Apr 17, 2014 12:34 PM EDT
Jabari Parker will declare for the 2014 NBA Draft.
"I realize how much of a privilege and an honor it is to join the ranks of the NBA," wrote Parker. "I will do everything in my power to help deliver championships to the franchise that drafts me. At the same time, I recognize the obligation to represent the league in an admirable way off the court."
Parker played one season at Duke.
"Up to this point I haven't given any thought to agents. But now that I've declared, I will turn my attention to the process of choosing someone to represent me. Money was not a factor in my decision to go pro. It won't be a factor in my choice of an agent. My number one criterion in choosing a college coach was an impeccable reputation for integrity. I'm looking for the same thing in an agent.
"This past year at Duke has been a cherished chapter in my life. I'm very fortunate to have worn the blue and white. And I will always carry with me the memories of playing in front of the Crazies at Cameron. Now it's time to write the next chapter. I can't wait to get started."
Apr 17, 2014 2:09 PM EDT
Carmelo Anthony will enter free agency after not reaching the playoffs for the first time in his NBA career. Anthony has been with the New York Knicks since February of 2011.
"I want to come back. I want to come back. But I also want to win," said Anthony.
"At this point in my career, I'm not concerned about the money," said Anthony.
The Knicks can offer five seasons and $129 million to Anthony.
"I'm not at the point in my career where I want to rebuild."
Apr 17, 2014 2:03 AM EDT
The Cleveland Cavaliers are expected to make a maximum five-year contract extension offer to Kyrie Irving this offseason.
"I've been a part of this and I want to continue to be a part of this," he said. "We're making strides in the right direction, especially in this organization. I want to be part of something special, and I want to be part of something special in Cleveland.
"I don't have a definitive answer to that right now, but it'll be something special. I can guarantee that."
Irving was the first overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft.
"It's a big deal for me and my family if they do offer that. It would be exciting, and I'll make the best decision for me and my family. That's what it's going to boil down to for myself."
Apr 17, 2014 12:08 PM EDT
LeBron James has the NBA's best-selling jersey, beating out Kevin Durant, Kobe Bryant, Derrick Rose and Stephen Curry.
Bryant and Rose played in just 16 combined games.
James has finished with the top-selling jersey in six of his 11 seasons in the NBA.
Apr 17, 2014 12:07 AM EDT
Kobe Bryant has been cleared to resume running and shooting and will begin a six-month training program next week upon his return from a family trip to Europe.
Bryant fractured his left knee on Dec. 17, just six games after returning from a torn Achillies tendon.
Bryant left for a short family trip to France ahead of the Los Angeles Lakers' season finale against the San Antonio Spurs on Wednesday.
Bryant is expected to be fully healthy by the start of next training camp in October.
Apr 17, 2014 3:23 PM EDT
Steve Clifford and Dave Joerger have been named the NBA's Eastern and Western Conference Coaches of the Month for April.
Clifford guided the Charlotte Bobcats to a 7-1 record in April.
Joerger's Memphis Grizzlies went 6-2 in the month and secured the seventh seed in the West.
Apr 17, 2014 12:30 PM EDT
The San Antonio Spurs finished the 13-14 regular season with the best efficiency differential in the NBA with a mark of +8.1. The Spurs scored 110.5 points per 100 possession while allowing 102.4 points per 100 possessions.
The Los Angeles Clippers ranked second, followed by the Oklahoma City Thunder, Miami Heat and Golden State Warriors.
The Indiana Pacers, Houston Rockets, Portland Trail Blazers, Toronto Raptors and Phoenix Suns round out the top-10.
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Apr 17, 2014 3:44 AM EDT
The New York Knicks were eliminated from playoff contention on Saturday in a down season in the Eastern Conference, leading to uncertainty in the future of Mike Woodson.
"I'm pleased and happy to have been given this opportunity. And if they bring me back, I'm gonna make damn sure that this doesn't happen again next season," Woodson said.
Woodson said he deserves to coach the final season on his current contract.
"Am I the guy for the job? I'm the only guy for this job. I've always said that. I don't mean that in a braggadocios way. But I feel good about what I do as a coach. And I know the system works."
Apr 17, 2014 3:06 PM EDT
Rodney Hood will leave Duke after his sophomore season.
Hood and Duke plan to make a formal announcement within the next several days, sources said.
DraftExpress.com has Hood at No. 22 overall in its most recent mock draft.
Hood played one season at Mississippi State before transferring to Duke.
Apr 17, 2014 2:23 PM EDT
Jordan Adams will return to UCLA for his junior season.
Adams contemplated declaring for the NBA Draft after averaging 17.4 points per game.
The Bruins also return Norman Powell, Bryce Alford and Tony Parker, will add Isaac Hamilton and three Top 100 big men: Kevon Looney, Thomas Welsh and Jonah Bolden.
James Young averaged 14.3 points, 4.3 rebounds and 1.7 assists per game in his lone season with the Wildcats.
Apr 16, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
The Knicks will have an option on Lamar Odom's contract for the 14-15 season.
Apr 16, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Grant Hill began his NBA career with the Pistons.
James Harden was adamant that he saw himself spending his entire career with the Thunder before being traded to the Rockets in 2012.
Mike D'Antoni will discuss the future with Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss during the Lakers' exit interviews on Friday.
Dario Saric will declare for the 2014 NBA Draft, though it is uncertain if he will remain beyond the withdrawal deadline.
Shaun Livingston has had an outstanding season with the Nets, finally fulfilling upon the promise he showed before suffering a devastating injury.
Apr 16, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Herb Kohl made keeping the Bucks in Milwaukee a condition of the sale.
Channing Frye has a $6.8 million player option for next season.
Apr 15, 2014 | Ian Begley/ESPN
J.R. Smith reiterated that "in my heart" he does not believe Carmelo Anthony will leave the Knicks in free agency.
Branden Dawson averaged 11.2 points and a team-best 8.3 rebounds for MSU in 2013-14.
Chris Wright has averaged 6 points and 2.1 rebounds in seven games with Milwaukee.
The Warriors recalled Ognjen Kuzmic and Nemanja Nedovic from the Santa Cruz Warriors.
Carmelo Anthony will be re-evaluated in one month.
Isaiah Austin is currently projected as the 38th overall pick by DraftExpress.
The Magic will run basketball ops and the ownership will handle business operations and community relations.
Glenn Robinson III averaged 13.1 points and 4.4 rebounds as a sophomore.
John Wall leads the NBA in corner three-point assists with 109, followed by LeBron James with 89 and Goran Dragic with 66.
Luol Deng has been voted the 2013-14 winner of the J. Walter Kennedy Citizenship Award.
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