Magic Johnson On Pau Gasol Leaving Lakers For Bulls

When former Laker big man Pau Gasol decided to leave his offer from the Lakers on the table and head to Chicago for the next chapter of his career, it was no surprise considering the trade rumors that circled Gasol for the past couple years. At Byron Scott’s press conference yesterday, Magic Johns...

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The sun that begins to shine on Derrick Rose’s life

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Sam Smith
Bulls.com, Bulls Beat Reporter
3h

Beacon Journal rejects ad intended to take shot at LeBron James

Get that weak stuff out of here. That’s what two local newspapers told a Miami sports radio talker about his attempts to place derisive ads targeting hometown hero LeBron James. The Akron Beacon Journal on Wednesday rejected a proposed full-page color ad from the South Florida radio program hosted...

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Jason Lloyd
Akron Beacon Journal, Cavs Beat Writer
3h
Top tweets
Adrian Wojnarowski , Yahoo! Sports, NBA Writer
Chris Bosh finally signed his new contract. Final numbers, source tells Yahoo: 5 years, $118.7M.
@WojYahooNBA | | 8h | Score: 119
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Nick Friedell , ESPNChicago, Bulls Beat Reporter
Paul George on Derrick Rose: "He looks better. He looks like he's coming off the MVP year."
@NickFriedell | | 8h | Score: 67
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Marc J. Spears , Yahoo! Sports, NBA Writer
Former D-League Canton guard Will Cherry has agreed in principle to sign a two-year minimum deal with the Raptors, a source told Yahoo.
@SpearsNBAYahoo | | 7h | Score: 63
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Darius Soriano , ESPN, Lakers Blogger
Going to be hard to believe that the Lakers will actually get a luxury tax payout from other teams rather than paying into the fund.
@forumbluegold | | 1h | Score: 52
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Brian Windhorst , ESPN.com, Heat Beat Writer
Kyrie Irving & Dion Waiters preparing for life with LeBron James (and probably Kevin Love): t.co/srgh0FZm5r
@WindhorstESPN | | 11h | Score: 49
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K.C Johnson , Chicago Tribune, Bulls Beat Writer
DRose on Thibs: "This is Day 3 and his voice is gone."
@KCJHoop | | 10h | Score: 47
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Dave McMenamin , ESPNLA.com, Lakers Beat Writer
New story: The Lakers are considering signing free agent forward Michael Beasley t.co/qld7jmUWp9
@mcten | | 10h | Score: 45
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K.C Johnson , Chicago Tribune, Bulls Beat Writer
DRose on 14-15 Bulls: "I think this is the most talented team I’ve played on in my NBA career, to tell you the truth."
@KCJHoop | | 6h | Score: 44
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Kurt Helin , NBCSports.com, NBA Writer
Report: Cavaliers last team standing in Kevin Love trade talks t.co/yfGRQP2RF6
@basketballtalk | | 3h | Score: 42
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Nick Friedell , ESPNChicago, Bulls Beat Reporter
Rose on the makeup of this Bulls' roster: "I think this is the most talented team I've played on in my NBA career to tell you the truth."
@NickFriedell | | 7h | Score: 42
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K.C Johnson , Chicago Tribune, Bulls Beat Writer
DRose: "I feel great. I don't have any aches. I'm really taking care of my body." Then he actually knocked on wood.
@KCJHoop | | 10h | Score: 40
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Alex Kennedy , HoopsWorld.com, NBA Reporter
Lin expects Lakers in playoffs: "I don’t ever go into a season not expecting to fight for a playoff spot, and I think we have the pieces."
@AlexKennedyNBA | | 5h | Score: 36
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Scott Agness , Pacers.com, Pacers Beat Writer
Kevin Durant on Instagram: "Yea he's a problem (@Paul_George24) he's definitely getting me better t.co/wX9Jx4udiY
@ScottAgness | | 2h | Score: 32
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Ira Winderman , Sun Sentinel, Heat Beat Reporter
Riley on Wade, "There's the possibility of Dwyane can return to where he was before he ceded a good part of his game to LeBron."
@IraHeatBeat | | 9h | Score: 32
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Dave McMenamin , ESPNLA.com, Lakers Beat Writer
Source who saw Beasley's workout tells me: "Looked very good and he has been working out ... A tiny rust from layoff but did a good job"
@mcten | | 11h | Score: 32
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Alex Kennedy , HoopsWorld.com, NBA Reporter
Jeremy Lin wants to meet with Kobe Bryant and Steve Nash before camp begins so he can start learning from them ASAP: t.co/QEkGOTgtPY
@AlexKennedyNBA | | 5h | Score: 30
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Ethan Skolnick , Turner Sports, Heat Beat Writer
Riley says plans w/Bosh were ripped up when LeBron left: "I’ll be damned if I was going 2 let him walk out the door. I’m gonna tell u that."
@EthanJSkolnick | | 9h | Score: 26
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Latest tweets
Darius Soriano , ESPN, Lakers Blogger
Going to be hard to believe that the Lakers will actually get a luxury tax payout from other teams rather than paying into the fund.
@forumbluegold | | 1h | Score: 52
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SI.com , NBA News and Updates
Report: Pat Riley 'shocked, but we recovered' from LeBron's decision t.co/hWJPRvCCEb
@si_nba | | 1h | Score: 3
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David Locke , Locked on Sports, Radio Host
Look at how Thompson, Parsons and DeRozan play when their all-stars are off the floor and it looks pretty similar to Gordon last year
@Lockedonsports | | 1h | Score: 3
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David Locke , Locked on Sports, Radio Host
When Gordon Hayward was surrounded by better players he shot 50% EFG and 57% TS. Being dissed in comparisions based on teammates
@Lockedonsports | | 1h | Score: 1
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David Locke , Locked on Sports, Radio Host
Finsihed a ton of research on DeMar DeRozan, Chandler Parsons and Klay Thompson. Hayward looks better than he gets credit for when compared
@Lockedonsports | | 1h | Score: 3
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Alex Kennedy , HoopsWorld.com, NBA Reporter
.@JLin7 on joining Lakers, leaving Rockets, dealing with fame, ignoring haters, learning from Kobe/Nash and more: t.co/7DCFKPi0F9
@AlexKennedyNBA | | 2h | Score: 21
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Scott Agness , Pacers.com, Pacers Beat Writer
Kevin Durant on Instagram: "Yea he's a problem (@Paul_George24) he's definitely getting me better t.co/wX9Jx4udiY
@ScottAgness | | 2h | Score: 32
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ThunderObsessed.com , News and Updates
I can already tell you, the next 2 years are going to suck with all the rumors surrounding Durant.
@ThunderObsessed | | 2h | Score: 25
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Ray Richardson , Pioneer Press, Timberwolves Beat Writer
WOLVES NOW: ESPN reports Kevin Love to Cleveland as "when," not "if." USA Today says Love got emotional to Team USA. t.co/YixlE12Czd
@twolvesnow | | 2h | Score: 3
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ESPN New York , Sports News and Updates
Pat Riley says Miami Heat recovered well after LeBron James' departure t.co/rDfuqENSUW
@ESPNNewYork | | 2h | Score: 5
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David Locke , Locked on Sports, Radio Host
36% of Gordon Hayward's offense last year came in the final 8 seconds of the shot clock.
@Lockedonsports | | 2h | Score: 4
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Kurt Helin , NBCSports.com, NBA Writer
Report: Cavaliers last team standing in Kevin Love trade talks t.co/yfGRQP2RF6
@basketballtalk | | 3h | Score: 42
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Jason Smith , NFL Network, Sports Reporter
I would rather have Metta as my favorite team's head coach than have LeBron playing for my team. Metta would be more fun.
@howaboutafresca | | 3h | Score: 0
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Jason Smith , NFL Network, Sports Reporter
Metta World Peace wants to be an NBA head coach. Oh, if the Lakers could have waited just one more day!
@howaboutafresca | | 3h | Score: 0
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ESPN New York , Sports News and Updates
Minnesota Timberwolves talking Kevin Love trade only with Cleveland Cavaliers t.co/suJR8xBLlZ
@ESPNNewYork | | 3h | Score: 4
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Jerry Zgoda , Star Tribune, Timberwolves Beat Reporter
30-day wait period for Cavs trade lines up exactly w/ State Fair opening week & chance for Wolves to parade their new players around the
@JerryZgoda | | 3h | Score: 7
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Jason Smith , NFL Network, Sports Reporter
Reports T-Wolves are only negotiating a Kevin Love trade with the Cavaliers.
@howaboutafresca | | 3h | Score: 2
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Kevin Love hasn't hurt his equity with Team USA

Kevin Love hasn't hurt his equity with Team USA. LAS VEGAS – When Team USA managing director Jerry Colangelo discusses the national program that he has so successfully led since 2005, he often describes the goodwill that some players have built within this system with a familiar word: equity. Yet ...

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Sam Amick
USA Today, NBA Writer
4h

Connection with John Calipari still holds strong for DeMarcus Cousins

LAS VEGAS – In his first season as head coach at the University of Kentucky, John Calipari would often hear it from his wife. “Stop yelling at DeMarcus,” she would say to him. During Cousins’ lone season in Lexington, Ellen Calipari would give her husband a hard time for chewing out his form...

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Jon Santiago
ESPN True Hoop, Editor
5h

Calipari: Derrick Rose 'on mission'

LAS VEGAS -- Derrick Rose's basketball resurgence continued Wednesday as the former MVP opened more eyes during Day 3 of Team USA's training camp. Rose, who has played in just 10 games over the past two seasons because of two serious knee injuries, has been drawing praise from all corners of USA Bas...

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Dion Waiters: “I Have To Make Adjustments”

Tension in the fragile relationship between Kyrie Irving and Dion Waiters almost boiled over last season. And as the Cleveland Cavaliers’ pair of ball-dominant guards readies for basketball life with LeBron James, one of them will have to take a backseat. Given Irving’s All-Star caliber, his rec...

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5h

Riley confident that Heat will continue to contend

Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE After weeks of silence, Pat Riley finally spoke out for the first time since LeBron’s departure to reassure Heat fans that Miami is moving in an exciting new direction and plan to remain an elite club for years to come. In an unbearably long offseason, relevant n...

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Miami Heat Blog
6h

Reigning MVP Durant on Davis: “He’s Next In Line”

Anthony Davis has been bound for superstardom since his senior of high school in 2011. All he’s done since is lead the Kentucky Wildcats to a national championship, get drafted first overall by the New Orleans Pelicans, and make the All-Star team and lead the NBA in blocks at 20 years-old. Expecta...

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Jim Boeheim On Derrick Rose: “He’s Been The Most Impressive Guy Here”

Derrick Rose is making quite an impression on everyone associated with USA Basketball. After showing off his trademark explosiveness and wowing head coach Mike Krzyzewski on day one of training camp, assistant Jim Boeheim called Rose “the most impressive guy here” 24 hours later. ESPN Chicago’...

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6h

Wall On Goal For Wizards: “All You Can Ask For Now Is The Finals”

The Washington Wizards just enjoyed their most successful season in nearly a decade, winning a playoff series for the first time since 2005. However, that doesn’t mean John Wall is satisfied with his team’s standing in the Eastern Conference. Discussing his goals for the upcoming season after pr...

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6h

Damian Lillard calls third day of USA Basketball training camp 'my best day'

Loading Photo Gallery LAS VEGAS — Damian Lillard finally made a big shot, continued to impress with his defense and remained in the hunt for a Team USA roster spot after the third day of training camp at the Mendenhall Center in Las Vegas. The Trail Blazers' All-Star point guard called Wednesday h...

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Joe Freeman
The Oregonian, TrailBlazers Beat Writer
6h
K.C Johnson - Chicago Tribune, Bulls Beat Writer
DRose on 14-15 Bulls: "I think this is the most talented team I’ve played on in my NBA career, to tell you the truth."
@KCJHoop | | 6h | Score: 44

Devastation, resurrection: Riley reflects on losing LeBron

It could have been a demolition derby. To listen to Pat Riley tell it, the twists and turns of the Miami Heat's offseason have been devastating, daunting, deceitful, briefly demoralizing. And based on the days that preceded LeBron James' NBA free-agency departure to the Cleveland Cavaliers earlier t...

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Ira Winderman
Sun Sentinel, Heat Beat Reporter
6h

Paul George: “I’m A Big Fan Of Damian [Lillard]“

Detractors of the NBA point to a lack of rivalries and friendly relationships between opposing players as reason why today’s game pales in comparison to that of the past’s. The latter point is especially justifiable; the question is whether or not that it matter. For those that appreciate the ca...

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7h
Marc J. Spears - Yahoo! Sports, NBA Writer
Former D-League Canton guard Will Cherry has agreed in principle to sign a two-year minimum deal with the Raptors, a source told Yahoo.
@SpearsNBAYahoo | | 7h | Score: 63

Metta World Peace on Larry King Now

This interview features a number of gems including: When asked if he wants to coach someday, he responds, “Oh, definitely. I think I’m gonna be a NBA coach one day, hopefully, you know, um, if I apply for the NBA job, and owners can see past, you know, Metta World Peace, the ghetto guy.” On hi...

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Alex Kennedy
HoopsWorld.com, NBA Reporter
7h
Nick Friedell - ESPNChicago, Bulls Beat Reporter
Rose on the makeup of this Bulls' roster: "I think this is the most talented team I've played on in my NBA career to tell you the truth."
@NickFriedell | | 7h | Score: 42

As Damian Lillard fights for roster spot, Jerry Colangelo has not ‘closed the door’ on LaMarcus Aldridge’s USA Basketball future

Loading Photo Gallery LAS VEGAS — LaMarcus Aldridge didn't do himself any favors by bowing out of the FIBA World Cup player pool at the last second. But the Trail Blazers' All-Star power forward didn't completely ruin his chances of representing the United States in the future, including the 2016 ...

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Joe Freeman
The Oregonian, TrailBlazers Beat Writer
7h

Metta World Peace on Larry King Now

This interview features a number of gems including: When asked if he wants to coach someday, he responds, “Oh, definitely. I think I’m gonna be a NBA coach one day, hopefully, you know, um, if I apply for the NBA job, and owners can see past, you know, Metta World Peace, the ghetto guy.” On hi...

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Alex Kennedy
HoopsWorld.com, NBA Reporter
8h