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  1. Derek Fisher's going to have options

    Jul 4, 2010, 2:00 PM EDT

    Ask an NBA fan about Derek Fisher and you’ll likely get one of two extreme answers. He’s either a knowledgeable veteran that knows how to hit big shots in the most clutch of situations, who uses his savvy and experience to lead championship teams, or he’s an aging player who’s lost his defensive acumen and…

  2. LeBron James and Dwyane Wade are waiting on Chris Bosh's decision

    Jul 4, 2010, 8:48 AM EDT

    A significant ramification of all of these free agents being free together and wanting to play with each other is the timing. If you’ll notice, every one of them is taking their sweet time. Joe Johnson was offered the max-max from Atlanta, and is still waiting to see if he can justify going with New…

  3. Amar'e Stoudemire says Carmelo Anthony and Tony Parker are ready to join him if he signs with Knicks

    Jul 4, 2010, 7:24 AM EDT

    Amar’e Stoudemire is going to be what every Knicks beat reporter dreams of. Stoudemire is in New York to visit with the Knicks tomorrow, and decided to check out the play he’s helped produce on Broadway, “Rock of Ages.” He got a warm welcome to the New York media when two reporters tried sneaking into…

  4. The Cavs pitch to LeBron James: Dramatic and themed

    Jul 4, 2010, 12:02 AM EDT

    The Cleveland Cavaliers weren’t going to try and convince LeBron they made the most business sense, though they definitely feel they have a great financial opportunity for him long-term. They weren’t going to try and convince him even that their basketball club provided the best opportunity, though that’s an easy case to make with their…

  5. To keep a King, the Cavs invoked 'Family Guy.' Natch.

    Jul 3, 2010, 5:45 PM EDT

    The Cavaliers understood the seriousness of their meeting with the greatest player in franchise history today. Instead of the proposed 30 minute meeting, they stayed for nearly 90 minutes. Coach Byron Scott talked about how he planned to use LeBron James. They reminded James of all the good times he’s had in Ohio, of how…

  6. Cleveland fans have bombarded LeBron with love this morning

    Jul 3, 2010, 11:17 AM EDT

    LeBron James meets the final two suitors for his free-agent services this morning, and on his way in, the fans of the Cleveland Cavaliers have made it very clear that they would like him to stick around for a few more, well, careers. Brian Windhorst of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer is outside the meetings and reporting…

  7. Why on earth is Minnesota meeting with David Lee?

    Jul 3, 2010, 11:00 AM EDT

    So you’re David Kahn. You’ve just signed Darko Milicic for $20 million. You drafted a 23-year-old combo wing the same night you traded for Martell Webster (and drafted another small forward). You have one significant trade chip, Al Jefferson, who’s a phenomenal young player that for some reason you don’t want and who has great…

  8. Today's NBA free-agency schedule: The final LeBron act, and Stoudemire meets Knicks

    Jul 3, 2010, 10:41 AM EDT

    LeBron James will meet with the Cleveland Cavaliers at 11:00AM EST, then with the Chicago Bulls at 1:30AM EST. That concludes James’ tour of teams on “the list.” He’s then expected to take Sunday to consider his options and discuss with his people on the holiday, then make his decision Monday. Again, “expected.” He very…

  9. Cavs to pitch LeBron James with humor, familiarity, and Chris Bosh

    Jul 3, 2010, 8:54 AM EDT

    The New York Knicks pitched a billion dollars. The Miami Heat pitched championship rings and the value of sacrifice. The New Jersey Nets pitched a media empire. The Los Angeles Clippers pitched… (giggle)… Baron Davis and Chris Kaman. So what are the Cleveland Cavaliers, the home team, the favorites in many’s eyes to retain the…

  10. NBA free agency: These bright lights may or may not inspire you

    Jul 2, 2010, 12:15 PM EDT

    The team that plays in the World’s Most Famous Arena in the Greatest City on Earth is not exactly having a blockbuster start to free agency. They had their meeting with LeBron in Cleveland, a location they obviously would have preferred to avoid. Showing James the glitz and glitter of New York would have been…

  11. LeBron gets to choose his destiny as free agency begins

    Jun 30, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

    Living in a free country has many advantages. You get to freely select where you live, who you marry, what you do with your time, where you work, what you do, what you say, and how you feel. But along with those freedoms is a cost. It’s the money you need to accomplish what you…

  12. Isiah Thomas would like to tell you his thoughts on LeBron. Tell us, Isiah!

    Jun 30, 2010, 12:16 AM EDT

    Whichever team loses out on this summer’s free agency will be devastated. Their franchise will be in ruins, and it may take years to recover, to attain the same level of success they held before Thursday morning at 12AM. And you know what? It will still pale in comparison to the abject destruction left in…

  13. Phil Jackson says George Karl's illness may impact his return

    Jun 27, 2010, 8:45 PM EDT

    George Karl is battling throat cancer at the moment. It’s been a terribly painful process, one that forced him to miss the Nuggets’ short-lived playoff run. On top of being, you know, cancer. Turns out what Karl’s going through is making Phil Jackson think long and hard about his own career. Jackson was speaking at…

  14. Knicks target Joe Johnson out of the gate

    Jun 27, 2010, 5:20 PM EDT

    Sure, the Knicks want LeBron James. And they’ll make their pitch. But they’ll need more than the King to contend, and will need other players on roster to lure James anyway. And there’s always, you know, the simple fact that they should probably look into some backup plans in case their best pitch isn’t good…

  15. David Kahn thinks the Wolves will be players in free agency. Good luck with that.

    Jun 27, 2010, 1:30 PM EDT

    You can say this for David Kahn. He’s not lacking for confidence.  The vexing General Manager of the Minnesota Timberwolves told the Star Tribune that they planned on being active in this summer’s free agency session. And we’re not talking just the lower level guys who you would expect to consider Minnesota. No, no. The…

  16. Rod Thorn thought he was being pursued by Boris and Natasha

    Jun 27, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

    In Soviet basketball organization, generals manage you! The New York Daily News reports this morning that Rod Thorn chose to resign from the Nets as General Manager because of “Russian spies” within the organization. What that translates to is Mikhail Prokhorov, since taking control as majority owner, has installed his own people as you’d expect…

  17. Kevin Pritchard says goodbye to Portland

    Jun 27, 2010, 10:30 AM EDT

    “The man was just a GM.” I’m sure that’s what representatives of the Portland Trail Blazers’ ownership group are telling themselves this morning. He was just a GM. He didn’t mean as much as a player, or a coach. He was just a guy signing paperwork and making phone calls.  But Kevin Pritchard’s dismissal at…

  18. Is Shaq a possible replacement for Sheed?

    Jun 27, 2010, 8:42 AM EDT

    The Celtics are about to enter a very uncomfortable time in the life of a franchise. Their best produced roster, with four Hall of Famers (at least), a stunning young point guard, and a range of versatile bigs failed to win a championship. Ray Allen is a free agent. Paul Pierce will opt out. And…

  19. Blazers considering Ferry for GM position

    Jun 26, 2010, 11:58 PM EDT

    The Portland Trail Blazers fired GM Kevin Pritchard Thursday night after three years in which he led the Blazers from utter disaster to one of the most promising core of players in the league. He was fired despite being known for “winning” nearly ever transaction he was involved in and being one step ahead of…

  20. Knicks are next in line with the King after Nets

    Jun 26, 2010, 5:00 PM EDT

    The New York Daily News reports that the Knicks will meet with LeBron James on July 1st, the same day the New Jersey/soon-to-be Brooklyn Nets are scheduled to meet with James. The Nets will meet with James first, sending Jay-Z and owner Mikhail Prokhorov. The Knicks will send GM Donnie Walsh and head coach Mike…

  21. Mike Miller wants to play for a contender

    Jun 26, 2010, 3:00 PM EDT

    The one thing with professional athletes: They’re always saying the right things.  Mike Miller is an unrestricted free agent this summer. And while he obviously won’t be holding court to the team’s most attractive teams to offer for his services, he’s the kind of complimentary piece, a veteran shooter that can defend, that some teams…

  22. Bobcats extend qualifying offer to Tyrus Thomas

    Jun 26, 2010, 1:00 PM EDT

    Tyrus Thomas is entering a pretty intense summer for him. His rookie contract is up after being traded to the Charlotte Bobcats, where he seemed to be more warmly received than he was with the Bulls, but still not a starter. The Bobcats could have failed to tender a qualifying offer, releasing him back into…

  23. The Cavs are setting themselves up to be shown up by LA again

    Jun 26, 2010, 12:00 PM EDT

    Earlier we told you that the Cavs have turned their coaching attentions towards Brian Shaw. It behooves us to talk a little bit about what this means for Cleveland. It means Cleveland is trying valiantly to be a premier franchise in the league. They’re willing to go out and aggressively pursue guys with championship rings.…

  24. Which teams are most impacted by LeBron James not touring for free agency?

    Jun 26, 2010, 10:37 AM EDT

    We told you earlier that LeBron would not be going on a worldwide tour of his free agent destinations as had been previously reported. But the question now is, which teams are most impacted by that decision? Let’s take a look at the candidates and rank the impact this has on their chances on a…

  25. Report: Jiggaman Jay-Z, Prokhorov get first crack at LeBron James

    Jun 26, 2010, 8:20 AM EDT

    Sure, the Finals were fun, in a sort of “two-teams-shooting-35%-from-the-floor” sort of way. But now the real entertainment begins. Watching professional franchises, several steeped in rich history and other heralded by some of the most powerful men in the world, crawl and beg before a 25-year-old small forward from Akron, Ohio.  First up? H.O.V.A.  Yahoo!…

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