• Byron Scott says he will be LA Lakers' new coach

    Yahoo! Sports "The Los Angeles Lakers have waited nearly three months to hire a new coach, and they're apparently making Byron Scott wait a few more days. Scott said this weekend that he has been hired by the Lakers, but the club insisted Sunday that no deal has been reached. Scott, who won three NBA..." July 27

  • LeBron James goes with No. 23 for his return to Cavs

    Akron Beacon Journal "LeBron James isn’t just returning to the Cavaliers. He’s returning to his old number, too. James will wear No. 23 this season with the Cavaliers, he wrote on his Twitter account Sunday. He wore that number for seven seasons with the Cavs before changing to No. 6 when he joined the Miami..." July 27

  • Lakers won’t use stretch provision on Steve Nash

    Pro Basketball Talk "Back in February when Steve Nash was pushing himself in workouts to try to get back on the court, he talked about the stretch provision motivating him to do so. It’s a tool provided by the collective bargaining agreement that teams can use to get out from under heavy-handed contracts, and it..." July 27

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    Gery Woelfel @GeryWoelfel

    Gary Payton, a candidate for Bucks coaching staff, is also a candidate for Lakers staff under likely new head coach Byron Scott.

  • Love may be requesting trade to Cavaliers

    Fox Sports "Minnesota Timberwolves star forward Kevin Love is perhaps adding a new twist to recent trade talks by indicating he wants to be dealt to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Multiple league sources told FOX Sports Ohio on Friday they are under the impression Love has relayed his desire for a trade to..." July 27

  • Donatas Motiejunas doesn’t think Rockets should have paid Chandler Parsons James Harden money

    Pro Basketball Talk "James Harden signed what was then a max contract extension with the Rockets back on Halloween of 2012. That netted him $13.7 million last season, and he will make $14.7 million next year. However, the salary cap has risen quickly in recent years, so guys getting max extensions this year can..." July 27

  • Byron Scott, Lakers deal still being negotiated

    Los Angeles Times "The Lakers continued to negotiate with Byron Scott to be their coach but had not reached an official agreement as of Saturday evening, according to a person familiar with the situation. The Lakers were quick to downplay an ESPN.com report that they had given Scott a four-year, $17-million deal..." July 27

  • Scott gets 4 years, $17M from Lakers

    ESPN.com "The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to terms with Byron Scott to be their next head coach. Sources told ESPN that Scott agreed to a four-year, $17 million contract with the Lakers, who hold a team option on the final year of the deal. Scott confirmed the agreement to KCBS-TV on Saturday..." July 27

  • Several teams interested in free agent Michael Beasley

    Pro Basketball Talk "When we last saw Michael Beasley, he was getting shots up in garbage time of Game 5 of the NBA Finals — the clincher for the Spurs, and likely Beasley’s final game as a member of the Miami Heat. Beasley was signed by Miami as a bit of a Hail Mary, on a minimum salary deal after he was waived by..." July 27

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    Jude LaCava @judefox10

    Eric Bledsoe made first public comment to Fox TV Birmingham-"Suns are using rules against me"

  • NBA looking at weeklong All-Star break in '14-15 schedule

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "The NBA is poised to turn the All-Star break into All-Star week this coming season, the Sun Sentinel has learned, providing teams with a full week off at midseason. The move, which would give players seven days off between games in mid-February, would result in an increase of one or two..." July 27

  • Kevin Garnett could have role in Nets organization after he retires

    The Brooklyn Game "Could Kevin Garnett be with the Brooklyn Nets beyond his playing career? One person tied in to the organization thinks so. In an interview released Saturday with CLNS Radio, Nets play-by-play announcer Ian Eagle sees Garnett having a role in the Nets organization after his retirement. "This..." July 27

  • Knicks Made Offer for Kevin Love, Timberwolves Balked

    The Wall Street Journal "The Knicks recently attempted to make a trade for Minnesota Timberwolves star Kevin Love, offering forward Amar'e Stoudemire and his enormous expiring contract, second-year guard Tim Hardaway, Jr. and swingman Iman Shumpert, according to a person with knowledge of the situation. But the..." July 26

  • Ex-Detroit Piston Charlie Villanueva, now a free agent, looking for right situation

    Detroit Free Press "Nearly four weeks into the NBA’s free-agency period, Charlie Villanueva doesn’t have a landing spot. It’s a far cry from five seasons ago when he agreed to join the Pistons on the first day of the league’s moratorium. Villanueva, who turns 30 next month, admits to feeling the uncertainty...." July 26

  • Rockets' James Harden says Chandler Parsons will be missed

    CBSSports.com "couple of days ago, Houston Rockets guard James Harden said some things that he maybe shouldn't have said: he's not worried about Houston losing Chandler Parsons, Jeremy Lin and Omer Asik; he and Dwight Howard are the "cornerstones" of tne franchise; the other guys are "role players or pieces..." July 26

  • 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 26

  • 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 26

  • 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 26

  • 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 26

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Nuggets to sign Erick Green to 3-year deal

    CBSSports.com "The Denver Nuggets have reached a contract agreement with point guard Erick Green, as first reported by Nikos Varlas of EuroHoops. The deal will be for three years, per Yahoo Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. Green was acquired by the Nuggets at last year's draft, when he was taken No. 46 overall. He..." 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

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    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