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Should the Knicks make a play for Cousins?

Ryen Russillo says DeMarcus Cousins' lazy performances shouldn't get teams anxious to grab him.


Carli Lloyd > LeBron?

Carli Lloyd had a great year, but was her championship performance better than LeBron James', Von Miller's or Sidney Crosby's? Vote for the ESPYS

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Sam Hinkie just can't win

By facilitating Jerry Colangelo's move to Philadelphia, commissioner Adam Silver sent a message: Gross incompetence is acceptable; strategic gaming of a flawed system is not. How 'The Process' failed

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LeBron opt out not a surprise

Chris Broussard believes it's Cleveland's intention to keep the core of the team intact.


ESPN @espn

ICYMI: LeBron will be a free agent after not exercising his $24M player option. Still expected to re-sign with Cavs:

Banana boat super team?

Michael Rapaport shared his thoughts on Dwyane Wade, Chris Paul and LeBron James taking a vacation together again: "I don't know what [Carmelo Anthony's] doing riding around with these guys."


The NBA's best 3-and-D free agents

Kevin Arnovitz identifies four NBA free agents who are effective 3-point shooters as well as lockdown defenders.


Team USA excited for Rio

"I'm just looking forward to playing with these great players on my team," Kevin Durant said.


Marc J. Spears The Undefeated 

The Warriors' meeting with Thunder free agent forward Kevin Durant is Friday afternoon in The Hamptons, a source told The Undefeated.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Story online soon with @Chris_Broussard: ESPN sources say Dwight Howard has set up free-agent meetings after July 1 with Atlanta and Boston.

Wade open to other offers?

Dwyane Wade's initial contract discussions with the Miami Heat have not produced a common ground between the parties, and he is preparing to field outside offers when free agency opens Friday, sources tell Brian Windhorst. Story

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Ian Begley ESPN Staff Writer 

The Philadelphia 76ers, Brooklyn Nets and Sacramento Kings are among the teams interested in Portland restricted free agent Allen Crabbe, sources say. The Blazers extended a $2.7 million qualifying offer to Crabbe, according to CSNNW. That allows Portland to match any offer to Crabbe. The guard figures to garner an offer much higher than $2.7 million from competing teams next month. He averaged 10.3 points and 2.7 rebounds in 26 minutes a game last season, numbers that make the 24-year-old attractive on the open market, particularly with the increase in cap space this summer.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Maybe the biggest Spurs development tonight: One well-placed source insists San Antonio's free-agent interest in Mike Conley is overstated.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Once Diaw is officially on the Spurs' books for next season after June 30, his $7 million salary for next season becomes fully guaranteed.