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  • National Basketball Association roundup (Reuters)

    (The Sports Xchange) - The Philadelphia 76ers obtained guard Marquis Teague and a 2019 second-round draft pick in a trade with the Brooklyn Nets on Friday for guard Casper Ware. Reports indicated that the Nets were likely to waive Ware, who played in nine games for the 76ers last season and averaged 5.3 points and 1.1 assists. The 21-year-old Teague had 10 points, four assists and six turnovers in Brooklyn's final preseason game on Wednesday night in Boston. - - - Orlando Magic guard Victor Oladipo is out indefinitely after suffering a facial fracture in practice Thursday. ...

  • BDL's 2014-15 NBA Season Previews: Sacramento Kings (Ball Don't Lie)

  • Brief profiles of Eastern Conference teams (Reuters)

    (Reuters) - Following are brief profiles of the 15 teams in the National Basketball Association's Eastern Conference ahead of the 2014-15 season. ATLANTIC DIVISION BOSTON CELTICS Founded: 1946 NBA titles: 17 (2008, 1986, 1984, 1981, 1976, 1974, 1969, 1968, 1966, 1965, 1964, 1963, 1962, 1961, 1960, 1959, 1957) Head coach: Brad Stevens 2013-14 record: 25-57 (Proud Celtics finish 12th in conference after a run of six seasons in playoffs) Sorry Celtics fans, no playoff for Boston -- again. That's hard to accept for a franchise with 17 titles, but the talent is not there. ...

  • Five storylines to watch for this NBA season (Reuters)

    (Reuters) - Five storylines to follow during the 2014-15 National Basketball Association season: I'M COMING HOME: All seems in harmony again in the basketball universe as LeBron James returns home to gritty Cleveland and the Cavaliers after a four-year run with the Miami Heat that included two NBA crowns. Public enemy No. 1 in Cleveland after going on national TV in 2010 to say he was "taking my talents to South Beach," James received a hero's homecoming when he re-signed with the Cavs, ready to deliver the NBA title he failed to do during his first stint with the team. ...

  • LeBron's Cavs help bring focus back to the hardwood (Reuters)

    By Frank Pingue (Reuters) - After a tumultuous offseason that forced the National Basketball Association to confront the delicate issue of race, the league will usher in a new season starting next week that could prove to be one of the best in years. The defining story of the offseason could have been LeBron James's return to his home state's Cleveland Cavaliers, where the game's most popular player hopes to ease the pain from his defection in 2010, but instead racism dominated headlines. ...

  • All hail King James: LeBron rules NBA (The Associated Press)

    He pivoted in a hallway inside Quicken Loans Arena, pulled 22-year-old LeBron James close and delivered a message. ''The league is going to be yours soon,'' Duncan told James. Seven years later, there's no denying the power and influence James holds over the NBA. Beyond being the world's most complete player, a multifaceted, once-in-a-generation megastar, James is the undisputed face of his sport.

  • Western Conference, defending champs tough as ever (The Associated Press)

    Calling it the Wild West just doesn't do it justice anymore.

  • Cavs, Bulls the expected frontrunners in East (The Associated Press)

    LeBron James is again surrounded by an All-Star caliber guard, a big man who can score and 3-point sharpshooters.