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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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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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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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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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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 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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Larry O'Brien NBA championship trophy coming to Melbourne

The NBA's Larry O'Brien trophy is coming to Melbourne

Roy Ward The NBA championship trophy will come to Melbourne as part of its visit to Australia.

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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.

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Patty Mills is back in Canberra and he's got the NBA trophy

Patty Mills signs an autograph for Alyssa Seden,12, of Stirling, at Canberra Airport.

Chris Dutton He's been around the world, but Patrick Mills says nothing beats coming home to Canberra.

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Australian basketball riding NBA wave

NBA conquered: Patty Mills celebrates during San Antonio's championship win over Miami.

Roy Ward Let's get it right – Australian basketball is not going through a golden age. It’s simply enjoying the spoils of its own evolution.

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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 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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Trophy bearer Patty Mills closing in on new NBA deal

NBA championship winner Patty Mills, wants to inspire Australia's indigenous basketballers.

Chris Dutton Patrick Mills wants Australia to embrace a "unique and historic" moment in basketball when he arrives home with the NBA championship trophy this week for a six-city celebration tour with one of world...

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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.

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Patty Mills brings a taste of NBA home

Back home: Patty Mills (right) and Aron Baynes  on Tuesday.

Roy Ward Patty Mills has the NBA championship trophy with him for a tour of Australia.

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.

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Dante Exum's coaches reveal his rise to NBA draft

Guy Molloy.

Roy Ward Past coaches say Dante Exum has much improvement left in his game.

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NBA's off-season is the best in sports - thrills, drama and mystery

The big fish: Superstars such as LeBron James of the Miami Heat have the power to force change in the NBA.

Ryan Black If the NBA offseason were a novel, it would be a thriller. Or perhaps it would be in the mystery section. A case could be made it should be listed as a drama, too.

Dante Exum set to jump into the NBA money

Dante Exum (right) in action for the Boomers against New Zealand last year.

Eighteen-year-old basketball player Dante Exum will vault into the ranks of ­Australia's highest-paid athletes when he is drafted by a team in the National Basketball Association this week.