Andy Larsen: What was the biggest frustration? Enes Kanter: “I will say almost everything. I didn’t bring it every night. Almost everything was a frustration. It wasn’t just basketball stuff. It was just professionalism. After I see OKC, then I was like, this is how NBA teams are. You know how you’re like in a dream, that you have a superpower and you don’t want to open your eyes? OKC’s been like that for me.”
July 3, 2015 | 7:35 pm EDT Update
Sam Amick: Update on the Rajon Rondo to Sac deal: being told its $9.5 million. They get their guy.: 15 more rumors
Marc J. Spears: Kings F Rudy Gay played an instrumental role in convincing his close friend Rajon Rondo to come to Sacramento, a source told Yahoo Sports.: 15 more rumors
Derek Bodner: For those paranoid about the Kings rescinding trade, can’t pay both Belinelli and Rondo without it. twitter.com/SpearsNBAYahoo…
Jordan McRae was asked Friday where he expects to play in the fall. The swingman knows the 76ers could stash him overseas for the second consecutive season. They could also put him on their 15-man NBA roster. “I would say I would be here,” McRae said after the Sixers’ morning minicamp session for the summer league. “Me just being here with the guys in the summer, and the relationships with the coaches and players and stuff, I think it will help me out a lot.”
July 3, 2015 | 7:08 pm EDT Update
Marc J. Spears: Rajon Rondo to sign one-year, $10 million deal with Kings, source told Yahoo: 15 more rumors
Marc Stein: ESPN sources say Kings and Rajon Rondo have a one-year deal at $9.5 million. @SpearsNBAYahoo first reported agreement
Adrian Wojnarowski: Patrick Beverley has agreed to a four-year, $25M deal to return to Houston, agent Kevin Bradbury tells Yahoo Sports.: 9 more rumors
Adrian Wojnarowski: Rockets still keep flexibility in LaMarcus Aldridge pursuit, via S-and-T scenarios. Houston hopes Brewer deal strengthens case w/ Aldridge.
Marc Stein: Sources say Kings/Brewer talks actually broke off BEFORE serious offer stage. Brewer then re-engaged w/Rockets, where he wanted to be along
Ian Begley: One player who remains on #Knicks’ radar: K.J. McDaniels. Just my opinion, but McDaniels, 22, seems a better option than Derrick Williams.
July 3, 2015 | 6:39 pm EDT Update
Jonathan Feigen: Corey Brewer on agreement with the Rockets: “I’m happy, so happy. Just glad to be a Rocket.” And how typical of Corey Brewer is that quote?
On one hand, there was Jordan’s relationship with Clippers All-Star Chris Paul, which sources told CBSSports.com was demonstrably poor. These things are never one man’s fault, but they believe that Jordan’s relationship with the man who got him the ball in LA played a role here.
Then, there was the friendship, influence and history of doing basketball business — lots of basketball business — that Fegan has with Mavs owner Mark Cuban. The Mavs landed another Fegan client, Chandler Parsons, to a three-year, $46 million deal just last summer. Apparently, Parsons is paid mostly as a free-agent recruiter, because he made more of an impact dining with Jordan this week than he did on the floor all season.
July 3, 2015 | 6:26 pm EDT Update
Alex Kennedy: Talks between the Sacramento Kings and Patrick Beverley are progressing, according to sources. They may be nearing a deal.: 9 more rumors
July 3, 2015 | 6:12 pm EDT Update
Marc Stein: ESPN sources say Corey Brewer and Houston Rockets closing in on a multiyear deal: 6 more rumors
Adrian Wojnarowski: Free agent Corey Brewer has agreed to a three-year, $24 million deal to return to the Houston Rockets, league sources tell Yahoo Sports.: 6 more rumors