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Dawn Staley says she's talked with Portland Trail Blazers; Becky Hammon a finalist for job, per report

Team USA coach Dawn Staley has spoken with the Portland Trail Blazers about their head coaching job. Becky Hammon is a finalist, per The Athletic.

      

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Mark Medina, USA TODAY

How Suns' Chris Paul & Clippers' Kawhi Leonard have helped behind the scenes during absence

The availability of Chris Paul and Kawhi Leonard for the WCF remains uncertain. But that doesn't means their presence hasn't been felt on the court.

      

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Report: Ben Simmons' Frustration Contributed to 76ers Not Re-Signing Jimmy Butler

The Philadelphia 76ers decided against re-signing Jimmy Butler to a long-term deal in the summer of 2019, and FOX Sports

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Pacers Rumors: Steve Clifford, Brian Shaw, Terry Stotts to Interview for HC Job

The Indiana Pacers will interview Steve Clifford, Brian Shaw and Terry Stotts in Chicago for their open head coach position, per ESPN's

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Warriors' Stephen Curry Reportedly Won't Play for Team USA at 2021 Tokyo Olympics

Golden State Warriors superstar Stephen Curry reportedly will not participate in this summer's Tokyo Games, according to

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2021 NBA Draft Lottery: Full Odds and Teams with Most at Stake

Since adopting a modified odds system in 2019, the team with the NBA 's worst record has yet to win the lottery. That's bad news for the Houston Rockets but makes Tuesday's draft pick draw even more intriguing...

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Nets GM Sean Marks Says Team Will Look at Every Position in FA: There Will Be Changes

The Brooklyn Nets may be set with their Big Three of Kevin Durant, Kyrie Irving and James Harden, but expect the team around them to look a bit different next...

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Report: Becky Hammon Finalist for Blazers' HC Job, Billups to Get 2nd Interview

San Antonio Spurs assistant Becky Hammon is reportedly a finalist for the Portland Trail Blazers head-coaching vacancy, according to

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Kemba Walker Trade Was 'Hard,' Al Horford a 'Very Good Player,' Celtics' Stevens Says

Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Brad Stevens spoke with reporters during a press conference Monday and touched on a number of subject,...

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Kevin Huerter sent the 76ers packing. Get to know the Hawks' unlikely Game 7 hero

Kevin Huerter, the third-year player from Maryland, became the unlikely hero in Game 7 that sent the Hawks to the Eastern Conference finals.

      

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Former Hawks Star Josh Smith Rips Doc Rivers in NSFW IG Video After 76ers Lose Game 7

Suffice it to say there is no love lost between Josh Smith and Doc Rivers. Smith, who played under Rivers with the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2015-16 season,...

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Dawn Staley Says She's Spoken to Blazers About HC Job, Hasn't Received Contract Offer

South Carolina women's head basketball Dawn Staley says she has been contacted by the Portland Trail Blazers about their head coaching vacancy.  Staley

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NBA Draft 2021: 1st-Round Mock Draft, Prospects' Pre-Lottery Landing Spots

The 2021 NBA draft lottery is finally on the immediate horizon. At 8:30 p.m. ET on Tuesday, the league will finally cement the top drafter order for its annual selection process...

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2021 NBA Mock Draft: Predictions and High-Risk Prospects Who Will Be Taken Early

While there's no such thing as a "sure thing" in the NBA draft, Oklahoma State's Cade Cunningham appears to be about as close as a team is going to find. The presumptive No. 1 overall pick is arguably the safest pick in the 2021 NBA draft class...

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NBA Rumors: Trade Speculation Surrounding Ben Simmons, Kemba Walker and More

The NBA playoffs have provided basketball fans with plenty of drama, but the offseason activity has been every bit as spicy thus far. Multiple playoff teams suddenly find themselves in transition mode...

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NBA Draft Lottery 2021: 1st-Round Odds and Mock Draft Before the Combine

The 2021 NBA draft combine is here, with some of the nation's top prospects set to showcase their talents in Chicago. According to NBA...

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2021 NBA Draft Big Board: Top 50 Prospects Ahead of Tuesday's Lottery

The NBA draft process is moving along with the G League Elite camp, NBA combine and lottery set to take place. I'll be in Chicago to get a closer look at the prospects through drilling, testing and scrimmaging...

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Opinion: The 76ers' 'Process' will be remembered as a failure after Game 7 loss to Hawks

While the Philadelphia 76ers' "Process" has never felt more aimless, the Atlanta Hawks' rebuild is looking very promising.

      

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Opinion: 76ers, Ben Simmons enter long offseason of discontent after NBA playoff ouster vs. Hawks

Sixers president of basketball operations Daryl Morey isn't afraid to make bold roster moves. Might one be coming this offseason for Ben Simmons?

      

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Opinion: Clippers-Suns series to be decided by who makes best adjustments without Kawhi Leonard, Chris Paul

The Phoenix Suns' Chris Paul (health and safety protocols) and Los Angeles Clippers' Kawhi Leonard (knee) are out. The Suns adjusted better in Game 1.

      

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