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Lakers Nation

NBA Free Agency News: Lakers Sign Undrafted North Carolina Point Guard Joel Berry II

The Los Angeles Lakers have signed undrafted North Carolina Tar Heels guard Joel Berry II, the team announced...

ClutchPoints

RUMOR: Los Angeles Lakers confident they’ll land Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard in free agency

The San Antonio Spurs finally pulled the trigger on a trade that sent All-Star forward Kawhi Leonard to the Toronto Raptors in a blockbuster deal that landed them All-Star guard DeMar DeRozan. This has also shifted in the direction of the Los Angeles Lakers’ interest in landing the 27-year old as there has been a […] The post RUMOR: Los Angeles Lakers confident they’ll land Raptors’ Kawhi Leonard in free agency appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Behind the Buck Pass

Milwaukee Bucks: 3 possible veteran minimum free agent targets

With the potential for an open roster spot, who could the Milwaukee Bucks look to target in the veteran minimum salary range of the remaining free agents? With the Jabari Parker era in Milwaukee coming to a close over the weekend, the Milwaukee Bucks’ last major free agency decision was made. Combined with the signings […] Milwaukee Bucks: 3 possible veteran minimum free agent targets - Behind the Buck Pass - Behind the Buck Pass - A Milwaukee Bucks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinions and More

Lakers Nation

NBA Trade Rumors: Spurs, Raptors Seriously Discussing Trade Involving Kawhi Leonard And DeMar DeRozan

With the Las Vegas Summer League now wrapped up and NBA free agency largely at a crawl, the biggest storyline...

Lakers Nation

NBA Rumors: Masai Ujiri Hopes To Convince Kawhi Leonard On Re-Signing With Raptors In 2019 Free Agency

Although Kawhi Leonard made it clear that he sought a trade to the Los Angeles Lakers, the San Antonio Spurs were...

Liberty Ballers

What comes next for the Sixers following Nemanja Bjelica’s decision?

To be honest, I understand the impulse not to come to America right now. Despite coming up empty on the star hunt, many people considered Philadelphia’s offseason a moderate success thanks to a forward-thinking draft night trade and a series of reasonably priced moves to deepen the rotation. Now, with yesterday’s news that Nemanja Bjelica is going back on his agreement to sign with the Sixers and will instead stay in Europe, that depth is already called into question. Given how late in the free agency game this curveball came at the Sixers, there are limited options still available on...

Welcome to Loud City

Raptors make their own ‘PG’ gamble with Kawhi

Will the bet pay off for Toronto as it did for OKC? Here we are again. A superstar small forward with a year left on his contract informs his team he no longer wants to play there, and would rather play for the league’s glitziest franchise. Said glitzy franchise, the Los Angeles Lakers, offers only a pittance to trade for the superstar, confident that he’ll join in free agency next summer anyways. So another franchise swoops in, confident in their ability to sell the superstar on their franchise in the one year they have him for. So it was with Paul George and Oklahoma City last year,...

The Republican

Marcus Smart free agency: Boston Celtics engaged with agent on four-year deal

The Boston Celtics are reportedly engaged with Marcus Smart's agent on a four-year deal.

CelticsBlog

Boston Celtics daily links 7/18/18

All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald Done deal: Leonard goes to Raptors, DeRozan goes to Spurs Globe Spurs trade Kawhi Leonard to Raptors for DeMar DeRozan What the Kawhi Leonard deal means for Celtics, teams involved, and NBA as a whole Talks between Celtics and Marcus Smart ‘going in the right direction’ Spurs, Raptors reportedly agree to trade with Kawhi Leonard, DeMar DeRozan NBA free agency: Celtics, Marcus Smart reportedly engaged in contract talks CelticsBlog CelticsBlog roundtable: when will Jayson Tatum be the face of the franchise? How the Kawhi...

Orlando Magic Daily

What the Orlando Magic didn’t do in free agency

For the most part, the Orlando Magic had a quiet free agency. Their lack of activity has left plenty of holes on the roster. And plenty more questions to answer. The Orlando Magic were not in a position to make a splash in free agency. Orlando did not have the roster to attract a star. […] What the Orlando Magic didn’t do in free agency - Orlando Magic Daily - Orlando Magic Daily - An Orlando Magic Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Behind the Buck Pass

Milwaukee Bucks: How does the future cap situation look after free agency?

With the majority of their free agency activity wrapped up for another year, what does the Milwaukee Bucks’ long-term cap situation look like and what are the paths to them improving the roster? With Jabari Parker now a Chicago Bulls player, and the mid-level exception (MLE) and bi-annual exception (BAE) used on Ersan Ilyasova and […] Milwaukee Bucks: How does the future cap situation look after free agency? - Behind the Buck Pass - Behind the Buck Pass - A Milwaukee Bucks Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinions and More

NetsDaily

Sean Marks extolls possibilities for 2019 as he tempers expectations for 2018

Sean Marks discussed the moves Brooklyn made during this summer’s free agency. Most of it sounds like a strategic setup for the summer of 2019. Asked about how he feels about Brooklyn’s current situation, with draft picks and cap space, Sean Marks laughed and told reporters, “Well, it beats the alternative.” It was perhaps the first signal of Marks recognizing that he has finally normalized the Brooklyn Nets after years of basketball purgatory ... or worse. Marks held a press conference Tuesday at HSS Training Center to address free agency on Tuesday. Despite some excitement and...

Thunderous Intentions

3 sharp shooters OKC Thunder must target via trade or free agency

The OKC Thunder have a definitive need for more shooting, here’s three snipers who should be on Sam Presti’s short list. Heading into the new season, the OKC Thunder need to address their need for more shooting. With Paul George, Patrick Patterson and Alex Abrines the only legitimate threats from deep, Oklahoma City need to […] 3 sharp shooters OKC Thunder must target via trade or free agency - Thunderous Intentions - Thunderous Intentions - An Oklahoma City Thunder Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

Lakers Nation

NBA Trade Rumors: Lakers Have ‘Given Up’ On Kawhi Leonard Trade

Both the 2018 NBA Draft and start of free agency were accompanied by plenty of intrigue and speculation over how...

ClutchPoints

Where the LeBron James Lakers rank among all 30 NBA teams

The Los Angeles Lakers recently won the LeBron James Sweepstakes after they acquired the Hall-of-Fame-bound forward in free agency. With one stroke of the pen, the biggest free-agent signing in Lakers history since Shaquille O’Neal in 1996, elevated L.A. to the ranks of championship contenders before James even dribbled once at the Staples Center. Much […] The post Where the LeBron James Lakers rank among all 30 NBA teams appeared first on ClutchPoints.

Hoops Habit

San Antonio Spurs: 3 reasons Kawhi Leonard should sign the supermax

With free agency winding down, the San Antonio Spurs and Kawhi Leonard are the leading providers of offseason drama. Having just become eligible for a supermax contract, he should strongly consider a possible Spurs offer. Free agents have come and gone, remaining with old teams or signing with new ones. LeBron James, Paul George and […] San Antonio Spurs: 3 reasons Kawhi Leonard should sign the supermax - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

CelticsBlog

Welcome to deep summer thoughts with CelticsBlog

No NBA playoffs and no summer league make me something something. The NBA season is such a blur and the offseason has lately filled up our hours and this blog with tremendous content. We were a game away from the Finals then all of a sudden the draft was upon us and then free agency started and Summer League showed up and my head is still kind of spinning. Leaving Las Vegas tends to have a sobering effect on the offseason though. The scribes gather their things and head home and teams, players, and agents head back home to regroup or rethink their next steps. We’re still waiting on word...

The Sixer Sense

Sixers being aggressive in their GM search

The Philadelphia 76ers are going after some big names in their general manager search. As free agency wraps up, it’s time for the Philadelphia 76ers to focus on completing their front office. Brett Brown has filled in admirably after the Bryan Colangelo firing, but keeping the coach in that position full-time isn’t always ideal. After […] Sixers being aggressive in their GM search - The Sixer Sense - The Sixer Sense - A Philadelphia 76ers Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

The J-Notes

Utah Jazz: Building my ultimate Jazz BIG3 3-on-3 squad

If I were fielding a team of Utah Jazz alums in an effort to win the next BIG3 season, here’s how I would round out the crew. Without question, the summer season is the wasteland of the professional basketball calendar. Sure, we have the NBA Finals in June, after which the Draft and free agency […] Utah Jazz: Building my ultimate Jazz BIG3 3-on-3 squad - The J-Notes - The J-Notes - A Utah Jazz Fan Site - News, Blogs, Opinion and More

SportsDay

Here's what Yogi Ferrell's potential new contract with the Mavs might look like

Eddie Sefko, Mavericks beat writer for SportsDayDFW.com and The Dallas Morning News, answered questions about the team during a live chat recently. Here are some highlights.Question: What will Yogi Ferrell's new contract look like?Sefko: Good question. The worst thing an NBA team can do is bid against itself in free agency. If the market isn't out there for Ferrell, it makes no sense for the Mavericks to overpay him. This is where agents go out and find a market, figure out the right dollars and then lay out the possibilities to the Mavericks and see what they want to do. My gut tells me...

Hoops Habit

2018 NBA free agency grades: Shabazz Napier joins the Nets

Shabazz Napier returns to his Northeast roots by signing with the Brooklyn Nets. Here’s an early look at the deal and a final grade. The Brooklyn Nets and scrappy guard Shabazz Napier look to turn a corner in the 2018-19 season. At least, that’s what it looks like as both sides have come to an […] 2018 NBA free agency grades: Shabazz Napier joins the Nets - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

Hoops Habit

2018 NBA free agency grades: Cavaliers bring back Channing Frye

The Cleveland Cavaliers are bringing back veteran Channing Frye for the 2018-19 season. Here’s a look at the grade for the signing. The post-LeBron James era continues with the Cleveland Cavaliers, as the organization is bringing back veteran forward Channing Frye. Frye and the Cavaliers have come to terms on a one-year, $2.4 million deal, […] 2018 NBA free agency grades: Cavaliers bring back Channing Frye - Hoops Habit - Hoops Habit - NBA News, Rumors, Analysis, Opinion and Stats

SFGate

NBA free-agent bargains found — and those still out there

Even after roughly $1.5 billion in contracts were finalized during the first two weeks of free agency, there is still plenty of shopping for NBA teams to do over the coming weeks. Most of it will be for bargains. The biggest deals of the NBA summer — like Chris Paul, Paul George and LeBron James getting contracts that will pay them a combined $450 million over the next four years — almost certainly are done. A blockbuster trade involving San Antonio’s Kawhi Leonard still can happen, and at some point, Carmelo Anthony’s exit from Oklahoma City,...

Lakers Nation

Lakers Rumors: LeBron James Not Participating In Team USA Minicamp In Las Vegas

While LeBron James has made endless headlines leading up NBA free agency and since signing a four-year, $153...

Lakers Nation

Lakers Podcast: LeBron James Visits Summer League; Examining Potential Starting Lineups & Rotations

The Los Angeles Lakers made the biggest move of the summer by signing LeBron James in free agency. They shocked...

CelticsBlog

Boston Celtics daily links 7/16/18

All the Celtics news you need in one convenient place. Herald Free agency turning into bargain hunting for NBA clubs Celtics notebook: Guerschon Yabusele dazzles in Vegas finale Bulpett: Sixers coach Brett Brown always has an eye on rival Celtics Robert Williams, Celts don’t see rookie’s injury as long-term Globe Marcus Smart, Jabari Bird, and the Celtics’ other looming roster decisions Celtics’ summer run ends in quarterfinals For LeBron James and Tyronn Lue, a quick chat, a few laughs and new directions Celtics sign guard Walt Lemon Jr. to two-way contract CelticsBlog Part...

Bright Side Of The Sun

Locked On Suns Monday: Final offseason Twitter mailbag

We take your questions one final time this summer to discuss Summer League, free agency and next season’s outlook for the Suns. On today’s episode, we dive into Twitter one final time for the summer to take listener questions in a mailbag reviewing the offseason. Questions based on topics such as: Expectations for Deandre Ayton What we know about Brandon Knight and his outlook for 2018-19 Decision time for Dragan Bender and Marquese Chriss Possibilities at point guard and forward in the summer of 2019 How the Suns can create financial flexibility next year We’ll be back with guest...

Lakers Podcast: Kawhi Leonard, LeBron James, Paul George Trade, Who L.A. Would Have To Give Up

It’s a well-known fact that the Los Angeles Lakers are searching for superstars. President of basketball operations Magic Johnson and general manager Rob Pelinka have painstakingly cleared cap space to make a push for one in free agency this summer. But

Lakers Podcast: Kawhi Leonard Trade Scenarios, Julius Randle’s Free Agency & More

Since the Los Angeles Lakers have been hoping to find a star to join their young core, could they make a push and trade for San Antonio Spurs star Kawhi Leonard? The Lakers are always near the center of the rumor mill, and with tension brewing between Leo

LN News Feed: How DeMarcus Cousins’ Achilles Injury Impacts NBA Trade Deadline, Free Agency

Injuries are a part of sports, but that doesn’t make them any easier to tolerate. Unfortunately, New Orleans Pelicans big man DeMarcus Cousins suffered a torn Achilles on Friday night in a win over the Houston Rockets, and the ramifications will be far-re