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Seattle was once a proud NBA franchise for nearly 40 years before it moved to Oklahoma City. The Supersonics won an NBA championship in 1979 and went to two more NBA Finals in 1978 and 1996. Great players like Gary Payton, Jack Sikma, Ray Allen and many more played for the Sonics.  Allen and several
Author: Sporting News
Posted: July 26, 2017, 1:15 pm
Everyone wants Kyrie Irving, but no one wants to give anything big up for him. That's the weird thing about when NBA superstars hit the trading block; you don't want to gut the team that they'd be helping win just to get them, but you also know how much they can improve your team. Then the
Author: USA Today
Posted: July 26, 2017, 1:12 pm
Brooklyn Nets and Barclays Center owner, Russian billionaire Mikhail Prokhorov, received approval from the NBA Finance Committee to split up the two entities as he looks to sell a minority interest in the team, per The Post's Brian Lewis.
Author: Comcast SportsNet New York
Posted: July 26, 2017, 12:20 pm
Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer Close Covers the New York Knicks for ESPNNewYork.com Follow on Twitter Kyrie Irving informed the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier this month that the New York Knicks were one of the teams he would be willing to join. But it seems unlikely at this point that Irving will land in
Author: ESPN.com
Posted: July 26, 2017, 5:35 am
Rumor: Knicks may trade Carmelo Anthony to Rockets this week The trade rumors in the NBA's offseason never cease. According to a source, the New York Knicks may send Carmelo Anthony to the Houston Rockets this week. NBA Rumors: Carmelo Anthony's 'Primary Objective' Is Rockets Trade |
Author: The Dream Shake
Posted: July 26, 2017, 5:00 am
Player rankings are some of the most divisive conversations in the NBA. Every fan wants their player to rank highly, and every fan will question why their player isn't ranked as highly as they want. Positional rankings are also difficult due to the blending of roles and position-less basketball.
Author: Denver Stiffs
Posted: July 26, 2017, 5:00 am
The Indiana Pacers reportedly pursued Kyrie Irving in a potential trade for Paul George before they shipped George to the Oklahoma City Thunder. On Monday's episode of The Lowe Post, ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst disclosed the Pacers unsuccessfully attempted to nab Irving in advance of the NBA draft
Author: Bleacher Report
Posted: July 26, 2017, 4:03 am
The Portland Trail Blazers have traded Allen Crabbe to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for forward Andrew Nicholson. The deal, first reported by ESPN, comes a year after the Nets offered Crabbe a four-year, $75 million deal as a restricted free agent. The Trail Blazers matched that offer.
Author: Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia
Posted: July 26, 2017, 12:38 am
July 25 (The Sports Xchange) - Free agent point guard Derrick Rose signed one-year contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers on Tuesday. Rose met with newly named general manager Koby Altman and other Cavs officials on Monday, just three days after meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers. He passed medical exams
Author: Reuters
Posted: July 25, 2017, 11:53 pm
Afflalo played for the Sacramento Kings last season averaging 8.4 points, 2 rebounds, and 1.3 assists per game.
Author: NBC Sports
Posted: July 25, 2017, 10:37 pm
The Toronto Raptors signed guard Lorenzo Brown to a two-way contract, the team announced Tuesday. Brown, 26, averaged 3.3 points, 1.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 63 career NBA games with the Philadelphia 76ers (2013-14), Minnesota Timberwolves (2014-15) and Phoenix Suns (2015-16). Brown split the 2016
Author: UPI
Posted: July 25, 2017, 10:16 pm
The Toronto Raptors signed guard Lorenzo Brown to a two-way contract, the team announced Tuesday. Brown, 26, averaged 3.3 points, 1.7 rebounds and 2.3 assists in 63 career NBA games with the Philadelphia 76ers (2013-14), Minnesota Timberwolves (2014-15) and Phoenix Suns (2015-16). Brown split the 2016
Author: UPI
Posted: July 25, 2017, 10:16 pm
Adrian Wojnarowski ESPN Free-agent guard Arron Afflalo has agreed to a one-year, $2.3 million deal with the Orlando Magic, league sources told ESPN. Afflalo spent the past season with the Sacramento Kings and brings a mature presence to a developing Magic roster. Orlando president Jeff Weltman and general
Author: ESPN.com
Posted: July 25, 2017, 9:31 pm
OAKLAND, Calif. (AP) — Stephen Curry has delivered his share of success already to a franchise that desperately needed it. Now, he's being paid for all he has done — and certainly will do.
Author: Associated Press
Posted: July 25, 2017, 8:44 pm
- The Cleveland Cavaliers confirmed that free agent point guard Derrick Rose, the 2011 NBA Most Valuable Player, had signed a one-year contract with the team. The deal was widely reported on Monday, with multiple media outlets saying Rose had agreed to the veteran minimum salary of $2.1 million. "
Author: AFP
Posted: July 25, 2017, 7:38 pm
Kevin Durant has had enough of Twitter trolls. The 2017 NBA Finals MVP used the poop emoji to fire back at a Twitter user who took a shot at him for leaving the Thunder for the Warriors. “I named my dog after you and he left me. What's up with that,” the user wrote. Durant then responded, calling
Author: NY Daily News
Posted: July 25, 2017, 7:31 pm
BEAVERTON – If Carmelo Anthony never joins the Trail Blazers, it won't be because of a lack of effort from the Blazers' two cornerstones – Damian Lillard and CJ McCollum. Through a series of cryptic and vague comments on Wednesday at Lillard's youth basketball camp, both Lillard and McCollum
Author: Comcast Sports Network
Posted: July 25, 2017, 7:25 pm
If Carmelo Anthony joins the Rockets, Thunder or Blazers, would any of those teams be a threat to the Warriors?
Author: Ball Don't Lie
Posted: July 25, 2017, 5:26 pm
There aren’t many who take on Kevin Durant on the basketball court and win. Durant receives plenty of criticism for moving to Golden State from Oklahoma City Thunder last summer, where he won the NBA championship in his first year alongside Stephen Curry.
Author: Newsweek
Posted: July 25, 2017, 4:23 pm
There aren’t many who take on Kevin Durant on the basketball court and win. Durant receives plenty of criticism for moving to Golden State from Oklahoma City Thunder last summer, where he won the NBA championship in his first year alongside Stephen Curry.
Author: Newsweek
Posted: July 25, 2017, 4:23 pm
The NBA left Seattle almost a decade ago, but commissioner Adam Silver is opening the door for a return. After the Seattle SuperSonics drafted Kevin Durant No. 2 overall in 2007, somewhat luckily, local NBA fans got to enjoy one of the league's best players for just one season before their team became
Author: FanSided
Posted: July 25, 2017, 4:14 pm
Williamson is ranked as the No. 2 recruit in the class of 2018 behind Marvin Bagley III, but it feels like no high school player since LeBron James has generated this much attention. You can make an easy case that Williamson is already more famous than a sizable percentage of the NBA. Zion Williamson
Author: SB Nation
Posted: July 25, 2017, 4:12 pm
When the Seattle Supersonics became the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Washington Huskies became the only basketball option for Seattle. But the NBA may right the wrong soon. How ill Washington Basketball stand up to NBA competition? Washington Basketball dominates the Seattle Washington market. On one hand
Author: The Husky Haul
Posted: July 25, 2017, 4:00 pm
Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James took exception to whispers of his feud with Kyrie Irving growing louder.
Author: Ball Don't Lie
Posted: July 25, 2017, 3:53 pm
 – The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) today announced the top 80 boys and girls ages 17 and under from 26 African countries who will participate in the 15th edition of Basketball without Borders (BWB) Africa ahead of , the NBA's second game
Author: NBA
Posted: July 25, 2017, 2:43 pm
Did your team overpay for players who might look good in the box score? Or sign a deal with a fading player? Today, we're examining the worst deals of the offseason, after looking at the best deals on Monday. We'll again use real plus-minus to estimate the on-court impact of each player.
Author: ESPN.com
Posted: July 25, 2017, 2:15 pm
Will the New York Knicks just go ahead and trade Carmelo Anthony already? The NBA silly season has spilled into late July, and with the recent Kyrie Irving news, it looks destined to extend into August at least. Meanwhile, Anthony remains a Knick, and his future with that franchise is very much up in
Author: NESN.com
Posted: July 25, 2017, 2:01 pm
Charlotte Hornets The Charlotte Hornets are close, but one massive problem still figures to rear its ugly head.  Kemba Walker isn't invincible, and the team basically stops functioning when he's on the bench. Throughout the 2016-17 campaign, Charlotte's net rating dipped by 10.1 points per
Author: Bleacher Report
Posted: July 25, 2017, 1:20 pm
Cavaliers veteran Richard Jefferson has supported Kyrie Irving after the point guard reportedly requested a trade away from Cleveland. On Friday, news of Kyrie’s talks with the Cavs leaked out of Cleveland, with reports that the point guard had asked for a trade this summer. Speaking on his “Road
Author: Newsweek
Posted: July 25, 2017, 12:00 pm
Mike Fratello wasn't the Czar of the Telestrator yet when he stood alongside his players outside a desolate Georgian air terminal. Even in the Soviet Union, he was not the czar of anything. He was the head coach of the Atlanta Hawks, but the team's de facto ruler was Ted Turner, who was the reason
Author: SI
Posted: July 25, 2017, 11:38 am
The specific circumstances—injury red flags, restricted free agency's chilling effect and Dallas' likelihood of matching—make Nerlens Noel a tricky case. But look around the rest of the league at what's gone on with free-agent centers, and it's clear: We're past the age of spending
Author: Bleacher Report
Posted: July 25, 2017, 10:52 am
The former LA Lakers centre has been mingling with leading lights from the football world during the ongoing International Champions Cup competition
Author: Goal.com
Posted: July 25, 2017, 10:32 am
– The National Basketball Association (NBA) and the International Basketball Federation (FIBA) today announced the top 80 boys and girls ages 17 and under from 26 African countries who will participate in the 15th edition of Basketball without Borders (BWB) Africa ahead of NBA Africa Game 2017, the NBA
Author: NBA
Posted: July 25, 2017, 8:00 am
The progress of Hammon would certainly point to Silver's goal happening at some point. Hammon has been an assistant with the San Antonio Spurs since 2014. She even coached their 2015 Summer League team. Her success opens up two distinct possibilities for a woman becoming a head coach. The most obvious
Author: Yardbarker
Posted: July 25, 2017, 8:00 am
ATLANTA, GA – The Atlanta Hawks Basketball Club has re-signed forward Mike Muscala, it was announced today by General Manager and Head of Basketball Operations Travis Schlenk. Per team policy, terms of the agreement were not disclosed. Last season in 70 games (three starts) with the Hawks, Muscala averaged
Author: NBA
Posted: July 25, 2017, 8:00 am
After navigating through another successful offseason by landing Gordon Hayward in free agency, the next major decision on the docket for Danny Ainge is determining what Isaiah Thomas will be worth in the summer of 2018. Thomas will also be one of the best bargain contracts in the league for at least
Author: Boston Sports Journal
Posted: July 25, 2017, 5:00 am
The Charlotte Hornets will work out at least four point guards, as the team decides on who they feel best fits as the 3rd point guard on the roster. The list includes Donald Sloan, Norris Cole, J.J. Frazier, and Isaiah Canaan: I say at least four, because the list could obviously grow in the coming week
Author: At The Hive
Posted: July 25, 2017, 5:00 am
Common wisdom from many after watching the Cleveland Cavaliers and the Golden State Warriors blow through the competition to get to the NBA Finals was that the other 28 teams would or should bide their time for a few years until the Warriors slowed down or dissolved and LeBron the Paranoid Android finally
Author: Detroit Bad Boys
Posted: July 25, 2017, 5:00 am
In case you haven't heard, John Calipari has said he would like his Kentucky Wildcats alumni play NBA superstars, or maybe even a super-team that has already been formed. I'm looking at you, Warriors and Rockets. The game would be the annual Alumni game that Kentucky holds every year, inviting
Author: SB Nation
Posted: July 25, 2017, 5:00 am
Oh yes, it's that time of the summer where there's nothing to watch except baseball, which is okay for some people, I guess. But when basketball is life, the empty void between the NBA Summer League and training camp can cause one to lose their mind. Luckily for us, hoopers far and wide have
Author: Mavs Moneyball
Posted: July 25, 2017, 5:00 am
The Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to trade Allen Crabbe to the Brooklyn Nets in exchange for Andrew Nicholson, according to ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski. It's a cap clearing move for the Blazers, who will save more than $12 million off their bloated payroll next season. Portland will stretch
Author: SB Nation
Posted: July 25, 2017, 5:00 am
Brandon Crawford singles home the Giants' first run in the 4th off his brother-in-law Gerrit Cole as both of their wives look on
Author: MLB.com
Posted: July 25, 2017, 4:20 am
Derrick Rose was the first overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft. Three years later, his Chicago Bulls went 62-20 and Rose was voted the league's most valuable player. Russell Westbrook was the fourth overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft. Three years later, the Thunder reached the Western Conference finals
Author: NewsOK.com
Posted: July 25, 2017, 1:15 am
At this point in his career, Rose is best served coming off the bench and playing brief stretches against other backups. Rose had a mildly resurgent year with the Knicks last season, but he still struggles to shoot from outside, he doesn't really scare people in the paint, his defense is a minus
Author: SI
Posted: July 25, 2017, 1:07 am
Chris Haynes ESPN Staff Writer Close Follow on Twitter Free-agent point guard Derrick Rose has reached an agreement on a one-year deal with the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to ESPN and multiple reports. It is a veteran minimum salary of $2.1 million, sources said. The defending Eastern Conference champions
Author: ESPN.com
Posted: July 24, 2017, 11:22 pm
In the end, what was it that led this summer's most coveted free agent, Gordon Hayward, to finally choose the Celtics? "I don't know if there was one thing," Hayward told ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski on "The Woj Podcast" released Monday. On free agency process that brought
Author: Comcast SportsNet New England
Posted: July 24, 2017, 8:14 pm
Giannis Antetokounmpo's latest comments allow for some wiggle room between remaining loyal to a franchise and chasing a championship.
Author: Ball Don't Lie
Posted: July 24, 2017, 8:12 pm
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