The Dallas Mavericks are confident they are inching closer to the eventual signing of veteran center Jermaine O’Neal, according to team sources. Sources told ESPN.com that the Mavericks — who continue to closely monitor the 36-year-old center’s progress as O’Neal works out in preparation for a comeback — hope to sign him by the All-Star break.
February 13, 2016 | 11:03 am EST Update
There is plenty of conjecture about Hassan Whiteside as Thursday’s 3 p.m. NBA trading deadline approaches, and plenty of truths. There is a sense inside the organization that a parting might be best, while Whiteside’s circle is not expecting a deal.
As Kobe Bryant prepares for his final NBA All-Star Game, there are endless questions about what he will do when basketball is no longer a part of his life. Everyone has their own ideas. “I think it’s going to be difficult for him,” TNT analyst Charles Barkley told Sporting News. “Kobe doesn’t have a college degree, and you can only go to so many business meetings.”