This is the July 3, 2012 news archive. View today's NBA rumors and news.
Deron Williams is staying with the Nets -- much to the delight of all of Brooklyn. The All-Star guard and offseason's top free agent agreed to sign a five-year, $98.7 million deal Tuesday.Upvote Share Tweet
Days of NBA Lives: Wherein Evan Turner is going nowhereAt this point, most of the NBA is on Twitter. It's a wild world of training updates, questions as to which movies they should go see, and explanations of their Call of Duty prowess. Every so often, though, you also get a picture into the more interestin…Upvote Share TweetThe Dallas Mavericks' point guard priorities are now shifting to 39-year-old and former Mav Steve Nash and one-time Mavs Summer League hand Jeremy Lin, sources told ESPN.com's Marc Stein.Upvote Share Tweet
UFA F Jeffries had knee procedure in GermanyNew York Knicks unrestricted free agent big man Jared Jeffries confirmed to ESPN New York on Monday that he underwent Orthokine therapy in Germany in late May to treat his sore right knee, which caused him problems all last season.Upvote Share TweetUSA Basketball says Lamar Odom won't try to earn an Olympic roster spot, leaving the Americans with 15 players for 12 spots.Upvote Share Tweet
Rudy Fernandez is bound for Spain after four NBA seasonsBy one point of view, what Rudy Fernandez announced via Twitter (in Spanish only) on Tuesday afternoon is an admission of defeat. After four seasons with the Portland Trail Blazers and Denver Nuggets, Fernandez will return to Spain to play for Real Madr…Upvote Share TweetThe Bay Area could be a landing spot for Brandon Roy's return to basketball.Upvote Share TweetSacramento Mayor Kevin Johnson's "Plan B" to build a new sports arena is dead.Upvote Share Tweet
Warriors sign No. 7 overall pick Barnes to dealThe Golden State Warriors have signed first-round pick Harrison Barnes.Upvote Share TweetMo Williams isn't the 20-year-old rookie that he was when he first arrived in Salt Lake City in 2003.Upvote Share Tweet
Magic sign first-round pick Andrew NicholsonThe Magic have signed first-round draft pick Andrew Nicholson, the team announced.Upvote Share TweetThe Brooklyn Nets will acquire rugged rebounder Reggie Evans from the Los Angeles Clippers in a sign-and-trade, sources confirmed to ESPN New York on Tuesday.Upvote Share TweetNow that Jason Terry’s time with the Dallas Mavericks is reportedly coming to a close, we thought we would recall his best plays as a Maverick. Even though Dirk was the key cog in the Dallas wheel, Terry was always there, providing a spark off the benchUpvote Share Tweet
Hawks' Ferry hires Wilcox as assistant GMAtlanta Hawks general manager Danny Ferry has hired a new assistant from one of his old teams.Upvote Share TweetKnicks guard Landry Fields could be on his way out of New York after agreeing to sign an offer sheet with the Toronto Raptors.Upvote Share TweetThe Brooklyn Nets reached a verbal commitment with Bosnian forward Mirza Teletovic on a three-year deal worth $15.675 million, according to sources close to the process.Upvote Share Tweet
Watch Sacramento Kings rookie Thomas Robinson, as he’s greeted by Kings fans (VIDEO)The Sacramento Kings may have ranked 28th out of 30 NBA teams in attendance during the 2011-12 season, but a couple of factors need to be considered as we judge that particular statistic. For one, the Kings stunk - starting off the season with an embarrUpvote Share TweetScott Brooks always believed he would be back as the coach of the Oklahoma City Thunder, even as his previous contract was surprisingly allowed to expire following the NBA Finals.Upvote Share TweetThe Indiana Pacers and point guard George Hill have agreed to a new deal.Upvote Share Tweet
Celtics agree to deals with all three 2012 picksOne day after introducing the rookies, Boston formally announced it had reached an agreement with first-round picks Jared Sullinger and Fab Melo and second-round pick Kris Joseph.Upvote Share Tweet
Miami Heat owner Micky Arison: Owning a team “is a hobby of passion, it’s not a business.”It's a sentiment that most NBA owners seem to getting farther and farther away from, more than likely because their outside businesses aren't doing as well in the modern economy as they used to be. With their initial money-making pursuits lagging a bit,…Upvote Share Tweet
Create-a-Caption: Jeremy Lamb has this one shirt he really likes... and he really likes it. I mean, like, a lot. You know what, Jeremy Lamb, let me hang that up for you. Don't want it to get all wrinkled before you ever even have a chance to put it on. Just give it over here. Right over here, Jeremy. Here. Here. /tu…Upvote Share Tweet
Joe Johnson’s Top 5 Buzzer-Beaters And Clutch Shots As A Hawkdimemag.com Jul 3, 2012Joe Johnson is, in principle, now Brooklyn bound. Once the free agency moratorium lifts July 11, he’ll be sent to the Nets, who are trying to turn into a get-rich-quick Eastern Conference conteder in the mold of Boston and Miami. But while his future teUpvote Share Tweet
The LeBron James balloon sculpture: A real, kind of terrifying thing (VIDEO)Welp: I mean, if you are going to be a balloon sculptor - and it is clear, if nothing else, that Brigham Young University student/artist Joel Zae is that (as well as someone whose buddies shoot teddy bears) - then I guess you might as well make a gianUpvote Share TweetRay Allen will visit the NBA champion Miami Heat on Thursday, league sources confirmed to ESPN The Magazine's Chris Broussard.Upvote Share Tweetdimemag.com Jul 3, 2012For months, Dwight Howard has helped spearhead the greatest PR debacle since Anthony Weiner‘s cell phone photos, and yet still had the gall to believe everything was going to be alright. He’s Dwight Howard. He gets what he wants. So over the weekend wUpvote Share Tweet
Brother thinks Smith wants to return to KnicksChris Smith, the younger brother of J.R. Smith, believes the New York Knicks shooting guard will return to the team next season.Upvote Share Tweet
About Last Night: Cleaning Out the Birdcagegrantland.com Jul 3, 2012In case you were out living a life of leisure, here's what you missed in sports on Monday. The Atlanta Hawks agreed in principle to trade Marvin W...Upvote Share Tweet
Could Nets Still Deal For Howard?Jul 3J.A. Adande on Dwight Howard's future with Nets now that Deron Williams has made his decision to stay.
Deron Williams Staying PutJul 3Deron Williams tweets he's staying with the Nets and J.A. Adande breaks down what it means for Brooklyn.
Broussard: 'Mavericks Would Be In Trouble'Jul 3ESPN's J.A. Adande and NBA Insider Chris Broussard join SportsCenter to discuss what the Mavericks will do if they miss out on Dwight Howard and Deron Williams.
NBA Free Agent NewsJul 3ESPN.com's J.A. Adande joins Michele Steele to talk the latest news in NBA free agency.
Sam Amick: Free-agent flood gates ready to open with Williams off the mark…Jul 3When Deron Williams announced his decision to return to the Nets on Tuesday, the collective sigh of relief you heard didn't just come from Brooklyn fans.
5-on-5: Best, worst moves of NBA offseasonJul 3Discussing the highs, lows from the first few days of the summer of 2012.
Sam Amick: Williams chooses Nets, signs five-year, $100M dealJul 3Deron Williams is going back to the Nets.
Sources: Mavs show interest in Nash, Lin at PGJul 3The Dallas Mavericks' point guard priorities are now shifting to 39-year-old and former Mav Steve Nash and one-time Mavs Summer League hand Jeremy Lin, sources told ESPN.com's Marc Stein.