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Mavs meet with Andrew Bynum

The Dallas Mavericks are cautiously engaging in contract negotiations with Andrew Bynum after meeting with the free-agent center and his agent at a …

LeBron James Dips Toes in Rap Game with Instagram Audio Clips

The King would very much appreciate it if you turned his headphones up.<p>Next Impulse Sports spotted a couple of audio clips that LeBron James posted to his Instagram account. Judging by the vocal tones, we can only assume it's the Miami Heat superstar who's laying down the rhymes.<p>We have no idea if …

LeBron James Reportedly Would Prefer the Knicks Over Lakers if He Leaves Heat

It's been less than a week since Dwight Howard announced his decision to sign with the Houston Rockets, and already it seems another major superstar is preparing to spurn the Los Angeles Lakers.<p>Appearing on ESPN Radio Wednesday afternoon, the network's Stephen A. Smith spoke about what's sure to be …

Corey Brewer Reportedly Agrees to Terms With Minnesota Timberwolves

Corey Brewer is returning to Minnesota.<p>According to Yahoo! Sports' Marc J. Spears, Brewer, after a short stint with the Dallas Mavericks and two seasons with the Denver Nuggets, has agreed to sign with the Minnesota Timberwolves, the team that drafted him out of Florida in 2007:<p>ESPN's Marc Stein …

Canada’s plan to recall jets from anti-IS campaign is bad move on global stage

The federal government's decision to recall the CF-18 jets from the coalition fighting the Islamic State is a terrible blow to Canada's credibility on the world stage. At a time when our allies, galvanized by the Paris terrorist attacks, are stepping up their military efforts against IS<i>,</i> the new …

Shaq backs down from Dwight Howard criticism

Shaquille O’Neal has backed away from comments he made regarding Dwight Howard’s decision to leave the Los Angeles Lakers to sign with the Houston Rockets.<p>In a phone interview on Wednesday, the former All-Star clarified comments he made earlier this week, in which he stated that “it was a safe move …

Kobe Bryant: I'm happy for Dwight

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. -- If choosing to unfollow Dwight Howard on Twitter in the immediate aftermath of the center's decision to leave the Los …

Los Angeles

Dwight Howard's Camp Reportedly Asked If Lakers Were Considering Amnestying Kobe

As Dwight Howard's departure from the Los Angeles Lakers moves further into the past, more reasons are surfacing as to why the big man chose to leave Tinseltown.<p>Sources told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne and Marc Stein that a potentially delayed power shift in Lakers nation helped lead Howard to the …

Clippers introduce fleet of players

PLAYA VISTA, Calif. -- Chris Paul could have had his own news conference. He could have had his own day in the sun in front of the cameras and media …

Basketball

Key Storylines for Detroit Pistons' Summer League Team

With many young players poised to play big minutes in 2013-14, the Detroit Pistons have a great opportunity to analyze their roster during the Orlando Summer League.<p>It's the first chance Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, the shooting guard from Georgia, and other rookies get to play with their new …

Cavs roll dice on Andrew Bynum with two-year deal

It's been over a year since Andrew Bynum has played in an NBA game, but the Cleveland Cavaliers have decided he's worth a roll of the dice. A person with direct knowledge of the deal told USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick that the Cavs and Bynum agreed to terms on a two-year, partially guaranteed …

The 2013 YouTube Draft

Ranking Victor Oladipo, Steven Adams, and 10 other NBA prospects based on their Internet highlight reels<p>Welcome to the Third Annual YouTube Draft! As …

Basketball

Source: Frank joins Kidd's Nets staff

Lawrence Frank has decided to join Jason Kidd's staff with the Brooklyn Nets as his lead assistant coach, a league source told ESPNNewYork.com.<p>Frank, …

No School Owns The NBA Draft More Than The University Of North Carolina

The State of North Carolina is the home of college basketball and it is also the home of the NBA Draft's first round.<p>Since the lottery system was instituted for the NBA Draft in 1985, no school has had more players selected in the first round than the University of North Carolina (28). Duke is a …

NBA Draft

Griz make Dave Joerger new coach

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- Dave Joerger's road through professional basketball's minor leagues has finally landed him in an NBA head coaching seat.<p>His first …

Basketball

5 Players Who Could Be Huge Steals In Tonight's NBA Draft

Let's parse what exactly NBA general managers mean when they say this year's draft class is "weak." A "weak" class presents no clear cut potential superstars, which makes G.M.'s with top picks nervous.<p>A "weak" class is not void of talent, however; talent is just more difficult to identify than in …

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Here's Every Pick From The First Round Of The NBA Draft

This year's draft did not have a clear top pick although most experts had Nerlens Noel going to the Cavs with the top pick.<p>The Orlando Magic then selected Victor Oladipo from Indiana.<p>Noel was finally selected with the sixth pick by the New Orleans Pelicans.<p>On the following pages, we'll track each …

NBA Draft 2013: Sacramento Kings select Ben McLemore at No. 7

Ben McLemore fell to the Sacramento Kings, and they seized on the opportunity to draft the Kansas guard. There had been talk of the team trading up for McLemore, but there turned out to be no need as he was available at No. 7.<p>Ben McLemore is going to the Sacramento Kings, as the Kansas freshman …

Nerlens Noel traded from New Orleans to Philadelphia

In the first big deal of NBA draft night, the New Orleans Pelicans sent former Kentucky big man Nerlens Noel and a 2014 first-round pick to the Philadelphia 76ers in exchange for All-Star point guard Jrue Holiday and this year's 42nd pick.<p>The person with knowledge of the deal spoke to USA TODAY …

NBA Draft 2013: Lucas Nogueira traded to Atlanta Hawks for 18th pick and Jared Cunningham

The Dallas Mavericks continue to move down in the draft, this time trading the No. 16 pick -- Lucas Nogueira -- in exchange for the Nos. 18 and 44 picks.<p>The Dallas Mavericks moved from the No. 13 pick to the No. 16 pick in exchange for a pair of second round picks from the Boston Celtics. The …

Celtics, Nets agree to mega-trade on NBA draft night

The breakup of the Boston Celtics appears to be entering its second stage, and the Brooklyn Nets may have taken their role as Eastern Conference contenders.<p>Two people with knowledge of the situation confirmed that Boston Celtics forward Kevin Garnett has agreed to waive the no-trade clause in his …

50 Amazing Pictures of NBA Superstars on Draft Day

The 2013 NBA Draft is upon us and for many of these young men, this might end up being one of the happiest days of their lives. You'll see some stylish suits and some not-so-crazy ones.<p>This isn't the first time a group of young hoops stars got together for a night of draft fun. Oh, this has been …

Cavaliers select Anthony Bennett

NEW YORK -- Anthony Bennett was stunned at the start. David Stern had a big surprise at the finish.<p>In between, Nerlens Noel and a number of others …

NBA Draft 2013: The Biggest Surprises of the Night

On a night that saw tornado warnings in the New York City area, Brooklyn's Barclays Center delivered a wild NBA draft full of surprises. The event served as a fitting end to Commissioner David Stern's reign over draft night.<p>As expected, Stern drew jeers from the crowd, but that's really just what …

Celtics-Nets trade: Boston gets Gerald Wallace, picks and contracts for Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce, according to report

The trade between the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets that will send Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to Brooklyn was finalized on Thursday night when Kevin Garnett agreed to waive his no-trade clause.<p>The Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets have agreed to the parameters of the rumored deal that will …

Paul Pierce and Kevin Garnett get traded as the Celtics finally blow it up

Losing Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in one fell swoop is jarring for Celtics fans, but the assets Danny Ainge received in return will allow Boston to rebuild properly.<p>So, the Celtics really are Rajon Rondo's team now. What kind of team they are now, and will be in the future, may take years to …

Celtics-Nets trade: Final details emerge in Paul Pierce, Kevin Garnett deal

The pieces involved in the big trade between the Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets appear to be finalized. Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and three first-round picks are still the basis of the deal.<p>The Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets trade underwent a few minor changes since it was first reported on …

Nerlens Noel's NBA Draft Slide Will Cost Him $10 Million

Basketball fans the world over were surprised when Nerlens Noel, the dominating center from Kentucky, wasn’t selected first overall in last night’s NBA draft. Noel has long been touted as the draft’s top talent, and the Cleveland Cavaliers, an atrocious team with a dire need for a big man, seemed …