WIZARDS IN THE MIX

The Washington Wizards are interested in Ray Allen, according to CSNWashington.com ... Rajon Rondo likely to begin season in Boston ... Spurs working out free agent Earl Clark ...

Features

 

Business

The evolution of Team USA salaries

The original Dream Team members had very modest contracts compared to what we see on the U.S. squad these days.

 

WORLD CUP

NBA return a long shot for Puerto Rican legend Carlos Arroyo

Former Heat guard Carlos Arroyo is happy in Turkey and thinking about a potential coaching career down the road.

 

Cavaliers

Anderson Varejao: I want to retire in Cleveland

Brazilian forward Anderson Varejao stuck through the tough times in Cleveland and was rewarded with another chance to play with LeBron James. He couldn't be more excited about it.

 

Interview

Catching up with Jacque Vaughn

Magic head coach Jacque Vaughn is in Spain to support French guard Evan Fournier at the World Cup. He discussed all things Orlando with HoopsHype.

 

VIDEO

Lakers need to blow it up

Eddie Johnson has some recommendations for the formerly almighty Los Angeles Lakers.

 

World Cup

Rookie Damjan Rudez can't wait to join Pacers

New Pacers forward Damjan Rudez, 28, talks with HoopsHype about the World Cup and his expectations for his rookie season with Indiana.

 

World Cup

Ukraine: What it's like to play for a country at war

The Ukrainian National Team has to play the World Cup with the biggest of distractions: War. Former Arizona big man Kyryl Natyazhko blogs for HoopsHype about the situation.

 

VIDEO

Team USA silencing the doubters

The American squad has been surprisingly good in games leading up to the World Cup, says USA Today Sports' Sam Amick.

 

World Cup

Statistically speaking, Team USA leaps and bounds ahead of the field

Most of the top American players are taking the summer off, but numbers suggest Team USA still pretty superior to the the rest of squads.

 

VIDEO

LeBron vs MJ: Celebrities weigh in

It's a landslide win for one iconic NBA superstar.

 

Business

Which players on rookie deals got extensions?

Almost 75 percent of first-round picks finished their rookie contracts with no extensions in the last decade.

 

CAVALIERS

Kevin Love a keeper in Cleveland?

All-Star forward Kevin Love talked about making a long-term commitment during his introduction as a Cleveland Cavalier.

 

Timberwolves

Flip Saunders wasn't sure Kevin Love trade would happen

Timberwolves boss Flip Saunders talkd about the uncertainty of trading Kevin Love and the future of Timberwolves.

 

Gallery

The Top 50 players in Heat history

With LeBron James leaving for Cleveland, Dwyane Wade's position as the top player in Miami Heat history is no longer under threat.

 

OLD SCHOOL

Meadowlark Lemon: "Michael Jordan wanted to be like me"

Hall of Famer Meadowlark Lemon talks with HoopsHype about his great days with the Harlem Globetrotters, a recent life-threatening experience and his favorite NBA players.

 

Season

Preview: Los Angeles Lakers

Whether Kobe Bryant is fully recovered or not, this looks like another transition year for the Lakers.