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  1. Nuggets summer leaguer Brian Butch dislocates his left patella

    Jul 10, 2010, 8:08 PM EST

    Nuggets summer league invite Brian Butch sustained what appears to be a serious injury during a game against the Los Angeles Lakers on Saturday. According to several sources, Butch has dislocated his left patella.  Butch went down in extreme pain, and the injury to his knee was plainly visible to the naked eye. Butch was…

  2. Cavs may be looking at Childress, Al Jefferson

    Jul 10, 2010, 8:00 PM EST

    According to Brian Windhorst of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the Cleveland Cavaliers are considering making an offer to former Hawks forward Josh Childress.  Childress was one of the NBA’s most efficient scorers when he played in the NBA, and has spent the last two years playing in the Greece for Olympiacos. The former Stanford product…

  3. Portland signs Wes Matthews to a five-year, $34 million offer sheet

    Jul 10, 2010, 7:50 PM EST

    One year after signing as an undrafted free agent with the Utah Jazz, restricted free agent Wes Matthews has signed a five-year, $33.4 million offer sheet with the Portland Trail Blazers. According to Ross Siler of the Salt Lake City Tribune, Matthews will receive a $3.4 million signing bonus,which means he will make $9.2 million…

  4. Wojnarowski: New Jersey signs Anthony Morrow to an offer sheet

    Jul 9, 2010, 11:29 PM EST

    Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports is reporting that the New Jersey Nets have signed free agent guard Anthony Morrow to a three-year offer sheet worth $12 million. Randolph is a restricted free agent, meaning that the Warriors will have the opportunity to match the Nets’ offer and retain Morrow’s services. Morrow went undrafted in 2009,…

  5. Derek Fisher to meet with Pat Riley in Miami

    Jul 9, 2010, 10:25 PM EST

    According to Ramona Shelburne of ESPN Los Angeles, free agent point guard Derek Fisher will meet with Heat president Pat Riley on Saturday.  It’s clear what Fisher has to offer the Heat. Fisher is a veteran presence with championship experience, he doesn’t need the ball in his hands to be effective, he plays hard, and…

  6. Vegas Summer League: Zabian Dowdell trying to prove he belongs

    Jul 9, 2010, 8:51 PM EST

    One thing you can say about Phoenix Summer League invite Zabian Dowdell: he has waited his turn. Dowdell played four years at Virginia Tech, and averaged 17.4 points during his senior year. Dowdell hoped to get picked in the 2007 NBA Draft, but he ended up going undrafted. Instead of pouting and letting himself fade…

  7. James reportedly "furious" over Gilbert's letter

    Jul 9, 2010, 6:58 PM EST

    After LeBron James announced he was going to sign with the Miami Heat on Thursday night, Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert wrote a scathing open letter to Cavalier fans regarding James’ departure.  According to Brian Windhorst of the Cleveland Plain Dealer, the letter did not go unnoticed by James: This is obvious, but word is LeBron…

  8. Dominic McGuire signs one-year deal with Charlotte

    Jul 9, 2010, 5:34 PM EST

    According to Marc Spears of Yahoo! Sports, the Charlotte Bobcats have signed Dominic McGuire to a one-year guaranteed deal. Terms of the deal have not yet been disclosed. Injuries limited McGuire to only 51 games last season; even when healthy, McGuire is one of the most offensively limited players in the NBA. He’s only averaged…

  9. Spears: Knicks may sign Raymond Felton to multi-year deal

    Jul 9, 2010, 5:11 PM EST

    According to Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports, the Knicks are close to signing Raymond Felton to a multi-year deal. Felton averaged 12.1 point and 5.6 assists in 80 starts for the Bobcats last season. Felton also dramatically improved his shooting; he shot 46% from the field and 38.5% from beyond the arc last season,…

  10. Bobcats sign Thomas to 5-year, $40 million extension

    Jul 9, 2010, 4:21 PM EST

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Charlotte Bobcats have signed forward Tyrus Thomas to a five-year, $40 million extension.  Thomas, who was selected fourth overall in the 2006 draft, was erratic both on and off during his stint with the Chicago Bulls. After being traded to Charlotte during mid-season last year, Thomas immediately…

  11. LeBron James: The Golden Boy No More

    Jul 9, 2010, 12:16 AM EST

    LeBron James came into this league as the most hyped prospect in the history of the NBA. The first three years of his career were little more than a prolonged honeymoon, an open celebration of how good LeBron already was and how good he would someday become.  The next two years of LeBron’s career were…

  12. Cavs owner Dan Gilbert is not pleased with LeBron James' decision

    Jul 8, 2010, 11:30 PM EST

    In response to LeBron James’ decision to join the Miami Heat next season, Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert has written a letter to fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers, which can currently be seen on the Cavaliers’ website. The tone of the letter was not pro-LeBron. Here are some excerpts: As you now know, our former hero,…

  13. Mel Turpin found dead at 49

    Jul 8, 2010, 8:15 PM EST

    The Associated Press is reporting that Mel Turpin was found dead in his Lexington, Kentucky home on Thursday. The reported cause of Turpin’s death was suicide. Turpin was 49 years old.  Turpin was a star at Kentucky, and was taken 6th overall in the legendary 1984 NBA draft. In five seasons with the Cavaliers, Jazz,…

  14. Report: Frank may replace Thibodeau as Rivers' top assistant

    Jul 8, 2010, 7:40 PM EST

    According to Chris Tomasson of NBA FanHouse, former New Jersey Nets head coach Lawrence Frank has a “good chance” of replacing Tom Thibodeau as Doc Rivers’ top assistant in Boston. Thibodeau turned Boston’s defense into one of the best in the league during his three years as an assistant, and was named the new head…

  15. Did Ari Emanuel set up tonight's LeBron special?

    Jul 8, 2010, 6:48 PM EST

    According to the Los Angeles Times, prominent Hollywood agent Ari Emanuel may have played a critical role in making tonight’s LeBron James special a (horrifying) reality. Emanuel is best-known for being the head of William Morris Endeavor Entertainment, being the brother of White House Chief of Staff Rahm Emanuel, and the inspiration for Jeremy Piven’s…

  16. Lee/Randolph swap waiting on LeBron?

    Jul 8, 2010, 3:29 PM EST

    According to Chad Ford of ESPN.com, the New York Knicks and Golden State Warriors are ready to make a sign-and-trade deal as soon as LeBron announces he will sign with a team other than the Knicks. The Knicks are obviously hoping that James will decide to sign with them tonight, and are waiting to make…

  17. Wojnarowski: Chris Paul to sign with LeBron's marketing company

    Jul 8, 2010, 2:48 PM EST

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, Hornets guard Chris Paul has left Octagon marketing to join LRMR, the marketing company run by LeBron James and three of his childhood friends. The firm now has three clients; James, Timberwolves guard Jonny Flynn, and Paul.  Earlier today, there were reports that the Cavaliers have been attempting…

  18. Van Gundy: Magic will likely match any offer given to Redick

    Jul 8, 2010, 2:24 PM EST

    According to Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel, Stan Van Gundy believes the Magic will likely match any offer given to free agent shooting guard J.J. Redick this offseason: “I’m not worried about what J.J. might get from somebody,” Van Gundy said Wednesday between games of the AirTran Airways Pro Summer League at RDV Sportsplex. “That…

  19. Ray Allen re-signs with the Celtics

    Jul 7, 2010, 10:25 PM EST

    Free agent guard Ray Allen has decided to sign an extension with the Boston Celtics. The deal will pay Allen $20 million over the next two seasons, and Allen has a player option for the second year of the deal.  Allen taking a dramatic pay cut to play with a team like Cleveland or Chicago…

  20. Report: Celtics to meet with Kwame Brown

    Jul 6, 2010, 4:22 PM EST

    With Rasheed Wallace likely about to officially retire and Kendrick Perkins’ knee injury, the Celtics’ frontline is looking pretty thin at the moment. How thin? Well, according to the Boston Herald, the Celtics have opened up discussions with none other than Kwame Brown: As a testament to the Celtics’ willingness to kick the tires of…

  21. Roger Mason Jr. close to new deal

    Jul 6, 2010, 3:13 PM EST

    According to NBA.com’s Art Garcia, several teams have contacted free agent guard Roger Mason Jr. about the possibility of signing Mason to a multi-year deal. According to Garcia, Portland, Miami, Chicago, and New York have all contacted Mason this off-season. San Antonio, who employed Mason for the past two seasons, have reportedly not contacted him. …

  22. Mavericks, Heat talking trade?

    Jul 6, 2010, 2:39 PM EST

    According to a report by The Dallas Morning News, the Miami Heat and the Dallas Mavericks have been discussing a deal that would send center Brendan Haywood to Miami in a sign-and-trade deal. In exchange for Haywood, the Heat would be more than happy to send Jermaine O’Neal to Dallas in a sign-and-trade or give…

  23. Will any 2008 Olympians be on the 2010 World Championships team?

    Jul 6, 2010, 12:35 AM EST

    According to NBA FanHouse’s Chris Tomasson, there is a distinct possibility that none of the members of the 2008 USA Olympic Basketball will represent the United States in the FIBA World Championships this summer: So [the fact that Chris Paul and Deron Williams may miss the games due to injury] means LeBron James, Dwyane Wade,…

  24. Sources: Salmons agrees to Bucks deal

    Jul 2, 2010, 6:51 PM EST

    According to Chad Ford of ESPN.com, John Salmons and the Milwaukee Bucks have agreed on a five-year, $39 million contract extension. After being traded to the Bucks at mid-season, Salmons averaged 19.9 points per game for the Bucks and was a big reason the Bucks were able to make the playoffs.  The Bucks have been…

  25. Report: James, Wade to join forces in Chicago?

    Jul 2, 2010, 6:27 PM EST

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, free agent guard Dwayne Wade had a second meeting with Chicago Bulls officials on Friday, and is seriously considering leaving the Miami Heat.  According to Wojnarowski, Wade coming to the Bulls could represent the best chance LeBron James has at joining forces with another superstar:  Wade and James…

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