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Camping with Kristaps Porzingis

After taking New York and the NBA by storm as a rookie, Kristaps Porzingis is home in Latvia, giving back to the community that helped transform him from a scrawny prospect into a national hero.

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The 7 most overrated NBA free agents

Which signings are most likely to be a mistake? We have seven names that teams (and fans) should think twice about before committing to a massive deal.

Lakers not getting a meeting with Durant (1:05)
Butler on Rose trade: 'It had to be one of us' (1:38)
Should the Knicks make a play for DeMarcus Cousins? (1:24)
Wade open to outside offers (0:53)
Happy birthday, Craig Sager! (0:46)
Stephen Jackson wants to return to the NBA (1:20)
Drummond a virtual guarantee to return to Pistons (0:50)
Spears: Warriors are going 'all-in' for Durant (2:07)
USA Basketball stars excited for Rio (1:16)
Elhassan: Durant should stay with Thunder (1:17)
Tougher shot, Steph's 37-footer or Kyrie's 3 to win Game 7? (1:25)

Swans star proud of cousin Thon Maker

Sydney Swans defender Aliir Aliir has expressed his pride for his cousin Thon Maker and his rise into the NBA after being drafted by the Milwaukee Bucks.

How are cap figures affecting Durant's suitors? (2:26)
The NBA's best 3-and-D free agents (1:25)
Who should start for Team USA? (1:19)
DeAndre Jordan inspired by Von Miller (0:30)
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Chad Ford's Top 100 NBA draft prospects

The names at the top have been set in stone for a while now, but where does everyone else slot in? Our resident guru ranks the top 100 prospects for the 2016 NBA draft.


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Nets have tendered G Markel Brown making him a restricted free agent per ESPN's Zach Lowe.

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Nets will tender Markel Brown a qualifying offer, making him restricted free agent, sources say.

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Butler, on if he's certain he'll be with the Bulls next season: "I don't think anything is for certain. I really don't. I love the city of Chicago, Chicago basketball, I think everybody knows that. They drafted me I've been here my entire career. Nothing is for certain."

Nick Friedell ESPN Staff Writer 

Jimmy Butler was a guest on The Jump today. He discussed his reaction to the Derrick Rose trade, saying in part: "I can't say that I was surprised but I knew that it had to be one of us to tell you the truth."

'I let people think what they want to think'

Jimmy Butler acknowledges as the best player he needs to lead the Bulls and reacts to an article on the team's website criticizing him.


Butler on Rose trade: 'Had to be one of us'

Jimmy Butler says he was notified before the Derrick Rose trade and that they had a good relationship despite Butler being pointed at as the reason for the trade.


Calvin Watkins ESPN Staff Writer 

Donatas Motiejunas, a restricted free agent, told ESPN he's willing to return to the Rockets. Houston is the first team he plans to meet with on July 1.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Dario Saric told reporters in Europe he's headed to the Sixers; one source says his reps and Philly are working to make it happen this month