This is the July 2, 2013 news archive. View today's NBA rumors and news.
Tony Allen has agreed to a four-year, $20 million with the Memphis Grizzlies, sources told ESPNLosAngeles.com's Ramona Shelburne.Share TweetThe Clippers have traded Caron Butler and Eric Bledsoe to the Suns, and J.J. Redick and Jared Dudley have been dealt to the Clippers. Redick is expected to sign a four-year, $27 million deal, according to sources.Share TweetThe Lakers got their chance to beg Dwight Howard to stay in Los Angeles on Tuesday, offering something more than the $118 million maximum contract that no other team can match. Anybody want to tune into The Dwight Howard Show?Share TweetDavid West's return to Indiana not only keeps the Pacers' playoff window open but offers them perhaps their best chance to unseat the Heat atop the East, writes Ian Thomsen.Share TweetThe Sacramento Kings have made Denver Nuggets swingman Andre Iguodala their free-agent priority, according to sources familiar with Sacramento's thinking.Share Tweet
Kevin Martin To Sign With The Minnesota Timberwolvesdeadspin.com Jul 2, 2013This evening, Woj reported that Oklahoma City Thunder shooting guard Kevin Martin agreed to a four-year, $28 million contract with the Minnesota Timberwolves, trading in yearly title challenges for nigh-unbearable winters, and with any luck, a slew of e…Share TweetThe "NBA 2K" video game franchise has a reputation as being one of the most, if not the most, detailed sports simulations on the market. The game's designers and developers have worked hard over several years to present the world of the NBA as…Share TweetKevin Martin is leaving the Oklahoma City Thunder to rejoin former coach Rick Adelman with the Minnesota Timberwolves.Share Tweet
Dennis Rodman deserves consideration for the Nobel Peace Prize, says Dennis RodmanBasketball Hall of Famer Dennis Rodman has not spent his retirement with the sort of venerable remove we often like to see from past NBA greats. At various times since his final game in 2000, Rodman has fallen behind on child support payments, coached a…Share TweetThe Minnesota Timberwolves entered free agency with two priorities at the top of their list -- add a shooting guard with range and retain Chase Budinger.Share TweetIn taking a look earlier Tuesday at the Washington Wizards reportedly bringing in free agent Eric Maynor to be their backup point guard next season, I mentioned that the Wizards' top priority this offseason was to re-sign Martell Webster. The small forw…Share Tweet
The Chicago Bulls take in Mike Dunleavy Jr., kick out Ron Adams, alternately please/infuriate their fansLiving and breathing as a Chicago Bulls fan means dealing with a series of unnecessary highs and lows. Yes, we were allowed to enjoy six championships and the breadth of the Michael Jordan era, but we also had to deal with five miserable lottery seasons…Share TweetSpurs reportedly finalizing extension for SplitterShare Tweet
The Indiana Pacers will wear sleeved jerseys for Summer League, and Roy Hibbert’s not a fanWe already knew that as many as five NBA teams would be joining the Golden State Warriors in wearing Adidas-provided jerseys with sleeves next season, and that the Phoenix Suns will be one of them, despite the Twitter protest of Suns guard Kendall Marsh…Share Tweet
Clippers owner Donald Sterling may have used a racial slur while interviewing Rollie MassiminoThis is one person’s unsubstantiated report of Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald T. Sterling acting like a racist cretin, but the report comes from a respected reporter in Jeff Pearlman, and we’re always keen to remind you (as you dig in for another yea…Share TweetThe biggest move of the NBA's nascent 2013 free agency period happened early Monday, when Chris Paul agreed to a five-year, $107 million max contract to return to the Los Angeles Clippers. The next major domino to fall will be All-Star center Dwight How…Share TweetCNNSI.com Jul 2, 2013Kevin Garnett, Paul Pierce and Doc Rivers are all gone. Should the Celtics consider trying to deal Rajon Rondo next? Boston faces another interesting decision, writes Rob Mahoney.Share Tweet
Texas is baiting Dwight Howard to sign with either the Mavericks or Rockets with huge amounts of free foodIn March of 2012, Dwight Howard infamously pointed out that the Orlando Magic helped encourage him to waive his chance at free agency by presenting him with some of his “favorite candies” during a meeting with the Magic front office. It should have been…Share Tweet
Bulls center Mohammed says he will re-signVeteran center Nazr Mohammed says he is staying with the Chicago Bulls.Share TweetThe Dallas Mavericks are set to add Israeli point guard Gal Mekel in free agency.Share TweetKobe Bryant is now saying he wants to play “at least another three years.” You’ll be surprised why. The Lakers guard told Lakers.com he is not only motivated by his devastating Achilles injury, but also that Tim Duncan and the Spurs inspired him this ye…Share TweetIt’s a little cruel to single the guy out, but Indiana Pacers guard D.J. Augustin was saddled with the title of The NBA’s Worst Backup Point Guard on an Important Team last season, and for good reason. It’s true that the Pacer bench was lacking in optio…Share Tweet
Will Amar'e have strict minutes limit next season?CNNSI.com Jul 2, 2013Will Amar'e have strict minutes limit next season?Share Tweet
Source: Knicks getting offer ready for BrandThe New York Knicks are preparing to make an offer to Elton Brand, a league source confirmed to ESPNNewYork.com.Share Tweet
Watch 2 1/2 minutes of NBA players (mostly Chris Bosh) videobombing one another (Video)Hey, you. Yeah, you. Do you like it when NBA players sneak up behind teammates/coaches/announcers who are talking into a camera and make weird faces/dance behind them? Of course you do. That's why you have completely unreserved love in your heart for Ch…Share Tweet
Paul staying in LA, Howard hears pitches to leaveChris Paul's answer was brief, just like his time on the free agent market.Share TweetESPN.com Jul 1, 2013Sources 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.Share Tweetgrantland.com Jul 2, 2013Dwight Howard has approximately 30 million reasons to stick with the Lakers this offseason, so rival suitors have found it necessary to resort to the ...Share Tweetgrantland.com Jul 2, 2013It's the most wonderful time of the year. NBA free-agency season is officially got under way. Consider this a clearinghouse for all the rumors floatin...Share Tweet
Clippers Send Bledsoe To SunsJul 2J.A. Adande breaks down the Clippers sending Eric Bledsoe and Caron Butler to the Suns for J.J. Redick and Jared Dudley.
Knicks Preparing To Make Offer To BrandJul 2Tom Penn weighs in on how Elton Brand would be able to help the Knicks.
Clippers Interested In MayoJul 2Marc Stein discusses the Clippers' interest in G O.J. Mayo and a possible sign-and-trade scenario involving Mayo and G Eric Bledsoe.
Source: West To Re-Sign With PacersJul 2Brian Windhorst discusses the deal reportedly reached between David West and the Indiana Pacers.
Ian Thomsen: West's return offers Pacers chance to rule the EastJul 2The return of David West puts that much more pressure on the knees of Dwyane Wade. By nearing an agreement with their power forward on Tuesday, the Pacers let the defending champions know that they had better be at full health for the latter rounds of t…
Detroit Pistons make trade offer to Toronto Raptors for Rudy Gay, sources …Jul 2The Detroit Pistons were among the bidders for forward Rudy Gay when the Memphis Grizzlies made him available last season and they are once again going after him now that there's been a management changeover in Toronto.
Sacramento Kings make Andre Iguodala their free-agent priority, according …Jul 2The Sacramento Kings have made Denver Nuggets swingman Andre Iguodala their free-agent priority, according to sources familiar with Sacramento's thinking.
Report: Sacramento Kings abruptly pull offer to free agent Andre IguodalaJul 3The Sacramento Kings, after making Andre Iguodala their top free-agent priority, have abruptly pulled their lucrative offer to the Denver Nuggets swingman, according to USA Today.