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Draft deadline gone, now it’s time to wait on NBA decisions

The deadline has passed for college players to declare early for the NBA draft. Now it’s time to wait for the draft entries who didn’t hire an agent to decide whether they’re staying in or heading back to school. The early-entry deadline was Sunday…

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Derrick Rose is showing that some bloom remains in his game

The commercial series was released so many knee surgeries ago, and its premise not initially realized, that it’s easy to forget the intensity with which the impactful last line is delivered. “I would die on that court,” Rose said emphatically, genu…

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Ranking the NBA’s new uniform designs

The NBA rolled out a trunkload of new Nike-designed uniforms this season, with some teams sporting as many as five distinct styles. We asked a panel of experts to review and rank each team’s kit.

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One-on-one with sports design expert Tom O’Grady

You won’t see Tom O’Grady’s designs on the red carpet, but he has outfitted his share of superstars. O’Grady founded Chicago-based sports branding agency Gameplan Creative in 2003. Previously, he worked for the NBA as the league’s first full-time c…

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Packers’ Aaron Rodgers buys a piece of the NBA’s Bucks

Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers has joined the ownership group of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks as a limited partner. The Bucks made the announcement Friday night between the first and second quarters of Game 3 of their Eastern Conference p…

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Heat’s Justise Winslow fined $15,000 for stepping on Joel Embiid’s mask

Miami’s Justise Winslow has been fined $15,000 by the NBA for attempting to damage Philadelphia center Joel Embiid’s facemask during Game 3 of their playoff series. Winslow intentionally stepped on Embiid’s mask after it had fallen onto the court w…

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Stephen Curry cleared to take part in modified practice for Warriors, game action at least a week away

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry has been cleared to take part in modified practices but will be out at least one more week with a left knee injury. The Warriors said Curry was examined by the team’s medical staff Friday and is making prog…

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Mourning Spurs aren’t able to win one for Pop: ‘It’s not an easy day to be here’

Kevin Durant had 26 points, nine rebounds and six assists, and the Golden State Warriors beat San Antonio 110-97 on Thursday night for a 3-0 series lead over the Spurs, who were still reeling from the death of Gregg Popovich’s wife, Erin. Golden St…

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Ice Cube, Big3 officials talk former Bull Carlos Boozer’s impact, league’s return to Chicago

No playing second fiddle to the Music City this year. Chicago is one of three cities where Ice Cube’s Big3 league scheduled a return engagement this summer. During the 3-on-3 basketball league’s inaugural season last year, UIC Pavilion served as an…

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The Big3 league is coming back to Chicago in June. And so is Carlos Boozer.

No playing second fiddle to the Music City this year. Chicago is one of three cities where Ice Cube’s Big3 league scheduled a return engagement this summer. During the 3-on-3 basketball league’s inaugural season last year, UIC Pavilion served as an…

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Scottie Pippen’s tractors, worth $50,000, stolen from his farm

Authorities in rural Arkansas are investigating the theft of more than $50,000 worth of equipment from a farm owned by former NBA star Scottie Pippen.

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Tractors worth $50,000 stolen from Scottie Pippen’s farm in Arkansas

Authorities in rural Arkansas are investigating the theft of more than $50,000 worth of equipment from a farm owned by former NBA star Scottie Pippen. Investigator Mark Griever of the Ashley County Sheriff’s Office says two tractors were stolen fro…

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Erin Popovich, wife of Spurs coach Gregg Popovich, dies

The wife of San Antonio Spurs coach Gregg Popovich has died. The Spurs confirmed Erin Popovich’s death Wednesday. The team didn’t provide further details. “We mourn the loss of Erin,” Spurs general manager RC Buford said in a team statement. “She w…

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From Jimmy Butler to Dwyane Wade, former Bulls making their mark in the NBA playoffs

How inconsiderate of the Timberwolves and Pelicans to finish one game apart during the regular season and thus avoid a first-round playoff matchup. It would’ve consolidated the craziness that is watching all the former Bulls this postseason. And we…

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Ranking the NBA’s new Nike-designed uniforms

The NBA rolled out a trunkload of new Nike-designed uniforms this season, with some teams sporting as many as five distinct styles. We asked a panel of experts — Tribune data visualization editor Jonathon Berlin, Tribune sports editor Amanda Kaschu…

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G League salaries increasing to $35,000 for most players and up to $385,000 for 2-way contracts

G League salaries are going up next season, to $35,000 for most players and up to $385,000 for those on two-way contracts. Salaries also can be enhanced through bonuses and call-ups. NBA teams called up 50 players a total of 60 times last season, g…

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Allen Iverson has grown to appreciate his crossover of Michael Jordan — the Bulls great, not so much

What’s most striking every time retired NBA players tell old Michael Jordan stories is not the Bulls legend’s physics-defying athleticism. It’s his bluntness. And it’s on full display in a recent anecdote from Allen Iverson, the former 76ers great …

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Bulls Q&A: What position will they address in the draft? How will Zach LaVine’s contract talks go?

Here’s a Bulls’ post-season — not postseason — mailbag. I’ll be filing these regularly during the offseason. So if your question isn’t answered below, that doesn’t mean it was deleted. But it might have been, as I have no idea what Michael Porter J…

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Allen Iverson has grown to appreciate the crossover of Michael Jordan — the Bulls great, not so much

What’s most striking every time retired NBA players tell old Michael Jordan stories is not the Bulls legend’s physics-defying athleticism. It’s his bluntness. And it’s on full display in a recent anecdote from Allen Iverson, the former 76ers great …

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The Draymond Green flagrant foul tracker is underway

Draymond Green was called for his first flagrant foul of the 2018 NBA playoffs Monday night when he caught Davis Bertans in the face with an elbow as the two were tied up for a rebound beneath the basket late in the fourth quarter of what became a …

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