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What Are LA Lakers Looking for with Final Offseason Moves?

Most NBA teams are settling in after an offseason of change or inaction, introducing new faces, welcoming back old ones, giving little or no thought to forthcoming additions and subtractions.<p>The Los Angeles Lakers are not most teams.<p>Blockbuster trades—like that of Kevin Love to the Cleveland …

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Lakers' Nick Young Is Afraid 'The Purge' Is Real

The idea of one day with no laws was the main premise of the movie <i>The Purge</i>, and Nick Young is afraid the concept is real.<p>The following pictures surfaced on the Internet of a supposed real-life purge coming to some major cities around the United States.<p>After seeing the pictures, Swaggy P took to …

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VIDEO: Spain's Rudy Fernandez to Serge Ibaka for the fun dunk

In a Spain exhibition with Angola, Rudy Fernandez drops the fancy between-the-legs pass to Serge Ibaka for the dunk and the foul.<p>Spain poses the …

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Paul George to Change Jersey Number to 13

Paul George jerseys will have a different look to them at Bankers Life Fieldhouse each night next season, as the Indiana Pacers star has changed from No. 24 to No. 13, assuming the alias "PG-13."<p>According to ESPN.com's Darren Rovell, George made the decision before the deadline last March and bit …

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Report: LeBron James finally meets with David Blatt, David Griffin

The best player in the world reportedly met with his new coach and general manager in Cleveland on Tuesday.<p><b>Offseason: Free Agency | Latest from Ken</b> …

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Drake gets Raptors fans to help him woo Kevin Durant from the stage during OVO Fest

Noted rap/R&B enthusiast Drake held his fifth annual OVO Fest in his native Toronto this weekend, featuring performances from the likes of Outkast, …

Why New York Knicks Are Still Far from Elite in Improved Eastern Conference

Don't tell Earl Monroe, but the New York Knicks have a long, long way to go before anyone mistakes them for a serious contender in the Eastern Conference.<p>Per Marc Berman of the <i>New York Post</i>, the former Knicks guard gushed: "If these guys can get off to a good start and stabilize what their roles …

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Cavs sign Mike Miller and James Jones

The Cleveland Cavaliers have signed free agents Mike Miller (guard/forward) and James Jones (guard), General Manager David Griffin announced today …

Paul George Got a Ferrari 458 After Injuring Leg to Help with Rehab Process

Indiana Pacers star Paul George has a long rehabilitation process ahead of him to repair his injured leg.<p>To help take his mind off the daily grind, George purchased a new Ferrari 458 from Los Angeles' Roadstarr Motorsports, which he shared on his Instagram with the following caption:<p>Shoutout my guy …

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Becky Hammon hired to Spurs' staff

As a 5-foot-6 point guard, decorated WNBA veteran Becky Hammon has never had the experience of shattering a backboard with a dunk.<p>She's busting …

Chicago Bulls: 5 Reasons Doug McDermott Should Start at Small Forward

Lately, there's talk circulating that the Chicago Bulls should start Doug McDermott, their 22-year-old sharpshooting rookie, this upcoming season. Sam Smith of NBA.com discussed the topic in-depth in a recent article.<p>Normally, rookies who play for head coach Tom Thibodeau would be lucky to be in …

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Wiz guards left off World Cup roster

Team USA formally announced the release of Washington Wizards guards John Wall and Bradley Beal and Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap from its FIBA …

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Report: Clippers to work out Oden, Bynum, Blatche, and Okafor

The Los Angeles Clippers need depth inside, so they'll reportedly work out Greg Oden, Andrew Bynum, Andray Blatche, and Emeka Okafor this week.<p><b>More</b> …

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Can Phoenix Suns and Eric Bledsoe Avoid an Ugly Breakup?

The realities of restricted free agency have twisted the relationship between Eric Bledsoe and the Phoenix Suns into something it never should have become. Now, the only question is whether that relationship is too damaged to save.<p>To recap, Bledsoe remains unsigned, still adrift on the free-agent …

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Andre Drummond expects Greg Monroe back in Detroit

Pistons big man thinks teammate will be headed back to Detroit despite free agency standoff.<p><b>Offseason: Free Agency | Latest from Ken Berger | …

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What LeBron James and Cleveland Cavs Need from Mike Miller

Most superheroes work alone.<p>Superman is a one-man show. Batman has Robin, but not in the <i>Dark Knight</i> series. Spiderman, too, walks to the beat of his own drum.<p>LeBron James is a different breed of hero. Though it’s undisputed that James is the greatest basketball player in the world, he differs from …

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Raptors sign Lucas Nogueira, Will Cherry

The Toronto Raptors announced Sunday they have signed centre Lucas Nogueira (no-GARE-uh) and guard Will Cherry.<p>Nogueira, 7-foot, 220 pounds, was …

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The Best Values Remaining on the 2014 NBA Free-Agent Market

The tail end of NBA free agency never fails to supply certain teams with low-key, impact signings. Judging by some of the names still up for grabs, this summer should be no different.<p>Most major difference-makers solidified their futures last month, but a number of budget signings can still be made …

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Updated Long-Term Plan for the Atlanta Hawks

The Atlanta Hawks have been stuck in NBA purgatory for seven years.<p>Every season since 2007-08, the team has qualified for the Eastern Conference playoffs, only to get bounced in the first or second round. Without any superstars on the team, the Hawks haven't been serious contenders or bad enough to …

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Video: Glen Rice Jr highlights from summer league

Enjoy these video highlights of Glen Rice Jr., as he prepares to begin his rookie season in the NBA with the Washington Wizards:

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NBA Rookies Compete in Twitter Dunk-Off at NBA Rookie Day

Zach LaVine has been turning heads all offseason with his high-flying dunks and explosive hops.<p>Glenn Robinson III took notice and called out his fellow Minnesota Timberwolves rookie to beat his 360 dunk at the NBA rookie photo shoot in New York City.<p>Well, LaVine isn't one to back down. He accepted …

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Paul George Injury: Latest Comments, Visitors Following Pacers Star's Surgery

There's not much worse than a season-ending injury. But there's something especially cruel about a season-ending injury that occurs nearly three months before the season begins. That is the unfortunate case of Paul George.<p>The Indiana Pacers star could be out of action for 12 to 18 months, as Dr. …

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Andrew Wiggins, Zach LaVine jam in rookie photo shoot dunk contest

Andrew Wiggins and Zach LaVine throw down some hammers along with Glenn Robinson III and Mitch McGary at the rookie photo shoot.<p><b>Offseason: Free</b> …

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Timberwolves likely to trade Kevin Love, possibly in late August

<i>Here’s the St. Paul Pioneer Press reporting on the Minnesota Timberwolves:</i><p>The Timberwolves say now that they expect to trade disgruntled all-star …

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