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 | 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
The possibility of moving Varejao, who has played his entire 11-year career with the Cavs, could be behind the Cavs’ interest in free agent forward David West over the last several days. West has indicated he wants to play for a Finals contender and the Cavs have been attempting to recruit him, sources said.: 6 more rumors
July 5, 2015 | 4:12 pm EDT Update
The Indiana Pacers reached agreement to keep their sixth man, Rodney Stuckey, in Indianapolis. The deal is worth $21 million over three years and includes a player option in year 3, his agent, Paolo Zamorano, told VigilantSports.com. Stuckey’s desire was to re-sign with the Pacers but after they spent significant money on Monta Ellis, he wasn’t sure if it was even a possibility. About four teams expressed serious interest in signing Stuckey but he wanted to wait to see how the Pacers’ cap situation played out. The Pacers will be able to keep him with money that will come available once the NBA’s moratorium ends on July 9th and they offload Roy Hibbert and his $15.5 million contract to the Los Angeles Lakers. “Rodney’s No. 1 goal when he hit free agency was to return to Indiana,” agent Paolo Zamorano said. “We felt like he could build something there.”
For Stuckey, the free agency priority entailed re-signing with the Pacers or joining an NBA playoff threat elsewhere. Several NBA teams pursued Stuckey, including the Washington Wizards and Houston Rockets. Still, the 6-foot-5 guard emerged as the Pacers’ top option to retain days into free agency.
Chip Crain: The @Memphis Grizzlies picked up @Beno Udrih’s option for 15-16. And there was much rejoicing. http://t.co/LGcEbokujd
Stephen Thompson: is Josh Smith still getting $ from Pistons? If so, doesn’t that play in Daryl Morey’s favor to resign him? Eric Pincus: Josh Smith has a lot of $ coming from Detroit – some of what he signs for this season comes off Pistons’ obligation. Bascially Josh Smith won’t make all of his new contract, some of it comes off the $ Pistons owe him.
July 5, 2015 | 3:10 pm EDT Update
Michael Scotto: Rodney Stuckey declined four other offers before agreeing to a 3-year, $21 million deal with the Pacers, league source tells Sheridan Hoops.
Bobby Marks: #Because IND had non bird rights on Stuckey, he will be signed with room created by the Hibbert trade.
David ‘Dubi’ Pick: NBA free-agent Vitor Faverani auditioned overseas for Maccabi. Mutual interest to strike deal, I’m told. Vitor Faverani was inactive since Jan 2014. He rehabbed in Espana with Murcia. High-risk, high-reward, right?
July 5, 2015 | 3:04 pm EDT Update
Indiana free agent Rodney Stuckey has agreed in principle on a three-year, $21 million contract to re-sign with the Pacers, league sources told RealGM.: 9 more rumors