This is the June 26, 2013 news archive. View today's NBA rumors and news.

National Basketball League News and Rumors

The Lakers Are Really Going All Out To Keep Dwight Howard

The Lakers Are Really Going All Out To Keep Dwight Howard

deadspin.com ESPN.com yahoo.com Updated Jun 26, 2013
Have some pride, Los Angeles. You look like Cleveland.Read more...
Upvote Share Tweet
  • Five Fans Hit Half-Court Shots To Win Sacramento Kings Season T…

    Five Fans Hit Half-Court Shots To Win Sacramento Kings Season Tickets

    Even when the Kings are winning, they're losing. Read more...
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Knicks extend qualifying offer to PG Prigioni

    Knicks extend qualifying offer to PG Prigioni

    ESPN.com Jun 26, 2013
    The Knicks have extended Pablo Prigioni a qualifying offer. He will be a restricted free agent on July 1. The Knicks will have an opportunity to match any offers made to Prigioni.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • NBA fan Mayweather picks LeBron over MJ

    NBA fan Mayweather picks LeBron over MJ

    ESPN.com Jun 26, 2013
    Floyd Mayweather says LeBron James is a better basketball player than was Michael Jordan.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Shaquille O’Neal apparently plans to mentor DeMarcus Cousins

    Shaquille O’Neal apparently plans to mentor DeMarcus Cousins

    yahoo.com Jun 26, 2013
    Sacramento Kings big man DeMarcus Cousins is one of the most talented players in the NBA, a center capable of scoring, passing, rebounding, and protecting the rim at a star level in any one game. Unfortunately, Cousins has developed a reputation as one …
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Colangelo steps down as Raptors president

    Colangelo steps down as Raptors president

    ESPN.com nba.com Jun 26, 2013
    The Toronto Raptors are truly Masai Ujiri's team now.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Bird returning to Pacers as team president

    Bird returning to Pacers as team president

    ESPN.com nba.com Jun 26, 2013
    Larry Bird, the former NBA star who left his job last season after rebuilding the Indiana Pacers and winning the league's executive of the year award, will be reintroduced to the media Thursday morning as the president of basketball operations.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Landry opts out of his contract with Warriors

    Landry opts out of his contract with Warriors

    ESPN.com nba.com Jun 26, 2013
    Power forward Carl Landry has opted out of the final year of his two-year, $8 million deal with the Golden State Warriors to become a free agent.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Rivers welcomes fresh start with Clippers

    Rivers welcomes fresh start with Clippers

    nba.com ESPN.com Jun 26, 2013
    Even Doc Rivers got weary of the two-week saga of his move to the Los Angeles Clippers. He thought the unusual deal was dead several times, and he insists he really didn't mind the prospect of returning to the Boston Celtics.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • The 10-man rotation, starring Nerlens Noel keeping his flat-top…

    The 10-man rotation, starring Nerlens Noel keeping his flat-top game tight (Video)

    yahoo.com Jun 26, 2013
    A 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: NBA. You might get to choose which sui…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Lakers pick up options on Meeks, Sacre

    Lakers pick up options on Meeks, Sacre

    nba.com Jun 26, 2013
    The Los Angeles Lakers have exercised their contract option on guard Jodie Meeks and extended a qualifying offer to center Robert Sacre.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Noel, Len atop an NBA Draft full of questions

    Noel, Len atop an NBA Draft full of questions

    nba.com CNNSI.com Jun 26, 2013
    Nerlens Noel is coming off a major knee injury. Alex Len is in a walking boot.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Bird will return as Pacers president after year off

    Bird will return as Pacers president after year off

    CNNSI.com nba.com Jun 26, 2013
    Bird will return as Pacers president after year off
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Happy Birthday, Iman Shumpert! His 23 Most Stylish Moments

    Happy Birthday, Iman Shumpert! His 23 Most Stylish Moments

    dimemag.com Jun 26, 2013
    Iman Shumpert has a comfort level for being brazen with his clothes, something not uncommon in today’s NBA. Shumpert just finished his second year in the NBA and did so after recovering from an ACL tear he suffered during Game 1 of the playoffs in 2012.…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Tyson Chandler thought the 40-year old Jason Kidd ‘had a couple…

    Tyson Chandler thought the 40-year old Jason Kidd ‘had a couple of more years in him’

    yahoo.com Jun 26, 2013
    After a few frustrating and injury-plagued years in the wilderness, Tyson Chandler found a championship-winning home with Jason Kidd and the Dallas Mavericks in 2010-11. Though Chandler would leave during the next offseason when the Mavericks declined t…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Don’t worry, that Chinese NBA movie with ‘Melo, Dwight + Scotti…

    Don’t worry, that Chinese NBA movie with ‘Melo, Dwight + Scottie Pippen is still coming out (Video)

    yahoo.com Jun 26, 2013
    It's been a year since we last heard anything about "Amazing," the feature film produced by the NBA and the Shanghai Film Group featuring the likes of Carmelo Anthony, Dwight Howard, Scottie Pippen, Yi Jianlian and Wang Zhizhi, billed as "…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Heat's Riley wants to bring back team's core

    Heat's Riley wants to bring back team's core

    ESPN.com Jun 26, 2013
    The Miami Heat have decided to exercise their team option to keep starting point guard Mario Chalmers for the 2013-14 season.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Happy Birthday, Deron Williams! Here Are The 10 Nastiest Crosso…

    Happy Birthday, Deron Williams! Here Are The 10 Nastiest Crossovers Of His Career

    dimemag.com Jun 26, 2013
    Happy 29th birthday to Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams. D-Will may have lost a step or two over the past few years while battling injuries, but if the second half of this season was any indicator, he can still play at an extremely high level. He post…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Source: Gentry joins Clippers coaching staff

    Source: Gentry joins Clippers coaching staff

    ESPN.com Jun 26, 2013
    Former Phoenix Suns coach Alvin Gentry will join Doc Rivers' new staff with the Los Angeles Clippers as an associate head coach, according to a source.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • ESPN.com NBA Draft Player Rankings: 1-10

    ESPN.com NBA Draft Player Rankings: 1-10

    ESPN.com Jun 26, 2013
    The 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.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Mavericks enter Draft seeking roster stability

    Mavericks enter Draft seeking roster stability

    nba.com Jun 26, 2013
    After two years building a roster on the notion of temporary, the Dallas Mavericks and owner Mark Cuban are ready for something a little more permanent.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • LeBron covers Sports Illustrated's post-NBA Finals issue for th…

    LeBron covers Sports Illustrated's post-NBA Finals issue for the second time in as many years, and h

    deadspin.com Jun 26, 2013
    LeBron covers Sports Illustrated's post-NBA Finals issue for the second time in as many years, and his hairline features prominently, again. At least he's not pointing at it this time?Read more...
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Heat exercising option to keep G Chalmers

    Heat exercising option to keep G Chalmers

    ESPN.com nba.com Jun 26, 2013
    The Miami Heat have decided to exercise their team option to keep starting point guard Mario Chalmers for the 2013-14 season.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Needs for all 30 teams entering NBA draft

    Needs for all 30 teams entering NBA draft

    CNNSI.com Jun 26, 2013
    Every team -- from the Cavaliers to the Heat -- has holes to fill this summer. Ben Golliver looks at what every team needs and whether they can find that missing piece in the draft.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Tracy McGrady has become the unofficial agent for 5-6 Aquille C…

    Tracy McGrady has become the unofficial agent for 5-6 Aquille Carr’s Chinese contract

    yahoo.com Jun 26, 2013
    Two weeks ago, NIUBball.com revealed an interview with former Qingdao DoubleStar Eagles swingman Tracy McGrady, one in which T-Mac revealed that he didn’t think any current member of the Chinese Basketball Association could play in the NBA. During that …
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • To Which TV Show Will Bill Simmons Compare The Aaron Hernandez …

    To Which TV Show Will Bill Simmons Compare The Aaron Hernandez Saga?

    deadspin.com Jun 26, 2013
    The Spurs are like South Park. Dwight Howard is like Jim Carrey. It's inevitable that Patriots fan and trope recycler Bill Simmons will look to pop culture to explain this Aaron Hernandez mess. But which one fits best? Read more...
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • LeBron James tells Sports Illustrated that Game 7-sealing jumpe…

    LeBron James tells Sports Illustrated that Game 7-sealing jumper ‘was an MJ moment’

    yahoo.com nba.com Jun 26, 2013
    It's been a whirlwind week for LeBron James, beginning with his Miami Heat coming back from the brink in Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals last Tuesday to force an all-the-marbles matchup with the San Antonio Spurs that ranked as arguably the biggest game o…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • NBA Trade Rumors: Brooklyn Nets Making Calls About Kevin Garnet…

    NBA Trade Rumors: Brooklyn Nets Making Calls About Kevin Garnett

    dimemag.com CNNSI.com Jun 26, 2013
    With Kevin Garnett‘s scenario of joining the Los Angeles Clippers up in smoke (Doc Rivers’ new contract includes a stipulation that L.A. and Boston can’t trade players until the end of the 2013-14 season), you’d think that he’d be open to new destinatio…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Utah’s owner goes on record about the night Deron Williams drov…

    Utah’s owner goes on record about the night Deron Williams drove Jerry Sloan to his breaking point

    yahoo.com CNNSI.com Jun 26, 2013
    The rumors behind Jerry Sloan’s abrupt 2011 retirement have always run along these lines: Utah Jazz’s longtime head coach did not like having to fight constant pitched battles with star guard Deron Williams following Williams’ derivations from Sloan’s p…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Deron Williams Takes Out A Knicks Fan On Instagram Video

    Deron Williams Takes Out A Knicks Fan On Instagram Video

    dimemag.com yahoo.com Jun 26, 2013
    Deron Williams got creative with his first attempt at an Instagram video. The Brooklyn point guard found a willing young Knicks fan and jokingly knocked him over (at least we think it was a joke). Hopefully next season, we’ll get that long-awaited Brook…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • LeBron already eager for start of next season

    LeBron already eager for start of next season

    nba.com Jun 26, 2013
    LeBron James has this summer on his mind, and is already starting to plan for the next NBA season.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • NBA Trade Rumors: Cleveland Offers No. 1 Pick for Kevin Love, T…

    NBA Trade Rumors: Cleveland Offers No. 1 Pick for Kevin Love, Timberwolves LOL (We Assume)

    dimemag.com Jun 26, 2013
    Give the Cavs credit, they’re being aggressive in trade talks heading into tomorrow night’s NBA Draft and they are aiming high with what they want in return for the No. 1 overall pick. Yesterday, we brought you the report of the Cavs trying to get LaMar…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • We found the world’s biggest Eddie Jones fan, you guys (Photo)

    We found the world’s biggest Eddie Jones fan, you guys (Photo)

    yahoo.com Jun 26, 2013
    Over 14 NBA seasons, talented wing Eddie Jones played in three All-Star games, made three All-Defensive and one All-NBA team, and earned more than $100 million in salary. Regardless of various issues with the league's awards voting structure and copious…
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Knicks' Smith declines option, to test free agency

    Knicks' Smith declines option, to test free agency

    CNNSI.com Jun 26, 2013
    NEW YORK (AP) -- Sixth 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.
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • The Next Danny Green: Identifying the 2013 NBA Draft's 3-and-D …

    The Next Danny Green: Identifying the 2013 NBA Draft's 3-and-D Prospects

    grantland.com Jun 26, 2013
    The era of the 3-and-D wing has officially started. Zach Lowe tackled the importance of such players earlier this season, mentioning NBA Finals darlin...
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Who's That Draft Pick? Meet the Imports!

    Who's That Draft Pick? Meet the Imports!

    grantland.com Jun 26, 2013
    Every 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...
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • NBA Job Interview: Cody Zeller (With Scouting Report!)

    NBA Job Interview: Cody Zeller (With Scouting Report!)

    grantland.com Jun 26, 2013
    Jalen Rose and Bill Simmons talk to NBA draft prospect Cody Zeller about adjusting to NBA pick-and-rolls, fighting his older brothers on the court, an...
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Brian Shaw, Jason Kidd and Their Best Kept Secret

    Brian Shaw, Jason Kidd and Their Best Kept Secret

    grantland.com Jun 26, 2013
    You may have heard that the Denver Nuggets hired Brian Shaw this week. This comes on the heels of the Brooklyn Nets hiring Jason Kidd. And you know wh...
    Upvote Share Tweet
  • Video - Clippers' Offseason Needs 01:53

    Clippers' Offseason Needs

    Jun 26
    Tom Penn breaks down how the Clippers improve under Doc Rivers.
  • Video - The Next Trey Burke 05:22

    The Next Trey Burke

    Jun 26
    The draft's top-rated point guard on calling your own number, the meaning of Allen Iverson, his lifelong friend Jared Sullinger and what it's like to have your mom on Twitter.
  • Video - SportsCenter Conversation: Doc Rivers 03:12

    SportsCenter Conversation: Doc Rivers

    Jun 26
    Doc Rivers sits down with Shelley Smith to talk about joining the Clippers and leaving the Celtics.

Sports Columnists

  • Lee Jenkins: Rivers returns to a changed Clippers franchise

    Jun 26
    The Clippers presented Doc Rivers with jersey No. 25 on Wednesday, the same one he wore for them in 1991-92, when he had to call a trainer every morning to find out where the team would be practicing. That humble telephone tree has sprouted a roster so …
  • Ian Thomsen: Players, teams to watch for potential draft trades

    Jun 26
    The midseason trade deadline generated no major deals four months ago. Will the draft change that dynamic?