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Pat Riley on email to Dwyane Wade, 'Just got to hit send'

South Florida Sun-Sentinel (Ira Winderman) — Miami Heat President Pat Riley said Monday that his heartfelt email to Dwyane Wade is in his "save drafts" and soon would belatedly be on the way to the franchise-mainstay guard who left for the Chicago Bulls in July. On a morning the Heat held their media  day without Wade for the first time in...
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Should Elfrid Payton still be the Magic’s point guard of the future?

SBN: Orlando Pinstriped Post (Garrett Hillyer) — The Magic have shed young talents like Tobias Harris and Victor Oladipo, but Elfrid Payton remains a central part of Orlando’s future plans. Should he be? Obviously the titular question of this article isn’t posed to Orlando Magic general manager Rob Hennigan; we already know what his answer is. As one of my readers eloquently  noted last week , Hennigan has a "bizarre fixation to...
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Wade on New Challenge: ‘It’s going to be difficult’

Basketball Insiders (Basketball Insiders) — (Dwyane) Wade’s first official day of work with an NBA team other than Miami comes on Monday, when he goes to media day on the eve of his first training camp with the Chicago Bulls – the team he grew up rooting for, a club he has faced off against 64 times as an opponent […]
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Veteran Jason Thompson Signs Overseas

Basketball Insiders (Basketball Insiders) — Bulls sign Jason Thompson to deal in $1.5 million range, via source. Not Chicago Bulls – China’s Shandong Bulls. Source: David Pick on Twitter
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Phil Jackson says the Knicks are 'not concerned' about Derrick Rose's trial

Yahoo.com: Ball Don't Lie (Kelly Dwyer) — Phil Jackson addresses the media in July. (Getty Images) The civil suit against then-Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose, alleging that the former NBA MVP (working with two other friends) broke into an ex-girlfriend’s apartment after drugging her before gang-raping her, became public knowledge last year. [ Follow Dunks Don’t Lie on Tumblr: The best slams from all of basketball ] The New...
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Raptors Announce Assistant Coaching Staff For 2016-17 Season

SBN: Raptors HQ (steven_lebron) — Including some names you know, and a new one. In a press release, the Raptors officially announced on Friday they’ve hired Patrick Mutombo and Jim Sann as assistant coaches who will join Rex Kalamian and Nick Nurse on the Dwane Casey ’s coaching staff for the start of the 2016-17 season. In addition, Jama Mahlalela has been promoted and will move to the front of the bench. In a...
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Phil Jackson needed to explain trading for Derrick Rose, but he didn't

Posting and Toasting (Joe Flynn) — Phil behaved poorly in Friday’s press conference. We knew Phil Jackson was going to comment on the Derrick Rose rape trial during Friday afternoon’s press conference, and he tried to get it out of the way in his opening comments. "We anticipate that it will not affect his season hopefully, training camp or games. We'll let due process happen.“ It was fairly weak sauce, especially given how...
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Chris Bosh has failed his Miami Heat physical, and his NBA future is in doubt

Yahoo.com: Ball Don't Lie (Dan Devine) — Chris Bosh watches from the bench as the Miami Heat take on the Charlotte Hornets during Game 4 of the 2016 Eastern Conference Quarterfinals. (Streeter Lecka/Getty Images) Well, this is crushing: Chris Bosh continues to experience complications related to blood clotting, and has failed the physical he hoped would clear him for a return to the Miami Heat, casting his NBA future in doubt. ...
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BDL 25: Russell Westbrook is going to absolutely go nuts this year

Yahoo.com: Ball Don't Lie (Kelly Dwyer) — Russell Westbrook and Michael Jordan eye the competition. (Getty Images) The NBA offseason has brought many changes to rosters, coaching staffs, and the list of championship contenders. As we draw closer to opening night, it’s time to move our focus from the potential impact of each offseason event and onto the broader issues that figure to define this season. The BDL 25 takes stock of,...
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BDL 25: LeBron, the Cavs and writing sequels to storybook endings

Yahoo.com: Ball Don't Lie (Dan Devine) — The NBA offseason has brought many changes to rosters, coaching staffs, and the list of championship contenders. As we draw closer to opening night, it’s time to move our focus from the potential impact of each offseason event and onto the broader issues that figure to define this season. The BDL 25 takes stock of, uh, 25 key storylines to get you up to speed on where the most fascinating...
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The insight into Phil Jackson’s Zen that Derrick Rose will learn

NY Post (Marc Berman) — There shouldn’t be any surprises for Derrick Rose playing in a Phil Jackson program. The new Knicks point guard has the perfect counsel in his agent, B.J. Armstrong, the philosophical former Bulls point guard who played under Jackson from 1989-95 and won three NBA titles. Armstrong, 49, has been Rose’s agent since his rookie year,...
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Vegas 2016-17 over/under win totals for each NBA team

Sheridan Hoops (Patrick Jones) — Good news for NBA fans whose hands are itching to start betting on basketball; BetNow Sportsbook revealed the over/under win totals for the 2016-17 season. Team-Over/Under Wins Atlanta Hawks 43.5 Boston Celtics 51.5 Brooklyn Nets 20.5 Charlotte Hornets 39.5 Chicago Bulls 38.5 Cleveland Cavaliers 56.5 Dallas Mavericks 39.5 Denver Nuggets 34.5 Detroit Pistons 45.5 Golden […]
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Judge rules in favor of releasing accuser's name in Derrick Rose rape case

Yahoo.com: Ball Don't Lie (Ben Rohrbach) — Derrick Rose is staring at a civil trial centered around rape allegations in two weeks. (Getty Images) Former NBA Most Valuable Player Derek Rose’s accuser, known only as Jane Doe in court documents, went public last week with her story of the sordid details behind allegations the New York Knicks point guard and two of his friends drugged her, broke into her L.A. apartment and gang-raped...
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The Greatest Celtic Eastern Conference playoff showdowns

CelticsBlog (Professor Parquet) — Remembering and ranking Boston's top Eastern rivals and their best post-season series Best Eastern Conference playoff rivalries As the league's preeminent franchise, the Boston Celtics have enjoyed and endured numerous playoff rivalries throughout the years. The following is a recounting and ranking of their best Eastern Conference playoff rivalries over their seven decades of...
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