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Celtics to trade Rajon Rondo to Mavericks for 3 players — The Boston Celtics have agreed to trade Rajon Rondo to the Dallas Mavericks after more than a year of speculation on the point guard's future, according to reports from ESPN, Yahoo Sports and others.

Kings' DeMarcus Cousins has viral meningitis

NBA injury list studded with stars, even beyond Thunder — No one could blame Oklahoma City Thunder general manager Sam Presti if he wanted to heave those fancy glasses of his across the room every time his team plays these days. No Kevin Durant and no Russell Westbrook? It's torture defined for this franchise that has already endured so much frustration the past few years.

Blake Griffin facing battery charge over Vegas scuffle — Los Angeles Clippers forward Blake Griffin has been charged with misdemeanor battery for an alleged incident in Las Vegas on Oct. 19, according to records obtained from Clark County (NV) District Attorney's office. According to numerous reports, Griffin - who was eating with Clippers teammates inside the Tao nightclub - was allegedly involved in an incident when the plaintiff, 39-year-old Daniel Schuman, attempted to take his picture.

Isaiah Thomas on leaving Sacramento for Suns: ‘I wanted to be wanted’ — As reunion games go, it's not quite LeBron James v. Cleveland, circa 2010. But Phoenix Suns point guard Isaiah Thomas plays against the Sacramento Kings Friday for the first time since leaving via free agency during the summer. The 25-year-old who was the last pick (No.

Steve Kerr is trading sleep for wins as Warriors coach — OAKLAND - The sleep is the first thing to go. TNT analyst-turned-Golden State Warriors coach Steve Kerr learned that the hard way early on, when those middle-of-the-night bathroom breaks that used to briefly interrupt his peaceful slumber became the unintentional tip-offs to some very long and intense days.

Rivalry or not, Clippers-Warriors will be 'dog fight' — OAKLAND - As is always the case when the Golden State Warriors and Los Angeles Clippers prepare to face off tonight, that tired, overused, overly-simplistic word that doesn't truly define what they have going here was dragged out yet again Tuesday afternoon. Rivalry.

Warriors' Draymond Green signs with agent B.J. Armstrong — OAKLAND - Next up on the free agency front for the Golden State Warriors: Draymond Green. With the Warriors giving shooting guard Klay Thompson a four-year, $70 million extension that helped keep their core intact, one of the league's most underrated reserves finds himself wondering if his payday to stick around will eventually materialize as well.

Five questions for the West: Klay Thompson a max player? — In Adam Silver's short time as NBA Commissioner, he has built a reputation as someone who is open to discussing any and all ideas that will help his league's already-stellar product.

Challenging times ahead for Thunder without Russell Westbrook, Kevin Durant — The Oklahoma City Thunder have been through the injury wringer in the past, but never like this. And now, with Saturday's announcement that Russell Westbrook underwent surgery to repair his fractured right hand and will be re-evaluated in four weeks, this much is clear: Their championship hopes are in serious jeopardy.
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Dec 18, 2014

Warriors coach Steve Kerr deadpans: "Well, (OKC) will be different tonight. They got a couple of players back-I don't remember their names."

Dec 18, 2014

Story on Rondo-to-Dallas updated: second rounder heading to Boston is 2016 -

Dec 18, 2014

Updates in our story on the Rajon Rondo sweepstakes: Houston still very involved, and specifics on Lakers offer -

Dec 18, 2014

@TimBontemps Because asking a stranger to take a pic for you would require face-to-face human communication, which is sadly a dying trend

Dec 18, 2014

@TimBontemps No one wants to see this face up close with the arm-only selfie, Tim. It's a public service kind of thing.

Dec 18, 2014

@TimBontemps @nypost Those things are all the rave in Europe. Thought about picking up one up myself...

Dec 18, 2014

From @USATODAYsports cover: Thunder appear to have survived another storm- Story link here -

Dec 18, 2014

At USAT: A look at the Rajon Rondo sweepstakes & how we've been pondering his next stop for so many years -

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