4:26 AM EDT, Fri April 18, 2014
Los Angeles Times 6 hours ago
Pau Gasol has leverage — but sure, he'd listen to a Lakers offer

Pau Gasol has leverage — but sure, he'd listen to a Lakers offer

Gasol, who'll be a free agent, sees himself playing at a high level for several more years. He's among Lakers who met with GM Mitch Kupchak and Coach Mike D'Antoni.Pau Gasol survived so many trade rumors over the years, including the one that really wasn't fabricated (David Stern, December 2011).
Orange County Register 4 hours ago

Gasol set to say hello to free agency; will it be goodbye, Lakers?

EL SEGUNDO – Many times during his seven seasons in Los Angeles, Pau Gasol wondered if his last day as a Laker had come. There have been countless rumors and one actual trade: the infamous, vetoed Chris Paul deal of 2011. There was the night at the...
Bill Oram / Lakers Blog | Orange County Register 11 hours ago

Pau Gasol thinks pairing with brother Marc would be 'a lot of fun'

EL SEGUNDO – Free agency will be a first for Pau Gasol, and one team continues to make a convenient theoretical landing spot for the four-time All-Star center. Whether the Memphis Grizzlies, the team from which the Lakers acquired Gasol in 2007,...
Rotoworld 7 hours ago

Pau Gasol says he could be done with Lakers - Pau Gasol (F/C) Los Angeles Lakers

Pau Gasol admitted his time with the Lakers could be over during his exit interview on Thursday.
Lakers Nation 2 hours ago
Video: Lakers Pau Gasol Says Kobe Bryant A Deciding Factor This Summer

Watch: Lakers Pau Gasol Says Kobe Bryant A Deciding Factor This Summer

At 2014 Lakers exit interviews, Pau Gasol says Kobe Bryant is a factor in his free agency, if coming back to the Lakers is an option. To what extent?
Miami Herald 4 hours ago
Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade rested, healthy for playoffs

Miami Heat’s Dwyane Wade rested, healthy for playoffs

Dwyane Wade ended up sitting out 28 games this season after missing a combined 36 in the first three seasons with LeBron James as a teammate. But Wade enters these playoffs in a much better place, from a health perspective, than last year, when a knee injury lingered throughout the postseason.
Melo open to staying in NY if Knicks build a winner

Melo open to staying in NY if Knicks build a winner

An emotional Carmelo Anthony used words like "embarrassing" and "failure" while talking Thursday about missing the playoffs for the first time in his NBA career. The soon-to-be free agent also once again reiterated that he wants to remain with the Knicks.
Ian Begley / Knicks Blog | ESPN New York 9 hours ago

Melo: Knicks' season was a 'failure'

GREENBURGH, N.Y. -- Carmelo Anthony talked about a wide range of subjects with reporters on Thursday after his exit interview with president Phil Jackson. He discussed his priorities as a free agent. But he also touched on the difficulty of this season, his conversation and comfort level with Jackson...
Rotoworld 14 hours ago

Melo: 'I want to come back' to Knicks - Carmelo Anthony (F) New York Knicks

Carmelo Anthony said on Thursday that he wants to return to the Knicks, but added that he also wants to win next year.
Boston Globe 10 hours ago
Celtics Draft Lottery Odds Breakdown

Celtics Draft Lottery Odds Breakdown

The Celtics finished the season in a tie with the Utah Jazz for the fourth-worst record in the NBA.
Detroit Free Press 17 hours ago

Full NBA draft lottery odds: Pistons have 2.8% chance at top pick

The Milwaukee Bucks sealed the best odds in the 2014 NBA draft lottery Monday, but Wednesday's season finales included a few other shakeups. Notably, the Utah Jazz winning in double-overtime against the Minnesota Timberwolves put them into a tie with the Boston Celtics for the fourth-worst record and...
Kris Willis / Peachtree Hoops 8 hours ago
NBA Playoffs 2014: Andrew Bynum ruled out of Round 1 against Hawks

NBA Playoffs 2014: Andrew Bynum ruled out of Round 1 against Hawks

Indiana Pacers center Andrew Bynum has been declared out for Round 1 of the playoffs by head coach Frank Vogel. When the Atlanta Hawks take on the Indiana Pacers in Round 1 of the NBA Playoffs they won't have to contend with center Andrew Bynum who was declared out for the series today by head coach Frank Vogel. He went on to say that there is still a chance that Bynum plays if the Pacers advance in the playoffs. Bynum initially signed with the Cleveland Cavaliers prior to the season after being pursued by several teams including the Atlanta Hawks. His time in Cleveland was short as the...
Rotoworld 11 hours ago

Andrew Bynum (knee) ruled out for Round 1 - Andrew Bynum (C) Indiana Pacers

Andrew Bynum (knee) will not play against the Hawks in the first round of the playoffs.
Steep price tag for Bucks spurs debate on franchise inflation

Steep price tag for Bucks spurs debate on franchise inflation

When former Sen. Herb Kohl found two wealthy New York hedge-fund investors willing to spend $550 million to buy the lowly Milwaukee Bucks and to toss in at least $100 million more toward a new arena, the deal turned heads in the sports business world.
Take 'em or Trash 'em (deluxe edition)

Take 'em or Trash 'em (deluxe edition)

Our annual after-the-season roster rundown Take 'Em or Trash 'Em debuted Thursday. Since brevity is not our thing, here's a longer look at the future of every player on the Boston Celtics' roster: • Rajon Rondo: Team captain is set to enter the final year of a contract that will pay him $12.9 million. Rondo has expressed interest in testing unrestricted free agency in the summer of 2015, which means, if he's a Celtics cornerstone, the team has to be ready to pay him big money next summer (otherwise they must at least entertain the idea of trading him this summer).
Salt Lake Tribune 8 hours ago
Utah Jazz: GM Lindsey wants Hayward to be ‘a career Jazz member’

Utah Jazz: GM Lindsey wants Hayward to be ‘a career Jazz member’

Next week, Gordon Hayward will be in the Philippines, hosting a basketball camp. Sometime “soon” after that, he’ll be getting married. As for his plans as an unrestricted free agent? Well, the 24-year-old wing might not want to make too many of them. Speaking at the team’s locker cleanout day Thursday, Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey stopped short of promising the team would bring Hayward back. But Lindsey made it clear Hayward is in the plans. “We look forward to him being a career Jazz mem...
Toronto Star 6 hours ago
Nets still ladened with heavy burden of title hopes: Feschuk

Nets still ladened with heavy burden of title hopes: Feschuk

The Nets didn’t simply tank in their final couple of regular season games with the intent of drawing the Raptors in the first round. There’s more than enough evidence to suggest the Nets weren’t even thinking about Toronto when they hatched their late-season lay-down.
Peachtree Hoops 8 hours ago
2014 NBA Playoffs: SportSouth, Fox Sports South to televise Hawks-Pacers series

2014 NBA Playoffs: SportSouth, Fox Sports South to televise Hawks-Pacers series

SportSouth and Fox Sports South will continue their coverage of the Atlanta Hawks through the first round of the playoffs. Hawks fans in hopes that they can hear Bob Rathbun and Dominique Wilkins call the first round playoff series against the Indiana Pacers are in luck. SportSouth and Fox Sports South will continue their coverage of the Atlanta Hawks through the first round of the NBA Playoffs. Here is a look at the schedule: Game Day Date Opponent Time (ET) Network Game 1 Sat 4/19 @ Indiana Pacers 6:30 p.m. SPSO Game 2 Tue 4/22 @ Indiana...
Los Angeles Times 4 hours ago

Clippers' Blake Griffin doesn't want to talk flop

Forward won't get into a back and forth with Golden State's Klay Thompson, who says the Clippers' All-Star is 'like a bull in a china shop.'Blake Griffin stood with his back against the wall at the Clippers' practice facility Thursday, his answers thoughtful when he talked about the Golden State Warriors.

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philly.com 1 hour ago

A long, trying season for Sixers

Evan Turner and Spencer Hawes were two of the faces of the 76ers - then they were traded. The franchise acquired Danny Granger from the Indiana Pacers in the Turner trade, only to buy out his contact days later. Add a 26-game losing streak, the release of Kwame Brown, six 10-day-contract acquisitions, and Nerlens Noel, the sidelined rookie.
Denver Post 1 hour ago
Danilo Gallinari will be good to go for Denver Nuggets training camp

Danilo Gallinari will be good to go for Denver Nuggets training camp

Danilo Gallinari will bounce back and forth between Denver and Italy most of this summer to continue his rehabilitation after a second ACL surgery.
Chronicle-Telegram 2 hours ago

Cavaliers: Dion Waiters supports coach Mike Brown, wants him to return

INDEPENDENCE — Cavaliers coach Mike Brown got an endorsement from guard Dion Waiters as Cleveland players concluded exit interviews Thursday at Cleveland Clinic Courts. Forward Tristan Thompson, the only other player to talk to the media Thursday, spoke highly of Brown but was pretty much non-committal about the coach’s future. “I’d like to see Coach Read More...The post Cavaliers: Dion Waiters supports coach Mike Brown, wants him to return appeared first on Chronicle-Telegram.Click here to read this story on The Chronicle-Telegram.Content copyright The Chronicle-Telegram. Your #1...
philly.com 2 hours ago

Pacers' Bynum out

INDIANAPOLIS - Top-seeded Indiana won't have Andrew Bynum for its first-round series against Atlanta. Coach Frank Vogel said Thursday that he believes the Pacers' oft-injured center and former Sixer could still work his way back for the playoffs. But he won't be available for the first round, which opens Saturday in Indianapolis.
philly.com 3 hours ago

Hinkie's voice missing from Sixers' postmortem

GM Sam Hinkie, who had the most to do with the 19-win season, is conspicuous by his absence.

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