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Pelinka says Lakers responded well post-Kawhi

[ad_1] After missing out on Kawhi Leonard, Rob Pelinka believes the Los Angeles Lakers moved forward by putting together a versatile roster that addressed personnel mistakes made from a year ago.The general manager spoke on Friday about the Lakers adjusting quickly after Leonard's decision to join the LA Clippers and learning from last summer's ill-fated decision to add ball-handling playmakers while sacrificing shooting."I really haven't spent a lot of time
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NBA promotes ref Phillips to run replay center

[ad_1] The NBA has promoted one of its most experienced referees, Jason Phillips, to run its replay center, the league announced Friday.Phillips replaces veteran executive Joe Borgia, who is transitioning to a role overseeing the implementation of the new coach's challenge for the upcoming season.It is part of an expansion of the league's replay system. This week the NBA's board of governors approved a one-year trial of in-game challenges from
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Tyson Chandler, Rockets agree to one-year deal

[ad_1] Free-agent center Tyson Chandler has agreed to a one-year deal with the Houston Rockets, agent Jeff Schwartz of Excel Sports Management tells ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski.Chandler, 36, spent most of last season with the Los Angeles Lakers, where he averaged 5.6 rebounds and 3.1 points in 16.4 minutes per game.A 17-year veteran, Chandler was an effective defender and rebounder last season and has a reputation as a great locker room
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GM — 76ers betting on growth of Harris, Simmons

[ad_1] 3:11 PM ETTim BontempsESPN CAMDEN, N.J. -- Six players flanked 76ers owner Josh Harris and general manager Elton Brand on a dais inside the team's practice facility here facing toward the Philadelphia skyline sitting across the Delaware River as the team held a news conference Friday morning to celebrate their busy summer.It was an impressive array of talent -- including five-time All-Star Al Horford, one of the league's better
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Father of Celtics pick Waters found dead

[ad_1] The father of Boston Celtics rookie Tremont Waters was found dead in a West Haven, Connecticut, hotel on Thursday, police told multiple outlets.Ed Waters, 49, was found dead by police around noon Thursday after they responded to a report of an injured or ill person.The case is being investigated as an untimely death.Waters, a point guard at LSU, was drafted in the second round (No. 51 overall) by the
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Phillips to run NBA’s replay center

[ad_1] The NBA is promoting one of its most experienced referees, Jason Phillips, to run its replay center, the league will announce Friday.Phillips will replace veteran executive Joe Borgia, who will transition to a role overseeing the implementation of the new coach's challenge for the upcoming season.It is part of an expansion of the league's replay system. This week the NBA's board of governors approved a one-year trial of in-game
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Are the Rockets better? The pressure’s on Russ and Harden now

[ad_1] As discussions between the Houston Rockets and the Oklahoma City Thunder on a blockbuster deal for Russell Westbrook grew serious Thursday, Daryl Morey, Houston's general manager, called James Harden to discuss how both stars might work together. Harden gently cut Morey off and reminded him: "I know how to play with Russ and he knows how to play with me," Morey recounted to ESPN.com late Thursday in Las Vegas.They
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Under the knife — Exposing America’s youth basketball crisis

[ad_1] A 3-YEAR-OLD BALL of energy named Noah bounds around a former live music venue one block from the beach in Santa Barbara. He's surrounded by about a dozen top prep prospects from around the U.S., all here at P3 Applied Sports Science, a performance lab that has assessed the biomechanics of hundreds of the world's best athletes, including about 350 NBA players over the past 11 years.It's the first
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What the massive Westbrook-CP3 trade means

[ad_1] What's next for the Houston Rockets and Oklahoma City Thunder after agreeing to swap All-Star point guards Russell Westbrook and Chris Paul?The Rockets are reuniting Westbrook with James Harden in a talented backcourt that has some question marks, while the Thunder continue to stockpile draft assets for the future following the Paul George deal.How will Harden and Westbrook work? Should OKC hold on to CP3? And what is the
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Dwyane Wade’s jersey swap collection is already hilariously out of date

[ad_1] The NBA offseason is less than two weeks old, but it already has brought a decade's worth of stunning player moves, the latest of which was the reported trade of Russell Westbrook to the Houston Rockets in exchange for Chris Paul.All of these player moves have left fans shaking their heads -- and staring at outdated jerseys in their closets. One of those "fans" is former Miami Heat star