JaVale McGee’s home burgled, championship ring stolen

Los Angeles Lakers center JaVale McGee’s was burglarized and amongst the items taken was one of the two NBA championship rings he won as a member of the Golden State Warriors. According to TMZ Sports, McGee’s Los Angeles home was broken into on Saturday. The burglars swiped two safes, one of which held one of the rings as well as the goggles used in the locker room celebration. The value of the cash and things stolen is at around $200,000. The report adds that police are currently reviewing surveillance footage…

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Warriors sign Andrew Harrison to training camp deal

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski, the Golden Warriors have signed free agent guard to a training camp deal. Harrison had a sporadic and nomadic 2018-19 season, playing in 17 games between the Memphis Grizzlies, Cleveland Cavaliers and New Orleans Pelicans, averaged 3.2 points and 1.4 assists per game across his time with the three clubs. He would go on to sign with Russian team BC Khimki, finishing the season there. He’ll likely battle for time at the backup one position with Alec Burks and Jacob Evans.

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Team USA finalizes FIBA World Cup roster

Team USA has finalized their roster for the FIBA World Cup. That roster will not include Kyle Kuzma. The Lakers wing went down with an ankle injury prior to Team USA’s 98-94 loss to Australia Saturday and that will keep him out of the international competition, announced USA Basketball on Saturday. Sans Kuzma, here is the 12-man roster: Harrison Barnes (Sacramento Kings) Jaylen Brown (Boston Celtics) Joe Harris (Brooklyn Nets) Brook Lopez (Milwaukee Bucks) Khris Middleton (Milwaukee Bucks) Donovan Mitchell (Utah Jazz) Mason Plumlee (Denver Nuggets) Marcus Smart (Boston Celtics)…

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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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DeMarcus Cousins injures knee in workout, further testing to come

Los Angeles Lakers center DeMarcus Cousins suffered an injury while working out in Vegas on Monday, according to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski. Woj adds the injury was apparently suffered when Cousins banged knees with another player. This is the latest in a series of health obstacles Cousins has faced since tearing his Achilles’ tendon during the 2017-18 season when he was with the New Orleans Pelicans. After he signed with the Golden State Warriors, Cousins played 30 games, averaging 16.3, 8.2 rebounds and 3.6 assists in only 25.7 minutes before suffering…

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Wizards hire Antawn Jamison as Director of Player Personnel

The Washington Wizards have hired Antwan Jamison as their director of pro personnel, the announced Wednesday. “We are absolutely thrilled to bring Antawn back to the Wizards organization. In addition to his strong feel for the game and basketball knowledge, he has always been a true professional and a dedicated worker. We look forward to him bringing those qualities to our front office.” – Wizards general manager Tommy Sheppard Jamison is no stranger to the franchise, having balled for the club from 2004-10, and in his time in the nation’s…

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Portland Trail Blazers unveil special court for upcoming season

This coming season will mark the fiftieth for the Portland Trail Blazers and the court the club unveiled today will commemorate their golden season. Seventies styled font are at the end lines and side lines ( the Blazers won their sole NBA title in 1977) with a specially designed 50 logo at half court. The photos are via Steve Dewald of Blazers Edge:

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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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Heat re-sign Udonis Haslem

Udonis Haslem has been a constant for the Miami Heat for the 16 seasons he has been in the league NBA and he will extend that to a 17th season, as reported by the AP’s Tim Reynolds. Haslem was undrafted in 2002 out of the University of Florida, he balled for French team Élan Sportif Chalonnais, and signed as a free agent with Miami in 2003 and since that time, the only jersey he has played in has been a Heat gamer.

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Patrick Patterson agrees to buyout with Oklahoma City Thunder, plans to sign with Clippers

According to ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski Patrick Patterson has agreed to a buyout from the Oklahoma City and will join the Los Angeles Clippers after clearing waivers. When Patterson signed a three-year contract with the Thunder back in 2017, it was expected that he would provide sorely needed shooting as their stretch-four but that never materialized, as his minutes and production deteriorated in his two seasons in OKC. This past season he averaged 3.9 points, 2.6 rebounds and 0.5 assists. The 13.7 minutes per game he logged , the 37% FG…

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