This is the July 2, 2012 news archive. View today's NBA rumors and news.
On Monday afternoon, the Atlanta Hawks and Brooklyn Nets completed a major trade involving overpaid All-Star guard Joe Johnson and a set of make-weights and scraps. Almost immediately, conventional wisdom developed that the Nets had dealt themselves int…Share Tweet
Jeremy Lin will not play with the select team that will scrimmage against the U.S. Olympic team because of his free agency.Share TweetThe Los Angeles Clippers reintroduced Lamar Odom as a member of the team, nine years after his original departure.Share Tweet
Bucks welcome new center Dalembert into the foldThe Milwaukee Bucks are sure happy to see veteran center Samuel Dalembert in town.Share TweetThose bruising backyard battles with his older brother toughened Marquis Teague, even if he was five years younger and not as physically mature.Share TweetThe Brooklyn Nets have agreed in principle to a deal that will make them significantly better, and possibly vault them into the playoffs in 2012-13. They've ensured that their team will potentially have one of the better backcourts in the NBA, they're w…Share Tweet
Sources: Bulls reach out to guards Fisher, RoyIn their quest to find a veteran point guard, the Chicago Bulls have have been in contact with Derek Fisher, and they've also contacted shooting guard Brandon Roy, according to sources with knowledge of the situation.Share Tweet
Dwight Howard again wants out of Orlando, and even StayDwight.com is giving up the ghostDwight Howard has spent the better part of the last year making a mess of things as he plays out and prolongs his torturous divorce from the Orlando Magic. With his team performing like a middle-of-the-East collection of sometimes-stiffs and no clear im…Share Tweet• Free agent tracker CLEVELAND (AP) -- The Cleveland Cavaliers have waived reserve guard Manny Harris.Share Tweet
Marcus Camby Is Considering Houston, Miami and New YorkTen years ago, it would have been hard to imagine Marcus Camby as a relavent NBA player in 2012. No doubt he was a talented shot-blocker and rebounder, but he just couldn’t stay healthy. But now at 38 years old, Camby has not only continued to be effectShare Tweet
Warriors' rookies took divergent paths to NBAOne has been an entrepreneur since he handed out business cards for his lawn-mowing service in the fifth grade. Another was born in Nigeria and didn't play basketball until he was 14. The third was the lone senior on The Associated Press All-America tea…Share Tweet
The 10-man rotation, starring Ron HarperA 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: SLAM. Russ Bengtson's interview with R…Share Tweet
Lavoy Allen and George Hill sign two very reasonable NBA deals; league continues apaceEvery summer the NBA reminds its fans that its owners and GMs are total nutters who like to sign people like Gerald Wallace to twice what the tail end of Gerald Wallace's prime is worth on the open market. Every summer, the NBA's owners remind you why t…Share Tweet
Anthony Davis sprains ankle, awaits evaluationAnthony Davis has a left ankle sprain that must be evaluated later this week before he can be cleared to practice with the U.S. team.Share TweetBoston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge hinted that a deal to bring back free agent Jeff Green is nearing completion.Share TweetNew Orleans Hornets forward Anthony Davis suffered an ankle injury in practice and could miss the Olympics.Share Tweet
For Toney Douglas, a Chance to Rebootnytimes.com Jul 2, 2012Toney Douglas played his way out of the Knicks' rotation over the last year, but he has an opportunity to re-establish himself this summer.Share Tweet
Create-a-Caption: Juuuuuuust a bit outside, tried the corner and missedYou've got to assume Shane Battier's the favorite to win MLB's No Stats All-Star Final Vote, right? I mean, he's the guy for whom the phrase was invented. Best caption wins some thoughts on the real MLB All-Star Final Vote, plus more on this year's All-…Share Tweet
A rare Oklahoma City Thunder-themed Suzuki X-90 can be yours for $3000 (VIDEO)Interested in dropping $3000 on a 1996 Suzuki crossover with two doors, 125,000 miles on it, no working air conditioner and a manual transmission that is fed by a clutch that may or may not work? One with an amateur paint job? Probably not. Interested i…Share TweetCNNSI.com Jul 2, 2012Report: Hill signs five-year extension with PacersShare Tweet
Andre Miller is set to bring his Andre Miller-ish game back to Denver for three more yearsAndre Miller, in his 13th NBA season and second stint with the Denver Nuggets, actually fell off a wee bit production-wise during the 2011-12 run. And, admit it, you didn't really notice. All you saw, whenever you flipped over to a Portland game, was An…Share TweetThe Magic say they haven't committed to honoring Dwight Howard's latest trade demand that he be dealt to the Brooklyn Nets.Share TweetDanny Ainge said Monday that it's status quo with free agent shooting guard Ray Allen, but stressed that Allen remains one of the team's primary targets as it attempts to reassemble its core for the 2012-13 season.Share Tweet
Report: Clippers In Advanced Talks With Jamal CrawfordAfter acquiring Chris Paul last offseason, the Clippers became playoff contenders overnight. But without much opportunity to shape their roster, they were left to play the season out with some glaring weaknesses and overstocked parts. L.A. had virtually…Share Tweet
A Weekend Spent At Matt Bonner Basketball Camp“This is probably the only NBA player’s camp that the player is actually there the whole time,” explains Luke Bonner, younger brother of San Antonio Spurs forward Matt Bonner, about the annual Matt Bonner Basketball Camp held in their hometown of CoShare TweetThe Detroit Pistons are negotiating with Vyacheslav Kravtsov, a 7-foot center who played in Ukraine last season. The team hopes to sign him July 11 when the NBA moratorium period ends.Share Tweet
Mark Cuban won’t meet with Deron Williams, will tape reality show insteadIn the lockout-prolonged offseason and very short free-agent period of 2011, the then-champion Dallas Mavericks had a choice. With several key players - Tyson Chandler, J.J. Barea and DeShawn Stevenson, especially - up for new contracts, the front offShare TweetMost of the buzz since free agency hit at midnight was about, surprisingly, Omer Asik. He was courted by the Trail Blazers but ultimately has signed an offer sheet with Houston, one the Bulls now can match. The deal is for three years and $25 million, w…Share Tweet
64-Day Warning: Football Is Two Months Away. Celebrate With Some Megatron!grantland.com Jul 2, 2012For some sports fans (this guy), July is a dark stretch. The NBA season is over, and considering the baseball team of my youth is busy trying to destr...Share Tweet
Lamar Odom On Joining ClippersJul 2Lamar Odom on the past year, both on and off the court.
Sources: Johnson To NetsJul 2Sources: Nets and Hawks agree to deal involving Joe Johnson, deal contingent on Deron Williams staying with Nets.
Draft Pick Marquis Teague Talks About Joining BullsJul 2CBS 2's Ryan Baker interviews Bulls' first round draft pick and former Kentucky point guard Marquis Teague aboutâ€¦
Meet The Newest C'sJul 2Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge introduces the C's draft picks to the media.