SH Blog: Heat looking for wing help; who is Michele Roberts?

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The eyes of the basketball world were on Chicago tonight, as Team USA beat Brazil in a friendly that featured Derrick Rose in action in the United Center for the first time in months, and perhaps at his full MVP level for the first time since the 2012 playoffs. Another Chicago native stole the show, however, with Anthony Davis putting up 20 points and anchoring the middle of an American team whose biggest concern was their inside presence. He also got

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SH Blog: James praises Love; Motiejunas says remarks were meant as jokes

Cleveland Cavaliers v New York Knicks

So the World Cup is in three weeks, and I figured I should probably make an effort to watch this year. I’m not really up on my international basketball, so I decided to do a little research. And I found out that Andray Blatche plays for the Philippines, apparently because of a “naturalized player” provision allowing him to play for a country just because they asked him. I’m not necessarily saying this is a bad thing. What I’m more concerned with

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SH Blog: Longer All-Star break coming?

2014 NBA All-Star Game Logo

I moved to Ohio a few months ago, to a small town west of Toledo. It’s about equal distance from Detroit and Cleveland, so I wasn’t sure what the common basketball allegiance was. As I quickly found out, it was “I don’t really follow basketball.” Then LeBron came back to Cleveland, and it was all anyone could talk about for a couple days. And this is the offseason. If he can make the Cavs contenders, it could be huge, not just

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SH Blog: Warriors won’t sacrifice defense for Love

Steph and Klay

We’re at the point in the NBA offseason where we start asking why nobody wants the best RFAs on the market. Last year it was Brandon Jennings, and the answer was obvious: he’s Brandon Jennings. This year, it’s Greg Monroe and Eric Bledsoe, and there isn’t a clear answer to be had. In a market where Chandler Parsons gets a $15 million per year offer sheet, you’d think somebody would go after them, even if it’s just to set the

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SH Blog: Bennett makes summer league debut alongside Wiggins; Stephenson drawing interest

Anthony Bennett

First off, if you haven’t been updated on all the latest free agency moves, Chris Sheridan’s got all that for you over in our Top 25 Free Agents list. With LeBron and Melo off the market, the floodgates have started to open, and a lot of the second- and third-tier free agents (Pau Gasol, Trevor Ariza, Gordon Hayward) are finding the markets a lot more friendly. Here’s the latest news and rumors from around the NBA:

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SH Blog: Futures of Bosh, Gasol, and more hinge on LeBron and Melo

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Things in the NBA have been a little slow right now, but the big dominoes never fall right away. We’ve got news on some of the biggest dominoes out there today, and once they start to fall, everything should move quickly, especially because three of them are pretty much inextricably linked. Let’s start with the first domino, the biggest star and best player in the NBA:

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SH Blog: Kidd’s failed Brooklyn power play could see him land in Milwaukee

Jaosn Kidd postgame Game 2

So you’ve been following this latest Jason Kidd debacle today, right? In case you haven’t, here’s the rundown: Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports:After a failed power play in Brooklyn, Nets coach Jason Kidd has entered into serious negotiations to become president of basketball operations for the Milwaukee Bucks, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Kidd made a failed coup to Brooklyn’s Russian ownership to usurp the power of Nets general manager Billy King – and failed spectacularly. The Nets and Bucks are discussing

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SH Blog: Wade, Bosh opt out; Knicks think they can retain Melo

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We’re now 48 hours removed from the draft, which means it’s time to turn our attention to the business end of the NBA offseason. Kevin Love is probably one of the ten (maybe even five) best players in the NBA, and yet there’s so much news involving even bigger names that his likely near-future trade and the rumors swirling around it are already on the back burner. So let’s get right to the latest news and rumors from around the

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