Monday, June 29, 2015

Eric Gay/Associated Press Mike D'Antoni never came anywhere near the Golden State Warriors last season, but his influence was obvious in every small lineup, quick-trigger three and jailbreak transition attack. Crazy as it sounds, maybe letting him get closer, perhaps as...

Ronald Martinez/Getty Images J.R. Smith didn't have to become a free agent this summer, but the Cleveland Cavaliers put him in a position to make money. Smith had a player option on the docket for 2015-16—one that seemed like a no-brainer...

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports Anthony Davis established himself as one of the NBA's preeminent superstars during the 2014-15 season. Now the New Orleans Pelicans will likely be looking to lock him up to a long-term contract this summer. Continue for...

<!-- --> June 29, 2015 The list of potential suitors for soon-to-be free agent center Mark Gasol is dwindling by the day, and that probably has to do with the common belief...

<!-- --> June 29, 2015 The list of potential suitors for soon-to-be free agent center Mark Gasol is dwindling by the day, and that probably has to do with the common belief...

Nell Redmond/Associated Press The Dallas Mavericks haven't been a rookie-friendly franchise lately, but that might change with Justin Anderson joining the team next season. The Mavs surprisingly decided against addressing their need at the point guard position in the 2015 NBA...

Nell Redmond/Associated Press The Dallas Mavericks haven't been a rookie-friendly franchise lately, but that might change with Justin Anderson joining the team next season. The Mavs surprisingly decided against addressing their need at the point guard position in the 2015 NBA...

Luca Bruno/Associated Press Croatian phenom Mario Hezonja has intrigued NBA scouts in Europe for a couple of years, and now Orlando Magic fans will soon have a chance to see what all the fuss is about. Rob Hennigan and the Magic...

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports As the Golden State Warriors continue their attempt to trade former All-Star David Lee, they've decided to retain his ostensive replacement, picking up the 2015-16 option on Marreese Speights' contract Monday. Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco...

Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports As the Golden State Warriors continue their attempt to trade former All-Star David Lee, they've decided to retain his ostensive replacement, picking up the 2015-16 option on Marreese Speights' contract Monday. Rusty Simmons of the San Francisco...

<!-- --> June 29, 2015 The Chicago Bulls officially introduced their first-round pick on Monday, and the former Arkansas star tried to make a good first impression on the local media. Bobby Portis,...

<!-- --> June 29, 2015 Tim Hardaway was traded by the New York Knicks to the Atlanta Hawks on draft night and says he is motivated by some parting shots from Phil...

Share Tweet Embed At the end of his first season with the Heat post-LeBron James, Dwyane Wade opted out of his contract with Miami, according to ESPN.com's Ramona Shelburne. Before this season, the Miami Heat hadn't missed the playoffs...

Share Tweet Embed Philadelphia 76ers fans are ecstatic to have Jahlil Okafor joining the team's frontcourt. The combination of Okafor and Nerlens Noel could make for a dominant duo in the City of Brotherly Love. However, there could be...

Share Tweet Embed Philadelphia 76ers fans are ecstatic to have Jahlil Okafor joining the team's frontcourt. The combination of Okafor and Nerlens Noel could make for a dominant duo in the City of Brotherly Love. However, there could be...

Kathy Willens/Associated Press The Chicago Bulls already love Bobby Portis, and that means the rest of the organization's bigs are on notice. Should the new prospect continue making strong first impressions, Chicago may have to seriously consider trading one of...