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Recent articles by Sam:

NBA schedule: Breaking down all the top games of the 2017-18 season

The full NBA schedule is out for 2017-18, and USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick highlights the best matchups, top reunion games and story lines to know. → Read More

Lonzo Ball's big game in front of LeBron James could pay dividends

Lakers rookie picks perfect time to post most impressive game of summer league. → Read More

Knicks agree to terms with Scott Perry as new general manager

Perry is a longtime NBA executive most recently employed by the Kings as executive vice president of basketball operations. → Read More

Chris Paul, Austin Rivers: No problem with relationship on Clippers

The son of Clippers coach Doc Rivers says he called Paul to refute a negative report. → Read More

Lonzo Ball out for Lakers' matchup against De'Aaron Fox, Kings

L.A. rookie nursing groin injury that will keep him out of rematch with fellow standout rookie. → Read More

Jamal Crawford expected to sign two-year deal with Timberwolves

Crawford, who just reached a buyout with the Hawks, will likely join Minnesota after clearing waivers. → Read More

Pistons renounce rights to restricted free agent Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Caldwell-Pope is now one of the top unrestricted free agents on the market. → Read More

Celtics trade Avery Bradley, pick to Pistons for Marcus Morris

The Celtics continue to clear cap space for the recently acquired Gordon Hayward. → Read More

Restricted free agent Tim Hardaway Jr. signs $71 million offer sheet with Knicks

The Hawks had been planning to match any offer to Tim Hardaway Jr., but no one expected the 25-year-old to sign a four-year, $71 million contract. → Read More

Rudy Gay agrees to 2-year, $17 million deal with San Antonio Spurs

Rudy Gay is on the mend, and the Spurs are taking a chance on him. → Read More

Dirk Nowitzki, Mavericks finalizing two-year, $10 million deal

Nowitzki has played all 19 of his NBA seasons in Dallas with the Mavericks. → Read More

Can any team in the Western Conference catch the Warriors?

Teams in the West took significant strides, but can they bridge the gap to the Warriors? → Read More

Gordon Hayward announces intention to sign with Boston Celtics

Hayward to Boston mixes things up at the top of the Eastern Conference. → Read More

Sacramento Kings agree to deals with George Hill, Zach Randolph

The Kings added two solid veteran players to join their young core. → Read More

Clippers close to three-team trade with Nuggets, Hawks to land Danilo Gallinari

The Los Angeles Clippers are close to completing a three-team trade with the Denver Nuggets and Atlanta Hawks that would land Danilo Gallinari in L.A. → Read More

Gordon Hayward likely to make signing decision Tuesday

Utah made a strong impression on Gordon Hayward, but his college coach Brad Stevens is now in Boston and Miami still has master recruiter Pat Riley. → Read More

Kevin Durant to sign two-year deal to remain with Golden State Warriors

Durant is taking a significant pay cut to keep the championship-winning Warriors intact. → Read More

Paul Millsap agrees to 3-year, $90 million deal with Denver Nuggets

Millsap was one of the best power forwards available this offseason. → Read More

Paul Millsap agrees to 3-year, $90 million deal with Denver Nuggets

Millsap was one of the best power forwards available this offseason. → Read More

Kyle Lowry agrees to three-year, $100 million deal with Raptors

Lowry announced that he was staying in Toronto in The Players' Tribune. → Read More