Though he has yet to confirm his retirement, Steve Nash is under no delusions when it comes to the fact that his NBA career is at its end. The Los Angeles Lakers point guard joined the The Bro Jake Show on TSN Radio 1040 Vancouver on Tuesday morning and pulled no punches when it came to the state of his game. “Unfortunately the NBA game is just a touch too far for me,” said the 41-year-old native of Victoria, BC. “I play one game and I’m out a month. I have a bunch of back things going on that compromise that nerve.”
July 3, 2015 | 11:25 pm EDT Update
July 3, 2015 | 10:40 pm EDT Update
Shams Charania: Orlando restricted free agent Tobias Harris has reached agreement on a deal to re-sign with the Magic, league sources tell RealGM.
Shams Charania: Tobias Harris agreed on a four-year, $64 million deal with Orlando, league sources tell RealGM.: 7 more rumors
Chris Broussard: Sources: Derrick Williams agrees to 2-year, $10 million deal with Knicks. Player option for second year: 2 more rumors
As if San Antonio Spurs fans need to be teased more about free agent LaMarcus Aldridge and his possibility of joining the Spurs, comes video of him with coach Gregg Popovich, Ime Udoka, and Sean Marks in L.A. as the courting of the big man continues. There’s still no word on any decision from the big man as to whether he will or will not sign with San Antonio. The Suns are reprotedly in the hunt for LaMarcus as well.: 91 more rumors
July 3, 2015 | 10:28 pm EDT Update
What the Clippers can do is a sign-and-trade that could bring them Indiana Pacers center Roy Hibbert. A league source told this newspaper shortly after Jordan’s team announced he was leaving that the Clippers could aim for a deal like this that would bring them Hibbert, send Jordan to Dallas with Dallas shooting guard Monta Ellis heading to Indiana. Ellis on Thursday agreed to a four-year deal with the Pacers.: 6 more rumors
Tim MacMahon: No done deal, but sources are highly optimistic that J.J. Barea will be back in a Mavs uniform next season.: 7 more rumors
Q: Do you feel like Matthews and Jordan were a package deal? Mark Cuban: In no way, shape, or form. We committed to Wes before we committed to DeAndre. They weren’t a package deal. Wes was coming whether or not DeAndre came.
Q: Who knew Parsons was not just a pretty face, but a recruiter as well? Mark Cuban: I told Chandler when he retires, he’s running the sales for all my companies.
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.: 91 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