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Guard Shannon Brown signs with Miami Heat (Yahoo Sports)

Shannon Brown signed Wednesday with the Miami Heat, the ninth team the veteran guard has been part of in his career. Brown appeared in 29 games last season with New York and San Antonio. He has appeared in 403 games for seven different clubs, and was briefly with Washington last season though never appeared in a game. Brown played for the Los Angeles Lakers when they won NBA titles in 2009 and 2010.

Posted on 28 August 2014 | 12:39 am

Rockets sign forward Tarik Black (Yahoo Sports)

HOUSTON (AP) — The Houston Rockets have signed forward Tarik Black, who played on their summer league teams in Orlando and Las Vegas.

Posted on 27 August 2014 | 11:01 pm

Kevin Love pledges commitment to Cavaliers (Yahoo Sports)

MINNEAPOLIS, MN - April 16: Kevin Love #42 of the Minnesota Timberwolves shoots the ball against the Utah Jazz on April 16, 2014 at Target Center in Minneapolis, Minnesota. (Photo by Jordan Johnson/NBAE via Getty Images)Kevin Love’s phone rang in July and LeBron James asked the All-Star forward if he wanted to play with him in Cleveland. Getting used to a new city and new team after being acquired by the Cavaliers on Saturday, Love said he’s committed to winning an NBA title with the Cavaliers – however long it takes. Love, who didn’t make the playoffs during six sometimes rocky seasons with Minnesota, can opt out of his contract and become a free agent next summer. Cleveland is smitten with its newest superstar.

Posted on 27 August 2014 | 9:40 pm

Clippers sign Doc Rivers to 5-year extension (Yahoo Sports)

LOS ANGELES, CA - AUGUST 18: Steve Ballmer and Doc Rivers of the Los Angeles Clippers speak to the media at STAPLES Center on August 18, 2014 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Andrew D. Bernstein/NBAE via Getty Images)Doc Rivers is staying with the Los Angeles Clippers for another five years. In Steve Ballmer’s first big move since taking over as the new owner, he gave Rivers a contract extension through the 2018-19 season. Rivers was a stabilizing force for the franchise during the upheaval created by former owner Donald Sterling’s racist remarks that led to his ouster after 33 years of ownership. ”Not only is Doc one of the best coaches and executives in the game, but he continually embodies the hardcore, committed and resilient character and winning culture that the Clippers represent,” Ballmer said, repeating the ”hardcore” theme he uttered during last week’s fan rally.

Posted on 27 August 2014 | 7:59 pm

Bucks acquire Jared Dudley from Clippers (Yahoo Sports)

MILWAUKEE (AP) — Small forward Jared Dudley is going to the Milwaukee Bucks.

Posted on 27 August 2014 | 3:23 am

Wiggins, new Wolves receive warm welcome in MN (Yahoo Sports)

Andrew Wiggins spent the previous month seemingly in hiding, side-stepping questions about a trade that was all but finished and coming to the realization he was not going to be teammates with LeBron James. On Tuesday – finally – Wiggins and the rest of the new Minnesota Timberwolves got to address the issue head on and have their moment in the sun. The Timberwolves unveiled the bounty they got for All-Star Kevin Love at the Minnesota State Fair, and Wiggins wore an ear-to-ear smile for most of the day as hundreds of fans followed him around the fairgrounds. Kind of lost, not really knowing where I’m going,” Wiggins said.

Posted on 27 August 2014 | 12:27 am

Oklahoma City trades C Thabeet to 76ers (Yahoo Sports)

OKLAHOMA CITY (AP) — The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded center Hasheem Thabeet and cash to the Philadelphia 76ers for a protected second-round draft pick in 2015 and a trade exception.

Posted on 26 August 2014 | 11:04 pm

NBA unveils new rules to make baselines safer (Yahoo Sports)

Indiana Pacers' Paul George lies on the court after he was injured during the USA Basketball Showcase game Friday, Aug. 1, 2014, in Las Vegas. (AP Photo/John Locher)The NBA is expanding the area that must be clear behind the basket and cutting the number of photographers along the baseline in an effort to improve player safety. The new regulations, calling for an extra foot of open space on both sides of the basket stanchion, were sent to teams Tuesday by league president of operations Rod Thorn and executive vice president of team marketing and business operations Amy Brooks in a memo that was obtained by The Associated Press. Thorn says clearing the congestion behind the playing area was planned even before Indiana’s Paul George broke his right leg when he crashed into the stanchion last month during a USA Basketball exhibition game. Only 20 camera positions, 10 on each baseline, will remain, down from 24 last season and 40 during the 2010-11 regular season.

Posted on 26 August 2014 | 7:45 pm

Hawks’ Scott earns new deal with scoring surge (Yahoo Sports)

The Atlanta Hawks have re-signed Mike Scott, who improved his 3-point shot in his second season and almost doubled his scoring average. Scott, a second-round pick from Virginia in 2012, averaged 9.6 points last season, up from 4.6 as a rookie. Scott made 62 of 200 3-point attempts last season after missing his only 3 as a rookie.

Posted on 26 August 2014 | 3:52 pm

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Chicago Bulls NBA Trade Rumors: Derrick Rose Ready for Team USA, 2014 … – Christian Post


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Chicago Bulls NBA Trade Rumors: Derrick Rose Ready for Team USA, 2014
Christian Post
The trade rumor mill has quieted down since most, if not all, free agents have found a home for the upcoming 2014-2015 season. The FIBA has also gone underway and is currently garnering the attention of basketball fans. Derrick Rose Wikimedia Commons/ …
USA starters dominant in exhibitionsNBA.com (blog)
Dunc'd On: USA 101-71 SloveniaBasketball Insiders
Video: Irving Fools Dragic With Sick Cross In Team USA's Win over SloveniaDime Magazine
SB Nation -NBCSports.com
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Posted on 28 August 2014 | 11:44 am

10 Questions to Answer This NBA Season – Basketball Insiders


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10 Questions to Answer This NBA Season
Basketball Insiders
The NBA offseason is winding down and training camp is just over a month away. This summer has been filled with a highly anticipated draft, monumental return home, blockbuster trade, devastating injury, and that's just scratching the surface. How will
Has the NBA's Championship Chase Ever Been This Wide-Open?Bleacher Report
Wolves waited out a prime return in Wiggins, Bennett with Love tradeSI.com
Glen Taylor And The Sound Of Bad OwnershipHoops Habit
ESPN -SportingNews.com -NBCSports.com
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Posted on 28 August 2014 | 4:35 am

NBA PM: Glen Taylor, Kevin Love Exchange Words – Basketball Insiders


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NBA PM: Glen Taylor, Kevin Love Exchange Words
Basketball Insiders
But the best part was when Gilbert – in all caps – made this promise to Cavaliers fans: “I PERSONALLY GUARANTEE THAT THE CLEVELAND CAVALIERS WILL WIN AN NBA CHAMPIONSHIP BEFORE THE SELF-TITLED FORMER 'KING' WINS ONE.
Donald Sterling gives up battle for Clippers, allows deadline to passSI.com
How Steve Ballmer Became a Rookie Basketball MogulWall Street Journal
NBA notes: LA Clippers sign Doc Rivers to 5-year extensionSalt Lake Tribune
Wilkes Barre Times-Leader -Bloomberg -Norwich Bulletin
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Posted on 27 August 2014 | 11:28 pm

Heat sign guard Shannon Brown – NBA.com


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Heat sign guard Shannon Brown
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Brown, an eight-year NBA veteran, has appeared in 403 career NBA regular season games (58 starts) and averaged 7.7 points, 1.9 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 18.0 minutes while shooting 42 percent from the field, 33.1 percent from three-point range and 80.7 …
Miami Heat sign Shannon BrownSI.com
Wednesday's NBA roundup: Ex-Michigan State star Shannon Brown signs with The Detroit News
Heat sign veteran G Shannon BrownMerced Sun-Star

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Posted on 27 August 2014 | 11:00 pm

Twitter Goes Wild with Weird ‘NBA Cartoons’ Memes – Bleacher Report


Twitter Goes Wild with Weird 'NBA Cartoons' Memes
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Nothing can be happening or everything can be happening, and regardless of traffic, you'll still find dedicated individuals pouring effort into weird trends and projects. Such is the current state of NBA Twitter—a volatile land lorded over by

Posted on 27 August 2014 | 9:34 pm

How Russ, other NBA rookies spend first checks – The Courier-Journal


How Russ, other NBA rookies spend first checks
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Other NBA rookies are focused on houses and cars. But Russ Smith? The former University of Louisville guard now with the New Orleans Pelicans told Bleacher Report, in a video filmed at this month's NBA Rookie Photo shoot, he'll celebrate the arrival of

Posted on 27 August 2014 | 7:22 pm

NBA expanding area behind the basket, cutting down photographers – CBSSports.com


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NBA expanding area behind the basket, cutting down photographers
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Brian Mahoney of the Associated Press tells us the NBA is expanding the area behind the basket that must remain clear and cutting down on the number of photographers allowed on the baseline. President of league operations Rod Thorn says this was …
NBA Clears More Baseline SpaceESPN
NBA unveils new rules to make baselines saferYahoo Sports
New NBA Rule Clears the BaselineInk on Indy
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Posted on 27 August 2014 | 6:53 pm

Report: Turner to fire 550 people in advance of rising NBA rights deal – CBSSports.com


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Report: Turner to fire 550 people in advance of rising NBA rights deal
CBSSports.com
The current NBA broadcasting agreement, in which Turner and ABC/ESPN share the rights, is set to expire in 2016. The fees will go up, and the Wall Street Journal reported that the NBA is looking for double the $930 million annually it is getting now
Turner Plans Layoffs In Preparation For Rising NBA Rights FeesForbes
Turner axing 550 cable staffers to free up cashNew York Post

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Posted on 27 August 2014 | 6:02 pm

Philadelphia 76ers Showing the NBA How Rebuilding Is Done – Bleacher Report


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Philadelphia 76ers Showing the NBA How Rebuilding Is Done
Bleacher Report
Thaddeus Young's departure from the Philadelphia 76ers was but one piece of a much broader puzzle. The 26-year-old forward was sent to the Minnesota Timberwolves as part of a three-team deal centered around the exchange of disaffected star Kevin …
Joel Embiid On Why Shabazz Napier Gets Dunked On By LeBron In NBA 2K15 Dime Magazine
Joel Embiid Shares Picture Of First NBA ContractCBS Local
NBA Draft lottery changing? Sixers GM Sam Hinkie says it's 'too early' to be The Star-Ledger
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Posted on 27 August 2014 | 4:38 pm

NBA Retrometrics: Why John Stockton was the best point guard of the 1990s – Washington Post


NBA Retrometrics: Why John Stockton was the best point guard of the 1990s
Washington Post
Stockton played in 848 of a possible 870 regular season games, a LeBron James-like 97.4 percent, trailing only Gary Payton, who somehow played in 99.7 percent of available games but entered the NBA in the 1990-91 season. In the 1999-00 season, …

Posted on 27 August 2014 | 2:50 pm