Appearing in the broadcast booth with Marc Zumoff and Malik Allen on Wednesday night, Iverson revealed that he would like to join the Sixers front office. “I have a relationship with these fans like no other. And with this city and with this organization,” Iverson explained of his ties to Philadelphia. “Anything I can do to help, I’m here.” The conversation then turned to Iverson’s post-retirement plans, and if he would like to remain around the game, potentially in a front office capacity. “I would like to be even in that war room,” Iverson replied. “Even if they don’t go with my decision or whatever, just to have an opinion and putting out what I think and trusting the organization to do what’s right.”
July 5, 2015 | 7:31 pm EDT Update
Marc J. Spears: Celtics free agent forward Brandon Bass to sign with the Lakers, a source told Yahoo Sports
Marc J. Spears: While free agent F Brandon Bass has agreed to sign with the Lakers, a source said his deal is work in progress. @Bobby Marks understands.
Adrian Wojnarowski: It is still possible the Lakers could include a player to Indiana in the Roy Hibbert trade, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.: 12 more rumors
Adrian Wojnarowski: Yahoo Sources: As Lakers work to clear cap space to sign free agents and absorb HIbbert, Nick Young is a strong candidate to be unloaded.
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: Former NBA veteran Dominic McGuire leaning toward accepting deal in China, a source said. He’s a do-it-all freak.
July 5, 2015 | 7:15 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Sources: Dallas engaging Lakers on sign-and-trade options for free agent Jeremy Lin. Mavs low on space to sign him to market-level deal.
Mike Monroe: Per league source, #Spurs have withdrawn qualifying offer to @Cory Joseph making him unrestricted FA
Chris Broussard: With QO withdrawn, newly unrestricted FA Cory Joseph is hot topic. SA didn’t renounce CJ. Some think SA may bring back Pop favorite later
David Pick: Maccabi received a verbal commitment from Gal Mekel to three-season deal, a source said. NBA outs included.
July 5, 2015 | 6:22 pm EDT Update
The Grizzlies have guaranteed backup point guard Beno Udrih’s contract for next season, a source confirmed to The Commercial Appeal.
Aldridge and Lillard are no different. Was Aldridge jealous of Lillard at times, probably so, but teammates consistently told CSNNW.com that there was never any friction between the two, certainly not on Lillard’s behalf. The 24-year-old point guard went out of his way to acknowledge Aldridge as the captain of the Blazers on many occasions.
But it was also discovered that Aldridge was at the point of his career where championships really started to matter, not money. Allen once recalled the disappointment Aldridge felt after Seagoville fell in the Class 4A state tournament before he departed to the University of Texas. Said Allen, “I’ve never seen a player cry as hard as LaMarcus did.”
July 5, 2015 | 5:31 pm EDT Update
Marc Stein: Yes, friends: Mavs’ deal is with Jeremy EVANS. As in former slam-dunk champ. Dallas continues to PURSUE Jeremy Lin but no deal with him yet
July 5, 2015 | 4:53 pm EDT Update
July 5, 2015 | 4:18 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: Free agent Lou Williams has reached agreement on a deal with the Los Angeles Lakers, league source tells RealGM.: 7 more rumors
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent Lou Williams has agreed to a 3-year, $21 million deal with Lakers, league sources tell Yahoo: 7 more rumors
Michael Scotto: Lou Williams has agreed to a 3-year, $21 million deal with the Los Angeles Lakers that has NO options in the deal, a league source says.: 7 more rumors
The Cleveland Cavaliers are considering trading for Brooklyn Nets star Joe Johnson with their Brendan Haywood contract chip, sources told ESPN.com. 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.: 6 more rumors
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. Varejao is coming off of a ruptured Achilles tendon he suffered last December but is on track to return by the start of the season.: 6 more rumors