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Parsons said Burger King has not renewed it's sponsorship for the upcoming season. No free burgers next season I guess.
Parsons couldn't get into specifics of conversion he had with Chris Paul but if Sterling is the owner, concern is players will seek an exit.
Triano also said Canada’s depth will help get NBA teams on board. Won’t be wearing out their guys. Lots of minutes spread around.
Triano said long-term, Canada will use depth and athleticism to play high pressure defence and rotate lots of guys. Stay fresh/aggressive
Parsons said he has concerns about players wanting to continue to play for the Clippers if Sterling continued as the owner.
Odd moment where Parson's lawyer objects to a question from Ballmer's lawyer.
Parsons: "If none of your sponsors want to sponsor you, your coach doesn’t want to coach, players don’t want to play, what do you have?"
Parsons said if Doc left it would accelerate a "death spiral" for the Clippers.
Parsons: "If Doc were to leave that would be a disaster. Doc is the guy that leads the effort."
You never want to offer a top asset and still have the other team say, "Fine and what else?" CLE might be in this spot now w/Wiggins & MIN.
Dick Parsons testifies that Doc Rivers has told him three times that he would not continue with the Clippers if Sterling is still the owner.
Parsons says that Doc Rivers has told him, 'If Mr. Sterling continues to own the team, he doesn’t think he wants to continue as coach"
Dick Parsons is being asked about Doc Rivers, Max Blecher objects and suggests Doc Rivers be called as a witness.
Andrew Nicholson said he is “going back to basics” trying to get back to solid rookie form. More time in post, etc. Magic deep up front now
Be careful, young Joel-Hans.
Going down that road is exactly what caused most of Minnesota to declare Twitter war on me last week, so I'll just leave it at that for now.
Got a bonus story in this week's SI about a skydive gone wrong, and two intertwined lives. Fascinating to report.
Parsons said if Sterling is still owner, "We may lose coaches, including the head coach, and we could lose players."
"But having said all that..." is the 2 a.m. of rhetorical argument -- nothing good happens after it.
Joel Embiid hasn’t played an NBA game and he already annoys me. Stop RTing him people!
Parsons said Clippers haven't decided what to do if fans want a refund if Sterling is still owner when season starts. "It's a conundrum."
You can tell me you KNOW what the real sticking point is & I can tell you it's all the points. I don't get where we go from there, though.
It should be noted that the best Canadian song of all time is actually the CBC Olympic theme song.
Parsons says he's reached out to the Clippers' sponsors and they've all basically said we're out if Sterling is in.
Red Star Belgrade have interest in reuniting with journeyman PG Omar Cook, according to source.
Parsons says Mandalay Bay, a sponsor and site of preseason games, says they will cut ties with the team if there is a Sterling association.
I make one little joke about NFL writers and two hours later look who pulls into my driveway. Incredible. http://t.co/uZnhh9f1hw
Parsons: "If (Sterling is still owner) there is substantial risk to the revenue. If one or two of the big sponsors go everyone goes."
Sponsors have told Parsons: "We’re in so long as Donald Sterling is out."
Parsons says in meetings w/ Clippers sponsors, he's heard "We're in so long as Donald Sterling is out" so he thinks there's substantial risk
Parsons says the "issue or cloud hanging over the team is the continued ownership of Mr Sterling" which manifests itself w/ sponsorships
Dick Parsons says he has concerns about Clippers economic viability going forward
Parsons compared Ballmer's $2 billion bid to a Fabergé egg. Said you can't get to the sale price on numbers alone.
Clippers CEO Dick Parsons was asked about the $2 billion sale price, "If Steve goes away, I don't know how you get to that number again"
Parsons: "In my opinion its going to be tough to get this price again. If Steve goes away I don’t know how you get to this number again."
Not Donaghy bad, but why give Whitlock radio time here?
If Flip Saunders can tell Wolves fans that he turned K.Love into four No. 1 picks, he will look like winner.
Something to remember in Kevin Love trade talks. If it is a three-way with Sixers, who have $35M in cap space, salaries need not match.
Blazers announce Thomas Robinson undergoes surgery to repair his right thumb ligament. He is expected to be back by training camp.
Important clarification: The Ennis in the rankings is James of the Heat, not Tyler of the Suns. I should have noted that in the first place.
Blazers announce Thomas Robinson underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in right thumb. He’s expected to be ready for camp.
Dick Parsons is now taking the stand.
Blazers F Thomas Robinson underwent surgery to repair a torn ligament in his right thumb, per team.
People can raise issues with specific points to this. Fair. But I'm saying GSW decision is based on the accumulation of ALL these points.
If you're a team with massive salaries coming up 2-3-4 years down the road, you don't want to push extra money 2-3 years down the road.
Dick Parsons talking to Shelly's lawyer Bert Fields before entering the courtroom.
Tonight at JSBL: T&T Coast-Sterns Trailer and Horn Law Group-NJ Tarheels
Trevor Booker: "When I told people I was coming to Utah, they were like, 'Where's Utah?' … But from what I see, I think I'll love the city."
The Warriors valued Klay and Lee (and Barnes) too much to start chipping away at Love's value by having to take back MIN's bad money.
Shanahan: “I believe we have people in our organization who maybe have been afraid of certain words & certain information." Ah, Leafs.
What I've said from the start: Love is more valuable than Klay, but if I'm the Warriors, I wouldn't want any part of Kevin Martin's $22M...
Dick Parsons has arrived. The interim Clippers CEO is scheduled to take the stand first today.
Bobby Samini & Max Blecher are talking with Shelly Sterling before they are scheduled to call her to the stand. Odd but par for the course.
Have to take into account some who did well in SL won’t have the same role with the regular roster. That impacts ROY race.
Early read on preseason Ladder: 1. Noel, 2. McDermott, 3. Parker, 4. Payton, 5. Ennis, 6. Adams, 7. Randle, 8. Harris, 9. Exum, 10. McRae.
Strong survived his 90-minute interview session. Given his second glass of water, he said, "It's been a long time since I've sat this long."
Now Donald's and Shelly's attorneys are talking in the hallway as Shelly chimes in from time to time. No sign of Donald.
Shelly Sterling is sitting in the hallway of the courthouse and smiling as she talks to Donald's attorneys.
Trevor Booker meets the Utah press. http://t.co/O11fEe8CjV
Diggs says some locker-room conflict is a good thing: "There's 100 alpha males. If you don't think you're the man, you're weak-minded."
Final Rookie Ladder of summer league: 1 Noel, 2 Stokes, 3 Warren, 4 McDermott, 5 Ennis, 6 Adams, 7 McRae, 8 Payton, 9 Parker, 10 Russ Smith.
Both Chandler Parsons and Gordon Hayward will make more money than Al Jefferson next season. (more than Rondo, Joakim, and Horford too)
What has a better ring: The Kyle Dubas Era or The David Booth Era?
There's a part of me that hopes Love never gets traded so we can keep having these hypothetical debates all summer.
Only Chris Paul (14.7) had a higher assist per 48 minute average than new Buck Kendall Marshall last season (14.6).
As anticipated early-July, Nets sign Bojan Bogdanovic to three-year deal. That's Bojan, Brooklyn. NOT Bogdan.
Hornets will introduce Brian Roberts tomorrow
Why would A-Wiggins trump any offer for Love from Bulls or anyone else? Because Wiggins is potential superstar Wolves can't otherwise get
Just a little February 2013 high school hoops news for you guys there
I never knew this happened, but it's awesome: collegebasketballtalk.nbcsports.com/2013/02/08/and…
Some day, there'll have been as many guys named Bogdanovic in the NBA has their have been Williams.
Forget rappers. Just met Shaun T and got star struck. Also reminded me gotta get back on that Insanity tip
Maybe "Bogdanovic" is the "Smith" of the Balkans.
Nets make the Bojan Bogdanovic signing official. Deal is for the mini mid-level: straight three years, $10.1 million. No options.
Anyone see reports of OKC making a play for Love?
Reported 2 weeks ago that Mirotic sought assurance for long-term commitment from Bulls before completing buyout.
Bulls officially announce Aaron Brooks signing as well. On paper, the Bulls are now 11 deep.
Bulls just made the Aaron Brooks signing official.
You could field a nice squad with every player that's been rumored to be involved in Kevin Love trade talks.
Aaron Brooks is also officially signed with the Chicago Bulls
Bogdanovic signed a three-year deal for $10 million. Told no player option in third year of deal.
Bulls sign guard Aaron Brooks
Bogdanovic is signing for the tax payer's mid level exception: three years, $10 million.
Bulls announce Aaron Brooks signing.
The Bulls have also announced the signing of Aaron Brooks.
Bulls sign rookie Doug McDermott
Nets have officially signed Bojan Bogdanovic, who they drafted in 2011: "We obviously have a high regard for his game," says GM Billy King
A number of teams are interested in Dahntay Jones, including the Knicks and Clippers. He'll work out for 15-20 teams in Las Vegas next week.
And that was your Bogdanovic update for the day
Nets sign Bojan Bogdanovic - meanwhile Suns' Bogdan Bogdanovic will play for Fenerbahce for at least a couple of seasons
Last season, Kevin Love finished 6th overall in WAR (behind only LeBron, Durant, Steph Curry, CP3 & Dirk)… Love was also 11th in "Real +/-"
Bulls officially announce signing of rookie Doug McDermott. A lot of people in and out of the organization believe in his potential.
I'm calling it now, Uggla will get the game-winning hit to give the Giants the NL West
Bulls officially sign first-round pick Doug McDermott.
Brooklyn's deal with Bojan Bogdanovic will be three years, $10.1M, league source tells Yahoo.
Nets formally announce the signing of 2011 draft pick Bojan Bogdanović. "We obviously have a high regard for his game," said GM Billy King.
Brooklyn just added someone to their roster for the 2014-15 season … and he’s under 30. Actually, he’s only 25!!
How much of this Dungy backlash is real versus how many people have been waiting to pounce on the man because he helped Mike Vick?
With Andrew Wiggins & Anthony Bennett both targets in possible Kevin Love deal; no surprise they aren't w Canadian national team summer
FUN FACT: Billy King did not draft Bogdanovic, but whatever.
Nets GM Billy King, via statement: "Having drafted Bojan in 2011, it is rewarding to finally welcome him to the Nets."
More from King statement: "We obviously have a high regard for his game, and we are glad he will now bring that talent to Brooklyn.”
Nets announce the signing of Bojan Bogdanovic. Billy King says the team has a "high regard for his game."
In a statement, GM Billy King said: "Having drafted Bojan in 2011, it is rewarding to finally welcome him to the Nets."
The Nets have made the signing of Bojan Bogdanovic official
The Bulls have signed first-round pick Doug McDermott, team announces in a press release.
Nets announce they have officially signed Bojan Bogdanovic.
No doubt, the GSWs agonized over this one. But they could never figure out how a Klay-focused offer would balance their way.
What makes sense in all of this is Wolves leaking that offer to try to get Klay/other big bids for Love. Nothing else does to me.
TWolves G Kevin Martin and C/F Gorgui Dieng are other names that have come up in talks with Cavs about Kevin Love, sources say.
Bulls have always stayed abreast of Love talks, which were on backburner during Melo pursuit. Cavs in lead. Bulls less assets post July 10.
Adding Harrison Barnes and Kevin Martin's $22M into the mix... and the Warriors decided it wasn't worth even discussing Klay T.
It’s like James Dolan took over the Cavs and decided he had to have something. I really don’t get it.
I must be missing something. Who are Cavs bidding against, why is offer so huge? No Klay from Dubs vs. 2 great defenders from Bulls?
Nobody in the league values DLee as much as the Warriors do. That's their call and their right, but I think I've explained this before.
We’ll know sometime this week site of FIBA Americas Oly qualifying next year. Mexico strong favourite for men, Edmonton for women.
Just, trading for him earlier would have allowed them to use exceptions/room on other areas of need.
Turner got a portion of the MLE… Bledsoe is demanding the max (and he’ll get it)
Cavs know it'll cost Wiggins/Bennett/future first to get Love. If Wolves insist on moving Kevin Martin with Love, more pieces must be added
Fun w/ stats: Evan Tuner (age 25) career avg: 11.1 ppg, 5.3 rpg & 3.1 apg Eric Bledsoe (age 24) career avg: 8.7 ppg, 3.0 rpg & 3.4 apg
Maybe would have been a good idea for the Bulls to involve themselves in the Love talks before throwing $7m a year at a 34-year-old PF.
One source familiar with Cavs-TWolves talks described them this way: "It's getting real."
Signals emanating from Cleveland are clear that Cavs think they'll ultimately construct a trade framework Minnesota will accept for KLove
Cavs have talked a lot with TWolves over past 36 hours, sources say. Not surprisingly, Andrew Wiggins said to be at center of discussion.
Penalizing Alex Tyus for withdrawal from Israel NT will backfire against Maccabi.
So wait, the Oakland authorities (who had no leverage) and the A's (who had no leverage)... agreed to a deal because they had to? SHOCKING.
The Bulls offer gives credence to Cavs fans position of not trading Wiggins.
For months, Israel NT knew Alex Tyus was destined to complete studies at Florida Uni. Thus, D'or Fischer was naturalized.
The fact Michael Sam was a seventh round draft pick shows a lot of NFL teams held similar view of Tony Dungy. Reality TV show didn't help.
Why is Tony Dungy catching heat for his opinion on Michael Sam? He just said he wouldn't want a player who would cause a media circus.
Which leads me to believe that is not actually an offer on table. It doesn’t just trump the rival offers, it might be triple the value
I don’t believe Wolves are ones holding up a Wiggins deal if offer really is Bennett and at least one future No. 1 for guy that is bailing?
So how many times has Ainge texted Griffin, “Bogans for Thompson and a first,” today?
In doing so they've dedicated themselves to basketball in a way most American players don't have to at that age. If thats not motivation...
Fact Whitlock may be overlooking: most Canadian players leave their families/friends/lives/country as teenagers to attend prep schools in US
Dubas said he hasn't talked with Randy Carlyle yet. Take that for what it's worth. I don't know if it means anything.
For the sake of equal time, NBA writers will tweet the pregame lay-up line next season. "Good, good, good, good, good, good, good, good..."
Quandre Diggs continues to be one of my favorite interview subjects ever. An all-time great.
Besides describing how Kevin Love plays for USAB, "Olympic Love" would also be a great name for a behind-the-scenes look at the Village.
If Cavs 4 wks ago had offered Wolves "No.1 pick in draft" + Bennett, Waiters, etc, more enticing than Wiggins -- even though same outcome?
Eastbay restocked FORTY-EIGHT different pairs of Js this morning?
I'd rather read Berman of the Post tweets from two weeks about the Knicks being in the running for LeBron. It beats "dropped pass from Cruz"
"People, they can’t really say what that truly means, other than one team’s winning and one team’s losing.” - Dubas on culture change
Meanwhile, new Leafs AGM Kyle Dubas told us something I've been dying to here re: culture change...
Might work out great obviously. And it of course wasn't Guangdong responsible for the Fisher saga. But there's a bad overall precedent here.