@ 10.12NBA0 NBPA reportedly to hire Italian agent Matteo Zuretti
Italian agent Matteo Zuretti will be hired by NBPA, according to Il Corriere dello Sport. Zuretti is a former scout of Stella Azzurra who has been agent for Pro Talent for the last 11 years. Zuretti will assist the NBA International players in his new role for NBPA.
@ 08.51NBA0 Sacre and/or Kelly are possibilities to go to Pacers in Hibbert deal? As reported by Yahoo Sports, the Lakers are finalizing details to acquire Hibbert, and there remains a possibility Los Angeles could send a player to the Pacers in the agreement, sources said. The Lakers and Pacers had agreed on a future second-round pick as compensation for Hibbert and his $15.5 million 2015-16 salary getting absorbed into Los Angeles' salary-cap space. The Lakers are exploring trades for Young, Ryan Kelly and Robert Sacre. Sacre and/or Kelly are possibilities to go to Pacers, sources said. Sacre and/or Kelly are possibilities to go to Pacers in the Hibbert deal. Source: Yahoo Sports
@ 08.29NBA0 Mavericks discuss sign-and trade for Jeremy Lin with Lakers
The Dallas Mavericks are trying to acquire Jeremy Lin from the Lakers via sign-and-trade. Per Yahoo Sports, Because the Mavericks are low on the necessary salary-cap space and exceptions to sign Lin to a market-level contract, the sign-and-trade could be needed to secure Lin to a deal. The Mavericks let two guards – Monta Ellis and Rajon Rondo – leave in free agency and only declining journeyman Raymond Felton remains on the roster. The Mavericks are bringing back veteran backup J.J. Barea, too. Source: Yahoo Sports
@ 23.32NBA0 Nets' top priority is to keep Alan Anderson
The Nets’ top priority now is to keep Alan Anderson. The guard/forward is free agent and is also a target for other teams in need of points from the bench.
Keeping free agent Alan Anderson remains a priority for the Nets, league sources tell Yahoo. He's a popular bench target for teams.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 5, 2015
@ 23.13NBA0 Mavs agreed to a two-year deal with Jeremy Evans
The Dallas Mavericks reached a two-year agreement with Jeremy Evans. The forward spent his entire NBA career with the Jazz.
ESPN sources say Mavs and Jeremy Evans have agreed to two-year deal at league minimum— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) 5 Luglio 2015
@ 22.37NBA0 Cavs interested in trading for Nets guard Joe Johnson
The Cleveland Cavaliers are interested in trading for Nets guard Joe Johnson. Per ESPN, The Cleveland Cavaliers are considering trading for Brooklyn Nets star Joe Johnson with their Brendan Haywood contract chip. Haywood has a $10.5 million nonguaranteed contract if waived before Aug. 1, an asset that has gained in value over the last several days as other teams use up their cap space. The Cavs have been looking for perimeter help with Haywood's contract and Johnson would certainly provide a major boost as an additional scoring and shooting option. Johnson, who averaged 14.4 points and shot 44 percent last season, is the second-highest paid player in the league at $24.8 million next season. One possible option for the Cavs would be sending big man Anderson Varejao to the Nets in such a deal. Varejao will make $9.6 million this upcoming season as part of an extension he signed last year. Source: ESPN
@ 21.09NBA0 Pelicans will name Phil Weber assistant coach
The Pelicans will name Phil Weber assistant coach. Weber comes from Sioux Falls Skyforce and has worked with Alvin Gentry in Phoenix.
Sources: D-League Sioux Falls coach Phil Weber finalizing deal to join Alvin Gentry's staff with New Orleans. They were together in Phoenix.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 5, 2015
@ 21.06NBA0 Nuggets to name Ed Pinckney assistant coach
The Denver Nuggets will hire Ed Pinckney as assistant coach. Pinckney has been with the Bulls.
Denver coach Michael Malone has hired well-regarded Ed Pinckney as his top assistant, league sources tell Yahoo. He had been with Bulls.— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 5, 2015
@ 19.47NBA0 Blazers interested in Rasual Butler
The Blazers are interested in Rasual Butler, according to Jason Quick. Butler is free agent but he is not in a hurry to make a decision about his future.
@ 17.38NBA0 Knicks plan to re-sign Amundson and Thomas for the vet’s minimum
The Knicks also were trying to find a way to retain center Jason Smith and combo guard Alexey Shved, but that may not be possible if they get offers higher than $2.8 million. Jackson plans to re-sign Lou Amundson and Lance Thomas for the vet’s minimum, according to the NY Post. Mark Bartelstein, agent for Smith and Amundson, said the Knicks have kept “closely connected’’ on both issues. Source: NY Post
@ 16.04NBA0 LeBron James, Cleveland Cavaliers not talking a new deal yet
The Cleveland Cavaliers are not talking with LeBron James yet. Per ESPN, James' agent, Rich Paul, has made it known to the Cavs that serious talks on a new deal for James will not take place until a new contract for restricted free agent Tristan Thompson is in place. Paul also represents Thompson. James intends to re-sign with the Cavs, sources said, but is not in a hurry. Source: ESPN
@ 15.21NBA0 Wizards, Suns, Lakers and Spurs eyeing Kevin Seraphin
Kevin Seraphin is drawing interest from at least four NBA teams. The French big man is free agent. Wizards, Suns, Lakers and Spurs are eyeing him.
Wizards free agent F Kevin Seraphin getting interest from Wizards, Lakers, Suns & possibly Spurs (if they lose out on D. West), source said.— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 5, 2015
@ 14.16NBA0 Aldridge writes a letter to Portland fans: Dear Rip City, Thank you!
LaMarcus Aldridge left the Blazers after nine seasons to sign a four-year, $80 million contract with the Spurs. The forward wrote an open letter to the Blazers fans on the Oregonian.Dear Rip City, Thank you!Those two words on a page don’t begin to express the gratitude I have for the opportunity the entire Trail Blazers organization, my teammates, the media, and you fans gave me. The past nine years have been a blessing, and I will take all of the valuable memories with me as I head back home.As I’m sure you can respect, my decision was a very personal one but not one I took lightly. Although I will be wearing a different uniform the next time I come back to Portland, please know that I will always hold my time in a Blazers uniform near and dear to my heart.Your friend, LASource: The Oregonian
@ 14.08NBA0 Datome: I'm listening to offers from Europe but NBA is still priority
Gigi Datome doesn’t know his future yet. The captain of the Italian National Team hopes to have an offer from the NBA where he has played the last two seasons with Pistons and Celtics. Datome is drawing serious interest in Europe from Euroleague top teams as Fenerbahce, Milano or CSKA Moscow. But he wants to wait the NBA first. Then, if he doesn’t agree on an NBA deal he will return to the Old Continent. Via Boston Herald, Asked about reports that he has been approached by representatives from Olimpia Milano — imagine Datome on the other side when the Celtics open their exhibition season in Milan against that team on Oct. 6 — Datome dismissed the talk as premature. “It’s very early because (NBA) free agency is so (early),” Datome said via phone from his home in Sardinia last week. “My agent told me that first the big players will sign, and then you have to wait. I’ve waited more than two months to get here, so I can wait two more.” “My agent is listening to proposals from European teams, and right now we’re not saying no to anyone. But I still want to see if anyone in the NBA wants to sign me.” Relegated to the bench in Detroit, Datome had doubted his place in the NBA prior to his trade to the Celtics. He had made a deal with himself to rethink a return to Europe if that negative trend continued. But Datome now believes, based on how Stevens used him, that he can last in the NBA as a role player. “My goal is to be a player who plays every night,” he said. “I know I’m not ready to be someone who plays 30 minutes in every game, but I would like to have a regular role off the bench on a team.” Datome is grateful to Stevens for showing him that such a role is possible. “I want to thank the Celtics and Coach Stevens because they gave me the opportunity,” Datome said. “I think I showed that I can play at this level. But if I play another year in the NBA, I would like to be one of those guys who plays every night.” Datome understands that he has to wait for these opportunities to take shape. His calls will come later this month. He admits that he can earn more money playing in Europe, where a nightly 35-minute role would be guaranteed. “There are some real opportunities in Europe,” he said. “But right now I am thinking about nothing.” Source: Boston Herald
@ 11.59NBA0 Justin Holiday unlikely to return to the Warriors
Justin Holiday is unlikely to return to the Warriors, according to the Boston Globe. Per Boston Globe, It’s unlikely that Justin Holiday returns to the defending champion Warriors. The reserve guard, brother of Pelicans guard Jrue Holiday, is expected to sign a free agent contract with another club. Holiday was undrafted and on the Warriors’ roster for the entire season, playing 59 games and averaging 4.3 points. The Warriors have so much guard depth, Holiday is forced to look for more playing time elsewhere. Source: Boston Globe
@ 11.52NBA0 Pelicans want to re-sign Norris Cole
Restricted free agent guard Norris Cole is the top remaining free agent the New Orleans Pelicans are making a push to re-sign, according to NOLA. The Pelicans can match any offer Cole receives, but the Pelicans have committed a portion of their $5.5 million mid-level exception after small forward forward Dante Cunningham agreed to a three-year, $9 million deal on Saturday afternoon. The Pelicans also have their full $2.1 million bi-annual exception still available. Source: NOLA
@ 11.06NBA0 Spurs to lobby Manu Ginobili harder to play one more year
The San Antonio Spurs agreed to terms with LaMarcus Aldridge, are trying to convince David West to move to Texas and are waiting for Manu Ginobili's final decision on his future. The Argentinean star will write on the newspaper La Nacion the final decision on his future but the Spurs are lobbying him even harder to play one more season. The Spurs need him for depth now.
So we await Manu's La Nacion column in Argentina revealing decision to play on or retire ... but safe bet is he gives Spurs one more season— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 5, 2015
@ 09.10NBA0 Doc Rivers expected to speak with Amar'e Stoudemire
Los Angeles Clippers head coach Doc Rivers also is expected to speak with free agent Amar'e Stoudemire on Sunday, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Stoudemire strongly considered the Clippers before signing with the Dallas Mavericks after the New York Knicks agreed to a buyout of his contract in February. Stoudemire has interest with several teams, including the Clippers, Mavericks and Indiana Pacers, league sources said. Source: Yahoo Sports
@ 00.40NBA0 Pacers trading Roy Hibbert to the Lakers UPDATE 00.40: The Pacers are finalizing a trade to send Roy Hibbert to the Lakers. The big man has been informed he is headed to Los Angeles. Los Angeles Lakers and Indiana Pacers are talking a trade for Roy Hibbert. The big man opted in of the final year of his contract but the Pacers are trying to trade him. Hibbert will get $15.5 million next season.
ESPN sources say that the Lakers and Pacers are actively discussing a trade where L.A. would take Roy Hibbert into salary-cap space
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 4, 2015
After missing out on all of their free-agent targets, Lakers are talking trade with Pacers which would land them the former All-Star center
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 4, 2015
@ 23.39NBA0 Blazers fire Kim Hughes who said Aldridge was leaving the franchise
Blazers assistant coach Kim Hughes has been fired by Portland. Blazers lost Nicolas Batum, Wesley Matthews, LaMarcus Aldridge and Robin Lopez. Per The Oregonian, NBA.com was the first with knowledge of the move and The Oregonian confirmed it. "We can confirm Mr. Hughes is no longer with the team,'' Neil Olshey, Blazers president of basketball operations, said on Saturday. "It is our policy to otherwise refrain from commenting on personnel matters.'' he Terre Haute, Ind., station was interviewing Hughes while he was at a camp held by Blazers forward Meyers Leonard in Leonard's hometown of Robinson, Ill. "Well, people don't realize we just went young,'' Hughes said in the interview. "We didn't publicize it, but we lost LaMarcus Aldridge. It hasn't been declared yet, but I'm sure he won't come back. We will go young.'' Source: The Oregonian
@ 22.17NBA0 Doc Rivers plans to have a telephone conversation with JaVale McGee
The Los Angeles Clippers are looking for a big man after DeAndre Jordan’s departure for Dallas. Per Yahoo Sports, Free-agent center JaVale McGee is a serious consideration for the Los Angeles Clippers, and plans to have a telephone conversation with president and coach Doc Rivers on Saturday, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The Clippers have roughly $2.2 million in exception space left to pay a player beyond the league's minimum salary slot of $1.4 million. For McGee, the Clippers could be an opportunity with a contender to re-start his career.
@ 20.10NBA0 Gregg Popovich plans to coach out his entire five-year contract
Gregg Popovich signed a five-year contract extension last summer. The San Antonio Spurs head coach plans to coach out his entire contract that will expire in June 2019.
ESPN sources say that Gregg Popovich, as of now, is intent on coaching out his entire five-year contract that he signed last summer
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) 4 Luglio 2015
@ 18.40NBA0 Spurs aggressively pursuing David West with a veteran minimum offer
The San Antonio Spurs are aggressively pursuing David West after they agreed to a four-year, $80 million contract with LaMarcus Aldridge. The Spurs offered to West the veteran minimum. Will he accept less money to play for the NBA title or he will choose another team?
Spurs are aggressively pursuing free agent David West with a veteran minimum offer now, sources tell Yahoo Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 4, 2015
@ 18.12NBA0 LaMarcus Aldridge will sign a four-year, $80 million deal with Spurs
LaMarcus Aldridge will sign with the San Antonio Spurs. The forward made his decision: to sign with San Antonio trying to win the NBA Title. Aldridge will have a player option after the third season.
Aldridge will sign a four-year, $80 million maximum contract with San Antonio, league source tells Yahoo.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 4, 2015
Free agent LaMarcus Aldridge will sign with the San Antonio Spurs, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 4, 2015
I'm happy to say I'm going home to Texas and will be a Spur!! I'm excited to join the team and be close to my family and friends.
— Lamarcus Aldridge (@aldridge_12) July 4, 2015
@ 17.01NBA0 Mark Cuban praises DeAndre Jordan: We see him as 'Shaq-like'
Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban had important words for DeAndre Jordan. The big man left the Clippers to accept a four-year, $80 million contract with the Mavericks. Per Bleacher Report, Mavericks owner Mark Cuban said on a Dallas radio show that the team told Jordan they believed he could be a star, according to Melissa Rohlin of the Los Angeles Times. We see him as 'Shaq-like' but never having been given the opportunity, Cuban told the radio show. "We told him if he came to the Mavs, he would be a focal point. He would grow into being a franchise player. We told him that you'e capable of being a 20-20 guy. You're just not being given the opportunity. Source: Bleacher Report
@ 15.43NBA0 Cavaliers interested in David West
The Cleveland Cavaliers are interested in David West. The free agent forward is drawing interest also from Spurs, Wizards and Clippers.
I'm hearing the Cleveland Cavaliers have "huge interest" in David West. Most definitely aligns with his desire to play for a contender— Candace Buckner (@CandaceDBuckner) July 4, 2015
@ 11.46NBA0 76ers announce Summer League Roster
Sixers 2015 summer league roster Jahlil Okafor J.P. Tokoto T.J. McConnell Deonte Burton Furkan Aldemir Richaun Holmes Derrick Marks Corey Hawkins Jerami Grant Chavaughn Lewis Sam Thompson Jordan Railey
@ 11.29NBA0 Clippers eyeing David West and JaVale McGee
The Los Angeles Clippers are on the market for a big man after DeAndre Jordan decided to accept the Mavericks’ offer. The Clippers are interested in David West and may make an offer to JaVale McGee. Both players are free agents.
Hearing Clippers have interest in David West in light of DeAndre Jordan departure
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 4, 2015
Since Clippers have such financial limitations, also keep an eye on JaVale McGee as a Doc Rivers reclamation project
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) July 4, 2015
@ 11.19NBA0 Magic to sign C.J. Watson
As reported by Marc Stein of ESPN, the Orlando Magic are close to sign unrestricted free-agent guard C.J. Watson, who played for the Pacers last season. The terms of the deal are unknown at this time. Source: Marc Stein
@ 01.19NBA0 Rajon Rondo to sign a one-year $10 mln deal with the Kings
According to Marc J.Spears of Yahoo! Sports, the Sacramento Kings will sign free-agent point-guard Rajon Rondo to a one-year deal, worth 10 mln. Rondo will become an unrestricted free-agent in 2016 and will use this season as a revenge after the negative stint in Dallas. Source: Marc J.Spears
@ 00.06NBA0 Rockets to re-sign Corey Brewer to three-year, $24M deal
The Houston Rockets are close to re-signing Corey Brewer to a multi-year deal, according to Marc Stein of ESPN. Brewer was traded to the Rockets during the season. Adrian Wojnarowski reported that the deal is for three years, worths $24 million.
@ 23.17NBA0 Heat sign Justise Winslow
The Miami HEAT announced today that they have signed forward Justise Winslow. Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Winslow, who helped Duke to the 2015 NCAA Championship as a freshman, appeared in 39 games (all starts) for the Blue Devils and averaged 12.6 points, 6.5 rebounds, 2.1 assists, 1.33 steals and 29.1 minutes while shooting 48.6 percent from the field, 41.8 percent from three-point range and 64.1 percent from the foul line. He was selected to the All-ACC Freshman Team and the USBWA All-District II Team. He was the third-highest scoring freshman in the ACC and capped the season with the second-most double-figure scoring efforts (31) and the second-highest rebound average by a freshman in the conference. He posted seven double-doubles and finished second on the team in rebounds (252), steals (52), blocks (34) and free throws made (100), while placing third in points (492), assists (82) and three-point field goals made (46). Additionally, during the NCAA tournament, he outperformed each of his statistical categories from the regular season as he started all six games and averaged 14.3 points, 9.3 rebounds, 2.7 assists, 1.67 blocks and 1.50 steals while shooting 50.9 percent from the field, 57.1 percent from three-point range and 75.9 percent from the foul line. Source: Miami Heat
@ 23.07NBA0 Grizzlies announce Summer League roster
This is the roster of the Grizzlies for the NBA Summer League: The 2015 Grizzlies summer league roster (Summer league rosters are always subject to change) No. Player Pos Ht Wt DOB Pre-Draft Team Last Played NBA Exp. 3 Jordan Adams G 6-5 209 7/8/1994 UCLA Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) 1 21 Josh Cameron G 6-1 175 9/20/1991 Coastal Carolina Coastal Carolina University (NCAA) R 14 Raymond Cowels F/G 6-4 206 11/18/1990 Santa Clara Den Helder (Netherlands) R 6 Tony Crocker G/F 6-7 209 1/17/1987 Oklahoma Hapoel Holon (Israel) R 0 JaMychal Green F 6-9 227 6/21/1990 Alabama Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) 1 4 Andrew Harrison G 6-6 213 10/20/1994 Kentucky University of Kentucky (NCAA) R 20 Michael Holyfield C 6-11 270 11/18/1992 Sam Houston State Sam Houston State University (NCAA) R 53 Alex Kirk C 7-0 245 11/14/1991 New Mexico Canton Charge (NBA D-League) 1 35 Darnell Lazare F 6-8 240 1/29/1985 Louisiana State London Lightning (Canada) R 7 Ky Madden G 6-5 171 5/23/1992 Arkansas University of Arkansas (NCAA) R 23 Philip Scrubb G 6-3 180 11/27/1992 Carleton University Carleton University (CIS) R 2 Russ Smith G 6-0 165 4/19/1991 Louisville Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) 1 1 Jarnell Stokes F/C 6-9 263 1/7/1994 Tennessee Memphis Grizzlies (NBA) 1 18 Josh Warren F/C 6-9 220 11/29/1988 Troy Kumamoto Vorters (Japan) R 8 Okaro White F 6-9 180 9/13/1992 Florida State Granarolo Bologna (Italy) R
@ 22.59NBA0 Rajon Rondo had meeting with Kings, has not accepted any offer
Rajon Rondo met with Kings vice president Vlade Divac today. The meeting was positive but Rondo did not accept any offer.
Free agent guard Rajon Rondo had a good visit with Kings exec Vlade Divac in Sacramento, but has not accepted any offer, source told Yahoo.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 3, 2015
@ 22.55NBA0 J.J Barea to re-sign with Dallas?
According to David Aldridge of TNT, J.J. Barea, who looked close to a deal with the Miami Heat, is now leaning towards re-signing with the Dallas Mavericks. Barea is looking for a three-year deal and he's expected to stay in Dallas after the signing of DeAndre Jordan. Source: David Aldridge
@ 22.46NBA0 Raptors Sign First-Round Pick Delon Wright
The Toronto Raptors announced Friday they have signed guard Delon Wright from the University of Utah to his rookie scale contract. He is under contract through the 2016-17 season, with two team option years to follow. The Raptors selected Wright with the 20th overall pick in the 2015 NBA Draft. Per team policy, financial terms of the deal were not disclosed. Wright, 6-foot-5, 190 pounds, was named the 2015 recipient of the Bob Cousy Award for the nation's top point guard. A first-team All-Pac-12 and All-Pac-12 Defensive Team selection, Wright averaged 14.5 points, 4.9 rebounds, 5.1 assists and 2.1 steals in 35 games last season. As a junior, he contributed 15.5 points, 6.8 rebounds, 5.3 assists and 2.5 steals in 33 contests earning first-team All-Pac-12 and Pac-12 All-Defensive Team honours. Wright is the brother of Portland Trail Blazers forward Dorell Wright. Wright will join the team for NBA Summer League 2015 in Las Vegas. The Raptors will open the preliminary round of the tournament Friday, July 10 against the reigning Summer League champion Sacramento Kings at Thomas & Mack Center. Source: Toronto Raptors
@ 22.05NBA0 Kings interested in Miroslav Raduljica
The Sacramento Kings are interested in Serbian big man Miroslav Raduljica, a source told Sportando. The Serbian big man flew to the USA on July 1 to talk with several NBA teams. The Kings are the most interested team in Raduljica who spent last season between China and Timberwolves. Raduljica has played 53 games in the NBA averaging 3.6 points and 2.1 rebounds per game.
@ 21.59NBA0 DeAndre Jordan close to a 4-year, $80+M deal with Mavericks
DeAndre Jordan is close to accepting a four-year, $80+ million contract with the Mavericks. The big man will make a final decision soon.
Ex-Clippers center DeAndre Jordan’s announcement he is signing with the Mavericks is expected to be around 5 P.M. CST, a source told Yahoo.
— Marc J. Spears (@SpearsNBAYahoo) July 3, 2015
ESPN sources say DeAndre Jordan is on verge of accepting Mavs' four-year, $80M+ max offer. Dallas firmly in lead and decision likely today
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 3, 2015
@ 19.10NBA0 Knicks eye Derrick Williams and Corey Brewer
The New York Knicks are interested in free agents Derrick Williams and Corey Brewer. Williams spent the season with the Kings while Brewer was traded to the Rockets during the season. He has played with the Timberwolves the first months of the 2014-2015 campaign.
Sources: Two athletic, free agent forwards rising as priorities for the Knicks: Derrick Williams and Corey Brewer.
— Adrian Wojnarowski (@WojYahooNBA) July 3, 2015
@ 18.31NBA0 Gregg Popovich wants to meet LaMarcus Aldridge again
Gregg Popovich wants to meet LaMarcus Aldridge again. The Spurs had already a meeting with the free agent forward. Aldridge is targeted by several NBA teams.
Spurs coach Gregg Popovich looking for another meeting w LaMarcus Aldridge today or tomorrow, per source.
— John Canzano (@johncanzanobft) 3 Luglio 2015
@ 18.04NBA0 Splitter on Instagram: I completed my cicle with Spurs
Brazilian big man Tiago Splitter announced his departure from the Spurs. Splitter has been traded to the Hawks.
#000; font-family: Arial,sans-serif; font-size: 14px; font-style: normal; font-weight: normal; line-height: 17px; text-decoration: none; word-wrap: break-word;" href="https://instagram.com/p/4rgdFns_q8/" target="_top">I want to announce that I have completed my cycle in San Antonio Spurs. This way, I end a glorious stage with the Spurs Family, that I started 5 years ago, and in which I've accomplished something as unique and amazing as winning a Championship. From the first moment when I came to this city, I felt the love and warmth of its people, so I can only thank you all. Here I grew up as a player and person. During these years, we went through unforgettable moments, the hardest and the happiest ones. I'll take them for my whole life. I would like to express all my Respect, Admiration and Gratitude to my coach and mentor Gregg Popovic for his confidence and tremendous professionalism. Also, I would like to thank all the employees of this great family, who always showed their love, gratitude and respect to my family. I have also to thank my teammates for everything they teached me during these years. Thank you very much for your endless generosity. Finally, I would like to show my sincere thanks to the fans for their support during all these years. They've always been faithful regardless of the outcome! I wish all the best to everyone who keeps working and fighting for this Great Spurs Family. Thank you all, I will never forget you!
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@ 17.59NBA0 Wizards continue to shop Nene Hilario
The Washington Wizards continue to shop Nene Hilario. The Brazilian big man has one year remaining on his contract worth $13 million. The Wizards are pursuing David West.
Concurrent with their pursuit of David West, I'm told Wizards continue to shop Nene but clinging to hope they can trade him into cap space— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) 3 Luglio 2015
@ 17.27NBA0 Wizards pushing hard to land David West
The Washington Wizards are pursuing David West. The forward left the Pacers and hopes to sign for a contender. The Spurs as well are interested in the player.
ESPN sources say Wizards pushing hard to land David West. Would be nice rally to get both Jared Dudley and D-West after losing Paul Pierce— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 3, 2015
@ 16.24NBA0 Robin Lopez reportedly committed to join the Knicks
According to ESPN, Robin Lopez has committed to join the Knicks unless DeAndre Jordan chooses New York as his next destination.
Source close to talks says Robin Lopez has COMMITTED to join Knicks and will do so ... UNLESS DeAndre Jordan chooses Knicks
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) 3 Luglio 2015
ESPN sources say Robin Lopez has chosen Knicks over Lakers and will join NYK as long as DeAndre Jordan, as expected, chooses Clips or Mavs
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) 3 Luglio 2015
@ 13.04NBA0 Lakers called Rajon Rondo to touch base
The Los Angeles Lakers reached out to Rajon Rondo on Thursday. The point guard is unrestricted free agent after he left the Mavericks before the NBA Playoffs.
A call is just a call... but heard the Lakers did call Rajon Rondo today to touch base.
— Ramona Shelburne (@ramonashelburne) 3 Luglio 2015
@ 11.55NBA0 Warriors announce Summer League roster
The Golden State Warriors have announced the team’s roster and TV schedule for the 2015 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. Warriors Assistant Coach Luke Walton will coach the team in Golden State’s 10th summer in Vegas, which tips off on Friday, July 10. In addition to the team’s first round draft pick, Kevon Looney (30th overall), Golden State’s roster features a pair of players who helped the Warriors to their first NBA championship in 40 years, Ognjen Kuzmic and James Michael McAdoo, as well as a pair of players who helped lead the Santa Cruz Warriors to the 2014-15 D-League title, Aaron Craft and Dominique Sutton. GOLDEN STATE WARRIORS 2015 SUMMER LEAGUE ROSTER* NO PLAYER POS HT WT BORN COLLEGE/FROM LAST TEAM NBA EXP. 4 Aaron Craft^ G 6-2 195 2/2/91 Ohio State/USA Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League) R 25 Johnny Dee G 6-0 185 11/4/92 San Diego/USA San Diego R 21 Michael Frazier G 6-4 194 3/8/94 Florida/USA Florida R 32 LaDontae Henton F 6-6 215 1/6/92 Providence/USA Providence R 45 David Kravish F 6-10 240 9/12/92 California/USA California R 1 Ognjen Kuzmic C 7-0 251 5/16/90 Bosnia & Herzegovina Golden State Warriors 2 22 Doron Lamb G 6-4 210 11/6/91 Kentucky/USA Westchester Knicks (D-League) 2 36 Kevon Looney F 6-9 220 2/6/96 UCLA/USA UCLA R 20 James Michael McAdoo F 6-9 230 1/4/93 North Carolina/USA Golden State Warriors 1 44 Stefan Nastic# C 6-11 245 11/22/92 Stanford/Serbia Stanford R 3 Aqeel Quinn G 6-3 200 12/10/91 San Diego State/USA San Diego State R 15 Chasson Randle G 6-2 185 2/5/93 Stanford/USA Stanford R 55 Matt Stainbrook^ C 6-10 270 3/5/92 Xavier/USA Xavier R 33 Dominique Sutton F 6-5 212 10/20/86 N.C. Central/USA Santa Cruz Warriors (D-League) R 8 Julian Washburn^ F 6-8 210 12/18/91 UTEP/USA UTEP R Head Coach: Luke Walton Source: Insidehoops
@ 11.50NBA0 Bucks announce Summer League Roster
Milwaukee Bucks General Manager John Hammond announced today the team’s roster for the 2015 NBA Summer League in Las Vegas. The Bucks roster is highlighted by Rashad Vaughn, the 17th overall pick in last month’s NBA Draft, who will join current roster members Jorge Gutierrez, Damien Inglis and Johnny O’Bryant. Inglis, the 31st overall pick in the 2014 NBA Draft, will be making his Bucks debut after missing the entire 2014-15 season while recovering from an ankle injury. Milwaukee is slated to open its Summer League campaign on Friday, July 10, at 5 p.m. CT vs. the New Orleans Pelicans. The Bucks will continue their opening round play with games against the San Antonio Spurs (Sunday, July 12, at 5:30 p.m. CT) and Cleveland Cavaliers (Monday, July 13, at 3 p.m. CT). Following the opening three games, the participating teams will be seeded for the single-elimination tournament that will culminate in a championship game on July 20. A consolation round will be held for teams failing to advance, ensuring that each team is guaranteed to play no fewer than five games. In all, the 2015 NBA Summer League will feature 67 games scheduled over 11 days at the COX Pavilion and Thomas & Mack Center in Las Vegas. Bucks 2015 summer league roster # PLAYER POS HT WT BIRTHDATE PRIOR TO NBA/HOME COUNTRY NBA EXP. 15 Cameron Clark F 6-6 211 09/16/91 Oklahoma/USA R 50 Micheal Eric C 6-11 240 06/24/88 Temple/Nigeria R 13 Jorge Gutierrez G 6-3 191 12/27/88 California/Mexico 2 17 Damien Inglis F 6-8 225 05/20/95 Roanne/France R 6 Kevin Jones F 6-8 251 08/25/89 West Virginia/USA 1 25 Sean Kilpatrick G 6-4 210 01/06/90 Cincinnati/USA 1 18 Viacheslav Kravstov C 6-11 254 08/25/87 BC Kyiv/Ukraine 2 28 McKenzie Moore G 6-6 190 05/11/92 Texas-El Paso/USA R 77 Johnny O’Bryant F 6-9 265 06/01/93 LSU/USA 1 24 Jerome Randle G 5-10 172 05/21/87 California/USA R 23 Durand Scott G 6-5 203 02/22/90 Miami (Fla.)/USA R 20 Rashad Vaughn G 6-6 210 08/16/96 UNLV/USA R Source: Insidehoops