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Kevin Durant: Stephen A. Smith 'Lying' About Lakers' Interest
Kevin Durant was asked about a report from Stephen A. Smith suggesting he's more likely to sign with the Lakers if he leaves the Thunder.

Anthony Slater/Oklahoman

Flip Saunders Unlikely To Return As Head Coach This Season
Flip Saunders was diagnosed with cancer in August.

Jerry Zgoda/Star Tribune

Josh Harris: Drafting Joel Embiid Was 'Reasoned, Smart Risk'
The 76ers don't regret drafting Joel Embiid in 2014 as he continues to be plagued by foot issues.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inqurier

John Henson, Bucks Agree Upon Four-Year, $44M Extension
John Henson's deal also includes a signing bonus and front-loaded payments.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Tristan Thompson Lets Deadline Pass Without Accepting Qualifying Offer
Negotiations will now continue with only two possible outcomes between the Cavaliers and Tristan Thompson.

Dave McMenamin/ESPN

Dunc'd On Pod: Western Conference Over/Unders With Danny Leroux
Host Nate Duncan and Danny Leroux of RealGM break down the recently released over/under lines for every team in the Western Conference. They also discuss the title odds, pick their top five bets for the entire league and allocate $100 imaginary dollars am

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Kidd: Giannis Has The Total Package
Giannis Antetokounmpo has been working on his perimeter shot and he hopes the Bucks allow him to shoot it more often this season.

Charles F. Gardner/Journal Sentinel

Cavs Expect Tristan Thompson To Report To Camp On Friday
Tristan Thompson can accept the Cavaliers' $7 million qualifying offer, reject it to stay a restricted free agent or agree upon an extension.

Chris Fedor/Cleveland Plain Dealer

Steve Kerr Taking Leave To Rehab Back, Luke Walton To Serve As Interim Head Coach
Luke Walton will serve as interim head coach until Steve Kerr returns.

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76ers' Owner Wishes Rebuild Was Faster But Happy With Progress
Josh Harris remains optimistic that the 76ers are on their way to becoming title contenders as they begin Year 3 of their rebuild with Sam Hinkie in charge.

Keith Pompey/Philadelphia Inquirer

Kevin Love Re-Signing With Cavs Was 'Pretty Easy Choice'
Kevin Love said he factored in his happiness, winning and money in re-signing with the Cavs.

Allie Clifton/Fox Sports Ohio

Lakers Considering Playing Kobe Bryant At Small Forward
Putting Kobe Bryant on the floor with D'Angelo Russell and Jordan Clarkson makes his job easier.

Bill Oram/Orange County Register

Stephen A. Smith: Kevin Durant More Interested In Lakers Than Wizards, Heat
Stephen A. Smith reported this week that the Lakers are his preferred team if he decides to not re-sign with the Thunder.

Stephen A. Smith/ESPN (via Larry Brown Sports)

Bulls Sign Stefhon Hannah
Stefhon Hannah spent last season with both the Grand Rapids Drive and the Reno Bighorns of the NBA D-League.

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Dunc'd On Pod: Eastern Conference Over/Unders With Danny Leroux
Host Nate Duncan and Danny Leroux go through the recently released over/under lines for every team in the Eastern Conference.

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Dwight Howard Focused On Rockets' Title Pursuit, Not 2016 Free Agency
Dwight Howard can become a free agent in 2016 if he opts out of the final season of his contract with the Rockets.

Jonathan Feigen/Houston Chronicle

Ty Lawson Believes He Could Be Difference-Maker Against Curry, Warriors
Ty Lawson believes challenging Stephen Curry on defense will have an impact on how the Warriors operate on offense.

Adrian Wojnarowski/Yahoo! Sports

Carmelo Anthony: Championship For Knicks Remains Big-Picture Goal
The Knicks struggled last season both with and without Carmelo Anthony and they will need several things to go right to compete for a playoff spot.

Al Iannazzone/Newsday

Replay Center Refs To Help Determine Certain Outcomes
Current NBA referees will be staffed in the Replay Center, making decisions on certain replay situations and facilitating the on-the-court review of others.

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Derrick Rose Undergoes Surgery, Will Return In Two Weeks
Derrick Rose will be able to resume basketball activities in two weeks.

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Mike Miller Clears Waivers, Set To Sign With Nuggets
The Nuggets pursued Mike Miller during the 2014 offseason.

Marc Stein/ESPN

Cavaliers To Increase Kevin Love's Usage
Using Kevin Love more would also allow LeBron James to rest more than he has in the past.

Dave McMenamin/ESPN

Blazers Exercise 16-17 Options On CJ McCollum, Mason Plumlee, Noah Vonleh
The Blazers have exercised team options on guard CJ McCollum (fourth year), center Mason Plumlee (fourth year) and forward Noah Vonleh (third year).

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Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast: 15-16 NBA Team Previews
Nate Duncan is previewing all 30 NBA teams on his Dunc'd On Basketball Podcast.

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Tom Thibodeau Attempting To Treat 15-16 Like Sabbatical
For the first time since 1991, Tom Thibodeau is unemployed and he's a notorious workaholic.

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Dunc'd On Pod: Camp Injuries, Tristan Thompson, Utah Jazz Preview
Host Nate Duncan is joined by Ben Dowsett of Basketball Insiders and Salt City Hoops to run down camp injuries, discuss the Tristan Thompson contract issues, and preview the Jazz.

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Raptors Exercise 16-17 Options On Bruno Caboclo, Lucas Nogueira
The contracts for Bruno Caboclo and Lucas Nogueira are now guaranteed through the 2016-17 season.

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Derrick Rose Suffers Left Orbital Fracture
Derrick Rose will undergo surgery after being struck with an elbow in the face.

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Damian Lillard Spent Offseason Working On Handle Inspired By Curry
Damian Lillard was asked on media day how he's worked on expanding his individual game in the offseason.

David MacKay/Blazers Edge

RealGM Radio: Seerat Sohi Of Rolling Stone, VICE Sports
Host Danny Leroux talks with Seerat Sohi of Rolling Stone and VICE Sports about the Bulls, NBA players increasing their presence outside of basketball and how the Western Conference could shake out.

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