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Thu Jun 2311:28Lin opts out of deal with HornetsJeremy LinSGWarriorsFree Agent
Hornets guard Jeremy Lin declined the $2.2 million team option to return to Charlotte next season and will become a free agent on July 1. Lin averaged 11.7 points, 3.0 assists and 3.2 rebounds for the Hornets last season. The 27-year-old signed a two-year, $4.3 million deal with Charlotte last summer. Lin previously signed a three-year, $25 million deal with the Houston Rockets as a restricted free agent with the New York Knicks.Lin said at the end of the season that he would be "very interested" in returning to the Hornets but will seek a long-term deal and explore the open market. Center Al Jefferson and small forward Nicolas Batum are free agents for the Hornets, as are power forwards Marvin Williams and Tyler Hansbrough. Jefferson played only 47 games last season after one of his best seasons in the league at age 30 in 2014-15.
Wed Jun 2216:33Knicks acquire Rose from BullsJose CalderonPGRaptorsThe Sith Lords
Robin LopezCSunsFree Agent
The New York Knicks made a major move to upgrade their ailing backcourt, acquiring former NBA MVP Derrick Rose from the Chicago Bulls, according to multiple reports Wednesday.New York is expected to acquire Rose, fellow guard Justin Holiday and a second-round pick of the 2017 draft from Chicago for center Robin Lopez and guards Jerian Grant and Jose Calderon, the Chicago Tribune reported.ESPN reported last week that the Knicks entertained internal discussions on acquiring Rose, although that story did not detail if the Bulls were willing to part ways with the top overall pick of the 2008 draft.The oft-injured Rose tore his ACL in his left knee during the 2012 playoffs before tearing the meniscus in his right knee early in the 2013-14 campaign. The 27-year-old averaged 16.4 points and 4.7 assists for the Bulls last season.The Knicks will also add depth to their backcourt by acquiring the 27-year-old Holiday, who averaged 4.5 points and 1.7 rebounds per contest last season.The reported m... [More]
Wed Jun 2215:59Hawks trade Teague to Pacers in three-team tradeGeorge HillPGPacersThe Schellackers
Jeff TeaguePGHawksFree Agent
The Atlanta Hawks traded point guard Jeff Teague to the Indiana Pacers in a three-team deal, according to reports Wednesday.The deal includes Pacers point guard George Hill going to the Utah Jazz. The Jazz also will send the No. 12 pick in Thursday's NBA draft to Atlanta.Teague, 27, averaged 15.7 points and 5.9 assists 79 regular-season games in 2015-16 to lead the Hawks to a 48-34 record this past season. In 10 playoff games, Teague shot just 38 percent from the field and 25 percent from 3-point range while averaging 14.5 points and 6.1 assists.Atlanta was swept by the Cleveland Cavaliers in each of the last two postseasons.Teague revealed earlier this month in an Instagram post -- he later deleted it -- that he played the entire 2015-16 season with a torn patellar tendon in his knee. Teague did not require surgery following an MRI taken after the Hawks were eliminated, a source told ESPN.Hill, 30, averaged 12.1 points and 3.4 assists in 74 regular-season games last season with the Pacers. He averaged 13.6 points and 2.1 assists in the Pacers' seven-game playoff loss to the Toronto Raptors.
Fri Jun 1704:02C Andrew Bogut will likely be unable to playing for Australia in...Andrew BogutCBucksFree Agent
C Andrew Bogut will likely be unable to playing for Australia in the Olympics this summer after the knee injury he suffered during Game 5. Bogut will be sidelined up to eight weeks after suffering multiple bone bruises in his left knee against the Cleveland Cavaliers. "I'm not great at math, but six to eight weeks minimum is what I've been told," Bogut said during Golden State's mid-day shootaround in advance of Thursday's Game 6. "It's very unlikely at this point, to be honest."
Fri Jun 1704:02F Andrew Bogut will likely be prevented from playing for Austral...Andrew BogutCBucksFree Agent
F Andrew Bogut, who is out the rest of the NBA Finals, will likely be prevented from playing for Australia in the Olympics this summer. Bogut will be sidelined up to eight weeks after suffering multiple bone bruises in his left knee during Monday's Game 5 against the Cleveland Cavaliers. "I'm not great at math, but six to eight weeks minimum is what I've been told," Bogut said during Golden State's mid-day shootaround in advance of Thursday's Game 6. "It's very unlikely at this point, to be honest." Bogut suffered the injury when he blocked a shot by Cleveland guard J.R. Smith and fell awkwardly. "Somehow he cannonballed right into my shin with his shoulder," Bogut said. "It was painful. ... I thought I blew out my knee, with the pain that I had." Bogut said he will rehab the knee in an aggressive manner but doesn't see much chance of being healthy in time for the Rio de Janeiro Games. "We'll reevaluate it in a month," Bogut said. "If I can get back on the court, we'll see. But as of now it's not looking good."
Thu Jun 1617:39Bogut likely to miss Olympics due to knee injuryAndrew BogutCBucksFree Agent
The knee injury that will prevent Andrew Bogut from playing in the rest of the NBA Finals also will likely keep him from playing for Australia in the Olympics this summer.Bogut will be sidelined up to eight weeks after suffering multiple bone bruises in his left knee during Monday's Game 5 against the Cleveland Cavaliers."I'm not great at math, but six to eight weeks minimum is what I've been told," Bogut said during Golden State's mid-day shootaround in advance of Thursday's Game 6. "It's very unlikely at this point, to be honest." Bogut suffered the injury when he blocked a shot by Cleveland guard J.R. Smith and fell awkwardly."Somehow he cannonballed right into my shin with his shoulder," Bogut said. "It was painful. ... I thought I blew out my knee, with the pain that I had." Bogut said he will rehab the knee in an aggressive manner but doesn't see much chance of being healthy in time for the Rio de Janeiro Games."We'll reevaluate it in a month," Bogut said. "If I can get back on the court, we'll see. But as of now it's not looking good."
Wed Jun 1522:59C Andrew Bogut will miss remainder of NBA Finals against Clevela...Andrew BogutCBucksFree Agent
C Andrew Bogut will miss the remainder of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers due to a left knee injury. An MRI revealed that Bogut will not require surgery, the Warriors announced Wednesday. Bogut will be sidelined 6-8 weeks. The 31-year-old Australian suffered the injury at the 10:30 mark of the third quarter in Game 5 at Oracle Arena on Monday night. The 7-foot Bogut collided with Cleveland guard J.R. Smith during the 112-97 loss to the Cavaliers. Bogut collected three rebounds and three blocks but did not score a point in the setback for Golden State, which holds a 3-2 edge in the series.
Wed Jun 1518:48NBA notebook: Cavs' fight for life returns to ClevelandJordan AdamsFree Agent
Andrew BogutCBucksFree Agent
The Cleveland Cavaliers will try to make history and stay alive by winning Game 6 of the NBA Finals on Thursday night against the defending champion Golden State Warriors.Home and facing a must-win, the Cavs recall the agony of the 2015 NBA Finals when the Warriors sealed the championship in Game 6 at Quicken Loans Arena. Only two of 32 teams down 3-1 in NBA Finals have managed to take the series to seven games, the last time in 1966.Cleveland's goal, of course, is to make sure history doesn't repeat for the second straight year. Cavaliers stars LeBron James and Kyrie Irving scored 41 points apiece in Cleveland's 112-97 victory in Game 5, denying the Warriors a chance to repeat on their home court at Oracle Arena.--Golden State center Andrew Bogut will miss the remainder of the NBA Finals against Cleveland with a left knee injury.An MRI revealed that Bogut will not require surgery, the Warriors announced. Bogut will be sidelined 6-8 weeks.The 31-year-old Australian suffered the injur... [More]
Wed Jun 1514:57Warriors' Bogut (knee) out for remainder of FinalsAndrew BogutCBucksFree Agent
Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut will miss the remainder of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers due to a left knee injury.An MRI revealed that Bogut will not require surgery, the Warriors announced Wednesday. Bogut will be sidelined 6-8 weeks."Warriors center Andrew Bogut, who suffered a significant impaction injury to his left knee during Monday's Game 5 of the NBA Finals, underwent an MRI yesterday in the Bay Area," the team statement read. "The MRI revealed the impact resulted in bone bruises to the proximal tibia and distal femur. He traveled with the team to Cleveland for Game 6, but due to the remaining length of the NBA Finals and expected recovery time, a minimum of 6-8 weeks, he will miss the remainder of the series. The injury will not require surgery and he is expected to make a full recovery."The 31-year-old Australian suffered the injury at the 10:30 mark of the third quarter in Game 5 at Oracle Arena on Monday night.The 7-foot Bogut collided with Cleveland guard J.R. Smith during the 112-97 loss to the Cavaliers. Bogut collected three rebounds and three blocks but did not score a point in the setback for Golden State, which holds a 3-2 edge in the series.The Warriors will see the return on Thursday night of fellow big man Draymond Green, who missed Game 5 while serving a one-game suspension for his below-the-belt hit on LeBron James.
Tue Jun 1419:34Report: Warriors' Bogut travels, awaits MRI resultsAndrew BogutCBucksFree Agent
Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut traveled with his team to Cleveland on Tuesday afternoon after undergoing an MRI on his sprained left knee, ESPN's Marc Stein reported.Bogut's availability for Thursday's Game 6 of the NBA Finals likely will be determined by the Warriors' medical team on Tuesday night, Stein noted.The 31-year-old Australian collided with Cleveland guard J.R. Smith and left during the latter stages of Monday's 112-97 loss to the Cavaliers. Bogut collected two rebounds and three blocks but did not score a point in the setback for Golden State, which holds a 3-2 edge in the series.The Warriors will see the return on Thursday of fellow big man Draymond Green, who missed Game 5 while serving a one-game suspension for his below-the-belt hit on Cleveland superstar LeBron James. Backup center Festus Ezeli could also see an uptick in playing time should Bogut be unable to continue in the series.
Tue Jun 1402:40C Andrew Bogut sustained left knee injury in third quarter and c...Andrew BogutCBucksFree Agent
C Andrew Bogut sustained a left knee injury in the third quarter and couldn't return to the game. He was scheduled for an MRI late Monday.Bogut's status for the rest of the NBA Finals will be determined in the three days leading up to Game 6.
Mon Jun 601:58C Andrew Bogut had game-high five blocks to go with six rebounds...Andrew BogutCBucksFree Agent
C Andrew Bogut had a game-high five blocks to go with six rebounds in 15 minutes, helping Golden State record a dominant 46-34 advantage on the boards in Game 2 of the NBA Finals.
Fri Jun 301:56C Anderson Varejao (one rebound, one assist in 3:19) first playe...Anderson VarejaoCCavaliersFree Agent
C Anderson Varejao (one rebound, one assist in 3:19) is the first player in NBA history to have played for both finalists in the regular season.
Fri Jun 301:56SG Leandro Barbosa scored 11 points as part of Warriors' 45-10 d...Leandro BarbosaSGRaptorsFree Agent
SG Leandro Barbosa scored 11 points as part of the Warriors' 45-10 domination in bench points Thursday in Game 1 of the Finals.
Fri Jun 301:56PG Shaun Livingston had never scored more than 18 points in post...Shaun LivingstonPGBucksFree Agent
PG Shaun Livingston had never scored more than 18 points in a postseason game. He didn't score more than 17 in any game during the regular season, and his high in the Warriors' first 17 playoff games this year was 16. However, in Game 1 of the NBA Finals, the veteran backup was at his best, pouring in a team-high 20 points in Golden State's win. Livingston hit eight of his 10 shots from the floor.
Tue May 3102:05C Anderson Varejao played only 1 minute, 51 seconds Monday night...Anderson VarejaoCCavaliersFree Agent
C Anderson Varejao played only 1 minute, 51 seconds Monday night, but that was enough for the veteran to put his personal stamp on the Warriors' series-clinching win. Varejao was on the floor for much of a 12-0 run late in the third period that opened the Warriors' biggest lead of the game, 71-58. He contributed a basket and two assists to the critical burst, helping Golden State earn a shot at his former team, the Cleveland Cavaliers, in the NBA Finals.
Sat May 2802:44F DeMarre Carroll 3 of 9 from field with seven points and six re...DeMarre CarrollPFRocketsFree Agent
F DeMarre Carroll was 3 of 9 from the field with seven points and six rebounds on Friday in the 113-87 loss to the Cavaliers in the sixth and final game of the Eastern Conference finals. He was 2 of 7 in Game 5 and had five points and two rebounds after going 3 of 12 with 11 points in Game 4. He was 2 of 13 from 3-point range in the final three games of the series.
Fri May 2701:43C Marreese Speights' 14 points helped Warriors outscore Thunder ...Marreese SpeightsC76ersFree Agent
C Marreese Speights' 14 points helped the Warriors outscore the Thunder 30-13 off the bench in Game 5 on Thursday.
Fri May 2701:43C Andrew Bogut saved best game of postseason for when Warriors n...Andrew BogutCBucksFree Agent
C Andrew Bogut saved his best game of the postseason for when the Warriors needed it most Thursday night, contributing 15 points and a game-high 14 rebounds to Golden State's season-saving win. Often in foul trouble and restricted to an average of 14 minutes per night in the first four games of the series, Bogut was able to stay on the court for 30 minutes in his difference-making performance, during which he also blocked two shots and had two steals.
Tue May 2402:35G Dahntay Jones did not play in Game 4 because he serving one-ga...Dahntay JonesSGPacersFree Agent
G Dahntay Jones did not play in Game 4 because he was serving a one-game suspension for his hit to the groin of Raptors C Bismack Biyombo at the end of Game 3, which Toronto won 99-84. Jones said it was unintentional.
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