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Kevin Durant's Oklahoma City restaurant is rebranding

Yahoo.com: Ball Don't Lie (Eric Freeman) — Kevin Durant of the US sets up a play against Argentina during their exhibition game at T-Mobile Arena in Las Vegas, Nevada, on July 22, 2016 (AFP Photo/Ethan Miller) We’ve written several times in this space about Oklahoma’s abrupt and intense breakup with Kevin Durant. When the best player in Oklahoma City Thunder history left for the Golden State Warriors several weeks ago, it brought on...
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Larry Sanders asks in Twitter poll what team he should play for next season

NBCSports.com: ProBasketballTalk (Kurt Helin) — Larry Sanders is talking about getting back into the NBA. He walked away in 2015 to say he needed to deal with anxiety and depression, to find a balance in his life. Recently he told Alex Kennedy of Basketball Insiders this: “But I feel like I’m in a much better place right now and I’m […]
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Chris Bosh and the Heat are in another debate over his health

Yahoo.com: Ball Don't Lie (Eric Freeman) — Chris Bosh chats with the crowd at Nickelodeon’s Kids Choice Awards (REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni). Chris Bosh saw a second straight season end early due to blood clots last February, but the story of his 2015-16 hardly ended there. While Bosh and the Miami Heat largely kept their disagreements out of the press, reports indicated that player and team were at odds over when he should return to...
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NBA-favorite Drew League takes flight, but stays grounded in its roots

Yahoo.com: Ball Don't Lie (Jackie Bamberger) — The Drew League took a brief departure from its normal home of King-Drew Magnet High School in South Central. (Jackie Bamberger/Yahoo Sports) HAWTHORNE, Calif. — In 1973, Alvin Willis founded a six-team summer basketball league at Drew Middle School in South Central, Los Angeles as a way to keep local kids off the streets. Dino Smiley kept score using a chalkboard. Forty-three years...
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Thunder guard Cameron Payne has surgery to repair Jones fracture in right foot

NBCSports.com: ProBasketballTalk (Kurt Helin) — Hopefully, this does not develop into something chronic. After a promising rookie season and an impressive Summer League in Orlando where he averaged 18.8 points per game, Thunder second year player Cameron Payne had surgery to repair a Jones fracture in his right foot, the team announced Monday. Here it is from the Thunder’s press […]
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Sources: Cavs coach Tyronn Lue agrees to $35M extension

Yahoo.com: Adrian Wojnarowski (Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical) — The Cavaliers' coach bet on himself after never signing Cleveland's initial three-year, $9.5 million offer.
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Report: Cavaliers reach five-year, $35 million contract extension with Tyronn Lue

NBCSports.com: ProBasketballTalk (Kurt Helin) — Coaches who win rings often get a pay bump. Guys who break a 52-year championship drought deserve one. That includes guys who only coached half a season — especially ones working on the same contract they had before taking the big job. Tyronn Lue and the Cavaliers just agreed to a healthy contract extension, reports […]
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Report: Westbrook doesn’t want to be traded, but real question is summer of 2017

NBCSports.com: ProBasketballTalk (Kurt Helin) — Since the day after Kevin Durant said he was going to sign with Golden State — which came as a shock to a lot of people with the Thunder organization — there has been a sense from the Thunder and people close to it that they thought they could keep Russell Westbrook. That ultimately, he […]
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NBA Chat With Jabari Davis 7/31/16

Basketball Insiders (Jabari Davis) — Be sure to join Jabari Davis for his weekly NBA chat this Sunday at 1 p.m. EST. Feel free to add your topics and questions in advance!
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Report: Pistons signing Ray McCallum

NBCSports.com: ProBasketballTalk (Dan Feldman) — The Pistons took care of their biggest need by signing Ish Smith to be their backup point guard. But they were so thin behind Reggie Jackson, they still needed more help at the position. Enter Ray McCallum. Michael Scott of Sheridan Hoops: Source: Detroit Pistons and free agent guard Ray McCallum have agreed to a […]
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Carmelo Anthony holds town hall with Team USA teammates, police, local youth

Yahoo.com: Ball Don't Lie (Getty Images) LOS ANGELES — Carmelo Anthony brought all members of the United States men’s and women’s basketball Olympic teams together Monday for a discussion with community leaders and local children and young adults in light of recent police violence. The event, which Anthony called “an open forum, open dialogue, and honest conversation,” explored issues of trust, communication, and...
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Report: Trail Blazers signing Tim Quarterman to partially guaranteed contract

NBCSports.com: ProBasketballTalk (Dan Feldman) — The Trail Blazers have only one point guard behind Damain Lillard: Shabazz Napier, who hasn’t shown much in the NBA. Recently extended C.J. McCollum and Evan Turner provide playmaking on the wing, so this isn’t a huge need. But Portland would probably like a third point guard. How about Tim Quarterman? Tim Quarterman: Undrafted LSU guard […]
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