Eastern Conference

Wall to Attend Team USA Minicamp

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The list of players competing for a roster spot for Team USA at the 2016 Olympics continues to grow. Coach Mike Krzyzewski has invited 41 players to next week’s three-day mini-camp in Las Vegas, with Washington guard John Wall becoming the latest to RSVP. Reports have surfaced that to be considered for one of the 12 roster spots for the …

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Return of Love Solidifies Cavaliers

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Kevin Love was true to his word. All season long, he reiterated his intentions to remain with the Cavaliers, only skepticism crept up as erratic rotations saw Love benched for prolonged periods of time throughout the regular season. Once Cleveland was defeated in the NBA Finals by the Warriors, Love persisted he would remain with the team, only he opted …

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Podcast: Recapping the Free Agent Spree of 2015

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New Orleans didn’t want any competition for the services of Anthony Davis. As soon as the league moratorium ended, the Pelicans began negotiations with the NBA’s leading shot blocker in each of the past two seasons and ultimately agreed upon the richest offer in league history. The team had until Oct. 31 to reach an agreement with Davis or he …

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Paul Millsap’s Growth Key to Hawks Success

Atlanta Hawks forward Paul Millsap

Paul Millsap may be the perfect embodiment of the transition of the power forward position in the NBA. Nine years ago, the 6-foot-8 forward had to earn his place in the league by using his brute force to out-muscle opponents for missed shots around the basket. As he has expanded his game, incorporating an effective 3-point jump shot into his …

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Bulls Retain Butler on a Max Contract

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Chicago wasn’t going to let the most complete shooting guard in the league go anywhere in free agency. Once negotiations were able to begin, the Bulls wasted no time in offering Jimmy Butler a five-year $95 million maximum contract extension, solidifying the back court. His emergence as a leader on both ends of the floor reportedly triggered a conflict with …

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2015 Orlando NBA Summer League Team

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A week of Summer League basketball in Orlando saw 10 teams and total of 158 players receive invitations to audition for either a roster spot in the NBA, it’s Developmental League or a place overseas. With five lottery selections from the 2015 NBA Draft in attendance and plenty of players looking to begin their sophomore season on a positive note, …

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Hezonja Bringing Star Power to Orlando

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Orlando believes it has finally obtained the formula to return to the Eastern Conference playoffs next season. The team firmly believes the missing ingredient was Mario Hezonja. Even though he was limited to just two games at the 2015 NBA Summer League, the 6-foot-8 swingman offered a glimpse into his potential, perhaps opening the path to more questions after quickly …

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Orlando Summer League Finale Set

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A team full of NBA hopefuls will battle a team with a few league veterans for the 2015 NBA Summer League title. Both the Memphis Grizzlies and the Orlando Magic White team, a squad fully comprised of fringe NBA players, have won each of their first four games in tournament play to advance to the championship round. The players on …

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Napier Seeking a Role in Miami

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Miami needed the debut of Shabazz Napier to keep its record unbeaten at the 2015 NBA Summer League in Orlando. The only question remaining is if the Heat need him for much else. The team committed five-years and $90 million in free agency to Goran Dragic and will likely once again have a roster spot for his brother Zoran Dragic. 

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Johnson the Stand Out Performer at Summer League

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The narrative of Stanley Johnson’s game has constantly evolved. In college, he established himself as a defensive specialist, capable of knocking down long range shots. That exact skill-set has become such a commodity, proven this off-season when DeMarre Carroll, Danny Green and Wesley Matthews signed free agent deals totaling over $160 million.

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