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Report: Union to file grievance against Kings over voiding Mbah a Moute's contract

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The National Basketball Players Association is filing a grievance against the Kings on behalf of forward Luc Mbah a Moute, who had a contract he signed with the team last month voided after a failed physical, according to a Yahoo Sports report.

The Kings were reportedly concerned about Mbah a Moute's right shoulder, but the free agent and ...Read more

Stan Van Gundy: Drummond, Monroe weren't best fit on Pistons

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When Greg Monroe burns the Pistons for 20 points and 10 rebounds a game with the Milwaukee Bucks, Stan Van Gundy may wonder if he did the right thing by not offering the big man a max contract.

He elaborated on his reasons the Monroe-Andre Drummond tandem didn't work during a radio interview on "The Lowe Post" Podcast recently, and they seemed ...Read more

Inglewood welcomes back Paul Pierce to the Forum, and forgives him

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LOS ANGELES -- There was no chance of Paul Pierce getting the kind of reception he had two days earlier, when he bounced a ceremonial first pitch to home plate at Dodger Stadium and was booed.

This was home, just down the street from where Pierce grew up.

In a welcome-back party at the old arena -- the Inglewood Forum, Pierce said he liked to ...Read more

It pays to play in the NBA these days

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Mamas, don't let you babies grow up to be (Dallas) Cowboys. Don't let them throw footballs and play tackle or touch.

Make them shoot free throws and grab rebounds and such.

Why would any parent want their kid to grow up to play in the NFL, where teams pay their players like sweatshop workers -- at the risk of long-term health issues -- with ...Read more

Kings announce Carter, Lieberman added to coaching staff

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The Kings announced former NBA guard Anthony Carter and Hall of Famer player Nancy Lieberman have been added to George Karl's coaching staff.

Lieberman is the second woman to be named an assistant coach in the NBA. Former WNBA star Becky Hammon joined San Antonio's staff last season.

This is not Lieberman's first time coaching men. The three-...Read more

T.J. Warren, David West take break from NBA to give back

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T.J. Warren is excited about his NBA future with the Phoenix Suns but he hasn't forgotten the people in Southeast Raleigh who helped him get there.

That's why Warren, the former N.C. State star, will participate in a charity basketball game with David West and other area basketball notables Saturday night at Broughton High in North Carolina to ...Read more

Clippers' talent runs deep, as do questions on how to use it

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LOS ANGELES -- Doc Rivers, the Los Angeles Clippers' president of basketball operations, has stocked the team's roster like a grocery store in the days before a snowstorm. There's a Socrates-deep bench to go with two of the NBA's top players, Chris Paul and Blake Griffin, not to mention the emoji-fueled return of defensive dynamo DeAndre Jordan....Read more

Clippers' Smith clarifies 'harder' comment

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LOS ANGELES--Contrary to widespread opinion, Josh Smith said it wasn't about the money.

In a story for the Players' Tribune website Thursday, the veteran small forward contended his comments last week about coming to the Clippers being "a little harder on me" were related to repeatedly moving his family, not receiving a smaller paycheck.

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Mike Scott of Hawks arrested on drug charges

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Hawks forward Mike Scott faces felony drug charges after he was arrested in a county outside of Atlanta on Thursday morning.

Scott, who just completed his third season with the Hawks, was arrested along with his brother, Antonn Imhotep Scott, for possession of marijuana and MDMA, known as Molly.

According to a report from the Banks County ...Read more

Nancy Lieberman expected to become Kings assistant coach

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The Kings are expected to hire Nancy Lieberman, the 1996 Hall of Fame inductee and assistant general manager of the Dallas Mavericks' D-League team, as an assistant coach.

"Definitely I'm going to offer her a job," Kings vice president Vlade Divac said Thursday. "George (Karl) and I talked about bringing her back after she helped us at Summer ...Read more

Barnes warns his Clippers friends

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LOS ANGELES--Matt Barnes recently spent a few days with former Los Angeles Clippers teammate DeAndre Jordan to celebrate Jordan's 27th birthday, and it wasn't all backslaps and best wishes.

Barnes made sure to warn Jordan that things could change between them in the flicker of a cake candle now that Barnes plays for the Memphis Grizzlies.

"I ...Read more

Heat's Stoudemire takes NBA's largest offseason pay cut

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"Sacrifice" has been a Miami Heat mantra for years, especially since Erik Spoelstra has taken over as coach. This offseason, Amar'e Stoudemire made South Florida the epicenter.

According to a study by HoopsRumors.com, Stoudemire has taken the largest pay cut in the NBA this offseason, based on the primary contract he cashed in on last season, ...Read more

Source: Charlotte Hornets to sign Elliot Williams

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The Charlotte Hornets will sign former Duke and Memphis guard Elliot Williams for a spot on the training camp roster, an NBA source said Monday.

Williams, who is 6-foot-5, can play the point or shooting guard position. A first-round pick (22nd overall) by the Portland Trail Blazers in the 2010 draft, Williams has played 104 games over three NBA...Read more

Matthew Dellavedova to return to Cavs on one-year deal

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Unable to secure a long-term deal to his liking in free agency, Matthew Dellavedova instead accepted the Cavaliers' qualifying offer and will return next season on a one-year deal worth about $1.1 million.

The Cavs on Monday officially announced Dellavedova's return and the trade sending Brendan Haywood and Mike Miller to the Portland Trail ...Read more

Heat waive Henry Walker in advance of guarantee deadline

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Faced with a Saturday deadline for partial guarantees to four players from their season-ending roster, the Miami Heat on Monday began that process by waiving forward Henry Walker.

Walker, who joined the Heat at midseason and provided early 3-point proficiency, had that Saturday deadline for a $100,000 guarantee of his $1.1 million 2015-16 ...Read more

Heat trade Zoran Dragic to Celtics to clear tax space, roster spot

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The Miami Heat's summer clearance sale continued Monday with the team agreeing to trade reserve guard Zoran Dragic to the Boston Celtics.

The agreement came a day after the Heat reached an agreement to trade guard Shabazz Napier to the Orlando Magic and shortly before the Heat waived forward Henry Walker.

The Heat also included a 2020 second-...Read more

Nick Young looks to next Lakers season, trying to ignore trade rumors

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LOS ANGELES -- The constant trade chatter left Nick Young in a funk, the player known as "Swaggy P" trying to come to grips on why the Los Angeles Lakers wanted to move him.

Young is still with the Lakers, and he hopes to finish out the three years left on a four-year, $21.5 million contract he signed last summer.

It has been a "little bit" ...Read more

Cavaliers trade Miller, Haywood, draft picks to Blazers to ease tax bill and create trade exceptions

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The Cavaliers' long-awaited trade of Brendan Haywood is finally complete. The added twist is the deal took Mike Miller with him.

Both Haywood and Miller were traded to the Portland Trail Blazers on Sunday, along with two second-round picks in exchange for cash, a league source told the Beacon Journal. The move creates two trade exceptions for ...Read more

Heat deal Napier to Magic a year after prod from LeBron

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LeBron James' "favorite player" in the 2014 NBA draft now has something in common with James: both are former Miami Heat players.

The Sun Sentinel confirmed Sunday that the Heat will trade Shabazz Napier to the Orlando Magic in exchange for a future protected second-round pick.

In the immediate wake of the Heat selecting the championship point...Read more

Seriousness, defense take backseat to fun at WNBA All-Star Game

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UNCASVILLE, Conn. -- Just a few minutes into Saturday's WNBA All-Star Game at Mohegan Sun Arena, the Atlanta Dream's Angel McCoughtry, wearing the uniform of the East, swatted a shot from a West player into the seats behind the basket.

Within moments, McCoughtry was posing, smiling, her bicep showing the world who was boss. For that moment, it ...Read more