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  1. Portland Trail Blazers, Minnesota Timberwolves at odds over Nicol...

    Ric Bucher

    The Portland Trail Blazers and Minnesota Timberwolves are at odds over restricted free agent Nicolas Batum, sources say.

    Story | Conversation | July 14, 2012
  2. Wolves to amnesty Darko Milicic

    Ric Bucher

    The Minnesota Timberwolves plan to amnesty center Darko Milicic in order to give an offer sheet to Portland Trail Blazers restricted free agent Nicolas Batum, a league source says. Milicic has two years and $10 million remaining on his contract, b...

    Blog | July 12, 2012
  3. Minnesota Timberwolves waive Darko Milicic to make offer to Portl...

    Ric Bucher

    The Minnesota Timberwolves used their amnesty designation to waive center Darko Milicic and submitted an offer sheet to Portland Trail Blazers restricted free agent Nicolas Batum.

    Story | Conversation | July 12, 2012
  4. 2012 NBA free agency -- Brooklyn Nets end pursuit of Dwight Howar...

    Ric Bucher

    The trade of Dwight Howard to the Nets is dead. A last-gasp attempt to work a deal has died.

    Story | Conversation | July 11, 2012
  5. Sources -- Portland Trail Blazers won't sign Roy Hibbert to offer...

    Ric Bucher

    The Blazers, convinced the Pacers will match their offer sheet of 4 years and $58 million to restricted free-agent center Roy Hibbert, will not officially complete the transaction and thereby allow Hibbert to re-sign outright, league sources said Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2012
  6. Source -- Scott Brooks, Oklahoma City Thunder 'not close' on deal...

    Ric Bucher

    While the focus as of Sunday will be on free-agent NBA players, the Oklahoma City Thunder are still hoping to keep their coach, Scott Brooks, from entering the same waters.

    Story | Conversation | June 29, 2012
  7. NBA - General managers talk about Nash, Garnett and other over-30...

    Ric Bucher

    Ric Bucher offers his top over-30 free agents and gets various general managers to dish on them as well.

    Story | Conversation | June 07, 2012
  8. Orlando Magic interested in veteran executive Tom Penn to be new ...

    Ric Bucher

    The Orlando Magic are interested in Tom Penn to be the team's next general manager, according to sources.

    Story | Conversation | June 05, 2012
  9. NBA: Rick Adelman will let Ricky Rubio be himself

    Ric Bucher

    How good will Spanish sensation Ricky Rubio be with the Timberwolves? His coach, Rick Adelman, holds the key.

    Story | Conversation | September 30, 2011
  10. Sources: Maurice Cheeks on Toronto Raptors' list for coach

    Ric Bucher

    Lawrence Frank and Dwane Casey are on the Toronto Raptors' list of coaching candidates, but sources say there is a strong third candidate: Oklahoma City Thunder assistant coach Maurice Cheeks.

    Story | Conversation | June 09, 2011
  11. 2010 NBA Preview: How Nick Collison, Carl Landry, Marc Gasol and ...

    Ric Bucher

    From the November 1, 2010 issue of ESPN The Magazine, Ric Bucher looks at the rainy day plans being made all over the NBA in case the league is locked out in 2011-12.

    Story | Conversation | October 21, 2010
  12. Sources: Former Phoenix Suns assistant GM David Griffin turns dow...

    Ric Bucher

    Former Suns assistant general manager David Griffin turned down the Nuggets' offer to be their next general manager, according to sources, and the team is expected to pursue Masai Ujiri, director of global scouting for the Raptors.

    Story | Conversation | August 24, 2010
  13. 2010 NBA free agents: Source says Portland Trail Blazers sign Wes...

    Ric Bucher

    The Blazers have signed Jazz shooting guard Wesley Matthews to a five-year, $34 million, according to a league source.

    Story | Conversation | July 10, 2010
  14. Sources: Phoenix Suns granted permission to talk to San Antonio S...

    Ric Bucher

    The Phoenix Suns have been granted permission to talk to San Antonio Spurs assistant general manager Dennis Lindsey about being their next GM on the condition they wait until after Thursday's draft, league sources said Tuesday.

    Story | Conversation | June 22, 2010
  15. Sources: P.J. Carlesimo to be hired as Toronto Raptors assistant

    Ric Bucher

    P.J. Carlesimo has an agreement in principle to join the Toronto Raptors as an assistant coach under Jay Triano, according to league sources.

    Story | Conversation | May 31, 2010
  16. NBA free agency - Signing LeBron James could come at cost in fron...

    Ric Bucher

    Signing LeBron James would be a huge financial boon for any franchise. But taking on LeBron James, The GM, as a result, might be more than any team bargained for. His influence in the front office has hurt the Cavs, sources say.

    Story | Conversation | May 19, 2010