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NBA referees to crack down on continuation calls, dangerous closeouts this season

Time for change? James Harden has become notorious for drawing perimeter fouls and Kawhi Leonard sustained a season-ending injury due to a closeout.

        

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Carmelo Anthony, Knicks Reportedly Considering Trade Offer from Blazers

New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony is still looking for a way out of the Big Apple, and the Portland Trail Blazers may be his most realistic landing spot with the start of training camp approaching. 

Should a "Hail Mary attempt" by Anthony's camp to land him with the Houston Rockets come up short, he could waive his no-trade clause and facilitate a move to the Blazers, Fox Sports 1's Jason McIntyre reported Thursday.

Frank Isola of the New York Daily News first reported Wednesday...

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Al Jefferson, now 40 pounds lighter, determined to adapt to up-tempo NBA

Once an All-NBA center, the Pacers big man has slimmed down in an attempt to adjust to today's NBA.

        

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Look: Los Angeles Lakers, Miami Heat unveil new jersey patches

Sixteen of the NBA's team now have a jersey patch sponsorship in place.

        

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Charles Barkley bashes NBA's 'poor babies' who will play fewer back-to-back games

Charles Barkley says the NBA "caved in" by reducing the number of back-to-back games for the upcoming season.

        

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Lonzo Ball, Big Baller Brand Reveal Redesigned ZO2 Prime Sneaker

Slam magazine revealed Thursday that Big Baller Brand is set to release a redesigned version of the ZO2 Prime sneaker.

Los Angeles Lakers rookie Lonzo Ball showed off the shoes in the following video tweeted by Slam:

Slam also posted a photo of Lonzo with the shoe on Instagram:

According to Franklyn Calle of SlamOnline.com, the new ZO2 Primes will be available for pre-order beginning Thursday.

Per ESPN's Darren Rovell, it was announced in May that the ZO2 Prime would sell for a price...

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Andrew Wiggins, Timberwolves Reportedly 'Progressing' on $148 Million Contract

The Minnesota Timberwolves are on the brink of locking down Andrew Wiggins for the long term.

According to Shams Charania of The Vertical, the two sides are working on a max extension worth $148 million over five years.

Wiggins, the No. 1 overall pick in the 2014 NBA draft, is going into his fourth year with the Timberwolves.

If he doesn't sign an extension, he could be a restricted free agent next summer.

While talks remain ongoing, Wiggins has no doubts about his worth to the team. When...

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Knicks' Carmelo Anthony remains elephant in the Garden

Training camp is just around the corner, and Carmelo Anthony is still a New York Knick.

        

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Philadelphia 76ers star Joel Embiid still not cleared for 5-on-5 drills

Embiid played only 31 games last season and had surgery in March to repair a torn meniscus.

        

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Kevin Durant's Offseason Reportedly Has Warriors Players, Officials 'Bewildered'

Kevin Durant has had a fascinating offseason, from taking a shot at Steph Curry's signature shoes to allegedly using secret social media accounts to taking shots at his former organization, the Oklahoma City Thunder.

And it hasn't gone unnoticed by his current franchise, the Golden State Warriors. 

According to Chris Mannix of The Vertical, "Many in Golden State, team officials and players alike, have taken note of Durant's oddball offseason and are perplexed by it. They see a bright future...

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Carmelo Anthony Trade Rumors: Knicks SF 'Cautiously Optimistic' of Rockets Deal

Carmelo Anthony's camp is "cautiously optimistic" that the star forward will be traded to the Houston Rockets before Monday, according to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News.

Isola wrote, "Two weeks ago, Carmelo's wife, La La, said the family thought a trade would have been completed by now. Mentally, Carmelo and his family have moved on to Houston. Reality is another story."

            

This article will be updated to provide more information on this story as it becomes...

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Philadelphia 76ers unveil 'Spirit of 76' campaign in nod to city's past

The 76ers are paying homage to the city's revolutionary past.

        

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Magic Johnson subpoenaed in Draymond Green lawsuit in California

Attorneys for former MSU football player Jermaine Edmondson want to question Johnson about a tweet he posted following the incident last year

        

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Remorseful Kevin Durant feels terrible about Twitter incident: 'Disappointed in myself'

Kevin Durant was extremely remorseful and owned his Twitter mistake.

        

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Michael Beasley: Knicks can be No. 5 or 6 in Eastern Conference

Former No. 2 overall pick Michael Beasley is confident in his new team.

        

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Kevin Durant on Twitter gaffe: It was 'childish' and 'idiotic'

Kevin Durant admitted he made a mistake calling out his former Thunder teammates.

        

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Michael Beasley Wants World to Know 'I'm Your Favorite Player's Favorite Player'

Recently signed New York Knicks forward Michael Beasley made some interesting and potentially polarizing comments while addressing the media Tuesday.

According to ESPN's Ian Begley, Beasley made a bold claim regarding how other NBA players feel about him: "I'm your favorite player's favorite player. It's not enough for me for him to know that. I want the world to know that."

In addition to that, Beasley said he believes the Knicks can earn the No. 5 or No. 6 seed in the Eastern Conference...

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Former Bulls coach Doug Collins to join team as senior advisor of basketball operations

The Chicago Bulls are renewing their ties with former coach Doug Collins.

        

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Andrew Bogut, Lakers Agree to 1-Year Contract After 1 Season with Mavs and Cavs

Veteran Andrew Bogut reportedly agreed to sign with the Los Angeles Lakers.

On Monday, Shams Charania of The Vertical reported Bogut's agent, David Bauman, said he reached an agreement on a one-year deal with Los Angeles.

Bogut played with the Milwaukee Bucks for the first seven seasons of his career and the Golden State Warriors for the next four before an injury-shortened 2016-17 campaign. The Warriors traded him to the Dallas Mavericks before the 2016-17 season, and he was eventually...

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Andrew Bogut signs with Los Angeles Lakers on one-year deal

Andrew Bogut was one of the higher profile free agents still available.

        

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