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Cavaliers extend qualifying offer to C Allen

The Cavaliers extended a qualifying offer Friday to center Jarrett Allen, making him a restricted free agent. The team had until Aug. 1 to make the offer to Allen, a 23-year-old acquired last season in a trade from Brooklyn and viewed as one of Cleveland's core pieces.

Cavaliers extend qualifying offer to C Allen

Pelicans name Green head coach

Willie Green is back with the New Orleans Pelicans. The club introduced the 39-year-old Detroit native as its new head coach on Thursday. Green had spent the past two seasons as an assistant with the Phoenix Suns.

Pelicans name Green head coach

Suns' Paul not considering retirement after NBA Finals loss

The closest Chris Paul has ever come to the coveted championship that's eluded him throughout his 16-year career ended up leaving him feeling still so far away from that initial title. "Get back to work. I ain't retiring, if that's what you're asking. That's out. So, back to work."

Suns' Paul not considering retirement after NBA Finals loss

NBA Finals - Suns vs. Bucks

Paul's feel-good Finals story ends in frustration

As the final buzzer sounded, a stone-faced Chris Paul slowly walked off the court, down the tunnel and into the locker room. His feel-good story with the Phoenix Suns was denied the happy ending he craved.

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Should USA Basketball be worried heading into the Olympics?

Should USA Basketball be worried heading into the Olympics?

USA Basketball has lost back-to-back exhibition games for the first time since professionals started playing for the team in 1992. Sam Mitchell joins SportsCentre to discuss the makeup of the roster and if the two losses should be concerning for Americans heading into the Olympics.

The Shift: Chauncey Billups and why transparency is so important

After the hiring of Chauncey Billups by the Portland Trail Blazers, a 1997 rape allegation made against him began to resurface in the news. The Blazers conducted their own investigation but did not respond to follow-up questions in Billups' introductory press conference. Kayla Grey explains why transparency is so important in these moments.

Report: Brooks set to join Blazers

The Portland Trail Blazers are adding some experience to new head coach Chauncey Billups's staff. ESPN's Adrian Wojnarowski reports the team is set to hire former Washington Wizards head coach Scott Brooks as Billups's lead assistant.

Report: Brooks set to join Blazers

Suns' Craig exits Game 2 of Finals with knee contusion

Suns reserve Torrey Craig exited Game 2 of the NBA Finals late in the third quarter with a right knee contusion and won't return, the team said.

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Nets' Harden stopped by police in Paris, not arrested

James Harden, in Paris for Fashion Week, was stopped by police on Thursday but not arrested and was never taken into custody, the city prosecutor's office said.

NBA Finals - Game 1

Suns Booker determined to join Team USA after NBA Finals

Suns Booker determined to join Team USA after NBA Finals

Should the Suns win three more games against the Milwaukee Bucks to win the NBA championship, Phoenix's young star Devin Booker won't be going to Disney World to celebrate. He'll be flying halfway around the world to join Team USA to play more basketball at the Tokyo Olympics.

- Dave McMenamin
NBPA president Paul addresses critics of compact schedule

NBPA president Paul addresses critics of compact schedule

On the eve of Game 1 of the Finals on Monday, Phoenix Suns star Chris Paul -- who serves as the president of the National Basketball Players Association -- addressed the criticism the league and the NBPA have received for the quick turnaround and how it could have affected player health.

- Dave McMenamin

Hawks look to bright future after surprising playoff run

As the final seconds ticked off on a season that lasted far longer than anyone expected, the crowd rose to its feet to salute the home team. The Atlanta Hawks sure earned the cheers.

Raptors' Harris dismissed from NBA for violation of anti-drug program

Toronto Raptors guard Jalen Harris has been "dismissed and disqualified" from the NBA for violating the terms of the NBA/NBPA anti-drug program.

USA Basketball confirms men's Olympic roster

Experience mattered to USA Basketball when putting together a roster for the Tokyo Olympics. The Americans formally revealed their roster Monday, one that will be third-oldest U.S. men’s team in Olympic history for the Tokyo Games. The 12-man list includes five players — Kevin Love, Kevin Durant, Jrue Holiday, Damian Lillard and Draymond Green — already in their 30s.

USA Basketball confirms men's Olympic roster

NBA Futures: An unexpected end to an unprecedented year

The Phoenix Suns managed to stay healthy in the most chaotic of NBA seasons and that continuity they developed translated into on-court success throughout the playoffs. While they deserve full credit for everything they’ve achieved in 2020-21, it took a perfect storm of circumstances for the Suns to overachieve as the underdogs.

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Doncic, Slovenia reach Olympic qualifier final

Mike Tobey scored 27 points and grabbed 12 rebounds, and Luka Doncic was one rebound shy of a triple-double as Slovenia eased past Venezuela 98-70 on Saturday in the semifinals of an Olympic qualifying tournament in Kaunas, Lithuania.

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