• Lakers offer Byron Scott head-coaching job

    CBSSports.com "The Los Angeles Lakers have offered their head-coaching job to Byron Scott, per ESPN's Chris Broussard: The Los Angeles Lakers have offered their head coaching job to Byron Scott, according to league sources. The two sides are now in negotiations on a contract. The Lakers made Scott a..." July 25

  • Chris Paul: Boycott a real possibility

    ESPN Los Angeles "Los Angeles Clippers point guard Chris Paul told ESPN.com that it's "unacceptable" if Donald Sterling is still the owner of the team when the season begins. Paul also said he has spoken to coach Doc Rivers about the possibility of sitting out if Sterling remains in control when the seasons..." July 25

  • Wolves, Bulls ganging up on Cavs to weaken Cleveland's supporting cast?

    CBSSports.com "Turns out we've been looking at this Kevin Love deal all wrong, because to date we've been looking mostly at the Cleveland Cavaliers -- the team that would have to part with rookie Andrew Wiggins to get Love. Should the Cavs trade Wiggins? Should they not? That's been the debate and focus, but..." July 25

  • Carmelo Anthony: I want to win

    ESPN New York "Carmelo Anthony said it was not the money, but instead his confidence in Phil Jackson and his belief that the Knicks "aren't that far away from contending for an NBA title" why he opted to remain in New York instead of signing with the Chicago Bulls. "I want to win. I don't care about the..." July 25

  • Free agent Francisco Garcia considers Rockets, others

    Houston Chronicle "Rockets free agent guard Francisco Garcia is considering the Rockets among a group of teams interested in signing him, his agent said on Thursday. Garcia’s agent, Aaron Goodwin, would not specify the teams Garcia is considering. There have been reports that the Utah Jazz have been interested,..." July 25

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    Adrian Wojnarowski @WojYahooNBA

    Cavaliers signed No. 1 overall pick Andrew Wiggins today. He can't be traded for 30 days.

  • Restricted free agent Shelvin Mack agrees to return to Hawks

    Yahoo! Sports "Restricted free-agent guard Shelvin Mack has reached agreement on a three-year, $7.3 million deal to return to the Atlanta Hawks, a league source told Yahoo Sports. Mack is coming off his best season as a pro for the Hawks, starting 11 of 72 games and averaging a career-best 7.5 points and 3.7..." July 25

  • Players union approves of Thunder’s Josh Huestis arrangement

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Thunder and Josh Huestis have agreed for the No. 29 pick to turn down his rookie-scale NBA contract and play on a D-League contract next season, an arrangement made before the draft. The deal is good for the Thunder, who won’t have to pay Huestis this year and now could have five years to..." July 25

  • John Wall to attend Team USA camp

    ESPN.com "Washington Wizards guard John Wall has accepted USA Basketball's invitation to attend its training camp next week in Las Vegas, according to sources close to the situation. Sources told ESPN.com that USAB has wanted Wall in camp for weeks and merely wanted to make sure that the Wizards'..." July 25

  • Rockets-Mavs rivalry receives a shot

    ESPN Dallas "A long-distance exchange of words between Chandler Parsons and James Harden is heating up the rivalry between the Houston Rockets and Dallas Mavericks. Parsons, who left Houston to sign a three-year, $46 million deal with Dallas as a restricted free agent, took offense to former teammate Harden..." July 25

  • 17h
    Mark Deeks @MarkDeeksNBA

    Sixers have signed Pierre Jackson.

  • MJ's $33M contract goes to auction

    ESPN.com "The Chicago Bulls' original copy of Michael Jordan's $33 million contract -- the most valuable single-season contract in NBA history -- has hit the auction block. The contract, which Jordan signed for the 1997-98 season, was his last with the Bulls. That season culminated in a sixth..." July 25

  • Separating fact from fiction when it comes to the Cavs trading for Kevin Love

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "Ever since the Cleveland Cavaliers signed LeBron James, the team's rumor mill has been preoccupied with one player: Minnesota's Kevin Love. The Timberwolves are willing to field calls on the three-time NBA All-Star power forward who has made clear his interest in finding a new team in the final..." July 24

  • Lakers dispute theory they are waiting on Doc Rivers’ potential availability

    Inside Socal "Amid all the unanswered questions who the Lakers will hire as their next head coach and when, two team sources strongly disputed that any delay stems from waiting out to see if Clippers coach Doc Rivers will become available because of embattled owner Donald Sterling prolonging a costly litigation..." July 24

  • Report: Manu Ginobili ‘optimistic’ about playing in World Cup despite Spurs’ wishes

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Spurs have done a remarkable job resting Manu Ginobili. Even while reaching back-to-back NBA Finals, Ginobili has played fewer minutes, including the playoffs, than Al-Farouq Aminu during the last two years. Gregg Popovich is certainly extending the career of Ginobili, who turns 37..." July 24

  • Ray Allen leaning toward joining Cavaliers

    Boston Globe "Former Celtic and Heat standout Ray Allen is leaning towards returning for a 19th NBA season and joining former teammate LeBron James with the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to a league source. Allen, who turned 39 Sunday, has been pondering retirement since the Heat lost in the NBA Finals to..." July 24

  • Anthony Bennett is breathing free, literally, after tonsil surgery he hopes will help raise his game

    Yahoo! Sports "Anthony Bennett's rookie season could have gone worse. The Cleveland Cavaliers forward could have been framed for a murder he didn't commit, for one thing, or forced to play a deadly yearlong game of cat-and-mouse with a deranged genius bent on world domination; either of those things would have..." July 24

  • Harden on non-Dwight teammates: 'Rest of the guys are role players'

    CBSSports.com "The Houston Rockets have been trying to replicate the model of the three-star super team for a couple of seasons now. For years Daryl Morey fielded a competitive team that was in search of multiple superstars to lead his team. He acquired James Harden in a trade a couple of years ago, and followed..." July 24

  • Shelly Sterling seeks appeal-proof ruling

    ESPN Los Angeles "The attorneys for Shelly Sterling said Wednesday they will ask a judge to issue a ruling allowing the $2 billion sale of the Los Angeles Clippers to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer to proceed despite pending lawsuits brought by Donald Sterling in both federal and civil court contesting his..." July 24

  • Bulls' Gibson ignores trade rumors

    Chicago Tribune "Each time Taj Gibson works out at the Berto Center, team officials tell him not to focus on trade rumors involving his name. That said, they’re not stopping. And Wednesday brought another round as the Bulls continue talking with the Timberwolves about Kevin Love. “It’s tough, but it’s part..." July 24

  • Dwyane Wade says a kid at his basketball camp asked him why he flops

    Washington Post "Most kids might clam up around a high-profile basketball star like the Heat’s Dwyane Wade, especially if those kids were attending the Dwyane Wade and Brandon Marshall Sports Academy. There are always exceptions to the rule, however. And one kid attending the basketball camp surprised the Heat..." July 24

  • Chandler Parsons isn't mad at Dwight Howard for comment

    CBSSports.com "Dallas Mavericks forward Chandler Parsons was on the Jim Rome Show Wednesday and responded to Dwight Howard's comment that the Rockets wouldn't be affected by Parsons' departure at all. After Parsons left, former teammate Dwight Howard said his departure “won't affect us at all.” Parsons..." July 24

  • Bulls' original $33M Jordan contract on auction block

    ESPN Chicago "The Chicago Bulls' original copy of Michael Jordan's $33 million contract -- the most valuable single-season contract in NBA history -- has hit the auction block. The contract, which Jordan signed for the 1997-98 season, was his last with the Bulls. That season culminated in a sixth..." July 24

  • Wizards hold 15th spot open for Al Harrington

    CSN Washington "As stated here previously, the Wizards aren't in any rush to fill their 15th and final roster spot because training camp still is almost two full months away. But it appears, based on what CSNwashington.com has learned since Las Vegas summer league, that it will be for Al Harrington's..." July 24

  • Hornets’ Kemba Walker excited about addition of Lance Stephenson

    Charlotte Observer "There are 165 kids on the court at Kemba Walker’s basketball camp, some as young as 8 years old. What were you like as a player at 8? “I was bad,” says Walker, the Charlotte Hornets’ point guard. Bad as in he’s a bad man or a bad 8-year-old? “No,” says Walker. “Bad.” Obviously he’s..." July 24

  • Pistons' Greg Monroe signing offer a distinct 'possibility'

    Detroit Free Press "Detroit Pistons coach and president of basketball operations Stan Van Gundy took questions from the media last week about the contract impasse with restricted free agent Greg Monroe after introducing free agent pickups D.J. Augustin and Caron Butler. Here are some of his answers. Question: How..." July 24

  • Bulls have offered Gibson, McDermott and Mirotic for Love

    Sheridan Hoops "The Chicago Bulls have offered a package of Taj Gibson and rookies Doug McDermott and Nikola Mirotic to the Minnesota Timberwolves for All-Star forward Kevin Love, a league source told SheridanHoops.com on Wednesday. The package is extremely intriguing to the Timberwolves, but there is a catch;..." July 23

  • NBA Union Spent $5.4 Million on Audit of Boss Hunter

    Bloomberg "The National Basketball Association players’ union spent about $5.42 million on the internal audit that resulted in the firing of Executive Director Billy Hunter, according to public records. The union spent $5,421,965 on matters pertaining to what it labeled NBPA Internal Review &..." July 23

  • Matt Barnes uses social media for help finding aunt's killer

    ABC7 "Los Angeles Clippers player Matt Barnes is using social media to ask fans for help finding his aunt's killer. Barnes posted a picture of the murder suspect, identified as Michael Williams, on his Instagram and Twitter accounts on Tuesday and wrote "This dude stabbed my auntie in the neck last..." July 23

  • Report: 76ers, Nuggets, Celtics could be third team in Love trade

    CBSSports.com "The Sporting News reports that teams are "lining up" to try and be the third team in a potential Kevin Love deal, no matter who gets Love. The Nuggets, 76ers, and Boston are mentioned as potential landing spots for extra assets in a Love deal. "When a deal like this takes a long time, there..." July 23

  • Bid book shows Ballmer overpaying

    ESPN Los Angeles "Drafts of the Los Angeles Clippers' sale bid book show exactly how much Steve Ballmer is willing to overpay for the team. The bid book was entered as an exhibit by Shelly Sterling's lawyers in a trial in California probate court to determine whether she should have the right to sell the team..." July 23

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    Barring an unforseen snag, Mavs on course to land Jameer Nelson to fortify their backcourt on a deal via Dallas' $2.7 million room exception

  • Sources: C's ready to move on from Love

    CSN New England "There's no waiving of the white flag just yet, but the Boston Celtics appear to be ready to move on from their pursuit of Minnesota star Kevin Love, league sources tell CSNNE.com. "The more teams step up and show interest in Love, the further Boston falls in the pack," a source said on..." July 23

  • Cavaliers have to trade Andrew Wiggins for Kevin Love

    SB Nation "In normal circumstances, Cleveland ought to cling tightly to Andrew Wiggins, much as it clung tightly to Kyrie Irving over the past three years. Usually, you keep the potential superstar on a rookie deal instead of chasing an older superstar on a hefty contract. It's pretty basic fare in NBA..." July 23

  • LeBron James apologizes to neighbors with delivery of cupcakes

    Akron Beacon Journal "LeBron James may be in China, but he and his family are still thinking of his hometown. Employees from Baker Blvd. Decadent Desserts in Fairlawn dropped off cupcakes Tuesday night to James’ Bath Township neighbors. Included with the dozen cupcakes was an apology note from James for the “chaos”..." July 23

  • Felton pleads guilty in gun case, spared jail

    ESPN Dallas "Dallas Mavericks point guard Raymond Felton pleaded guilty Wednesday in a New York gun case, taking a plea deal that involved admitting a felony but spares him jail. Felton pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm. He admitted he knowingly..." July 23

  • Report: Kevin Love Trade To Cavs ‘Deal Is Done’; No Timetable Given

    NESN "Anyone is capable of landing a big news scoop, not just the usual suspects at the major outlets. So when somebody claims to have inside information before anyone else, it is worth noting — just take it with a sizable grain of salt. A trade that would send Kevin Love to the Cleveland Cavaliers..." July 23

  • Rumor: Sixers have ‘strong interest’ in Cavaliers guard Dion Waiters

    Pro Basketball Talk "One of the more interesting aspects of the Cavaliers inching closer to trading for Kevin Love will be to see what their roster ultimately looks like when all is said and done. Cleveland has some promising pieces already in place, and the most interesting of them all might be Dion Waiters —..." July 23

  • Sterling sues NBA, wife, others for damages

    ESPN Los Angeles "Donald Sterling filed a suit in Superior Court on Tuesday afternoon seeking damages from the NBA, commissioner Adam Silver and his wife Shelly Sterling, alleging they defrauded him and violated corporate law in attempting to sell the franchise to former Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer. Sterling..." July 23

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    Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine

    ESPN sources say Mavs will be hosting free-agent point guard Jameer Nelson in Dallas for a face-to-face visit Thursday

  • Ginobili ‘optimistic’ he’ll be healthy for FIBA World Cup

    San Antonio Express-News "Spurs reserve Manu Ginobili said he remains optimistic that the stress fracture in his right leg he developed late in the NBA playoffs will heal in time for the FIBA Basketball World Cup later this summer, with a new evaluation slated for the coming weeks. (Conflicting reports in the Argentine..." July 23

  • Mavs void Rashard Lewis contract

    ESPN Dallas "The Dallas Mavericks voided the contract for Rashard Lewis after discovering that the veteran forward needed surgery on his right knee. "It came to our attention during Rashard Lewis' physical that he is in need of a medical procedure on his right knee," Mavs president of basketball operations..." July 23

  • Bulls sign first-round pick McDermott

    ESPN Chicago "The Chicago Bulls signed first-round draft pick Doug McDermott to a contract on Tuesday. "We're very excited about the addition of Doug," Bulls general manager Gar Forman said in a statement. "We love the versatility of his game and his ability to shoot. He's a fit for our team and..." July 23

  • Kareem Abdul-Jabbar training Roy Hibbert

    Pro Basketball Talk "Roy Hibbert with a skyhook? Pacers president and former Celtic Larry Bird apparently dined with his old Lakers rival, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, in the name of helping Indiana’s center. If Abdul-Jabbar helps diversifies Hibbert’s offense, that would be wonderful for the wayward Pacers big man...." July 23

  • Cavs' summer of Love, and LeBron, already one wild ride

    Fox Sports Ohio "Random thoughts on the Cavaliers' never-ending run of fun and fury: 1. It's been insane. That's really the only way to explain the Cavs' offseason. But when you consider the past four years, and the fact LeBron James has returned to Cleveland, it's been crazy in a good (even great) way. 2...." July 23

  • Joel Embiid has moved on from Kim Kardashian, sets sights on Rihanna

    SB Nation "The wacky Twitter journey of injured Sixers rookie Joel Embiid carries forth. After failing to recruit LeBron James and failing to get Kim Kardashian to slide into his DMs, he's moved on to a new Twitter project: failing to go on a date with Rihanna. Via the exclusive reporting of Joel Embiid..." July 22

  • Sources: Cavs looking for trade parts for deal for Kevin Love

    Yahoo! Sports "The Cleveland Cavaliers are working to obtain non-guaranteed contracts through trades that could be a part of a package with Minnesota to acquire All-Star forward Kevin Love, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Cleveland's discussions with Minnesota have escalated with the Cavaliers' willingness..." July 22

  • Report: Cavaliers to sign Andrew Wiggins as early as Wednesday

    Pro Basketball Talk "We passed along the report a couple of days ago that the Cavaliers were expected to sign Andrew Wiggins to his rookie contract sometime this week, and discussed at the time how that may or may not impact any trade talks Cleveland has going with the Timberwolves on a potential deal for Kevin..." July 22

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    Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne

    Parsons says that Doc Rivers has told him, 'If Mr. Sterling continues to own the team, he doesn’t think he wants to continue as coach"

  • Bulls making push for Kevin Love

    ESPN.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers are firmly in the lead to acquire Kevin Love but the Chicago Bulls are making a renewed push to get into the trade mix for the All-Star power forward, according to sources close to the process. Sources told ESPN.com the Cavs are increasingly optimistic that they are..." July 22