six months turned an already likely dep…
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  • Aldridge: I likely 'will be booed' by Blazers fans

    Aldridge: I likely 'will be booed' by Blazers fans

    Aldridge: I likely 'will be booed' by Blazers fans
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  • Ty Lawson Will Enter Alcohol Treatment Program

    Ty Lawson Will Enter Alcohol Treatment Program

    Denver Nuggets point guard Ty Lawson, who was arrested Tuesday for suspicion of driving under the influence in Los Angeles, will enter a 30-day residential treatment program Saturday for his alcohol issues, his lawyers said Friday. Read more...
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  • Place your bids on the basket from Michael Jordan's '98 winner …

    Place your bids on the basket from Michael Jordan's '98 winner vs. Jazz

    yahoo.com Jul 16
    Are you a Michael Jordan fan with tens of thousands of dollars in disposal income? Do you need a basketball hoop for your private indoor court and/or backyard? Are you willing to tell anyone who will listen why your basket is special and not like the ot…
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  • Timberwolves introduce European star Bjelica

    Timberwolves introduce European star Bjelica

    nba.com Jul 15
    Five years after Nemanja Bjelica's rights were acquired by Minnesota, the Timberwolves have finally added him to the roster.
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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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    Jul 27
    The Boston Celtics have acquired guard Zoran Dragic and a future second-round pick from the Miami Heat, sources told ESPN.com.
  • Cleveland Cavaliers trade Brendan Haywood, Mike Miller to Portland Trail B…

    Jul 26
    The Cavaliers have agreed to trade Mike Miller and Brendan Haywood to the Portland Trail Blazers in a deal aimed to create future options and save luxury-tax money, sources told ESPN.com.