Double Dribble

An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett

Roundup: Duncan staying put, Williams to Hawks

Philadelphia 76ers' Lou Williams (23) reacts with fans

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The moratorium on free agents officially signing with teams was lifted at midnight Wednesday. And as expected, Deron Williams signed with the Nets, and Steve Nash was shipped to the Lakers.

The rumor mill is still churning, though, and figures to heat up now that teams can start to lock up players for the 2012-13 season. Here are some of the latest:

Hornets will match on Gordon

Despite...

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The good, the bad and the ugly: 2012 NBA awards

Miami Heat's LeBron James smiles during the third

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It's been two months since I handed out my midseason awards. There were the good picks -- Tyson Chandler for Defensive Player of the Year, a big second half for the Knicks -- and the not-so good -- Doug Collins as a Coach of the Year candidate, and about that predicted Celtics collapse . . .

The dust has just about settled on the NBA regular season, meaning its time for our second awards show...

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Flashback: Blazers overcome Rudd's trey

Utah Jazz Karl Malone takes the ball away

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Day 13 of our 30-team NBA playoff flashback profiles the Portland Trail Blazers. The Trail Blazers franchise has one NBA title, and has 15 playoff appearances since the 1991-92 season.

Date: May 26, 1992

Situation: The No. 1 Portland Trail Blazers and the No. 2 Utah Jazz are tied, 2-2, heading to Game 5 of the Western Conference finals.

Context: For the third straight season, Clyde...

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