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Getty Image When his NBA career started, Kent Bazemore was just a dude on Golden State’s bench who averaged two points per game and was more well-known for his overly-enthusiastic celebrations on the bench than his game. But over the last few years, Baz…Share Tweet
Damian Lillard Schooled A Twitter User For Criticizing Mike Conley’s Contractdimemag.com 1 hour agoUSA TODAY Sports The Memphis Grizzlies had a pretty good start to free agency. First, they edged out the Portland Trail Blazers (and several other teams) to sign Chandler Parsons to a max deal worth about $94 million over four years. Later, they did exa…Share Tweet
Mike Conley Will Reportedly Keep Gritting And Grinding For The Grizzlies On The Largest Contract In League Historydimemag.com 4 hours agoUSA TODAY Sports All along, the Memphis Grizzlies felt confident about their chances to retain free agent Mike Conley and keep the Grit-n-Grind crew intact for at least a few more championship runs. But anything can happen during free agency, and as the…Share TweetGetty Image Chandler Parsons made no secret of his desire to be wined and dined during what might be the wildest free agency period in league history. But the Memphis Grizzlies’ July 1 offer, apparently, was too good for the talented swingman to pass up…Share Tweet
The NBA Declares They ‘Do Not Endorse’ The Changes To North Carolina’s Anti-LGBT HB2 Lawdimemag.com 15 hours agoTwitter (@nbacares Just days after NBA Commissioner Adam Silver was sighted walking in NYC’s Pride Parade, the NBA and the Charlotte Hornets released a statement stating that the current Anti-LGBT law up for passage in the North Carolina legislature is …Share TweetGetty Image At this time last year, Nicolas Batum was dealt to the Charlotte Hornets from Portland for Noah Vonleh and Gerald Henderson. The Blazers were clearing house after losing LaMarcus Aldridge to the Spurs, and Batum was one of the four starters …Share Tweet
Mavs center Mejri has surgery on right kneenba.com Jun 30 (yesterday)Mavericks center Salah Mejri has undergone arthroscopic surgery on his right knee, a procedure that isn't expected to sideline the 7-foot-2 Tunisian during the season.Share Tweet
Mark Cuban Couldn’t Resist Getting In A Dig At Donald Trump When Asked If He’s Selling The Mavsdimemag.com Jun 30 (yesterday)USA TODAY Sports In recent weeks, Dallas Mavericks owner and Shark Tank host Mark Cuban has been outspoken about Donald Trump — specifically, about how Trump probably doesn’t have as much money as he says he does. He took another shot at Trump on Wednes…Share Tweetdimemag.com Jun 29 (2 days ago)USA TODAY Sports The Dallas Mavericks, despite their track record in recent years, appear determined to position themselves as major players in this summer’s free agent frenzy. They’ve made it clear they covet Grizzlies point guard Mike Conley, but thei…Share Tweet
Mavericks' Perry Ellis joins forces with ... Perry EllisESPN.com Jun 29 (2 days ago)Mavericks' Perry Ellis joins forces with ... Perry EllisShare Tweetdimemag.com Jun 29 (3 days ago)Getty Image Dwight Howard may have left the Rockets on less-than-stellar terms (much like the Lakers and the Magic), but he’s still one of the best defensive centers in the game, and at 30 years old has considerable value. That’s why he opted out of the…Share TweetUSA TODAY Sports The initial list of six teams Kevin Durant plans to meet with has been known for a few days — the Thunder, Warriors, Spurs, Clippers, Heat and Celtics. Notably absent on that list are the Los Angeles Lakers, who always at least get meet…Share Tweet
Will The Presence Of Tony Parker Keep Mike Conley From Signing With The Spurs?Getty Image Mike Conley, Jr. is the top point guard on the free agent market this offseason. The veteran, and career-long member of the Memphis Grizzlies, will find plenty of teams trying to lure him away for the final few years of his prime. Though he …Share Tweet
Pau Gasol Is Apparently A ‘Real Priority’ For The Spurs In Free AgencyUSA TODAY Sports Pau Gasol is near the end of his career, and it’s not crazy to think that he wants to make one last run at a title before he hangs them up for good. He’s also a big man who is revered for his spacing, ball movement, and general adherenc…Share Tweet
Hornets' Kaminsky to have 'minor procedure' on chestnba.com Jun 28 (3 days ago)The Hornets say forward Frank Kaminsky will undergo a "minor procedure" on Wednesday to repair a small pocket of air between his lung and chest wall and will not participate in the Pro Summer League in Orlando.Share Tweet
Chandler Parsons Perfectly Explains His Decision To Opt Out On Twitterdimemag.com Jun 28 (4 days ago)USA TODAY Sports Chandler Parsons will become a free agent on July 1, choosing to opt out of the final year of his deal with the Mavericks despite undergoing season-ending knee surgery in March. He’s expected to command something close to a max deal on …Share Tweet
Memphis’ Tribute Video To Mike Conley Features A Full Band, Justin Timberlake, And The Grit ‘N Grind CrewWith Mike Conley‘s free agency looming, the Memphis Grizzlies are pulling out all the stops. Just a couple of weeks ago, we learned that they were enlisting the help of hometown star Justin Timberlake to make their case, and on Tuesday that promise came…Share TweetEighteen months ago, Hassan Whiteside was a second-round draft pick who'd run aground in Sacramento and spent two years plying his trade in the D-League, China and Lebanon hoping to break back into the NBA, only to see his chance with the Memphis Grizzl…Share Tweet
LeBron James Called The Spurs, Not The Cavs, ‘The Best Organization In The NBA’dimemag.com Jun 24Getty Image Everything LeBron James has ever said has been scrutinized to within an inch of its life, some of it warranted, some of it not. During the NBA Draft on Thursday night, the newly-crowned champ and Finals MVP had a chance to speak with Univers…Share Tweet
Sources: Parsons 'all ears' as Mavs eye other FAsESPN.com Jun 24Sources: Parsons 'all ears' as Mavs eye other FAsShare Tweet
Not-So-Smart EjectionMar 20Boston Celtics guard Marcus Smart was ejected from the game for flagrantly punching Spurs forward Matt Bonner below the belt.
Grizzlies Take Care Of MavsMar 20The Grizzlies got double-digit points from seven players in a 112-101 win over the Mavericks.
Warriors Cruise Past Shorthanded PelicansMar 20Playing without Anthony Davis, the Pelicans fell to the Warriors, who got 22 points from Harrison Barnes in a 112-96 win.
Spurs Rout CelticsMar 20Five Spurs scored in double figures in San Antonio's 101-89 win over Boston.