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A Defiant Chris Bosh Has Harsh Words For Heat Brass And Says ‘My Career’s Not Done’

The Chris Bosh saga in Miami appears to have come to an unceremonious end. After failing his most recent physical – which indicated he still has lingering issues with life-threatening blood clots – Pat Riley said at the start of training camp earlier this week that his days with the Heat are …

Chris Bosh

U.S. Military Academy says it’s ‘disappointed’ in Joakim Noah’s statement

On Friday, we learned that newly-acquired New York Knicks center Joakim Noah declined to join his new teammates at a dinner with U.S. Army cadets …

Playoffs? Playoffs! That’s the Phoenix Suns goal

The Phoenix Suns had an awful year last year, finishing with only 23 wins against 59 losses and “earning” the 4th overall pick in the 2016 NBA Draft …

Clippers' DeAndre Jordan hopes Kevin Garnett keeps coaching

There was a glow in<p>DeAndre Jordan’s eyes when theClipperscenter began talking about Kevin Garnett’s presence at the Clippers’ training camp for the second straight day at UC Irvine.<p>There was excitement in Jordan's voice when he talked about collecting information during his drills with …

Can the Golden State Warriors bench be better this season?

Steve Kerr originated the Strength in Numbers slogan. The Warriors’ organization aggressively pumped it out to the public. That branding stuck, …

Jeff Hornacek admits Knicks offense complex for new guys

WEST POINT — Kristaps Porzingis called it the same old triangle offense this week during training camp, but Knicks coach Jeff Hornacek prefers …

Will Lob City deliver a big finish or mistime its leap into NBA Finals again?

The photo went viral before practice even ended Thursday. There, in gray shorts and an aqua blue top, was Kevin Garnett playing basketball with Blake …

Basketball

It’s time for DeMarcus Cousins to rise above the Kings’ dysfunction

Maybe that’s asking too much from one person, but it’s Cousins’ seventh year. He no longer gets a pass<p><i>Paul Flannery and Tom Ziller are previewing all 30 teams via conversation. Next up: the Sacramento Kings. Find all of the Flanns and Zillz previews</i> <i>here</i><i>.</i><p><b>FLANNERY:</b> Let's talk about Boogie Cousins. …

NBA

David Stern reflects on Sacramento’s last big win

As his chartered jet looped around Sacramento on its final approach to Executive Airport on Thursday afternoon, NBA Commissioner Emeritus David Stern …

Ben Simmons Injury: Updates on 76ers Forward's Recovery from Foot Surgery

Philadelphia 76ers rookie forward Ben Simmons left practice Sept. 30 after suffering a Jones fracture in his foot, which required surgery. It is unclear exactly when he will be able to return.<p>Continue for updates.<p>Simmons Comments on Recovery Timeline<p>Wednesday, Oct. 26<p>"I'm just working every day to …

Basketball

Data helping NBA players redefine meaning of athleticism

James Harden is not often accused of being the most athletic player in the NBA. The sport scientists at the P3 Applied Sports Science group in Santa …

James Harden

Stan Van Gundy considering 10-deep rotation for Detroit Pistons

In his first two seasons coaching the Detroit Pistons, Stan Van Gundy discounted the possibility of a 10-man playing rotation.<p>But with swingmen …

NBA

Tobias Harris' offseason workouts paying off in the early days of camp

AUBURN HILLS -- The calls from Stan Van Gundy last year to improve defensively seem to have gotten through to Tobias Harris.<p>After some rest and …

Harris out front as Pistons forwards focus on defense

<i>Auburn Hills</i> — Last season, power forward was a critical position for the Pistons.<p>The Pistons improved the depth at the position in the offseason, …

Marc Gasol says he feels "better than ever"

One of the biggest story lines coming into this season is the return of Marc Gasol after his devastating injury last season. Big Spain says it's been …

New Orleans Pelicans: Anthony Davis Must Anchor Defense In 2016-17

New Orleans Pelicans big man Anthony Davis is on an all-time trajectory, but is he trying hard enough on defense? Davis responded to that very …

Dallas Mavericks: Mind over body: Dirk says starting lineup 'probably not going to be fastest' but has 'a lot of smarts' | SportsDay

Mind over body: Dirk says starting lineup 'probably not going to be fastest' but has 'a lot of smarts'<p>This Story is About...<p>If you haven't noticed -- …

Kevin Garnett forever changed basketball and Dirk Nowitzki, too

Two power forwards from totally different backgrounds had some fabulous battles over their careers while revolutionizing the position.My favorite …

Basketball

Dallas Mavericks: Is Deron Williams the Weak Link?

The Dallas Mavericks have a good chance to have one of the stronger starting lineups in the NBA. Especially considering Deron Williams is looking …

NBA

Seth Curry is shooting star of Mavericks’ intrasquad scrimmage

The Dallas Mavericks’ intrasquad scrimmage had barely started Wednesday afternoon at American Airlines Center when Seth Curry crossed midcourt and …

Phoenix Suns' Eric Bledsoe slims down, stays strong

FLAGSTAFF – Suns point guard Eric Bledsoe’s physique always has been striking.<p>Bledsoe remains as muscular as a 1968 Mustang but now also has some …

Phoenix Suns install new offense to be more efficient

FLAGSTAFF – Restoring 51 points per game with Eric Bledsoe, Brandon Knight and T.J. Warren back healthy creates instant offensive improvement for a …

Kings’ Dave Joerger plans to play small even with four centers on roster

There were plenty of jokes early in the offseason about whether the Kings planned to be the only NBA team to start five post players.<p>DeMarcus Cousins …

Wolves' first practice under Thibodeau 'very intense'

Because so many of the players had been in town for weeks meant the tone of the first practice of the Tom Thibodeau era didn’t come as a …

Basketball

Veterans Rasual Butler and John Lucas III have history with Tom Thibodeau

Two players, same answer.<p>Rasual Butler and John Lucas III were asked after Wolves practice Wednesday why they decided to make their bid for an NBA …

NBA

Playoffs loom as big question for Timberwolves as camp opens

Or at least words.<p>"I'm like 'It's time for us to step up. It's time for us to start winning some games,'" Muhammad said. "That's the same thing KG …

Emmanuel Mudiay “impressive,” taking a starring role early in Nuggets camp

OMAHA — Before he was truly ready for the trip here for training camp, Emmanuel Mudiay had some required viewing to take care of.<p>Watching the final …

Basketball

The Downbeat #1995 - How Spurs-y can the Jazz be?

The season is fast approaching. We had media day. We’re now in day one of training camp. It’s finally here!<p>First of all, yesterday was Utah Jazz …

Thunder move the ball in scrimmage despite sub-par shooting

Will the Thunder's ball movement lead to buckets?<p>Players such as <b>Andre Roberson</b> and <b>Enes Kanter</b> have both professed this preseason that the ball is …