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Elhassan: Atlanta a good fit for Durant

Amin Elhassan says style of play makes the Hawks a good team for Kevin Durant.


Zach Lowe @ZachLowe_NBA

Had a dream last night that O.J. Mayo turned down $20 million per year from the Bucks. Free agency is here, I guess.

Should the Knicks make a play for Cousins?

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


Tim MacMahon ESPN Staff Writer 

Mavs center Salah Mejri will undergo knee surgery on Thursday. A team source said the operation will be "a minor cleaning" and would not affect Mejri's availability for training camp. "I haven't joined the national team earlier because I was undecided about the surgery, by it's been decided now," Mejri told He will not play for Tunisia in the Olympic qualifying tournament. Mejri, 30, flashed potential as a shot-blocker, rebounder and roll man as a rookie last season. The Mavs have him under contract for nonguaranteed minimum salaries the next two seasons and expect him to be a rotation player.

Marc Stein ESPN Senior Writer 

Utah is making G Trey Burke available via trade, league sources say, after the recent deal for George Hill and with Dante Exum coming back.

Stephen Jackson wants to return to NBA

He's interested in coming out of retirement -- and comedian Michael Rapaport has already begun the recruiting pitch.


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

Elaine Thompson / AP

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

Andrew Hetherington for ESPN

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.