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Udonis Haslem returning to Miami Heat for 15th season

MIAMI — Udonis Haslem says he believes he can still play, and the Miami Heat apparently agree. The three-time NBA champion has signed a one-year, $2.3 million deal to remain with the Heat for what will be his 15th season. Haslem was already the longest-tenured player in Heat history, with all of his NBA seasons coming for his hometown team. While he played in just 16 games last season, Udonis Haslem signed a one-year deal to return to the Heat for a 15th season on Thursday. Soobum Im/USA TODAY Sports Among…

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Free-agent forward Troy Williams agrees to 3-year deal with Houston Rockets

Free-agent forward Troy Williams has agreed to a three-year deal with the Houston Rockets, including a guaranteed first season on the contract, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. The 6-foot-7 Williams played 24 games with the Memphis Grizzlies last season before being waived in January. He was picked up by the Rockets in March and played six games. He also spent time in the D-League for both franchises. He averaged 9.7 points and 4 rebounds in 23 minutes per game in Houston, an increase over the 5.3 points and 1.9 rebounds…

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Dikembe Mutombo interested in joining bid for Houston Rockets

Basketball Hall of Famer Dikembe Mutombo says he wants to get into NBA ownership and is looking for partners to join a bid for the Houston Rockets. “I’m trying to convince some people about trying to buy this team,” Mutombo told Houston’s Fox 26 Sports. “It’s one of the best franchises right now. It’s really the right time.” He said he was looking for partners who can “cut the check and they can make me be part of it.” He said he has been in contact with potential buyers since…

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NBA stars, including cover athlete Kyrie Irving, respond to 2K18 ratings

Athletes love to rave about their ratings on video games, even if it’s just for bragging rights. More often than not, the ratings they’re given are a lot lower than what they believe they deserve. Of course, that was the case when some of the NBA’s youngest stars were asked to guess their ratings on NBA 2K18, which is scheduled to hit stores Sept. 19. We saw how Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid felt about his 86 rating, thinking he should be closer to a 95. When Minnesota Timberwolves big…

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Blake Griffin of the LA Clippers said re-signing with the team was a ‘no-brainer’

PLAYA VISTA, California — In his first public appearance since signing a five-year, $173 million contract, LA Clippers forward Blake Griffin said returning to the team that drafted him first overall in 2009 was a “no-brainer.” “Obviously this has been my home since I was drafted, and a lot went into this decision for me,” Griffin said. “Not only what was best for me and my family, but just the quality of people and work that we have here. That goes from owners all the way down to the coaching…

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Mario Chalmers closing on one-year deal with Memphis Grizzlies

10:38 PM ET Adrian WojnarowskiESPN Free-agent point guard Mario Chalmers is finalizing a one-year deal to return to the Memphis Grizzlies, league sources told ESPN. The deal, which includes a partial guarantee on the salary, would deliver Chalmers back to a Grizzlies franchise with which he had success in the 2015-16 season, before missing all of last season rehabilitating a ruptured Achilles tendon. The market is open, and NBA free-agency news is coming in fast. Stay up to date with the latest rumors and rumblings across the Association. Chalmers, 31,…

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Magic Johnson says Lonzo Ball’s summer league triple-doubles just a preview of things to come for Los Angeles Lakers

EL SEGUNDO, Calif. — Magic Johnson believes Lonzo Ball‘s triple-doubles in summer league were just a preview of more to come. “You can see that. If he’s getting triple-doubles in the summer league, he is going to get triple-doubles in the regular season,” Johnson said. “Just like me, when I got here, there was pressure. I was the No. 1 pick. I didn’t care about that. I am going to play my game. Lonzo is going to play his game. The great ones do.” Lonzo Ball started summer league with…

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Free agent center Willie Reed reaches agreement with the LA Clippers, according to sources

Free-agent center Willie Reed has reached an agreement with the LA Clippers, league sources tell ESPN. The 6-foot-11 rim-protector has agreed to a one-year, $1.5 million contract, sources say. Reed, 27, appeared in 71 games last season for the Miami Heat and averaged 5.3 points and 4.7 rebounds. Despite playing just 14.5 minutes per game as the backup to Hassan Whiteside, he blocked nearly a shot per contest. He has a career field goal mark of 57 percent. The athletic big man also had interest from the Golden State Warriors….

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Lonzo Ball of Los Angeles Lakers named summer league MVP

LAS VEGAS — Lonzo Ball was named Most Valuable Player of the Las Vegas NBA summer league before he sat out Monday’s championship game due to a calf injury. The Lakers‘ second overall pick took home the honor after averaging 16.3 points, a summer league-leading 9.3 assists, 7.7 rebounds, 2.5 steals and 1.0 blocks per game. That Ball Boy is your 2017 Las Vegas Summer League MVP pic.twitter.com/xPCLQWSHTI — Los Angeles Lakers (@Lakers) July 18, 2017 The Lakers kept their prized rookie on the sideline against Portland after Ball suffered…

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Paul Pierce signs contract to retire with Boston Celtics

The Boston Celtics signed Paul Pierce on Monday so that he could retire as a member of the organization. Pierce, a 10-time NBA All-Star, spent the first 15 years of his career with Boston, winning a title in 2008. In announcing Pierce’s retirement, co-owner Wyc Grousbeck said Pierce’s No. 34 will soon hang in the rafters at TD Garden. “We’re honored that Paul has chosen to retire as a Celtic. He is among the very best Celtics — a champion on and off the court,” Grousbeck said in a release….

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