Joe Johnson signs with Pistons

Joe Johnson’s domination of the BIG3 caught the attention of several NBA teams, and multiple teams brought him in for a workout. The Detroit Pistons reached an agreement with the 7-time NBA All-Star earlier Thursday. While this is good news for the 38-year Johnson, for Micheal Beasley it means that his NBA journey will have to continue with another ballclub as he will be waived to make room for Johnson.

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Grizzlies are not looking to buy out Andre Iguodala, want him to report to camp

The roster spots on good teams that have been allegedly reserved for Andre Iguodala will sit unfilled, at least for the foreseeable future. It appears that the forward will spend at least some time in Grizzlies gear because according to a report by The Athletic and Stadium’s Shams Charania, Memphis wants the veteran wing to report to training camp, and the team , at this juncture, has no interest in a buyout. It was thought that after the three-time champion was acquired via trade from the Warriors, that he would…

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Toronto Raptors to bring back Dino jerseys

From their inaugural season in 1995 until 1998, the Toronto Raptors sported these purple jerseys that featured their large , at the time , dinosaur logo at the center of the uni. As the upcoming season will be their 25th ( it’s hard to believe it has been that long), they are bringing back the classic dino gamers for an as yet unspecified number of games. They made the announcement via a video on the team’s twitter account.

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Wilson Chandler suspended 25 games for testing positive fo banned substance

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, Brooklyn Nets forward Wilson Chandler will miss the first 25 games of the upcoming season due to testing positive for a PED. Chandler’s test came back positive for Ipamorelin, a growth hormone stimulant. With newly-signed Kevin Durant likely sidelined for the season as he recovers from his torn Achilles and now Chandler out of the lineup for 25 games, the Net’s forward rotation will be strained, with Taurean Prince, Joe Harris and Caris LeVert will likely be charged with picking up that slack. Chandler signed…

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Grizzlies grant Dwight Howard permission to speak with other teams

According to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN, the Memphis Grizzlies have given Dwight Howard’s representation the ok to speak with other teams that might be interested in his services. There is a team out west that just recently lost their likely starting center to a season-ending injury and has a gaping hole ( no pun intended) in the middle. Howard played one season for the Lakers, the 2012-13 season and though it was painfully obvious that he had not recovered from the back surgery he had , he still managed to…

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Micheal Beasley suspended by NBA for drug violation

NBA free agent Michael Beasley was handed a five game suspension by the NBA on Thursday for violating the NBA’s anti-drug policy. Five game sit-downs are typically doled out to repeat offenders of the marijuana policy. This is Beasley’s first drug related issue since his 2013 arrest while he played for the Phoenix Suns. Beasley averaged 7.0 points and 2.3 rebounds for the Lakers in the lowest minutes per game (10.7) since his rookie season. Beasley was involved in the trade that sent he and promising young center Ibica Zubac…

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Third Annual Top 50 Camp presented by the SIAC, SWAC and the NBPA

From thesiac.com: NEW YORK, NY, July 18, 2019 — The National Basketball Players Association (NBPA), the Southwestern Athletic Conference (“SWAC”) and the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (“SIAC”) are pleased to announce their continued partnership in hosting the 3rd annual Top 50 Basketball Camp. The Camp will take place July 26-28 on the campus of Morehouse College in Atlanta, GA.  Twenty-five of the best players from each conference will be featured at the camp in a model similar to the NBPA’s Top 100 Camp. Players will receive on-court skill instruction from current…

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DeMarcus Cousins’ goal is to play in all 82 games next season

It is no secret that Demarcus Cousins has been hampered by injuries over the past few season, however the freshly signed Los Angeles Lakers has at least one lofty goal for the 2019-20 campaign. Lakers Nation’s Matthew Moreno reports that Cousins wants to play in all 82 games next season. Cousins also attest his quadriceps that he injured in the playoffs is “100% healed.” He returned from the injury in the Finals but did not resemble the Boogie we have seen in previous years, averaging just 8.3 points 4.7 rebounds…

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NBA allegedly approves challenge flags for the 2019-20

In a NBA season and offseason was not short on WTF moments, the league’ has given us another one, but not in a good way. The NBA thought it would be a good idea to institute the challenge flag rule from the NFL. Shams Charania of The Athletic and Stadium reported the NBA’s board of governors approved the change Tuesday and it will go into effect in the 2019-20 season. Per the AP’s Tim Reynolds, each coach will get one challenge per game and and can contest “a personal foul…

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