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Will the Magic's latest reset work?

Orlando's first attempt at rebuilding didn't go as planned, and now the Magic are hoping their latest plan has them on the rocky road to becoming an Eastern Conference contender.

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How Team USA's turnaround began 10 years ago

Losing to Greece in 2006 was the biggest disappointment of coach Mike Krzyzewski's career. Now Team USA is looking for its 64th straight win in international play.

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USA Basketball: Complete coverage

Some of the NBA's best are headed to Rio in search of a third straight gold medal. As Coach K & Co. take on the world, we're tracking all things Team USA hoops.

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Collins: Came out to Clintons before SI article

NBA pioneer Jason Collins said Monday at the Democratic National Convention that he came out to the Clinton family before going public and that he is "forever grateful for their words of wisdom."

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Carmelo Anthony's town hall brought athletes, teens and police together as the NBA All-Star continues to try to bridge the gap in broken communities. Melo's platform

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Why did Stoudemire retire as a Knick?

Ian Begley explains why Amar'e Stoudemire has decided to retire from the NBA after signing a contract with the Knicks.

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Amar'e throws it down ... with authority

Back in March of 2010, Amar'e Stoudemire had one impressive power dunk.

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Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

The Mavs signed rookie forward Jameel Warney to a partially guaranteed two-year deal, a league source said. Warney, the three-time America East player of the year at Stony Brook, played for the Dallas team in the Las Vegas Summer League.

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Apologies in advance to Anthony Tolliver, but Amar'e Stoudemire retired today and this feels necessary: es.pn/2abYHHt

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Carmelo Anthony summed up Amar'e Stoudemire's impact in New York with this quote from the night that the Knicks and Stoudemire agreed to a buyout: "One of the main reasons I'm a New York Knick today was because of him.... When he came [to New York] he brought back some excitement to the game of basketball here in New York. There was hope when he came back. People started believing in the New York Knicks again. He was the main reason for that belief and for that hope."

Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Former No. 1 overall pick Andrea Bargnani has signed with international club Baskonia, per the team's Twitter account.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Amar'e Stoudemire's time with the Knicks was marred by injury, but he deserves credit for signing with the club at a time when most others wouldn't consider New York. Carmelo Anthony has said he wouldn't have been in New York without Stoudemire.

Justin Verrier ESPN Staff Writer 

On the Pelicans' in-house podcast, team president Dennis Lauscha confirms that New Orleans is being considered as an option to host the 2017 All-Star Game.