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NBA free agency: Rating all the latest deals

As the summer heats up and NBA free agency continues, Kevin Pelton breaks down the best and worst signings, including Gerald Green's addition to the Celtics.

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George puts injury behind him in Team USA's win (1:08)
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On this date: Happy birthday to the Mailman (0:44)
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Durant takes court with new teammates (1:59)
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White Chocolate still making great passes at 40 (0:15)
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NBA within its right to pull ASG from Charlotte (1:08)
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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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Barkley: Durant doesn't improve Warriors in all areas (1:46)
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My Wish: Steph Curry grants Ashley's selfless wish (6:59)
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Charles Barkley is a fan of McDonald's breakfast (0:46)
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Historic backboard breaking dunks (1:16)
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Isaiah Stokes shatters backboard during game

The younger brother of NBA forward Jarnell Stokes threw down a massive slam dunk during the final minute of an AAU game in Las Vegas, sending glass flying.

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Melo's veteran wisdom (1:44)
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Make the NBA fun again (6:04)
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Setrige Crawford

2016 is a good time to be a mediocre free agent

Everyone seems to be getting overpaid this summer, and that's especially true of average players who've been rewarded far more handsomely than their stats would predict.

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Melo organizes conversation on social issues

Marc Stein provides details on the expected discussion at Monday's meeting in Los Angeles that was organized by Carmelo Anthony. The women's national team is also involved in the private meeting.

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Mike Mazzeo ESPN Staff Writer 

Nets also add undrafted guard Beau Beech to the mix as he joins Yogi Ferrell on the one-year partial guarantee deal brigade. Beech had a productive Summer League with Brooklyn.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

This is something that will probably make Phil Jackson chuckle: in the trailer for the new movie "Suicide Squad" star Will Smith makes a reference to Jackson and his triangle offense. "You might want to work on your team-motivation thing. You heard of Phil Jackson? He's like the gold standard, OK? Triangle, ----." The Knicks haven't had much success running the triangle, but Jackson won a combine 11 rings in Chicago and LA while running the offense. As an aside, Jeff Hornacek will likely be tweaking the triangle this season, to the delight of some of the current Knicks players.

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Jeremy Lin describes how he felt in the summer of 2012 when he signed with the Houston Rockets after the Knicks decided against matching the Rockets' 3-year, $25 million contract offer: "I was really, really sad. I was sad the way everything went down, 'cause nothing happened the way I thought it was going to" Lin, now a Brooklyn Net, said in an interview with the New York Post. "I had wished that they had offered me a contract just in the beginning, and that didn't even happen. And then, when I found out that they weren't gonna match, I was even more sad, 'cause honestly, I wanted to finish my career there.... I wanted to play for those fans who rallied behind that city, that came behind us and gave me that experience. I felt like I owed it to them."

LeBron James Jr. can play!

Come for the sweet moves by LeBron's 11-year-old son. Stay for his dad's proud reactions. Sick moves

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Curry's new sneakers panned -- again

People on the internet don't hate them as strongly as the much-derided "Chef Curry" sneakers, but the Curry Lux still isn't a hit. The fans speak

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ESPN @espn

The Jazz's Alec Burks and Team Colorado take on Team Utah for a shot at the quarterfinals at TBT on ESPNU/here: es.pn/29SPhot

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

Tyler Zeller is now the fourth highest paid player on the Celtics' roster, ahead of All-Star point guard Isaiah Thomas. A glance at Boston's current cap commitments.

Chris Forsberg ESPN Staff Writer 

A look at the Celtics' depth chart after Saturday's flurry of roster activity.

Mechelle Voepel @MechelleV

Every WNBA president has had to negotiate speaking her mind/establishing her authority with toeing NBA company line. I know it's not easy.

Watch: The Basketball Tournament quarterfinals

The reigning champs, Overseas Elite, featuring DeAndre Kane, meets Trained to Go, featuring players from the Georgia area like Damien Wilkins. Live on ESPNU/WatchESPN

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