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Kings' Karl, Cousins share awkward handshake
While it wasn't exactly a warm greeting, Sacramento Kings coach George Karl and center DeMarcus Cousins shared a handshake Monday at the NBA summer league.

Thunder trade F Jones, 2nd-round pick to Celtics
The Oklahoma City Thunder traded forward Perry Jones, a second-round draft pick and cash to the Boston Celtics on Tuesday.

Griz celebrate return of 'best center in the NBA'
All-Star center Marc Gasol says he's sorry if Grizzlies' fans worried over how long it took to learn that he wasn't leaving Memphis. There was never reason to fret, though.

Nets acquisition Robinson suffers meniscus tear
Nets reserve big man Thomas Robinson will undergo arthroscopic surgery after suffering a small meniscus tear in his right knee Tuesday while working out in New York.

Magic sign center Smith to fortify frontcourt
The Orlando Magic have taken a step to improving their frontcourt play by signing free-agent center Jason Smith.

Blatt says NBA 'very different game' than Europe
David Blatt learned plenty in his first season as coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.

Jackson: Knicks must win to lure top free agents
Team president Phil Jackson believes the New York Knicks must prove they can be a winning franchise before being considered a destination for the NBA's premier free agents.

Rondo on Kings' potential: 'Sky's the limit'
Asked what the potential of the Sacramento Kings will be this coming season, newly signed point guard Rajon Rondo did not hesitate before giving his answer.

NBA meets to review potential rules changes
The NBA's competition committee met to review several potential rule changes, including playoff seeding, "Hack-a-Shaq," the free-agency moratorium period and the replay review center.

Pistons acquire PG Blake in trade with Nets
The Brooklyn Nets have traded Steve Blake to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Quincy Miller, the Nets announced Monday.

Summer league refs game-testing headset use
The NBA is once again examining the possibility of utilizing technology to improve on-court interaction among referees, with summer league referees testing out headset communication in games.

Long after 'Linsanity,' new Hornet seeks stability
Jeremy Lin says he has no regrets about leaving the Knicks after the 2011-12 season. But the 26-year-old one-year sensation made it pretty clear he is eager to find the right fit.

Thunder match Blazers' $70M offer to Kanter
The Thunder took all three possible days, but decided to match the Portland Trail Blazers ' maximum-level $70 million offer sheet for Enes Kanter.

LeBron: 'Nightmares' over Finals loss to GSW
LeBron James says he has 'nightmares' over certain situations in the Cleveland Cavaliers' Finals loss to the Golden State Warriors.

Nets swoop in to sign Bargnani ahead of Kings
The Brooklyn Nets have swooped in to sign former No. 1 overall pick Andrea Bargnani, swiping him away at the 11th hour from the Sacramento Kings.

Bucks, Henson heading toward deal, sources say
The Milwaukee Bucks are in advanced negotiations toward a contract extension with promising big man John Henson, according to league sources.

George still aims for Rio despite '14 leg injury
Paul George intends to play with the U.S Olympic team in Rio de Janeiro next summer, which would be less than two years after his gruesome leg injury during a Team USA scrimmage.

Cuban dismisses Jordan apology, etiquette talk
After refusing to accept DeAndre Jordan's apology, Mavs owner Mark Cuban said the free-agent moratorium period that enabled Jordan to change his mind wasn't to blame.

Embiid likely out another year for 2nd surgery
Philadelphia 76ers center Joel Embiid needs another surgery on his injured foot and likely will miss the entire 2015-16 season.

Nuggets sign Chandler to four-year extension
The Denver Nuggets have signed Wilson Chandler to a contract extension after restructuring the forward's deal, the team announced Saturday.

Nets GM: 'It was just time' for D-Will to depart
Brooklyn Nets general manager Billy King on Saturday said "it was just time" for point guard Deron Williams to depart after more than four seasons with the team.

Timberwolves agree to send Budinger to Pacers
The Minnesota Timberwolves agreed Saturday to send Chase Budinger to the Indiana Pacers for Damjan Rudez in a swap of small forwards.

Towns 'very nervous' in summer league debut
Karl-Anthony Towns acknowledged being "very nervous" prior to his professional debut Friday in the Las Vegas Summer League.

LeBron: Cavaliers still 'have a lot of work to do'
LeBron James brought the glitz and glamour of Hollywood to his hometown Friday, but he made it clear what he really wants to see is more talent brought in by the Cleveland Cavaliers this summer.

Heat sign Stoudemire to one-year contract
Amar'e Stoudemire has joined the Miami Heat, agreeing to a veterans minimum contract for one year at $1.5 million.

Aldridge: Spurs made it safe for 'leap of faith'
The Spurs' courtship of LaMarcus Aldridge played out similarly to what NBA fans have seen in countless interviews involving coach Gregg Popovich, the power forward said.

Marcus Morris: Suns trade a 'slap in the face'
Marcus Morris, who was introduced Friday by the Detroit Pistons, said the way his trade from the Phoenix Suns unfolded was a "slap in the face."

Saunders: Garnett will be starter next season
Minnesota Timberwolves president and coach Flip Saunders says he plans to start Kevin Garnett next season and believes he can still make a significant impact at age 39.