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Derrick Williams stayed hot on Wednesday with 17 points, eight rebounds, a steal and two 3-pointers on 7-of-12 shooting.

Williams, J.J. Barea (6 points) and Luke Ridnour (8 points, 5 assists) are all trade candidates for the Wolves, but if Williams sticks, he could be a very solid player the rest of the way. And given the fact the Wolves play four games per week in six straight after next week, he is nearly a must-own player. He blew up for 24 points and 16 rebounds on Wednesday just before the All-Star break, and is apparently still hot.
Thu, Feb 21, 2013 12:10:00 AM

Kevin Love is reportedly "intrigued" by the idea of playing with LeBron James and Kyrie Irving on the Cavaliers, and would commit to a long-term contract in Cleveland.

In late June the Cavs' pursuit of Love was reportedly dead in the water because he refused to re-sign with them, but as usual LeBron is a game-changer. The Cavs are rumored to have made an offer centered around No. 1 pick Andrew Wiggins, and the Wolves may be hard-pressed to get a better offer, so this could quickly progress. For now, however, it remains only a fascinating possibility.
Jul 11 - 1:30 PM

Updating a previous report, the Rockets expect that Chris Bosh will "soon" agree to sign in Houston now that LeBron James has opted to leave the Heat.

The Rockets have offered Bosh a four-year, $88 million deal and they're willing to pay a steep luxury tax to assemble a championship-caliber core that also includes James Harden, Dwight Howard and Chandler Parsons. Before Bosh could sign anything, the Rockets will need to complete trades sending away Omer Asik (to the Pelicans) and Jeremy Lin (in talks with the 76ers). At the moment it doesn't seem as though Bosh is considering any other teams.
Source: ESPN.com
Jul 11 - 1:26 PM

The Rockets are "moving quickly" to trade Jeremy Lin and clear enough cap space to make an offer to Chris Bosh, and they're in negotiations with the 76ers.

Lin has also been linked to the Bucks, and Rockets GM Daryl Morey has simply been waiting for the first shoe to drop before trading Lin away. To entice a team to accept Lin's $15 million salary this year, Houston will likely include draft picks and/or young players. Bosh will reportedly get a max offer worth $96 million over four years, and if he accepts it the Rockets are expected to also match Chandler Parsons' hefty $45 million offer sheet from the Mavericks. Things will progress quickly now that LeBron has made his decision.
Jul 11 - 12:54 PM

LeBron James announced on Friday that he will return to Cleveland as a member of the Cavaliers.

James will spurn the Heat to re-sign with the hometown franchise he left in heartbreaking fashion in 2010. In an exclusive interview with SI.com titled "I'm Coming Home," James says, "My relationship with Northeast Ohio is bigger than basketball. I didn’t realize that four years ago. I do now." His momentous decision should have an immediate chain reaction. Carmelo Anthony and other free agents are now freed to make their own decisions, and Chris Bosh may accept a max offer from the Rockets. The Cavs also have a rumored trade offer to the Wolves for Kevin Love, which would undoubtedly involve Andrew Wiggins. While the Cavs instantly become a championship contender with LeBron on board, the Heat are left patching together their roster as they enter the post-LeBron era.
Source: SI.com
Jul 11 - 12:22 PM

Dwyane Wade is expected to be with LeBron James on his flight from Las Vegas to Miami on Thursday night.

Things are definitely getting interesting. Wade and LeBron spent a lot of time in Vegas together, so Miami may have a better chance at keeping LeBron than many thought. The flight to Miami isn't really worth reading into too much since it's much closer to Brazil than Vegas.
Jul 11 - 12:23 AM

LeBron James is traveling back to Miami on Thursday night and will then travel to Brazil.

The Heat and Cavs are expecting him to make his choice before he goes to Brazil, according to Yahoo! Sports. He is expected to travel to Brazil on Saturday, so he'll have a little over a day to make his decision stateside. Of course, he could make his decision while in Brazil and do something associated with the World Cup -- ESPN does have a fancy set at the Copacabana beach after all. Regardless, it doesn't sound like we'll be hearing his decision on Thursday night.
Jul 10 - 11:53 PM

The Suns will re-sign forward P.J. Tucker to a three-year, $16.5 million deal.

Considering some of the other deals being shelled out lately, this is a very good one for the Suns. Tucker outplayed his contract last year which paid him less than $1 million, but he turned out to be one of the better perimeter defenders in the NBA while adding a nice long-range game on offense. He'll be looking at a similar role next season unless rookie T.J. Warren usurps his playing time.
Jul 10 - 7:31 PM

Portland Trail Blazers sign G Steve Blake.

Blake's deal will reportedly be under Portland's bi-annual exception for $4.2 million over two years and the second year is a player option. Blake averaged 6.9 points, 1.4 3-pointers, and 5.6 assists per game with the Lakers and Warriors last season and will serve as a backup point guard who can also play shooting guard for the Blazers. This move doesn't necessarily rule out Mo Williams' return to Rip City, but it would seem unlikely at this point.
Jul 10 - 12:55 PM

Pau Gasol met with Lakers GM Mitch Kupchak at the team's practice facility on Wednesday night.

The Lakers look like they're going to miss out on the big free agents, so they'll have tons of money to bring back Gasol. The Bulls could also pry Gasol from the Lakers and may be closer to competing for a title since they come out of the Eastern Conference. The Thunder and Spurs are also in the mix, but would only be able to offer him a small deal. Gasol's fantasy value would likely be maximized in Los Angeles.
Jul 10 - 11:37 AM

James Johnson has reportedly agreed in principle to a two-year contract with the Toronto Raptors.

This will be Johnson's second stint with the Raptors after a mini-breakout season with the Grizzlies in 2013-14. Johnson averaged 8.5 points, 0.5 3-pointers, 4.2 rebounds, 2.6 assists, 1.2 steals, and 1.6 blocks in 22 minutes per game after the All-Star break with the Grizzlies and he could end up being a valuable fantasy asset in standard leagues if he's able to carve out more minutes in Toronto.
Jul 10 - 9:55 AM

LeBron James has all the information he needs from teams and will no longer take meetings, according to David Aldridge of NBA.com.

The report has been confirmed by USA Today's Sam Amick, Marc Spears of Yahoo!, and ESPN's Chris Broussard, so these reports are almost factual. LeBron met with Heat president Pat Riley on Wednesday and didn't make a decision, so that will go down as one of the most important free agent meetings in NBA history. It's certainly interesting that he won't meet with the Cavs (unless a secret meeting went down last weekend) because David Blatt is new to being an NBA coach and David Griffin is their new general manager. Hopefully, he'll have a decision in the next couple days.
Jul 9 - 10:53 PM




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