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Pelton: Under-the-radar free agents for 2016

Harrison Barnes and Jordan Clarkson headline Kevin Pelton's list of 2016 free agents in line for big raises.

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Power move for Kobe Bryant? (2:56)
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Bird: Jordan would kill me in one-on-one right now (4:28)
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NBA Rumor Roundup

Jamal Crawford on the trade market? Carlos Boozer to the Knicks? We're rounding up the latest rumors around the association.

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Baron Davis, ex-All-Star, attempting comeback

Two-time All-Star Baron Davis, out of basketball since suffering a serious knee injury in 2012, said Tuesday he will attempt an NBA comeback.

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Poignant speech shows rare side of Iverson

A touching speech by the former Philadelphia 76ers star at the NBPA Players Awards outshines his infamous 2002 practice rant, writes ESPN's Johnette Howard.

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Warriors' Kerr to undergo back surgery

Steve Kerr will undergo the surgery today for a herniated disk, according to CSN Bay Area. The defending champions open training camp in late September.

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Wisconsin approves new Bucks arena

The Wisconsin state assembly agreed to spend $250M in tax payer money on a new arena. Team owner Peter Feigin said in a statement that the deal will allow the Bucks to remain in Wisconsin.

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Carlos Boozer drawing interest

The free-agent forward is reportedly being looked at by the Knicks, Rockets and Mavericks. Boozer, 33, may need to agree to a veteran's minimum contract to continue his NBA career. NBA rumor roundup

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Agent Zero: I got banned from the fair

Well, he wasn't actually banned from the Orange County fair: Since Gilbert Arenas won a stuffed animal on each basketball game, he wasn't allowed to play anymore. Instant Awesome

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The Most Adorable Social Media Battle

A week after Riley Curry broke out The Whip and The Nae Nae, Leah Still fired back with her own version ... and a dance-off challenge. Watch

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Under-the-radar 2016 free agents

There are some low-key players that will be free agents in 2016 who could be in for big paydays if they perform well this season. Chief among them? Guards Harrison Barnes and Jordan Clarkson, says Kevin Pelton. Full list (Insider)

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Manute Bol's son can ball like a guard

Bol Bol is 6-foot-10 and 15 years old, but he isn't just a rim protector -- as his latest mixtape filled with jumpers, 3's and coast-to-coast buckets shows. Watch

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Kobe calls out Carli Lloyd Twitter troll

If you come at USWNT hero Carli Lloyd on Twitter, you better get ready to be owned by one of the NBA's biggest stars/U.S. soccer fans. Bryant sticks up for Lloyd

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Bird: MJ would kill me now

Pacers president Larry Bird told "The Dan Patrick Show" that Michael Jordan would beat him if they played 1-on-1 now: "I'm 40 pounds more than I was when I played, I'm broken down. I really don't care like I used to." Bird speaks out

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Larkin responds to Jackson's jab

In Part 5 of The Phil Files, Phil Jackson said of then-Knicks PG Shane Larkin: "Unfortunately, Shane hasn't grown any since the start of the season." Larkin responded on Twitter: "couldn't grow in an offense I wasn't comfortable in. All good. No shade. Glad I'm across the river now. Wish them luck." The Phil Files

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Jackson tuning out criticism

Phil Jackson told Charley Rosen of the media criticism he faced in his first season running the Knicks: "As I've said before, the media can do and say whatever they please. It's easy for me to ignore them because I'm doing the job that I've been hired to do." The Phil Files

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Swaggy P Shuts Down Drew League Game

Nick Young's right arm is strictly for buckets. Want proof? This sweet move and buzzer-beater that ended a Drew League game.

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Grading the Cavs-Blazers trade

Kevin Pelton gives Cleveland high marks for moving Mike Miller and Brendan Haywood. But he also likes that Portland was able to essentially get a "couple of second-round picks for free." Trade grades

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Makes good sense for Dellavedova to play out next season on qualifying offer with Cavs so far into luxury tax and reluctant to spend further