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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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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

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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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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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.


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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To clarify, Huestis' deal is his standard rookie scale contract, but the last two years are team options, which is standard.

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The Thunder announce they've signed Josh Huestis. It's a four-year deal, but not all guaranteed.

Blazers waive Brendan Haywood

Portland cut the 35-year-old big man just three days after acquiring him from Cleveland. If Haywood was on the roster on August 1, his $10.5M salary for 2015-16 would have become guaranteed.

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Mavs announce signing of 7-foot-2 center Salah Mejri, a project who didn't get much playing time for Real Madrid last season.

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The Suns hired former 11-year Sixers director of player personnel Courtney Witte as director of scouting and Antonio Williams as a scout.

Flip Saunders on 'crazy' CBA

The Wolves president and coach spent seven years working in the CBA and told Zach Lowe it was something like the Wild West: "Let me tell you, if you get a coach after six beers at 4 a.m. in Cedar Rapids, they will trade you something for nothing. The two times I won championships, I traded for big-time scorers at 3 a.m. and gave up nothing." Full Q&A

Will LeBron James play in Rio Olympics?

There's a spot for him if he wants it. Said USA Basketball chairman Jerry Colangelo: "I think LeBron wants to be part of it." James has played in the last two Olympics, as well as the 2006 FIBA World Cup. (via Sirius XM NBA Radio)

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