10:00 PM EDT, Fri July 01, 2016
NetsDaily 23 mins ago

Report: Nets have offered Jared Dudley a 2-year deal

According to John Gambadoro, who covers the Phoenix Suns, the Brooklyn Nets have offered Jared Dudley a 2-year, $18 million contract. Jared Dudley has been offered a 2-year deal for $18M from Nets, he will still talk to Suns & Jazz (via @Gambo987). pic.twitter.com/t8GRvlE5pA — Suns Nation (@SunsNation_NBA) July 1, 2016 Dudley, however, will still meet with the Suns and Jazz before accepting any offer from the Nets. The Suns would likely have the advantage here, if they do decide to match any offer (or maybe a hometown discount?), seeing as Dudley has spent 4-plus seasons, 2008-2013,...
NetsDaily 42 mins ago

Deveney: Nets looking at free agent center Jordan Hill

The Brooklyn Nets have had a busy day, signing both Jeremy Lin and center Jordan Hamilton. Now, according to Sean Deveney of Sporting News, the Nets are looking at Pacers free agent center Jordan Hill. Source told SN that 3 teams have expressed interest in Pacers free agent Jordan Hill: the @spurs, @BrooklynNets and @chicagobulls — Sean Deveney (@SeanDeveney) July 2, 2016 Two Jordan's on one team? Hill, 29, has spent last season with the Pacers, after spending the three previous seasons with the Lakers. He averaged 8.8 points and 6.2 rebounds in just over 20 minutes per game last...
Posting and Toasting 58 mins ago

2016 Knicks Free Agency: Some backcourt updates while the Knicks and Joakim Noah dine

Phil Jackson, Steve Mills, Jeff Hornacek, and Clarence Gaines are eating dinner with Joakim Noah at a resort in Orlando as I type this sentence: Phil Jackson and Steve Mills have arrived at posh resort in Disney to see Noah pic.twitter.com/5CmliDAHzW — Marc Berman (@NYPost_Berman) July 1, 2016 We have every reason (a hat) to believe Noah will join the Knicks. We just don't know the contract details -- nothing new has emerged since 21 hours ago, when every reporter heard something about a fully guaranteed, 4-year, $72ish million deal. Perhaps when the meal is done, there will be a...
NetsDaily 1 hour ago

Nets sign Center Justin Hamilton to two-year, $6 million deal

The Nets have received a verbal commitment from big man Justin Hamilton Friday night, Shams Charania of The Vertical reports. Free agent center Justin Hamilton has agreed to a two-year, $6 million deal with the Brooklyn Nets, league source tells The Vertical. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 2, 2016 The Nets were in need of a backup center to Brook Lopez so this fills a need at a reasonable price. Hamilton, a 7' second-round pick in 2012, has played for the Bobcats, Heat and most recently Timberwolves in his two-year career, but didn't play in the 2015-2016 season. He's only...

Lance Thomas discusses his career, free agency, and Renaldo Balkman

Facing Renaldo Balkman in the 2011 Pan Am Games was a turning point for Lance, because sometimes the universe just makes sense. Lance Thomas is about to become a very rich man. The Knicks forward has been contacted by no fewer than nine teams so far: Source: Teams making preliminary inquiries/calls on #Knicks SF Lance Thomas include OKC, ATL, DEN, DET, PHX, ORL, BKN, MIN, & his own NYK. — Josina Anderson (@JosinaAnderson) July 1, 2016 It would seem that the secret is out on our guy Lance. And Mr. Thomas, clever Dukie that he is, made sure to get his name out there on the first day of...
Raptors HQ 2 hours ago

NBA Free Agency: Raptors met with Ryan Anderson this afternoon

Is this the guy the Raptors will sign? While the insanity of the biggest NBA free agency period rages all around us, the Raptors have remained relatively quiet. Sure, they signed DeRozan to a near-max deal, but that was expected. But today, on Canada Day, according to Mark Medina of Los Angeles Daily News, Raptors management met with sweet-shooting forward Ryan Anderson. To my eyes, this news comes after TMZ reported that Dwane Casey had been photographed in the Beverly Whilsire Hotel talking to Meyers Leonard by the way. But I was not prepared to write that up as a story. In any case,...
Kevin O'connor / CelticsBlog 3 hours ago

As Dwight Howard signs with Hawks, first domino falls for Celtics to add Al Horford

Howard's going to Atlanta ... could Horford to Boston be next? Dwight Howard is on his way to the Hawks on a three-year, $70.5 million deal, according to The Vertical's Shams Charania. This has major implications on the Boston Celtics, as they're meeting with Hawks free-agent center Al Horford on Friday night. Evan Turner previously told the Boston Globe that Danny Ainge "seemed confident" at the Celtics' chances of signing Horford, so this news should only bolster the team's level of confidence. The Hawks are far less likely to retain Horford after signing Howard and the Rockets are...
NetsDaily 4 hours ago

Stephon Marbury: Nets signed Jeremy Lin to attract Asian market

"Stephon Marbury" and "Nets" in the same sentence -- is and has been a recipe for disaster ... for a long time. Nothing good ever happened... and "PeaceStar" has done it again. The Chinese Basketball star -- and Beijing icon -- is tweeting about the signing of Jeremy Lin, essentially saying the Nets only signed Lin to tap into the Asian market and fill their "expensive" arena. HAHA!! The #NBA used my man to attract the Asian market. I don't think the money is about basketball. https://t.co/5EkErjsUdF — I AM PEACE STAR (@StarburyMarbury) July 1, 2016 From the beginning. He can play...
Net Income / NetsDaily 4 hours ago

Mazzeo: Brooklyn Nets eyeing Anthony Bennett?

Anthony Bennett spent two days working out with the Nets at the end of May and did very well, according to all reports.  Now, the former overall No. 1 pick is waiting for an NBA team to make him an offer.  Could the Nets be that team? Mike Mazzeo hints that he could be in the Brooklyn picture... Anthony Bennett worked out for the #Nets at a veteran mini camp in the spring, has gotten in better shape and is someone to keep an eye on. — Mike Mazzeo (@MazzESPN) July 1, 2016 A member of Team Canada, Bennett is currently in Manila, awaiting the start of the FIBA Olympic Qualifying...
Blazersedge 5 hours ago

TMZ: Meyers Leonard Being Courted By Toronto Raptors

As free agency rolls through its first day, we see the first signs of interest in Portland Trail Blazers big man Meyers Leonard. TMZ gave a rare non-Damian-Lillard-oriented Portland Trail Blazers exclusive this morning, showing pictures of Meyers Leonard meeting with Toronto Raptors head coach Dwayne Casey. Leonard is a restricted free agent, and his services are expected to be in demand. The Blazers have the right to match any offer he gets, and can go over the salary cap to do so. Here NBA's Meyers Leonard -- Courted By Raptors Coach ... In Bev Hills Meeting (PHOTO)...

Trust the hat: Joakim Noah is a Knick

We don't yet know the terms, but Noah is coming to New York. In the beginning, there was Porzingod. But the NBA world was wicked, and so Porzingod called upon his disciple, Noah: "Put on thy Knicks hat, and take to Instagram, I command thee!" And, lo, Noah did obey. Jah bless A photo posted by Joakim Noah (@stickity13) on Jul 1, 2016 at 12:07pm PDT That would seem to make it official: Joakim Noah is a Knick. His longtime teammate, Taj Gibson, has already bid farewell on Twitter: Happy for my brother Joakim he deserves every cent. Love bro — Taj Gibson (@TajGibson22) July 1,...
CelticsBlog 6 hours ago

Evan Turner leaves Boston Celtics for Portland Trail Blazers on 4-year, $70 million deal

Celtics sixth man Evan Turner will be taking his talents to the PDX, as he signs a lucrative 4 year $70 million deal with the Portland Trail Blazers. Evan Turner finally cashed in Friday, as he agreed to a 4-year $70 million deal with the Portland Trail Blazers per The Vertical's Adrian Wojnarowski. After 5th in Sixth Man of the Year voting this season, Turner set himself up for a big free agent market and received an average annual salary of $17.5 million, or 18.6 percent of the cap. Turner will likely start at small forward for Portland after Chandler Parsons reportedly chose the Memphis...
CelticsBlog 6 hours ago

Boston Celtics Daily Links 7/1/16

All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald  Celtics guard goes hard at recruiting Kevin Durant Bulpett: Celtics ready to make a run at Kevin Durant, Al Horford Isaiah Thomas happy to pitch Celtics to NBA’s biggest free agents AP source: Jerryd Bayless gets 3 years, $27M from 76ers Jaylen Brown gets in first Celtics workout ahead of summer league Hassan Whiteside makes his decision: He's staying in Miami AP Source: Mozgov agrees with Lakers for 4 years, $64 mill Bulpett: Celtics' interest in Al Horford not dependent on Kevin Durant Globe  Boston's backup plans for...
CelticsBlog 7 hours ago

Free Agency Rumor: Celtics will offer Al Horford max contract

Celtics flying out to meet with Al Horford and offer him a max contract tonight. Steve Bulpett reports that the Celtics meeting with Al Horford will happen tonight and that the Celtics will be offering him a full max contract. Bulpett: Celtics' interest in Al Horford not dependent on Kevin Durant | Boston Herald There had been talk during the season that perhaps the Hawks’ center, who turned 30 last month, wasn’t worth that level of a deal. But the Celts have apparently come around on that, and at four years for a little more than $113 million, he’d easily fit into their salary...
Raptors HQ 7 hours ago

The Raptors wish everyone Happy Canada Day!

Happy Canada Day everyone! What better way to spend it than by watching all these wild Free Agency things going down? The Raptors have already struck gold in this year's Free Agency period, namely because they were able to re-sign All Star swingman DeMar DeRozan to a five year, $145M contract. They were able to keep their All Star, Olympic backcourt intact, and will now lok to build off of last year's trip to the Eastern Conference Finals. But, as we celebrate Free Agency, let's also celebrate Canada Day! Happy Canada Day!!! #JYD2Point0 #TeamCarroll #StayPositive #RTZ #WeTheNorth...
Liberty Ballers 7 hours ago

Sixers Forward Timothe Luwawu Gets Introduced to Wawa

Wawa > Sheetz The French contingent of the Sixers draft class just so happens to share some name resemblance with a Philadelphia-area staple. Timothe Luwawu hasn't discussed if he prefers it to Sheetz yet, but he made his way to Wawa this afternoon. Missing a few letters... damn @ChristianCrosby pic.twitter.com/YaCRiVNodp — Timothe Luwawu C (@timcabs) July 1, 2016 We'll have to work on getting the intel on what Luwawu's first order at Wawa entailed -- you can never go wrong with a meatball sandwich and some store-brand iced tea -- but nice to see him acclimating to the culture of his...
Liberty Ballers 7 hours ago

NBA Free Agency: Sixers to Sign Jerryd Bayless to Three-Year Deal

Bryan Colangelo snags his first veteran. The first shoe has dropped. Bryan Colangelo went out and got the Sixers a point guard, agreeing to terms with 27-year-old Jerryd Bayless this afternoon. Associated Press writer Jon Krawczynski had the scoop: AP Source: 76ers agree to terms with Jerryd Bayless on 3 year, $27M deal — Jon Krawczynski (@APkrawczynski) July 1, 2016 All things considered, not too shabby! Bayless has been a solid, if inconsistent shooter from downtown throughout his career, having knocked down almost 44 percent of his threes on 4.4 attempts per game in Milwaukee last...
Liberty Ballers 8 hours ago

Get Your Liberty Ballers Apparel Tickets And For The Basketball Tournament

The jerseys and t-shirts are so fresh, so clean. The last time we provided you with an update on the Liberty Ballers and The Basketball Tournament, we were still fighting for an opportunity to get in. As of Friday, we are just 16 days away from our first game at Philadelphia University. People always seem to ask about Liberty Ballers apparel, and through The Basketball Tournament, you'll now be able to own some. TBT is selling the same jerseys and shorts the players will be wearing on the court, as well as t-shirts, and they are all super fresh. .@Liberty_Ballers Uniforms #TBT2016...
NetsDaily 8 hours ago

Are the Nets looking at a Kris Humphries reunion?

The Brooklyn Nets are active -- like, really, really active -- as the start of 2016 NBA free agency hit this morning. After getting a Jeremy Lin deal done, among other contacts, workouts and rumors. Among those rumors and reports is one from Shams Charania of The Vertical who is reporting that the Nets are one of 8-10 teams who have reached out to power forward Kris Humphries. Sources: Hawks, Nets, T'Wolves, Spurs and Hornets among 8-10 teams to contact free agent Kris Humphries. He'll decide once market clears. — Shams Charania (@ShamsCharania) July 1, 2016 Of course, as you...

Notes from Day 2 of Knicks Summer League practice

Cleanthony Early is hurt. Ron is Ron. We all know by now that Cleanthony Early can't catch a break, but this is getting ridiculous: Knicks say Cleanthony Early did not practice with the summer league team today due to a strained left hamstring. They say he is day-to-day. — Ian Begley (@IanBegley) June 30, 2016 The Knicks forward has battled knee problems and a friggin' gunshot wound during his two years with the team. New York did not tender him a qualifying offer on Thursday, which officially makes him an unrestricted free agent. That won't really help much if he can't get on the...

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