The Knicks have 10 roster spots to fill, and Brand said he hopes to hear from Jackson again. According to a friend of his mother’s, Daisy always hoped Brand would finish his career with the Knicks. Brand said he also may consider hanging it up after 16 seasons.
July 6, 2015 | 5:07 am EDT Update
Daniel Hackett will fly to the USA today and he will have a workout with the New York Knicks, as reported by La Gazzetta dello Sport. The Italian combo guard left Olimpia Milano after a year and half and ruled out he will play in Italy next season.
Emiliano Carchia: OFFICIAL: Sergio Llull signs a new contract with Real Madrid. Llull is under contract with Real Madrid for six more seasons: 6 more rumors
Willis Reed, the center on the only two championships the Knicks won in their history, likes the move Knicks president Phil Jackson made in reaching agreement with Robin Lopez to play his old position. Lopez, the twin brother of the Nets’ Brook, is known for his defense and that is what wins, said Reed, the Hall of Famer and former Knicks captain. “Let me put it this way,” Reed said. “I know one thing about Mr. Jackson, President Jackson, he knows his defense has got to get a lot better than it was. And I’m sure he’s working on that.”
July 6, 2015 | 1:43 am EDT Update
Maverick fans, are you ready for a Jason Terry reunion? Since they got the thumbs-up from free-agent center DeAndre Jordan, which instantly turned their summer into a massive success story, the Mavericks have had conversations with Terry and his camp about returning to Dallas, where he spent half of his 16 NBA seasons and helped win the 2011 championship.
The Toronto Raptors have reached agreement on a four-year, $30 million deal with point guard Cory Joseph, league sources told ESPN on Sunday. The contract will have a player option for the fourth season.
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The Detroit Pistons have chosen their point guard of the future. Nearly five months after landing Reggie Jackson via trade from the Oklahoma City Thunder, the Pistons came to terms with their 25-year-old restricted free agent on a five-year, $80 million deal on Sunday. The deal was confirmed to USA TODAY Sports by a person with knowledge of the terms who spoke on the condition of anonymity because it can’t be finalized until the free agency moratorium lifts on July 9.: 4 more rumors
Veteran swingman Omri Casspi has agreed to terms on a new deal that will keep him with the Sacramento Kings, according to league sources. Sources told ESPN.com that Casspi and the Kings are finalizing a two-year, $6 million deal to keep the first Israeli in NBA history with the franchise that drafted him and reacquired him last summer.
Meanwhile, the Mavericks remain in a strong position to re-sign guard J.J. Barea, who rejoined the team last season on a veteran’s minimum deal. Barea, like Terry, was a vital cog on the championship team in 2011. Barea has other options, most notably with the Miami Heat. But a source said that the Mavericks believe it is trending in a good direction and that Barea could be set to sign for the cap-room exception of $2.8-million and likely would get at least a two-year deal, with the possibility of a three-year agreement with a player option for that third season.: 8 more rumors
Darren Wolfson: Mere formality: told Tyus Jones signed his #Twolves contract. Happened days ago. He’s on the court tomorrow for summer league practice.
This just in: They never had a shot at LaMarcus Aldridge, which insiders knew for months. Even if he talked to them, and six other teams, his likeliest destination all along was San Antonio. Coming of a 21-61 season, they had little more chance at getting DeAndre Jordan or Kevin Love to play alongside old Kobe Bryant, young Jordan Clarkson and unproven D’Angelo Russell and Julius Randle.: 95 more rumors
Llull’s new buyout for the NBA will be lower than €5 million as in his old deal which was set to expire in 2018.
With summer league mini-camp set to begin on Monday morning, the Nuggets have finalized their coaching staff under new head coach Michael Malone, according to a source. It is a staff of five new faces, loaded with highly regarded basketball minds. Ed Pinckney comes to the Nuggets after serving under Tom Thibodeau for five years with the Chicago Bulls. Pinckney, best known for his role on the 1985 Villanova basketball team that upset Georgetown to win the national title, will be the lead assistant. The 52-year-old Pinckney has 12 years of coaching experience, including eight in the NBA with Minnesota and Chicago. Next is Chris Fleming, an up-and-coming basketball mind who is currently coach of the German national team. He also coached the Brose Baskets Bamberg in the German League from 2008-14. While he was there, his team was four-time German Cup champions, four-time German League champions, three-time German Supercup champions, and he was German League coach of the year in 2011.
James Ham: I am hearing that there is a good chance Corliss Williamson will be back with the Kings as an assistant, but again, nothing confirmed yet.
Smith, 51, insists he harbors no ill will toward the franchise. “I don’t know why it would leave a bitter taste in my mouth,” he said. “I think I decided I was going to walk out of the door one day almost the same way I walked in and never be heard from again. And pretty much until this point in time, that’s been the truth. I kind of walked in almost the same way. “It was the DeVoses’ keys. When they decide to ask for them and they want them, they can get them. Or else if I didn’t see things running the way I thought it should run, then I was going to walk out the door. I thought it ended the way it should have.”
July 5, 2015 | 10:59 pm EDT Update
Jackson hadn’t pursued offer sheets on the market this summer, focusing on working out a deal with Detroit. In October, Jackson turned down a four-year, $48 million-plus extension offer with the Oklahoma City Thunder, league sources told Yahoo Sports.
Restricted free-agent guard Reggie Jackson has reached agreement on a five-year, $80 million extension with the Detroit Pistons, league sources told Yahoo Sports. Pistons president and coach Stan Van Gundy wanted to fully commit to Jackson as one of the franchise’s cornerstones and will do so with a substantial investment of $16 million per season. There is no player option in the contract, league sources said. Van Gundy and general manger Jeff Bower negotiated the deal with Jackson’s agent, Aaron Mintz of CAA, over the past 48 hours at the Orlando summer league.
July 5, 2015 | 9:56 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Restricted free agent guard Reggie Jackson has agreed to a five-year, $80M extension with the Detroit Pistons, league sources tell Yahoo.: 4 more rumors
Chris Broussard: Sources: Reggie Jackson just agreed to contract terms with the Detroit Pistons 5 years, $80 million. No options: 4 more rumors
Jon Krawczynski: Bucks spokesman Jake Suski calls a report that Kidd will replace Hammond as GM “unequivocally not true. Owners extremely happy. Our owners are extremely happy with the team we have in place and the tremendous strides we’re making.”