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Boomers veteran David Andersen plots NBA return

Roy Ward Australian veteran David Andersen has a master plan for the coming year and it involves a FIBA world cup medal and a return to the NBA.

Damian Lillard graces cover of NBA Live 15

Brett Molina Portland Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard will grace the cover of Electronic Arts pro basketball simulation NBA Live 15.

Kevin Love plus LeBron James equals Cavaliers on cusp of new NBA dynasty

Jason Lloyd In a city built on sports heartbreak and despair, in a town with a river named Chagrin, it's difficult to process days (and summers) like this.

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NBA considering a change in draft lottery to take away tanking incentive

Taking action ... NBA Commissioner Adam Silver wants to eliminate any incentive for teams to field non-competitive line-ups.

Jason Wolf The NBA Competition Committee has yet to determine whether it will recommend altering the draft lottery as early as next season in an attempt to dissuade teams like the Philadelphia 76ers from...

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Sydney Kings sign former NBA player Josh Childress

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Tom Decent The Sydney Kings have signed former NBA player Josh Childress for the 2014-15 NBL season.

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Steve Ballmer is officially new owner of Clippers, NBA says

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Ben Bolch, Nathan Fenno and Melissa Rohlin The NBA announced that Steve Ballmer's $2-billion ($A2.15 billion) purchase of the Los Angeles Clippers had closed on Tuesday, making the former Microsoft CEO the undisputed owner of the team.

NBA schedule pits San Antonio Spurs against Dallas Mavericks to launch 2014-15 season

Defending champions: Ageless veteran Tim Duncan and his San Antonio Spurs will open their season against Dallas.

Mark Lamport-Stokes Tim Duncan and the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs will host the Dallas Mavericks on Oct. 28 as part of a triple-header to launch the 2014-15 season, the National Basketball Association (NBA)...

Wildcats sign another NBA young gun

Hoop dream: Ryan Broekhoff brings a strong outside shooting game to the Boomers world cup squad.

The Perth Wildcats have pulled off another recruiting coup by signing Toronto Raptors small forward DeAndre Daniels for the upcoming NBL season.

Young Aussies Ben Simmons, Thon Maker top US high school prospects poll, tipped for NBA success

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Peter Mitchell A poll of US coaches has named the top high school basketball prospects in America - and it's extraordinary news for Australia.

Sim Bhullar makes history with Sacramento Kings deal - first NBA player of Indian descent

Giant customer: Sim Bhullar stands tall while playing for New Mexico State University.

Sim Bhullar inked a contract with the Sacramento Kings on Friday to become the first player of Indian descent to sign for an NBA team.

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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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Philadelphia 76ers' grand plan not helped by NBA history

Drought-breaker: Philadelphia 76ers players  Michael Carter-Williams, Nerlens Noel, Hollis Thompson and Henry Sims celebrate in the final seconds of the win over Detroit in March which broke a 26-game losing streak.

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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Boomers forward Brock Motum closes on NBA dream

World Cup, then NBA: Australian basketballer Brock Motum has set himself lofty goals.

Roy Ward Australian basketballer Brock Motum has high hopes for his time with the Boomers and a tryout with Utah Jazz.

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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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Paul George injury raises question: Should NBA stars play in FIBA World Cup, Olympics?

Stretchered off: Paul George is taken away for further treatment. The scrimmage was cancelled following his accident.

Jeff Zillgitt Paul George's injury reignited a relatively recent debate: Should the NBA allows its players to participate in FIBA events such as the World Cup and Olympics?

San Antonio Spurs hire Becky Hammon as NBA's first full-fime female coach

Earning her spurs: San Antonio assistant coach Becky Hammon.

Andrew Keh Becky Hammon, who is retiring this month from a 16-season playing career in the WNBA, will join the San Antonio Spurs as an assistant coach next season, the NBA team has announced.

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Donald Sterling could still own the LA Clippers at the start of the next NBA season.

The pending sale of the Los Angeles Clippers and ouster of disgraced owner Donald Sterling might not be official by the start of the NBA season in October, Commissioner Adam Silver said.

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NBA player Matt Barnes uses social media to hunt suspected Sacramento killer of aunt

Proactive: LA Clippers forward Matt Barnes in action against Memphis.

Bill Lindelof NBA player Matt Barnes has taken to social media to find the suspected killer of his aunt, who was knifed on a Sacramento street.

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NBA champions Patty Mills and Aron Baynes crash Fox Sports live cross

San Antonio Spurs teammates Aron Baynes and Patty Mills hijacked a live broadcast by Fox Sports News reporter Julian De Stoop.

Lee Gaskin He may have just put pen to paper on a $12 million contract, but NBA champion Patty Mills proved he's still a big kid at heart with a hilarious prank on national television.

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NBA champion Patty Mills backs the Boomers to shine at FIBA World Cup

Patty Mills speaks to the media on Tuesday.

Roy Ward Patty Mills and Aron Baynes see a bright future for the Boomers at the World Cup despite Mills' absence.