• Dwyane Wade's first job with the Bulls

    Building chemistry with All-Star Jimmy Butler is essential for D-Wade to have a successful homecoming.

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  • Kevin Durant: I never told Russell Westbrook I'm staying in OKC

    Kevin Durant, right, says he never told Russell Westbrook he was staying in Oklahoma City. CHICAGO — Golden State Warriors star Kevin Durant refuted a report that he told his ex-Oklahoma City teammates – including Russell Westbrook – that he planned to re-sign with the Thunder. “It’s false,”…

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  • Vertical Pod with Woj: Doc Rivers

    The Clippers coach reaffirms the franchise’s commitment to All-Star Blake Griffin.

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  • Agent: Spurs sign David Lee

    David Lee is signing with the Spurs. Free agent forward David Lee has signed a two-year deal with the San Antonio Spurs, agent Mark Bartelstein told The Vertical. Lee will have a player option in the second year of his deal, which will be worth the veteran’s minimum.

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  • Vertical Pod with Woj: Chauncey Billups

    The former All-Star discusses why he turned down the top assistant coaching job with Orlando.

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  • The top two-way backcourt in basketball?

    Wizards coach Scott Brooks talked to The Vertical’s Chris Mannix about how much he likes his guards.

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  • Sources: Maurice Harkless agrees to $40 million deal with Portland

    Maurice Harkless was solid for Portland in the playoffs. Restricted free agent Maurice Harkless has agreed to a four-year, $40 million deal to re-sign with the Portland Trail Blazers, league sources told The Vertical. Harkless’ deal will be fully guaranteed with no options, but it could reach $42…

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  • Kevin Durant eager to turn boos into cheers

    Kevin Durant is ready to flourish with Stephen Curry. Kevin Durant rolled down the blue protective compression sleeve on his left leg and slipped it off to reveal his latest, and most easily visible, tattoo. The face of late rapper Tupac Shakur covered the left side of Durant’s lower leg, and the…

    Michael Lee
  • Vertical Pod with Chris Mannix: Scott Brooks

    The Wizards' coach talks about his days with the Thunder and his plans for Washington.

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  • Sources: Cavs coach Tyronn Lue agrees to $35M extension

    The Cavaliers' coach bet on himself after never signing Cleveland's initial three-year, $9.5 million offer.

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  • Vertical Pod with JJ Redick: Jeremy Lin

    Lin discusses the opportunity to become a starter with the Nets and what attracted him to Brooklyn.

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  • Sources: Dion Waiters signs two-year deal with Heat

    Dion Waiters averaged 9.8 points for Oklahoma last season. Free-agent guard Dion Waiters has signed a two-year, nearly $6 million contract with the Miami Heat, league sources told The Vertical. Waiters holds a player option on the 2017-18 season and signed using the $2.9 million room mid-level…

    Adrian Wojnarowski
  • Sources: C.J. McCollum agrees to $106M max extension with Blazers

    C.J. McCollum averaged 20.8 points per game last season. Portland Trail Blazers guard C.J. McCollum has reached agreement on a four-year, $106 million maximum contract extension, league sources told The Vertical. The deal includes no player option, and no trade kicker, league sources said.

    Adrian Wojnarowski
  • Why Paul George continues to chase Olympic dream after devastating injury

    Paul George didn’t want to give up his dream of a gold medal. LAS VEGAS – During that traumatic, disquieting time when Paul George went from crashing into a basket stanchion to being carted off the floor, strapped on a gurney, at UNLV’s Thomas & Mack Center two years ago, Team USA participants…

    Michael Lee
  • Manu Ginobili: 'I never wanted to leave San Antonio'

    At the conclusion of a news conference on Thursday to announce a new partnership between the Junior NBA and the Argentinean Basketball Federation, Manu Ginobili stood up to pose for pictures while holding up a San Antonio Spurs No. 20 jersey that appeared to be intended for one of his 6-year-old…

    Michael Lee
  • NBA pulls 2017 All-Star Game from Charlotte, focuses on New Orleans

    Without any movement by state legislators in North Carolina to change newly enacted laws targeted at the LGBT community, the NBA on Thursday decided to pull the 2017 All-Star Game out of Charlotte. “Our week-long schedule of All-Star events and activities is intended to be a global celebration of…

    Adrian Wojnarowski
  • The true story of the 'banned' Air Jordans

    Before the flood of innovations and gimmicks, the biggest sneaker story to hit the NBA came in 1984, when a certain Chicago Bulls rookie defiantly disobeyed the league’s shoe-color rules. NBA policy mandated that each player “must wear shoes that not only matched their uniforms, but matched the…

    Nick DePaula
  • Why KD comparisons don't faze Lakers' Brandon Ingram

    The No. 2 selection in the draft grew up idolizing Kevin Durant and seemed built for basketball. Now the real work begins.

  • Why Kevin Durant isn't worried about his legacy

    Kevin Durant is back with Team USA after taking last summer off. LAS VEGAS – Kevin Durant started scribbling “Have Fun” at the toes of his sneakers last postseason to remind himself why he started playing basketball – and fell in love with it – any time he looked down because he was too tense or…

    Michael Lee
  • Vertical Pod with Woj: Chris Carrino

    The Nets' radio play-by-play voice discusses the New York market and his diagnosis of FSHD.

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