The tension between Rondo and Carlisle about play-calling had been brewing for a little while, team sources told ESPNDallas.com. It reached a boiling point when Rondo appeared to blow off a play call from the bench, prompting Carlisle to storm onto the court while calling a timeout and shouting at Rondo, who responded in kind.
July 4, 2015 | 6:27 pm EDT Update
Jeff Zillgitt: As Pacers-Lakers figure out details of Roy Hibbert trade, it looks like Pacers will get cash and future pick in return. Sorting it out now. Short-term solution for both Pacers & Lakers. Hibbert wasn’t part of Pacers’ future & Lakers need a big after striking out in free agency.: 10 more rumors
Chef Andy: Anymore players Rockets going after? Jonathan Feigen: The plan now (per sources) is to match on KJ McDaniels and look at trade options, opportunities. They’ll be patient.
Jabari Young: With all the #Sixers big men…maybe Kim Hughes can land on his feet in my hometown Philly. Kim was cool. Bad mistake, paid a price #Blazers
July 4, 2015 | 6:03 pm EDT Update
Jared Zwerling: Hearing the Lakers-Pacers deal is done involving Roy Hibbert. Just a matter of the assets involved now.: 10 more rumors
Jeff Zillgitt: As has been reported by @Marc Stein, Roy Hibbert will be traded to the Lakers. Two sides working on rest of the deal right now.
Jared Zwerling: Source: With DJ leaving, more intrigue between Clippers and Amar’e Stoudemire, providing big-man support. Amar’e and Chris Paul are close.: 7 more rumors
Trail Blazers assistant coach Kim Hughes has been fired by the team, The Oregonian/Oregonlive has learned, days after his comments to an Indiana television station about the future of free agent LaMarcus Aldridge went viral. NBA.com was the first with knowledge of the move and The Oregonian confirmed it. “We can confirm Mr. Hughes is no longer with the team,” Neil Olshey, Blazers president of basketball operations, said on Saturday. “It is our policy to otherwise refrain from commenting on personnel matters.” Hughes, who has been the Blazers’ big man coach for the past three seasons, told WTHI television that Aldridge was leaving the Blazers in free agency, which enraged team officials, who said Hughes had no knowledge of the team’s free agent proceedings. The Terre Haute, Ind., station was interviewing Hughes while he was at a camp held by Blazers forward Meyers Leonard in Leonard’s hometown of Robinson, Ill. “Well, people don’t realize we just went young,” Hughes said in the interview. “We didn’t publicize it, but we lost LaMarcus Aldridge. It hasn’t been declared yet, but I’m sure he won’t come back. We will go young.”
July 4, 2015 | 4:50 pm EDT Update
Marc Stein: ESPN sources say that the Lakers and Pacers are actively discussing a trade where L.A. would take Roy Hibbert into salary-cap space. After missing out on all of their free-agent targets, Lakers are talking trade with Pacers which would land them the former All-Star center: 10 more rumors
Andy Larsen: Some color on the Trey Lyles contract: Lyles’ agent is Rich Paul, LeBron’s agent. Jazz/Lyles mostly agree on amount: 120% of rookie scale. But Jazz have written in some extras with past rookie contracts, like summer league assurances, etc. They want to do that with Lyles too. I’m told that negotiations between Lyles and Jazz are indeed occurring, they’re not at a standstill. But both parties want minutiae right.
July 4, 2015 | 4:31 pm EDT Update
CJ Watson: Had a great 2 years in Indy thanks to all the fans for the support. Meet so many good ppl there and made life long friends in teammates. Ready and excited for the next chapter in Orlando can’t wait to get started with the young bucks lol they will keep me youthful I’m sure lol. Blessed!!! God is good still lots of work to do tho but words can’t describe how happy I am.
Eric Moreland: It’s officially been 6 months since surgery! I’m all healthy and ready for that action! How fun is that going to be with me WCS lurking
July 4, 2015 | 3:44 pm EDT Update
The Indiana Pacers have engaged the Dallas Mavericks in discussions about a three-way sign-and-trade agreement that would potentially bring former All-Star center Roy Hibbert to the Clippers, a league executive told The Times on Saturday, though the Mavericks’ motivation to complete such a deal seemed doubtful.: 10 more rumors
Indiana is seeking to trade Hibbert after failing to get him to decline his player option for $15.5 million for next season by publicly implying in April he might be benched if he returned. The Pacers are expected to engage other teams for Hibbert’s services if the sign-and-trade agreement with the Mavericks and Clippers falls through.
Alex Kennedy: KD was asked if seeing stars get attention this week has made him think about free agency. He said no, he’s just excited about OKC’s team. Kevin Durant made it clear that all he’s focused on is basketball and OKC. Not thinking about free agency and seems sick of the questions.
July 4, 2015 | 3:26 pm EDT Update
Ramona Shelburne: In addition to making a push on David West, heard Spurs have expressed an interest in Carlos Boozer as they fill out their bench: 3 more rumors