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Elhassan: Scouting the most NBA-ready rookies

Amin Elhassan's Rookie Readiness Scale projects Karl-Anthony Towns to be a solid starter right away, while it might take longer for D'Angelo Russell and Emmanuel Mudiay.

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Gilbert Arena says LeBron lacks selfishness (4:56)
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Yao part of final '22 Winter Games presentation

Kazakhstan Prime Minister Karim Massimov and Chinese Vice Premier Liu Yandong will lead their teams in the final presentations to the IOC ahead of the vote for the 2022 Winter Olympics.

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MJ backboard, Mantle card sold at auction

The backboard, hoop, net and stand that was the recipient of Michael Jordan's last shot with the Chicago Bulls sold for $41,825 by Heritage Auctions at the National Sports Collectors Convention.

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Elhassan: The most NBA-ready rookies

Karl-Anthony Towns looks like he should be a solid starter with a superstar ceiling, according to Amin Elhassan's Readiness scale. D’Angelo Russell and Emmanuel Mudiay, though, aren't quite ready yet. Who's ready? (Insider)

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Kings to add Lieberman as assistant

The Kings are reportedly adding Nancy Lieberman as an assistant coach. The 57-year-old Hall of Famer would become the NBA's second female assistant coach, joining Becky Hammon of the Spurs.

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Why NBA's free agency spendfest erupted

This summer sparked an NBA feeding frenzy of epic proportions, with teams tossing around eight-figure contracts like parade confetti. Front offices managed to commit over $2 billion in future player salaries in just 10 days. But why? A dollar now = 58 cents later

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Hawks' rookie is money from half court

Second-round pick Marcus Eriksson faces an uphill battle to make the Atlanta roster, but if the Hawks need someone to make a last-second half-court shot, they might want to keep him around.

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Hawks' Mike Scott arrested

The Hawks forward was arrested Thursday morning in Banks County, Georgia and faces felony drug charges for felony possession of marijuana and possession of a Schedule I drug. No comment from Hawks

Gilbert Arenas: LeBron not No. 1 option

The former NBA player said on Instagram: "he lacks #selfishness so he will always need a go to guy like [Dwyane] wade was or kyrie [Irving].. he lacks what [Michael] jordan and kobe [Bryant] were..great 1 on 1 players... he needs a pure scorer beside him."

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Historic hoop sells for big money

The backboard, hoop, net and stand that was the recipient of Michael Jordan's last shot with the Chicago Bulls sold for $41,825 at the National Sports Collectors Convention in Chicago on Thursday night. 'Thrilla in Manila' boots, too

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From 97 to the final four

Earlier this month, 97 teams started The Basketball Tournament, a single-elimination, winner-take-all competition with a million-dollar prize. Now, four teams remain, featuring a veritable basketball "Where Are They Now?"

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