This is the June 25, 2013 news archive. View today's NBA rumors and news.
Report: Magic, Clips talking Afflalo-Bledsoe tradeShare Tweet
MIAMI (AP) -- LeBron James has this summer on his mind, and is already starting to plan for next season.Share TweetSixth Man of the Year J.R. Smith has informed the New York Knicks that he will decline the option in his contract for next season and become a free agent.Share TweetReport: T'wolves reject Cavs' trade offer for LoveShare TweetBoston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge admitted Tuesday that he didn't think a deal that would send Doc Rivers to Los Angeles to coach the Clippers would get done.Share Tweet
As Good As Advertised?One team's steal is another team's reach in the NBA draft. Andy Glockner analyzes the most overrated and underrated prospects who'll hear their names called Thursday.Share TweetJames Jones and Rashard Lewis have exercised their player options to remain with the Miami Heat next season.Share TweetNew Phoenix Suns coach Jeff Hornacek has hired four assistants, two of them his former teammates.Share TweetUtah Jazz CEO Greg Miller said Tuesday that he pleaded with Jerry Sloan not to quit mid-season two years ago after a clash with star guard Deron Williams, but that the longtime head coach couldn't be talked out of it.Share TweetThe Sacramento Kings have extended a qualifying offer to guard Tyreke Evans, making him a restricted free agent.Share TweetBoston Celtics general manager Danny Ainge thought Doc Rivers was going to be the next Gregg Popovich, Jerry Sloan or even Red Auerbach - coaches who stayed with one team for decades.Share TweetMetta World Peace won't opt out of the final year of his contract with the Lakers, according to his agent, Marc Cornstein.Share Tweet
The 49ers' Anthony Davis Just Gave Away His Dog On Twitterdeadspin.com Jun 25, 2013Trend story! Last week, it was the OKC Thunder's Kendrick Perkins. Today, it was Niners offensive tackle Anthony Davis.Read more...Share TweetA 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: Grantland. With the 2013 NBA Draft com…Share Tweet
Udonis Haslem started pitching Ray Allen to return to the Miami Heat in the shower after Game 7The Miami Heat's triumph over the San Antonio Spurs in Game 7 of the NBA Finals was cause for great celebration from every member of the organization. Yet, as befits a league where players and coaches seek any competitive edge possible, the afterglow of…Share TweetTwo days before the NBA draft, Pacers coach Frank Vogel was handed a new task -- finding another assistant coach.Share Tweet
New Kings coach Malone hires father as assistantNew Sacramento Kings coach Mike Malone has officially hired his father as one of his assistants.Share Tweet
Report: Bulls talking contract extension with DengReport: Bulls talking contract extension with DengShare TweetThe NBA says regular-season games will be played next season in London and Mexico City.Share Tweet
Pelicans coach Monty Williams would ‘rather get a massage by a cat than’ join TwitterNew Orleans Pelicans head coach Monty Williams recently accepted an invitation to serve as an assistant on Mike Krzyzewski's staff with the United States men's national basketball team, joining Chicago Bulls head coach Tom Thibodeau alongside Syracuse's…Share Tweet
Finals push NBA Digital to new heights across all platformsNBA Digital, jointly managed by the NBA and Turner Sports, generated all-time cross-platform consumption records during the 2013 NBA Finals -- won by the Miami Heat over the San Antonio Spurs in seven games -- including its largest audience ever for pre…Share Tweet
Julio Iglesias celebrated the Miami Heat’s championship by huggin’ a few belliesGrammy-winning singer Julio Iglesias owns two percent of the champion Miami Heat. He is also a thoughtful, loving individual of average height, one that loves to dole out good cheer, both in song, and in physical interaction. Here’s how Julio describes …Share TweetThe NBA remains the industry leader among men's professional sports leagues for racial and gender hiring practices, according to a study released Tuesday.Share Tweet
ESPN.com NBA Draft Player Rankings: 21-30The ESPN Forecast panel rated the top available players in the 2013 NBA draft and came up with this ranking based on their projected NBA status.Share Tweet
NBA TV aired an ad selling ‘San Antonio Spurs 2013 NBA champions’ gear (Video)It’s been well established, for years, that leagues prepare to sell merchandise celebrating both potential outcomes in a championship round – which is why so much bootleg Buffalo Bills Super Bowl-winning paraphernalia has been floating around for two de…Share Tweet
Pat Riley joined a late-night tape session with three bottles of wine during Miami’s lowest Finals momentMiami Heat president Pat Riley has seen quite a few roads, and taken a few forks in his basketball lifetime. He’s also popped a few corks, and broken down more than his fair share of game tape over the years. The same goes for Heat coach Erik Spoelstra,…Share Tweet
2013 NBA Mock Draft 5.0Just a few days before the NBA draft and one thing is clear: Nothing is clear. Draft boards across the league are fluctuating wildly and teams are cramming to gather as much information as possible on prospective picks.Share TweetPhiladelphia 76ers center Andrew Bynum has completed his rehabilitation from season-ending knee surgery and is set to resume basketball workouts next week.Share Tweet
Manu Ginobili writes Argentinian newspaper column saying he doesn’t feel ready to retireHeading into the 2013 NBA Finals, Manu Ginobili made clear in no uncertain terms that — despite turning in arguably his least productive season for the San Antonio Spurs since his rookie campaign (you can argue for Year 2 if you'd like) — he wasn't plan…Share TweetMemphis is negotiating with assistant Dave Joerger to become the Grizzlies' head coach, said a person familiar with the situation.Share Tweet
All hail San Antonio’s Coyote, inventor of the t-shirt cannonWhile covering Game 4 of the Eastern Conference finals in May, an Indiana Pacers employee loaded up a t-shirt into a long cannon, and fired it in my direction. I caught the yellow shirt, not so much because I wanted the free souvenir or root for the Pac…Share Tweetdimemag.com Jun 25, 2013Did you catch this yesterday during the Miami Heat championship parade? Apparently the planners of the parade route didn’t take into account the fact that they’d have giant basketball players atop double-decker buses. It made overpasses potentially mess…Share Tweet
Someone Wrote The World's Dumbest Column About John Wall's New Tatsdeadspin.com Jun 25, 2013This, from the Washington Post's Jason Reid, is not so much a column as it is an extended pageant answer. It's as if someone had just asked: "Miss DC, do you think the Washington Wizards should give John Wall a max contract in light of his recently…Share Tweet
NBA Trade Rumors: Blazers Say No to No.1 Pick in the Draftdimemag.com Jun 25, 2013Now that we’re on the other side of the NBA Finals and just hours from the NBA Draft, trade rumors are revving up. Add to it the fact that this is one of the weakest, most flat drafts in recent memory, and you have lots of teams trying to move lots of a…Share Tweet
LeBron James’ recipe for surviving without social media: Old Michael Jordan videos and ’24′ (Video)After leading the Miami Heat to a second straight NBA championship with a brilliant Game 7 that cemented another NBA Finals MVP trophy, LeBron James sat down with Turner Sports' Rachel Nichols to talk about the differences between his two title runs, ma…Share Tweet
Spoelstra not letting place in history change himThe list of coaches with back-to-back NBA championships includes some of the game's giants - names such as Red Auerbach, Phil Jackson, Chuck Daly, and of course Pat Riley.Share Tweet
Las Vegas Summer League Tournament Bracket and SchedulePlease check back. This page will be updated soon.Share Tweet
Orlando Summer League Schedule and Championship DayOrlando Summer League schedule and criteria for the final Championship Day (July 7).Share Tweet
Four Ideal Prospect-to-Team Fits in the 2013 NBA DraftWhen Paul George was drafted out of Fresno State in 2010, he came to the NBA as an underachieving 3-point gunner with loads of raw talent but a tenden...Share Tweet
Who's That Draft Pick? Meet the Mid-Major SleepersEvery year there are a handful of awesome prospects who slip past the lottery in the NBA draft. These are the players you want your team to steal late...Share TweetJalen Rose and Bill Simmons talk to NBA draft prospect Otto Porter Jr. about how he plans to guard LeBron James, the parts of his game he needs to imp...Share Tweet
Joerger Elevated To Griz Head CoachJun 25Kevin Arnovitz discusses Dave Joerger's promotion to head coach of the Memphis Grizzlies.
Ainge Responds To Rivers Heading To L.A.Jun 25Danny Ainge addressed the media on Doc Rivers' departure to the Clippers and the search for a new head coach in Boston.
Clippers Set To Introduce Doc RiversJun 25Doc Rivers becomes Clippers head coach and senior VP of basketball operations.
Centerpiece: NBA DraftJun 25Chad Ford discusses who he thinks the Cavaliers and Magic will select with the top two picks in the NBA draft.