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

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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

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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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Knicks, Mavs upgrade rosters in Chandler-Calderon trade

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The New York Knicks acquired a major upgrade at point guard at the expense of their starting center in a six-player trade with the Dallas Mavericks on Wednesday. The trade sends Jose Calderon to New York along with center Samuel Dalembert, wing Wayne Ellington, point guard Shane Larkin and the 34th and 51st picks in Thursday’s NBA Draft in exchange for center Tyson Chandler and point guard Raymond Felton.

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SH Blog: LeBron James becomes a free agent, Ray Allen leaning towards another season, Nick Young opts out

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With the NBA Free Agency period starting on July 1st, there was one pending decision that was sure to garner immediate attention. Earlier today it was announced that  LeBron James was  exercising his early termination clause, thus making him a free agent this off-season. The move by James should be seen as nothing more than a formality at this point. The decision to opt out gives him the option to decide what steps he would like to take in the next phase of

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Kotoch: Utah could trade Favors and No. 5 pick to Cavs for No. 1 pick

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Joel Embiid of Kansas has a broken foot and needs surgery. And now that piece of news has thrown everyone’s draft projections into disarray. Embiid was listed at No. 1 in Mock Draft 4.0, but he is not there in our latest edition. So does that mean the Cavs will not draft him? Perhaps not. The Cavs are now looking at trading down a couple of spots, believing that Embiid will still be available. And with the Philadelphia 76ers coveting Andrew Wiggins,

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