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Kyrie Irving requesting trade out of Cleveland to find bigger role

Kyrie Irving is ready to end his run with the Cleveland Cavaliers, as league sources told ESPN that the guard has asked the team to trade him.<p>The …

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Memphis Grizzlies sign former Oregon forward Dillon Brooks

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) — The Memphis Grizzlies have signed former Oregon forward Dillon Brooks, a second-round pick in last month's NBA draft.<p>Terms of the deal weren't disclosed.<p>Brooks was selected by the Houston Rockets with the 45th overall pick. The Grizzlies acquired him in exchange for a future …

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Report | Pistons Sign Forward Derek Willis To One-Year Deal

After playing for the <b>Detroit Pistons</b> in the NBA Summer League in Orlando earlier this month, former Kentucky forward <b>Derek Willis</b> came to terms with …

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HEAT Re-Signs Udonis Haslem

<b>MIAMI, July 20</b> – The Miami HEAT announced today that they have re-signed forward Udonis Haslem. As per club policy, terms of the deal were not …

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Ranking the 10 best backcourts in the NBA

The Houston Rockets are making power moves this offseason. Despite the Warriors’ Western Conference dominance, Daryl Morey and company see this — the …

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Twitter Reacts to Kyrie Irving's Trade Request

The basketball world was shook when ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported that Kyrie Irving has requested to be traded from the Cleveland Cavaliers.<p>Here …

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NBA Rumors: Latest on Derrick Rose and Possible Carmelo Anthony Trade

For most NBA fans, we're entering the quiet period of the offseason. The summer league—which was a pleasant thrill this year—is over, the draft is long gone and most of the notable players who were on the trade and free-agent markets are now off it.<p>We have roughly three months before the 2017-18 …

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Cleveland Cavaliers star point guard Kyrie Irving requests trade

Kyrie Irving requested in a meeting last week that the Cleveland Cavaliers trade him to another team, two people familiar with the situation told USA TODAY Sports. The people spoke under the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly on the matter.<p>The four-time …

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Report: Irving prefers to be traded to Spurs, Knicks, Heat, Wolves

David Richard-USA TODAY Sports / Action Images<p>Irving expressed to the Cleveland Cavaliers that he would like to be traded earlier this week, and one …

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Ranking NBA's Up-and-Coming Free-Agent Destinations

Move over, San Antonio Spurs. Have fun scouring the bargain bin, Golden State Warriors. Enjoy the onset stages of your rebuild, Chicago Bulls and Dallas Mavericks(?). Stop hogging all the offseason headlines, Houston Rockets.<p>There are some new NBA free-agency destinations in town.<p>Or rather, there …

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Report: Cavaliers had Kyrie Irving trade 'on the table' before NBA Draft

Kyrie Irving has reportedly told the Cleveland Cavaliers that he wants to be traded. If he had done so earlier, the trade might have already happened.<p>…

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Warriors’ Zaza Pachulia disrespected by bold Spurs fan

Under the guise of admiration, a bold San Antonio Spurs fan took a sneaky shot at Warriors center Zaza Pachulia, who may think twice the next time …

Zaza Pachulia

Let’s talk about the LeBron James to the Spurs speculation

With a relatively uneventful free agency season winding down, it’s natural to cast at least one rose-tinted eye to next summer. It is, after all, …

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Anthony Davis hilariously does the #DriveByDunkChallenge in a random driveway

The Drive-By Challenge is the summer’s newest and hottest Internet meme, in which people are filming themselves getting into their cars and finding every random basketball hoop in driveways to dunk on, has made it to the NBA.<p>New Orleans Pelicans star Anthony Davis decided to get in on the fun in …

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Ray Allen, Boston Celtics saga takes another turn

Ray Allen isn't the most beloved figure in Boston Celtics history.<p>Though he was a key member of the group that won championship No. 17 in 2008, Allen left the Celtics for the rival Miami Heat in 2012, leaving a sour taste in the mouth of many of his former teammates, not to mention the city of …

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Draymond Green Puts Damian Lillard in His Place

Draymond Green is on top. His Golden State Warriors romped through the playoffs and emphatically defeated the Cavaliers to win their second …

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How Derrick Rose can find success again

He needs to embrace his role instead of believing he can chase past glory. There’s one team that can help him do that.<p>Success in life is about setting appropriate goals, and fighting like hell to achieve them. Luck (or chaos, depending on your amount of nihilism) plays a massive role. Yet, we each …

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How the Cavaliers Offseason Became A Dumpster Fire

One of the most certain things heading into the summer was that the Cleveland Cavaliers were going to be the best team in the Eastern Conference, not …

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What a visit to Silicon Valley taught this Brooklyn Nets power forward about tech — and the NBA

You might say that Trevor Booker moonlights as a power forward for the Brooklyn Nets.<p>But during the daylight hours and the offseason, when he's not playing professional basketball, Booker's work interests extend far beyond the hard court. He's invested in real estate and owns 18 companies that …

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Kyrie Irving Would Forfeit $200m 'Supermax' Contract If Traded by Cavaliers

Kyrie Irving's reported desire to be traded could cost him some serious cash.<p>According to ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst, Irving would forfeit his ability to earn a "supermax" contract in 2019 through the NBA's new designated player veteran extension. This policy in the league's newly installed …

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Report: Carmelo would waive $8M trade kicker for Rockets

Carmelo Anthony appears to have his mind made up about wanting to be traded to the Houston Rockets, and he is willing to pass on $8 million to make …

New York Knicks

Photos: Warriors star Kevin Durant’s amazing summer mansion

Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant is spending his summer in style in Los Angeles. KD posted a video of his stunning Southern California home …

Kevin Durant

Cavs talking contract with former NBA MVP Rose

Email Comments<p>Advertisement<p>Other teams are still in the mix, but the Cavaliers were in serious contract talks with free agent point guard and former …

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Report: Cavs Expected to Promote Koby Altman to General Manager

The Cavaliers are on the verge of making assistant general manager Koby Altman their new GM, ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski reports.<p>Altman, who has been …

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Atlantic Division snapshot: Scouting each team's offseason

BOSTON – In recent years, the Eastern Conference’s Atlantic Division has been a wasteland of basketball talent compared to the rest of the East with …

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Gasol agrees to three-year deal with the Spurs

SAN ANTONIO – Free agent center Pau Gasol has agreed to a three-year deal to return to the Spurs, according to ESPN.<p>Gasol last month declined the $16 …

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Spurs, Pau Gasol agree to new 3-year deal | Project Spurs

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of ESPN.com, the San Antonio Spurs and free agent center Pau Gasol have reached an agreement on a new 3-year deal for …

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Marlins, Rockets, Nets, Hurricanes Sale Updates

Here is the latest on what my sources are telling me about the pending sales of the Miami Marlins, Houston Rockets and Carolina Hurricanes.<p>There are supposedly three groups interested in buying the Marlins but in reality there are just two groups. The groups led by Jorge Mas and Tagg Romney have …

Houston Rockets

The spurs changed the NBA draft forever when they picked Manu Ginobili

There’s no contest: The Spurs’ selection of Manu Ginóbili, with the second-to-last-pick of the 1999 NBA Draft, is the most efficient and …

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Kyrie Irving requests trade from Cavs, LeBron James "blindsided"

Kyrie Irving asked the Cavs to trade him in a meeting last week, sources told ESPN. Story posting on https://t.co/b8H6X39PKb shortly— Brian Windhorst …

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