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Kobe Bryant supports the Lakers' offseason moves, which is nice…

Kobe Bryant supports the Lakers' offseason moves, which is nice of him

yahoo.com Updated Jul 18, 2014
The Los Angeles Lakers have not had the most impressive offseason in the NBA. After striking out with the summer's big names, general manager Mitch Kupchak settled for deals with players like Houston Rockets castoff Jeremy Lin and 25-year-old journeyman…
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  • Howard: Parsons leaving won't hurt Rockets

    Howard: Parsons leaving won't hurt Rockets

    ESPN.com nba.com Jul 18, 2014
    Dwight Howard doesn't believe the departure of Chandler Parsons will have a major impact on the Houston Rockets' title hopes next season.
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  • Free-agent roundup: Jimmer gets another shot, Mavs ink Summer L…

    Free-agent roundup: Jimmer gets another shot, Mavs ink Summer League star, backup point guards ahoy

    yahoo.com Jul 18, 2014
    Like sands through the hourglass, these are the days of the post-star-and-significant-role-player-signing-period of NBA free agency. Let's continue our consideration of the smaller deals getting worked out in the league, beginning with a trip to the Big…
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  • Griffin gets non-guaranteed deal from Mavs

    Griffin gets non-guaranteed deal from Mavs

    nba.com Jul 18, 2014
    Free agent forward Eric Griffin has signed a one-year deal with the Dallas Mavericks.
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  • What’s all the Fuss About Rockets GM Daryl Morey?

    What’s all the Fuss About Rockets GM Daryl Morey?

    dimemag.com Jul 18, 2014
    So often we toss around terms like genius and savant without stopping to check the accuracy of such hyperbolic qualifying nouns. We take brilliant men and women and put them on a pedestal without continuing to make sure their performance in a given fiel…
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  • Video - Vegas Odds for a Championship 02:42

    Vegas Odds for a Championship

    Jul 18
    Ethan Strauss and Amin Elhassan discuss the Las Vegas championship odds for prominent teams.
  • Video - Make-Or-Break Season For Jimmer Fredette? 03:04

    Make-Or-Break Season For Jimmer Fredette?

    Jul 18
    Brian Windhorst discusses Jimmer Fredette's one-year deal with the Pelicans.

Sports Columnists

  • Miami Heat bring back veteran forward Udonis Haslem

    Jul 18
    The Miami Heat re-signed longtime forward Udonis Haslem to a new contact on Friday. The team did not announce the terms but is for the room mid-level exception of two years and $5.5 million, sources told ESPN.com.