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Best Moments of Derek Fisher's Career Entering Final NBA Season

Guys like Derek Fisher are the reason lifetime achievement awards were invented. A five-time champion who's never made an All-Star team, the 38-year-old veteran's veteran isn't finished keeping the ends of games interesting. Not quite.<p>Fisher announced on Wednesday that he'll play the 2013-14 season …

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Best Case, Worst Case Pro Comparisons for Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart

Marcus Smart didn't take long to establish himself as a prime-time NBA prospect. His Oklahoma State Cowboys had ups and downs, but his identity as a trusted lead guard never wavered.<p>Smart made rare 2014 draft waves after recently telling Marc Spears of Yahoo! that he'll be leaving after this season …

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Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Jason Terry of the Brooklyn Nets pose with their new jerseys during a press conference at the Barclays…

Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, and Jason Terry of the Brooklyn Nets pose with their new jerseys during a press conference at the Barclays Center on July 18, 2013 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City.<p>(Photo by Nathaniel S. Butler/NBAE via Getty Images)

Why Metta World Peace's Defense Is Hidden Key to Elevating NY Knicks

There's more to Metta World Peace than puzzling name changes and sexy felines.<p>The New York Knicks got a steal when they signed the recently amnestied World Peace. Not to be confused with a superstar or even the second- or third-best player on the team. Just a steal.<p>He doesn't come with any …

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Best Remaining 2013 NBA Free Agents at Every Position

If your favorite NBA team still desperately needs help at a certain position, you could be in some serious trouble. While there are players who stand out above the rest of their peers, there are few true standouts left on the open market.<p>Point guard is the strongest remaining position, and there …

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Knicks' Metta World Peace: 'You've got to come back home'

After announcing he signed with the New York Knicks, Metta World Peace talked about coming home to New York, improving and his options.<p>LAS VEGAS -- …

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Derrick Rose says he's 100 percent

Chicago Bulls guard Derrick Rose tried to erase any lingering doubts about his readiness to play when he told reporters in Madrid that he will …

Rest of NBA Should Be Scared of Kobe on a Mission in 2013-14 Season

The refrain from faithful Los Angeles Lakers fans has been the same from the moment Kobe Bryant went down last year with a torn Achilles: "Just you wait—No. 24 will be back and better than ever next year."<p>A quick scan through the facts shows that Bryant has quite a hill to climb—in the sense that …

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Takeaways from Sunday's NBA Summer League Action in Las Vegas

Sunday's Las Vegas Summer League action saw a number of intriguing storylines crop up that could have serious ramifications on the 2013-14 season.<p>On the positive side, it appears that Dion Waiters is ready to be a leader, and rookies Cody Zeller and Dennis Schroeder look like they're ready for …

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Ranking Andre Iguodala's 5 Most Dangerous Offensive Moves

If you can't beat em, join em.<p>In one of the more interesting moves of the free agency period Andre Iguodala signed with the Golden State Warriors, the same team who ousted Iguodala's former team in the first round of the playoffs this year.<p>While Iguodala is lauded for his perimeter defense, his …

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NBA Offseason Trades That Need to Happen

The hectic period of NBA free agency may be winding down, but there are still plenty of moves to be made via trade that can improve rosters across the league.<p>Whether it's buying for the present or selling for the future, there's no shortage of intriguing talent available on the trade block.<p>One name …

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Celtics' Rajon Rondo: 'I will never play for the Miami Heat'

Boston Celtics point guard Rajon Rondo tells a youth basketball camp in Louisville, Kentucky that he'll never play for the Miami Heat.<p>Even with Doc …

Portland Trail Blazers: CJ McCollum Proving to Be Big Part of Blazers' Future

One season after selecting reigning Rookie of the Year Damian Lillard, the Portland Trail Blazers appear to have found themselves another keeper for their backcourt with CJ McCollum.<p>McCollum, the 10th selection of this year's NBA Draft out of Lehigh, is averaging 18.5 points 4.5 rebounds and 4.5 …

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