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Orlando Summer League 2015: Top Takeaways from Saturday Night

July 4th, 2015
Amid the figurative fireworks of NBA free agency and the literal ones at Independence Day celebrations, the Orlando Summer League kicked off with a bang Saturday. Nine teams collided over a five-game slate, with the Orlando Magic splitting their squad to fill out the docket. Three of the contests were decided ...

Everything You Need to Know from Day 4 of 2015 NBA Free Agency

July 4th, 2015
Day 4 of NBA free agency may not have been the busiest so far, but it was certainly one of the most momentous when it comes to the league's ever-shifting balance of power. The always-contending San Antonio Spurs just got a whole lot better, while the Orlando Magic and Toronto ...

Kyle O’Quinn to Knicks: Latest Trade Details, Comments and Reaction

July 4th, 2015
The New York Knicks are adding another big man to the roster after agreeing to terms with Kyle O'Quinn on Saturday in a sign-and-trade deal with the Orlando Magic. Ian Begley of ESPN.com reported the terms of O'Quinn's agreement with the Knicks: Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports provided all the specifics of the ...

Early Report Card Grades for the Biggest Signings of 2015 NBA Free Agency so Far

July 4th, 2015
The NBA free-agent frenzy is here, and rarely has the term felt more appropriate. Before the market even opened, teams had their top recruiters lined up like Black Friday bargain-hunters. But nothing about this Christmas in July comes cheap. Contracts can't be formally signed until July 9, but a slew of Powerball-sized ...

Hidden Gems Still Available on 2015 NBA Free-Agency Market

July 4th, 2015
The tsunami of free-agency news has largely passed with the recent decisions by LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan, per ESPN.com's Marc Stein and Tim MacMahon, but more decisions still await—some that could be particularly impactful in the seasons ahead. Free agency isn't anywhere close to finished just yet. We've ranked five players who haven't had ...

Breaking Down How LaMarcus Aldridge Fits with San Antonio Spurs

July 4th, 2015
We interrupt your holiday weekend to bring you the biggest news of the NBA offseason: All-Star power forward LaMarcus Aldridge is leaving the Portland Trail Blazers for the San Antonio Spurs, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports.  Let's go live to San Antonio for the team's reaction.  Yeah, it's a big ...

NBA Rumors: Buzz Surrounding Roy Hibbert Trade, Jeremy Lin and More

July 4th, 2015
After a whirlwind three days of open negotiations between teams and free agents, just about every landscape-altering player on the market has agreed to terms with a new (or old) franchise. The teams that have clearly lost out on free agency—chief among them being the Los Angeles Lakers, which have gobs ...

Orlando Summer League 2015: Saturday Scores, Stats, Highlights and Reaction

July 4th, 2015
The NBA's annual summer tradition of showcasing rookies and under-the-radar players in games for teams to look at is finally here. Independence Day marks the start of this year's Orlando Summer League, with five games on the schedule.  Notable rookies making their pro debut include the Miami Heat's Justise Winslow, the Orlando ...

San Antonio Spurs Embracing Change, Usher in New Era with LaMarcus Aldridge

July 4th, 2015
It's the stuff NBA free agency is made of. And in this case, it may well be the next chapter in one team's bid to prolong a dynasty. Free agent LaMarcus Aldridge declared his independence from the Portland Trail Blazers on Saturday, returning to his home state and just one hour ...

Jason Williams’ 13-Year-Old Displays Crazy Handles, Dubbed ‘White Chocolate Jr.’

July 4th, 2015
No, Jason Williams didn’t shrink. That’s his son.Jaxon, a 13-year-old ankle destroyer, is just as lethal with the crossover as his pops—who, even at 39 years old, can still play.Not only does “White Chocolate Jr.” have his dad’s smooth handles, but he also seems to have the fire that helped ...