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Rajon Rondo says of revamped Bulls, 'It's Jimmy's team'
Rajon Rondo said Thursday the Chicago Bulls have "three alphas" with Jimmy Butler , Dwyane Wade and himself on the squad, but that "it's Jimmy's team." The Bulls officially announced Rondo's signing Thursday. The team did not disclose terms of the contract, but the four-time All-Star has previously
Cavs' LeBron James focused on winning Game 7, not MVP debate
OAKLAND, Calif. -- Even if the Cleveland Cavaliers were to lose Game 7 of the NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors on Sunday, many believe LeBron James would still be named the series MVP. Through the 3-3 start to the Finals, James leads all players -- from both teams -- in points, assists,
Sixers win NBA lottery for top pick; Lakers get No. 2, Celtics No. 3
The Philadelphia 76ers , who wrapped up the third year of former GM Sam Hinkie's tanking plan with a league-worst 10-72 record, landed the first pick of the 2016 NBA draft in the league's annual lottery. "It's good for the city of Philadelphia," coach Brett Brown said. "The fans deserve this In
A high-tech room in New Jersey can (or can't) decide NBA games
SECAUCUS, N.J. -- The ending of Game 2 between Oklahoma City and San Antonio produced a chaotic finish unlike anything seen before. The quick version of a memorable final sequence of events: Spurs guard Manu Ginobili stepped on the sideline while attempting to defend the game's final inbounds play;
Can Scott Brooks solve the Wizards' identity problem?
Deciding whether a team has an "identity" calls to mind the classic U.S. Supreme Court definition of pornography: it's hard to define exactly, but you know it when you see it -- and in the case of NBA teams, you definitely know when you don't. It's hard to even say whether you can craft an identity
LeBron James continues rapid rise up NBA scoring charts
CLEVELAND -- LeBron James moved past Dominique Wilkins, aka "The Human Highlight Film," for 12th on the NBA's all-time scoring list Thursday night. James converted an and-one layup with 3:52 remaining in the first quarter of the Cleveland Cavaliers ' game against the Brooklyn Nets , giving him six
Golden State's Kevin Durant question
It's a cruel irony for Thunder fans that perhaps the best parallel to the momentous choice looming in Golden State -- whether to bust up an all-time team and pursue Kevin Durant in free agency -- is Oklahoma City's decision to deal James Harden . In trading Harden to Houston, the Thunder chose
How much does Joe Johnson have left to offer a contender?
A relatively quiet buyout market heated up Thursday, when the Brooklyn Nets and Joe Johnson agreed to a deal that makes the seven-time All-Star an unrestricted free agent in advance of the stretch run. According to ESPN's Marc Stein , seven teams are pursuing Johnson before he clears waivers on
Nets waive guard Joe Johnson
The Brooklyn Nets announced Thursday afternoon that they've waived former All-Star guard Joe Johnson . Earlier Thursday, ESPN.com's Marc Stein reported that the two sides had opened buyout negotiations. Sources said that Johnson had been sold on the idea of making a late-season switch and joining
Sources: Nets open buyout talks with Joe Johnson
The Brooklyn Nets and former All-Star guard Joe Johnson have opened buyout negotiations, ESPN.com has learned. Sources told ESPN.com that Johnson, after resisting buyout questions from reporters in recent weeks as the NBA's trade deadline approached, has been sold on the idea of making a