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 3, 2015 | 6:12 pm EDT Update
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.
Mike Richman: For those asking, Damian Lillard is in LA to work with Special Olympics. He didn’t fly there specifically to meet with LaMarcus Aldridge.
July 3, 2015 | 5:57 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Charlotte has shown a strong willingness to use its free agent guard Mo Williams in a sign-and-trade, league sources tell Yahoo.: 4 more rumors
Sergi PV: possibilities for cavs on signing Derozan? If not who’ll replace jr smith? Or are they going to bring him back? Thanks. Steve Kyler: As for JR Smith, was told he would be back on a better deal. Cavs have other deals to finish first.: 8 more rumors
David Aldridge: DeAndre Jordan going to Dallas impacts Wes Matthews deal w/Mavs. Matthews will get 4/57M. Would have been more if Jordan had stayed in LA.
Michael Scotto: Knicks did NOT include a player or team option in the 4-year, $54 million agreement with Robin Lopez, a league source tells Sheridan Hoops.
July 3, 2015 | 5:40 pm EDT Update
Chris Broussard: With @DeAndre Jordan leaving, 1 player LAC will try to get is @Amare Stoudemire. But with only vets minimum to offer, chances he accepts r SLIM: 6 more rumors
Adrian Wojnarowski: Memphis has shown a willingness on sign-and-trades with free agent center Kostas Koufos, an option the Clippers will need to investigate.: 3 more rumors
Zach Lowe: As I wrote on Day 1 of free agency, would love to see how Clips look playing more small-ball w/ Blake at C. Could be really hard to guard.
Adrian Wojnarowski: In the end, the Clippers will be forced to use Blake Griffin significant minutes at center — and try to turn small-ball into an advantage.
July 3, 2015 | 5:23 pm EDT Update
Selz: #Spurs Gregg Popovich still recruiting LaMarcus Aldridge at lunch in LA. #NBA #FreeAgency pic.twitter.com/t8vlYRr1Lz: 86 more rumors
Trail Blazers guard Damian Lillard said he had an “honest” phone conversation with LaMarcus Aldridge late Thursday that centered around Aldridge’s impending free agent decision. “I just wanted to express to him how important he is to the organization,” Lillard said. “And give my honest feelings of how I feel about him as a player/teammate and what I think we can accomplish together.” Lillard said he couldn’t recall how long the conversation lasted, but there was back and forth between the two All-Stars. “I said a lot,” Lillard said. “And so did he.”: 86 more rumors
“No sales-pitch B.S.,” Lillard said. Lillard did not say whether he thought Aldridge was staying or going. “I understand he has to make a decision for him,” Lillard said. “And we have to respect that.”
Marc J. Spears: Free agent guard Rajon Rondo had a good visit with Kings exec Vlade Divac in Sacramento, but has not accepted any offer, source told Yahoo.: 12 more rumors
Marc Stein: One UPDATE to previous faulty-math tweet: Marco Belinelli’s three-year, $19 million deal with Sacramento was above the mid-level
July 3, 2015 | 5:02 pm EDT Update
Jinno Rufino: Source say Mark Cuban gave Deandre Jordan shares of Avion. #NBAFreeAgencyFrenzy: 55 more rumors