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Democrats on budget committee complain about arena hearing (Yahoo Sports)

Minority Democrats on the Legislature’s budget committee aren’t happy with a hearing on a bill that would lay out financing for new Milwaukee Bucks arena. Current Bucks owners and former owner Herb Kohl have pledged to cover the rest. Republicans who control the budget committee held a hearing on the bill Monday with invited speakers.

Posted on 6 July 2015 @ 5:32 pm

Big moves made, but dealing isn’t done in NBA free agency (Yahoo Sports)

LeBron James is available. LaMarcus Aldridge came off the board Saturday when he committed to San Antonio, highlighting the holiday weekend fireworks. DeAndre Jordan had already decided on Dallas, placing two of this year’s biggest prizes deep in the heart of Texas.

Posted on 6 July 2015 @ 2:15 pm

Jazz got next: Utah hosts 1st summer league since 2008 (Yahoo Sports)

While the Utah Jazz Summer League may not have the recent history of the Orlando version or be the massive undertaking that is the Las Vegas event, it’s back – and appears will be around for a while. This year’s four-day session that begins Monday features former power Boston going through a rebuild, San Antonio a year from winning the title and a 76ers team stocked with recent lottery picks. Yes, the Rocky Mountain Revue has officially returned under a new title for the first time since 2008.

Posted on 6 July 2015 @ 7:27 am

AP source: Kings, Casspi agree to 2-year, $6 million deal (Yahoo Sports)

A person with knowledge of the details says the Sacramento Kings and swingman Omri Casspi have reached an agreement on a $6 million, two-year deal.

Posted on 6 July 2015 @ 4:42 am

Lakers plan to sign Lou Williams, Brandon Bass (Yahoo Sports)

WASHINGTON, DC - APRIL 26: Louis Williams #23 of the Toronto Raptors drives to the basket against the Washington Wizards in Game Four of the Eastern Conference Quarterfinals during the 2015 NBA Playoffs on April 26, 2015 at the Verizon Center in Washington, DC. (Photo by Ned Dishman/NBAE via Getty Images)

LOS ANGELES (AP) — The Los Angeles Lakers say they plan to sign guard Lou Williams, last season’s Sixth Man of the Year, and forward Brandon Bass.


Posted on 6 July 2015 @ 12:45 am

Winslow asked to do a little of everything for Heat (Yahoo Sports)

Before ever seeing him in a Miami uniform, Heat coach Erik Spoelstra was already putting a fairly high expectation on the shoulders of rookie forward Justise Winslow. Big praise, considering Spoelstra has used that phrase for certain players before – specifically, former Heat star LeBron James. The Heat believe Winslow can fill plenty of roles on the court, and the rookie’s summer league debut at Orlando, Florida, this weekend didn’t do anything to suggest that Miami’s thinking is off-base.

Posted on 5 July 2015 @ 5:30 pm

Durant: ‘I can’t wait to play the game I love again’ (Yahoo Sports)

Kevin Durant says next summer can wait. The Oklahoma City star – limited to 27 games last season because of injuries – was at the NBA summer league games in Orlando on Saturday, and said he would be ready for next season and he hasn’t thought about the summer of 2016 when he likely will be the biggest domino in a free-agent class that already seems certain to earn incredibly large deals as the league’s salary cap skyrockets. ”I haven’t thought about it,” Durant said before the Thunder summer team played its opening game.

Posted on 4 July 2015 @ 10:12 pm


ESPN - United States

Wade, in Q&A, says he has a lot left in his career

Wade, in Q&A, says he has a lot left in his career

Posted on 6 July 2015 @ 5:59 pm

Parsons: Jordan wants to be NBA’s best center

Parsons: Jordan wants to be NBA’s best center

Posted on 6 July 2015 @ 5:37 pm

Wallace: Harrison twins trying to beat odds with leap to NBA

Wallace: Harrison twins trying to beat odds with leap to NBA

Posted on 6 July 2015 @ 5:52 am

Sources: Raptors, Joseph agree to 4-year deal

Sources: Raptors, Joseph agree to 4-year deal

Posted on 6 July 2015 @ 4:31 am

Sources: Pistons, G Jackson agree to $80M deal

Sources: Pistons, G Jackson agree to $80M deal

Posted on 6 July 2015 @ 3:07 am

Source: Lakers strike deal with Celtics PF Bass

Source: Lakers strike deal with Celtics PF Bass

Posted on 6 July 2015 @ 1:23 am

Sources: Mavs, forward Evans reach 2-year deal

Sources: Mavs, forward Evans reach 2-year deal

Posted on 5 July 2015 @ 11:26 pm

Inside Hoops - United States

Kings and Kosta Koufos agree to deal

The Kings will add an underrated talent who has shown solid ability in very limited minutes to their frontcourt. Here’s the Sacramento Bee reporting:

The Kings agreed to a four-year, $32 million contract with free-agent center Kosta Koufos, a league source confirmed Saturday night.
The deal has a player option after three seasons.
Koufos, 26, averaged 5.2 points and 5.3 […]

Posted on 6 July 2015 @ 3:03 pm

Jeremy Evans will sign with Mavericks

Jeremy Evans will sign with Mavericks

The Dallas Mavericks have had an impressive offseason. And after striking agreements with starter-level talent these past few days, they’re solidifying their bench a bit. Here’s the Salt Lake Tribune reporting on an athletic former member of the Utah Jazz who will take his hops to Texas:
The Utah Jazz have lost their […]

Posted on 6 July 2015 @ 1:54 am

Lakers, Lou Williams agree to deal

It’s been a tough free agency period for the Lakers. They need all the help they can get, at almost every position. And even though they already have a scoring guard by the name of Kobe Bryant, adding another will help, whether that player gets used as a point guard or simply as scoring punch […]

Posted on 6 July 2015 @ 1:44 am

Pacers will keep Rodney Stuckey

Here’s the Indianapolis Star with an update on guard Rodney Stuckey:

The Indiana Pacers continued shaping their roster on Sunday by working a deal with in-house free agent Rodney Stuckey.
The team and Stuckey have agreed on a three-year deal worth $21 million with a player option the third year, according to his agent.
Stuckey, 29, had a career year […]

Posted on 6 July 2015 @ 1:32 am

Kings, Rajon Rondo agree to short-term deal

The Sacramento Kings have landed some temporary help at the point guard spot. Rajon Rondo’s stock is down these days. He’s never been a good outside shooter, but his overall affect on a team has been questioned lately. Joining the Kings, who have plenty of individual talent that can use some help working together efficiently […]

Posted on 4 July 2015 @ 1:07 am

No Tristan Thompson, Cavs agreement yet

No Tristan Thompson, Cavs agreement yet
Here’s the News Herald reporting on the Cleveland Cavaliers, who hope to retain the services of rugged role-playing power forward Tristan Thompson but apparently haven’t come to a final free agent contract agreement just yet:

We’re not privy to what caused the interruption in the Cavs’ bliss. All we know is that there […]

Posted on 4 July 2015 @ 12:16 am

DeAndre Jordan leaving Clippers to sign with Mavericks

Now this is a big one. Center DeAndre Jordan, he of massive hops, free throw struggles and impressive defensive ability, is leaving the Los Angeles Clippers and joining the Dallas Mavericks. Nobody expected this. Jordan fits in well on the Clippers, catching lobs from Chris Paul and having limited responsibility on offense while being part […]

Posted on 4 July 2015 @ 12:02 am

NBA - United States

Proposed Bucks arena goes before state budget committee

A proposed $500 million arena for the Milwaukee Bucks is back up before Wisconsin lawmakers.

Posted on 6 July 2015 @ 5:27 pm

Lakers plan to sign Lou Williams, Brandon Bass

The Los Angeles Lakers say they plan to sign guard Lou Williams, last season’s Sixth Man of the Year, and forward Brandon Bass.

Posted on 6 July 2015 @ 12:50 am

Report: Koufos agrees to four-year deal with Kings

A day after locking up a pair of guards, the Sacramento Kings invested in their front court.

Posted on 5 July 2015 @ 4:34 am

Suns must adjust after losing out on Aldridge

The Phoenix Suns vaulted from long shots to finalists in the bid to land coveted free agent LaMarcus Aldridge.

Posted on 5 July 2015 @ 2:33 am

Aldridge leaves Blazers to join Spurs

LaMarcus Aldridge got the answers he needed from the San Antonio Spurs.

Posted on 5 July 2015 @ 2:27 am

Durant: ‘I can’t wait to play the game I love again’

Kevin Durant says next summer can wait.

Posted on 4 July 2015 @ 10:40 pm

Report: Pelicans, Cunningham agree on three-year extension

People familiar with the negotiations say the New Orleans Pelicans and forward Dante Cunningham have agreed on a three-year contract extension worth about $9 million.

Posted on 4 July 2015 @ 9:18 pm


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