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May 22, 2014

Lakers may try to sign Kyle Lowry in offseason

Fansided "The Los Angeles Lakers were a mess this past season and they need to find a way to start turning rings around. They’re a franchise teetering on the brink, as a post-Jordan slump like the Bulls faced seems to be awaiting the Lakers in the post-Kobe years. But Jordan’s Bulls teams were dominant..." May 21

  • Paul George Diagnosed With a Concussion

    NBA.com "Tuesday night, Indiana Pacers forward Paul George took a knee to the back of his head during the fourth quarter of the Eastern Conference Finals game against Miami. Immediately after the play, George exhibited no symptoms of a concussion and, in response to questions from the Pacers’ medical..." May 21

  • Warriors to make play for Melo if they miss on Love

    CBSSports.com "The Golden State Warriors will dangle forward David Lee in trades -- perhaps to the Orlando Magic in a deal involving guard Arron Afflalo -- in order to facilitate a Kevin Love deal, according to Marcus Thompson of the Bay Area News Group. If Love can't be had, they'd reportedly be interested in..." May 21

  • Orlando a Possible Destination for David Lee?

    San Jose Mercury News "The draft lottery went down and, for the second consecutive year, the Warriors weren’t focused on ping-pong balls. However, they might have gotten a break with how the draft lottery turned out. Maybe. The Warriors have tried to move David Lee in the past. But it needed to be a no-brainer in..." May 21

  • ESPN.com "Every time you think the Cleveland Cavaliers are out, the lottery pulls them back in. In an incredible bucking of the odds, the Cavs won the draft lottery Tuesday for the third time in the past four years. Even more, they've won the top pick four out of the past six times they've been in the..." May 21

  • Clippers assistant Alvin Gentry expected to interview for Jazz's head-coaching job

    Yahoo! Sports "Los Angeles Clippers associate head coach Alvin Gentry is expected to soon interview for the Utah Jazz's head-coaching vacancy, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Jazz general manager Dennis Lindsey arrived in Los Angeles on Wednesday to see predraft workouts. The Jazz have already interviewed..." May 21

  • Memphis' Joerger to interview for Wolves job

    Minneapolis Star Tribune "The Wolves' coaching search has a late entry, and probably a frontrunner at that: The Wolves have been given permission to talk to Memphis coach Dave Joerger and will probably do so by the end of the week, according to a league source. Joerger grew up in Staples, Minn., and goes way back..." May 21

  • Mitch Kupchak patient with search

    ESPN.com "Lakers general manager Mitch Kupchak began interviewing head-coaching candidates this week and doesn't expect to make a hire anytime soon. "I'm sure names will come out in the next couple of days, but we've started our process and we intend to continue the process in terms of talking to..." May 21

  • Ainge says be ready for anything

    ESPN.com "In the immediate aftermath of the 2014 NBA Draft lottery, Boston Celtics president of basketball operations Danny Ainge was asked about his team's strategy moving forward. Ainge noted there was "a possibility of moving up. Moving down is also a possibility. And moving out, or using all those..." May 21

  • L.A. restaurant takes out newspaper ad to congratulate Lakers on playoff run they didn't make

    Yahoo! Sports "The Los Angeles Clippers fought hard through internal turmoil and external competition over the past few weeks after earning the No. 3 seed in the Western Conference, but ultimately came up short, bowing out to reigning NBA Most Valuable Player Kevin Durant and the Oklahoma City Thunder in a..." May 21

  • Dr. J admits to being ‘perplexed’ when Sixers were revealed as having 10th pick at NBA Draft Lottery

    Pro Basketball Talk "The Philadelphia 76ers were slated in to have the second overall pick in the draft before the results of Tuesday night’s lottery were revealed, and had the second best chance of landing the top overall pick based on lottery probabilities. But thanks to the Jrue Holiday trade with the Pelicans..." May 21

  • Pacers' Stephenson fined $5,000 for Game 2 flop vs. Heat

    NBA.com "Indiana Pacers guard Lance Stephenson has been fined $5,000 by the NBA for violating the league's anti-flopping rules during Game 2 of the Eastern Conference Finals. The incident occurred with 3:37 remaining in the third quarter of Indiana's 87-83 loss to the Miami Heat on Tuesday, May 20, at..." May 21

  • David Griffin: We'll be open-minded

    ESPN.com "David Griffin's phone started buzzing immediately after the Cleveland Cavaliers won the NBA draft lottery Tuesday night. And the calls weren't all to offer congratulations. The Cavaliers general manager says teams throughout the league already were contacting him about potential trades for..." May 21

  • Durant: Fisher can be great coach for the Knicks

    New York Post "Knicks coaching candidate Derek Fisher may not only turn out to be a better leader as a head coach one day than Steve Kerr but perhaps a better recruiter. And one guy Fisher may not have a problem recruiting is his current Oklahoma City teammate Kevin Durant. Durant will be a free agent in..." May 21

  • Andrew Wiggins the Cavaliers’ likely choice at No. 1

    Pro Basketball Talk "Andrew Wiggins? Jabari Parker? Joel Embiid? Even Dante Exum? Who will the Cleveland Cavaliers take No. 1? Cavaliers general manager David Griffin insists there’s no clear-cut top choice, but that could just be posturing. Chad Ford of ESPN: sources in Cleveland say that Wiggins is..." May 21

  • Detroit Pistons attempted to trade with Charlotte Hornets to keep pick

    Fansided "The Cleveland Cavaliers jump to the first pick had a ripple effect to other teams around the league. The Detroit Pistons first-round draft choice in the 2014 NBA Draft was under Top 8 protection, in that if the pick landed lower than No. 8 spot, the pick would be given to the Charlotte..." May 21

  • Report points finger at Sterling, Clips

    ESPN.com "After conducting a formal review, the NBA has alleged that Los Angeles Clippers owner Donald Sterling and his management team attempted to mislead the league during its investigation of racist remarks he made on a recording published by TMZ, according to a report obtained by the Los Angeles Times..." May 21

  • Pro Basketball Talk "Hakeem Olajuwon has spent the last few years training NBA players – from Dwight Howard to LeBron James to Rudy Gay – on the finer points of post play. Now, the former Houston Rockets great is moving onto more important work. NBA release: Two-time NBA Champion and Basketball..." May 21

  • ESPN.com "The Cleveland Cavaliers earned the No. 1 overall pick at the NBA draft lottery for the second straight season and third time in four years. The Milwaukee Bucks (15-67) had a 25 percent chance of landing the No. 1 pick, the best odds in the lottery, but had to settle for the No. 2 pick. Since..." May 21

  • 'Beyond anger,' Silver invites Sterling to sell Clippers himself

    CBSSports.com "Commissioner Adam Silver said he is "beyond anger" over the Donald Sterling fiasco and left the door open for the Clippers' owner to sell the team on his own without going through the league's termination proceedings. "Mr. Sterling still owns the Los Angeles Clippers," Silver said Tuesday night..." May 21

  • Mavericks owner Mark Cuban denies interest in investigating NBA officiating

    TheScore.com "Dallas Mavericks owner Mark Cuban responded on Tuesday to reports he consulted with a former FBI agent about investigating the officiating at the 2006 NBA Finals. Cuban's denial runs contrary to the claims of former FBI agent Warren Flagg, who told The Oregonian he conducted an informal..." May 21

  • Andrew Wiggins would rather be top pick than know where he’s headed

    Fansided "There’s a very good chance that Andrew Wiggins will be the top overall selection in the NBA Draft next month, and this is something he very well knows heading in. Not even skipping the recent NBA Combine in Chicago will hurt that, and in an appearance on NBA Sirius Radio on Tuesday, with the..." May 21

  • Charlotte Hornets reborn after NBA name change

    CBC Sports "The Charlotte Hornets are back. The NBA franchise announced Tuesday at a press conference it has officially changed its name back to the Hornets after 10 years of being known as the Bobcats. The change comes nearly one year after owner Michael Jordan indicated he wanted to change the name..." May 21

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