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Twitter Reacts After Nick Young Signs With The Lakers

Twitter Reacts After Nick Young Signs With The Lakers

dimemag.com ESPN.com Updated Jul 11, 2013
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…
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  • Los Angeles Lakers waive Metta World Peace using amnesty provis…

    Los Angeles Lakers waive Metta World Peace using amnesty provision, ending a weird, amazing era

    yahoo.com ESPN.com Jul 11, 2013
    We'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…
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  • Adding Iguodala 'transformative' for Warriors

    Adding Iguodala 'transformative' for Warriors

    ESPN.com nba.com Jul 11, 2013
    The 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.
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  • Butler, Bledsoe give Suns a new foundation

    Butler, Bledsoe give Suns a new foundation

    nba.com ESPN.com Jul 11, 2013
    The Phoenix Suns started their rebuilding process a year ago and struggled on the court, finishing with the second-worst record in team history.
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  • Kings take control of basketball ops in Reno

    Kings take control of basketball ops in Reno

    nba.com ESPN.com Jul 11, 2013
    The Sacramento Kings are taking over basketball operations of the NBA Development League's Reno Bighorns under a new shared partnership between the two teams.
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  • Who’s Better: Tyreke Evans Or J.R. Smith?

    Who’s Better: Tyreke Evans Or J.R. Smith?

    dimemag.com Jul 11, 2013
    If 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…
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  • Clippers sign first-round pick guard Bullock

    Clippers sign first-round pick guard Bullock

    nba.com Jul 11, 2013
    The Los Angeles Clippers have signed guard Reggie Bullock, who was taken with the 25th overall pick in the first round of the NBA draft.
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  • Kobe believes Lakers extension no problem

    Kobe believes Lakers extension no problem

    Kobe 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.
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  • Report: Pistons Will Bring Chauncey Billups Back

    Report: Pistons Will Bring Chauncey Billups Back

    dimemag.com Jul 11, 2013
    Chuancey 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…
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  • The real winners of the Dwight Howard trade? The answer will su…

    The real winners of the Dwight Howard trade? The answer will surprise

    CNNSI.com Jul 11, 2013
    The 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.
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  • Video - Kobe Not Looking For Pay Cut 06:19

    Kobe Not Looking For Pay Cut

    Jul 11
    Kobe Bryant says he's unwilling to take a pay cut with the Lakers on his next contract.
  • Video - Chauncey Billups Back To Pistons 02:30

    Chauncey Billups Back To Pistons

    Jul 11
    Chris Broussard discusses Chauncey Billups' two-year deal with the Pistons.
  • Video - Decision Looming For Anthony 01:42

    Decision Looming For Anthony

    Jul 11
    Chris Broussard discusses the likelihood that Carmelo Anthony will opt out of his contract after the 2013-14 season to join the Lakers.
  • Video - Lakers Amnesty World Peace 02:42

    Lakers Amnesty World Peace

    Jul 11
    The Lakers waived Metta World Peace on Thursday under the NBA's amnesty provision.

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  • Ian Thomsen: The real winners of the Dwight Howard trade? The answer will …

    Jul 11
    There 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…