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OAKLAND, CA - MAY 18:  Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder handles the ball against Andre Iguodala #9 of the Golden State Warriors during game two of the NBA Western Conference Finals at ORACLE Arena on May 18, 2016 in Oakland, California. TheWarriors defeated the Thunder 118-91. 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 Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Andre Iguodala: OKC Thunder ‘were best team in the playoffs’

Golden State Warriors forward Andre Iguodala believes the Oklahoma City Thunder were the best team to participate in the 2016 NBA playoffs, which included Iguodala’s record-setting Warriors and the NBA champion Cleveland Cavaliers. “Now that we got (Kevin Durant), I can say it: They were the best team last year in the league in the playoffs,” […]

OKLAHOMA CITY, OK - FEBRUARY 8: Russell Westbrook #0 of the Oklahoma City Thunder celebrates during the game against the Los Angeles Clippers at Chesapeake Energy Arena on February 8, 2015 in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. The Thunder defeated the Clippers 131-108. 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 Joe Robbins/Getty Images)

Report: Rival GMs think Thunder will trade Russell Westbrook before season starts

The Oklahoma City Thunder may have a difficult decision to make on Russell Westbrook. And soon. According to Howard Beck of Bleacher Report, there is a “strong belief” among rival general managers that Westbrook is looking to leave Oklahoma City next summer, a developing reality that could force the Thunder to deal their last remaining […]

ATLANTA, GA - FEBRUARY 25:  Joakim Noah #13 of the Chicago Bulls celebrates in the final seconds of their 107-103 win over the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on February 25, 2014 in Atlanta, Georgia.  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 Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Joakim Noah on joining Knicks: ‘I want to make the city proud’

Joakim Noah can feel the excitement and pressure of arriving in New York to play for the title-deprived Knicks. “There’s definitely a buzz in the city. I think it’s on us to make it work,” Noah said, via the New York Daily News. “Winning in the Garden, I’m not gonna get a feeling like that […]

MIAMI, FL - MAY 09:  Goran Dragic #7 of the Miami Heat looks on during Game 4 of the Eastern Conference Semifinals of the 2016 NBA Playoffs against the Toronto Raptors at American Airlines Arena on May 9, 2016 in Miami, Florida. 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 Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Report: Heat could make Goran Dragic available to trade

With Dwyane Wade in Chicago and the franchise now facing a potential rebuild, the Miami Heat could be preparing to make point guard Goran Dragic available via trade. According to Brian Windhorst of ESPN, starting the rebuild process in Miami would include trying to find a trade partner for Dragic. “League executives are preparing for […]

ATLANTA, GA - NOVEMBER 18:  Rajon Rondo #9 of the Sacramento Kings in action against the Atlanta Hawks at Philips Arena on November 18, 2015 in Atlanta, Georgia.  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 Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Rajon Rondo on Bulls offense: ‘Perfect system to be great in’

Rajon Rondo believes he will be a great fit within the Fred Hoiberg’s Chicago Bulls offense. “It’s more of a read-based offense. It’s not so much dictated on calling a set every time down the floor,” Rondo said, via the Chicago Tribune. “I like to make my plays off reactions. I try to be two […]

MIAMI, FL - DECEMBER 14: Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat looks on during a game against the Chicago Bulls at American Airlines Arena on December 14, 2014 in Miami, Florida. 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. Mandatory copyright notice:  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)

Report: Heat ‘dared’ Dwyane Wade ‘to go home’ to Bulls

A 13-year career with the Miami Heat ended on Wednesday night for Dwyane Wade, who agreed to a two-year deal with his home town Chicago Bulls. The departure provided a bitter end for one of the franchise’s greatest ever players. “Miami dared a very proud man to go home, and that man’s best friend [LeBron James] […]

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 26:  Russell Westbrook #0 and Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder celebrate after a play against the Golden State Warriors during Game Five of the Western Conference Finals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 26, 2016 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

Report: Frustrations with Russell Westbrook contributed to Kevin Durant leaving OKC

The puzzle pieces for why Kevin Durant spurned the Oklahoma City Thunder to sign with the Golden State Warriors are slowly coming into place. Add frustrations with fiery teammate Russell Westbrook and the evolution of the Thunder offense to the growing list. “Ultimately, he got frustrated and felt that they had plateaued,” a source told […]

CLEVELAND, OH - APRIL 2:  Dwyane Wade #3 of the Miami Heat talks with LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half at Quicken Loans Arena on April 2, 2015 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)

Report: LeBron James ‘not actively recruiting’ Dwyane Wade to Cavaliers

The idea of Dwyane Wade rejoining LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers is losing steam. Fast. According to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, James is “not actively recruiting” Wade to play with him in Cleveland, despite Wade’s potential departure from the Miami Heat and growing speculation of a reunion after the two long-time friends vacationed together […]

MIAMI, FL - JUNE 12:  Ray Allen #34 of the Miami Heat takes a shot against the San Antonio Spurs during Game Four of the 2014 NBA Finals at American Airlines Arena on June 12, 2014 in Miami, Florida. 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 Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

Report: Warriors hope to get Ray Allen out of retirement

Like the Golden State Warriors need any more shooting. According to Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders, the Warriors—who just snagged Kevin Durant away from the Oklahoma City Thunder—are likely to gauge Ray Allen’s interest in coming out of retirement and joining the NBA’s super team. The Warriors have pushed for a Ray Allen comeback since 2014. […]

OAKLAND, CA - JUNE 19:  LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers reacts to a play in Game 7 of the 2016 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors at ORACLE Arena on June 19, 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)

LeBron James’ agent telling teams he’s staying with Cavaliers

Kevin Durant turned the NBA world on its head by bolting Oklahoma City for the Golden State Warriors, but don’t expect LeBron James to make a surprising move in the coming days. According to Marc Stein of ESPN, James’ camp has been telling teams he’s staying in Cleveland. Teams are still calling to check on the […]

OAKLAND, CA - MAY 26:  Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder drives with the ball against Draymond Green #23 of the Golden State Warriors during Game Five of the Western Conference Finals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at ORACLE Arena on May 26, 2016 in Oakland, California.  (Photo by Ezra Shaw/Getty Images)

How Draymond Green helped recruit Kevin Durant to Warriors

Draymond Green had some simple questions for Kevin Durant during the Golden State Warriors’ recruitment of the free agent All-Star. And they all had to do with winning NBA titles. “We asked him how many championships do you think we can win with the way the team is now? How many championships can you win […]

ATLANTA, GA - MAY 06:  Al Horford #15 of the Atlanta Hawks reacts after hitting a three-point basket against the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game Three of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at Philips Arena on May 6, 2016 in Atlanta, Georgia.  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 Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)

Report: Thunder to pursue Al Horford

Kevin Durant might not be the only priority for the Oklahoma City Thunder in free agency. According to ESPN’s Brian Windhorst, the Thunder are also preparing a run at power forward Al Horford, a four-time NBA All-Star who won a National Championship with head coach Billy Donovan at the University of Florida. Oklahoma City has obstacles to […]

HOUSTON, TX - FEBRUARY 21:  James Harden #13 of the Houston Rockets celebrates after a basket during their game against the Toronto Raptors at the Toyota Center on February 21, 2015 in Houston, Texas. 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 Scott Halleran/Getty Images)

Watch James Harden fake out a youngster with a sick move

Keep your eye on the ball, kid. A young basketball camper learned that lesson the hard way recently, as Houston Rockets guard James Harden used a savvy dribble move to fake out and embarrass the unsuspecting (and totally overmatched) defender. Watch the carnage below: Harden hit the youngster with a mesmerizing collection of between-the-leg dribbles, before tossing a behind-the-back […]

TORONTO, ON - MAY 05:  Hassan Whiteside #21 of the Miami Heat shoots the ball as Bismack Biyombo #8 of the Toronto Raptors defends in the second half of Game Two of the Eastern Conference Semifinals during the 2016 NBA Playoffs at the Air Canada Centre on May 5, 2016 in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.  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 Vaughn Ridley/Getty Images)

Report: Lakers to ‘aggressively pursue’ Hassan Whiteside

The Los Angeles Lakers have identified a “priority target” in free agency. According to ESPN’s Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne, the Lakers have set their sights on Miami Heat center Hassan Whiteside, who is “highly intriguing” to the franchise thanks his to his defense and rebounding inside. The 27-year-old averaged 14.8 points and 11.8 rebounds […]

CLEVELAND, OH - DECEMBER 17: Kevin Durant #35 of the Oklahoma City Thunder drives to the basket against LeBron James #23 of the Cleveland Cavaliers during the first half of their game on December 17, 2015 at Quicken Loans Arena in Cleveland, Ohio. the Rockets defeated the Cavaliers 105-93. 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 David Maxwell/Getty Images)

Report: ‘Zero’ chance LeBron and Kevin Durant team up with Lakers

Don’t expect LeBron James and Kevin Durant to create the next super team with the Los Angeles Lakers this summer. “I don’t see (LeBron) and Kevin Durant teaming up together in (Los Angeles),” ESPN’s Chris Broussard said Wednesday morning on Sportscenter. “I asked a person close to that situation yesterday what was the likelihood of that, […]

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