• Report: Wade's camp contacts Spurs, Mavs

    The Score "Dwyane Wade's representatives have contacted the San Antonio Spurs and Dallas Mavericks to notify them of the unrestricted free agent's availability, ESPN's Brian Windhorst reported Wednesday on 790 AM. Reports surfaced Tuesday that Wade was willing to listen to outside offers after contract..." June 29

  • Iggy Azalea Broke Up With Nick Young After He Reportedly Got Ex-Girlfriend Pregnant

    Complex "When Iggy Azalea announced she had broken up with Nick Young recently, most people assumed it was because she was still having trouble trusting him after the D’Angelo Russell situation. Young was secretly filmed telling Russell about how he had cheated on Iggy in the past, and the thought was that..." June 29

  • 76ers targeted Ricky Rubio and Patrick Beverley via trade

    The Sports Daily "After a 10-win season, drafting Ben Simmons and some front-office shuffling, the Philadelphia 76ers sound ready to make a major splash. This isn’t much of a shocker, not with the team clutching a trio of talented big men in the form of Jahlil Okafor, Joel Embiid and Nerlens Noel. What is..." June 29

  • Report: Durant was recruited by Warriors players all season

    The Score "If Kevin Durant decides to take his talents to the Bay Area to join the 73-win Golden State Warriors as an unrestricted free agent, it would perhaps be the result of several recruitment pitches dating back to early in the regular season. The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski noted during his most..." June 29

  • This Australian Passport Might Put The Great Thon Maker Age Conspiracy To Rest Once And For All

    Dime Magazine "The Thon Maker saga may have finally reached its conclusion with the latest information concerning his age. The Milwaukee Bucks’ first-round pick has had his age questioned even before the draft, and the scrutiny only got worse after various photos and videos appeared online of an old yearbook..." June 29

  • Jimmy Butler has 'no idea' why Bulls felt need to trade him or Derrick Rose

    Sporting News "The Bulls made one of the NBA offseason's biggest early moves by sending former league MVP Derrick Rose to the Knicks, and they almost sent away their second star player in Jimmy Butler. During the NBA Draft, reports were spreading that the Bulls were looking to trade the All-Star. Obviously no..." June 29

  • Report: Utah Jazz put 2013 lottery pick Trey Burke on the trade block

    CBS Sports "The Utah Jazz had high hopes for Trey Burke after trading for him on draft night in 2013. Yet after three seasons, Burke has struggled to produce like he did in college and now the Jazz are trying to trade him, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. Utah recently traded for George Hill and with Dante..." June 29

  • Pistons trading Jodie Meeks to Magic

    Yahoo! Sports "The Detroit Pistons are nearing a deal to send guard Jodie Meeks to the Orlando Magic, league sources told The Vertical. The Pistons are receiving a 2019 future second-round pick, sources said. The Magic have room to acquire Meeks because they are $7.3 million below that cap." June 29

  • Report: Adam Silver May Have Pressured 76ers Into Regime Change

    Real GM Basketball "Adam Silver admitted to reaching out to Jerry Colangelo on behalf of the owners of the Philadelphia 76ers in December. Colangelo was ultimately hired as chairman of the 76ers, which led to Bryan Colangelo becoming general manager in April after Sam Hinkie stepped down. ESPN reports that..." June 29

  • Paul Pierce reportedly remains undecided on returning to NBA

    Larry Brown Sports "Paul Pierce still has not decided if he wants to return for his 19th NBA season. The Clippers forward is reportedly still considering his future, but will apparently be making up his mind within the next few weeks." June 29

  • Report: Nets, Kings, 76ers interested in Allen Crabbe

    The Score "Allen Crabbe's solid campaign for the 44-win Portland Trail Blazers didn't go unnoticed. The restricted free agent has drawn interest from the Brooklyn Nets, Sacramento Kings, and Philadelphia 76ers, sources told ESPN's Ian Begley." June 29

  • Sources: Warriors' frustration with Bogut could lead to trade

    CSN Bay Area "When the Warriors chose a 6-foot-11 center from Vanderbilt in the first round of the draft last week, the immediate reaction was that they were ready to move on from their incumbent 6-11 center from Vanderbilt. That taking Damian Jones was a pointed message to backup big man Festus..." June 29

  • Sacramento Kings unlikely to trade DeMarcus Cousins this summer

    Sactown Royalty "Marc Stein recently joined Zach Lowe on The Lowe Post podcast to discuss various free agency rumors and news, as well as potential offseason trades around the league. Naturally the discussion turned to the Sacramento Kings and DeMarcus Cousins. When asked about the status of DeMarcus, Stein..." June 29

  • Iman Shumpert takes verbal jab at Stephen Curry

    Sporting News "The Cavs finally brought a title home to Cleveland, but winning a championship for the first time isn't pleasure enough. The players now feel the need to gloat about the victory, as evidenced by Iman Shumpert at a basketball camp. Shumpert could have offered up a cheesy response like, "Curry is..." June 29

  • Why it’s nearly impossible for Miami to sign Kevin Durant and keep its core together

    SB Nation "Superstar free agent Kevin Durant isn't just giving out meetings to anyone. Aside from the Oklahoma City Thunder, where Durant has spent his entire career, only five teams -- the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Boston Celtics and Miami Heat -- are getting sit-downs..." June 29

  • Dario Saric says he's joining 76ers this season

    Philly.com "It looks like Dario Saric is finally ready to leave Turkey and join the 76ers. As in, really soon. Saric spoke to reporters in Croatia on Wednesday ahead of his national team's Olympic qualifiers." June 29

  • Australian star Matthew Dellavedova commits to Games campaign

    watoday.com "Australian basketballer Matthew Dellavedova says he won't let fears over the Zika virus stop him chasing gold with the Boomers at the Rio Olympics. The NBA championship-winning point guard came home to Melbourne on Wednesday and said the Boomers remained focused on winning their first Olympic..." June 29

  • Magic extend qualifying offer to Evan Fournier

    Fox Sports "The Orlando Magic have extended qualifying offers to center Dewayne Dedmon and guard/forward Evan Fournier, General Manager Rob Hennigan announced Wednesday. Per team policy, terms of the deals are not disclosed. By extending qualifying offers to Dedmon and Fournier prior to the June 30..." June 29

  • Hornets extending qualifying offer to guard Troy Daniels

    Charlotte Observer "The Charlotte Hornets are extending a qualifying offer to 6-foot-4 shooting guard Troy Daniels, making him a restricted free agent July 1, an informed source said. That qualifying offer is for about $1.2 million for next season. " June 29

  • Report: Kevin Durant will not meet with Lakers

    Sportsnaut "Kevin Durant will reportedly not be meeting with the Los Angeles Lakers during his magical mystery free agency tour, ESPN’s Chris Broussard reports. Really, if accurate, this shouldn’t be a shocking revelation. The Lakers, even if they do land their top target, Hassan Whiteside, aren’t..." June 29

  • Celtics Free Agents: Evan Turner In; Jared Sullinger, Tyler Zeller Out

    NESN "The Boston Celtics’ season ended rather abruptly Thursday night, but there’s still plenty of reasons to be excited about the future. The Celtics are entering one of their most important offseasons in years. They’re armed to the teeth with draft picks and boast a promising young core, but still..." June 29

  • Report: Wizards to target Horford, Batum in free agency

    The Score "The Washington Wizards are looking at plans B, C, D, and so on with the pipe dream of four-time scoring champion Kevin Durant making his way home basically extinguished. On top of the team's reported interest in sharpshooting big man Ryan Anderson, the Wizards also plan to target All-Star..." June 29

  • Celtics to meet with Dwight Howard

    Sportsnet "The NBA rumour mill is picking up steam as we inch closer to the start of the free-agency period. Most of the interest in Toronto focuses around the future of pending free agents such as DeMar DeRozan and Bismack Biyombo but there is a bevy of fascinating names scheduled to hit the open market..." June 29

  • Lakers On Why They Believe They Have A Chance With Kevin Durant

    Black Sports Online "According to reports Kevin Durant will schedule meetings with the Heat, Clippers, Spurs, Celtics, Warriors and of course the Thunder. See who’s missing? The Los Angeles Lakers. Once a prime time destination, Kevin Durant doesn’t even have a meeting scheduled with them and some people within the..." June 29

  • Why the Raptors make the most sense for DeRozan

    The Score "Speculation of Toronto Raptors' franchise players fleeing for their hometowns as free agents is nothing new. Once upon a time, Vince Carter was supposedly bound from Toronto to the Orlando Magic, and later Chris Bosh to the Dallas Mavericks or Houston Rockets. With the exception of Tracy McGrady..." June 29

  • Spurs' interest in Mike Conley is 'overstated'

    CBS Sports "Since they got knocked out of the playoffs, the San Antonio Spurs have been reportedly planning on pursuing impending free agent Mike Conley. Memphis may have the inside track on Conley, but with several teams like the Spurs interested in his services, the Grizzlies guard is expected to field a..." June 29

  • Kyrie Irving Talks About the Time He Challenged Kobe Bryant to a Game of 1-on-1 for $50K

    Complex "Do you remember the time a young Kyrie Irving challenged Kobe Bryant to a game of 1-on-1 back in 2012? Irving does! During a Team USA workout in Las Vegas, Irving—who had just been drafted by the Cavaliers—started talking trash to Kobe and told him that he could beat him in a game of 1-on-1...." June 29

  • Nick Young -- I Lost Iggy's Ring ... Let's Get that Insurance Money!

    TMZ "How do you LOSE a gaudy $500,000 diamond ring? Ask Nick Young ... The NBA star hit up The Nice Guy in WeHo Tuesday night -- along with his Lakers teammate Jordan Clarkson -- when we asked what he did with the engagement ring he got back from Iggy Azalea. " June 29

  • Durant's free-agent meetings to be held over weekend

    The Score "Kevin Durant doesn't plan to travel across the country to be coveted. Instead, his suitors will be coming to him. The All-Star will reportedly be holding his free-agent meetings in the Hamptons on Long Island, N.Y. on Friday and Saturday, sources tell Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical." June 29

  • Knicks eyeing Kent Bazemore, but price tag may be holdup

    New York Post "The Knicks have heavy interest in Hawks 6-foot-5 shooting guard Kent Bazemore, but they may be priced out or simply shut out, according to NBA sources. Between a starting center and shooting guard, Knicks president Phil Jackson has to craftily split his $29 million-plus of cap space. That..." June 29

  • Agent: LeBron James elects to opt out of $24M player option

    ESPN "Finals MVP LeBron James will not exercise his player option with the Cleveland Cavaliers for the 2016-17 season, according to his agent, Rich Paul. James, who had to inform the Cavs of his decision by Wednesday at midnight, will become a free agent July 1 for the third straight summer. He was..." June 29

  • Report: Warriors want Stephen Jackson on coaching staff, he wants to play

    The Score "After losing the NBA Finals in gut-wrenching fashion, the Golden State Warriors are looking to rekindle some of the magic of a bygone era. The Warriors are interested in bringing back beloved former swingman Stephen Jackson in a coaching role, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. Trouble is,..." June 29

  • Sources: Heat close to extension with coach Erik Spoelstra

    Yahoo! Sports "The Miami Heat are progressing on completion of a multiyear contract extension for two-time championship coach Erik Spoelstra, league sources told The Vertical. Owner Micky Arison and president Pat Riley have been eager to secure Spoelstra beyond the final year of his contract in 2016-17,..." June 29

  • Kenny Atkinson: Brooklyn Nets "absolutely" not interested in trading Brook Lopez

    Nets Daily "In addition to welcoming Isaiah Whitehead (back) to Brooklyn, Kenny Atkinson talked about a number of things Tuesday, but his most vigorous comment was in response to a question about Brook Lopez's future... The reason for the question is obvious. At his press conference, Atkinson said both..." June 29

  • Spurs extend qualifying offer to Boban Marjanovic

    Pounding The Rock "In a tweet, Zach Lowe revealed that the Spurs have made the first step in bringing back Boban Marjanovic, the 7'3" Serbian rookie fan favorite. A qualifying offer is 125% of the player's salary for the previous year or the minimum salary plus $200K (whichever is greater)." June 29

  • Sources: Tim Duncan exercises contract option for next season

    Yahoo! Sports "San Antonio Spurs center Tim Duncan has elected to exercise the $5.6 million player option on his 2016-17 contract – but that is not an indication that he’s planning to return for his 20th NBA season, league sources told The Vertical. Duncan, 40, is still seriously contemplating his desire to..." June 28

  • Report: Warriors to consider Gasol, Noah, West, Mozgov if Durant pitch fails

    The Score "After a season in which they won a record 73 games but ultimately finished one win shy of a repeat championship, the Golden State Warriors aren't sitting on their hands. With free agency fast approaching, the Warriors are both actively recruiting Kevin Durant and drawing up fallback plans in..." June 28

  • Sources: Dwyane Wade open to outside offers as Heat talks stall

    ESPN "Dwyane Wade's initial contract discussions with the Miami Heat have not produced a common ground between the parties, and he is preparing to field outside offers when free agency opens Friday, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that Wade's representatives have made it known to..." June 28

  • How Nike landed shoe deal with No. 1 pick Ben Simmons

    USA Today "From the beginning of negotiations with Nike and Adidas for a shoe and apparel deal, Ben Simmons sought a lucrative contract beyond the norm for an NBA rookie, even for the player who was the No. 1 overall pick by Philadelphia in Thursday’s draft. Simmons’ representatives, Rich Paul and Mark..." June 28

  • How Kevin Durant could make an extra $100 million by signing a 1-year contract

    SB Nation "The Summer of Kevin Durant officially begins at 12:01 a.m. ET on July 1, but the speculation about what the Oklahoma City Thunder will decide to do has been running rampant for a long time now. Durant is in a unique position given his situation with the Thunder, along with the exploding salary cap..." June 28

  • Moses Malone Jr. robbed at gunpoint, claims James Harden ordered it

    The Sports Daily "Moses Malone, Jr., son of NBA great Moses Malone, claims he was attacked by James Harden’s entourage outside V Live Houston early Saturday morning. Malone Jr. posted on Facebook about how Harden’s basketball camp was unaffordable for inner-city kids, and believes Harden sent his entourage to..." June 28

  • Nets Shopping Jarrett Jack

    Hoops Rumors "The Nets are shopping point guard Jarrett Jack in advance of his salary for next season becoming fully guaranteed, Adrian Wojnarowski of The Vertical reports (Twitter links). If Brooklyn is unable to find a taker for Jack, Brooklyn plans to waive the player, Wojnarowski adds. Jack’s contract..." June 28

  • Report: Warriors will keep Shaun Livingston, which creates other questions

    CBS Sports "The Warriors are trying to balance a lot of things heading into free agency. There's a widespread feeling that the bench will be reconfigured, whether Kevin Durant hops on board or not. Steve Kerr said as much in his podcast with Tim Kawakami last week. To make room for Durant, or to keep Harrison..." June 28

  • North Carolina Is Drafting Changes To The Controversial HB2 Bill So It Doesn’t Lose The NBA All-Star Game

    Charlotte Observer "Lawmakers are circulating a draft of a bill to change the controversial House Bill 2, but whether the changes are enough to placate critics – including the NBA – is unclear. State Rep. Chris Sgro, executive director of Equality NC, a gay rights group, criticized the proposal in an afternoon..." June 28

  • Al Horford To Receive Interest From Lakers, Rockets, Magic, Pistons, Wizards, Celtics, Nets

    Real GM Basketball "The Atlanta Hawks will compete to re-sign Al Horford with the Los Angeles Lakers, Houston Rockets, Orlando Magic, Detroit Pistons, Washington Wizards, Boston Celtics and Brooklyn Nets. Horford is a free agent for the first time in his career." June 28

  • Kevin Durant on the Serge Ibaka for Victor Oladipo trade: "It's a good move"

    The Oklahoman "Kevin Durant was officially announced as part of Team USA in New York City on Monday afternoon. As part of the team's unveiling, each member was available to the media. Durant was predictably mum on his impending free agency -- "We'll figure things out, it's three days away," he told reporters..." June 28

  • If They Can’t Get Kevin Durant, The Hawks Will Reportedly Look To Sign Dwight Howard

    Uproxx "The Atlanta Hawks can consider themselves part of one of the NBA’s biggest, most inclusive current team categories: long shots in the Kevin Durant sweepstakes. But, like the 29 teams who won’t get to sign Durantula, word of their post-Durant plans have begun to emerge, and they involve an..." June 28

  • Report: 76ers to be serious suitors for Warriors' Barnes

    The Score "The Philadelphia 76ers plan to be serious suitors for Golden State Warriors restricted free agent Harrison Barnes, sources tell Marc Stein of ESPN. After years of rebuilding, new 76ers general manager Brian Colangelo has said he plans to be highly aggressive this offseason in an attempt to..." June 28

  • Report: Kevin Durant may prefer long-term deal

    Sportsnaut "A lot of the talk heading into NBA free agency has surrounded the idea that many of the top players on the market will sign short-term deals as a way to maximize their earning potential moving forward. It makes a ton of sense for a couple reasons. First off, being able to hit the open market..." June 28

  • Should the Lakers pursue Bismack Biyombo?

    Silver Screen And Roll "Welcome to Lakers LinkedIn, our new free agency preview series (inspired by our friends over at Liberty Ballers' own "Sixers Tinder") where we look at the "resumes" of various free agents, and determine whether or not we think the Lakers' should hire them. The Lakers desperately need a center, so..." June 28