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Aldridge not only one leaving Portland

The Blazers confirmed to The Oregonian that assistant coach Kim Hughes is no longer with the team. The newspaper reported that Hughes was fired for his June 27 comments to an Indiana TV station in which he said LaMarcus Aldridge would not be returning to the team.

Aldridge agrees to join Spurs

Brian Windhorst says of San Antonio's deal with LaMarcus Aldridge: "This is a big moment for the Spurs because they've never built through free agency before."


LeBron waiting for Thompson to sign

Brian Windhorst on the lack of contract talks between LeBron James and the Cavaliers: "Until the Cavs do something with Tristan, LeBron's not going to talk to them."


Lakers' reasoning for getting Hibbert

Brian Windhorst said on SportsCenter: "The Lakers are at a point now where they've gotta decide, 'If we can't do anything in free agency, do we just want to get through this season, Kobe's last year, and re-enter the market next year?'"


Lakers, Pacers agree to Hibbert deal

The Lakers have agreed to take Roy Hibbert, league sources tell ESPN's Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne. The framework of the trade is still being discussed. Sources said the deal will be completed by July 9 when the league-wide moratorium is lifted.

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San Antonio now favorites in the West

After agreeing to a deal with LaMarcus Aldridge, San Antonio's odds to win the West dropped to 2-1, besting Oklahoma City and defending champ Golden State (both 5-2). Gregg Popovich's squad is 4-1 to win it all, behind only Cleveland (9-4).

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OKC beats Charlotte at Summer League

Frank Kaminsky's off-balance jumper at the buzzer was off, and the Thunder escaped with a 2-point win in Orlando. Kaminsky did finish with 19 points and 12 rebounds in his NBA debut. Semaj Christon had 14 points and 10 assists for the Thunder.

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ESPN sources say that the Lakers and Pacers are actively discussing a trade where L.A. would take Roy Hibbert into salary-cap space

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Cameron Payne is on the end of the Thunder bench watching the game. Sitting next to him? Mo Cheeks.

Kaminsky picks up the pace

After scoring just 4 points in the first half, Hornets rookie Frank Kaminsky dropped 15 in the third quarter, helping Charlotte take a 4-point lead into the 4th at Orlando Summer League.

Lakers learn valuable lesson

J.A. Adande writes of the Lakers big swings and misses in free agency: "They couldn't change the basic facts that they can only sell the glorious past and the possibilities of the future. They can't sell the present." What's the next step?

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Slow summer start for Kaminsky

Hornets lottery pick Frank Kaminsky was just 2-of-9 from the field in the first half of his Summer League debut, and Charlotte trails OKC by 4 at halftime in Orlando.

No new deal imminent for LeBron

LeBron James' agent, Rich Paul, has made it known to the Cavs that serious talks on a new deal for James will not take place until a new contract for restricted free agent Tristan Thompson is in place, sources tell ESPN's Brian Windhorst. Paul also represents Thompson.

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Kevin Durant on being bigger

"Yeah, I think I gotta lose some weight to be honest. But I've been putting in a lot of work in the weight room. I haven't moved at all for 12 or 13 weeks, so last week was really the first time I've got on the court and dropped some sweat."

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Kevin Durant says his rehab is going according to plan and hopes to be fully cleared in August. Started running and jumping some this week.

Kaminsky ready for NBA debut

Frank Kaminsky, the No. 9 pick in the 2015 NBA draft, will take the court in Orlando as the Hornets' Summer League squad takes on the Thunder.

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Hezonja clutch in Summer League debut

Mario Hezonja, the No. 5 pick in the 2015 NBA draft, made a go-ahead 3-pointer with 12.9 seconds left to give the Magic a 75-74 OT win over the Clippers. Hezonja finished with 12 points and made 2-of-5 3-pointers.

Arnovitz on Aldridge/Blazers split

Kevin Arnovitz writes of Portland's attempts to keep LaMarcus Aldridge in town: "The Blazers had effectively been engaged in a three-year recruiting effort, marriage counseling between team and star." Blazers kept door open

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Bonus basketball in Orlando

Aaron Gordon's 22 points and 15 rebounds weren't enough to get the Magic's "Blue" team a victory in regulation, so they'll head to a 2-minute OT session against the Clippers in Summer League action.