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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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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.

ESPN @espn

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.

Darren Rovell ESPN Senior Writer 

A'mare Stoudemire retires. He made $181,476 PER GAME played in his career. He played in 924 games.

Ian O'Connor @Ian_OConnor

Amar'e Stoudemire was first man in & Knicks fans never forgot. That's why they forgave his fire extinguisher playoff punch out.

ESPN @espn

Amar'e Stoudemire is retiring from the NBA. A look back at the time we interviewed him in a bathtub of wine: es.pn/2auVuVX

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

But I'm told Stoudemire plans to take some time before deciding if he intends to play pro basketball abroad in the coming season or stay put

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Here's Amar'e Stoudemire talking about his time with the Knicks: "I came to New York in 2010 to help revitalize this franchise and we did just that. Carmelo [Anthony], Phil and Steve have continued this quest, and with this year's acquisitions, the team looks playoff-bound once again. Although my career has taken me to other places around the country, my heart had always remained in the Big Apple. Once a Knick, Always a Knick."

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Amar'e Stoudemire has lucrative interest from China, sources say, or could play in Israel for the team (Hapoel Jerusalem) he co-owns ... BUT

Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

Amare Stoudemire has signed a contract with the Knicks and subsequently announced his retirement, the team announced.

Varejao likely to miss Rio due to injury

Warriors C Anderson Varejao may not have the opportunity to represent his native Brazil at the upcoming Olympic Games due to a back injury. Details

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