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June 30, 2014

Coach Jason Kidd traded to Bucks

ESPN.com "The Milwaukee Bucks have agreed to send two second-round draft picks to the Brooklyn Nets to secure the coaching rights to Jason Kidd, sources told ESPN.com on Monday. Brooklyn will receive draft picks in 2015 and 2019 from Milwaukee. The Bucks had been offering one second-round pick, but the..." June 30

  • LeBron James wants max salary

    ESPN.com "LeBron James will have a completely different process and a different priority when he opens his free agency at midnight tonight than he did in 2010, sources told ESPN.com. Teams who contact James will be informed that he wants no less than the maximum salary number for next season, sources..." June 30

  • Suns to pursue LeBron James, Carmelo Anthony with offer for them to play together

    Yahoo! Sports "Armed with an offer that no else in the NBA can make – a chance to partner with Carmelo Anthony on an instant championship contender – the Phoenix Suns are planning an aggressive pursuit of LeBron James on Tuesday, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Suns officials understand the bid will be..." June 30

  • Melo to meet with Bulls first

    ESPN.com "Carmelo Anthony is planning to meet with the Chicago Bulls in Chicago on the opening day of free agency after the NBA's offseason market officially opens Tuesday at 12:01 a.m., according to sources familiar with Anthony's plans. Sources told ESPN.com that Anthony is in the process of arranging..." June 30

  • Cavs flying to New Jersey to offer Kyrie Irving the max

    CBSSports.com "Members of the Cleveland Cavaliers front office are flying to New Jersey on Monday in order to meet star point guard Kyrie Irving and offer him a maximum contract extension as soon as the team is allowed to, according to ESPN's Chris Broussard. It was reported weeks ago that the Cavs would try..." June 30

  • Chicago Tribune "The Chicago Bulls remain hopeful that Derrick Rose will participate in USA Basketball’s minicamp at the end of July. “All indications have been that he would participate," general manager Gar Forman said Monday. "We’ll visit with him in the next couple of days. From a physical standpoint, he’s..." June 30

  • Toronto Star "The Raptors were never going to pay John Salmons $7 million to play in Toronto next season and have turned the veteran backup into a package of two players. Facing a Monday deadline to guarantee Salmons’ salary for next season, Toronto will instead trade the 34-year-old to the Atlanta Hawks for..." June 30

  • Utah Jazz set to match significant offers for Gordon Hayward

    The Deseret News "The Utah Jazz aren't expected to be big players in the upcoming free agency market, which officially opens up Monday at 10 p.m. But they do have their sights set on two familiar faces. Gordon Hayward and Marvin Williams. And Hayward,

    Free agent Darren Collison is Clippers' No. 1 priority

  • Los Angeles Times "Doc Rivers paused for a few seconds and smiled before he began talking about the Clippers' needs as the free-agency period begins. The Clippers coach and president of basketball operations will make the final decision on all things Clippers and is the one who, without mentioning Darren Collison..." June 30

  • Real GM Basketball "The New York Knicks declined to make the qualifying offer to Toure Murry. Murry will become an unrestricted free agent. The Knicks are still interested in re-signing Murry." June 30

  • Magic have waived combo guard Doron Lamb

    Orlando Sentinel "The Orlando Magic have waived third-year combo guard Doron Lamb. Lamb, 22, had struggled to garner consistent playing time with the Magic since the team acquired him, Tobias Harris and Beno Udrih from the Milwaukee Bucks in a trade for J.J. Redick, Gustavo Ayon and Ish Smith in Feb...." June 30

  • Timberwolves Hummel, Jeffers Become Free Agents Tuesday

    CBSSports.com "The Minnesota Timberwolves announced Monday that the team will not extending qualifying offers to forwards Robbie Hummel and Othyus Jeffers. Monday is the NBA’s deadline to do so, and it means both Hummel and Jeffers will become unrestricted free agents July 1. That does not rule out the..." June 30

  • Detroit Free Press "Don’t expect LeBron James. Kevin Love? Probably not. When looking at the list of players available through free agency or trades when NBA free agency begins Tuesday, Detroit Pistons fans should start looking a little down the list — not near the top. Pistons president and coach Stan Van..." June 30

  • NBA coach on Jason Kidd: 'You can't conduct yourself that way'

    Sporting News "There is a certain decorum with which a coach in the NBA — and, indeed, a coach in most any major pro sport in the country — is expected to carry himself. Safe to say that, in the last few days, recently departed Nets coach Jason Kidd has violated several of them. Or, at least, the one that..." June 30

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