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BOSTON, MA - NOVEMBER 11:  Chase Budinger #10 of the Indiana Pacers looks on during the game against the Boston Celtics  at TD Garden on November 11, 2015 in Boston, Massachusetts. 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.  (Photo by Maddie Meyer/Getty Images)

Celtics interested in adding shooter like free agent Chase Budinger

The Boston Celtics might find themselves involved in trade rumors for players such as Blake Griffin and Russell Westbrook, but the reality is much simpler. The Celtics just want some shooting. It’s the minimum requirement to cap off the offseason, at least according to Sporting News’ Sean Deveney: SMall bit of

LEXINGTON, KY - FEBRUARY 28: Phil Jackson the  President of the New York Knicks watches the Kentucky Wildcats game against the Arkansas Razorbacks at Rupp Arena on February 28, 2015 in Lexington, Kentucky.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Phil Jackson calls out Knicks players on Twitter

Phil Jackson remade the New York Knicks this offseason and now he’s calling them out. Jackson, the sometimes hard-to-understand tweeter, put his thumbs to work recently and publicly challenged his players: Here’s what: We have brought change to the Knicks team. The real dimension of change is how much the players what to unite in […]

CHICAGO, IL - JANUARY 01:  Jimmy Butler #21 of the Chicago Bulls drives past Carmelo Anthony #7 of the New York Knicks at the United Center on January 1, 2016 in Chicago, Illinois. The Bulls defeated the Knicks 108-81. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and or using the photograph, User is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement.  (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Bulls take Jimmy Butler off trade block

In a not-so-shocking turn, it doesn’t sound like the Chicago Bulls want to entertain trade offers for Jimmy Butler. After Butler and Derrick Rose came up in trade rumors, the Bulls wound up trading the latter. Many weren’t ready to agree the Bulls were done with a blowup, though, meaning the front office might have […]

PHILADELPHIA, PA - OCTOBER 30: Jahlil Okafor #8 of the Philadelphia 76ers warms up prior to the game against the Utah Jazz on October 30, 2015 at the Wells Fargo Center in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. 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. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)

Jahlil Okafor rips trade rumors on Twitter

Jahlil Okafor doesn’t like you, sources. The Philadelphia 76ers’ big man took to Twitter recently to clear the air on how he felt about the constant trade rumors: One second I’m reportedly upset to be in Philly, then the next I’m upset about trade rumors and having to leave Philly. — Jahlil Okafor (@JahlilOkafor)

SACRAMENTO, CA - FEBRUARY 24:  Tim Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs sits on the bench during their game against the Sacramento Kings at Sleep Train Arena on February 24, 2016 in Sacramento, California.  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.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Tim Duncan retires after 19 seasons, five NBA titles with Spurs

San Antonio Spurs forward and surefire Hall of Famer Tim Duncan announced his retirement Monday after 19 seasons with the team. The first pick of the 1997 draft, Duncan helped the Spurs achieve an era of prosperity, winning at least 50 games in each of the last 17 seasons. Not only did Duncan help the […]

Dec 18, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Miami Heat shooting guard Dwyane Wade (3) before a game against the Indiana Pacers at American Airlines Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

Bulls rebuild takes odd turn with Rajon Rondo and Dwyane Wade

Do the Chicago Bulls have a plan? Maybe not. A matter of weeks ago, the front office spoke about getting younger and building around guys who could act as the carriers of the franchise for years. Now the team has Rajon Rondo (30) and Dwyane Wade (34). So much for getting playing time for guys […]

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - MAY 12: Tim Duncan #21 of the San Antonio Spurs waits for the Oklahoma City Thunder to bring the ball down court during the second half of Game Six of the Western Conference Semifinals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at the Chesapeake Energy Arena on May 12, 2016 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.   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. (Photo by J Pat Carter/Getty Images)

Spurs expect Tim Duncan retirement answer this weekend

The San Antonio Spurs figure out the direction of the franchise this weekend when Tim Duncan will decide whether he calls it quits on a legendary career. Duncan exercised his contract option for next season earlier this summer, but doubt remained as to whether he would go for season No. 20. Alex Kennedy of BasketballInsiders.com […]

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Michael Jordan lookalike takes the streetball court in full MJ gear (video)

Michael Jordan made a streetball appearance over the July 4 weekend. Well, sort of. The world of streetball is known for shirts vs. skins, the lastest fashion and And1 style dunks and tricks. One wouldn’t expect Michael Jordan himself to make an apperance, but he did, albeit just a tad shorter than usual: Dawg I […]

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 30:  Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder looks on prior to Game Seven of the Western Conference Finals against the Golden State Warriors during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 30, 2016 in Oakland, California. 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.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Thunder must trade Russell Westbrook after Kevin Durant’s exit

The plight of the small-market NBA team doesn’t stop with Kevin Durant departing the Oklahoma City Thunder—it’s only beginning because now the team has to decide what to do with Russell Westbrook. What to do? It’s funny to joke about how Westbrook might go off for 40/12/12 next season while alone, chip on his shoulder […]

CLEVELAND, OH - FEBRUARY 10: Nick Young #0 of the Los Angeles Lakers warms up prior to the game against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Quicken Loans Arena on February 10, 2016 in Cleveland, Ohio. 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.  (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)

Iggy Azalea caught Nick Young cheating on house’s security camera

The Iggy Azalea-Nick Young saga keeps taking wild twists and turns. Remember when Los Angeles Lakers guard D’Angelo Russell secretly taped Young, who at the time was apparently talking about cheating on the rapper and the globe blew up, mostly angry at Russell for “snitching?” Turns out Young might have got caught on another tape. […]

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 23:  Timothe Luwawu-Cabarrot celebrates on stage after being drafted 24th overall by the Philadelphia 76ers in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 23, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. 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.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

76ers targeted Ricky Rubio and Patrick Beverley via trade

After a 10-win season, drafting Ben Simmons and some front-office shuffling, the Philadelphia 76ers sound ready to make a major splash. This isn’t much of a shocker, not with the team clutching a trio of talented big men in the form of Jahlil Okafor, Joel Embiid and Nerlens Noel. What is shocking, though, is just […]

NEW YORK, NY - JUNE 23:  Thon Maker smiles during his interview after being drafted 10th overall by the Milwaukee Bucks in the first round of the 2016 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center on June 23, 2016 in the Brooklyn borough of New York City. 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.  (Photo by Mike Stobe/Getty Images)

Thon Maker age debate continues

How old is Thon Maker? After the Australian center found a loophole in the NBA draft process and catapulated up draft boards, the next biggest question became simple—how old is the guy? The 7’1″, 216-pound center apparenlty came off more than a few draft boards because NBA teams couldn’t find the information, according to Sports […]

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