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Los Angeles Clippers unveil Aussie NBA recruit Joe Ingles

Peter Mitchell Joe Ingles was a largely unknown face among the Los Angeles Clippers' stable of stars, but the forward from Happy Valley in South Australia could not wipe the smile off his face.

Andrew Bogut slams critics of NBA youngster Dante Exum

Dante Exum after signing for Utah Jazz.

Critics of NBA draftee Dante Exum should "pull their heads out" and give the Australian youngster time to develop, says fellow first-round pick Andrew Bogut.

Sydney Kings hold out New Zealand Breakers in NBL pre-season clash

Standing tall: Tom Garlepp starred for Sydney Kings against the New Zealand Breakers.

Brendon Egan The Sydney Kings held off a fast-finishing New Zealand Breakers side to claim opening bragging rights in their South Island pre-season double header on Tuesday night.

LeBron James tells Dion Waiters to block out critics after Cleveland Cavaliers guard takes potshot at Washington Wizards

Jason Lloyd Considering how much time LeBron James has invested in Dion Waiters, instructing him to ignore the noise and not worry so much about what everyone else is saying, it's only natural that Waiters...

LA Clippers guard Chris Paul sees NBA playoff failure as a learning tool

Heartbreak: Chris Paul and the Clippers have come up short in the second round of the playoffs against Oklahoma City.

Ben Bolch The camera pans to Chris Paul and he smirks on cue, as if he's been perfecting his expression far longer than a couple of takes.

Former NBA star Rex Chapman accused of stealing more than $14,000 in Apple products

In strife: Former NBA guard Rex Chapman has been arrested for allegedly shoplifting $14,000 worth of merchandise from an Apple store in Scottsdale and then selling the items at a pawn shop.

Daniel Wallis Police arrested former Phoenix Suns basketball player Rex Chapman on Friday for allegedly shoplifting more than $14,000 worth of products over several months from an Apple store in Scottsdale,...

Melbourne United's NBA star Jordan McRae makes dashing debut

Roy Ward NBA draft pick Jordan McRae makes a great debut at the NBL Blitz as Melbourne United go 1-1.

Australian Boomer Joe Ingles links with NBA's Clippers

Joe Ingles.

Star Boomers small forward Joe Ingles has reportedly sealed a deal to join NBA franchise the Los Angeles Clippers.

Golden State Warriors guard Klay Thompson rises to NBA elite with golden off-season

Patriotic: US guard Klay Thompson argues with a Lithuanian player at the semi-final won by the Americans 96-68.

Sam Amick Klay Thompson leapt out of the celebratory Team USA locker room, his feet floating forward but his eyes focused downward on the new piece of memorabilia that he carried like a newborn.

Cleveland Cavaliers sign NBA veteran Shawn Marion

Adding championship experience in the wake of landing superstar LeBron James, the Cleveland Cavaliers announced they have signed forward Shawn Marion, who helped Dallas win the 2011 NBA crown.

Boomers veteran David Andersen plots NBA return

David Andersen wants to see the Boomers claim their first senior medal this year.

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.

NBA Hawks' owner to sell control of team, cites racially insensitive remarks

Atlanta Hawks co-owner Bruce Levenson.

Kevin Murphy The owner of the Atlanta Hawks announced on Sunday he will sell his controlling interest in the National Basketball Association franchise because of racially insensitive remarks he made, in an echo...

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.

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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Utah Jazz rookie Dante Exum impresses in NBA summer league debut

NBA commissioner Adam Silver with Dante Exum.

Roy Ward Dante Exum scored 10 points and had an alley-oop dunk in his NBA summer league debut.

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Aussie Patty Mills re-signs with NBA champs

Patty Mills.

A day after Dante Exum inked a multi-million dollar NBA contract, Patty Mills also hit the jackpot.

Australian Cameron Bairstow makes an NBA impression at Chicago

The Chicago Bulls' first and second round draft picks Cameron Bairstow (41) from Brisbane, Australia, and Creighton University star Doug McDermott.

Australian power forward Cameron Bairstow might be an NBA rookie, but he has been using his 206cm tall, 113kg body to batter his Chicago Bulls teammates.

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Dante Exum ready for NBA summer league with Utah Jazz

Dante Exum

After months of hype and closed door workouts, Australian teenager Dante Exum will don a Utah Jazz singlet in Las Vegas this weekend and embark on his NBA career.

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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