Double Dribble

An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett

Report: Goran Dragic likely leaving Houston

Houston Rockets' Goran Dragic (3) drives the ball

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Point guard Goran Dragic, whose free agent stock skyrocketed after a mad dash to the end of the regular season, is unlikely to return the Houston Rockets, according to a report.

ESPN's Marc Stein writes that the Rockets are "pessimistic about their chances of re-signing" Dragic, and the two sides are "far apart in negotiations."

Stein also reports that Dragic is looking...

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Roundup: Raptors making hard push for Nash

Phoenix Suns' Steve Nash (13) gets a pass

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Blockbuster trades and Dwight Howard rumors overshadowed Day 2 of free agency. That said, there is still news surrounding two of the top 15 players available this summer.

Report: Raptors offer Nash $36M

According to reports, Toronto is making a hard push to bring Steve Nash north of the border. The Raptors reportedly made a three-year, $36 million offer to the 38-year-old, who hails...

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Reports: Anthony Davis likely out for Olympics

Kentucky's Anthony Davis listens to a question before

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Another day, another star lost to injury for the U.S. men's basketball team.

Anthony Davis sprained his ankle in a weekend workout with the Hornets, according to the team. The team added that they will evaluate his ability to practice with the national team later in the week; reports suggest it is unlikely Davis will play for the Olympic team.

Davis had been set to workout for Team USA...

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Roundup: Miller staying in Denver, Asik to Houston?

Denver Nuggets' Andre Miller, right, keeps the ball

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The NBA free agency period is officially underway.

Teams began contacting available players at 12:01 a.m. early Sunday. Since, several players have made news by agreeing to terms on deals, and several teams have made waves with robust contract offers. (Players can't officially sign free agent contracts or offer sheets until July 11.)

Some of the notable news:

Hibbert offered the...

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Harlem Globetrotters draft Usain Bolt, Iesha Davis and Stefan Bonneau

C.W. Post senior #22 Stefan Bonneau, left, looks

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What we can surmise was the conversation inside the Harlem Globetrotters' war room leading up to the team's sixth annual player draft:

"OK, so C.W. Post alum Stefan Bonneau starts a fast break. He looks up, sees Usain Bolt flying down the wing, and hits him with a perfect bounce pass in transition. Bolt then throws a no-look pass to Iesha Davis -- likely No. 1 pick Anthony Davis' sister...

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Brandon Roy enters free agent rankings at No. 7

Portland Trail Blazers' Brandon Roy (7) dribbles past

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Brandon Roy, the former Trail Blazer who retired during the 2010-11 season at the suggestion of team doctors because of chronic knee problems, plans on returning to the NBA next season. And teams are reportedly already knocking at his door.

According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Bulls, Mavericks, Pacers and Timberwolves are all interested in signing the three-time All-Star.


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Derrick Rose, Blake Griffin, Kevin Durant on cover of NBA 2K13

The cover of NBA 2K13.

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Derrick Rose, Blake Griffin and Kevin Durant will grace the cover of NBA 2K13, 2K Sports announced Tuesday.

The 2K Sports series returns to active NBA players after using legends on the cover the previous two years; Michael Jordan was on the cover for NBA 2K11, and Larry Bird, Magic Johnson and Jordan were on separate covers for NBA 2K12.

Unlike last season, Rose, Durant and Griffin...

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J.R. Smith must really hate practice

J.R. Smith #8 of the New York Knicks

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Cue the Allen Iverson "Practice" videos.

According to a report by Marc Berman of the New York Post, Knicks guard J.R. Smith missed 80 practices with his Chinese team during his stint in the CBA.

The Post cites a lawsuit filed with FIBA by Smith, demanding his former team, Zhejiang, pay the $1,078,500 they've withheld from his salary.

Zhejiang alleges Smith missed the...

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No surprise: Heat, Thunder favorites in 2012-13

LeBron James #6 of the Miami Heat gestures

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No more than an hour after the Heat topped the Thunder 121-106 in Game 5 of the finals to win the NBA championship did I have my first "2012-13 Vegas NBA odds" in my inbox.

There weren't too many surprises in RJ Bell from's initial odds, with Miami listed as 3-to-1 co-favorites to repeat as champs with the Oklahoma City Thunder.

Chicago (5-to-1), San Antonio (7-to-1)...

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Nike's LeBron James championship commercial

LeBron James of the Miami Heat takes the

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LeBron James got his ring, he got his piece of the Larry O'Brien trophy, and he got his Finals MVP. So what was the only thing missing?

A Nike tribute commercial, of course.

Nike gave one of the faces of its product the champion's treatment, airing a commercial moments after the Heat took down the Oklahoma City Thunder in Game 5 of the Finals. The ad showcases James' high school career,...

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