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 6, 2015 | 8:09 pm EDT Update
Joe Ingles: Absolutely pumped to be back with the @utahjazz for another 2 years! Lots of exciting times ahead with the group we have! #JazzNation http://instagram.com/p/40DR9ZDh-2/
Alex Kennedy: I asked Dewayne Dedmon about Mario Hezonja’s dunk. He corrected me: “That wasn’t a dunk, that was catching a body!” vine.co/v/enObd13WOat
Martell Webster: I’m incredibly excited to announce the launch of my record label and lifestyle brand, EYRST. We will throw our official launch party July 16th at Holocene Portland and I will be performing my music live for the first time ever, something I have been dreaming about for many years. Also performing will be our starting roster, Myke Bogan, Blossom, Ripley Snell & Neill Von Tally with special guests. If you are in Portland, OR please come celebrate with us! This is bigger than any one of us – part of a larger philosophical and cultural movement among many creatives in Portland, we hope to contribute to the growth of the arts and community. #MusicIsMedicine
July 6, 2015 | 7:04 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Joe Ingles has agreed to a two-year, $4.5M deal to return to the Jazz, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.: 1 more rumor
Marcus Thompson: I’ve heard twice David West turned down more money from Warriors, who really could use a low-post scorer: 23 more rumors
July 6, 2015 | 6:52 pm EDT Update
Northeast Ohio Media Group confirms an ESPN report that the Cavaliers are exploring the possibility of trading for one of the most electric sixth man in the league: shooting guard Jamal Crawford of the Los Angeles Clippers. The club is looking into using the Brendan Haywood non-guaranteed $10.5 million salary to acquire the reserve-scoring specialist.
The Miami Heat also reached out to Clipper management to gauge what it would take to pry Crawford away, a league source informed NEOMG. His services are being courted to South Beach for scoring assistance and insurance coverage in the event that Dwyane Wade misses a game or two.: 4 more rumors
He spoke to NEOMG on Monday and said he’s in great shape, but he’s not permitted to discuss potential trade scenarios. “I’m 100 percent healthy, motivated and ready for next year,” Crawford relayed to NEOMG. “I believe I have a big year in store. I’m just excited and ready for next season.” A Clippers official was adamant that Crawford wasn’t being shopped, but that’s not stopping teams from inquiring.
Bill Oram: Lakers anticipate D’Angelo Russell will be signed in time to play in Summer League opener, Fri vs. Minnesota. Randle missed opener last year
July 6, 2015 | 6:10 pm EDT Update
Marc J. Spears: Kings free agent center Ryan Hollins garnering interest from the Kings and Pelicans, a source said.
July 6, 2015 | 5:47 pm EDT Update
Ken Berger: Was told J.J. Barea back to Mavs (2 years, $5.6m) was 98 pct done. Now, 100 pct, as Barea tells El Nuevo Dia he’ll be back in Dallas.: 10 more rumors
Bobby Marks: Having been around the NBA for 20 years there aren’t many players who did what David West just did. Amazing sacrifice for a chance to win. Remember West turns 35 in August. He is not doing this for a big bite out of the rising cap in 2016-17.
The National Basketball Players Association is proposing to use millions of dollars of its share of the NBA’s impending television revenue windfall to cover health-care insurance costs for its former players, league sources told Yahoo Sports. The plan is estimated to cost between $10 million-$15 million a year and a vote on passage of the union’s initiative is set for the NBPA’s July 20 membership meeting in Las Vegas. The union’s 30 team player representatives are expected to pass the plan with ease and start the process of covering the retired players quickly, league sources said. The NBPA has been researching the names and addresses of the approximate 1,500 ex-living players and hoping to offer three separate health-care options to them, sources said.
July 6, 2015 | 5:04 pm EDT Update
“I’m hoping to be back with the Spurs. I’ve been there nine years. I love playing for that organization, my teammates, the coaches and staff, the fans and everybody there,” Bonner said during lunch break at the basketball camp he and his brother, Luke, have been running for 13 years. “I prefer not to uproot my family and my life. But if someone came along and offered me a giant contract, maybe I’d consider it, but who knows if that’s going to happen. And if for some reason (the Spurs) wouldn’t take me back, then I’d have to go to Plan B and find another team to play for.”: 1 more rumor
Most basketball fans in the state would be thrilled if that Plan B included the Celtics. Asked if some part of him would enjoy coming back to New England to play for the hometown team, Bonner replied with a quick, “Absolutely,” before elaborating. “I grew up a Celtics fan and every kid who grows up in these pahhts (perfectly executed New Hampshire accent) dreams of playing for the C’s, so if that’s how it went down, that would be awesome, but you can’t control these things, really,” Bonner said. “Your agent handles things, it’s a business, there’s roster spots to consider, this, that and the other thing, so I’m just going to see how it pans out.”: 1 more rumor