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Cavs' Dan Gilbert on controversial Detroit sign: 'We screwed up badly'

Gilbert's organization posted a controversial sign in downtown Detroit.




Basketball Hall of Famer John Kundla dies at 101 years old

The Hall of Fame coach led the Minneapolis Lakers to five NBA championships.



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Knicks closing in on front office help

The Knicks are expect to hire Gerald Madkins, who was a scout 10 years ago in the organization.


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Derrick Rose Rumored to Meet with Cavs on Monday, Leaning Cleveland over Lakers

ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reported that free-agent point guard Derrick Rose is scheduled to meet with the Cleveland Cavaliers in Ohio on Monday.

Wojnarowski added that Rose's preference is to sign with the Cavs despite taking part in a previous meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers.


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Marreesse Speights, Magic Reportedly Agree to 1-Year, $2.1 Million Contract

The Orlando Magic improved their frontcourt rotation on Sunday when they agreed to terms with big man Marreesse Speights.

USA Today's Jeff Zillgitt reported the deal is for the veteran's minimum, which is one year and $2.1 million.

This comes after Speights opted out of his contract with the Los Angeles Clippers earlier in the offseason.

Speights has also played for the Philadelphia 76ers, Memphis Grizzlies, Cleveland Cavaliers and Golden State Warriors throughout his nine-year career....

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LaMelo Ball on LaVar Forfeiting Big Ballers AAU Game: 'Funniest S--t I Ever Saw'

LaMelo Ball wasn't upset his dad forced his Big Ballers AAU team to forfeit a game in the Double Pump Best of Summer Tournament over the weekend.

In a video posted by Qwik11Hoops (h/t For The Win's Andrew Joseph), LaMelo could be heard calling LaVar Ball's actions "just the funniest s--t I ever saw" (warning: video contains NSFW language):


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Kyrie Irving Trade Rumors: Cavaliers Star Reportedly Asked Team to Deal Him

Kyrie Irving's days with the Cleveland Cavaliers could be numbered if the All-Star point guard gets his wish. 

Per ESPN's Brian Windhorst, in a meeting that took place last week, Irving asked the Cavaliers to trade him. TNT's David Aldridge confirmed Irving's request. 

Windhorst noted that Irving expressed to Cavs owner Dan Gilbert that "he wants to go play in a situation where he can be a more focal point and no longer wants to play alongside LeBron James."

The report adds that James...

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Pau Gasol, San Antonio Spurs Reportedly Agree to New 3-Year Contract

Pau Gasol and the San Antonio Spurs agreed Friday on a three-year deal that could keep the big man in Texas through the end of the decade, according to ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski.  

Gasol, 37, averaged 12.4 points, 7.8 rebounds and 1.1 blocks per game for the Spurs last season, appearing in 64 games. 

He transitioned to a role coming off the bench for the Spurs, with head coach Gregg Popovich preferring to start a lineup with LaMarcus Aldridge at power forward and Dewayne Dedmon at...

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NBA Twitter Reacts to Report That Kyrie Irving Wants Out of Cleveland

On Friday afternoon, ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst reported that star point guard Kyrie Irving requested a trade from the Cleveland Cavaliers.

The most jaw-dropping part of the report? Uncle Drew no longer wants to play with LeBron James; per Windhorst, Irving wants to be a "focal point."

Fans on Twitter went into a frenzy, and rightfully so (warning: NSFW language):


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Kyrie Irving Trade Rumors: Star Wants to Join Spurs, Knicks, Heat, Timberwolves

Kyrie Irving has pegged the San Antonio Spurs, New York Knicks, Miami Heat and Minnesota Timberwolves as his preferred trade destinations, according to ESPN.com's Chris Haynes.

Irving also reportedly considered the Chicago Bulls, but he scratched them off his list after they traded Jimmy Butler to Minnesota, per ESPN.com's Ian Begley. 

On Friday, ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst cited sources who said Irving requested a trade last week during a meeting with Cleveland Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert...

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LeBron James Reportedly Blindsided, Disappointed by Kyrie Irving Trade Request

Cleveland Cavaliers superstar LeBron James was reportedly "blindsided and disappointed" after learning point guard Kyrie Irving requested a trade from the Cavs.

On Friday, Brian Windhorst of ESPN.com passed along word of James' reaction to the stunning request, which apparently came during a meeting between Irving and the organization's brass last week.

"LeBron was devastated, from what I understand," Windhorst said, per Tommy Beer of Basketball Insiders. "He learned this several days ago....

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Kyrie Irving Would Forfeit $200m 'Supermax' Contract If Traded by Cavaliers

Kyrie Irving's reported desire to be traded could cost him some serious cash.

According to ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst, Irving would forfeit his ability to earn a "supermax" contract in 2019 through the NBA's new designated player veteran extension. This policy in the league's newly installed collective bargaining agreement "was meant to deter star players from leaving their teams as they came up on their third contract."

As outlined by RealGM's Christopher Reina, players can become eligible...

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Knicks Trade Rumors: Kyrie Irving Lists NY Among Preferred Destinations

The New York Knicks have been searching for a marquee player to be the face of the franchise, and Kyrie Irving's apparent discontent with the Cleveland Cavaliers could make him a good fit. 

ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported Irving has requested a trade from the Cavaliers because he wants to be "more of a focal point" with a team. 

ESPN's Chris Haynes followed that up by reporting Irving gave the Cavaliers a list of preferred destinations that includes the Knicks, Miami Heat, San Antonio...

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Koby Altman Reportedly Set to Be Hired as Cavaliers New GM

The Cleveland Cavaliers are reportedly set to promote Koby Altman to become their new general manager. He previously served as the team's assistant GM.

Adrian Wojnarowski? of ESPN first reported the "imminent" hiring Friday.

Altman originally joined the Cavs organization in 2012 as a pro personnel manager after a two-year stint on the Columbia University coaching staff. He worked his way up the ranks of the front office to become the assistant to former general manager David Griffin last...

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Kyrie Irving Trade Rumors: Star Was Interested in Bulls Before Jimmy Butler Move

With Kyrie Irving's future up in the air, the All-Star point guard reportedly had interest in joining the Chicago Bulls before Jimmy Butler was dealt. 

ESPN.com's Ian Begley reported Irving's interest in being traded to the Bulls until Butler was shipped to the Minnesota Timberwolves on draft night. 

ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported Irving informed the Cleveland Cavaliers during a meeting last week that he wants to be traded. 

The Bulls received Zach LaVine, Kris Dunn and Lauri Markkanen...

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Kyrie Irving Trade Rumors: Cavaliers 'Disturbed' Star's Trade Request Publicized

The Cleveland Cavaliers reportedly aren't thrilled Kyrie Irving's trade request was made public.       

On Friday, ESPN.com's Chris Haynes reported the Cavaliers were "disturbed" the news got out since they "fear it could impact trade value."

In a statement to ESPN.com's Adrian Wojnarowski, Irving's agent, Jeff Wechsler, confirmed the point guard met with Cavaliers ownership last week, but he didn't disclose whether his client demanded a trade. 

"Kyrie and I had a meeting with Cavs...

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LeBron James Reportedly Letting Cavaliers Handle Kyrie Irving Trade Request

With the Cleveland Cavaliers possibly being forced to seek a trade partner for point guard Kyrie Irving, LeBron James is going to let the front office take the lead in granting the All-Star's demands. 

ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported Friday that Irving asked the Cavs to be traded during a meeting last week. 

Windhorst later added James is letting Cavs owner Dan Gilbert "take the lead" in any dealings with Irving about his request to be dealt. 

Windhorst noted James was "blindsided and...

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Kevin Love Says 'Things Are a Little Peculiar' Amid Kyrie Irving Trade Rumors

Shortly after ESPN.com's Brian Windhorst reported Kyrie Irving asked the Cleveland Cavaliers for a trade last week, Kevin Love replied to a Twitter message asking how things are Friday by saying they're "a little peculiar."

Love's written remarks come two days after Irving told Sports Illustrated's Maggie Gray he thought the Cavaliers were "in a peculiar place."

On Friday, both Windhorst and NBA.com's David Aldridge reported Irving requested a trade because he wants to play for a team...

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Carmelo Anthony Trade Rumors: Knicks Mulling Moving Star, Picks for Kyrie Irving

Kyrie Irving has named the New York Knicks as one of his preferred trade destinations, according to ESPN.com's Chris Haynes, and a new report shed light Friday on what the Cleveland Cavaliers could expect in return for the 25-year-old floor general.

According to ESPN.com's Ian Begley, the Knicks "would not be willing at this point to include Kristaps Porzingis in a trade," but some within the front office would be amenable to offering a package featuring Carmelo Anthony and future...

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Adam Silver Says Teams Should Go to White House If Invited by Donald Trump

As the reigning NBA champion Golden State Warriors continue to weigh the choice of whether or not to be honored by President Donald Trump at the White House, NBA Commissioner Adam Silver does think teams should go if they are invited. 

In an interview conducted by Portland Trail Blazers star C.J. McCollum for the Players Tribune, Silver said his opinion would be for a team to attend the White House to be honored by the president, but he respects each individual's choice:

"I definitely don't...

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