4:09 AM EDT, Sun June 26, 2016
Bullets Forever 4 hours ago

Washington Wizards fire head trainer, according to report

We all knew this was going to be a summer of changes for the Wizards, but the most recent change is a rather unexpected one that doesn’t involve the team’s roster. J. Michael of CSN Mid-Atlantic is reporting the Wizards fired Eric Waters, their head trainer since 2004, even though he still had one year left on his contract. It’s a curious move on a number of levels, which is only complicated by the fact that most of us are not medical experts, so it’s hard to speak with any real confidence to Waters’ acumen as a trainer. So rather than try to pretend we have some insight into...
CelticsBlog 4 hours ago

James Young likely to play with Celtics in the Summer League

Could this be the last stand for the man who once made Bill Simmons pump his fist on live TV? When James Young has made the headlines for the Celtics over the past two seasons it has mostly been trips between the Maine Red Claws and C's active rosters. Now, entering his third season since being drafted 17th overall by Boston out of Kentucky in 2014, he's about to do the unusual. A. Sherrod Blakely reports that as the team finalizes its roster for this year's Summer League, Young is expected to join the squad for the third time. .@celtics still finalizing summer league roster which will...

The Knicks nearly acquired the rights to Italian wing Alessandro Gentile before the draft

Three NBA teams are said to be prying his rights from the Rockets, but who is he? Knicks fans were upset when the front office couldn't swing a deal for a draft pick on Thursday night. As it turns out, Phil Jackson and company were trying to an acquire a prospect ... just not one any of us had in mind. Per Sportando: Alessandro Gentile recently told The Vertical that he wants to play in the NBA. But it is not certain that Gentile will land overseas next season. Alessandro Gentile's rights were close to being traded to the Knicks before the NBA draft, La Gazzetta dello Sport reports. From...
Welcome to Loud City 5 hours ago

Kevin Durant to begin fielding free-agent pitches July 1; Golden State has Durant's attention

Free-Agent superstar Kevin Durant will begin listening to offers on July 1, with a decision soon to follow. According to The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski, superstar free-agent Kevin Durant will begin courting off-season suitors from New York, July 1. Durant's representatives at Roc Nation Sports are said to be in close contact with the Golden State Warriors, San Antonio Spurs, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat and Boston Celtics concerning prized-meetings with their client. Though the Thunder remain atop Durant's list of off-season suitors, the 2014 league MVP stated his ultimate goal is to...
Daily Thunder 6 hours ago

Down to Dunk Ep. 256: Billy Martin of Good Charlotte

On today’s podcast Billy Martin of Good Charlotte joins to discuss the following topics: How Billy became a Thunder fan The Ibaka trade OKC’s playoff run Good Charlotte’s new album Billy’s art And much
Silver Screen and Roll 6 hours ago

NBA Offseason News: Jabari Brown to play for Lakers in Las Vegas Summer League

Brown is back in purple and gold. The Los Angeles Lakers' roster has seen a fair amount of turnover over the last several seasons, but their Las Vegas Summer League team will at least have some continuity. In addition to D'Angelo Russell, Larry Nance, Jr., and Anthony Brown all returning for an encore in Vegas, Mark Medina of the Los Angeles Daily News reports that former Lakers guard Jabari Brown has agreed to join the team's summer league roster. Some will remember Brown, who in addition to being Jordan Clarkson's college teammate spent 19 games with the Lakers during the 2014-15 season....
Silver Screen and Roll 7 hours ago

Lakers Free Agency: Is Hassan Whiteside worth 'aggressively pursuing?'

Reports are that the Miami center is at the top of Los Angeles' list for the this summer Welcome to Lakers Linkedin, our new free agency preview series (inspired by our friends over at Liberty Ballers' own "Sixers Tinder") where we look at the "resumes" of various free agents, and determine whether or not we think the Lakers' should hire them. Today, we continue to look at one of LA's reported prime targets this summer, Hassan Whiteside. Resume: Was a top 100 recruit in his 2009 high school class Averaged 13/9 with 5 blocks in 26 minutes per game in one season at Marshall Drafted...
Indy Cornrows 7 hours ago

Indy Cornrows Roundtable: The Indiana Pacers off-season

Indy Cornrows contributors Evan Morris, C. Cooper, Tom Lewis, Nathan S. and Matt Andreason give their thoughts and perspectives on the off-season additions of Jeff Teague, Thaddeus Young and Georges Niang. The free agency period starts just six days from now, July 1st, but that has not kept Larry Bird and the Indiana Pacers from keeping busy. Last Wednesday, June 22nd, the Pacers were part of a three-team deal that sent George Hill to the Utah Jazz in return for Jeff Teague of the Atlanta Hawks. Just one day later, the Pacers made another move by trading their first round pick and a future...
Fear The Sword 7 hours ago

Kyrie Irving will reportedly play in the Olympics this summer

He was Team USA's best player during the FIBA World Cup in 2014. Now, he'll play for the national team on its biggest stage. We have pretty much known all along that Kyrie Irving would have a spot on Team USA for the Olympics if he wanted one. Despite a long season that culminated in a grueling Finals, he apparently does want one, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. ESPN sources say Kyrie Irving has accepted an invitation from USA Basketball to play on this summer's Olympic team — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 25, 2016 Irving played on the 2014 team that won the gold medal at the...
Bullets Forever 8 hours ago

James Southerland agrees to deal to play for Wizards in Vegas Summer League, according to report

The Wizards are adding a little experience to their summer league squad. James Southerland, who played at Syracuse and had brief NBA stints with the Bobcats and Pelicans, and has played in previous summer leagues for the 76ers, Warriors, Pelicans, and Thunder, will be on the Wizards’ squad this summer, according to Mike Waters of the Syracuse Post-Standard: A source close to Southerland confirmed that the former SU player has agreed to play for the Wizards in the Las Vegas summer league, which runs from July 8 to 18. The league consists of teams representing 24 different NBA...
Net Income / NetsDaily 8 hours ago

Are Nets targeting Spain's Sergio Rodriguez?

Spanish point guard Sergio Rodriguez, a two time Euroleague player of the year, is being targeted by the Nets, reports David Pick, the respected European hoops writer. And they may sign him. Pick tweeted Saturday that "Brooklyn Nets are favorites to score a deal with European floor general Sergio Rodriguez.Spanish point guard Sergio Rodriguez, a two time Euroleague player of the year, is being targeted by the Nets, reports David Pick, the respected European hoops writer. And they may sign him. Pick tweeted Saturday that "Brooklyn Nets are favorites to score a deal with European floor...
Silver Screen and Roll 8 hours ago

Zach Auguste to play for Lakers' summer league team

The Lakers take one of their first steps toward building their summer league team. The past few years have witnessed a renewed focus among Lakers fans summer league, if only because it was the first opportunity to view the prized prospects the parent team lost dozens of games for the season prior. This focus, however, has also to a certain extent been inclusive of the remainder of the squad, almost always a motley collection of undrafted free agents and veteran players from the D-League and overseas hoping to catch the eye of a front office somewhere. Although this process invariably ends...
Denver Stiffs 8 hours ago

Video: Nuggets' Jamal Murray and Emmanuel Mudiay have played together before

Mudiay and Murray formed a dynamic back court for the Nike Hoops Summit back in 2014 Earlier this week the Denver Nuggets selected University Kentucky sharp-shooter and dynamic scorer, Jamal Murray with their 7th overall pick in the NBA Draft. The pick has Nuggets fans around the world dying to see the two share the back corut together, imagining all of the ways the two players might balance each other on the offensive end. Mudiay's has size and strength at the point guard position and has shown flashes of incredible vision when he drives to the basket. As a freshman in college, Murray had...
Bright Side Of The Sun 8 hours ago

Former Suns forward and long time NBA coach Ty Corbin joins Watson's bench on Phoenix Suns

According to Chris B. Haynes, former Suns forward and long time NBA coach Ty Corbin will be hired to as an assistant coach on Earl Watson's staff with the Phoenix Suns. Ty Corbin agrees to join staff of Phoenix Suns head coach Earl Watson, league source tells @clevelanddotcom. Watson forming robust bench. — Chris Haynes (@ChrisBHaynes) June 25, 2016 Corbin joins earlier hire Jay Triano as Watson's top assistants, along with incumbent Nate Bjorkgren. Corbin was traded to the Suns in the famous Kevin Johnson trade in 1988, where Larry Nance went to Cleveland as part of the Suns'...
Raptors HQ 9 hours ago

With two new rookies, it's time to re-consider the backend of the Raptors rotation

With two new rookies, let's try to break down slots 10 to 15 on the Raptors. Last season, the Raptors' roster was something of an ongoing experiment. Could a franchise aspiring to rise into the elite ranks of the NBA and contend at a higher level also feature a roster of young players whose value was still very much in question? The Raptors of last season began the year with five players -- rookies Norman Powell and Delon Wright, the Brazilian projects Bruno Caboclo and Lucas Nogueira, and a low-risk gamble in Anthony Bennett -- who persisted as unknowns on the court. In that moment, the...
Bullets Forever 9 hours ago

Mystics vs. Lynx preview: Washington looks to get revenge against Minnesota

For the second time this season, the (7-8) Mystics will take on the (13-1) Minnesota Lynx, at the Phone Booth. The Lynx won the first encounter 83-76, on June 11. Game Info When: Sunday, June 26, 2016 at 4 p.m. ESTWhere: Verizon Center, Washington, D.C.TV: WNBA League Pass, Monumental Sports Network Injury Report None. Keys to the Game The Mystics are a hair under .500 right now, and would certainly like to treat the hometown crowd to a win over the association leading Lynx on Sunday.  It is certainly not out of the realm of possibilities. The Styx held a lead at half-time in their...
Silver Screen and Roll 9 hours ago

NBA Free Agency: Lakers have 'no shot' at signing Kevin Durant, early reports indicate

The Durant dream for LA may be dead before free agency begins. The Los Angeles Lakers aren't among the first batch of teams set to meet with the big prize in NBA Free Agency this summer in Kevin Durant, and it doesn't sound like they have much of a chance at signing the headlining act of July 1. The Lakers have "no shot" at signing Durant, according to what USA Today's Sam Amick has been told early in the process. Durant has meetings with the Golden State Warriors, Oklahoma City Thunder, Los Angeles Clippers, Miami Heat, San Antonio Spurs and Boston Celtics lined up. The New York Knicks...
Blazersedge 9 hours ago

Sergio Rodriguez Eyeing NBA Return

Former Trail Blazers fan favorite may return to the league. Former Portland Trail Blazers point guard Sergio Rodriguez may be eyeing a return to the NBA. According to Eurohoops.net and Onda Cero radio via Radioestadio, Rodriguez may be terminating his contract with Real Madrid and joining an American club. Despite having a contract with Real Madrid until the summer of 2018, the 30 years old Rodriguez is probing the NBA market, as Eurohoops sources can confirm. However, according to the "Radio Estadio" show of the "Onda Cero" Spanish radio station, Rodriguez already informed Real Madrid...
Hot Hot Hoops 9 hours ago

Lakers to 'aggressively pursue' Hassan Whiteside

Pat Riley has called re-signing the 26-year-old center his "No. 1 priority." ESPN's Marc Stein and Ramona Shelburne reported today that the Los Angeles Lakers plan to "aggressively pursue" Heat center Hassan Whiteside in free agency. Story posting now with @ramonashelburne: @espn sources say the Lakers plan to aggressively pursue Miami's Hassan Whiteside in free agency — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) June 25, 2016 The storied NBA franchise has won a total of just 65 games in the last three NBA seasons, missing the playoffs each time. But with the retirement of Kobe Bryant finally...
Silver Screen and Roll 10 hours ago

NBA Free Agency: DeMar DeRozan focused on re-signing with Raptors, not meeting other teams

DeMar DeRozan wants to work out a new contract with the Raptors before considering any opportunities outside of Toronto. Free agency begins on July 1 across the NBA but players are already prepping their summer plans. DeMar DeRozan — one of the biggest names becoming an unrestricted free ageny in a few short days — is focused on re-signing with the Toronto Raptors, reports Tim McMahon of ESPN. DeRozan, a Los Angeles native, could be a coveted target for teams looking to add a 26-year old two-time All-Star to their wings. He averaged a career-high 23.5 points per game for the Raptors...

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    Lakers Free Agency: Is Hassan Whiteside worth 'aggressively pursuing?'

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    Olympics: Kyrie Irving, Harrison Barnes fill out U.S. roster

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