3:06 AM EDT, Tue July 07, 2015
Boston Herald 2 hours ago
Celtics beat: Ainge must keep eyes on Celtics future

Celtics beat: Ainge must keep eyes on Celtics future

SALT LAKE CITY — Their free agent work essentially completed last week, the Celtics have been digging in for the next round in the NBA’s summer sweepstakes.Trade season unofficially commences when clubs find out what they can, and, more importantly, cannot, get in free agency. And the Celts, with draft picks and young bodies and trade exceptions, are ready to play.Making his current roster better is probably Danny Ainge’s second goal during this time.The first goal?Don’t do anything stupid.
Net Income / NetsDaily 6 hours ago
Is LeBron James behind Cavs interest in Joe Johnson?

Is LeBron James behind Cavs interest in Joe Johnson?

Whatever LeBron wants, LeBron gets ... or does he?  But suffice it to say, he wants Joe Johnson. Terry Pluto of the Cleveland Plain-Dealer, a veteran LeBron James watcher, hints that the discussion of Joe Johnson for the non-guaranteed contract of Brendan Haywood and the injured Anderson Varejao starts with the game's best player, who is also a free agent at the moment. "For what it's worth, I've heard that LeBron James likes Johnson's game," writes Pluto in a lengthy discussion of the basketball and business sides of the proposed trade (which would also likely include the draft rights to...
Raptors HQ 9 hours ago

NBA Free Agency Rumour: Raptors interested in Carlos Boozer?

The Toronto Raptors may add front court help in Carlos Boozer, a power forward on his last legs. The Toronto Raptors have been having a productive off-season. But after signing Delon Wright, DeMarre Carroll and now Cory Joseph, the team still needs to find a replacement for Amir Johnson. With the free agent market drying up like the Sahara desert, it looks like GM Masai Ujiri may have no choice but to start looking at past-their-prime names like...Carlos Boozer? According to Chris Broussard on Twitter, things are happening: Sources: Carlos Boozer is in on-going conversations with LAC, SA,...
Posting and Toasting 17 hours ago

Kristaps Porzingis will not play in EuroBasket, but Willy Hernangomez will

On one hand, it's fun to watch Knicks play in international competition. On the other hand, it's nerve-racking to see a Knick risk injury wearing another uniform, especially when he's 19 and kinda frail and hopefully the future of the franchise. On that note: Kristaps Porzingis will not play Eurobasket for Latvia — Latvian ball (@LatviaBasket) July 6, 2015 Bummer, but understandable and probably Knicks-approved. That makes 0 Knicks currently under contract who'll play in EuroBasket, since Jose Calderon is sitting out for Spain. I don't think Louis Labeyrie will make the French...

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philly.com 18 hours ago

The Broad View: Jahlil Okafor's Debut

First round pick Jahlil Okafor is set to make his summer league debut Monday. On today's The Broad View, the Inquirer's Mike Sielski wonders how he will fit in with the Sixers this season.
Toronto Sun Jul 6, 2015
Pickering's Cory Joseph picks Raptors

Pickering's Cory Joseph picks Raptors

Masai Ujiri said earlier this year he had no doubt the Raptors would land an impact Canadian during his tenure as general manager, but citizenship is far from the only reason Cory Joseph becomes that guy.
Boston Herald Jul 6, 2015

Celtics Notebook: Brandon Bass set to sign with Lakers

SALT LAKE CITY — One of the steadiest Celtics since the Paul Pierce/Kevin Garnett era has found a new place of employment relatively quickly. According to a Yahoo Sports report last night, Brandon Bass has reached agreement with the Lakers, on a deal that awaits finalization of other Los Angeles business.
Boston Herald Jul 6, 2015
Kelly Olynyk’s summer school

Kelly Olynyk’s summer school

SALT LAKE CITY — Brad Stevens’ attempt to improve the Celtics’ offseason culture has resonated with Kelly Olynyk.The 7-foot forward, a fixture in Waltham throughout pre-draft workouts and the summer league team’s minicamp, simply moved west with the caravan.Olynyk ran through a few pick-and-roll and shooting drills with the coach and assistant Jay Larranaga before the team’s practice yesterday at Energy Solutions Arena.
philly.com Jul 5, 2015

Rebuilding Sixers to show glimpses of new team in Summer League

No. 3 draft pick Jahlil Okafor will complement D-League talent in Sixers’ matches.

Sending Joe Johnson to Cavs could save $60M for Nets

ORLANDO, Fla. — The Nets could have a potential taker for Joe Johnson’s massive expiring contract, but trading him would have its own set of costs. According to an ESPN.com...
New York Daily News Jul 5, 2015
Nets could trade Joe Johnson to Cavaliers: report

Nets could trade Joe Johnson to Cavaliers: report

Joe Johnson once accused LeBron James of flopping in a close playoff game between the Nets and Heat.
Toronto Sun Jul 5, 2015
Lakers sign former Raptors guard Lou Williams

Lakers sign former Raptors guard Lou Williams

Free-agent guard Lou Williams, the NBA's Sixth Man of the Year in 2014-2015, agreed to a three-year, $21 million contract with the Los Angeles Lakers, multiple media outlets reported Sunday.
philly.com Jul 5, 2015

Deal with Kings is Sixers' latest talent upgrade

The 76ers fleeced the Sacramento Kings last week in one of the most lopsided trades in recent NBA history. They acquired the shooter they coveted in Nik Stauskas, two veteran post players in Jason Thompson and Carl Landry, a 2018 protected first-round pick and the option to swap 2016 and 2017 first-rounders, all in exchange for recent second-round acquisitions Arturas Gudaitis (47th overall) and Luka Mitrovic (60th).
philly.com Jul 5, 2015

Okafor, Sixers begin summer-league play

Jahlil Okafor hasn't played five-on-five since his Duke team won the national championship in April, and his first chance to do so as a 76er will be in the Utah Summer League on Monday night.
philly.com Jul 5, 2015

Okafor taking small, quick steps

Jahlil Okafor learned it by the end of the second day, if he hadn't known it already: The 76ers will run you. They want to play fast, and they want their players to get from one end to the floor fast, and, if you're Okafor, they will want you to establish position in the post fast. So by 1 p.m. Friday, when another day of the Sixers' first summer minicamp was winding down and the pell-mell pace of practice had slowed, Okafor, like the rest of the players in camp, was dragging.

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