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Cavs-Nets trade talks stagnant

Chris Broussard explains: "At one point it seemed like the ball was in the Cavaliers' court ... Now it seems like the Nets don't really want to do it."


Cavs still waiting on LeBron James

The top remaining NBA free agent? That'd be the former four-time MVP. LeBron is also up for multiple ESPY awards, including Best Male Athlete -- where he faces this year's MVP, Stephen Curry. Cast your vote

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Marc Gasol's rare trifecta

He was the only player in the NBA last season with at least 1,300 points, 600 rebounds and 300 assists. He also is just the sixth 7-footer -- three of whom are in the Hall of Fame -- to reach those totals in a single NBA season.

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Marc Gasol agrees to 5-year, $110M deal

ESPN's Amin Elhassan: "Everyone knew he was a max guy. The only question was whether he would take a shorter deal or a longer deal."


Marc Gasol earned his new deal

The Grizzlies center was named 1st-team All-NBA last season and is coming off his most productive season after posting career highs in points per game (17.4), player efficiency (21.7) and usage percentage (24.6).


The best free agent available is ...

... Luc Richard Mbah a Moute? Well, if you're looking for defense he is. The light-scoring (6.8 ppg) and well-traveled (4 teams in 8 years) forward allowed the 5th-fewest points per play last season, behind Draymond Green, DeMarcus Cousins, Brook Lopez and Marc Gasol.


Super Mario throws down dunk

Magic rookie F Mario Hezonja, the No. 5 pick in last month's draft, drives through the lane and finishes with a basket-rocking one-handed jam against the Thunder during today's summer league matchup.


J.J. Barea staying in Dallas

The veteran guard is on the verge of agreeing to a 2-year that will pay him $2.8M per year, sources tell ESPN's Tim MacMahon. El Nuevo Dia, a newspaper in Puerto Rico, first reported the deal. He averaged 7.5 ppg last season. Story

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Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

Spurs, amazingly, still have five roster spots to fill. Let's see how much more minimum magic they have left after landing David West

West heads south to San Antonio

David West will sign with the Spurs for the veteran minimum of roughly $1.5M after opting out of $12M with Indiana, according to ESPN & media sources (first reported by Sources say Cleveland, Golden State and Washington all offered West more money

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Marc Gasol agrees with Grizzlies

The two sides reached a five-year deal worth $110 million that includes a player option after the 4th year, sources told ESPN's Marc Stein. The 30-year-old Gasol is a two-time All-Star and former Defensive Player of the Year.


McIlroy joins Bynum on dubious list

Rory McIlroy isn't alone when it comes to athletes getting hurt in bizarre ways. Andrew Bynum injured his knees while bowling, after all. Odd sports injuries

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Jason Williams' son Jaxon plays basketball as well -- and like his old man, is absolutely untouchable on the court. Check it out!

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Winner-take-all tourney begins Friday

It features 97 teams in four regions, with plenty of former NBA and college stars. And in the end, one team will take home $1 million. Jay Harris breaks down "The Basketball Tournament."


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Given complexities of the Joe Johnson talks, sources say Cavs looking into the prospect of a simpler deal headlined by Crawford and Haywood

Cavs exploring Jamal Crawford trade

In addition to a trade for Nets guard Joe Johnson, Cleveland is also looking at the veteran Clippers guard, sources tell ESPN's Marc Stein. The deal would ship Brendan Haywood's non-guaranteed $10.5M contract to L.A.

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Royce Young @royceyoung

Thunder go to 2-0 in summer league with a 73-65 win over the Magic. McGary 19, Christon 12 and 9 assists, Dakari Johnson 4 and 6 boards.

Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

One source on why Marc Gasol needed so much time to sign off on his Memphis deal when he was considering zero other teams: "He's methodical"