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June 20, 2014
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Joel Embiid could miss entire 2014 season

ESPN.com "We know that Embiid's injury is serious. Breaking the navicular bone in your foot is a major injury, as our own Kevin Pelton pointed out yesterday. I've had teams tell me he could be out anywhere from four months to a year. No one will really know for sure until they receive updated medicals..." June 20

  • Rockets Poised to Make Texas-Sized Offers in Free Agency to LeBron, Melo

    Bleacher Report "There is a chance, however small, that LeBron James will take his talents away from South Beach next month, reversing his infamous decision in 2010 and torpedoing the Miami Heat's self-esteem—along with their title hopes. If it happens, executives around the league will rejoice and raise a..." June 20

  • Report: Larry Sanders expected to enter rehab this summer

    CBSSports.com "Bucks center Larry Sanders was a breakout star two years ago. He became a dominant defender, was shown to be an intelligent, thoughtful guy, and looked like a franchise center for the Bucks. Milwaukee rewarded him with a four-year, $44 million extension, despite the fact that he had locker room..." June 20

  • Cavaliers hire David Blatt as head coach

    Cleveland Plain Dealer "David Blatt, who just resigned as coach of Maccabi Tel Aviv last week, has reached an agreement to become the 20th head coach of the Cavaliers, replacing Mike Brown who was fired on May 12, an NBA source told The Plain Dealer on Friday. This will be the first NBA job for the well-respected..." June 20

  • Report: Celtics will either get Kevin Love or likely trade Rajon Rondo

    Pro Basketball Talk "Their top player can become an unrestricted free agent in 2015, and he’s not pleased about missing the playoffs. No doubt, they should seriously address the situation this summer before it’s too late. The Timberwolves and Celtics are in the same boat. Kevin Love’s desire to escape Minnesota..." June 20

  • ESPN.com "The Minnesota Timberwolves are seeking a future first-round pick from the Golden State Warriors in addition to the rights to prized marksman Klay Thompson in Kevin Love trade talks, according to sources close to the situation. Sources told ESPN.com that the Warriors, while they covet Love..." June 20

  • Lakers' Kobe Bryant claims he's 100% healthy

    Toronto Sun "Two leg injuries later, Kobe Bryant said he is 100% healthy and ready to get back on the court with the Los Angeles Lakers. Bryant, who suffered a season-ending left knee fracture back in December, gave a brief TV interview Wednesday in Brazil, where he is taking in the World Cup. "Oh, yeah...." June 20

  • Report: Sixers looking to add 3rd lottery pick

    CSN Philly "The Sixers already have a point guard in Michael Carter-Williams. Would they add another in next week’s draft? According to Yahoo!’s Adrian Wojnarowski, citing sources, the Sixers are interested in drafting a point guard and have closely studied 18-year-old Australian Dante Exum and Marcus..." June 20

  • Bulls are not a destination for NBA free-agent stars

    Chicago Sun-Times "Sports people insist they focus only on the things they can control, which means they’re not telling the truth. If they were, they’d admit to being worried about a monster asteroid crashing into Earth and obliterating everything, including my TV remote. Or is that just my big fear? The Bulls..." June 20

  • Pat Riley all but rules out trying to lure Knicks’ Carmelo to Miami

    New York Daily News "The Miami Heat isn’t interested in expanding to a Big Four with Carmelo Anthony. Heat president Pat Riley just about closed the door entirely on making a run at a maximum-contract player such as Anthony, who has been linked to the Heat because of his relationship with LeBron James and the fact..." June 20

  • NBA GM: 'You can't use a Top 5 pick' on injured Joel Embiid

    Sporting News "Just one week away from the NBA Draft, the Cavaliers were looking at a tough choice to make—go with the athleticism and upside of Andrew Wiggins, the polished offensive game of Jabari Parker or the overall inside presence of Joel Embiid. While there were claims that the Cavs were leaning one..." June 20

  • Potential top draft pick Embiid suffers broken foot

    NBA.com "Kansas center Joel Embiid is scheduled to have surgery Friday to repair a stress fracture in his right foot, a stunning development that could affect the top choices in next week's NBA draft. Embiid, one of the top three candidates the Cleveland Cavaliers were considering for the No. 1 overall..." June 20

  • Pelicans confirm shooting guard Anthony Morrow will become unrestricted free agent

    New Orleans Times-Picayune "The New Orleans Pelicans confirmed on Thursday afternoon that shooting guard Anthony Morrow has decided to opt out the final year of his contract and become an unrestricted free agent on July 1. After averaging 8.4 points in 76 games and ranked fourth in the NBA in 3-point shooting percentage..." June 20

  • Warriors add Thompson to Love talks

    ESPN.com "The Golden State Warriors have greatly increased their chances of acquiring All-Star forward Kevin Love by making sharpshooting swingman Klay Thompson available to the Minnesota Timberwolves in trade talks, according to sources close to the situation. Sources told ESPN.com that Golden State,..." June 20

  • Knicks, looking to trade up, have eyes on troubled P.J. Hairston

    New York Post "The Knicks have convinced at least one faction they are extremely serious about trading for or buying a late first-round pick with the NBA Draft less than a week away. When shooting guard P.J. Hairston agreed to work out for Knicks president Phil Jackson on June 5, it was the strongest..." June 20

  • Pistons make retaining Greg Monroe their top priority

    Detroit News "In a very short time, the Detroit Pistons and restricted free agent to be Greg Monroe will stop posturing, and the real poker game will begin. Come July 1, less than two weeks from today, teams will be lining up with sales pitches for prospective free agents, offering loads of money and..." June 20


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