Double Dribble

An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett

Roundup: Ilyasova, Kirilenko, Thompson staying put

ANDREI KIRILENKO Forward The former member of the

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As the Dwight Howard-to-Brooklyn rumors swirl, the NBA's best available free agents continue to make moves. Of the top 65 available players in Newsday's free agent rankings, only 28 have yet to agree to reported deals. Players can begin officially signing contracts at 12:01 a.m. Wednesday.

Here are the biggest moves of the last 48 hours:

Bucks hold on to Ilyasova

The NBA's...

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Flashback: Horry, then Donaghy, sink Kings

Los Angeles Lakers' Derek Fisher, left, runs on

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Day 14 of our 30-team NBA playoff flashback profiles the Sacramento Kings. The Kings franchise has one NBA title, and has nine playoff appearances since the 1991-92 season.

Date: May 26, 2002

Situation: The No. 1 Sacramento Kings lead the No. 3 Los Angeles Lakers, 2-1, heading to Game 4 of the Western Conference Finals.

Context: For the first time since the team was in Rochester...

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Thibodeau, Pop named coaches of month

Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau, right, talks

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If you win a lot of games without your superstar, or with a roster full of old guys, you're probably going to be named Coach of the Month. Just ask Tom Thibodeau and Gregg Popovich.

Thibodeau's Bulls went 13-3 in the month, many of those games coming without reigning MVP Derrick Rose. Chicago is now 42-12 on the season, the league's best record.

The Spurs, meanwhile, went 12-3 under...

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