Vinny Del Negro, one of three candidates who interviewed to replace Karl when the Nuggets ultimately hired Shaw, also is expected to be on Denver’s radar, league sources say. Nate McMillan, who replaced Shaw on the Indiana bench under Frank Vogel in 2013, is another intriguing name.
July 1, 2015 | 4:07 pm EDT Update
Marc Stein: As one source sagely explains: Suns certainly have player to appeal to PORT in sign-and-trade if LaMarcus Aldridge chooses PHX: Eric Bledsoe. Blazers GM Neil Olshey drafted Bledsoe for Clips. If Aldridge springs surprise & chooses Phoenix, Suns could offer Bledsoe in sign-and-trade
David Aldridge: Still think Suns are dark horse for Aldridge, but 1) they do have quality PGs, which he wants, 2) with Chandler, they have legit center.
The Suns and Dallas Mavericks could possibly work a sign-and-trade agreement involving Chandler and Brandan Wright. Wright was a popular player with the Mavericks before they included him in the Rajon Rondo trade with Boston last season.
Ian Begley: #Knicks have planned to meet with FA center Robin Lopez in Los Angeles while in town to meet with LaMarcus Aldridge, league sources say.: 2 more rumors
Chris Mannix: While Wizards wait on Pierce, familiar dark horse lurks: Boston. Pierce wants to work for C’s someday. Would he want to finish career there?: 10 more rumors
July 1, 2015 | 4:02 pm EDT Update
Mark Medina: Clippers center DeAndre Jordan met with Dallas this a.m. He will meet with Lakers tonight, Knicks Thurs morning & Clippers Thurs afternoon: 23 more rumors
Cleveland still has plenty of work to do in free agency — with Iman Shumpert, J.R. Smith and Matthew Dellavedova all in line for new contracts, as well — but the commitments Cavs owner Dan Gilbert already has made in the first few hours of free agency to Love and Thompson send a strong message to James about the franchise’s commitment to winning, since it ensures that the Cavaliers are headed for a massive luxury-tax bill after the upcoming season.
Royce Young: With Kyle Singler re-signed (and Kanter likely to come), it’s likely the Thunder will look to move Perry Jones or Steve Novak (or both).