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As the Lakers finalized the pitch they will make to Dwight Howard Tuesday afternoon, the free-agent center met with his hometown team, the Hawks, Monday afternoon and met with the Warriors Monday night, sources told ESPNLosAngeles.com.Upvote Share Tweet
Andray Blatche will return as a backup in the Brooklyn Nets' soon-to-be upgraded frontcourt.Upvote Share Tweet
Bynum won't work out for interested teamsFree-agent center Andrew Bynum will provide medical reports to NBA teams interested in signing him, but won't work out for them, his agent told Yahoo! Sports on Monday.Upvote Share TweetIt is being reported today that the New Orleans Pelicans made a huge offer to restricted free agent Tyreke Evans during their meeting with him on Sunday night. There are conflicting reports of of the dollar amount, but both numbers being thrown around a…Upvote Share TweetFree-agent forward Mike Dunleavy has verbally committed to sign with the Chicago Bulls later this month, according to sources close to the process.Upvote Share Tweet
Shaquille O’Neal has plans to open a free children’s hospital in Baton RougeThroughout his time in public life, Shaquille O'Neal has cultivated an image as basketball's great jokester, a man always ready to toss off a quip or come up with another goofy nickname. For the most part, that approach has served Shaq well, although re…Upvote Share Tweet
Draft pick Nedovic ready to make NBA transitionGolden State Warriors first-round pick Nemanja Nedovic has had a dozen different coaches in the last six years. He went through three coaches last season alone playing for Lietuvos rytas of the Euroleague, and he has never had much stability in his life…Upvote Share Tweet
Michael Jordan knocks $8 million off asking price for Chicago-area mansion, now just $21 millionNBA legend Michael Jordan is most closely associated with the city of Chicago, his home during 13 seasons with the Bulls and the site of his greatest accomplishments. However, Jordan put up his Chicago-area mansion for sale in February 2012 at $29 milli…Upvote Share Tweet
Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs among five suitors for Greg Oden, according to sourceGreg Oden will likely choose from a group of suitors that includes the San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics and Memphis Grizzlies, a source close to Oden told ESPN.com.Upvote Share Tweet
The 10-man rotation, starring Mikhail Prokhorov backing up the Brink’s truckA look around the league and the Web that covers it. It's also important to note that the rotation order and starting nods aren't always listed in order of importance. That's for you, dear reader, to figure out.C: The Brooklyn Game. Once the massive dra…Upvote Share TweetThe Celtics plan to continue cleaning their roster and Danny Ainge said he welcomes all calls on his team's talent, but stressed again Monday that Boston does not currently plan to move Rajon Rondo as part of the rebuilding process.Upvote Share Tweet
5 Teams That Should Sign Al Jefferson In Free AgencyEach summer’s NBA free agency crop is usually headlined by one or two marquee names. This year is no different. The NBA world will be waiting for the decisions of Dwight Howard, Chris Paul (reportedly will re-sign with the Clippers) and Andrew Bynum thi…Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Jul 1, 2013For a few NBA teams, the mad dash to sign Dwight Howard has begun, and the Houston Rockets have emerged as a frontrunner to land the free-agent big man. The Rockets already had Yao Ming and Hakeem Olajuwon do their part to get Howard to Houston, and now…Upvote Share Tweet
Kings introduce draft picks McLemore, McCallumOne grew up in such poverty he had days when he wondered where he would find his next meal. The other is a coach's son who attended the same high school as a player whose jersey is retired in the rafters.Upvote Share TweetThe New York Knicks have finalized a trade for power forward Andrea Bargnani, league sources confirmed.Upvote Share TweetThe Clippers made all the moves needed to prove they were worthy of Chris Paul's prime years. He rewarded those efforts by agreeing to a five-year deal Monday, says Lee Jenkins.Upvote Share Tweet
NBA Rumor: Warriors Willing To Offer Andrew Bogut & Klay Thompson or Harrison Barnes For Dwight HowardThe Warriors are interested enough in acquiring Dwight Howard that they’re willing to offer Andrew Bogut and either Klay Thompson or Harrison Barnes for him, according to The Contra Costa Times. Howard has already been linked to Houston and Dallas, as m…Upvote Share Tweet
Mavericks' Larkin wants to play with HowardShane Larkin wants to lead the public relations campaign to bring free agent center Dwight Howard to the Dallas Mavericks.Upvote Share TweetThe Indiana Pacers definitely want David West back next season.Upvote Share Tweet
Bulls GM says he laid off Thibodeau's top assistantChicago Bulls general manager Gar Forman insisted it was his call to let Tom Thibodeau's top assistant go and downplayed the idea there's friction with the coach.Upvote Share Tweet
SI Now: Lakers' unusual courtshipCNNSI.com Jul 1, 2013On Monday's SI Now, Sports Illustrated managing editor Chris Stone and media reporter Richard Deitsch discuss the Lakers' uncharacterstic public attempts to keep Dwight Howard in Los Angeles.Upvote Share TweetWhen the Minnesota Timberwolves officially introduced first-round draft pick Shabazz Muhammad on Friday, the UCLA product spoke about entering the NBA with "a chip on his shoulder" after a pre-draft process that didn't go exactly has he'd plan…Upvote Share TweetAnother Dwight Howard derby has begun. The All-Star free agent is meeting with five teams but which makes the most sense? Rob Mahoney ranks Howard's potential destinations.Upvote Share Tweet
Here’s Why The Jrue Holiday Trade Was A Move The Sixers Had To MakeIn Malcolm Gladwell’s 2005 book, Blink, he tells the story of the Getty kouros, a statue brought to the J. Paul Getty Museum in Southern California. Before the purchase of the statue (said to be going for around $10 million), Thomas Hoving, a former dir…Upvote Share Tweet
NBA TV to televise 62 Summer League games, title gameNBA Digital's extensive NBA Summer League 2013 coverage -- the first opportunity to see many of the league's top rookies in action -- will include 62 live game telecasts in 16 days on NBA TV, and all games live via the NBA Summer League Live subscriptio…Upvote Share TweetKnicks reportedly express interest in Bucks' EllisUpvote Share TweetChris Paul has verbally agreed to a five-year, $107 million contract extension to remain with the Clippers, his agent, Leon Rose, confirmed Monday.Upvote Share Tweetdeadspin.com Jul 1, 2013Yes, there is intense demand for Aaron Hernandez jerseys, which are fetching hundreds of dollars at online auctions despite Hernandez having perhaps killed a dude or three. No, this is not a symbol of the decline of Western civilization.Read more...Upvote Share Tweet
NBA Trade Rumors: Warriors Trying to Move David Lee to Multiple TeamsIn a vacuum, you’d probably think the the Warriors would be crazy to be doing their best to unload David Lee this summer. The guy is coming off of what was arguably the best season of his career, averaging 18.5 points and 11.2 rebounds per game and maki…Upvote Share TweetKevin Durant told The Oklahoman that his decision to change his representation to Jay-Z's Roc Nation Sports doesn't mean he's looking to leave Oklahoma City when his contract expires.Upvote Share Tweet
Josh Smith meets with Pistons, sources sayFree agent forward Josh Smith meets with Detroit Pistons.Upvote Share TweetThe Dallas Mavericks received word Monday morning from Israeli point guard Gal Mekel that he is committing to sign a multiyear guaranteed contract for the league minimum, sources told ESPN.comUpvote Share TweetLakers general manager Mitch Kupchak met briefly with Dwight Howard face-to-face shortly after 12:01 a.m. ET Monday night when NBA free agency officially opened up, a league source told ESPNLosAngeles.com.Upvote Share Tweetgrantland.com Jul 1, 2013Being able to put NBA players into neat little boxes helps fans, writers, and executives alike conceive of their value, be it around the league or to ...Upvote Share Tweet
NBA Free-Agency Rumormonger: Houston's D12 Red Carpet, New York Blows Kisses to Monta Ellisgrantland.com Jul 1, 2013It's the most wonderful time of the year. Early this morning, at midnight, NBA free-agency season officially got under way. Consider this a clearingho...Upvote Share Tweet
Heat, Spurs Show Interest In OdenJul 1Jeff Goodman breaks down the teams showing interest in Greg Oden.
Israeli Point Guard Headed To MavsJul 1Marc Stein discusses Israeli point guard Gal Mekel's verbal commitment to sign with the Dallas Mavericks.
Paul Agrees To Extension With ClippersJul 1Marc Stein reacts to the report that Chris Paul has verbally agreed to a five-year, $107 million contract extension to remain with the Clippers.
Smith Meets With PistonsJul 1Tom Penn discusses Josh Smith's meeting with the Pistons and their reported four-year contract offer to Smith.
Los Angeles Clippers consider sign-and-trade deals for J.J. Redick, O.J. M…Jul 1Sources told ESPN.com that the Clippers have this week exchanged sign-and-trade scenarios with both the Milwaukee Bucks and Dallas Mavericks in potential deals that would bring either J.J. Redick or fellow free agent O.J. Mayo to L.A.
Sources: Dunleavy to sign deal with BullsJul 1Free-agent forward Mike Dunleavy has verbally committed to sign with the Chicago Bulls later this month, according to sources close to the process.
Lee Jenkins: After Clippers prove their worth, Chris Paul agrees to returnJul 1LOS ANGELES -- They fired one coach and hired another. They restructured the front office. They overhauled the bench. They revamped the PR department. They opened the locker room to kids after games and the practice facility to opponents during summers.…
Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs among five suitors for Greg Oden, according …Jul 1Greg Oden will likely choose from a group of suitors that includes the San Antonio Spurs, Miami Heat, Cleveland Cavaliers, Boston Celtics and Memphis Grizzlies, a source close to Oden told ESPN.com.