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  1. Jeff Teague doesn’t want Atlanta to match Milwaukee’s offer

    Jul 12, 2013, 11:19 AM EDT

    Miami Heat v Atlanta Hawks

    NBA free agency is about the money. First, second and third. This is a business. But it’s also about feeling wanted. Players feel neglected and overlooked by the team they are on and suddenly here comes other teams telling them how special they are, now much they are wanted and needed, and by the way…

  2. Iguodala was an hour away from signing with Dallas then Warriors trade went down

    Jul 12, 2013, 10:49 AM EDT

    Andre Iguodala

    Mark Cuban and the Dallas Mavericks were thisclose to signing Andre Iguodala. Instead, a capped-out but aggressive Golden State ownership pulled together a three-team trade that gave them the room to add Iguodala to an already strong Golden State roster and makes them far more dangerous in the West. Iguodala wanted to be a Warrior,…

  3. Father says World Peace to Knicks “big possibility”

    Jul 12, 2013, 10:23 AM EDT

    Metta World Peace

    It seems like this is something both sides want to happen, the question is will a handful of other NBA teams let it? The Lakers officially amnestied Metta World Peace and his $7.7 million contract on Thursday. That officially started the clock on his future NBA status — any of the 11 NBA teams under…

  4. Coach Jason Kidd took phone call during Summer League game

    Jul 12, 2013, 8:44 AM EDT

    Jason Kidd

    It’s Summer League, things are casual. Although, not usually “coach will take a phone call during the game” casual. But that’s what newly minted Brooklyn Nets coach Jason Kidd did on Thursday. He’s coaching Summer League and walked out to take a call while his team was down 17-2. To be fair, we don’t know…

  5. Suns were the aggressors in three-team deal that brought Eric Bledsoe and Caron Butler to Phoenix

    Jul 12, 2013, 8:00 AM EDT

    Caron Butler, Eric Bledsoe introduced in Phoenix

    PHOENIX — The Suns surprised everyone who closely follows the landscape of NBA free agency by coming away with one of the more coveted players in the summer sweepstakes that all teams take part in to try to bolster their rosters through talent acquisition. There were no rumors or leaked reports of conversations progressing between…

  6. Andray Blatche says he and Kevin Garnett are “cool now”

    Jul 12, 2013, 2:32 AM EDT

    Chicago Bulls v Brooklyn Nets - Game One

    Andray Blatche and Kevin Garnett have gone back and forth at each other for a few years now — going back to a trash talk filled game in 2010. Since then they have traded elbows on the court and barbs off it through the media. Now, they are teammates in Brooklyn. The Nets re-signed Blatche…

  7. Victor Oladipo hits the game-winner at Orlando Summer League (VIDEO)

    Jul 12, 2013, 12:01 AM EDT

    Victor Oladipo, Ron Anderson

    The consistent ability to knock down a jumper against a defender was one of the areas cited that Victor Oladipo would need to improve upon as he enters his first NBA season with the Magic. It looked pretty good with the game on the line Thursday at Summer League, when Oladipo stepped back and buried…

  8. Thursday And-1 links: List of deals that have become official

    Jul 11, 2013, 10:29 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Clippers Paul reacts during their loss to the Memphis Grizzlies in Game 5 of their NBA Western Conference Quarterfinals basketball playoff series in Los Angeles

    Here is our regular look around the NBA — links to stories worth reading and notes to check out (stuff that did not get its own post here at PBT) — done in bullet point form. Because bloggers love bullet points like they love going to Vegas for Summer League… • Since the calendar flipped…

  9. Ronny Turiaf agrees to two-year deal with the Timberwolves

    Jul 11, 2013, 9:53 PM EDT

    Ed Davis, Darrell Arthur, Ronny Turiaf

    Ronny Turiaf has agreed to a two-year deal to join the Minnesota Timberwolves, his agent Mark Bartelstein announced in a blast to several media outlets, including the Minnesota StarTribune. It’s a two-year contract worth $3.2 million that will see Turiaf added as big man insurance to a roster that already includes Gorgui Dieng and Chris…

  10. Pistons waive everyone’s favorite second-round pick, Kim English

    Jul 11, 2013, 8:45 PM EDT

    Kim English, MarShon Brooks

    Before the season, John Schuhmann of NBA.com surveyed rookies about their fellow first-year players. The Pistons’ Kim English finished fifth for best defender and fourth for best shooter. He even received votes for “Which rookie will have the best career?” one of two second rounders to receive a nod for that most-important question. English is,…

  11. Lakers make it official, amnesty Metta World Peace

    Jul 11, 2013, 8:04 PM EDT

    Los Angeles Lakers v Boston Celtics

    The Lakers are done with World Peace. As had been rumored for a while, the Lakers made it official on Thursday and amnestied Metta World Peace. That is not going to be popular with Lakers nation, who had grown to love the one guy who hustled and tried to play defense nightly even as the…

  12. Nick Young signs deal with Lakers

    Jul 11, 2013, 7:41 PM EDT

    Nick Young shirt

    UPDATE 7:41 pm: The Lakers have confirmed that the deal is done. Here is the statement from Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak: “At 6’7,” Nick’s size, ability to create his own shot and athleticism make him a versatile player who will give our lineup multiple looks on the floor. He’s an exciting player, and we’re excited…

  13. Pistons won’t amnesty Charlie Villanueva

    Jul 11, 2013, 6:36 PM EDT

    Charlie Villanueva

    The Pistons already made their big move – signing Josh Smith – and their small moves (signing Chauncey Billups and Luigi Datome and re-signing Will Bynum). They might still have a little cap room left to make another small signing, but they’re already over the roster limit including their draft picks, so adding the caliber…

  14. Report: Nets to sign Andrei Kirilenko to two-year contract starting at $3.18 million

    Jul 11, 2013, 6:33 PM EDT

    Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kirilenko looks to pass the ball as he falls to the fall in front of teammate Williams and Brooklyn Nets guard Johnson in the first quarter of their NBA basketball game in New York

    The rich get richer. Or the rich get poorer, depending on your perspective. The Nets, already set to pay an unprecedentedly large luxury tax, will add another player who adds to the bill. Peter Vecsey of the New York Post: This just in: Nets have signed. Kirilenko for mini mid-level, 3.1M per — Peter Vecsey…

  15. Andre Drummond shows why he was best player at Orlando Summer League (VIDEO)

    Jul 11, 2013, 6:12 PM EDT

    Andre Drummond

    Detroit’s Andre Drummond was the best player at the Orlando Summer League. Celtics fans, I hear you about the good week Kelly Olynyk had (we’ve written about it) but Drummond was simply more dominant. And I mean dominant in a “I know I can be a star at the NBA level” kind of way, not the “I…

  16. Report: Hawks not thinking Ellis/Jennings, deciding whether to match Teague offer

    Jul 11, 2013, 4:24 PM EDT

    Miami Heat v Atlanta Hawks

    The second that Jeff Teague signed a four-year, $32 million offer sheet with Milwaukee Bucks — something that was agreed to last night but may not have been formally signed until this morning according to some reports — he could no longer be signed and traded. Which means the days of discussions between the Hawks…

  17. Report: Lamar Odom being investigated in paparazzo incident

    Jul 11, 2013, 3:48 PM EDT

    Lamar Odom

    The paparazzi are part of life for celebrities in Los Angeles. You can’t hide from them, particularly if you are 6’10” and married to Khloe Kardashian. Lamar Odom should be very used to it by now after his time in Los Angeles. Now Odom is being investigated as part of an incident with a paparazzo…

  18. Report: Ronny Turiaf could be headed to Minnesota, too.

    Jul 11, 2013, 3:11 PM EDT

    Ronny Turiaf,  Matt Barnes

    Does it seem to anyone else like Minnesota is signing every available free agent the last 48 hours? Veteran big man Ronny Turiaf could be part of that mix, reports Marc Stein at ESPN. He says the Timberwolves are the “clear frontrunner” to sign Turiaf, certainly for the league minimum. In his eight NBA seasons…

  19. Rudy Gobert can dunk, sore foot or not (VIDEO)

    Jul 11, 2013, 2:33 PM EDT

    2013 NBA Draft

    The Utah Jazz did not acquire Rudy Gobert on draft day because of his offense. The Frenchman is 7’1″ with a 7’9″wingspan — he alters and blocks just about every shot in the paint when he is out there. He’s raw, he needs to add some muscle. But he does have a 9’7″ standing reach…

  20. Andrew Bynum has gained weight, not touched a ball in some time

    Jul 11, 2013, 2:08 PM EDT

    Andrew Bynum

    Let’s put it kindly — there is great skepticism around the league that Andrew Bynum can or will contribute much as an NBA player this season or ever again in the future. Yes, his knees that have been a chronic problem and kept him out all of last season. More than that, however, are questions about…

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