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Kevin Durant shines in first game at new home arena (Yahoo Sports)

OAKLAND, CA - JULY 26: Kevin Durant #5 of the USA Basketball Men's National Team handles the ball against China on July 26, 2016 at ORACLE Arena in Oakland, California. (Photo by Noah Graham/NBAE via Getty Images)

Oh yeah, Kevin Durant fully planned on putting up the initial shot for the U.S. as he played his first game at Oracle Arena since joining the Golden State Warriors. Cheered all night long by his basketball-crazed new fan base, Durant knocked down a 3-pointer on the Americans’ first touch and slammed home a dunk the very next time down the floor. What a performance for Golden State’s newest big star to help lead the U.S. Olympic team past China 107-57 on Tuesday night for a third dominant victory in as many exhibition games.


Posted on 27 July 2016 @ 5:34 am

Amare Stoudemire retires from NBA (Yahoo Sports)

MIAMI, FL - MAY 9: Amar'e Stoudemire #5 of the Miami Heat shoots a free throw against the Toronto Raptors in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs on May 9, 2016 at American Airlines Arena in Miami, Florida. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. Mandatory Copyright Notice: Copyright 2016 NBAE (Photo by Joe Murphy/NBAE via Getty Images)

Amare Stoudemire’s greatest NBA success was in Phoenix, where as Steve Nash’s pick-and-roll partner he was one of the NBA’s most fearsome finishers. Stoudemire retired Tuesday after signing a contract with the Knicks with much less fanfare than the $100 million deal he inked six years ago to halt the team’s downward spiral. Stoudemire was a six-time All-Star, but battled knee injuries after his sensational first season in New York, when he became the first Knicks player to be voted an All-Star starter since Patrick Ewing in 1997.


Posted on 26 July 2016 @ 11:19 pm

Champion Cavs give coach Tyronn Lue contract extension (Yahoo Sports)

Thrust into an awkward situation in January, Tyronn Lue finished on top in June. On Tuesday, the affable coach was rewarded for the greatest run by a Cleveland team in more than a half-century. Lue was given a multiyear contract extension with the Cavaliers, who promoted him halfway through a season that ended with a historic comeback and NBA championship.

Posted on 26 July 2016 @ 6:16 pm

Dion Waiters signs $5.93 million, 2-year contract with Heat (Yahoo Sports)

MIAMI (AP) — Shooting guard Dion Waiters has signed a $5.93 million, two-year contract with the Miami Heat, and he’ll compete for a starting job as Dwyane Wade’s replacement.

Posted on 26 July 2016 @ 6:06 pm

Hawks sign former Michigan State center Matt Costello (Yahoo Sports)

ATLANTA (AP) — The Atlanta Hawks have signed undrafted rookie free agent center Matt Costello of Michigan State.

Posted on 26 July 2016 @ 4:27 pm

Carmelo Anthony gathers athletes, cops, kids in conversation (Yahoo Sports)

LOS ANGELES, CA - JULY 25: Tamika Catchings, Carmelo Anthony and DeMarcus Cousins of the USA Basketball National Team takes part during the Leadership Together: A conversation with our sons & daughters at Challengers Boys and Girls Club on July 25, 2016 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Juan Ocampo/NBAE via Getty Images)

Carmelo Anthony spent the U.S. Olympic basketball team’s precious day off running a two-hour town hall meeting at a South Los Angeles youth center because he can’t sleep anymore. With only a few spare hours Monday before jetting off to continue the Americans’ pre-Olympic tour, Anthony gathered basketball stars, community leaders and police officers to speak with teenagers and young adults about the importance of respect, communication and safety. With both the men’s and women’s Olympic teams in Los Angeles at the same time, the New York Knicks star recruited fellow Olympian Tamika Catchings and other like-minded athletes at the Challengers Boys and Girls Club to begin a badly needed nationwide conversation.


Posted on 26 July 2016 @ 2:39 am

Thunder PG Cameron Payne has surgery on broken foot (Yahoo Sports)

Oklahoma City guard Cameron Payne is recovering from surgery to repair a broken bone in his right foot. The Thunder announced on Monday that Payne broke the fifth metatarsal in his foot, but is expected to be ready for the start of next season. Payne averaged 5.0 points and 1.9 assists in his rookie season with the Thunder.

Posted on 26 July 2016 @ 1:49 am


ESPN – United States

Source: C’s give 2nd-rounder Jackson 4-year deal

Source: C’s give 2nd-rounder Jackson 4-year deal

Posted on 27 July 2016 @ 6:03 am

Ice Bucket Challenge funds help gene discovery

Ice Bucket Challenge funds help gene discovery

Posted on 27 July 2016 @ 4:19 am

Ex-NBA player Bargnani signs with Spanish team

Ex-NBA player Bargnani signs with Spanish team

Posted on 26 July 2016 @ 10:55 pm

Cavs honored with butter sculptures

Cavs honored with butter sculptures

Posted on 26 July 2016 @ 10:25 pm

Harkless back with Blazers on 4-year, $42M deal

Harkless back with Blazers on 4-year, $42M deal

Posted on 26 July 2016 @ 9:42 pm

Stoudemire retires as member of the Knicks

Stoudemire retires as member of the Knicks

Posted on 26 July 2016 @ 9:20 pm

Solomon Hill sees an opportunity to spread his wings with Pelicans

Solomon Hill sees an opportunity to spread his wings with Pelicans

Posted on 26 July 2016 @ 8:55 pm

Inside Hoops – United States

Cavs, Tyronn Lue agree to new contract

The Cavaliers and head coach Tyronn Lue have agreed to a new, multi-year contract, the team announced today.
“Ty took over our team under very trying circumstances and his calm, confident approach was invaluable as we found our way to success,” said General Manager David Griffin. “His vision, leadership and tactical acumen were fundamental to us […]

Posted on 27 July 2016 @ 3:26 am

Hornets sign Treveon Graham

The Hornets have signed guard/forward Treveon Graham.
“We were impressed by Treveon’s play last season in the D-League and followed him closely during his four-year career at VCU,” said Hornets General Manager Rich Cho. “We are excited to add someone with Treveon’s ability on both sides of the ball to our training camp roster.”
The Hornets have […]

Posted on 27 July 2016 @ 3:18 am

Michael Jordan donates money for good cause

NBA legend and Hornets majority owner Michael Jordan is trying to do some good. Here’s the Charlotte Observer reporting:

Charlotte Hornets majority owner Michael Jordan is once again in the news for giving away money, this time in response to the racial unrest between African-Americans and the law enforcement community.
In a lengthy letter published Monday on the The […]

Posted on 25 July 2016 @ 11:35 pm

Cameron Payne undergoes foot surgery

Oklahoma City Thunder guard Cameron Payne had a procedure today to fix a fractured fifth metatarsal in his right foot, team Executive VP and General Manager Sam Presti announced.
Selected in the lottery of the 2015 NBA Draft (No. 14 overall) out of Murray State, Payne averaged 5.0 points, 1.9 assists and 1.5 rebounds in 57 […]

Posted on 25 July 2016 @ 10:38 pm

D-League: Noel Gillespie named head coach of Greensboro Swarm

Noel Gillespie has been named head coach of the Greensboro Swarm, the Charlotte Hornets’ new NBA Development League affiliate. Gillespie brings more than 14 years of NBA experience to Greensboro, including the last six as a full-time assistant coach.
“We are very excited to have Noel Gillespie as the head coach of our new D-League team,” […]

Posted on 25 July 2016 @ 9:53 pm

Sixers sign guard Brandon Paul

The 76ers have signed guard Brandon Paul.
Until we hear otherwise, we will assume this deal merely brings Paul to training camp.
Paul appeared in each of the Sixers’ six games at Samsung NBA Summer League 2016 in Las Vegas and averaged 11 points, three rebounds and two steals in 20 minutes per game. He scored 20 […]

Posted on 25 July 2016 @ 8:48 pm

Trail Blazers sign guard Tim Quarterman

The Trail Blazers have signed free agent guard Tim Quarterman to a partially-guaranteed training camp contract, team president of basketball operations Neil Olshey announced today.
Undrafted out of LSU, Quarterman (6-6, 187) posted averages of 11.2 points (41.5% FG, 34.3% 3PT, 63.2% FT), 4.6 rebounds, 3.6 assists and 0.97 steals in 33 games (27 starts) his […]

Posted on 25 July 2016 @ 8:43 pm

NBA – United States

Durant shines in first game at new home arena

Oh yeah, Kevin Durant fully planned on putting up the initial shot for the U.S. as he played his first game at Oracle Arena since joining the Golden State Warriors.

Posted on 27 July 2016 @ 6:25 am

Report: Blazers’ Harkless agrees to four-year deal

The Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to a four-year deal with restricted free agent Maurice Harkless.

Posted on 26 July 2016 @ 11:40 pm

Six-time All-Star Stoudemire retires as Knick

Amar’e Stoudemire’s greatest NBA success was in Phoenix, where as Steve Nash’s pick-and-roll partner he was one of the NBA’s most fearsome finishers.

Posted on 26 July 2016 @ 11:22 pm

Beal signs new contract to return to Wizards

Washington Wizards President Ernie Grunfeld announced today that the team has re-signed guard Bradley Beal. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.

Posted on 26 July 2016 @ 8:20 pm

Six-time All-Star Stoudemire retires from NBA as Knick

NBA great Amar’e Stoudemire announced his retirement as a player in the National Basketball Association today, after signing with the New York Knickerbockers for his final contract in the league.

Posted on 26 July 2016 @ 8:12 pm

Pistons announce one-year deal with McCallum

The Detroit Pistons officially announced their one-year deal with guard Ray McCallum on Tuesday.

Posted on 26 July 2016 @ 7:07 pm

Report: Lue, Cavs agree to 5-year contract extension

A person familiar with the contract says Cavaliers coach Tyronn Lue is getting a multiyear extension with the NBA champions.

Posted on 26 July 2016 @ 1:46 am


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