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Jabari Parker Signs Two-Year Deal With The Bulls, Gets The Fresh Start He Deserves Jabari Parker Signs Two-Year Deal With The Bulls, Gets The Fresh Start He Deserves

Confident proclamations from Giannis Antetokounmpo about Jabari Parker’s future in Milwaukee turn out to have been premature: Saturday the Milwaukee Bucks rescinded the qualifying offer that gave them matching rights for any restricted free agency offer for Parker, paving the way for Parker to sign a reported…

Of Course Jimmy Butler Rejected Minnesota's Bargain-Shopping Extension Offer Of Course Jimmy Butler Rejected Minnesota's Bargain-Shopping Extension Offer

The story here is less that Jimmy Butler turned down a four-year, $100 million extension offer from the Minnesota Timberwolves than it is that the Minnesota Timberwolves thought there was any chance in hell that Jimmy Butler would agree to a four-year, $100 million contract extension, in the same summer in which Zach…

Video Shows Devin Booker And Tyler Ulis Scuffling With Some Dudes In An Elevator [Update] Video Shows Devin Booker And Tyler Ulis Scuffling With Some Dudes In An Elevator [Update]

TMZ Sports posted a video today showing former Suns guard and current free agent Tyler Ulis getting into a fight with three anonymous guys in a Tempe, Arizona elevator in May 2017, then later fending them off with the help of Devin Booker.

Coach In LaVar Ball's League Squares Up On His Own Player, Tells Him To "Stop Being A Bitch" Coach In LaVar Ball's League Squares Up On His Own Player, Tells Him To "Stop Being A Bitch"

High school and college basketball players will not only get paid if they play in LaVar Ball’s JBA league, but they’ll also get the kind of coaching experience you can’t even find in the NBA—specifically, getting shoved and cursed at and challenged to a fight.

The Nuggets Desperately Wanted To Avoid The Luxury Tax The Nuggets Desperately Wanted To Avoid The Luxury Tax

The Denver Nuggets pulled off a midnight trade this morning, sending the expiring contracts of Kenneth Faried and Darrell Arthur to the Nets in exchange for guard Isaiah Whitehead, who was promptly waived. That the Nuggets didn’t receive much of anything in return might not make sense at first, but it was actually a…

Isaiah Thomas Has Reached The "Sign For The Veteran's Minimum" Stage Of His Decline Isaiah Thomas Has Reached The "Sign For The Veteran's Minimum" Stage Of His Decline

Point guard Isaiah Thomas—formerly of the Lakers, Cavaliers, and Celtics all within the past 12 months—has found a new home in Denver. Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting that Thomas has signed with the Nuggets for the veteran’s minimum.

Summer League Is Only Good For Getting Unreasonably Excited About Duncan Robinson Summer League Is Only Good For Getting Unreasonably Excited About Duncan Robinson

Have you heard about the NBA’s biggest signing of the summer? Clearly I am referring to the new two-way contract that former Michigan Wolverine Duncan Robinson has signed with the Miami Heat.

Former NBA Star Kermit Washington Sentenced To Six Years Over Charity Fraud Scheme Former NBA Star Kermit Washington Sentenced To Six Years Over Charity Fraud Scheme

Former NBA player Kermit Washington—who played for 10 seasons but is chiefly famous for punching Rudy Tomjanovich so hard he nearly killed him—was sentenced to six years in federal prison and fined $967,158 yesterday for his role in an “extensive charity fraud scheme,” per a release from the Justice Department.…

AAU Contest Ends In Massive Brawl Between Players And Referees

This is madness. An AAU game being held in Emerson, Georgia descended into violent chaos in the final minute when players from Chicago’s R.A.W. Athletics got into a massive brawl with at least one of the referees:

After 17 Seasons In San Antonio, Tony Parker Will Join The Charlotte Hornets After 17 Seasons In San Antonio, Tony Parker Will Join The Charlotte Hornets

There’s no particular reason why this should be received as bad news, but it is something of a bummer: Tony Parker is leaving the San Antonio Spurs after 17 seasons to serve as a backup to Kemba Walker in Charlotte.

Okay, Sure, Devin Booker Is Now A Max Player Okay, Sure, Devin Booker Is Now A Max Player

Devin Booker—Devin Booker—is set to become one of the highest-paid players in the NBA, after agreeing to a max contract extension with the Phoenix Suns. In a move that makes Sacramento’s $78 million offer sheet to Zach LaVine look downright frugal by comparison, the Suns will pay Booker a whopping $158 million over…

Bulls Save Kings From Themselves, Match $78 Million Restricted Free Agency Offer For Zach LaVine Bulls Save Kings From Themselves, Match $78 Million Restricted Free Agency Offer For Zach LaVine

The Bulls and Kings, two teams roughly as far from NBA relevance as possible, spent Friday in a brief tug-of-war over the right to pay huge sums of money for the services of Zach LaVine, a butt player with zero track record of contributing to anything even approaching functional professional basketball. In an act of…

Report: The Thunder Are Trying To Get Rid Of Carmelo Anthony Report: The Thunder Are Trying To Get Rid Of Carmelo Anthony

The Thunder currently have a historically absurd $310 million payroll, and in order to cut that down, they’ve decided to turn their attention towards the albatross wearing No. 7.

Under No Circumstances Will You Ever Guess Which Utah Jazz Rookie Provoked A Tussle With Trae Young Under No Circumstances Will You Ever Guess Which Utah Jazz Rookie Provoked A Tussle With Trae Young

The dreaded Grayson Allen started Thursday night’s Hawks-Jazz Summer League tilt in Salt Lake City. You will be very glad to know that he’s shooting poorly and struggling to score (two points on 1-of-10 shooting through three quarters, but a tidy eight assists to zero turnovers). You will not be surprised, and I mean …

Summer League Takeaway: Marvin Bagley III Lacks The Skills To Pay The Bills Summer League Takeaway: Marvin Bagley III Lacks The Skills To Pay The Bills

The annual Summer League parade of zero-dimensional guards is supposed to be redeemed by the play of the year’s hot-shot lottery picks. This is why anyone watches the various summer leagues: for those rare and blessed moments when this or that miscellaneous journeyman guard forgets to throw up another hopeless…

Report: Kawhi Leonard Hid From Spurs Execs When They Came To Check Up On Him Report: Kawhi Leonard Hid From Spurs Execs When They Came To Check Up On Him

At this point, the relationship between Kawhi Leonard and the Spurs seems irrevocably broken, and the only thing left to settle is whether the Lakers wait for him to hit free agency or the Spurs take a cut-rate deal to get something back in return for their superstar. ESPN’s Spurs reporter, Michael Wright, recently…

Uncle Drew Probably Shouldn't Exist, But Definitely Isn't Bad Uncle Drew Probably Shouldn't Exist, But Definitely Isn't Bad

It is not a new or strange thing for professional athletes to want to be seen as more than the sum of their athletic achievements, and you don’t need to be a professional athlete to understand why. For the athletic portion of their strange hothouse lives, these people—normal humans, except for the extremely obvious…

Tina Charles Came Home To Win A Title. Instead, She Wound Up In Exile. Tina Charles Came Home To Win A Title. Instead, She Wound Up In Exile.

You can understand Tina Charles’ season with the New York Liberty, her hometown team, by watching the final two possessions of last Thursday’s game against the Washington Mystics.

Report: Don't Worry, LeBron Is Totally Cool With The Lakers Signing All Those Weirdos Report: Don't Worry, LeBron Is Totally Cool With The Lakers Signing All Those Weirdos

The blueprint for a successful LeBron James-led team has been pretty well-established over the course of the last few seasons: Surround him with as many shooters as possible and wait for him to get them wide-open shots. So it was definitely odd to see the Lakers, fresh off convincing LeBron to join them, go out and…

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