Josh Smith finally finds the perfect fit with the Houston Rockets

BOSTON – In the hours after a loss to the Brooklyn Nets, Stan Van Gundy sent Josh Smith a text message: "You haven't done anything wrong, but need you to stop by my office in the morning." Van Gundy awaited him in the Detroit Pistons' practice facility and soon Smith began to listen to the franchi...

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Adrian Wojnarowski
Yahoo! Sports, NBA Writer
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Kevin Durant in line for $200 million deal?

Thunder officials understand there are no guarantees with Durant. They know they can offer the most money -- several executives believe a max deal for Durant in the new TV revenue-infused market in 2016 could be worth in the neighborhood of $200 million over five years -- and they believe Durant lik...

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Jan. 31 – New York Knickerbockers announced today that the team has signed Lance Thomas for remainder of the season.

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Top tweets
NBA.com , News and Updates
Following the @ATLHawks' 18th straight W, @Teague0 joined the fellas on @NBATV: t.co/oMRTltwIAA t.co/I9bKYffnP5
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Ian Begley , ESPNNewYork.com, Sportswriter
#Knicks announce that they have signed Lance Thomas for the rest of the season.
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Eddy Rivera , MagicBasketball.net, Sportswriter
Dragic teaching Taj salsa dancing. t.co/cSOlVnQ2N2
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NBA TV , News and Updates
.@DeMar_DeRozan and @IamAmirJohnson combine for 50 points as the @Raptors win their fifth consecutive game t.co/BoROcGyoiX
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Alan Hahn , MSG Network, Studio Analyst
#Knicks sign Lance Thomas for remainder of the season. All 3 10-day players are now locked up for the year.
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Ira Winderman , Sun Sentinel, Heat Beat Reporter
Sunday notes on a Saturday: Pat Riley addresses Heat's dearth of depth in the backcourt t.co/HU6DrG34hB Plus, Wade on fatigue, more.
@IraHeatBeat | | 25m | Score: 30
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Chris Herring , Wall Street Journal, Knicks Reporter
Part three of our series: How the Knicks' defense -- the NBAs worst over the last 15 years -- can become elite again: t.co/fuOt0TtUjY
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ESPN , NBA News and Updates
This is the first time the Hawks have had the NBA's best record this late into a season since they moved to Atlanta for the 1968-69 season.
@ESPNNBA | | 11h | Score: 26
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Jason Lloyd , Akron Beacon Journal, Cavs Beat Writer
Since Jan. 15, start of winning streak, #Cavs ranked 5th in NBA in defensive field-goal percentage. Since Jan. 19, they're No. 1 in NBA
@JasonLloydABJ | | 10h | Score: 23
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Kurt Helin , NBCSports.com, NBA Writer
Report: Nuggets trying to trade for Brook Lopez t.co/8vn8INsoMf
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Al Iannazzone , Newsday, Knicks Beat Writer
Knicks have signed Lance Thomas for remainder of the season
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NBA.com , News and Updates
Rose lobs one up for Jimmy Butler from half court. #NBARapidReplay t.co/aXr5TM2zNh
@NBA | | 11h | Score: 19
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Michael Cunningham , Atlanta Constitution, Hawks Writer
Warriors lose and ... the Hawks have the best record in the NBA. #ATLHawks
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Michael Scotto , RealGM.com, Sportswriter
DUNK OF THE NIGHT: Kings forward Rudy Gay had a 360 dunk against the Cavaliers. t.co/B9JgZVArwN
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Chris Haynes , Comcast SportsNet, Blazers Beat Reporter
New Story: #Cavs F @KevinLove's ready for tonight's return to Minny and he's bringing a new-found defensive mentality t.co/oztTCncC0v
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Kurt Helin , NBCSports.com, NBA Writer
Nike unveils latest signature shoe for Kobe Bryant, the Kobe X (PHOTOS) t.co/lNxsR9TIZy
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BulletsForever.com , Wizards News and Updates
It's time to give Paul Pierce credit for his part in keeping the Wizards' defense elite. t.co/6lJc6R6JXz t.co/LgdRj1ZcFQ
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Josh Robbins , Orlando Sentinel, Magic Beat Writer
Tobias Harris will be able to play tonight. He bruised his lower right quad on Thursday.
@JoshuaBRobbins | | 9m | Score: 10
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Alan Hahn , MSG Network, Studio Analyst
#Knicks sign Lance Thomas for remainder of the season. All 3 10-day players are now locked up for the year.
@alanhahn | | 17m | Score: 50
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Vincent Goodwill , Detroit News, Pistons Beat Writer
Pistons players, fans brace for return of Josh Smith t.co/5AunFvn8rx
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Chris Sheridan , SheridanHoops.com, Sportswriter
Tweet of the Night: Enes Kanter not shy about the things he said about Andrew Bogut and Klay Thompson: t.co/0qMTjpWdH9
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OrlandoMagicDaily.com , Magic News and Updates
Jacque Vaughn on what team needs to do: "Relax and just play." #Magic
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OrlandoMagicDaily.com , Magic News and Updates
Jacque Vaughn said before shoot around that he has not spoken with Rob yesterday. Rob may not be in town actually. #Magic
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Ira Winderman , Sun Sentinel, Heat Beat Reporter
Sunday notes on a Saturday: Pat Riley addresses Heat's dearth of depth in the backcourt t.co/HU6DrG34hB Plus, Wade on fatigue, more.
@IraHeatBeat | | 25m | Score: 30
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Bethlehem Shoals , FreeDarko.com, NBA Blogger
Even Anthony Davis's injuries are next level. WTF is an "abductor strain"?
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Marc Berman , New York Post, Knicks Beat Writer
Sir Lance Thomas officially signs his contract for rest of season. No strings for next season.
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Tom Moore , Calkins Newspapers, Sportswriter
ICYMI: #NBA game story (with MCW video): Carter-Williams, Noel help #Sixers tame the Wolves: t.co/OvdMQoWxfQ #76ers
@tmoore76ers | | 35m | Score: 5
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NBA.com , News and Updates
Following the @ATLHawks' 18th straight W, @Teague0 joined the fellas on @NBATV: t.co/oMRTltwIAA t.co/I9bKYffnP5
@NBA | | 35m | Score: 92
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Chris Herring , Wall Street Journal, Knicks Reporter
Part three of our series: How the Knicks' defense -- the NBAs worst over the last 15 years -- can become elite again: t.co/fuOt0TtUjY
@HerringWSJ | | 38m | Score: 30
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Ian Begley , ESPNNewYork.com, Sportswriter
#Knicks announce that they have signed Lance Thomas for the rest of the season.
@IanBegley | | 44m | Score: 80
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Al Iannazzone , Newsday, Knicks Beat Writer
Knicks have signed Lance Thomas for remainder of the season
@Al_Iannazzone | | 44m | Score: 20
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Jason Lloyd , Akron Beacon Journal, Cavs Beat Writer
Last call on #Cavs mailbag questions. Get them in using #cavsmailbag. Answers run tomorrow in the ABJ and on t.co/l7JAaIIEsy.
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John Wall - Washington Wizards
Thankful for anotha day...#Blessed !!
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ASK IRA: Would Mo Williams be an upgrade for Heat?

Q: Come on Ira, Mo Williams is an awful addition. He's like a tiny Shawne Williams. -- C.C.T. A: I mentioned the possibility on Twitter simply because of the reports of Williams being made available by the Timberwolves and of Detroit potentially having interest in Norris Cole at the right price. So ...

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Ira Winderman
Sun Sentinel, Heat Beat Reporter
1h

Tim Duncan files lawsuit against former adviser

Tim Duncan is ready to do battle on a different kind of court. NewsRadio 1200 WOAI reports the Spurs superstar has filed a seven figure lawsuit against a long time friend and financial adviser, claiming Atlanta businessman Charles Banks took advantage of their friendship to 'hustle' him out of milli...

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  • Gordon Hayward, Utah Jazz
    Got a chance to meet the KingSlayer, Jaime Lannister, after the game tonight! #gameofthrones http://t.co/K4CIjLBVHe
  • Luol Deng, Chicago Bulls
    Tough loss for us tonight but it's always great to see my HS teammate and friend cvbelieve.… http://t.co/3GzE2aYEkW
  • LeBron James, Miami Heat
    In air kicks on the way to Minnesota! #JustDoIt #Nike #KickGameCray #WeTheBest #StriveForGreatness http://t.co/zliffDbnlw
  • Tristan Thompson, Cleveland Cavaliers
    Great team win tonight. 9 in a row. Off the Minneapolis to keep this win streak alive.. #AllforCLE… http://t.co/6Exhwr0hzx
  • Tristan Thompson, Cleveland Cavaliers
    Great team win tonight. 10 in a row. Off the Minneapolis to keep this win streak alive.. #AllforCLE… http://t.co/6Exhwr0hzx
  • Charlie Villanueva, Detroit Pistons
    Good to see my High School teammate and former roommate. Great Win. Our Character as a team was… http://t.co/DHp0Mzgp7O
  • J. R. Smith, New York Knicks
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  • Anderson Varejao, Cleveland Cavaliers
    9 seguidas,bom momento/ todos se divertindo 9 straight,great moment,everybody having fun @ cavs http://t.co/3kFRruduEs
  • Danny Green, San Antonio Spurs
    Had a great time taking the Boys & Girls Club to the #SpongBobMovie which opens on Feb. 6! http://t.co/TBOtsXzLT7
  • Darius Morris, Philadelphia 76ers
    GameReady #keepmovin #theMov3mnt http://t.co/2gc9d2t8PC
  • Kent Bazemore, Golden State Warriors
    Rocking the new #CurryOne tonight!! Do these come with your flamethrower bro!? @stephencurry30
  • George Hill, Indiana Pacers
    Congrats Bro jeffteague On Your First Of Many More To Come Continue To Grind... Always Good To See… http://t.co/E9XbtIdXtD
  • Mike Conley, Memphis Grizzlies
    We threw a surprise party for marcgasol 30th B-Day last night! Good times celebrating a good win and… http://t.co/gEPFIH2JQ6
  • Andre Drummond, Detroit Pistons
    Gotta be your own worst critic..... Tag 5 people http://t.co/HghiMGSFcQ
  • Danilo Gallinari, Denver Nuggets
    It's time. It's time. It's time... An other year, an other summer, an other challenge... E' tempo di… http://t.co/5HSmGW6JqE
  • Martell Webster, Washington Wizards
    mgortat13 action figure. #dope http://t.co/S3avmYzXLT
  • John Wall, Washington Wizards
    Already bra
  • Damian Lillard, Portland Trail Blazers
    Not unfamiliar territory. I've always used these moments for inspiration. http://t.co/rGixiWJeUL
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    Just posted a photo http://t.co/LtwuH4L64l

Pau Gasol On Lakers Legacy: ‘We Did Some Amazing Things’

Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports During his time with the Los Angeles Lakers, Pau Gasol helped turn things around for the storied franchise and as a result, made three straight NBA Finals appearances. Gasol was a major part of the Lakers’ success during that time and has two championship rings to ...

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LakersNation.com
Lakers News And Updates
3h

Tweet of the Night: Enes Kanter not shy about the comments he made about Klay Thompson and Andrew Bogut

A few weeks ago, James Harden learned the hard way that talking negatively about the Golden State Warriors doesn’t do any good for his team on the court. Apparently, Enes Kanter of the Utah Jazz wasn’t paying attention because he had some interesting things to say about the Warriors on Friday pr...

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Chris Sheridan
SheridanHoops.com, Sportswriter
8h
Damian Lillard - Portland Trail Blazers
Pfister hotel in Milwaukee haunted... Idc what nobody say.
@Dame_Lillard | | 8h | Score: 23
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Kevin Love ready for a better return

CLEVELAND -- Kevin Love will step back into Target Center as an opposing player for the first time on Saturday to face the Minnesota Timberwolves, but the thing is, he’s been there before. As a freshman at UCLA back in 2008, the Oregon native went up to Eugene, Ore. with the Bruins to face the Duc...

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Dave McMenamin
ESPNLA.com, Lakers Beat Writer
9h
LeBron James - Miami Heat
@KingJames | | 10h | Score: 14
LaMarcus Aldridge - Portland Trail Blazers
Can't get too high or too low. Have to keep working and figure it out. Tough times should bring a group closer and stronger.
@aldridge_12 | | 11h | Score: 42
Eddy Rivera - MagicBasketball.net, Sportswriter
Dragic teaching Taj salsa dancing. t.co/cSOlVnQ2N2
@erivera7 | | 11h | Score: 62
ESPN - NBA News and Updates
This is the first time the Hawks have had the NBA's best record this late into a season since they moved to Atlanta for the 1968-69 season.
@ESPNNBA | | 11h | Score: 26

GIF: LeBron James Goes By Ramon Sessions With Slick Around-The-Back Move

LeBron James is approximately 6-8, 250 pounds. Utah Jazz legend Karl Malone was listed as one inch taller and that exact weight. Can you imagine The Mailman pulling off this move? Us neither. Watch The King exhibit his surreal blend of quickness, power, and dexterity by losing Ramon Sessions with a ...

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Dime Magazine
NBA News and Updates
11h

.@DeMar_DeRozan and @IamAmirJohnson combine for 50 points as the @Raptors win their fifth consecutive game

NBA TV
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11h
Al Horford - Atlanta Hawks
What a game!!! The fans helped us through the 4th quarter! Great energy! #ATLHawks #HawksRising
@Al_Horford | | 12h | Score: 10

Fixing the Knicks Must Start With Defense

ENLARGE Patrick Ewing, center, and Charles Oakley, right, anchored a stout Knicks defense in the 1990s that made the team a perennial contender. Photo: NBAE/Getty Images INDIANAPOLIS—It’s easy to place the blame for the Knicks’ troubles this season on the triangle offense. Some believe the ros...

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Chris Herring
Wall Street Journal, Knicks Reporter
12h

LeBron James surprise starter, Cavs beat Kings 101-90 for longest winning streak in nearly 5 years

Kyrie Irving loses control of the ball under pressure from the Kings' Ben McLemore Friday in Cleveland. (AP Photo/Tony Dejak) CLEVELAND: Kevin Love had 23 points and 10 rebounds, including 16 points in the first quarter, and the Cavaliers beat the Sacramento Kings 101-90 Friday night for their ninth...

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Jason Lloyd
Akron Beacon Journal, Cavs Beat Writer
13h
David Aldridge - TNT, NBA Reporter
Hawks' win streak now old enough to vote. #redstate #bluestate #murica
@daldridgetnt | | 13h | Score: 34