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Philadelphia 76ers' grand plan not helped by NBA history

John Smallwood Continuing debate about whether 76ers president/general manager Sam Hinkie made the right decision to nuke the team's core and start building from scratch is a moot exercise.

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Kevin Durant deflects Washington Wizards chatter, but leaves D.C. door open

In demand: Oklahoma City's Kevin Durant during game one of the Western Conference Final.

Michael Lee Kevin Durant understands that questions about his future are unavoidable. His contract with the Oklahoma City Thunder has an expiration date in 2016 and he will be the most in-demand free agent, with...

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Canberra Capitals' Jess Bibby aims to become first player to reach 400 games in WNBL after signing new deal

Veteran Jess Bibby has re-signed with the Capitals.

Chris Dutton Canberra Capitals skipper Jess Bibby re-signs for two years as 400-game mark becomes realistic goal.

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Los Angeles Lakers hire Byron Scott as their new coach

Mike Bresnahan The Los Angeles Lakers have officially hired Byron Scott as their next coach, ending a search of almost three months by choosing a familiar name to Lakers followers.

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Australian veteran Jenni Screen retires from Opals

Sudden retirement: Jenni Screen.

Roy Ward Two-time Olympic medallist surprises teammates by retiring before the world championships.

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LeBron James ditches No. 6 jersey, will again sport No. 23

LeBron will be returning to the number 23 jersey.

LeBron James is finished with the Miami Heat. He's also finished with the No. 6 he has worn during the past four NBA Finals and to celebrate his only two NBA championships.

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Australian Boomers name final World Cup team

Cameron Bairstow, Dante Exum and Matthew Dellavedova are three of the four Boomers players who are signed with NBA clubs.

Australia will boast four NBA players - but just one from its domestic league - at this year's basketball World Cup in Spain.

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Chicago Bulls star Derrick Rose ready for USA basketball return

Comeback trail, again: Derrick Rose in action for Chicago against LA Lakers guard Kobe Bryant in 2011.

K.C. Johnson Everyone associated with Derrick Rose's second serious knee rehabilitation has said the process has gone smoothly.

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Boomers chasing medal at FIBA World Cup without Ben Simmons

Cameron Bairstow, Dante Exum and Matthew Dellavedova are three of the four Boomers players who are signed to NBA clubs.

Lee Gaskin Australian Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis signalled his intent to chase the country's first medal in men's basketball.

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Nathan Jawai beats neck injury to join Boomers for World Cup

Baby Boomer: Centre Nathan Jawai.

Lee Gaskin He's the ''difference maker'' for the Australian Boomers - a 2.08 metre, 127 kilogram wrecking ball once nicknamed ''Baby Shaq''.

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Donald Sterling loses bid to block $2 billion sale of Los Angeles Clippers

BILLY WITZ Los Angeles: A probate court judge ruled Monday that Donald Sterling, the owner of the Los Angeles Clippers, could not block the sale of the team that his wife, Rochelle, brokered for $2 billion...

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Australian Boomers young gun Ben Simmons learns from guarding NBA superstar LeBron James

Rising star Ben Simmons.

Lee Gaskin Ben Simmons credits a chat with LeBron James for helping him handle the hype of being labelled the next big thing.

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Boomers bolter Cameron Bairstow follows Luc Longley's lead with Chicago Bulls

Sweet home Chicago: Cameron Bairstow has been drafted by the Bulls with the 49th pick.

Lee Gaskin He is the Boomers bolter who has exploded in the past 12 months - Cameron Bairstow, following in the footsteps of Australian great Luc Longley in joining the Chicago Bulls.

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Cameron Bairstow eating up his shot at the NBA

Worker: Australian Cameron Bairstow (No.41) will play with the Chicago Bulls.

Roy Ward Australia's newest NBA player seeks out every opportunity to improve his game.

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Australian Boomers team named for FIBA World Cup

Young gun Ben Simmons believes the Boomers can contend for an Olympic Games gold medal.

Roy Ward Australian Boomers coach Andrej Lemanis names his 12-man roster for the FIBA world cup in Spain starting next month.

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Australian young gun Ben Simmons misses out on Boomers squad for the FIBA World Cup

Lee Gaskin Australian young gun Ben Simmons has missed out on the Boomers squad for the FIBA World Cup.

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Los Angeles Clippers would lose players, coach, sponsors and fans if Donald Sterling stays

Man of integrity: LA Clippers coach Doc Rivers will walk away from the team if disgraced owner Donald Sterling is not removed.

Eric Kelsey The Los Angeles Clippers could face an exodus of players, sponsors, fans and their coach if embattled owner Donald Sterling is still associated with the team, Richard Parsons, the franchise's interim...

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Luc Longley backs Aussie Boomers to shine without Patty Mills and Andrew Bogut

Warm welcome: Patty Mills and Aron Baynes were overwhelmed by the reception they received from the locals at Mills' ancestral home in the Torres Straight Islands.

Jon Tuxworth Australian basketball great Luc Longley has backed Andrew Bogut's decision to bypass the World Cup, adamant he will be motivated by a desire to get healthy and finish his NBA career on a strong note.

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Australian forward Cameron Bairstow signs NBA contract with Chicago Bulls

Signed by the Bulls: Australian Cameron Bairstow has signed a contract with the Chicago Bulls.

Roy Ward Queensland big man becomes Australia's sixth NBA player this season.

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Aussie Brock Motum accepts Jazz camp invite

Brock Motum.

The Utah Jazz might soon become Australia's favourite NBA team, with Brisbane's Brock Motum accepting an invite to a training camp with the franchise.