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I'd ask the Lakers' coach his take on so many PF - but they don't have one
If Davis is playing 5 - it's going to be about athleticism, quickness, mobility - curious to see how Lakers fit all these 4's in
Ed Davis presser is complete - if Davis is going to play some 5 as he suggested - he's not especially tall/big for a 4
Mavs do still have an open roster spot after signing Nelson (assuming that happens), after voiding Lewis deal.
Davis, who signed two-year deal (2nd yr player option) on Lakers being long-term home: "I would love it to be"
Davis on Randle: "I think he's going to be a really good player." Reminds him of Zebo, but "he can put it on the floor a lil' bit better."
Davis: "This is going to be my 5th coach this year, but I think the NBA game is pretty much the same."
Davis said he feels like he's gotten a lot stronger in his 4 NBA years, understands the game better. "I'm going to keep working every day."
"We'll See: A Sports Website On The Internet Dedicated To The Fact That We Don't Know Anything."
Davis: Looking foward to opportunity...no guarantees about playing time. "Its tough without a coach." Well, there's that
Davis: "Just looking forward to this opportunity here with this great franchise and being able to contribute every night."
Davis: Talked to Kobe on the phone...."Its private" about their convo
Davis said he can play both power forward and center. He's 6-10 with good length, has averaged 1.6 bpg per 36 minutes.
Ed Davis: See role? I can play both positions, 4 and 5.
RFelton pleaded guilty to attempted criminal possession of a weapon and criminal possession of a firearm. Does that carry an NBA suspension?
Mitch Kupchak upon presenting Ed Davis with his No. 21 jersey: "That was my college number at North Carolina"
Ed Davis fun fact: His father Terry Davis played 10 years in the NBA. LAL now has 3 players w/ dads who played pro sports (Kobe, Sacre)
Mitch Kupchak is here to introduce Ed Davis, who just signed his contract upstairs. Called Davis a "young player w/a very promising future."
Elway today on hearing "This one's for John!" -- "That was most humbling, thrill feeling of my life."
I feel between Russia, plane catastrophes and Gaza, CNN probably shouldn't have to panic and press the let's-eat-dogs button.
If nothing else, it should limit the immediate dependence on Felton ... and alleviate one of my anxieties over the roster.
Will be curious to see if this has (assumed Nelson signing) an impact on Felton ... meaning, will Felton be on the Mavs for long.
Now the big question as this day goes on - how does first-year Cavs GM LeBron James make sure Love is still Cleveland bound?
Last Laker to wear 21? Chris Duhon.
Waiting for Ed Davis, who is 15 minutes late. Let me say that again....
Most overused term in sports is "distraction," just ahead of "great."
Barring an unforseen snag, Mavs on course to land Jameer Nelson to fortify their backcourt on a deal via Dallas' $2.7 million room exception
RETWEET to join us in wishing assistant coach Darvin Ham a Happy Birthday today! http://t.co/OvB2Uri0c9
ESPN sources say Mavs on track to complete the signing of Jameer Nelson when the veteran PG makes his scheduled visit to Dallas on Thursday
Random thought: LAL can roll out some lefty-heavy lineups this season: Julius Randle, Ed Davis and Xavier Henry are all lefties.
Steve Clifford said he'd like a third center behind Big Al and Biz. Said Zeller could play some center, but better suited to power forward.
Shabazz Napier signs at Heat summer camp http://t.co/vOJDTMBgY3
I was hoping for a quote from the NBA: "We were exhilarated the Thomas & Mack Center was lousy with Utah fans, as Grantland described it."
Just told my brother he did a B- job. We're a pretty good family. B-.
The NBA Summer League set records for attendance (71,942 total), TV ratings (average of 116,000 total viewers) and NBA(dot)com/mobile usage.
That last RT is why it's very problematic for the players union if Adam Silver is so popular. They can lockout the players again & get more
2 things on cap-smoothing concept I mentioned today: 1. Must be collectively bargained; 2. No plan to change player share of revenue (~50%)
Best remaining free agents (cont.): Mo Williams, Emeka Okafor, Jameer Nelson, Jordan Crawford, Greg Stiemsma, Francisco Garcia.
Best remaining free agents: Greg Monroe, Eric Bledsoe, Shawn Marion, Andray Blatche, Al-Farouq Aminu, Ramon Sessions, Ray Allen...
I wonder what the time frame is on Raymond Felton doing those 500 hours of community service? Can't get that done B4 training camp, can he?
on now - Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace - listen live 92.9 FM/ 680 AM
More players available: Ray Allen, Leandro Barbosa, Michael Beasley, Andray Blatche, Elton Brand, Mike Scott, Ramon Session, Earl Watson.
If this is going down it could be going down quicker than expected.
Per source: Forman put a deadline on TWolves response so that there isn't this back-and-forth playing the Cavs and Bulls against each other.
By the way, 4 that Free Movie Night at the AAC tonight, soft drinks and popcorn are free, and fans are urged to park in the AudiPark garage.
"I tried so hard to not say Hornets in New Orleans because of the Pelicans. Now I have to change back." -- Roberts
Detroit and Memphis both expressed interest in Roberts, he said.
Stevie Brown on Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie: "Whenever he’s covering people on deep balls, he’s like, ‘I slow down just a little bit so...
Brian Roberts: "I really feel welcome here."
Brian Roberts led NBA in free-throw percentage (94%) last season, Rich Cho noted.
Drake Diener’s agent told me that Olimpia Milano never made an offer to the guard. So I was wrong earlier today
Tough part about Bledsoe S&T: you prefer to acquire talent w/abundant resources (cap$), not scarce ones (young assets)...and def not both.
Multiple reports sent Euro-veteran Drake Diener to Italian club Milan. "That's 100% false", his agent told me.
Maybe Flip Saunders is a lot smarter than he was getting credit for entering this week.
Drake Diener is officially a new player of Grissin Bon Reggio Emilia.
If you only focused on @luke1luk's struggles in Utah, you missed some neat moments when a man used his situation to brighten others' lives.
If Forman and Bulls would have been all in on Tuesday for Love, they wouldn't have had McDermott sign. It's a Wed morning decision made.
McDermott signing would hold deal back from being official for 30 days, but could agree in principle.
On the TWolves side, there is great pressure to start winning, and another rebuild with the Cavs deal is not ideal.
Forman and Pax are in a win-now window, and made the decision that Love in Chicago is much better than Love in Cleveland with James.
Bulls felt Timberwolves were initially bluffing to drive up the price Tue. night, but in backchannels with Love, felt like Cavs were close.
... as well as "other assets.'' Mirotic is still unconfirmed.
.... Gar Forman played poker face for about 12 hours, and then pushed all the chips in this morning. Confirmed Taj and McDermott ...
According to the source, Timberwolves reached out to Bulls last night to let them know Cavs offer was best on the table ...
According to a Timberwolves source, the Bulls made a "significant offer'' for Kevin Love this morning and it's being "heavily considered.''
Everytime I read a NBA site's comments section I am reminded that few fans understand how the D-League works
Gibson says every time he comes to the gym Derrick Rose is in there. Taj says he expects Rose to come back and be 'dominant.'
From Sat.'s press release of his signing to Wed.'s press release of his departure, Rashard Lewis' stay with the Mavs lasted 91 hrs, 11 min.
To the kid who asked Dwyane Wade why he flops: http://t.co/sGu9m7l9Fp
Jerry Reese referenced Luke 6:42 when asked about David Tyree: "I believe I should mind my own business & keep the plank out of my own eye"
When Big Money conferences have autonomy, I'm sure rules will never be broken, GPAs will skyrocket and the world will be a better place.
Another day, another conspiracy theory that actually makes sense.
Pac 12 boss Larry Scott talks about doing right by majority of athletes. Then talks Big 5 autonomy, which threatens thousands. Hypocrisy?
2013-'14 STATS Jamer Nelson: 12.1 ppg, 7.0 apg, 32.0 mpg, .394% FG, .348% 3FG Mo Williams: 9.7 ppg, 4.3 apg, 24.8 mpg, .417% FG, .369% 3FG
Taj Gibson: "If anything happens, it happens, but Chicago is my home. I look forward to playing in Chicago hopefully for a long time."
For those asking about Bulls' presence...don't believe they'd court Mirotic & make him promises only to turn around & trade him right away
Gibson says this Bulls team reminds him of the one that went to Eastern Conference finals in 2011.
More Donnie on Rashard Lews "We wish him all the best for a speedy recovery and continued success in his remarkable career"
Donnie Nelson statement on Rashard Lewis "It came to our attn during his physical he is in need of a medical procedure on his right knee"
Just casually walked by Kawhi Leonard and Jamaal Franklin at LAX. The Finals MVP is a large, large man.
Never forget the difference between "offered" and "was asked for", and never forget that second and third hand information confuses the two.
The word of the day down here in Charlotte is 'steamy'
Hug a Canadian today. We're really soft, so we need your love.
Taj Gibson "loves" the Pau Gasol addition and said he was never told he would start and has no problem coming off bench.
Apparently everyone was more impressed with Zach LaVine in Las Vegas than I was.
Still think Love ends up in Cleveland. Wiggins is the single best piece on the table in any offer the Wolves have.
Coming up on @TakeTwo (@kpcc), we talk Dungy, Michael Sam, Sterling, whether cheating”pays” in NCAA football, & more! 9:40 am PT.
As a fan of chaos, I hope Love goes to the Bulls.
This summer is getting crazier by the minute. RLewis' contract is voided. RFelton fined $5K n must do 500 hrs community service. What next?
Best. Fortune. Cookie. Ever. http://t.co/1NCE1IhNZF
On the Kevin Love front, the word out of Cleveland yesterday was that the T-Wolves still weren't showing any urgency to get a deal done.
Omri Casspi is hopeful that (once waived by NO) he can re-sign w/ Kings. He could make a lot more overseas but won't give up his NBA dream.
I'm spending a lot of time staring at Jameer Nelson stats. Is that productive?
"need of a medical procedure on his right knee. We wish him all the best 4 a speedy recovery n continued success in his remarkable career.”
Gibson believes Gasol addition is big. Taj says he was never told he would be starting and doesn't have an issue still coming off the bench.
Showtime!! return of overrated/underrated + you will probably want to fight us. Grizzlies GM Chris Wallace at 1. Listen 92.9 FM/ 680 AM
I'll say this: C.J. Spillman is a helluva beat writer. Big with the first 2014 camp scoop.
Taj Gibson said every time he works out at Berto Center, team officials tell him not to worry about rumors.
Gibson knows trade speculation is out there. He believes Bulls have one of the best teams in the league if they stay intact.
Gibson reiterates that he and Noah's message to Melo was come to Chicago and win championships. Says he understood Anthony's decision.
Pretty pissed at Lewis for those 2K minutes I gave him for no reason.
Wonder what the gift bag at Parkhead will be tonight for the VIPs? Irn Bru, tablet, Trackie top.
Mavs release statement on Rashard Lewis: “We wish him all the best for a speedy recovery and continued success in his remarkable career."
Mavs Donnie Nelson didn't reveal Lewis was waived in statement,but said:"We wish him all the best for a speedy recovery & continued success"
Taj Gibson eloquently talking about loss of his cousin from earlier this summer.
The Rashard Lewis Era will be remembered always.
Taj Gibson said as currently constructed the Bulls are deep and have ability to get to Eastern Conference finals.
Info from one website I looked at might be wrong. Basketball Insiders claims Felix is nonguaranteed after this year. I'm going back to bed.
Taj Gibson said trade rumors part of the business and that Bulls haven't told him anything.
Taj Gibson admits trade rumors are "tough". He still wants to be in Chicago.
The Mavericks have voided forward Rashard Lewis' one-year contract after finding out he needed knee surgery in his physical, a source said.
Jazz have four guys with guaranteed deals past 2015-16. Fun to think about future of Fantastic 4: Hayward, Favors, Gobert and Carrick Felix.
That being said, I fully expect Sixers to wiggle their way into helping facilitate a KLove trade. They're the perfect 3rd team candidate.
today @jon_roser and I give our new overrated/underrated lists - probably most controversial show in a long time
I've never heard Sixers have truly been interested in Dion Waiters & swapping Thad's professionalism for a gunner doesn't seem like Hinkie.
With cap space/non-guaranteed contracts, Sixers always a natural 3-team trade possibility. Just don't think it will be Thad for Waiters.
As Cavs continue to discuss Love trade the search for a rim protector continues. Not looking for a star just need a Birdman or Anthony type.
Per Donnie Nelson: "It came to our attention during Rashard Lewis's physical that he is in need of a medical procedure on his right knee."
I understand why they did it. If it works--if most of their veteran imports avoid a career drop-off this year--then it's all good for DA/RM.