Gary Vitti Talks About Steve Nash’s Status For Next Season

STEVE NASH’S 40TH BIRTHDAY – On Feb. 7, 2014, Nash officially turned 40-years-old and played his heart out against the Philadelphia 76ers. In a rare appearance, Nash scored 19 points, dished out five assists and helped the Lakers beat the 76ers on the road. 2013-14 NBA SEASON – Nash dealt with...

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The Evster: An oral history of the 2001 Denver Nuggets cookbook photo shoot

Back in 2001, a grownup person – like a real, human, grownup person – thought it’d be a good idea to dress up three professional basketball players as chefs in order to sell cookbooks. Shortly after, this same grownup person convinced other grown people to turn his dream into a reality. The re...

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J.E. Skeets
TheScore.com, NBA Blogger
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Report: Corey Brewer not going to Cavaliers in Kevin Love trade

Sorry, Cavs fans. I hope you didn’t your hopes up for Corey Brewer As the Cavaliers and Timberwolves wait out theAndrew Wiggins clock and negotiate the details of aKevin Love trade, rumors about the exact terms of the deal have emerged. The latest: Brewer – rather than Kevin Martin or J.J. Barea...

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Kurt Helin
NBCSports.com, NBA Writer
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Top tweets
Adrian Wojnarowski , Yahoo! Sports, NBA Writer
San Antonio's Tony Parker has agreed to a three-year extension that could be worth as much as $45M, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
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Adrian Wojnarowski , Yahoo! Sports, NBA Writer
Tony Parker has signed a contract extension with the Spurs, team says.
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Jeff McDonald , San Antonio Express, Spurs Beat Writer
Tony Parker was 19 when Spurs drafted him. He'll be 36 when new deal expires. Possible he will have spent nearly half his life as a Spur.
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Adrian Wojnarowski , Yahoo! Sports, NBA Writer
Tony Parker's precise contract: Three-years, $43.3 million, league source tells Yahoo.
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Jon Krawczynski , Associated Press, Sportswriter
Corey Brewer is not a candidate to be moved in a potential Wolves-Cavs deal. He's staying in Minnesota.
@APkrawczynski | | 1h | Score: 132
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Mike Trudell , Lakers.com, Lakers Beat Writer
In short, Nash is "100% healthy" right now. He's not having nerve pain for the 1st time in a long time. But we'll see when he plays 5 on 5.
@LakersReporter | | 2h | Score: 117
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Frank Isola , N.Y Daily News, Knicks Beat Writer
I'm hearing Knicks are tentatively scheduled to spend Christmas with the Obamas, John Wall & Paul Pierce.
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Mike Trudell , Lakers.com, Lakers Beat Writer
Gary Vitti on Steve Nash: "Right now, he's a green light … things look better on July 31, 2014, than they did July 31, 2013."
@LakersReporter | | 2h | Score: 62
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Brian Windhorst , ESPN.com, Heat Beat Writer
Tony Parker has signed a multiyear contract extension, Spurs announced. He was going into final year of deal making $12.5M
@WindhorstESPN | | 4h | Score: 61
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Mike Trudell , Lakers.com, Lakers Beat Writer
Vitti thinks the Lakers this season will "play a style of basketball that is conducive to what Kobe’s body will allow him to do."
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Ethan Skolnick , Turner Sports, Heat Beat Writer
Dwyane Wade on the doubt that he can still handle a bigger load: "I need it. I need it." Sees it as an energizing challenge.
@EthanJSkolnick | | 8h | Score: 50
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Mike Trudell , Lakers.com, Lakers Beat Writer
I had an extended convo w/LAL trainer Gary Vitti about Kobe, Nash, Byron Scott and the state of NBA injuries: t.co/14EX0jhPtb
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Kurt Helin , NBCSports.com, NBA Writer
Derrick Rose: Bulls are more talented than at any point in his career t.co/c2DO6N9K4F
@basketballtalk | | 1h | Score: 45
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Ian Begley , ESPNNewYork.com, Sportswriter
#Knicks have signed Cleanthony Early to a contract, the team announced.
@IanBegley | | 3h | Score: 42
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Zach Lowe , Grantland.com, NBA Writer
Spurs just Spursing right along. Extension will take Parker right to age 36, but under-market considering rising cap, etc.
@ZachLowe_NBA | | 4h | Score: 41
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Jason Whitlock , ESPN, Sports Reporter
South Florida media still whining bcuz Pat Riley bungled retention of LeBron James t.co/6nFQZxHeBb Of course they don't blame Riley
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Latest tweets
WashingtonPost.com , Sports News and Updates
"I think that was just a dark side for me, a dark period of time." - Derrick Rose talked rehab t.co/2cpAoKeTS9
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Kyle Weidie , ESPN TrueHoop, Wizards Blogger
Anybody told future wifey that we "tentatively" have #Wizards plans for our 1st Xmas as a married couple?
@Truth_About_It | | 20m | Score: 5
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Eric Pincus , HoopsWorld.com, Senior NBA Writer
Don't have details yet on Shawne Williams deal with Heat - but expect partial/non-guaranteed over 2 years
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WarriorsWorld.net , Sports News and Updates
Out in the 925 today and I have no idea how y'all live in this heat sheeesh
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Jeff McDonald , San Antonio Express, Spurs Beat Writer
I'm assuming Kawhi Leonard will eventually be the sixth player under contract for 2015-16.
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Eric Pincus , HoopsWorld.com, Senior NBA Writer
Robert Sacre nets 12 points in exhibition game with Canadat.co/KaKsagprWL
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Jeff McDonald , San Antonio Express, Spurs Beat Writer
Spurs currently (technically) have five players on books for 2015-16: Parker, Splitter, Diaw, Mills and Kyle Anderson.
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Jeff McDonald , San Antonio Express, Spurs Beat Writer
If my (and others') calculations correct, Parker's extension is the max Spurs could have offered. Maximum doesn't have to be a dirty word.
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Jeff McDonald , San Antonio Express, Spurs Beat Writer
Tony Parker was 19 when Spurs drafted him. He'll be 36 when new deal expires. Possible he will have spent nearly half his life as a Spur.
@JMcDonald_SAEN | | 46m | Score: 220
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Kyle Weidie , ESPN TrueHoop, Wizards Blogger
KEVIN DURANT!
@Truth_About_It | | 54m | Score: 10
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HotHotHoops.com , Miami Heat Blog
Wade understands LeBron's decision; excited for chance to prove doubters wrong: t.co/c22wWA4e91
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Jason Whitlock , ESPN, Sports Reporter
South Florida media still whining bcuz Pat Riley bungled retention of LeBron James t.co/6nFQZxHeBb Of course they don't blame Riley
@WhitlockJason | | 56m | Score: 40
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Mike Wells , Indianapolis Star, Pacers Beat Writer
Interesting nugget on Colts TE Erik Swoope. He played on same AAU team as Pacers F Solomon Hill and Finals MVP Kawhi Leonard in high school
@MikeWellsNFL | | 1h | Score: 30
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Jon Krawczynski , Associated Press, Sportswriter
Corey Brewer is not a candidate to be moved in a potential Wolves-Cavs deal. He's staying in Minnesota.
@APkrawczynski | | 1h | Score: 132
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Chris Sheridan , SheridanHoops.com, Sportswriter
Column #4: What to watch for in tonight's Team USA scrimmage. #Nets center M.Plumlee is one thing for sure: t.co/xtJXtk2WI5
@sheridanhoops | | 1h | Score: 15
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Chris Sheridan , SheridanHoops.com, Sportswriter
Column #2: Why is DeMarcus Cousins being compared to Carmelo Anthony? A great story from 'Melo's pre-NBA days: t.co/OG5v3vJDRl
@sheridanhoops | | 1h | Score: 12
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Chris Sheridan , SheridanHoops.com, Sportswriter
Column #1: Derrick Rose looked great on first fay of practice, but what of the PG glut? t.co/ETDLrTn9TP
@sheridanhoops | | 1h | Score: 5
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Kurt Helin , NBCSports.com, NBA Writer
Derrick Rose: Bulls are more talented than at any point in his career t.co/c2DO6N9K4F
@basketballtalk | | 1h | Score: 45
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Isaiah Thomas Says He’s “Going To Kill Sacramento” Next Season

After the Sacramento Kings signed Darren Collison to a three-year, $15 million deal on the second day of free agency, then-restricted free agent Isaiah Thomas told Sactown Royalty’s Blake Ellington at his youth basketball camp this week, “I knew I wasn’t coming back.” An ensuing sign-and-tra...

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Carlos Boozer Isn’t Done Yet & Plans To Lead In LA

There are many facets to a person no matter what walk of life they chose to undertake. Nobody is ever just one thing, bt when you are an NBA player, on-court performance is often the only thing you are measured by. It defines you and perception often becomes an unfair reality dowsed in hyperbole wit...

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Knicks sign Cleanthony Early

The Knicks have signed rookie Cleanthony Early to a contract. The team announced the signing on Friday afternoon. New York drafted Early with the 34th pick of the 2014 NBA Draft. Contract details were not released. Due to the Knicks’ salary cap restraints and Early’s status as a second-round pic...

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1h
Joakim Noah - Chicago Bulls
Let's get weird...
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The Chicago Bulls release a statement citing 'malicious fiction' in a newspaper's Derrick Rose report

NBA teams – much less singular owners of NBA teams – rarely send out press releases chiding the media for trumping up what the team deems a non-story. This can either lend further credibility to a report from the Chicago Sun-Times’ Joe Cowley as he discussed rumors of a rift between the Chicag...

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Kelly Dwyer
Yahoo! Sports, Sportswriter
2h
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Knicks sign second-round pick Cleanthony Early

The Knicks don’t get to draft that often. Before this year, they’d chosen only once in each of the previous three drafts. And they had no selections planned for this year. Plus, they’d already traded their 2016 first rounder and next three second rounders. But Phil Jackson dealt for the No. 34...

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Kurt Helin
NBCSports.com, NBA Writer
2h
Joakim Noah - Chicago Bulls
Slim shady!!!!!!
@JoakimNoah | | 2h | Score: 94
Mike Trudell - Lakers.com, Lakers Beat Writer
In short, Nash is "100% healthy" right now. He's not having nerve pain for the 1st time in a long time. But we'll see when he plays 5 on 5.
@LakersReporter | | 2h | Score: 117

Rumor: Corey Brewer to Cleveland now part of Kevin Love trade talk

The exact terms of the Kevin Love to Cleveland for Andrew Wiggins trade is still in flux. Nothing can be done officially until Aug. 23 anyway — the soonest Wiggins can be moved because of a 30-day moratorium after signing his rookie contract —and if you think the sides are going to reach an agre...

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Kurt Helin
NBCSports.com, NBA Writer
2h

Nelson happily moves on to fresh start with Mavericks

August 1, 2014 · 2:23PM By Jeff Caplan, NBA.com Jameer Nelson HANG TIME SOUTHWEST –Jameer Nelson is finally packing up. The moving trucks have been summoned to transport a decade’s worth of belongings and memories halfway across the country. It won’t be easy for Nelson and his wife, Imani, an...

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Jeff Caplan
NBA.com, Sportswriter
3h

Isaiah Thomas Says He’s “Going To Kill Sacramento” Next Season

After the Sacramento Kings signed Darren Collison to a three-year, $15 million deal on the second day of free agency, then-restricted free agent Isaiah Thomas told Sactown Royalty’s Blake Ellington at his youth basketball camp this week, “I knew I wasn’t coming back.” An ensuing sign-and-tra...

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Dime Magazine
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3h
Adrian Wojnarowski - Yahoo! Sports, NBA Writer
Tony Parker's precise contract: Three-years, $43.3 million, league source tells Yahoo.
@WojYahooNBA | | 3h | Score: 220

Knicks sign second round draft pick Cleanthony Early

New York Knicks President Phil Jackson announced today that the team has signed forward Cleanthony Early to a contract. Early, 6-8, 219-pounds, was selected by New York in second round (34th overall) of the 2014 NBA Draft following his senior season at Wichita State University. The Bronx, NY-native ...

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Jeff Lenchiner
InsideHoops.com, NBA Writer
3h

Tony Parker Signs Three-Year, $45M Extension With Spurs

Tony Parker has signed a three-year, $45 million contract extension with the San Antonio Spurs. Parker was set to become a free agent in 2015. Parker is scheduled to earn $12.5 million in 14-15.

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Sports News and Updates
3h

Sources: Tony Parker's extension with Spurs worth nearly $45M

San Antonio Spurs All-Star guard Tony Parker has signed a three-year contract extension worth nearly $45 million, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Parker will earn $12.5 million in the 2014-15 season, and his extension will start in the 2015-16 season. Parker, 32, played a pivotal role in the Spurs...

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Adrian Wojnarowski
Yahoo! Sports, NBA Writer
3h
Danny Green - San Antonio Spurs
Congrats @tonyparker on the extension!
@DGreen_14 | | 3h | Score: 61