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Cavs? Spurs? Heat? Top Potential Landing Spots for Dwyane Wade

From the moment the Chicago Bulls telegraphed their rebuilding plans by moving Jimmy Butler on draft night, Dwyane Wade's days with the team were numbered.<p>A 35-year-old vet with championship experience and <i>just enough</i> left to help a contender doesn't exactly fit on a team gunning for a win total in …

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Dwyane Wade to the Cavaliers? LeBron James' camp 'fairly confident' it'll happen this year

Wade’s best shot at landing in Cleveland is negotiating a buyout, which will likely cost him some of his $23.8 million salary.<p>There’s a good chance that Dwyane Wade will join the Cleveland Cavaliers and reunite with LeBron James in pursuit of another NBA championship at some point this season, …

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No NBA rookies pick Steph Curry as favorite player, but Dwight Howard gets a vote

Annual NBA rookie survey yielded some surprising results, but none more stunning than this snub<p>The annual NBA rookie survey was released Tuesday, and it's always interesting to see what's going through the minds of 18- to 20-year-olds these days.<p>Earlier this month NBA.com asked 39 first-year …

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Young Stars the Cleveland Cavaliers Should Target in Kyrie Irving Trade

The Cleveland Cavaliers know that Kyrie Irving prefers to be elsewhere. He shared that sentiment with them earlier this summer.<p>The Cavs aren't sure whether LeBron James will feel the same way when he reaches free agency next summer. And that uncertainty is reportedly determining their direction in …

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Six New-Look Lineups Built to Beat the Warriors

The NBA season is less than two months away, and for the most part, we know what teams will look like heading into the season. Kyrie and Carmelo are …

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The list of NBA 2K18’s new classic teams you were looking for

NBA 2K18 will allow you to play with classic teams from the not-so-distant past<p>NBA <i>2</i><i>K</i><i>18’</i>s release is right around the corner, and the 2K squad continues to roll out new information by the day before the game hits stores Sept. 15. One of the features everyone has been looking forward to are the new …

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Before blasting the Bulls' haul in the Jimmy Butler deal, check the record first

If Chicago was fleeced -- the prevailing thought -- when dealing its star, so were a lot of other clubs<p>When the Chicago Bulls traded Jimmy Butler (and the rights to the No. 16 overall selection, which turned out to be Justin Patton) to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Zach LaVine , Kris Dunn and the …

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Report: Cavaliers, Celtics discussing trade involving Irving, Thomas

Presented By<p>Winslow Townson-USA TODAY Sports / Action Images<p>The Cleveland Cavaliers are discussing a trade centered on sending Kyrie Irving to the …

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Magic Johnson and the Lakers might be in trouble

Good morning. We have that and more in Tuesday’s NBA newsletter.<p>The Pacers have accused the Lakers of tampering with Paul George. Peter Vecsey reported that over the weekend; it took a few days for everyone to confirm it and for the NBA to release a statement. (Part of the reason: Vecsey has …

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Cheryl Reeve and Curt Miller Are Battling for 2017 WNBA Coach of the Year

The Connecticut Sun were 14-20 last season, marking the fourth straight season the team failed to make the playoffs. So head coach Curt Miller hit …

The Chicago Bulls’ All-Time ‘NBA 2K18’ Team Features Jordan, Pippen, Rose And More

One of the new features in <i>NBA 2K18</i> is the inclusion of an all-time team for all 30 franchises. The partial rosters for those teams have begun trickling out along with player ratings and other nuggets about the game.<p>The first team we got images for as a group was the Lakers, as 2K unveiled the first …

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Can Patrick Ewing revolutionize college basketball recruiting?

Patrick Ewing has spent more than 30 years living and breathing NBA basketball. Ever since he was the first overall pick in the 1985 NBA draft, after having one of the great careers in college basketball history at Georgetown, Ewing has been a constant presence in the NBA universe — first as a …

New York Knicks

NBA 2017/18: 5 teams headed in the wrong direction

<b>1. Los Angeles Clippers</b><p>The Clippers have been a staple of the Western Conference for much of the last decade. After only winning 19 games in the …

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Jerry West: 'I did not want to leave' the Warriors

Jerry West is back in Los Angeles, a place where he excelled as a player and later as an executive -- leading the Lakers to NBA titles in both roles.<p>The Lakers legend will be a consultant for the city's other team, the Los Angeles Clippers. He joined them in June and is part of a shake-up in the …

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'It was very sad': Jerry West didn't want to leave Warriors

Stephen Dunn / Getty Images Sport / Getty<p>Jerry West returned to Los Angeles this summer, but leaving Golden State really wasn't by choice.<p>The former …

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Dwyane Wade’s Kids Have Left Chicago To Go To School In South Florida

The Chicago Bulls probably aren’t going to be very good in 2017-2018 and that makes things very interesting for Dwyane Wade. The future Hall of Fame guard opted in to a massive deal with Chicago for obvious reasons but that decision was made before the realization that the Bulls were likely bound …

Chicago Bulls

Frank Ntilikina’s fellow rookies think little of him

Maybe this year’s NBA rookies didn’t know how to spell his name.<p>In a rookie survey that took place two weeks ago during the league’s annual rookie …

New York Knicks

Just watching LeBron James' latest crazy workout video will leave you exhausted

The NBA season can’t come fast enough, mostly because we’ve spent an entire offseason watching LeBron James work out on social media, and it’s still going.<p>But this specific workout is absolutely worth highlighting, because it’s one of the more impressive things you’ll see out of an athlete:<p>That’s …

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Kyrie Irving Trade Rumors: 'Intent and Expectation' on All Sides Is to Move Star

The relationship between Kyrie Irving and the Cleveland Cavaliers may be irrevocably broken as the Cavs approach their regular-season opener against the Boston Celtics on Oct. 17.<p>Cleveland.com's Joe Vardon reported Tuesday on the <i>Wine and Gold Talk</i> podcast that the chances of reconciliation between …

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George Foreman praises Trump, slams Colin Kaepernick and Kevin Durant

The world's most famous grill maker just grilled two of today's most famous athletes.<p>George Foreman took down Colin Kapernick and Kevin Durant on a podcast Monday, saying neither the football nor basketball star is patriotic.<p>Foreman, 68, spoke out the "Offended America" podcast, offering that those …

Entertainment

Jerry West wanted to remain with Warriors

PLAYA VISTA, CA- JUNE 19: The Los Angeles Clippers name Jerry West as Special Consultant speaks to the media during a press conference in Playa …

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Rookie survey: Durant no longer 'favorite player,' Curry gets zero votes

The 2017 rookie class isn't too fond of Steph Curry.The results of NBA.com's annual Rookie Survey were released on Tuesday morning.In the "Who is …

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NBA Butterfly Effect: 1.8 seconds and a trade nearly shook the NBA to its core

<i>The history of the NBA is a tangled web of what-ifs and could-have-beens. This week at The Step Back, we’re going to pull on some of those threads to</i> …

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NBA Rumors: LeBron James 100 Percent Leaving, Playing In His Final Season With The Cavaliers

LeBron James is still the best basketball player in the world heading into his 15th season in the NBA. His name has been synonymous to the Cleveland …

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NBA Player Displays Act of Kindness

<i>PHOTO: An NBA player receives a well-deserved shout-out for his sacrifice on a recent United flight. (photo via Flickr/</i><i>byeangel</i><i>)</i><p>Economy class is no …

Milwaukee Bucks

B/R’s Favorite Underrated Players in NBA History

History isn't always kind.<p>Far too often, great NBA players get brushed under the rug and fail to receive the recognition their stellar play merits. They're doomed to the back pages of the history books and play second fiddle to the more prominent stars of their era.<p>We're not talking about presently …

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Breanna Stewart’s outrageous childhood list of basketball goals are nearly accurate

Stewie’s mom found an old list of goals she made so we checked up on it!<p>Breanna Stewart is one of the most decorated players in women’s basketball history. She was the Gatorade Player of the Year in high school as well as a McDonald’s All-American. She led UConn to four straight national …

Seattle Storm

Sparks replace banged-up Lynx atop the AP WNBA power poll

NEW YORK (AP) The Minnesota Lynx are banged up and struggling.<p>Lindsay Whalen has been sidelined for a few weeks with a broken bone in her hand and …

Minnesota Lynx

Carmelo Anthony is going to have an awkward preseason

In a cruel bit of irony for Carmelo Anthony, the Rockets are making an appearance on the Knicks’ preseason schedule, visiting the Garden on Oct. …

NBA

Kevin Durant Being Recruited To Join Undefeated College Team

CLEVELAND, OH - JUNE 07: Kevin Durant<p>Kevin Durant has fun with a Twitter user who tried to “recruit” him to his college team.<p>Kevin Durant’s Twitter …

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