11:02 PM EDT, Sun July 05, 2015
Net Income / NetsDaily 2 hours ago

Woj: Alan Anderson a "priority" for Nets

The Nets came into the off-season with four free agents, two of whom, Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young, agreed to sign on the first day of free agency. The Nets tendered a qualifying offer of $4.21 million to Mirza Teletovic, giving the Nets the right to match any offer he gets in the coming week or two.  That leaves Alan Anderson, who opted out of a $1.3 million contract at the last minute on June 29. Now, Adrian Wojnarowski tweets the Nets want him back... Keeping free agent Alan Anderson remains a priority for the Nets, league sources tell Yahoo. He's a popular bench target for...
CelticsBlog 2 hours ago

Rumor: Brandon Bass to sign with the Lakers

The Los Angeles Lakers were unsuccessful in their efforts to court top-of-the-line players such as LaMarcus Aldridge, Greg Monroe and DeAndre Jordan this summer. But after acquiring Indiana Pacers big man Roy Hibbert on Saturday afternoon, Boston's long-time rivals added depth to their front line in the form of Celtics free agent forward Brandon Bass. According to Yahoo Sports' Marc J. Spears, Bass is expected to agree to a deal with Los Angeles sometime within the next few days. But, as TNT sideline reporter and NBA.com scribe David Aldridge reports, the terms of Bass' new contract will...
Liberty Ballers 5 hours ago

NBA Free Agency: Lakers Add Roy Hibbert, Lou Williams

After striking out on all of their top free agents, the Lakers appear to have reached agreements with Indiana for a trade to absorb Roy Hibbert's contract and with free agent Lou Williams. Lou Williams and Roy Hibbert are headed to Los Angeles to play for the 2015-16 Lakers, according to NBA news gods Adrian Wojnarowski and Marc Stein. The Lakers actively pursued many big name free agents this offseason, holding high profile meetings with LaMarcus Aldridge and DeAndre Jordan, as well as courting second tier big men, Robin Lopez and Greg Monroe. Aldridge has announced his intent to sign with...
Net Income / NetsDaily 6 hours ago

Windhorst: Cavs talking to Nets about Joe Johnson

ESPN's Brian Windhorst reports that the Nets and Cavaliers are talkiing about a trade that would sent Joe Johnson to Cleveland for Brendan Haywood's $10.2 million non-guaranteed contract and other assets, possibly Anderson Varejao. Cavs considering a trade for Joe Johnson according to sources: http://espn.go.com/nba/story/_/id/13202763/cleveland-cavaliers-interested-joe-johnson-brooklyn-nets …— Brian Windhorst (@WindhorstESPN) July 5, 2015 Specifically, Windhorst writes... The Cleveland Cavaliers are considering trading for Brooklyn Nets star Joe Johnson with their Brendan Haywood...
CelticsBlog 6 hours ago

The grass is still greener in Boston, Celtics have it better than other teams

Just because there are no fireworks doesn't mean the sky is falling. Since the draft I've been the captain of the USS Mopey battleship.  I think I have some cause to be concerned but at the same time I can step back and take inventory of our situation and still be cautiously encouraged.  At least part of that comes from comparing our team's current state with other NBA franchises. As a baseline, the Boston Celtics still have a big market with a passionate fan base.  That allows Wyc and a solid group of owners a sweet local cable deal and gives them further incentive to stick around and...
Raptors HQ 9 hours ago

Despite free agent misses, Masai has plenty of ways to improve the Raptors

With the dreams of adding Wesley Matthews or LaMarcus Aldridge now dead, it's unlikely the Raptors will make another huge free agent splash. But that doesn't mean they're out of ways to improve. In the hours after DeMarre Carroll agreed to join the Raptors on a 4-year / $60 million contract on July 1st, the possibilities seemed endless for what the Raptors could soon look like. LaMarcus Aldridge had spurned the Lakers and had already been swooned by an unexpected contender for his services in the Suns; with a meeting with Toronto still scheduled, there remained a glimmer of hope that he...
Net Income / NetsDaily 10 hours ago

Report: Nets pick will not play in Summer Leagues

Juan Pablo Vaulet, who the Nets traded for on Draft Night, will not play in either summer league after injuring his ankle and knee, according to media reports in his native Argentina. He will have travel to the US to meet with team officials. Ole, the big Argentine sports site, reports Vaulet has informed the Nets. He will be sidelined at least a month.  Vaulet, a 6'6" swingman, played well in the first and second games of the FIBA U19  tournament in Greece, then pulled himself in Game 3.  He has missed four straight games since then. According to Ole, Vaulet injured himself before he...
Net Income / NetsDaily 11 hours ago

NetsDaily Off-Season Report No. 9

Quite the week and who knows, by the time this gets posted, there could be more changes.  The Nets had, by most estimates, a terrific draft. Then, on Day 1 of free agency, they wrapped up their two biggest targets, their own free agents Brook Lopez and Thaddeus Young. They also moved on meeting their overall goal of getting quicker, more athletic by signing Thomas Robinson and Shane Larkin, aged 24 and 22, then adding Ryan Boatright, also 22, on a partial guarantee.  We'll break it all down here and now. They still need to bring down their luxury tax exposure, not just for business...
Posting and Toasting 12 hours 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...
Liberty Ballers 14 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...

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....

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 Jul 4, 2015

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,...
NetsDaily Jul 4, 2015

NBA Summer League Thread: Brooklyn Nets vs. Memphis Grizzlies. 5:00 PM

Happy 4th of July and happy start to the NBA Summer League. The official kick-off in Orlando happened on Saturday morning and a full day of action closes Saturday evening with the Brooklyn Nets squaring off against the Orlando Magic. The Nets' Summer League roster consists of 19 players, many of whom are intriguing, to say the least. From rookies, like Rondae Hollis-Jefferson, to second-year players, like Markel Brown, to veterans, like Earl Clark, to the coach's son, Austin Hollins. Plenty of interesting names and players who can certainly not only make the final 15-man roster but who can...
Raptors HQ Jul 4, 2015

NBA Free Agency Review: Toronto's $60 Million Dollar Man, DeMarre Carroll

As the dust settles after an absolutely bonkers period of free agency, I try to take a look at how DeMarre Carroll fits into the Raptors' plans. Everyone had a chance to gather their breath a little bit? The Raptors got off to a relatively early start during a crazy period of player movement in the NBA by signing DeMarre Carroll to a 4 Year, $60 Million contract. As many outlets reported Carroll was so blown away by the Raptors' pitch (I'm sure the dollar amount had something to do with that), he actually ended up cancelling the remainder of his meetings. Demarre Carroll...
CelticsBlog Jul 4, 2015

Boston Celtics Daily Links 7/4/15

All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald  Celtics Notebook: Young excels with 2nd helping Phil Pressey wants Celtics to noticeAP sources: Kings agree to deals with Rondo, Belinelli AP source: Magic agree to new 4-year deal with Tobias Harris Hammon to become 1st female head coach of NBA summer league Globe  NBA notebook: Rajon Rondo, Sacramento Kings strike a deal Celtics’ Phil Pressey to play in summer leagues CelticsBlog  Early signs encouraging on James Young ESPN  Summer school: A primer to Celtics summer leagueLex Nihil Novi  Vin Baker Wants Bigger...
Raptors HQ Jul 4, 2015

NBA Free Agency: Raptors sign Bismack Biyombo to 2-Year $6 million deal

Masai Ujiri continues to make moves, this time signing big man Bismack Biyombo to add front court depth. The Toronto Raptors aren't doing signing players yet! After signing DeMarre Carroll on Canada Day, the team has inked one of the more active rebounders and defenders in the free agency market for a relatively cheap price. The great Woj dropped the bomb this Saturday afternoon: Free agent center Bismack Biyombo has agreed to a two-year, $6 million deal with the Toronto Raptors, league sources tell Yahoo Sports. — Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 4, 2015 At only 22-years...

Sixers Free Agency Rumor Thread: *Crickets*

Happy July 4th! Let's sign no one. I trust you're all watching Brandon Davies dominate the Orlando Summer League (remember when I sort of convinced you why he HAD to make the team?) and ramming hot dogs in your mouth. Just taking a quick break to give y'all an update on NBA Free Agency and what the Sixers have been doing. First, the Sixers: OK, probably not, because #HinkieDon'tSleep, but the Sixers are wildly out of the running for every free agent thus far. They're like the smallest kid at Thanksgiving dinner who gets boxed out by all his older cousins at the buffet and is left...
Rufus on Fire Jul 4, 2015

Toronto Raptors sign Hornets center Bismack Biyombo to team-friendly deal

It's official: Bismack Biyombo is no longer a Hornet. Free agency keeps getting worse for the Charlotte Hornets. The Toronto Raptors have signed center Bismack Biyombo to a two-year, $6 million deal. Biyombo became an unrestricted free agent when the Hornets decided against extending him a qualifying offer last week, and there was some belief the team wanted flexibility but intended to bring him back. We now know that was not the case. This is frustrating, as Biyombo's qualifying offer was just $4.05 million. His cap hold did nothing to the Hornets' ability to make moves in free agency, as...
Liberty Ballers Jul 4, 2015

76 Reasons Why The 76ers Are The Most American Team In Sports

On the 239th anniversary of the country's declaration of independence from Britannia, we list 76 reasons why the 76ers are the most American team. It might be a bit of a stretch. 1. The 76ers are named not after any tangible thing other than the year 1776, the year America declared its independence. 2. While usually referred to as Sixers in short, that also invokes a very American thing: shortening things to make them easier to convey! 3. Keeping with the American theme, the team's colors are red, white, and blue. Again, because Philadelphia and America. 4. Just forget that whole time...

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