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Trending stories of August 17: The NBA articles you should read tonight

These are the articles the top NBA reporters have been sharing on Twitter the last 12 hours. Enjoy!

August 17 07:46 AM
Team USA star Carmelo Anthony spoke with USA TODAY Sports about his Monday experience visiting a Rio de Janeiro favela.

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August 17 10:58 AM
Team USA and Clippers center DeAndre Jordan told ESPN that winning an Olympic gold medal is a more substantive achievement than winning an NBA championship.

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August 11 10:03 AM
From the glory of representing Argentina to the satisfaction of winning the NBA Finals, the career of Manu Ginobili is defined more by his love of team than anything else.

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Gary Payton discusses the best dunk ever – via sports.yahoo.com

August 17 05:49 PM
Yahoo Sports’ Michael Lee talks with the Basketball Hall of Fame member about his past Olympic experiences and getting around the language barrier to talk trash.

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August 16 09:51 PM
In its final tuneup before the Olympics, the United States men’s national team treated an exhibition against Nigeria in Houston as if were a condensed, 40-minute version of NBA All-Star Weekend. The Americans were flying over their foes like Cirque du Soleil acrobats, catching alley-oop dunks and throwing

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Deadlines Ahead for NBA Teams – via basketballinsiders.com

August 17 12:24 PM
Salary cap guru Eric Pincus looks at some of the approaching deadlines for NBA teams.

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August 17 10:11 AM
Tony Parker is one of the greatest point guards of all time, but it’s entirely possible his long international career will end without an Olympic or FIBA World Championships medal.

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Summer rewind: New York Knicks – via sports.yahoo.com

August 17 02:16 PM
Headlined by Derrick Rose, the Knicks went all in on an expensive starting five, sacrificing quality depth.

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August 17 11:57 AM
The Lakers have agreed to terms with China star Yi Jianlian on a one-year deal in the $8 million range, league sources told ESPN.

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August 17 09:47 AM
The Vertical’s Michael Lee and best-selling author Mark Kriegel join Adrian Wojnarowski on The Vertical Podcast.
From Rio, Lee discusses the issues surrounding Team USA and it’s uneven performance in these Olympic Games. Lee and Woj discuss why the U.S. team has failed to dominate, and where the blames lies – from coaching staff through the roster …

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August 17 11:18 AM
With every move, every signing, a question for the Clippers always loomed in the background – will Paul Pierce be back next season?

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August 17 07:27 PM

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August 17 06:16 PM
Appearing on the “Open Run” podcast, James mentioned the Suns star rookie, without prompt, as a young player with one of the brightest futures.

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August 17 04:45 PM
The Lakers worked out several free agents with a minicamp at the team’s practice facility.

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August 17 06:39 PM
Three vets won’t be in another Olympics after crushing loss to France.

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