Report: Sixers fighting against immediate changes to NBA Draft Lottery system ProBasketballTalk (Brett Pollakoff) — Sixers put a multi-year plan together based on current rules, which would be adversely affected with a quick change to the system.
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Team USA going small ball, but how many bigs do they keep on the bench? ProBasketballTalk (Kurt Helin) — “Everyone talks about match-ups (with big teams such as Spain), people have to match-up against us, too." — USA Basketball coach Mike Krzyzewski
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Report: LeBron James more popular than he ever was with the Heat ProBasketballTalk (Dan Feldman) — LeBron still not as popular as prior to The Decision, though. It's only a matter of time until he is.
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First Cup: Wednesday

ESPN: TrueHoop (Nick Borges) — Evan MacDonald of The Plain Dealer: A Miami radio program on Tuesday attempted to buy a full-page advertisement in The Plain Dealer to poke fun at LeBron James. A mock-up of the advertisement posted on Twitter depicts two Miami Heat championship rings above the words "You're Welcome, LeBron." Below are the words "Sincerely, Miami Heat Fans." Representatives of The Dan LeBatard Show called the...
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Dion Waiters explains tweet saying he wouldn’t accept bench role ProBasketballTalk (Dan Feldman) — Cavaliers guard says initial response stemmed from his straightforward approach, confidence
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Tweet of the Night: Mo Williams addresses fans bashing him for leaving Portland

Sheridan Hoops (James Park) — On Monday, Mo Williams agreed to sign with the Minnesota Timberwolves for one year after one effective season with the Portland Trail Blazers. After doing so, he expressed feelings of gratitude towards the fans and the Blazers organization for giving him the opportunity to play for them. Apparently, though, the backup point guard had to deal […]
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NBA considering charity All-Star game in South Africa ProBasketballTalk (Dan Feldman) — Collective Bargaining Agreement limits offseason charity games to United States and Canada
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Gonzo: Boogie Cousins Finding a Different Groove With Team USA

Sheridan Hoops (Chris Bernucca) — LAS VEGAS – Day 1 of Team USA’s training camp was point guards. Day 2 is frontcourt bigs. Right now, it seems as though the consensus is condor-like Anthony Davis is the only sure thing to make the 12-man roster going to Spain for the World Cup. After that, everything else is up in the […]
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SH Blog: Suns continue to damage relationship with Bledsoe; Grizzlies hire Stefanski; Nash says this year his last; Durant unsure of future

Sheridan Hoops (Ben Baroff) — As the fury of NBA free agency slowly dies down as we approach the dog days of August — the dreadfully slow period of the NBA offseason — we’re left with a few big names standing. One of which is Eric Beldsoe, the standout guard for the Phoenix Suns who has had a difficult time navigating […]
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Report: Gregg Popovich had hip-replacement surgery ProBasketballTalk (Dan Feldman) — Popovich signed contract extension with Spurs this offseason
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Durant says 2014 USA team better than 2010 version that won gold ProBasketballTalk (Kurt Helin) — "That 2010 team was one of the best experiences I’ve ever had. I think we have a team that’s even better.” —Kevin Durant
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Kevin Durant feels tug to return home to Washington after LeBron James' decision Marc J. Spears (Marc J. Spears) — Kevin Durant has liked playing in Oklahoma City, but said he won't "close the door" on joining the Wizards in two years.
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