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The Decision 2.0: Updated to the minute

LeBron James changes the landscape of the NBA with his return to Cleveland. Read what the top NBA reporters are tweeting about it.



All the summer league rosters in one page

The big one starts in Las Vegas today. Who's playing where?



The Top 50 players in Celtics history

How bright is Boston's history? Well, the first 19 players in the list won NBA titles with the team.


Free Agency

If not New York, where does Melo go?

Ranking NBA teams based on how frequently they are talked about as potential destinations for free agent forward Carmelo Anthony.



The teams most often mentioned as potential destinations for LeBron

A bunch of teams think they are in the mix for LeBron James' services. We rank them based on how often they are reported as plausible landing spots for the best player in the game.



The Top 50 players in Cavaliers history

It will be very hard to surpass the No. 1 player on the list – especially if he returns to Cleveland this season.



The curious case of Lance Stephenson

There's many flawed perceptions – both positive and negative – about Lance Stephenson as a player, writes skills development coach David Nurse.



The Top 100 players of the century (75-51)

HoopsHype has put together a list with the most accomplished players so far this century. Here's the second part.



The Top 50 players in Nets history

Deron Williams and Joe Johnson move up a few spots in a list topped by their former head coach.


Free agency

Last stop for Melo... Kobe

USA Today Sports' Sam Amick shares the latest on Carmelo Anthony's free agency tour.



Who's hot on trade talks?

A certain Minnesota All-Star remains the most talked player on the trade rumor mill.



This is what it's like to be a free agent in the NBA

Just as fun as it is nerve-wracking, says former NBA player Eddie Johnson, a veteran of free agency.



Much concern for Kobe Bryant's future

Eddie Johnson, who played till 40, thinks Father Time is about to beat Lakers superstar Kobe Bryant.



What Lakers need to do to win a title

Sam Amick on the steps ahead for L.A. to get back into championship contention.



Steve Nash: "LeBron James would be a dream teammate"

Steve Nash sits down with USA Today Sports to talk about LeBron James, his future with the Lakers and how he wants to be remembered.



Dirk Nowitzki would like a face-to-face with LeBron James

Mavs forward Dirk Nowitzki tells USA Today Sports he hopes to have a chance to convince LeBron James to join him in Dallas.