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  1. Toronto's choice: Veterans or rebuild from Bosh sign-and-trade?

    Jul 6, 2010, 6:22 PM EDT

    Toronto’s front office is apparently torn. In a way that explains the oddly conflicting reports on what they are looking to do with a Chris Bosh sign-and-trade. Brian Windhorst of the Cleveland Plain Dealer tweeted the situation: According to exec familiar with Raptors thinking, TOR undecided on what type of sign-&-trade to look for if…

  2. Carmelo isn't being traded, plus he'll sign the Denver deal. He has no real choice.

    Jul 6, 2010, 2:02 PM EDT

    Amare wants to bring Carmelo Anthony to New York. He has not signed the $65 million extension in front of him from the Nuggets because he wants more out of them — if he doesn’t get it he could be gone. No, he’s not. The Nuggets aren’t going to trade him. He can posture, but…

  3. Knicks targeting Dwyane Wade. Again.

    Jul 6, 2010, 12:56 PM EDT

    They got Amare Stoudemire. Things are different in New York now. They have an anchor to build around. So why not make another run at Dwyane Wade? All the signs point to him staying in Miami. That if he went anywhere it would be sweet home Chicago. But South Beach has been good to him,…

  4. Chris Bosh is your free agency lynchpin

    Jul 6, 2010, 12:18 PM EDT

    LeBron James wants to play with Chris Bosh, sees him as the key to a team that can win titles. He’s reportedly trying to recruit him to Cleveland for that reason. Toronto has a sign-and-trade in place with Cleveland. Dwyane Wade wants to play with Chris Bosh, sees him as the key to a team…

  5. Signs pointing to Wade in Miami, Chris Bosh joining him. Unless Bosh goes to Cleveland with LeBron.

    Jul 6, 2010, 10:49 AM EDT

    The New Jersey Nets are convinced that the Dwyane Wade/Chris Bosh tandem is headed to Miami. Ira Winderman — the most connected guy with the Heat — is saying it looks like Wade will return to South Beach. But now reports are out there that the Cavaliers have a sign-and-trade in place with the Raptors…

  6. Amare Stoudemire talks bright lights, big city

    Jul 6, 2010, 10:15 AM EDT

      Amare Stoudemire said all the right things about loving New York and wanting to return the team to the top of the heap at his hastily called press conference to announce a verbal agreement. But he can’t do it alone, so he talks some LeBron as well.

  7. Orlando Magic sign Chris Duhon as their backup point guard

    Jul 6, 2010, 9:55 AM EDT

    With their last year’s backup point guard — Jason Williams — turning 35 next season, the Orlando Magic wanted to get a little younger in their backup to Jameer Nelson. Hello Chris Duhon. The Magic have inked Duhon to a four-year, $15 million deal, according to Chad Ford at ESPN. The Magic have gotten younger,…

  8. Report: Atlanta Hawks make two year offer to Shaquille O'Neal

    Jul 6, 2010, 9:49 AM EDT

    UPDATE July 6, 9:49 am: Perry Rogers, Shaq’s agent, denies that any offer has been made. He said they are still listening to Boston, Dallas and Atlanta. This is what agents do, keep options open for clients. However, frameworks are discussed before offers are made. So Atlanta wants to know Shaq’s reaction to two years…

  9. LeBron James isn't talking to anyone, but we're all still guessing

    Jul 6, 2010, 9:03 AM EDT

    We don’t know. Nobody in the media knows. That won’t stop us from speculating. We’ll use a shred of information to concoct entire theories. We’ll guess. (Complain about that if you want, but those guesses get a lot of viewers — you like it so we keep doing it). But we don’t know what LeBron…

  10. Report: LeBron James to hold off on decision until Thursday

    Jul 4, 2010, 3:09 PM EDT

    Great news everybody! Another four days of LeBron James speculation! I know that’s what everybody really was hoping for. Right. But according to a tweet from the very well connected Brian Windhorst, James is not going to be announcing his decision for several more days at the earliest. Sources say LeBron plans to wait until…

  11. Want to know where LeBron James is going? Check his Website.

    Jul 4, 2010, 11:15 AM EDT

    “You’ll be the first to know.” Register at the new LeBronJames.com and that is the sentence that greets you. Those words plus other rumblings from his camp suggest that the first place the word of LeBron’s decision on where to play next year will be made through his site. DJ Steph Floss — the DJ…

  12. Dirk Nowitzki agrees to terms with Mavericks

    Jul 3, 2010, 10:00 PM EDT

    Dirk Nowitzki got what he wanted: A lot of money for the next four years, extending into the new collective bargaining agreement. The Dallas Mavericks got what they wanted: Nowitzki to take a little less money, giving them some flexibility to bring in other players. Saturday night, the Mavericks and Nowitzki agreed to terms on…

  13. Josh Childress is about to return to America cloaked in glory. And money.

    Jul 3, 2010, 2:37 PM EDT

    In a few days, LeBron James, Chris Bosh and Dwyane Wade will figure out their dance partners. (Let us hope it is only a few days.) Then Joe Johnson will finally accept the max deal with Atlanta we all know he is going to take. And then Josh Childress’ phone is going to start ringing.…

  14. Dwyane Wade: It's about the next 40 years, not the next 10

    Jul 3, 2010, 1:23 PM EDT

    View more news videos at: http://www.nbcchicago.com/video.Dwyane Wade didn’t give anything away and mostly talked in generalities in an interview with the NBC affiliate in Chicago. He did say that he is taking a big picture view, and he seems to be enjoying the process. But listen to him for yourself.

  15. Wade, Bosh meet with Bulls, now going to take Aretha Franklin's advice and think

    Jul 3, 2010, 2:37 AM EDT

    Friday night, the Chicago Bulls had a tandem with them in a room — Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh — that combined could turn them into an instant title contender. Tomorrow, Bulls brass will be in a room with LeBron James, who alone could turn the team into an instant contender. If you paired James…

  16. The Bulls big play

    Jul 2, 2010, 8:48 PM EDT

    Tonight, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh were meeting together with the Chicago Bulls in the office of Henry Thomas, Wade’s agent. Tomorrow, the Bulls front office hops a plane and fly to beautiful downtown Akron, to make their pitch to LeBron James. They get the last word — they go Saturday afternoon after Cleveland. The…

  17. Dwyane Wade's cryptic tweet

    Jul 2, 2010, 7:40 PM EDT

    I don’t claim to be smart — I’m an NBA blogger, this is not what Rhodes Scholars do for a living — and on that note I’m not going to try to explain Dwyane Wade’s last tweet (as of this writing). It’s cryptic, and every team recruiting him (and a few that aren’t) could take…

  18. Steve Blake agrees to four-year deal with the Lakers

    Jul 2, 2010, 6:49 PM EDT

    The Lakers were looking for a new point guard, one who could knock down the three, play a little defense, and just be smart. They have found their man in Steve Blake. John Canzano of the Oregonian was first in reporting that Steve Blake had agreed a four-year deal with the Lakers (any deal cannot…

  19. How about LeBron and Bosh on the Cavaliers? Could happen.

    Jul 2, 2010, 6:35 PM EDT

    In all the talk about pairing up top players — LeBron and Wade in Chicago; LeBron and Bosh in Chicago; Bosh and Wade in Miami; Bosh and Wade and LeBron in Miami — nobody talks about Cleveland. But it could happen. What if Cleveland re-signs LeBron and does a sign and trade with the Raptors…

  20. Lakers, Derek Fisher not near each other on contract offer

    Jul 2, 2010, 3:43 PM EDT

    A lot of fans only see playoff Derek Fisher, the guy taking over Game 3 of the NBA Finals in the fourth quarter. The guy who is unflappable under pressure, who embraces the big stage. But regular season Derek Fisher is not that guy. He is no longer a good — often not even an…

  21. Wade intrigued by New York Knicks pitch

    Jul 2, 2010, 2:28 PM EDT

    Let’s be clear about this — Dwyane Wade is going to be in a Miami Heat uniform at the start of next season. He is going through the motions of meeting with other teams; other teams are going through the motions of presentations. But everyone knows how the movie ends. That said, Wade exited a…

  22. Report: Amare Stoudemire, New York Knicks have framework of a deal set

    Jul 2, 2010, 1:45 PM EDT

    The New York Knicks have offered Amare Stoudemire a five-year, max contract deal that he may well accept. The framework of the deal is in place but the details still need to be hammered out, according to Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo. Still, that could happen by the end of the day. The move could reunite…

  23. Sergio Rodriguez signs deal with Real Madrid

    Jul 2, 2010, 12:39 PM EDT

    It’s official, Sergio Rodriguez is returning to Spain, He has signed a deal with Real Madrid, if you can believe the official Real Madrid Web site. We tend to. This is a three-year deal, according to the site. No shock here, Rodriguez has been unhappy and wanted to return across Atlantic and had been rumored…

  24. Goodbye Amar'e – Suns agree to terms with Hakim Warrick

    Jul 2, 2010, 11:54 AM EDT

    After a final offer to Amar’e Stoudemire was rejected — the two sides could not agree on guaranteed years — the Suns turned their affection to Hakim Warrick. And it was a quick romance, the two sides have agreed to a four-year, $18 million deal, according to Marc Spears at Yahoo. Warrick is a nice…

  25. Rockets offering a tempting sign-and-trade

    Jul 2, 2010, 11:27 AM EDT

    The Rockets want an elite power forward. With one — combined with a healthy Yao Ming at center (the entire city of Houston just knocked on wood) and a back court of Aaron Brooks and Kevin Martin — they are a contending team. They could challenge the Lakers and have the length to match them.…

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