This is the June 28, 2013 news archive. View today's NBA rumors and news.
One by one, starting late Sunday night, representatives from the Rockets, Mavericks, Hawks and Lakers will make their way to meet with Dwight Howard, the superstar center and top player on the free-agent market.Share Tweet
The NBA draft had its second-largest audience ever on ESPN.Share TweetFor the first 20 years of his life, almost every time Shabazz Muhammad turned around on a basketball court, his father was right there behind him.Share Tweet
Amar’e Stoudemire has joined the prospective ownership group of an Israeli basketball teamThe summer of 2010 was one of the most significant periods for NBA over the past decade, a point at which star free agents like LeBron James and Dwyane Wade decided their futures and shaped the course of the league for years to come. One of those player…Share TweetThe Charlotte Bobcats have extended a qualifying offer to guard Gerald Henderson, making him a restricted free agent, but not to center Byron Mullens.Share TweetFor Victor Oladipo, the Orlando Magic's first-round draft choice, the comparisons to Dwyane Wade are inevitable, and a little over the top.Share TweetAllen exercises player option, will return to HeatShare TweetOtto Porter's NBA career begins on familiar turf, or rather, hardwood.Share Tweet
The 10-man rotation, starring the 2013 NBA draft, broken down 7 ways from SundayA 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: TrueHoop. Henry Abbott tries to figure…Share TweetWith one shocking trade, the 76ers may finally be contenders in the East.Share Tweet
Grading the 2013 NBA draft, team by teamThe much-maligned 2013 NBA draft was on Thursday evening, and though we saw some surprises and some slip-ups, by and large it was an entertaining night out.Now to dig into the really-real, and judge each team on its selections. Click the jump for more.A…Share TweetAnthony Bennett was formally introduced Friday by the Cleveland Cavaliers, who shocked the draft by selecting the UNLV power forward with the No. 1 overall pick on Thursday night.Share Tweet
Cavs add former coach Bickerstaff to coaching staffFormer NBA coach Bernie Bickerstaff will be an assistant on Mike Brown's new staff with the Cavaliers.Share Tweet
Nets reportedly interested in bringing back CollinsNets reportedly interested in bringing back CollinsShare Tweet
NBA Finals Elimination Games, Ranked According To FunFrom the comeback, to Ray Allen's shot, to overtime, Game 6 of the 2013 NBA Finals had about as amazing an ending as you'll ever find. Game 7 didn't have quite the same dramatics, but it was tight throughout, and it was a fucking Game 7. So how did it s…Share Tweetdimemag.com Jun 28, 2013Lucas ‘Bebe’ Nogueira was the No. 16 pick last night, drafted by Boston and eventually traded to the Hawks. But no one will care or even remember all of that down the road. They’ll simply remember Bebe for stealing the show on draft night. As a fitting …Share TweetVia Did Charlotte Win, the scene at the Time Warner Cable Arena as the Bobcats made the 4th selection in last night's draft, a slot where Nerlens Noel, Alex Len, and Ben McLemore were still available. You get the feeling 'Cats fans might have wanted one…Share Tweet
Nowitzki: 'Close as it gets' to hating HeatHate is too strong a word for Dallas Mavericks star Dirk Nowitzki's feelings about the Miami Heat -- but not by much.Share TweetIn words and deeds, the Los Angeles Lakers are making it clear how they feel about Dwight Howard.Share Tweet
Grading the deal: How Nets, Celtics faredBringing Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce from Boston to Brooklyn will not be cheap. But for the Nets, the potential payoff in the East greatly outweighs the cost, writes Ben Golliver.Share Tweet
Handing out grades for the 2013 NBA draftCleveland surprised everyone. Philadelphia made a huge deal. Sacramento nabbed a falling star. But which teams earned the highest marks in Chris Mannix's post-draft report card?Share TweetIf we assume that a healthy Nerlens Noel goes first or second in an historically thin NBA draft, he lost somewhere between $4 million and $5 million over the next three years—all because he vaporized his knee in February while playing amateur basketball…Share TweetFor many NBA teams, the hours immediately after the conclusion of the annual NBA draft are nearly as important as the ones leading up to it. That's when front offices spring into action, picking through the cream of the crop among players whose names we…Share Tweet
Mavericks' Nowitzki has reached out to HowardDirk Nowitzki has already reached out to Dwight Howard to let him know the Dallas Mavericks "would love to have him."Share TweetHeadlined at the top by Cleveland’s super surprising selection of combo forward Anthony Bennett at No. 1, the 2013 NBA Draft was full of surprises. That made this piece harder to write than usual. Between the record influx of international players and t…Share Tweet
Report: McMillan to be assistant with PacersNate McMillan has decided to join Frank Vogel's staff with the Indiana Pacers as an assistant coach, the Indianapolis Star reported.Share Tweet
We Reminisce: New Celtics Teammates Rajon Rondo and Kris Humphries Brawldimemag.com Jun 28, 2013So, hey Rajon Rondo, not only are you the only remaining player on Celtics Island, but you also get to lose a TON of games with one of your best buddies. Relive last November’s Rondo/Kris Humphries Boston brawl and aftermath here: For breaking news, rum…Share Tweet
Doc Rivers’ son Jeremiah sounds off on ESPN’s Bill Simmons after Simmons said Rivers ‘quit on the Celtics’ (Video)As we saw with the passionate defenses of both Avery Johnson and Patrick Ewing by their respective sons, it seems best not to upset fathers of new generation social media users. The latest to incur that wrath was ESPN’s Bill Simmons, noted Boston Celtic…Share Tweet
David Stern kicks off last draft as commissioner by throwing chest pass at pack of journalistsStep into the pass with your knees bent: Check, sort of. Follow through: Check. Let the ball roll off your fingertips: Affirmative. Pop your thumbs down on release: Czechoslovakia. Leave 10 extremely nervous and highly touted 2013 NBA draft prospects va…Share Tweet
A Supercut Of David Stern Getting Booed And Loving ItSoon-to-be-retired commissioner David Stern presided over his final NBA draft last night, and as has been the case throughout his career, he was enthusiastically booed each time he appeared on stage. Read more...Share Tweet
Behind the scenes: Sights, sounds of 2013 NBA draftBehind the scenes: Sights, sounds of 2013 NBA draftShare TweetThe Philadelphia 76ers will hire San Antonio Spurs assistant Brett Brown as their new coach, according to a report by the New York Daily News.Share Tweet
16 quotes, notes, odds and ends from a wild 2013 NBA draftNEW YORK — Well, that was fun, huh? Thursday's whirlwind 2013 NBA draft at the Barclays Center in Brooklyn began with a shocking first selection, ended with a dude you have 100 percent never heard of (Latvian swingman Janis Timma) and had plenty of intr…Share Tweet
Among the Boobirds at David Stern's Final NBA DraftThe last thing that really made sense, before my brain completely melted, was the mimes. Looking through my notes, I had scribbled 28 — Spurs, ...Share Tweet
The Who and the When of the 2013 NBA Draft's International SelectionsI'm not sure any of us could have predicted who'd get selected in the NBA draft last night, but the talent pool from which the first 14 players were c...Share Tweet
The Night the NBA Draft Got DrunkThursday night in Brooklyn was the first time I'd ever been to an NBA draft, and it was the year the entire draft experience sort of one-upped itself....Share Tweet
Sportstorialist: 2013 NBA Draft StyleCarping about the clothes at the NBA draft is a lot like complaining that onesies make your baby look fat. It's too soon! These guys have the rest of ...Share Tweet
Ray Allen Exercises Player OptionJun 28Ray Allen exercises his $3.2 million player option for next season with the Miami Heat
THTV: Tall Tales, Shaq's BetJun 28Alvin Gentry has more NBA stories than anyone. This one's about the time Shaquille O'Neal said he'd buy Gentry a Lamborghini...if the coach could dunk the ball.
Biggest Loser: NetsJun 28Say what you will about the glory days of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce, but the Nets might never win a title after that lopsided Celtics deal. Ethan Sherwood Strauss on Brooklyn and Boston, as well as moves he hated from the Bobcats and Pelicans.
Ruocco Intrigued, Excited By TradeJun 28Ryan Ruocco reacts to the Nets' blockbuster trade, how the trade impacts Brooklyn's salary cap and the challenges facing new coach Jason Kidd.
Ian Thomsen: 2013 NBA free agency primerJun 28A weak free-agency class was weakened when the Clippers traded for coach Doc Rivers this week, a move expected to secure a long-term commitment from point guard Chris Paul. That leaves one superstar available, and he isn't necessarily going to the highe…
Ray Allen exercises $3.2 million player option with Miami HeatJun 28Miami Heat guard Ray Allen has decided to exercise his $3.2 million player option for next season, it was announced Friday.
Ian Thomsen: For Celtics, trade of Kevin Garnett and Paul Pierce is end of…Jun 28BOSTON -- Six years ago, the fans here celebrated the Celtics' steal of Kevin Garnett. A half-dozen years later, they were experiencing the other end of the era, and the sad feeling that they were the victim now, instead of the lucky thieves.