• Wolves, Ricky Rubio 'a good distance apart' on extension

    CBSSports.com "The Minnesota Timberwolves and Ricky Rubio have until Oct. 31 to negotiate a contract extension, and the two sides are "a good distance apart," according to the St. Paul Star Tribune's Jerry Zgoda. Wolves general manager Milt Newton told reporters Thursday that "we're not necessarily in a rush" to..." September 21

  • Kobe Bryant linked to potential sale of Italian soccer club

    Los Angeles Times "Kobe Bryant has been linked to a group attempting to purchase the Italian soccer team Bologna FC 1909. According to La Gazzetta, attorney Joe Tacopina is trying to put together an ownership team featuring the Lakers All-Star guard, along with Montreal Impact (MLS) owner Joey..." September 21

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    A. Sherrod Blakely @SherrodbCSN

    Source says #Celtics signing of Evan Turner will be completed/announced before training camp starts on Sept. 30. #Celticstalk

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say Phoenix Suns have emerged as clear frontrunner to sign Zoran Dragic away from Unicaja Malaga in Spanish ACB

  • Tyson Chandler fires back at Knicks

    ESPN Dallas "Months later, Dallas Mavericks center Tyson Chandler is still mad about insinuations that he caused chemistry issues for the New York Knicks last season. Knicks president Phil Jackson cited the desire to "change some of the chemistry" of the team as one of the reasons he sent Chandler and point..." September 21

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Free agent guard Ramon Sessions has reached agreement on a two-year deal with Sacramento, league sources tell Yahoo.

  • Wizards reach out to Ray Allen again

    CSN Washington "The Wizards have reached out to Ray Allen -- again -- in hopes of convincing the 39-year-old, if he decides to play rather than retire, to come to D.C., CSNwashington.com confirmed via multiple persons with knowledge of the situation Friday. While making another contact, after doing so early..." September 21

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    NetsDaily.com @NetsDaily

    Told @drayblatche to China is "a done deal." No real interest in NBA and lot of real money in China.

  • Wolves offer max deal to Eric Bledsoe

    ESPN.com "With just days before the start of training camp, the Minnesota Timberwolves are making a final push to acquire restricted free-agent guard Eric Bledsoe in a sign-and-trade with the Phoenix Suns, sources told ESPN.com. The Wolves are offering Bledsoe the four-year, $63 million maximum-level..." September 20

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    BrahmResnik @brahmresnik

    NEW Former @Suns player @rexchapman accused of stealing $14K in merch from #Scottsdale Apple store. pic.twitter.com/Z5E929JFSG

  • Wizards don't appear interested in J.J. Barea anymore

    CSN Washington "The Minnesota Timberwolves have been trying to get someone to take J.J. Barea off their hands for quite some time, and the latest report says he'll either be traded or bought out of his contract and released. It doesn't appear the Wizards, who came close to trading for him last season, will jump..." September 20

  • Lakers rookies will have to refer to Nick Young as 'Daddy Swag'

    CBSSports.com "Once the Los Angeles Lakers re-signed scorer Nick Young to a four-year deal, you knew his time with the Lakers was going to get much more memorable than the 27-win season he and Lakers fans endured in 2013-14. There will be plenty of time for the fan base and media to become more familiar with..." September 20

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    devin kharpertian @uuords

    The Nets have voided Hamady NDiaye’s contract after NDiaye failed the team physical.

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    Earvin Magic Johnson @MagicJohnson

    Everybody in Atlanta can stop asking if I am going to buy the Hawks, because the answer is no! Lol

  • Timberwolves feel no rush to extend Ricky Rubio's contract

    St. Paul Pioneer Press "Timberwolves general manager Milt Newton said he's optimistic the team and point guard Ricky Rubio will negotiate a contract extension but insisted there is no urgency. "If we can get something done sooner, great. If not, we're not necessarily in a rush," Newton said Thursday after a..." September 19

  • Mickael Pietrus works out for Kings

    Pro Basketball Talk "Mickael Pietrus was on the radar of teams looking to add veteran talent for a playoff run last season, but elected to try to get right physically instead, with an eye on returning to the NBA the following year. That time is upon us, and Pietrus has begun the workout process to try to show he..." September 19

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    Andy Greder @twolvesnow

    Asked of #Twolves starters, Flip Saunders told @105theticket youngsters to be interspersed w/ vets. Noncommittal on Andrew Wiggins starting.

  • Dwyane Wade credits David Stern’s dress code for improving his style

    Pro Basketball Talk "Few things have been mocked quite like the NBA dress code for players put in by former commissioner David Stern. Stern had hired a Republican consultant to help make the NBA “more red state friendly.” Which sounded a lot like code for making the game less hip-hop, less urban, and less black...." September 19

  • Gregg Popovich: Heat got overconfident in NBA Finals

    Pro Basketball Talk "In Game 1 of the NBA Finals, an air-conditioning failure – not the Spurs – beat LeBron James and the Heat. That perception gained traction when LeBron dominated Miami’s Game 2 win. Unfortunately, the Heat might have bought into that storyline a little too much themselves. At least that’s..." September 18

  • LeBron: "Kyrie can be the best PG in the league"

    Covers.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers are going to have a brand new look this season, and hometown boy LeBron James is pretty excited about the makeup of the team - especially at the point guard position. Kyrie Irving, the Cavs' No. 1 overall selection in the 2011 NBA Draft, has blossomed into an NBA..." September 18

  • Can Joakim Noah repeat as Defensive POY?

    CSN Chicago "Though the NBA Defensive Player of the Year award has been around since 1983 (32 seasons), the award has been won by just 19 players. Eight times a player has earned back-to-back DPOY awards (Ben Wallace did it on two occasions), while both Wallace and Dikembe Mutumbo have won the award four..." September 18

  • If Suns hand out a max contract, it should go to Goran Dragic

    Arizona Republic "It's about time for the Suns to get moving, put their priorities in order, take the advice of LeBron James and "break bread." But not with Eric Bledsoe. With Goran Dragic. Dragic is about to enter the third year of a four-year contract he signed with the Suns, but he has a player option at..." September 18

  • Clock ticking for Warriors, Thompson

    CSN Bay Area "With an expiring contract, rising stock, an astute agent and an employer that loves him, Klay Thompson is positioned to receive one of the largest contracts in Warriors history. The Warriors say they want to reward him. But giving him an extension before the Oct. 31 deadline, without first..." September 18

  • Report: Free agent Jordan Crawford signs deal to play in China

    CBSSports.com "The free agent market has dried up quite a bit as we're about two weeks away from training camp starting. Greg Monroe signed his qualifying offer with the Detroit Pistons, the Phoenix Suns are still waiting on Eric Bledsoe to make a decision with his, and you're seeing a lot of teams filling out..." September 18

  • Steve Kerr said Danny Ferry made mistake but is a “man of high character”

    Pro Basketball Talk "Through the entire mess that may cost Danny Ferry his job in Atlanta his supporters have had his back. It started with a conference call with team owners Ferry said of free agent Luol Deng, “He has a little African in him. Not in a bad way, but he’s like a guy who would have a nice store out..." September 18

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    Darren Wolfson @DarrenWolfson

    Newton says he's optimistic on the Rubio extension front. But admitted they don't see eye-to-eye with Fegan on the $$. #twolves

  • J.J. Hickson suspended 5 games for drug violation

    SB Nation "Denver Nuggets center J.J. Hickson will miss five games of the regular season for breaking the NBA's anti-drug policy, the league announced Wednesday. The Denver Post's Chris Dempsey first reported the suspension and added the team is not expected to comment on the matter. Players who have..." September 18

  • Warriors’ Marreese Speights pleads not guilty to DUI charge

    Inside the Warriors "Warriors center Marreese Speights pleaded not guilty Tuesday to a charge of driving under the influence stemming from his arrest in August in Tampa. A written not guilty plea was entered by an attorney at Speights’ arraignment, Hillsborough County State Attorney’s Office spokesman Mark Cox said..." September 18

  • Mehmet Okur will join the Utah Jazz as consultant

    The Deseret News "Mehmet Okur was among the blasts from the Jazz past who returned to Utah to honor Jerry Sloan last week. The retired center hopes to focus on someone else in his next trip to his old NBA stomping grounds. Enes Kanter, have some free time? “I’d like to take him out and talk to him a little..." September 18

  • Sources: Free-agent forward Michael Beasley working out for Spurs

    Yahoo! Sports "Free-agent forward Michael Beasley is working out for the defending NBA champion San Antonio Spurs at the franchise's practice facility this week, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Beasley's had several workouts for teams this summer, including two with the Los Angeles Lakers, but remains..." September 17

  • Rockets Acquire Jason Terry and 2nd Round Picks

    NBA.com "Houston Rockets General Manager Daryl Morey announced today that the team has acquired Jason Terry from the Sacramento Kings. In addition to the veteran guard, the Rockets will acquire Sacramento’s 2015 2nd round pick if it falls between 31 and 49, and New York’s 2016 unprotected 2nd round pick...." September 17

  • LeBron James' hair has grown back, apparently

    Fox Sports "It's been quite an offseason for NBA superstar LeBron James: first he emotionally departed from the Miami Heat in free agency to return home to the Cleveland Cavaliers (minus the Boys and Girls Club this time), then he shed some serious weight thanks to a carb-cutting diet, and now it appears that..." September 17

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    Marc J. Spears @SpearsNBAYahoo

    The @SacramentoKings have agreed in principle to sign center @TheRyanHollins to one-year, fully guaranteed deal, a source told Yahoo Sports

  • Mayor determined not to let another team leave Atlanta

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "Atlanta Mayor Kasim Reed, who has already seen two professional sports franchises leave the city limits during his administration, is determined not to let a third get away. Reed said Tuesday that the city will play a role in the sale of the Hawks and that he has committed to keep the NBA..." September 17

  • Report: Morris twins said they’d take discount to stay together

    Pro Basketball Talk "Markieff Morris and Marcus Morris, twins and Suns, want to keep playing together. You could have guessed that by how they played together growing up, played together at Kansas and urged Phoenix to put them together. But you don’t need to guess. They’ve straight up said it. As both enter..." September 17

  • Nets’ Deron Williams says ankles finally feel good

    New York Post "Three months after undergoing surgery on both ankles, Deron Williams feels like a new man. “[Before the surgery], I was just walking around and my ankles would swell up,” Williams said Monday at his charity dodgeball tournament in Manhattan, which benefited his Point of Hope Foundation. “Any..." September 17

  • John Wall doesn’t love his place on Sports Illustrated’s list of the top 100 NBA players

    Washington Post "Sports Illustrated is releasing a list of the Top 100 NBA Players of 2015, an exercise that, no matter the sport, generates debate and outrage from players and fans alike. You may remember that Redskins wideout Pierre Garcon wasn’t pleased with his place on the NFL Network’s list of the top 100..." September 17

  • Pistons' Brandon Jennings ready for game to rebound

    Detroit News "Brandon Jennings emerged from the informal workouts at The Palace practice facility, looking somewhat similar to the figure who departed to California after last season’s disappointing, playoff-less finish. Playful swagger? Check. Rare introspection? Check Twenty-five extra pounds?..." September 17

  • LeBron unveils new shoe as Cavs camp nears

    ESPN.com "LeBron James will soon rejoin the Cleveland Cavaliers for training camp but he had some business to take care of first. He was at Nike's corporate headquarters Tuesday for the unveiling of his new shoe, the LeBron 12. It is his first new shoe with Nike since he returned this summer to the..." September 17

  • Greg Oden’s drinking an issue during season, alleged domestic assault

    ESPN.com "The fading sunlight illuminates the bustling gym lobby as the varsity pep squad huddles near a massive trophy case built within the brick walls of the athletic complex at Indianapolis' Lawrence North High School. The group bursts into a set of jumps, twists and cheers at the end of a recent..." September 16

  • Suns and Bledsoe could be facing 1-year deal

    Arizona Republic "A midcourt pile of money to the US Airways Center ceiling has sat untouched this summer, awaiting Eric Bledsoe to come from his baseline and meet the Suns. It has been a trying, bewildering and exasperating process to fathom how Bledsoe, with 78 career starts and $7.4 million in career..." September 16

  • Dwight Howard -- LICENSE SUSPENDED

    TMZ.com "Dwight Howard might be color blind -- 'cause officials in Florida say he ran 10 RED LIGHTS in 2-and-a-half years -- and now his license has been suspended ... TMZ Sports has learned. According to official records, the NBA superstar was captured by those red light cameras in Orange County, FL..." September 16

  • Nets’ Deron Williams says ankles finally feel good

    New York Post "Three months after undergoing surgery on both ankles, Deron Williams feels like a new man. “[Before the surgery], I was just walking around and my ankles would swell up,” Williams said Monday at his charity dodgeball tournament in Manhattan, which benefited his Point of Hope Foundation. “Any..." September 16

  • Klay Thompson rises to NBA elite with golden offseason

    USA Today "Klay Thompson bound out of the celebratory Team USA locker room, his feet floating forward but his eyes focused downward on the new piece of memorabilia that he carried like a newborn. It was the kind of basketball you never bounce. Each of his NBA brethren on this American team that won the..." September 16

  • Mark Cuban gives Dirk Nowitzki permission to play in EuroBasket 2015

    Pro Basketball Talk "Dirk Nowitzki wants the German basketball team in the 2016 Olympics. How badly? That’s in his hands. The Mavericks forward turns 37 next summer, but he has the go-ahead to compete in EuroBasket 2015, an opportunity for Germany to qualify for the 2016 Olympics. SportBilde.de, via Google..." September 16

  • Sacramento Kings to Retire Jersey of Peja Stojakovic

    NBA.com "The Sacramento Kings announced today that the #16 jersey of three-time NBA All-Star and NBA Champion Peja Stojakovic will be retired on December 16, when the Kings host the Oklahoma City Thunder at Sleep Train Arena. During his eight seasons in Sacramento, the fan-favorite small forward played..." September 16

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    Tim Bontemps @TimBontemps

    Lionel Hollins says Kevin Garnett is going to start at power forward this season.

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say that Aussie swingman Joe Ingles is signing a one-year deal with the LA Clippers

  • Blazers owner Paul Allen donates $9 million to fight spread of Ebola

    CBSSports.com "Portland Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen donated another $9 million to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to help fight the spread of the Ebola virus in Africa. From the AP: Microsoft co-founder and Trail Blazers owner Paul Allen has announced he is expanding his efforts to help..." September 15

  • Ricky Rubio never talked to Kevin Love about staying with Timberwolves

    Yahoo! Sports "As the hours lurched to the gold-medal game on Sunday night, Ricky Rubio still wondered whether he could bring himself to a television for United States-Serbia. For weeks, there had been a sure, steady beat of anticipation of Spain reaching these World Cup of Basketball Finals, only to witness..." September 15