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  1. If LeBron James went to New Jersey, Rod Thorn would have stayed

    Jul 16, 2010, 3:28 PM EDT

    And the ramifications of LeBron’s decision just keep rolling in. On his last day on the job as general manager for the New Jersey Nets, Rod Thorn sat down with reporters and among the things he said was that he would have stayed on the job if LeBron James had chosen New Jersey, according to…

  2. Report: Milwaukee Bucks interested in the recently released Luther Head

    Jul 16, 2010, 3:01 PM EDT

    The Milwaukee Bucks re-signed John Salmons to a five-year, $39 million deal. They picked up Drew Gooden for $32 million over five. They acquired Corey Maggette and the $30.8 million remaining on his contract over the next three seasons. They traded for the Nets’ Chris Douglas Roberts. And now, according to Chris Tomasson of NBA…

  3. Omar Samhan signs to play in Lithuania

    Jul 16, 2010, 2:53 PM EDT

    You have to like Omar Samhan. You remember him from the NCAA Tournament, when he tore it up for St. Mary the opening weekend, scoring more points than anyone ever had over opening weekend. He’s a good guy, a funny one. Check out the fantastic profile by our own Rob Mahoney, and be sure to…

  4. The Bulls make a good value signing with Ronnie Brewer, but at what cost?

    Jul 16, 2010, 2:33 PM EDT

    The Chicago Bulls have been looking to upgrade their wing production this off-season, but in their close-minded desire to achieve that goal, they’ve made a bit of an odd move. According to Sam Smith of Bulls.com, Chicago will sign shooting guard Ronnie Brewer to a three-year, $12.5 million deal. For those counting at home, that’s…

  5. Lawrence Frank steps back into the coaching realm with the Boston Celtics

    Jul 16, 2010, 1:58 PM EDT

    Prior to his hiring as the head coach of the Chicago Bulls, Tom Thibodeau’s influence was rumored to be the stuff of legend. He was the architect of the NBA’s best defense. A coaching mastermind, waiting in the wings. I heard he once made Kendrick Perkins smile and made Kevin Garnett cry. His pedigree as…

  6. NBA Summer League: Notes on Hawks-Bucks

    Jul 16, 2010, 1:41 PM EDT

    Quick thoughts on Hawks-Bucks at Las Vegas Summer League Thursday night… Larry Sanders looks like another first-round steal for John Hammond and the Bucks organization. With head coach Scott Skiles dressed in cargo shorts looking on from the comfortable courtside seats next to Hammond across from the Bucks bench, Sanders brought incredible defensive energy, tallying…

  7. Rudy Fernandez still wants to be traded, has five preferred destinations

    Jul 16, 2010, 1:34 PM EDT

    As the Miami Heat continue to amass a roster of useful, skilled players, you can add one more potential acquisition to the list: Rudy Fernandez. According to Frank Isola of the New York Daily News, Rudy has five teams he’d like to be traded to: the Knicks, the Nets, the Bulls, the Celtics, and yes,…

  8. Penny Hardaway wants to play for the Heat. Hey, so do I.

    Jul 16, 2010, 1:33 PM EDT

    Anfernee “Penny” Hardaway last stepped on an NBA court three seasons ago. And he wasn’t good at all in the 16 games he played. He hasn’t done anything of quality on a court since 2004. It’s been a decade since he was good (and if you go back 15 years he was very, very good).…

  9. Might the Warriors go after Erik Spoelstra? Kind of a stretch, but a fun one.

    Jul 16, 2010, 12:47 PM EDT

    Here’s what Warriors fans know: The Golden State Warriors have new owners, who will take full control of the team in a couple months. Here’s what Warriors fans hope: That there are big changes in the front office, that a new coach and a new direction come with the new owners. Here’s some fun but…

  10. Nate Robinson agrees to deal with Celtics

    Jul 16, 2010, 12:24 PM EDT

    Boston is going to win a few games this season because Nate Robinson is going to come in blazing hot off the bench and just light up somebody’s second team. Boston is going to lose a couple games this year in part because Nate Robinson is going to come in off the bench ice cold…

  11. Who is the mystery "deal to go to Vegas" team? (Not Detroit)

    Jul 16, 2010, 11:40 AM EDT

    UPDATE 7/16, 11:40 am: Well, you can cross the Detroit Pistons off the list (and they were the team mentioned in the original article. The Pistons released a statement on this issue: “Our ownership group has absolutely nothing to do with any proposal that would move the team to Las Vegas.” As we said, Detroit…

  12. Jeff Teague knows he has a opportunity, but will he grab it?

    Jul 16, 2010, 11:16 AM EDT

    Summer League is all about opportunity. The chance for players to be seen, to make a name for themselves, to find a place to get paid to play basketball. For some, it’s about a chance to step up and find their place in the NBA. Maybe nobody in Las Vegas right now has a bigger…

  13. Don Nelson wants to coach Warriors for one more season. Fans shudder.

    Jul 16, 2010, 10:27 AM EDT

    Warriors fans hope that a new owner means a new direction for the team. Don Nelson has other plans, he told Marc Stein if ESPN.com. “I’m excited about the new ownership,” Nelson said. “I think this team needed that kind of change. “I think we’ve made a couple good deals to improve the roster. I…

  14. Hedo Turkoglu has gallbladder surgery

    Jul 16, 2010, 9:48 AM EDT

    Apparently Hedo Turkoglu needs to lower his cholesterol. He has had minor gallbladder surgery while in Turkey preparing with the Turkish national team for the FIBA World Championships this August. That according to Turkish media (as found and translated by Real GM, via Rotoworld). The doctors advised me to undergo surgery on my gallbladder so…

  15. Report: Atlanta not interested in Shaquille O'Neal

    Jul 16, 2010, 8:55 AM EDT

    There was a time Thursday night when radio stations in Atlanta were reporting that radio stations in Cleveland were saying a deal to sign-and-trade Shaquille O’Neal to the Hawks had been agreed to, according to Eric Knappenberger. Meanwhile, up in Cleveland, radio stations were reporting that radio stations in Atlanta were reporting the deal was…

  16. Jeremy Lin a fan favorite in Vegas

    Jul 15, 2010, 11:21 PM EDT

    At the beginning of Friday’s game between the Dallas Mavericks and the Washington Wizards, those assembled at the COX Pavilion in Las Vegas were on their feet and craning their necks to get a look at No. 1 overall pick John Wall. The crowd oohed and ahhed at Wall’s pre-game routine of windmills and tomahawks,…

  17. Magic match offer, keep JJ Redick

    Jul 15, 2010, 10:51 PM EDT

    What follows is a sentence that I never thought I would type three years ago: The Orlando Magic had no choice but to match the three-year, $20 million offer to JJ Redick. Orlando did just that Thursday, according to FanHouse (and confirmed by other sources now). Redick came into the league with that Duke hype…

  18. Wade on LeBron: `He didn't quit.''

    Jul 15, 2010, 9:32 PM EDT

    Dwyane Wade already has LeBron’s back. “He’s not a quitter,” Wade said. “He didn’t quit.” That’s what Wade told the AP Thursday, referring to Cavaliers owner Dan Gilbert’s post-decision rant about LeBron James, saying he quit in the Celtics playoffs series. Wade will have none of hat. “LeBron James, Dwyane Wade, Kobe Bryant, guys like…

  19. Rockets sign Luis Scola to 5-year, $47 million extension

    Jul 15, 2010, 8:57 PM EDT

    Luis Scola will remain a Rocket. According to Jonathan Feigen of the Houston Chronicle, the Rockets have signed the 30-year old power forward to a five-year, $47 million extension. Scola had been a restricted free agent, and his signing means that the Rockets did not lose a single player to free agency this off-season. The…

  20. NBA Summer League: Notes on Spurs-Lakers

    Jul 15, 2010, 6:59 PM EDT

    It was quite a different scene from the big boys matchup we see in the regular season. The Spurs and Lakers met for a rumble to kick off Thursday at NBA Summer League Las Vegas. Still there were some things of note. Alonzo Gee, a D-League call-up to the Wizards who later signed with the…

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