Double Dribble

An NBA blog from Newsday's Bobby Bonett

Reports: Clippers lock up Crawford, Billups

Los Angeles Clippers guard Chauncey Billups, center, passes

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The battle for Ray Allen looks now to be a two-horse race.

According to several reports, the Clippers, who were originally scheduled to meet with the NBA's three-point king, canceled their meeting with Allen after agreeing to sign both Jamal Crawford and Chauncey Billups.

Broderick Turner of the Los Angeles Times reports that Crawford's deal is for three years and $15.7 million. Billups,...

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Report: Ray Allen to undergo ankle surgery Wednesday

Boston Celtics guard Ray Allen (20) shoots a

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Ray Allen will take care of the right ankle that made the NBA's best three-point shooter of all-time look frighteningly human from beyond the arc.

According to Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald, Allen will have surgery to remove bone spurs from his right anle on Wednesday. Murphy cites a source in the report.

Allen missed 17 games during the season -- 15 in the regular season, two in...

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Garnett, Allen heading in opposite direction in FA rankings

Ray Allen #20 and Kevin Garnett #5 of

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A pair of Boston Celtics are heading in opposite directions in the latest update to Newsday's 2012 NBA free agent rankings.

Kevin Garnett surged to sixth as he continues to put together a vintage postseason. The veteran power forward is averaging 19 points and 11 rebounds in the playoffs, largely thanks to a huge series against the 76ers.

Since the rankings were last updated in late...

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