Ray Allen tells the Hartford Courant he's in no rush to make a decision about his future ... Rajon Rondo likely to begin season in Boston ...




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.



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.



Lakers need to blow it up

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



The World Cup buzz

Read what the top basketball reporters are tweeting about Team USA's World Cup game vs. Turkey.


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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.


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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.



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.


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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.



LeBron vs MJ: Celebrities weigh in

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



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.



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.



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.



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.



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.



Preview: Los Angeles Lakers

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



The Top 50 players in Spurs history

Kawhi Leonard skyrockets in the rankings following his brilliant performance in the NBA Finals vs. Miami.