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Heat to sign Joe Johnson when he clears waivers

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The Miami Heat expect to sign former All-Star guard Joe Johnson when he clears waivers. Johnson will clear waivers Saturday at 5 p.m. ET after negotiating a contract buyout with the Brooklyn Nets. Several playoff teams, including the Cavaliers and Hawks, pursued Johnson, but the Heat clearly moved to the front of his wish list. “If he decides to come [to Cleveland], it’d be great,” ...

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Stephen Curry ties NBA record with 3s in 127 straight games

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Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry tied an NBA record Wednesday by making a 3-pointer in his 127th consecutive regular-season game. The reigning NBA MVP and 3-point leader made a 3-pointer just 78 seconds into the Warriors’ game at Miami on Wednesday night.  He shares the record with Atlanta’s Kyle Korver and has a chance to take the record outright when Golden State plays ...

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Hilton Hotels apologizes to Kyrie Irving for bed bugs

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Hilton Hotels apologized Tuesday after Cleveland Cavaliers guard Kyrie Irving said he was bitten by bed bugs during a stay in downtown Oklahoma City. Irving said he was not feeling well after discovering bed bugs on a pillow and ending up on a couch instead of his bed at the Skirvin Hilton. “The comfort of our guests is a top priority, and we are very sorry ...

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Monta Ellis must continue taking bigger role for Indiana Pacers

Monta Ellis

Monta Ellis was the Indiana Pacers’ big free agency addition ahead of the 2015-16 NBA season. Larry Bird wanted the team to play at a faster offensive tempo and he knew that he needed a second scorer behind Paul George. It seemed like a perfect match and the expectations were extremely high heading into the season. While the expectations were ...

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New York Knicks now on meaningless march through final 25 games

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When the New York Knicks lured legendary head coach and former Knick Phil Jackson back to the Big Apple in March of 2014, there were plenty of reasons to believe that the team’s troubles would soon be a thing of the past. But nearly two years later, and less than 12 months removed from finishing Jackson’s first campaign as team ...

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Anderson Varejao agrees to deal with Golden State Warriors

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After being traded by the Cleveland Cavaliers just ahead of the deadline, Anderson Varejao was quickly waived by the Portland Trail Blazers. He had the opportunity to sign with whoever he wanted and has agreed to a new contract. According to reports, Varejao has agreed to sign with the Golden State Warriors. Anderson Varejao just sent me this message on ...

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Channing Frye is a perfect addition for the Cleveland Cavaliers

Channing Frye

Channing Frye was one of the players traded just ahead of the 2016 NBA trade deadline. It appeared that the Orland Magic would trade him to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for Lance Stephenson, but that changed just hours before the deadline. He ended up getting dealt to the Cleveland Cavaliers and it is a move that will fit ...

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Clippers acquire Jeff Green from Grizzlies

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The Los Angeles Clippers acquired forward Jeff Green from the Memphis Grizzlies on Thursday for Lance Stephenson and a future first-round draft pick. The draft pick is a lottery-protected 2019 first-rounder. “The guy was great, and guys really liked him,” Doc Rivers said of Stephenson. “I was really happy with him as far as how he carried himself.” Stephenson is averaging 4.7 points per game this season, his ...

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NBA Trade Rumors: Kevin Martin wants traded before NBA Trade Deadline

Kevin Martin

  Kevin Martin is one of the names gathering traction as a potential trade piece for the Minnesota Timberwolves ahead of the 2016 NBA trade deadline. The deadline comes on Thursday afternoon and the veteran shooting guard has made it clear that he would like to be dealt to a playoff contender. There is no question that Martin deserves to ...

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Indiana Pacers: 5 Reasons Why They Should Acquire Lance Stephenson

Lance Stephenson

The Indiana Pacers are heading into the NBA trade deadline with plenty of options. Larry Bird has been aggressively working the trade wire to see if he can find a player that would help his team get into the postseason. While there isn’t a sure thing that they can trade for Stephenson, that doesn’t mean that they can’t “acquire” him ...

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