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Sources: Howard OK'd to talk with Lakers, others

Dwight Howard's representatives have been given permission by the Grizzlies to speak to teams that might have interest in acquiring the center, including the Lakers, sources say.

Morey: 'Factual' Harden a better scorer than MJ

Rockets GM Daryl Morey has always championed his players, and he has gone to a new extreme in praising James Harden, saying his star guard is a better scorer than Michael Jordan.

Kings' Fox leaves Team USA prior to Australia trip

Kings guard De'Aaron Fox, a strong candidate to make the final Team USA roster for the FIBA World Cup, has withdrawn from consideration, leaving just 13 players battling for 12 spots.

Filings suggest Nike paid in pursuit of players

Newly released emails and text messages in the case against attorney Michael Avenatti suggest that Nike officials were making under-the-table payments to handlers and families of top college basketball prospects.

Barnes: New Team USA 'motivated' by skeptics

The remaining USA Basketball players are eager to prove that they all belong after several of USA's biggest stars skipped the World Cup. "We're motivated more than anything to keep the gold standard going," Harrison Barnes said.

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