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Charlie Villanueva Signs With Mavericks

The Mavericks have signed Charlie Villanueva to a non-guaranteed contract, according to ESPN. Many expected Villanueva to be a legitimate threat on the offensive end after he scored a career-high 48 points in 2006. However, the 30-year-old forward has not seen much playing time since the 2011-12 season with the Pistons....

Chris Bosh, Dwyane Wade

New Look Miami Heat Will Struggle in 14/15

After four straight appearances in the NBA Finals, finding themselves successful in two, the Miami Heat’s golden era, also known as the “Big 3″ era is no more. LeBron James spurned longtime friends Chris Bosh and Dwayne Wade to go back to the homeland (first such case in which a...

Ekpe Udoh

Clippers Sign Ekpe Udoh

The Los Angeles Clippers have signed Ekpe Udoh to a veteran-minimum deal for next season. Udoh, 27, has averaged 4.4 points and 3.5 rebounds in 18.7 minutes per game throughout his career. He is a 6′ 10″, 245 lbs power forward who was drafted with the No. 6 pick in the...

Paul Pierce

Paul Pierce: Life After Basketball

If we’ve learned anything from the Washington Wizards’ small forward Paul Pierce’s recent antics, it’s clear that there is going to be life after basketball. It has been much publicized of late, his desire to make furrows into the world of poker once his illustrious career, that started back with...

Jason Terry

Rockets Acquire Jason Terry

The Houston Rockets have traded non-guaranteed contracts and Alonzo Gee to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for Jason Terry and two second-round draft picks. Terry, 36, was traded to the Kings by the Brooklyn Nets last season. He averaged 4.5 points in 16.3 minutes per game, while shooting a career-low...

Shannon Brown

Heat Sign Shannon Brown

The Miami Heat have signed Shannon Brown to a one-year deal. Brown is the sixteenth player on Miami’s roster. Brown, a two-time champion with the Lakers, has averaged 7.7 points in 18 minutes per game throughout his career. Prior to the signing, Dwyane Wade was the Heat’s only shooting guard. Along...

Hasheem Thabeet

Thunder Trade Thabeet; Waived By Sixers

The Oklahoma City Thunder have traded Hasheem Thabeet to the Philadelphia 76ers. By doing so, OKC will receive a $1.25 million traded player exception. The Sixers will waive Thabeet, according to Marc Stein of ESPN. Thabeet is a 27-year-old center who has averaged 2.2 points and 2.7 rebounds in 10.5...

Jared Dudley

Bucks Acquire Jared Dudley From Clippers

The Milwaukee Bucks will acquire Jared Dudley and a first-round pick from the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for Carlos Delfino and Miroslav Raduljica. The Clippers are also meeting with big man Ekpe Udoh today. Delfino did not play a single game in the 2013-14 season due to recovering from foot...

Gasol Bulls

5 Reasons Why Bulls Are Team To Beat In East

It seems as if no team is a bigger player in NBA free agency than the Bulls when it comes to courting superstars. Dating back to 2000 when Tracy McGrady and Grant Hill had Chicago on their list of finalists before heading to Orlando all the way up to 2010...

Kyrie Irving, LeBron James, Kevin Love, Cavs

Kevin Love, Andrew Wiggins Trade Becomes Official

After being on hold for a month, the deal that sends Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers is finally official. In exchange for Kevin Love, the Minnesota Timberwolves will receive Andrew Wiggins, Anthony Bennett and Thaddeus Young. The Philadelphia 76ers will receive Alexey Shved, Luc Mbah a Moute and a 2015...

Leandro Barbosa

Leandro Barbosa, Heat Have Mutual Interest

Leandro Barbosa and the Miami Heat have “some mutual interest,” according to Kurt Helin of NBC Sports. There aren’t many attractive options left on the free agent market at this point in time, but one name that could draw some interest is Leandro Barbosa. He is currently playing with the...

Dick Bavetta

NBA Referree Dick Bavetta Retires

Dick Bavetta will retire from the NBA after 39 years. He finished with a record of 2,635 consecutive officiated games during the regular season, and has not missed an assigned game since 1975. Bavetta was born in Brooklyn, New York. His brother Joe, who was a referee for the American Basketball...

LeBron James, Shawn Marion

Shawn Marion Signs With Cavaliers

Shawn Marion will join LeBron James and the Cleveland Cavaliers. He was also pursued by the Los Angeles Clippers, Indiana Pacers and Miami Heat. Marion accepted a veteran’s minimum deal to play for Cleveland, although he received larger offers elsewhere. The 36-year-old veteran averaged 10.4 points and 6.5 rebounds per...

C.J. Miles, Cavaliers

What Will C.J. Miles Add To The Indiana Pacers?

The Indiana Pacers are in a very bad spot with both Lance Stephenson and Paul George gone, and they will be asking a lot from newly signed shooting guard C.J. Miles. Due to George’s injury coming at such a late time, the Pacers simply don’t have too many options to...

Andrew Wiggins

The Future Is Bright In Minnesota

For the first time in a decade, the Minnesota Timberwolves have a sense of direction and a plan, which has been missing since the departure of Kevin Garnett.  With the much anticipated Kevin Love trade finally wrapping up on the 23rd of August, the Timberwolves should be able to move...

Pau Gasol, Bulls

Kobe, Gasol Will Matchup On Christmas Day

Kobe Bryant and the L.A. Lakers will face off against Derrick Rose, Pau Gasol and the Chicago Bulls on Christmas Day. Other Christmas Day Matchups: Washington Wizards @ New York Knicks OKC Tunder @ San Antonio Spurs Cleveland Cavaliers @ Miami Heat Golden State Warriors @ L.A. Clippers Chicago Bulls...