Nerlens Noel: Sixers situation 'doesn't make any sense'

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Nerlens Noel feels disrespected.

The 76ers center wants clarity about his future. He loves Philadelphia and his Sixers teammates. But after three years of watching his team tank, after years of wondering how he fits in, Noel said he needs for his current situation to change.

"I think it's just silly ... this situation that we are in now with ...Read more

New-look Bulls begin training camp with plenty of question marks

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CHICAGO -- A sports book this month set the Bulls' over/under for victories at 38.5, which underscored the prevailing reaction from a smattering of NBA coaches and executives at the Las Vegas Summer League in July as the roster took shape during a fluid free-agency period:

What are the Bulls doing?

Naturally, the feeling within the ...Read more

Chris Bosh remains hopeful of return, says 'little setbacks happen'

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FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. -- Miami Heat forward Chris Bosh has acknowledged the latest setback in his attempt to return from a pair of season-ending bouts with blood clots, while not necessarily giving up hope of returning to the NBA.

In the wake of the Heat announcing that Bosh had failed his preseason physical, the All-Star power forward released...Read more

Kevin Garnett will not play for Timberwolves this season

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MINNEAPOLIS -- The Kevin Garnett era with the Timberwolves has ended.


Garnett, the best player in franchise history, the player who led the team to eight straight playoff appearances starting in the spring of 1997, the leader of the 2003-04 team that reached the NBA's Western Conference finals, will not play for the Wolves this season. ...Read more

Failed physical keeps Heat's Bosh sidelined, future in doubt

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MIAMI -- Miami Heat All-Star power forward Chris Bosh has failed his team physical and is unable to return to the NBA, due to a recurrence of blood clotting, the Sun Sentinel has confirmed Friday through a source close to the process.

Bosh has missed the second half of the past two seasons due to clotting episodes, but had been pushing for a ...Read more

Middleton's injury leaves Bucks with big hole to fill

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These are important numbers when it comes to Khris Middleton's value to the Milwaukee Bucks: 82, 79, 79.

The 6-foot-8 Middleton played in all 82 games in his first season in Milwaukee in 2013-14 and missed just six regular-season games the past two years.

Now there's a real chance his games played will be zero for his fourth season with the ...Read more

Bucks send Tyler Ennis to Rockets, acquire Michael Beasley

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The Milwaukee Bucks acquired veteran forward Michael Beasley from the Houston Rockets on Thursday and sent third-year point guard Tyler Ennis to Houston, according to a league source.

The deal had been in the works and was not a reaction to Khris Middleton's serious injury suffered on Tuesday, the source said.

The 27-year-old Beasley has ...Read more

Hornets' Michael Jordan pleads for peace as city braces for more trouble

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NBA legend and Charlotte Hornets owner Michael Jordan is adding his voice to community leaders asking for peace in uptown Charlotte, after two nights of violent protests and vandalism that resulted in one protester being critically injured.

"It is more important than ever that we restore calm and come together, as a community, in peaceful ...Read more

Bucks guard Middleton tears hamstring, to miss about six months

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When the Milwaukee Bucks begin training camp on Tuesday in Madison, Wis., they will do so without starting guard Khris Middleton. On Wednesday night, the team announced Middleton had suffered a torn left hamstring and will undergo surgery in the next week. He is expected to miss approximately six months.

Middleton, a 6-foot-8 guard who is ...Read more

Kevin Garnett, Timberwolves owner Glen Taylor in talks about veteran's future

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Timberwolves training camp is looming -- the first practice is Tuesday -- and the question of Kevin Garnett's future with the team remains unanswered.

In an interview Wednesday morning, Wolves president of basketball operations and head coach Tom Thibodeau said a decision will come out of talks between Garnett and Wolves owner Glen Taylor, who ...Read more

Lakers sign forward Thomas Robinson, likely to sign Metta World Peace

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The Lakers are set to round out their training camp roster with veterans Metta World Peace and Thomas Robinson.

An agreement is expected soon with World Peace, 36, for a one-year, nonguaranteed contract. Robinson, 25, has officially signed with the Lakers, the team announced.

"I can still play," World Peace told Time Warner Cable. "It's great ...Read more

Chris Bosh on Heat: 'I felt right away that I was written off'

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MIAMI -- Chris Bosh revealed Wednesday that the Miami Heat medical staff told him in February that his career was "probably over" due to an episode of blood clotting that surfaced for the second time in as many years at the All-Star break.

In a self-directed video chapter on LeBron James' Uninterrupted digital media network that details his ...Read more

Lakers' Russell is ready for fun times

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LOS ANGELES -- His teammates' and coaches' sneakers squeaked on the court in front of Los Angeles Lakers point guard D'Angelo Russell as he reflected on how much fun he's having this offseason.

"Last offseason was Looney Tunes," Russell said Tuesday. "Wasn't real. I didn't get nothing out of it."

This offseason has been different for the ...Read more

With $100M contract, Antetokounmpo driving Bucks' car now

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Everything was new to Giannis Antetokounmpo when he arrived in Milwaukee three years ago as a rookie first-round pick from Greece.

The 6-foot-11 Antetokounmpo even had to learn to drive a car, and general manager John Hammond helped out a few times from the passenger seat.

On Tuesday the Milwaukee Bucks player was put in another driver's seat ...Read more

Bucks, Antetokounmpo agree to 4-year, $100 million extension

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Giannis Antetokounmpo was a long, skinny unknown from the Greek second division when the Milwaukee Bucks drafted him 15th overall in 2013.

Now, just over three years later, the 21-year-old Antetokounmpo is a $100 million dollar man.

Antetokounmpo and the Bucks agreed to a four-year, $100 million contract extension, a league source said Monday....Read more

Tanking behind them, 76ers will focus on development

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Midway through his annual preseason media luncheon, Brett Brown was asked his expectations for the season. While the 76ers coach declined to disclose how many wins he expects, he revealed that this season will be sort of like the previous three -- minus the tanking.

"The difference is everybody is going to want to win some games," the fourth-...Read more

Wade again offers thanks to Miami during community event

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MIAMI -- What matters to Dwyane Wade won't change, he said Saturday, even as he wears the colors of the Chicago Bulls. That had the now-former Miami Heat guard discussing Udonis Haslem, Chris Bosh and his ongoing embrace of South Florida.

"This community has been a part of me for 13 years. It's a part of me for that long; it's a part of me ...Read more

Dwyane Wade offers statement of thanks with Miami billboard

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MIAMI -- The difference between LeBron James and Dwyane Wade was never more visible than Friday, especially if you were driving near the intersection of I-95 and I-395 in Miami.

From that vantage point, a mere head tilt offered a parting shot of a thankful sort from Wade, with a billboard that read simply, "THANK YOU MIAMI" all in capital ...Read more

Ex-Cavs coach Blatt to get championship ring

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David Blatt is getting one more parting gift from the Cavaliers: a championship ring.

Blatt was fired at the midpoint of the Cavs' championship season, but the team has ordered a ring for him, too, multiple sources confirmed to the Beacon Journal. He is now the head coach of Darusafaka Dogus in Turkey.

Blatt went 83-40 in parts of two seasons ...Read more

Woman accusing Derrick Rose of sexual assault speaks out

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The woman who is suing Derrick Rose, accusing him of sexual assault, told reporters Thursday the former Bulls star "knows what he did now" and said she hopes going public with her story will make sure the basketball player is "not above the law."

The woman filed a civil suit against Rose and two of his friends last year, accusing them of sexual...Read more