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  1. Matt Barnes trade to Toronto is dead

    Jul 20, 2010, 9:17 AM EDT

    UPDATE 9:17 am: Matt Barnes is not going anywhere. Yet. The deal announced by Barnes himself on Twitter is now dead, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo. The reason is a miscalculation by the teams on what could be spent. Nice. Somebody forgot to carry the one and look what happens. It puts Barnes back…

  2. C.J. Watson headed to Bulls

    Jul 20, 2010, 9:09 AM EDT

    Chicago now has its backup for Derrick Rose. The Bulls will acquire C.J. Watson in a sign-and-trade with the Golden State Warriors. Watson will get three years, $10.2 million, and the Warriors will get a second round pick and a thinner bench. The Warriors had the right to match the offer but have chosen to…

  3. Lon Babby goes from agent to Phoenix Suns president, and it feels awkward

    Jul 20, 2010, 8:41 AM EDT

    It’s a move that is a little Ari Gold and feels a little awkward. Powerful agent Lon Babby is making a change to the other side of the table and will be announced today as the new president of basketball operations for the Phoenix Suns, replacing Steve Kerr. Babby’s clients — including Tim Duncan, Ray…

  4. Best Dunks of the Summer League

    Jul 19, 2010, 10:25 PM EDT

    My favorite? Get to about the 55 second mark and watch a little showboating with John Wall. Although the Raptors high flying show with DeRozan was sure fun.

  5. John Wall and the jump shot

    Jul 19, 2010, 9:00 PM EDT

    What did I like best about John Wall after watching and interviewing him at Summer League? He gets it. Sure, he was named outstanding player of the Summer League with good reason, but that’s not it. He gets basketball. Really gets it. There are plenty of talented players coming into the league that don’t get…

  6. Bucks complete sign-and-trade for Jon Brockman

    Jul 19, 2010, 8:06 PM EDT

    According to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo! Sports, the Sacramento Kings have agreed to a sign-and-trade deal that will send second-year power forward Jon Brockman to the Bucks in exchange for Darnell Jackson and a future second-round pick.  The 23-year old Brockman is only 6-7, but he was one of the best per-minute rebounders in basketball…

  7. Bucks sign Keyon Dooling while Luke Ridnour peaces out

    Jul 19, 2010, 7:35 PM EDT

    The Milwaukee Bucks will have a ridiculous amount of turnover for a playoff team, as John Hammond has agreed to a deal with another rotation player. Keyon Dooling, who filled in at both guard spots off the bench for the Nets last season, will be on his way to Milwaukee on a two-year contract according…

  8. Everybody Loves Jeremy Lin

    Jul 19, 2010, 6:52 PM EDT

    The last time Harvard had a player in the NBA, the Lakers were champions — the Minneapolis Lakers. With George Mikan. Dwight Eisenhower was president and children were just getting the first polio vaccines. Jeremy Lin could change that. Fans at Summer League in Las Vegas loved him — he won over a crowd that…

  9. Maloofs reportedly meet about moving team to Seattle, which won't happen but is just one option

    Jul 19, 2010, 4:53 PM EDT

    When asked about having spoken to a Las Vegas group trying to get an arena built last week, Joe Maloof said he didn’t know anything about it. Maybe not, but the Maloof brothers and owners of the Sacramento Kings are apparently keeping their options open about whether the team stays in Sacramento. The Maloofs met…

  10. Jamaal Magloire will bang bodies around for the Heat

    Jul 19, 2010, 4:11 PM EDT

    “Jamaal Magloire has a role and that role is to beat the hell out of people.” A quote from Stan Van Gundy (via Orlando Pinstriped Post).That is just fine with Miami. Which is why the Heat signed him to a one-year deal, according to Ira Winderman of the Sun Sentinel. It’s a one-year, veteran’s minimum…

  11. The JaVale McGee highlight reel

    Jul 19, 2010, 3:24 PM EDT

    JaVale McGee put on a show at Summer League. The Wizards coaches did not like it as much as the crowd did — they were constantly on McGee about his one-handed rebounds, his shot selection (he tried a running floater across the lane that when I asked Wizards coaches about later they rolled their eyes)…

  12. Dwyane Wade issues formal apology

    Jul 19, 2010, 2:01 PM EDT

    Welcome to the biggest media spotlight you’ve ever been in, Dwyane Wade. Wade’s comments comparing a Heat losing streak to the World Trade Center disaster were not nearly as offensive as had first been reported. And if this had been another player on another team, they may have slid under the radar. But as our…

  13. Winderman: Jordan would have called Magic and Bird — he wanted to win

    Jul 19, 2010, 1:28 PM EDT

      When did Michael Jordan become like our dads? When did he start with the, “Well, back in my day…” Because if he truly is going to thrive as a franchise owner with the Charlotte Bobcats, then perhaps there is a need to recognize he is not back in his day, and that the world…

  14. Rajon Rondo is unphased by the Team USA mystique

    Jul 19, 2010, 1:21 PM EDT

    Rajon Rondo has never seemed all that interested in playing for Team USA. He kind of brushed off the initial invite to participate in this summer’s tryout (He apparently couldn’t be bothered to get back to Team USA czar Jerry Colangelo), and though he was officially added to the national team’s roster last week, he…

  15. Rich Cho named general manager for Portland

    Jul 19, 2010, 1:05 PM EDT

    Portland is apparently staying with the “guys who know how to build teams from the ground up” model. Rich Cho is the new Portland general manager, a text to media just confirmed. Blazers Edge (a very good and very well connected Portland blog) first broke the story. This would be a good hire for Portland,…

  16. Jason Kidd won't play for Team USA, but he'll be around

    Jul 19, 2010, 12:36 PM EDT

    It was understood going in that the 2008 Olympics would be Jason Kidd’s last hurrah as a member of Team USA, but it looks like he’ll remain a part of the program even if he forgoes the whole playing thing. According to Marc Stein of ESPN.com, Kidd has been invited to act as an adviser…

  17. Grizzlies play hardball with Xavier Henry for no good reason

    Jul 19, 2010, 12:26 PM EDT

    The Memphis Grizzlies threw $84 million at Rudy Gay this summer because he has potential to be a team leader. Because we’re sure that outside shot will come around. Right? But the team’s top draft pick Xavier Henry sat out summer league and remains unsigned in a battle over $336,700. This is why, as much…

  18. Atlanta Hawks are poised to win the Jason Collins sweepstakes

    Jul 19, 2010, 11:53 AM EDT

    Jason and Jarron Collins are truly perplexing NBA players. They dig up roster spots, year after year, despite being essentially useless on a basketball court. They have no post game (they seem to have enough trouble just catching and finishing). They’re very poor rebounders. They don’t stand out defensively. They’re just two seven-footers and high-character…

  19. Report: Players Association still considering filing collusion charges against league

    Jul 19, 2010, 11:24 AM EDT

    In today’s latest sign that a lockout is coming next year and will seriously damage the sport: The NBA Players Association is still considering filing collusion charges against the owners, according to the Sports Business Journal today. This had been considered before, but it had been quiet, so some thought the issue had been dropped.…

  20. Fans everywhere keep asking about Tracy McGrady; GMs, not so much

    Jul 19, 2010, 10:46 AM EDT

    Tracy McGrady is going to have a workout with the Clippers this week. And that’s it. Officially he is not working out or doing anything else for teams. There are hints of interest — the Chicago Bulls may take a look at him as their third guard at the two spot, according to the Sun…

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