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Since the end of the July moratorium has arrived, players have been signing contracts left and right. Earlier tonight, Sam Amick of USA Today first reported, via agent Mark Bartelstein, that Nick Young had signed with the Lakers for a one-year veteran’s…
Share TweetWe've been watching Metta World Peace's Twitter account over the past few days to see how the famously off-kilter forward would continue to poke fun at the rumors that the Los Angeles Lakers were considering using the amnesty provision in the NBA's 2011…Share TweetThe Golden State Warriors are a team that the most sought-after free agents have avoided for most of the last two decades, nothing more than loveable losers with a faithful following and an ambiguous name on the NBA map.Share TweetThe Phoenix Suns started their rebuilding process a year ago and struggled on the court, finishing with the second-worst record in team history.Share TweetThe Sacramento Kings are taking over basketball operations of the NBA Development League's Reno Bighorns under a new shared partnership between the two teams.
Who’s Better: Tyreke Evans Or J.R. Smith?Updated Jul 11 Share TweetIf we’re classifying NBA players by their offensive style of play, you couldn’t find too many players further apart than Tyreke Evans and J.R. Smith. Take away the cliched responses that they’re both offensive-happy players who only want to watch themse…Source: dimemag.com
Clippers sign first-round pick guard BullockUpdated Jul 11 Share TweetThe Los Angeles Clippers have signed guard Reggie Bullock, who was taken with the 25th overall pick in the first round of the NBA draft.Source: nba.comShare TweetKobe Bryant told ESPNLosAngeles.com on Wednesday that he fully intends to retire as a Laker someday and doesn't believe there will be any problem securing an extension for as long as he can play at an elite level.Share TweetChuancey Billups will return to the Detroit Pistons, signing a two-year deal with the second year a team option, reports Yahoo! Sports’ Adrian Wojnarowski. Billups will turn 37 years old in September, and he was looking for a multi-year deal to finish o…Source: dimemag.com
The real winners of the Dwight Howard trade? The answer will surpriseUpdated Jul 11 Share TweetThe real winner of last summer's four-team Dwight Howard megatrade? With one big exception, writes Ian Thomsen, it was a deal that primarily helped teams that weren't involved.Source: CNNSI.com
Kobe Not Looking For Pay CutJul 11Kobe Bryant says he's unwilling to take a pay cut with the Lakers on his next contract.
Chauncey Billups Back To PistonsJul 11Chris Broussard discusses Chauncey Billups' two-year deal with the Pistons.
Decision Looming For AnthonyJul 11Chris Broussard discusses the likelihood that Carmelo Anthony will opt out of his contract after the 2013-14 season to join the Lakers.
Lakers Amnesty World PeaceJul 11The Lakers waived Metta World Peace on Thursday under the NBA's amnesty provision.
Ian Thomsen: The real winners of the Dwight Howard trade? The answer will …Jul 11There are trades that are outright steals for one team and other trades that are good for all teams involved, but the blockbuster of last August was something else entirely. That complex deal, involving most notably Dwight Howard, Andrew Bynum and Andre…