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Rockets backcourt expectations

James Harden did it all last season for the Rockets. He was truly two players in one: a great point guard and an amazing shooting guard. If he wasn’t …

Basketball

Jazz and Rodney Hood reportedly in negotiations

<i>Here’s the Salt Lake Tribune reporting on the Jazz, who would certainly like Rodney Hood to stick around — but only, of course, if the price is right:</i><p>…

Salt Lake City

Pelicans trade Quincy Pondexter to Bulls

The Chicago Bulls have acquired guard/forward Quincy Pondexter, the Pelicans 2018 second-round pick, and cash considerations from the New Orleans …

NBA

Cameron Payne will undergo foot surgery

Chicago Bulls guard Cameron Payne sustained a fracture of his right foot (5th metatarsal) during a workout on July 18. A six-week period of rest in a …

Oklahoma City Thunder

Magic sign Troy Caupain and Kalin Lucas

The Orlando Magic have signed free agent guards Troy Caupain (pronunciation: CO-pain) and Kalin Lucas.<p>Caupain (#23, 6’4”, 210, 11/29/95) played in …

Basketball

Bulls announce front office moves, including naming of Shawn Respert as Director of Player Development

The Chicago Bulls announced today that Shawn Respert has been named the team’s Director of Player Development and Arnold Lee has been promoted to the …

Chicago

Trail Blazers waive Andrew Nicholson

Forward Andrew Nicholson’s time on the Trail Blazers was short-lived.<p>The Blazers waived Nicholson today, president of basketball operations Neil …

Basketball

Sixers add James Michael McAdoo and James Blackmon Jr.

The Sixers have signed forward James Michael McAdoo to a two-way contract, and also agreed to terms with guard James Blackmon Jr.<p>Per NBA rules, teams …

Basketball

Timberwolves free agency update

At this point in the NBA offseason, most difference-making free agents have found homes for the upcoming season. But there’s still talent out there …

Trail Blazers sign President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey to contract extension

The Portland Trail Blazers have announced a contract extension for President of Basketball Operations Neil Olshey, taking him through the 2020-21 …

Basketball

Toronto Raptors arena to be renamed as Scotiabank Arena in July, 2018

Today, Scotiabank and Maple Leafs Sports and Entertainment (MLSE) announced an expanded sponsorship and philanthropic partnership which will see the …

Toronto

Elton Brand is now a GM in the G League

Philadelphia 76ers President of Basketball Operations Bryan Colangelo announced yesterday that Elton Brand has been named General Manager of the …

Basketball

Mavericks re-sign Nerlens Noel

The Dallas Mavericks have re-signed center Nerlens Noel.<p>According to the Dallas Morning News, “restricted free agent center Nerlens Noel has ended a …

Erie BayHawks open tryouts

The Erie BayHawks, NBA G League affiliate of the Atlanta Hawks, will hold its only open tryout on Sunday, September 24 at the Georgia State …

NBA G League

Salt Lake City Stars finalize coaching staff

The Salt Lake City Stars, the NBA G League affiliate of the Utah Jazz, have finalized their coaching staff for the 2017-18 season. Bryan Bailey and …

Salt Lake City

Solomon Hill out 6-8 months after surgery

New Orleans Pelicans forward Solomon Hill has been diagnosed with a proximal hamstring tear in his left leg, it was determined following examination …

Brandon Knight out for season after knee surgery

Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knight today underwent surgery to repair a torn ACL in his left knee. The procedure was performed by Head Team Physician …

Phoenix Suns

Suns rookie Davon Reed out after knee surgery

Phoenix Suns guard Davon Reed yesterday underwent a meniscus repair of his left knee. The procedure was performed by Head Team Physician Dr. Tom …

Spurs re-sign Manu Ginobili

Manu Ginobili is keeping it going. The San Antonio Spurs re-signed him today.<p>According to the San Antonio Express News, “the 40-year-old Argentine …

Basketball

Palace of Auburn Hills will close after Bob Seger concert

<i>Here’s Michigan Live reporting on the end of an era in the greater Detroit area:</i><p>The Palace of Auburn Hills is officially closing for business.<p>Palace …

Bob Seger

Spurs sign guard London Perrantes

The San Antonio Spurs have signed guard London Perrantes.<p>Perrantes, 6-2/190, most recently played with the Miami Heat in the 2017 MGM Resorts Summer …

Hornets sign Julyan Stone

The Charlotte Hornets signed guard Julyan Stone today.<p>Stone (6-6, 200) has appeared in 47 career NBA games (two starts) over three seasons with …

Charlotte Hornets

Cavs trade Kyrie Irving to Celtics for Isaiah Thomas

The Boston Celtics announced today that they have acquired four-time All-Star and 2016 NBA Champion Kyrie Irving from the Cleveland Cavaliers in …

Magic sign Adreian Payne to two-way contract

The Orlando Magic have signed free agent forward Adreian Payne to a two-way contract, President of Basketball Operations Jeff Weltman announced today.<p>…

Rockets sign Demetrius Jackson to two-way contract

The Rockets have signed free agent guard Demetrius Jackson to a two-way contract.<p>Jackson (6-1, 201) was the 45th overall pick by Boston in the 2016 …

Mavericks sign Jeff Withey

The Dallas Mavericks have signed free agent center Jeff Withey.<p>Withey (7-0, 230) is a four-year veteran who was drafted by the Portland Trail Blazers …

Adetunji Adedipe named Lakeland Magic assistant GM

Adetunji Adedipe has been named assistant general manager of the Lakeland Magic (G League), it was announce today by Orlando Magic President of …

Heat sign Jordan Mickey

The Miami Heat have signed forward Jordan Mickey.<p>Per multiple reports, the contract is worth in the ballpark of $1.5 million.<p>Mickey split last season …

Warriors praised by NBA players for home court advantage

<i>Here’s the San Francisco Chronicle reporting on the Warriors, who recently received praise from players around the league:</i><p>The Golden State Warriors …

Allan Houston thinks Knicks need an identity

<i>Here’s NY Newsday reporting on the Knicks, who are no longer led by Phil Jackson but have a lot of work to do in reshaping themselves as a …