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  1. Report: Knicks and Raptors have agreed on a trade to send Andrea Bargnani to New York

    Jun 30, 2013, 6:51 PM EST

    Toronto Raptors center Andrea Bargnani reacts to a call during the second half of their NBA basketball game against the Utah Jazz in Salt Lake City, Utah

    Things move fast on the free agency rumor wire. It was just this morning when the Clippers were said to be involved in trade talks with the Raptors to deal for Andrea Bargnani, but as it turned out, the Knicks are the team that has acquired his services. From Howard Beck of the New York…

  2. Kobe Bryant to be a part of Lakers presentation to Dwight Howard

    Jun 30, 2013, 5:30 PM EST

    Kobe Bryant, Dwight Howard

    Just like the Rockets and the Mavericks, who have free agent meetings scheduled with Dwight Howard and will bring out their respective team’s best players, the Lakers are planning to do the same. Kobe Bryant will be a part of the Lakers presentation to Howard, reports Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports. In addition to Bryant, members…

  3. Rockets continue to clear cap space, release Carlos Delfino and Aaron Brooks

    Jun 30, 2013, 4:00 PM EST

    Oklahoma City Thunder v Houston Rockets - Game Three

    Looking up and down the roster of the Houston Rockets, there are a lot of guys there with smaller deals or team options. That’s by design, of course, in order to maintain maximum financial flexibility with the hopes of landing a top-level free agent — like Dwight Howard, for example. The latest moves, announced by…

  4. Phil Jackson to Dwight Howard: ‘I expect to see you get on board’ with Lakers

    Jun 30, 2013, 2:30 PM EST

    Former Los Angeles Lakers head coach Jackson speaks during a ceremony to retire jersey #34 in honor of former Los Angeles Lakers player O'Neal during their NBA basketball game against the Dallas Mavericks in Los Angeles

    The Rockets are first in line to meet with Dwight Howard once free agency commences at midnight Eastern, but that doesn’t mean other teams aren’t going to let their wishes be known where Howard is concerned While no contact with free agents is allowed by teams until 12:01 a.m. on July 1, that doesn’t extend…

  5. Clippers and Raptors also discussing trade involving Andrea Bargnani

    Jun 30, 2013, 11:30 AM EST

    Toronto Raptors' Bargnani sits on the bench during their NBA basketball game against the Boston Celtics in Toronto

    UPDATE 6:51 p.m.: The Knicks and the Raptors have agreed on a trade that will send Andrea Bargnani to New York. 11:30 a.m. The Raptors became the latest team to engage the Clippers in trade talks for the young and dynamic Eric Bledsoe, but L.A. might not be interested in dealing him for what Toronto…

  6. No surprise, Chris Paul’s reps inform teams he’ll re-sign with Clippers

    Jun 30, 2013, 10:01 AM EST

    Chris Paul

    As free agency in the NBA gets set to open at midnight Eastern, one of the top names has taken himself off the market — not that it comes as any surprise. Chris Paul will re-sign with the Clippers, according to a report from Chris Broussard of ESPN.com. Paul’s representatives have told teams “not to…

  7. LaMarcus Aldridge says he hasn’t demanded a trade from the Blazers

    Jun 30, 2013, 9:30 AM EST

    Portland Trail Blazers v Dallas Mavericks

    When a report surfaced a few days ago that had LaMarcus Aldridge unhappy in Portland and potentially wanting out, the impending denial from Aldridge that was almost certainly on the way was completely expected. With no leverage to force a trade out of town, and with Aldridge being one of the team’s two cornerstones along…

  8. Jeremy Lin drops 45 points in a San Francisco Pro-Am game (VIDEO)

    Jun 30, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Toronto Raptors v Houston Rockets

    Normally when a pro player hits the courts during the summer to play against a bunch of non-NBA guys, their exploits aren’t all that impressive. The level of competition matters, after all, and so ringing up big numbers should be the expected result in games where the defense is questionable, and the overall talent level is…

  9. Udonis Haslem played through torn meniscus, will require offseason surgery

    Jun 29, 2013, 11:01 PM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v Miami Heat - Game 7

    Udonis Haslem has always been a key role player for the Miami Heat, and helped his team when called upon at various times during their run to a second straight NBA title. Haslem’s biggest contribution of the postseason came in Game 5 of the Eastern Conference Finals against the Pacers, when he finished 8-of-9 from…

  10. Report: Mo Williams won’t re-sign with Jazz unless he remains a starter

    Jun 29, 2013, 9:30 PM EST

    Mo Williams

    Mo Williams is an unrestricted free agent this summer, and he apparently won’t re-sign with the Jazz as a backup point guard — he wants to be the starter. That’s the word out of Williams’ camp, anyway, and if true, he may want to start engaging in some contract negotiations with other teams. From Marc…

  11. Rockets to get first free agent meeting with Dwight Howard

    Jun 29, 2013, 8:00 PM EST

    Los Angeles Lakers center Dwight Howard speaks during a press conference at the Lakers practice facility in El Segundo, California

    Once the free agency period officially opens after midnight Eastern on July 1, the most coveted player on the market will be with one of the teams he is strongly considering signing a max contract with for the next four years. That meeting has been set, and the team that will get the first crack…

  12. Bucks now intend to keep Brandon Jennings

    Jun 29, 2013, 6:30 PM EST

    Milwaukee Bucks v Atlanta Hawks, Game 1

    It was only a couple of days ago that the Milwaukee Bucks were rumored to be open to the idea of trading Brandon Jennings. Not that teams would be lining up with offers, of course, considering that Jennings is a restricted free agent and they could just sign him to a larger offer sheet than…

  13. Report: Celtics and Mavericks have talked trade for Rajon Rondo

    Jun 29, 2013, 3:30 PM EST

    Boston Celtics v Miami Heat - Game Seven

    A report surfaced on Saturday that the Celtics and Mavericks had engaged in trade talks for the one remaining All-Star asset in Boston, Rajon Rondo. It didn’t come from one of the usual suspects in terms of reporters we’re used to seeing break this kind of news, but a report from DallasBasketball.com is always credible.…

  14. Jeff Van Gundy still regrets quitting as Knicks head coach, says Doc Rivers didn’t quit on Celtics

    Jun 29, 2013, 11:00 AM EST

    Jeff Van Gundy

    Jeff Van Gundy does a stellar job for ESPN and ABC as an NBA analyst, but he was once one of the better head coaches in the league over the course of several seasons. Van Gundy coached the New York Knicks for parts of seven straight seasons, before voluntarily leaving that job to take a…

  15. Kevin Durant finally gets drafted first overall in Nike’s new #SummerIsSerious spot (VIDEO)

    Jun 29, 2013, 9:30 AM EST

    Kevin_Durant-174-186_20933

    In the first spot released by Nike Basketball in support of Kevin Durant and his latest signature shoe, the KD VI, it’s time to draft summer league teams. And the Shirts aren’t about to screw things up the way the Blazers did back in 2007. Clever and humorous, just as we’ve come to expect. Plus,…

  16. Alex Len says he can show immediate improvement in the NBA with the Suns, because ‘in college, the spacing sucks’

    Jun 29, 2013, 8:00 AM EST

    Draft Suns Basketball

    PHOENIX — The Suns selected Alex Len with the fifth overall pick in Thursday’s draft, and the 7’1″ center from Maryland expects to be able to show immediate improvement in the NBA based on one simple fact that applies to basketball played at the college level. “In college, the spacing sucks,” Len said at his…

  17. Suns GM says team is ‘not looking to move’ Marcin Gortat

    Jun 28, 2013, 11:07 PM EST

    Marcin Gortat, Jared Sullinger

    PHOENIX — In the days leading up to the draft, there were rumors that the Suns might be looking to trade Marcin Gortat should one of the big man prospects fall into their lap with the number five pick. The Suns got their man by drafting the 7’1″ Alex Len, but it appears that at…

  18. Lakers continue public courtship of Dwight Howard by (possibly) draping his jersey over the Beverly Hills Hotel

    Jun 28, 2013, 9:14 PM EST

    Dwight Howard jersey Beverly Hills Hotel

    9:52 p.m. ET: It appears we have a question as to whether this is actually real or simply an altered photo, and since I’m no longer in L.A. and can’t simply drive over, we’ll have to trust my man Larry Brown, who called the hotel multiple times and was unable to get confirmation. I’ve pinged…

  19. Jerryd Bayless picks up player option to stay with Grizzlies

    Jun 28, 2013, 1:37 PM EST

    San Antonio Spurs v Memphis Grizzlies - Game Four

    Jerryd Bayless was a capable back-up at the guard spot for a Grizzlies team that reached the Western Conference Finals last season. He had a player option of $3.1 million to return next year, but it was widely believed that he would choose to pursue unrestricted free agency instead. Bayless, however, has decided to come…

  20. Report: Celtics to receive MarShon Brooks in deal with Nets, Reggie Evans stays in Brooklyn

    Jun 28, 2013, 1:04 PM EST

    Brooklyn Nets v Chicago Bulls - Game Three

    One of the criticisms of the Celtics in their deal that will send Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce to the Nets was that aside from the future first round picks, there wasn’t a lot of young talent immediately coming back in return. Boston was set to receive Gerald Wallace (with three years and over $30…

  21. Suns get the player they wanted by drafting Alex Len

    Jun 28, 2013, 8:45 AM EST

    Len from the University of Maryland hugs NBA Commissioner Stern after being selected by the Suns as the fifth overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft in Brooklyn

    PHOENIX — When the Cleveland Cavaliers surprised everyone by selecting Anthony Bennett with the first overall pick in the NBA Draft, a sense of excitement rushed through the Suns war room in Phoenix. The pick by the Cavs was the beginning of a wild first round which defied mock draft boards everywhere, and ensured that…

  22. Kevin Garnett agrees to deal that will send him and Paul Pierce to the Nets

    Jun 28, 2013, 2:13 AM EST

    Boston Celtics v Philadelphia 76ers - Game Three

    When the initial shock wore off after hearing the beginnings of a deal between the Celtics and Nets that would land both Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce in Brooklyn, the one thing that could prevent it all from happening immediately came into focus. Garnett is one of a very few players in the league with…

  23. Report: Grizzlies trade Darrell Arthur to Nuggets for Kosta Koufos

    Jun 27, 2013, 11:26 PM EST

    Kosta Koufos

    One of the reasons (and there were several) that the Nuggets cited when parting ways with head coach George Karl was the fact that they were upset that Karl stubbornly started Kosta Koufos over a player who needed development in JaVale McGee. That won’t be a problem for new coach Brian Shaw, since Denver has…

  24. Trade: Minnesota sends Trey Burke to Utah for two first round picks in this year’s draft

    Jun 27, 2013, 9:37 PM EST

    2013 NBA Draft

    Trey Burke was selected by the Timberwolves with the ninth overall pick in the draft, but Minnesota has traded him to the Utah Jazz for the 14th and 21st overall picks in this year’s draft, reports Jon Krawczynski of the Associated Press. The Timberwolves reportedly decided to move down in the draft after seeing the…

  25. Trade: New Orleans sends Nerlens Noel and a 2014 pick to Sixers for Jrue Holiday

    Jun 27, 2013, 8:56 PM EST

    Noel from the University of Kentucky shakes hands with NBA Commissioner Stern after being selected by the Pelicans as the sixth overall pick in the 2013 NBA Draft in Brooklyn

    We have our first trade of the 2013 draft, and it involves some fairly big names. The New Orleans Pelicans selected Nerlens Noel with the sixth overall pick, but he won’t be playing alongside Anthony Davis on the front line next season. They picked him for the Philadelphia 76ers, who will send All-Star point guard…

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