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Recent articles by Sam:

Wounded Warriors: The latest in the Draymond Green-Kevin Durant saga and why Golden State chose to make it public – The Athletic

The Warriors' teammates appear to put the flap behind them, but the team looks flat in blowout loss to the Rockets. A possible three-peat may calm the nerves on and off the court. → Read More

Exclusive: Jimmy Butler opens up about his trade request, mysterious absences and the ongoing mess in Minnesota – The Athletic

After a loss to the Kings, the Wolves dropped to 4-9 and Jimmy Butler wasn't happy about it. In this Q&A, Butler talks about his trade request, his minutes and his relationship with his teammates. → Read More

FBI investigating former Kings, current Heat executive who allegedly stole millions

Jeff David allegedly stole $13.4 million from two Kings sponsors to purchase real estate in Southern California. The Miami Heat placed him on leave. → Read More

Manu Ginobili leaves legacy of selfless, passionate play with Spurs

San Antonio's Sixth Man helped shape how other NBA teams use their All-Star talent off the bench. → Read More

Clippers don't renew TV analyst Bruce Bowen's contract after Kawhi Leonard comments

The contract of Clippers commentator Bruce Bowen was not renewed by FOX Sports West because of recent public comments he made about Kawhi Leonard. → Read More

No hard feelings: Mike D’Antoni says Carmelo Anthony is 'a lot better fit' with Rockets

Mike D’Antoni, who once walked away from the Knicks post because of Carmelo Anthony, tells USA TODAY why Houston offers a stronger game plan. → Read More

NBA schedule highlights: When are LeBron James, Kawhi Leonard, DeMar DeRozan reunions?

LeBron James' travels with Lakers will be a highlight of the 2018-19 NBA schedule; when do other stars have reunions and what will be on television? → Read More

LeBron's Lakers debut announced; NBA to tip off with Sixers vs. Celtics, Thunder vs. Warriors

The NBA season begins with two TNT national tipoff games on Oct. 16: Sixers-Celtics, Thunder-Warriors. → Read More

NBA offseason grades for Blazers, rest of NBA

Only two teams, the Timberwolves and Cavaliers, received worse grades than the Portland Trail Blazers for their offseason moves. → Read More

NBA team-by-team offseason grades: Who won the summer?

With offseason player movement essentially done, USA TODAY Sports' Sam Amick and Jeff Zillgitt grade each team's summer changes. → Read More

LeBron James talks about Lakers move for first time: 'Dream come true for me'

On his online platform 'Uninterrupted,' James says leaving Cleveland for a second time is 'bittersweet timing.' → Read More

LeBron James talks about Lakers move for first time: 'Dream come true for me'

On his online platform 'Uninterrupted,' James says leaving Cleveland for a second time is 'bittersweet timing.' → Read More

LeBron James talks about Lakers move for first time: 'Dream come true for me'

On his online platform 'Uninterrupted,' James says leaving Cleveland for a second time is 'bittersweet timing.' → Read More

LeBron James talks about Lakers move for first time: 'Dream come true for me'

On his online platform 'Uninterrupted,' James says leaving Cleveland for a second time is 'bittersweet timing.' → Read More

LeBron James talks about Lakers move for first time: 'Dream come true for me'

On his online platform 'Uninterrupted,' James says leaving Cleveland for a second time is 'bittersweet timing.' → Read More

LeBron James talks about Lakers move for first time: 'Dream come true for me'

On his online platform 'Uninterrupted,' James says leaving Cleveland for a second time is 'bittersweet timing.' → Read More

LeBron James talks about Lakers move for first time: 'Dream come true for me'

On his online platform 'Uninterrupted,' James says leaving Cleveland for a second time is 'bittersweet timing.' → Read More

LeBron James talks about Lakers move for first time: 'Dream come true for me'

On his online platform 'Uninterrupted,' James says leaving Cleveland for a second time is 'bittersweet timing.' → Read More

LeBron James talks about Lakers move for first time: 'Dream come true for me'

On his online platform 'Uninterrupted,' James says leaving Cleveland for a second time is 'bittersweet timing.' → Read More

LeBron James talks about Lakers move for first time: 'Dream come true for me'

On his online platform 'Uninterrupted,' James says leaving Cleveland for a second time is 'bittersweet timing.' → Read More