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 | 9:15 pm EDT Update
Ken Berger: The Spurs, Suns and Blazers have separated themselves in the chase for LaMarcus Aldridge, two people directly involved tell @CBSSports. One source stopped short of describing other teams (beyond obvious) as eliminated. But Spurs, Suns, Blazers at top of Aldridge’s list.: 89 more rumors
Rondo spent Thursday night in Sacramento and had dinner with close friend and new teammate Rudy Gay for over three hours. The two became close as McDonald’s high school All-Americans and Rondo even served as a groomsman in Gay’s wedding. Gay was advising his friend throughout the free agency process and even played matchmaker for the Kings and Rondo.
Friday morning, Rondo and his representatives met with Kings vice president of basketball operations Vlade Divac and interim general manager Mike Bratz.
Marc Berman: Knicks never made offer to Beverley despite interest. Didn’t want to get tied up, betting on Houston matching: 10 more rumors
July 3, 2015 | 8:33 pm EDT Update
Ken Berger: @Brian Windhorst cites benefits of LAC sign-and-trade with Dallas for Jordan. In fact, source tells me Clips have approached Mavs about it. Benefits for Clips obvious. Mavs could get an asset, maybe even a useful player, for their trouble.
Brian Windhorst: Just as Suns did w/Steve Nash & Cavs did with LeBron, Clippers need to put aside emotion & try to get Mavs to do sign & trade for exception. For example: double sign & trade with Monta Ellis that would land Roy Hibbert in LA & help Mavs pick up an asset or two plus Jordan. Or 3-way trade with Brendan Haywood’s contract that could enable Clips to make offer for Nene, Pekovic or Koufos. There are ways out for LAC
July 3, 2015 | 7:49 pm EDT Update
Adrian Wojnarowski: Spurs and Suns have solidified themselves as frontrunners in pursuit of free agent LaMarcus Aldridge, league sources tell Yahoo.: 89 more rumors
Calvin Watkins: Rockets believe odds of getting LaMarcus Aldridge are stronger after the Beverley and Brewer deals. Rockets can do a sign-trade for him.: 89 more rumors
Once the free-agent dust settles, the Pacers will engage teams in trade scenarios for Roy Hibbert, league sources said. They’re looking for teams with room who can absorb Hibbert’s $15.5 million salary.: 4 more rumors
Gary Washburn: League sources say #Magic fully intend to match any offer sheet for Tobias Harris, meaning interested teams such as #celtics unlikely to bid: 6 more rumors
Ken Berger: The Mavs are close to a deal to bring back point guard J.J. Barea, league source tells @CBSSports. Need PG, same agent as DeAndre Jordan.: 6 more rumors
Melissa Rohlin: Blake Griffin visits Dodgers same day DeAndre Jordan says he’s leaving latimes.com/sports/clipper…
Becky Hammon is about to become the first woman to serve as the head coach of an NBA summer league team. San Antonio announced Friday that Hammon will lead the Spurs during summer league play in Las Vegas. She is entering her second season as an assistant coach for the Spurs.
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