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Dante Cunningham cleared of felony domestic assault charges, no…

Dante Cunningham cleared of felony domestic assault charges, now looking to catch on in free agency

yahoo.com nba.com Updated Aug 19 (yesterday)
Hennepin County, Minn., officials have dropped felony domestic assault charges against Dante Cunningham, clearing the former Minnesota Timberwolves forward of wrongdoing in incidents that resulted in arrests back in April. "Based on further investi…
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  • Jazz sign free agent Cooley

    Jazz sign free agent Cooley

    nba.com Aug 19 (yesterday)
    The Utah Jazz announced today that the team has signed free-agent forward Jack Cooley. Per team policy, financial terms were not released.
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  • We Got Next: Portland Trail Blazers Submit Bid to Host Future A…

    We Got Next: Portland Trail Blazers Submit Bid to Host Future All-Star Game

    dimemag.com Aug 18 (3 days ago)
    The Portland Trail Blazers have never hosted All-Star Weekend. In fact, they’re one of only a handful of current NBA cities yet to host the annual event. That’s a shame because, as any frothy-mouthed local will tell you, Rip City offers so many unique e…
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  • Ranking The NBA’s Biggest Offseason Winners

    Ranking The NBA’s Biggest Offseason Winners

    dimemag.com Aug 17 (4 days ago)
    July has come and gone and August is quickly doing the same. You know what that means? The NBA Offseason is on its last leg and winding down as teams begin to look towards the start of camp. Rosters are pretty much set, the dog days of hefty contracts h…
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  • Report: Durant Left Team USA Under Influence Of Agent Jay-Z, Ro…

    Report: Durant Left Team USA Under Influence Of Agent Jay-Z, Roc Nation

    dimemag.com Aug 16 (5 days ago)
    The circumstances surrounding Kevin Durant’s abrupt departure from USA Basketball last week have always been murky. The reigning NBA and FIBA World Championships MVP officially cited mental and physical fatigue as means for his decision, but rumors imme…
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  • Coach K 'surprised' by Kevin Durant's withdrawal, says offensiv…

    Coach K 'surprised' by Kevin Durant's withdrawal, says offensive changes ahead for Team USA

    yahoo.com Aug 15 (6 days ago)
    Kevin Durant's decision to withdraw from Team USA three weeks before the start of the 2014 FIBA World Cup due to to mental and physical exhaustion came as a shock to many observers who expected the Oklahoma City Thunder star to serve as the undisputed f…
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  • Kobe Bryant Says Cavs Are Making Mistake Trading Andrew Wiggins

    Kobe Bryant Says Cavs Are Making Mistake Trading Andrew Wiggins

    dimemag.com Aug 15 (6 days ago)
    During the 1996 NBA Draft, Kobe Bryant was selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the 13th pick, and promptly traded to the Lakers for center Vlade Divac. At the time, it seemed like a big win for the Hornets, since Divac was one of the better big men i…
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  • Utah Jazz close to deal with free-agent guard Toure' Murry

    Utah Jazz close to deal with free-agent guard Toure' Murry

    ESPN.com Aug 13
    The Utah Jazz are closing in on a deal to sign free-agent guard Toure Murry away from the New York Knicks, according to NBA front-office sources.
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  • Finally, you can own sneakers stained by the blood of Nick Coll…

    Finally, you can own sneakers stained by the blood of Nick Collison (Photos)

    yahoo.com Aug 13
    Nick Collison has long been the kind of hardworking, won't-show-up-in-the-box-score-play-making contributor who sets Oklahoma City Thunder fans (and adjusted plus/minus acolytes) hearts' aflame. The 33-year-old forward hasn't been a regular starter in s…
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  • Report: NBA Offered To Drop $25K Tampering Fine If The Raptors …

    Report: NBA Offered To Drop $25K Tampering Fine If The Raptors Fired Drake

    dimemag.com Aug 13
    On Monday, the league fined the Toronto Raptors $25,000 for violating the anti-tampering rules, citing an incident at Drake‘s OVO Fest concert when he specifically called out Kevin Durant (who was in the crowd), referenced his free agency in 2016, and m…
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  • Taiwanese animators tackle the Kevin Love trade, ruin Anthony B…

    Taiwanese animators tackle the Kevin Love trade, ruin Anthony Bennett's day (Video)

    yahoo.com Aug 11
    As soon as news broke Thursday that the Cleveland Cavaliers had reached an agreement to trade for Minnesota Timberwolves All-Star Kevin Love, the NBA world let its collective imagination wander. The Cavs turned an already terrific summer into something …
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  • The 10-man rotation, starring Ricky Rubio's chance to hit the r…

    The 10-man rotation, starring Ricky Rubio's chance to hit the reset button in Minnesota

    yahoo.com Aug 11
    A look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out. C: VICE Sports. Andrew Wiggins thinks hea…
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  • Wiggins deflects questions about trade to Wolves

    Wiggins deflects questions about trade to Wolves

    When training camp begins in October, he'll be trying to block and deflect shots in the NBA. On Monday, No.1 overall draft pick Andrew Wiggins was deflecting questions about precisely where he'll be playing.
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  • Dorell Wright’s Extremely Class Wedding Photo

    Dorell Wright’s Extremely Class Wedding Photo

    dimemag.com Aug 9
    Portland Trail Blazers wing Dorell Wright is getting married today. Before taking the plunge, however, Wright posted a very amusing photo of he and his fiancee wearing baroque nuptial garb on Instagram. 2mw is a huge day. Marrying my bestfriend!! #wrigh…
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  • Report: NBA Could Veto Love Trade If Extension With Cavs Alread…

    Report: NBA Could Veto Love Trade If Extension With Cavs Already Agreed Upon

    dimemag.com Aug 9
    If Kevin Love and the Cleveland Cavaliers aren’t careful, the ballyhooed trade that would sent the three-time All-Star to Northeast Ohio could fall through before it’s actually completed. Given a previous report that the agreed upon deal was contingent …
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  • Fresh Prince Meme Perfectly Sums Up Wiggins’ Brief Time With Ca…

    Fresh Prince Meme Perfectly Sums Up Wiggins’ Brief Time With Cavs

    dimemag.com Aug 8
    It’s important to remember Andrew Wiggins is Canadian. So the long, harsh winters he’ll grind through as a member of the Timberwolves following the Kevin Love trade to Cleveland, won’t catch him off guard. Still, a recent Fresh Prince of Bel Air meme pe…
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  • Report: ‘Wolves Will Trade Anthony Bennett To 76ers For Thaddeu…

    Report: ‘Wolves Will Trade Anthony Bennett To 76ers For Thaddeus Young

    dimemag.com Aug 8
    With the Kevin Love trade all but finalized, the attention now turns to how the Minnesota Timberwolves will approach their latest rebuild. In a scenario that’s been mentioned previously, it appears the ‘Wolves will re-route former first overall pick Ant…
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  • Timberwolves fans burn Kevin Love jerseys — 'Minnesota nice sty…

    Timberwolves fans burn Kevin Love jerseys — 'Minnesota nice style' (Video)

    Ever since Kevin Love made his intention to opt out of the final year of his current contract clear — in essence forcing the trade that sent him to the Cavaliers on Thursday — Minnesota-based comedian Mike Brody has pulled no punches aimed at the four-t…
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  • Video - Sources: Under Armour Offers Durant Rich Deal 05:04

    Sources: Under Armour Offers Durant Rich Deal

    Aug 20
    Darren Rovell discusses the reported deal worth between $265 and $285 million that Under Armour has offered Kevin Durant.
  • Video - Durant Exit Surprised Coach K 01:59

    Durant Exit Surprised Coach K

    Aug 14
    ESPNChicago.com's Nick Friedell breaks down Mike Krzyzewski surprise at Kevin Durant's decision to leave Team USA last week.
  • Video - 10 Must-See NBA Games 06:40

    10 Must-See NBA Games

    Aug 13
    Breaking down the ten of the best games in upcoming 2014-15 NBA season.
  • Video - The Teams That Didn't Draft Stephen Curry 02:37

    The Teams That Didn't Draft Stephen Curry

    Aug 12
    Talking, with the Warriors star at Degree Men DO:MORE Three "Point" Basketball Clinic, about the fact he was drafted after the likes of Jonny Flynn and Hasheem Thabeet.

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  • Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose sitting out Team USA exhibition at Madison…

    Aug 20
    Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose was a last-minute scratch Wednesday night from Team USA's exhibition game against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden.
  • Derrick Rose sits out practice but will play in Team USA's next exhibition…

    Aug 19
    Derrick Rose sat out his second consecutive day of practice Tuesday but is still expected to play for Team USA in its exhibition game Wednesday night against the Dominican Republic at Madison Square Garden.
  • Final Team USA roster cut could come by Thursday

    Aug 18
    Final cuts to the Team USA roster for the FIBA World Cup could come as soon as Thursday, according to USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo.
  • International play 'perfect setting' for second NBA comeback of Chicago Bu…

    Aug 17
    Some ask whether international play is necessary for Derrick Rose. The answer is a resounding yes, according to an expert who suggests it's "the perfect setting" for his comeback.