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NBA Draft 2013: Indiana Pacers could go big at No. 23

The Pacers will be mindful of David West's impending free agency as the draft begins on Thursday.<p>The Indiana Pacers made a nice run in this year's NBA Playoffs and are expected to be a little more potent with a healthy Danny Granger in the lineup next year. Granger alone likely won't put them over …

2013 NBA Draft Preview: Will Nerlens Noel Go First?

Clippers rumors: Chris Paul upset over Doc Rivers debacle

The Clippers continue looking for a new coach while their free agent point guard watches every move.<p>The Los Angeles Clippers were unable to close a deal the NBA would approve to bring in Doc Rivers as their head coach and free agent guard Chris Paul isn't happy about how the situation played out, …

Doc Rivers press conference abruptly rescheduled by Celtics

The Boston Celtics scheduled a press conference with Doc Rivers and Danny Ainge for Friday, and then promptly rescheduled the event for Monday. Have they created a new negotiating window with Clippers owner Donald Sterling?<p>The potential trade between the Boston Celtics and Los Angeles Clippers hit …

Breaking Down NBA Legends' Game 7 Performances

The mention of an NBA legend evokes memories of clutch shots, dramatic plays or championship triumph.<p>Nothing matches the grandeur of a Game 7—a single game that can define the career of the league’s all-time greats. It’s for all the marbles, and the pressure couldn’t be greater.<p>Legacies are built …

NBA reportedly has 'questions' about proposed Doc Rivers, Kevin Garnett trade

The NBA is reportedly concerned that the rumored deal between the Celtics and Clippers is going to be illegal -- if it ever gets agreed upon, anyway.<p>The NBA reportedly has questions regarding whether the rumored trade of Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett to the Los Angeles Clippers is going to be legal, …

DeMarcus Cousins wants max contract, may push for trade otherwise, according to report

DeMarcus Cousins is angling for a maximum contract extension this summer. If he doesn't get it, the talented big man may ask the Sacramento Kings for a trade.<p>DeMarcus Cousins reportedly wants a max contract extension from the Sacramento Kings this summer. If that extension isn't offered, it sounds …

Church wants $24.5 million from Atlanta Falcons for new stadium site

Two historic Atlanta churches find themselves with quite a bit of real estate bargaining power. They occupy land the ambitious local NFL franchise wants.<p>The biggest issue facing the Atlanta Falcons' eye-popping new football stadium: whether to build it just north of the current Georgia Dome, which …

Celtics abruptly call off news briefing

After a week of extensive talks with the Clippers over the futures of coach Doc Rivers and Kevin Garnett, the Celtics announced a Friday afternoon …

Danny Ainge

Indiana Pacers Will Find Answers to Bench Woes in Coming Weeks

Despite the impressive run to Game 7 of the Eastern Conference Finals by the Indiana Pacers, the organization enters the offseason in need of a few key answers.<p>The Pacers hard-fought series against the Miami Heat was to be expected after taking the very same team to the brink in a thrilling …

10 Prospects Who Will Soar Up Big Boards for 2013 NBA Draft

Most of the 2013 NBA draft prospects can soar through the air while dazzling crowds with their athletic prowess, but not all of them can soar up the draft boards in the week before the selections start happening.<p>Some players are already too high to start soaring. It's tough for Nerlens Noel, Ben …

NBA to expand short-sleeve audition

Hoping in part to push along sales of NBA jerseys, more teams will wear uniforms with sleeves next season.<p>An NBA source told ESPN.com that as many as …

Golden State Warriors

Kobe: Howard remains with Lakers

LOS ANGELES -- It is sure to be a frenzied summer across the NBA when free agency officially begins July 1, but Kobe Bryant believes it will be …

Basketball

Chris Paul wants Doc Rivers, Kevin Garnett trade to Clippers to go through, per report

The Clippers are back in discussions with the Celtics about the Doc Rivers, Kevin Garnett deal, and it's because of Chris Paul.<p>The reason the Clippers walked back to the negotiating table with the Celtics Wednesday is Chris Paul, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.<p>Tuesday, when the …

Gareth Bale will be at Tottenham next season, insists André Villas-Boas

André Villas-Boas insists Gareth Bale will not be leaving White Hart Lane this summer despite Real Madrid's very public pursuit of the coveted …

Gareth Bale Won't Be Sold from Tottenham, Says Andre Villas-Boas

Tottenham manager Andre Villas-Boas is confident superstar winger Gareth Bale, who's been the focus of transfer speculation since the end of the campaign, will remain with the club heading into next season, according to Sky Sports.<p>The report passes along a comment from Villas-Boas to Spanish outlet</i> …

The Andrew Wiggins era begins at Kansas

The prized recruit is in Lawrence and already causing a stir.<p>Andrew Wiggins is the enormously talented basketball recruit who chose to play for the Kansas Jayhawks after a drawn-out and highly secretive recruiting battle that spanned his last two years of high school. If you aren't familiar with …