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Iverson calls Westbrook his favorite player in NBA

by Victoria Nguyen 23m ago Layne Murdoch / National Basketball Association / Getty Allen Iverson is on Team Russ. While in Oklahoma over the weekend for the BIG3’s stop at the BOK Center, the Hall of Fame guard was asked about Thunder superstar Russell Westbrook. “Incredible,” Iverson said, according to Erik Horne of The Oklahoman. “He’s my favorite player in ...

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Minnesota Timberwolves sign Jeff Teague, Taj Gibson

[unable to retrieve full-text content] MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — The Minnesota Timberwolves have finalized contracts with power forward Taj Gibson and point guard Jeff Teague, two complementary additions to a roster that has undergone a huge overhaul. NBA.com: News

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Ben Simmons: 'I'm a starting point guard'

Ben Simmons still has every intention of running the point. “I think you can move me anywhere,” he told reporters Sunday at summer league, as quoted by philly.com’s Keith Pompey. “But I’m a starting point guard.” The Philadelphia 76ers drafted the 6-foot-10 LSU forward first overall in 2016 with the plan of making him their floor general after he showed ...

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Riley: Non-playoff teams should play tournament for No. 1 pick

Everyone in the league has their own solution to address tanking, but Miami Heat president Pat Riley’s suggestion might be the most entertaining. Riley wants non-playoff teams to play a tournament for the right to select first overall, instead of having a random lottery with weighted odds determine their fate. “What I’d like to have is a two-out-of-three lottery playoff ...

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Celtics' Brown hosting Vegas party to connect rookies with mentors

There’s plenty to do in Sin City when you’re 21 years old, but many hoopers currently participating in Las Vegas Summer League have yet to reach that age. And so, Boston Celtics sophomore Jaylen Brown is stepping up and hosting the wholesome and aptly named “Jaylen Brown’s Welcome to the NBA Night” in Vegas on Monday. He’s inviting some rookies, ...

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Former teammate on Hayward: 'Doesn't really want to be the man'

by Steph Rogers 1h ago Jayne Kamin-Oncea-USA TODAY Sports / Action Images The Boston Celtics jersey has been Photoshopped on his image, and the next chapter in Gordon Hayward‘s career is about to begin. According to the Salt Lake Tribune, despite all reports of Hayward “agonizing” over his decision to part ways with the Utah Jazz, the writing was very ...

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Report: Rockets turn 'full attention' to Carmelo

The Houston Rockets hope to make at least one more splashy addition before their wild offseason is over. After locking James Harden into the most lucrative contract in NBA history Saturday and dealing for Chris Paul on the eve of free agency, the Rockets are still short a third star to truly compete for the championship. Their “full attention” is ...

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Canada earns historic U19 men's basketball World Cup title

Listening to “O Canada” at international basketball tournaments has always meant a lot to Roy Rana. But after coaching Canada’s men’s under-19 team to the country’s first-ever world basketball title, it reached a whole new level. R.J. Barrett scored 18 points and grabbed 12 rebounds as Canada roared past Italy 79-60 on Sunday to win the FIBA U19 World Cup, ...

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Report: If hired, Griffin wanted Allan Houston removed as Knicks' assistant GM

by Patrick Britton 46m ago Joe Murphy / National Basketball Association / Getty David Griffin appeared ready to make significant changes to the New York Knicks‘ front office had he been hired as the team’s new general manager. Prior to removing himself from consideration for the position, Griffin requested that the Knicks dismiss Allan Houston from his role as assistant ...

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