Sam Amick: That was quick: Kings agree to terms with Matt Barnes, I’m told.
July 29, 2016 | 7:38 pm EDT Update
Marc Stein: The Warriors are signing veteran center JaVale McGee to a make-good deal for a chance to make the team in training camp, league sources say.
CJ McCollum on singing his new contract extension to keep him in Portland through 2020-21… “It’s a very, very unique feeling. Honestly, I’ve never experienced it before, although I was able to watch Dame [Lillard] go through the process. It’s just a blessing, man, to be able to put the work in, to go through the struggle of injuries, ups and downs, in and out of the rotation to getting an opportunity and taking advantage of it and seeing everything kinda fall into place. Better than a Lifetime Original, better than a 30-for-30 ESPN original movie to just go from where I came from to signing a $100 million deal, man, it’s a really great feeling. I danced around a little bit after I did it and thanked the Lord and went and worked out right afterward, just because that’s kind of how I’m programmed: to continue to get better and never get complacent.”
Rudolph “Spider” Edwards, who with his dust mop and jaunty fedora shared the parquet floor with Celtics stars from Bill Russell to Larry Bird in the old Boston Garden and new, has died. He was 86. Edwards had suffered from cancer, the Celtics said Wednesday. Edwards began working for the Celtics in 1964, sweeping the floor during timeouts so the stars of the NBA’s first dynasty wouldn’t slip on the moisture seeping up from the hockey ice underneath.
A federal judge has denied Derrick Rose’s motion to have the civil sexual assault case against him dismissed, and the trial is scheduled to start Oct. 4 in Los Angeles, presumably in the middle of Rose’s first training camp with the New York Knicks. The U.S. District Court judge denied Rose’s motion for summary judgment in the case because it remained unclear if the accuser, referred to as Jane Doe, consented to sex on Aug. 27, 2013. “There can be no doubt that genuine disputes exist as to almost every material fact in this action,” Judge Michael W. Fitzgerald wrote in documents obtained by ESPN and earlier reported by the sports law website The White Bronco.
July 29, 2016 | 6:40 pm EDT Update
Colton Iverson and the Boston Celtics have not discussed an agreement for a deal, according to a source close to the situation. Iverson was reported to have reached an agreement to join the Celtics for training camp, but a source subsequently told MassLive’s Jay King, “There is no agreement.” The Celtics and Iverson’s camp are, “Not even discussing an agreement,” a source told CelticsBlog.