11:01 AM EDT, Sun July 05, 2015
Posting and Toasting 30 mins ago

Kyle O'Quinn should blossom with the Knicks

O'Quinn's 4-year, $16 million is my favorite Knicks signing yet. Kyle O'Quinn hasn't produced much yet in the NBA. In irregular minutes as a Magicman, he showed the basic dexterity and willingness to do most things, but never quite embraced a role. Over the next 3-4 years in New York, O'Quinn will hopefully earn more stable work, and find an effective niche for himself in the process. O'Quinn is 25. He is a large gentleman -- around 6'10 and easily 250 pounds, with broad shoulders, a 7'5 wingspan, and often sports a beard you or I could comfortably sleep inside. He smiles...
Rufus on Fire 1 hour ago

Expect the Charlotte Hornets to remain quiet in free agency

The Hornets have been quiet throughout free agency so far. Don't be surprised if it stays that way. The Charlotte Hornets have been eerily quiet throughout free agency so far, and it's not looking like that's going to change anytime soon. Charlotte has spent much of the last few days sitting on their hands as players that could help them are swept away by other teams. They watched as Marco Bellinelli signed a cheap and affordable contract with the Sacramento Kings. Then they decided to let C.J. Watson sign with the Orlando Magic even though there's a major need for a solid backup point...
Bright Side Of The Sun 1 hour ago

Phoenix Suns will likely turn to trade market for power forward changes

The Phoenix Suns have not signed a top-of-the-market free agent in the past decade, and the list is quite short over their full existence as a franchise. This is not breaking news. Now that the best part of free agency is over - as Ray pointed out yesterday in his "what's left on the market" piece - look for the Suns to turn to the trade market for major long-term and short-term improvements to the roster. In my opinion, the Suns won't open the season with a player named Morris on the roster, unless Chris Morris comes out of retirement, so something will happen over the next three...

Observations from Grizzlies Summer League Game 1

Our own Chip Williams breaks down some of the Semi-Bears performance on Twitter. Re-watching the Grizz's summer league game from earlier today. Will prob live tweet some. Feel free to mute/unfollow. — Chip Williams (@chipwilliamsjr) July 5, 2015 Alex Kirk does not look very good at basketballing. — Chip Williams (@chipwilliamsjr) July 5, 2015 Andrew Harrison has had a good first 13 minutes. Good defense, hit a catch-and-shoot 3, showed off change of pace to get a layup. — Chip Williams (@chipwilliamsjr) July 5, 2015 Holy crap Russ Smith is fast. — Chip Williams...
Canis Hoopus 2 hours ago

Report: Wolves Complete Deal with Nemanja Bjelica

According to Jerry Zgoda, the Wolves are close to agreements with the Euroleague MVP. Details are not available. Jerry Zgoda, yesterday, in response to a question about the Bjelica negotiations: @tximista64 Its done, becomes official on Thursday when moratorium ends— Jerry Zgoda (@JerryZgoda) July 4, 2015 Later he tweeted: All this $ thrown around last 3 days wont complicate Wolves negotiations w/ KG & Bjelica, Im told. Theyre already well down that road— Jerry Zgoda (@JerryZgoda) July 4, 2015 So "done" or "nearly done" for both of those guys, as we expected. A reminder that signing...
Liberty Ballers 2 hours ago

Rocky Mountain Preview: A Look At the Philadelphia 76ers' Utah Summer League Roster

You'll watch the Sixers' summer league team to see Jahlil Okafor, but he's not the only player of note on the team's Rocky Mountain Revue roster. The charcoal briquets from yesterday's grilling action haven't even cooled off yet, and we're already knee deep in NBA Summer League action. Let's not kid ourselves, folks: By and large, summer league basketball is painful to watch (though not as bad as preseason football). The pain will be a little less this year, however, as newly-minted Sixer Jahlil Okafor will don his No. 8 PHILA jersey for the first time tomorrow (and hopefully not drop it to...
Blazersedge 8 hours ago

LaMarcus Aldridge Writes Goodbye Letter to Rip City

The forward bids adieu to his fans as he departs from San Antonio Today LaMarcus Aldridge left the Portland Trail Blazers in free agency and committed to sign with the San Antonio Spurs. Behind him he left crushed hopes and a letter to the Blazers fan base, delivered through Oregonian columnist John Canzano in this article. The text of the missive, as relayed by Canzano: Dear Rip City, Thank you! Those two words on a page don't begin to express the gratitude I have for the opportunity the entire Trail Blazers organization, my teammates, the media, and you fans gave me. The past nine years...
Silver Screen and Roll 8 hours ago

Lakers Trade Analysis: Roy Hibbert's acquisition a big win for the Lakers

Despite many opinions to the contrary, the former All-Star center's trade to the Lakers is a good thing for LA The Lakers finally set off some Summer 2015 fireworks with the acquisition of former Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert. The two-time All-Star, set to make $15.5 million in the final year of his contract, has been rumored to be on the outs with Indy for months, who badly wanted Hibbert's deal off of their books. He's the Lakers' first significant acquisition this summer since the NBA Draft, a shocking development given the team's need at almost every position and their bevy of...
Pounding The Rock 9 hours ago

Manu Ginobili likely to return for one more season, per report

Manu hasn't made up his mind yet but reports indicate he will return for the 2015/16 season. With the signing of LaMarcus Aldridge the Spurs will try to convince Manu Ginobili to return for one more season and "it's a safe bet" he will, reports ESPN's Marc Stein. The Spurs surrendered most of their bench in their attempt to land Aldridge and don't have a lot of tools at their disposal to add quality players. Two of their own free agents have left and Cory Joseph could be on his way out to make room for the addition of Aldridge and the return of Tim Duncan. In all likelihood, the Spurs...
Sactown Royalty 11 hours ago

Sacramento Kings reach agreement with Kosto Koufos

The Kings get a solid big man. The Sacramento Kings have reached an agreement with Kosta Koufos, according to ESPN's Marc Stein. Koufos will come to Sacramento on a four-year deal worth $33 million, which is a fantastic price for such a solid big man. That amounts to about $8.25 million per season. The deal also includes a player option on the fourth year. ESPN sources say Kosta Koufos is headed to Sacramento on a four-year deal worth $33 million — Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 5, 2015 Sources say Koufos' deal with the Kings will include a player option after Year 3 that...
Straight Outta Vancouver 11 hours ago

Goodbye To The Best Backup Around

Kosta Koufos is off to Sacramento after inking a four-year, $33 million contract with the Kings. Kosta Koufos has decided to sign a four-year, $33 million deal with the Sacramento Kings. The signing of Brandan Wright — while a great signing — brought an end to Koufos' tenure with the Memphis Grizzlies. He was only in Memphis for two seasons and his minutes weren't big, but his impact was felt. Koufos was traded from Denver, where he was a starter, to Memphis for Darrell Arthur after the 2012-13 season. The trade was a move in the right direction for a team that has never had a real...
Pounding The Rock 12 hours ago

The Spurs got LaMarcus Aldridge. What's next?

After landing their main target, the Spurs still need to round out their roster and don't have a lot of tools at their disposal to do so. The Spurs, for the first time in the Duncan era and maybe ever, got a premier free agent. LaMarcus Aldridge will play in San Antonio for the next four years, validating the moves the front office made to put the franchise in the position to make it happen. The signing raises the talent level on the roster significantly and puts the team in a great place to face the post-Duncan era, whenever it may come. No one knows what the future has in store but this...
Orlando Pinstriped Post 13 hours ago

Kyle O`Quinn to sign with New York Knicks, according to report

The Magic will send the fourth year big man to the Knicks in a sign-and-trade. Finishing up a busy 24-hours, the Orlando Magic agreed in principle to send big man Kyle O`Quinn to the New York Knicks in a sign-and-trade. The deal was first reported by Yahoo! Sports' Adrian Wojnarowski. In the deal, the fourth-year big man will receive a four-year, $16 million dollar contract from the Knicks. In the deal, the New York will send the Magic cash, and the opportunity to swap second round draft picks in the future. O'Quinn, 25, was selected in the second round by the Magic in the 2012 NBA Draft....
Daily Thunder 14 hours ago

Durant talks offseason, rehab and free agency

Kevin Durant dropped by summer league to watch and talk.
Blazersedge 14 hours ago

Amick: Aldridge-Lillard Dynamic Was Complicated

Sam Amick of USAToday Sports shares more on why LaMarcus Aldridge left the Trail Blazers. Sam Amick of USAToday Sports has penned an article explaining some of the reasons LaMarcus Aldridge left the Portland Trail Blazers after a productive 9-year relationship to join the San Antonio Spurs. It's a brilliant and fairly accurate look at the complex dynamic between Aldridge and the organization. The thesis starts with Aldridge feeling a lack of appreciation: For years, the rumblings that Aldridge wasn't happy with his place in the Portland spotlight were always there. First it was Brandon...
Welcome to Loud City 15 hours ago

Mitch McGary shows two sides in Orlando summer league game vs. Hornets

Mitch McGary's solid game took a bad turn after halftime. What exactly happened? If you were to watch the first half of the Thunder's first summer league game then switch channels, you would probably assume that Mitch McGary would continue his dominance through the final two quarters. But if you watched the game from the tipoff to the final buzzer, you would see McGary's "two-sided" game: a notable performance that took a sharp turn after halftime. McGary, the only participating summer league player on the current Thunder roster, was unofficially assigned a role as the leader and star of...

Knicks acquire Kyle O'Quinn at 4 years, $16 million

Another strong defensive big man lands in New York. Wait...we're allowed to have more than one? Even with Robin Lopez in the fold, the New York Knicks still needed to add a little bit of size and defensive gumption. With that in mind, Phil Jackson went out and made a deal for Orlando Magic big man Kyle O'Quinn: Sources: Free agent Kyle O’Quinn has agreed to a four-year, $16M deal with New York. Knicks acquire him in sign-and-trade with Orlando. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 4, 2015 Sources: As part of O'Quinn sign-and-trade, New York will send Orlando cash and the...
Net Income / NetsDaily 15 hours ago

Nets lose in Summer League debut

A late fourth quarter comeback wasn't enough and the Nets summer league entry went down, 81-73, to Memphis in Orlando. After being down by as many as 17 in the second half, the Nets brought it to within seven with a little more than two minutes left, but a 6-3  run by the Grizzlies and Brooklyn went down, 81-73. The Nets got good performances from Cory Jefferson, Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, Cliff Alexander and Ryan Boatright. Jefferson, who looked noticeably stronger, finished iwth 13 points and eight rebounds, the only Net in double figures. RHJ did a bit of stat stuffing with nine points,...
Bright Side Of The Sun 16 hours ago

What now? Suns move on to plan B (or C, or D) after failed attempt to sign Aldridge

The Suns made a commendable push to sign prized free agent LaMarcus Aldridge, but finished as runners up to the Spurs. Sigh. What's next for the Suns roster this summer? It's possible the Suns could take the court this upcoming season with the roster as it is now, and the depth chart would look something like this: PG: Bledsoe/Knight/McNeal SG: Knight/Goodwin/Booker SF: Tucker/Warren PF: Keef/Leuer C: Len/Chandler I see a need for another shooter and another PF, and that's even if they can smooth things over with Keef after the Mook trade, and attempts to sign his replacement. If Keef is...
Denver Stiffs 16 hours ago

NBA Free Agency: LaMarcus Aldridge wants what Tim Duncan, Spurs have

Pretty crazy 4th of July in the NBA world. We had LaMarcus Aldridge make his decision today, with most of the basketball world hanging out at pools and barbeques in celebration of the United States' independance. Some news from around the league: Aldridge joins the Spurs. Bismack Biyambo signed with the Toronto Raptors. JaVale McGee has been rumored to get a phone call with Doc Rivers and the Clippers. And the Lakers are acquiring Roy Hibbert from the Pacers in a salary dump trade by Indiana. The McGee rumors are interesting. He had only been on the radar to the Kings, which made zero...

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