Derrick Rose

Derrick Rose on Jabari Parker’s defense of him: ‘It made me feel good’

Minnesota Timberwolves point guard Derrick Rose recently returned from his promotional tour in China and the former MVP appreciates the love and support from his fans there. Rose, the youngest MVP in NBA history, is the fifth-highest paid sneaker endorser in the league, behind LeBron James, Kevin Durant, Stephen Curry and James Harden. “Going there [for the first time], it was like

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Brandon Knight

Brandon Knight ‘very excited’ to get back on the court after ACL injury

Phoenix Suns guard Brandon Knight, who missed the entire 2017-18 season, can’t wait for the upcoming season to start and is ready to take on more of a leadership role. Knight suffered a torn ACL in his left knee during the summer of 2017. The 26-year-old played in 54 games in 2016-17 with the Suns and averaged 11.0

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Dwight Howard

Dwight Howard believes Wizards are ‘going to shock a lot of people’

Washington Wizards center Dwight Howard is excited about his new opportunity in the nation’s capital and believes the team is “going to shock a lot of people.” Howard signed a two-year, $11 million deal with the Wizards. Washington traded Marcin Gortat to the Los Angeles Clippers and was in need of a starting center. Since requesting a trade

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Report: Jimmy Butler open to the idea of playing with LeBron James in LA

Minnesota Timberwolves star small forward Jimmy Butler is open to the idea of playing with LeBron James in Los Angeles next season, according to a report from Eric Pincus of Bleacher Report. Butler has a player option for the 2019-20 season. If the All-Star swingman declines the option, he will become an unrestricted free agent

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Sixers’ Ben Simmons: ‘We’ve got to get past Boston, that’s our next goal’

After missing the entire 2016-17 season recovering from a foot injury, Philadelphia 76ers point-forward Ben Simmons more than made up for lost time this past season. Simmons played in 81 games and averaged 15.8 points, 8.1 rebounds and 8.2 assists, shooting 54.5 percent from the field during the regular season. His stellar play earned him the 2017-18

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Courtney Lee

Report: Knicks have looked to trade Courtney Lee

The New York Knicks have looked to trade shooting guard Courtney Lee this summer, according to a report from Marc Berman of The New York Post. Lee has two years and $25 million left on his contract. The 32-year-old signed a four-year, $48 million free agent deal with the Knicks back in 2016. In 76 games last

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James Harden

James Harden says Carmelo Anthony’s transition to Rockets will be ‘easy’

The NBA’s Most Valuable Player in 2018, James Harden, says Carmelo Anthony’s transition to the Houston Rockets will be “easy.” Anthony signed a one-year, $2.4 million deal with the Rockets. The veteran scorer averaged a career-low 16.2 points per game during the regular season with the Oklahoma City Thunder and shot only 40.4 percent from the

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Victor Oladipo

Pacers’ Victor Oladipo: ‘I play nothing safe now’

Indiana Pacers shooting guard Victor Oladipo has changed his mindset when it comes to the game of basketball, saying he pushes the envelope as opposed to playing it safe like he did earlier in his career. Oladipo was named the 2017-18 Most Improved Player. As the main option on offense in Indiana, Oladipo averaged 23.1 points,

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Rudy Gay

Rudy Gay feels ‘athletic again,’ happy to be reunited with DeMar DeRozan

After suffering a season-ending ruptured left Achilles tendon injury in 2017 with the Sacramento Kings, San Antonio Spurs small forward Rudy Gay finally feels 100 percent and can’t wait to get the 2018-19 season started. Gay re-signed with the Spurs this offseason on a one-year, $10 million deal and knows he will be more productive in

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Chris Paul

Matt Barnes says ‘egos’ held Clippers back during Chris Paul, Blake Griffin era

During the Chris Paul-Blake Griffin era, the Los Angeles Clippers were always one of the best teams in the NBA during the regular season and looked primed to contend for a championship year after year. The Clippers, however, never made it past the second round of the playoffs and often got in their own way with collapses and

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