Report: Lakers still a possibility for free agent LaMarcus Aldridge
by Marty Gitlin |
(9:24 am ET) The Lakers are not out of the running in the LaMarcus Aldridge Sweepstakes quite yet, according to the Orange County Register, which is reporting that he met again with the team Thursday.

A meeting Tuesday reportedly focused more on off-the-court appeal to playing for the Lakers rather than basketball and he came away unimpressed. The team alleviated that problem in the latest session, bringing in only Byron Scott and general manager Mitch Kupchak and leaving out Kobe Bryant, who reportedly unwisely compared Aldridge to Pau Gasol in regard to his future role Tuesday.

San Antonio is still considered the front-runner for his services.

Report: Pacers to re-sign F Lavoy Allen
by Jason Butt |
(7/2/2015) The Pacers are re-signing forward Lavoy Allen, according to Yahoo! Sports

Allen's deal will be for multiple years. During the 2014-15 season, Allen averaged 5.0 points, 5.1 boards and 1.2 assists in a backup role. 

Longtime NBA forward Kenyon Martin retires from basketball
by Jason Butt |
(7/2/2015) Kenyon Martin is retiring from the NBA, according to Yahoo! Sports. 

"It's been a great 15 years," Martin said. "Thanks to all the fans that supported me over the years. But a time does come when you have to walk away, and the time is now for me. I'm ready for the next chapter of my life. I would like to thank the Nets , Nuggets, Clippers, Knicks and Bucks for the opportunity to play the game that I love.

"It's been real. Thanks for the love."

In his career, Martin, the first overall selectin in the 2000 NBA draft, played with the Nets, Nuggets, Clippers, Knicks and Bucks. He finishes with averages of 12.3 points and 6.8 rebounds per game. 

Nets sign Thomas Robinson
by Jason Butt |
(7/2/2015) Thomas Robinson announced on his personal Twitter account that he has signed a contract with the Nets. 

The Nets have long been admirers of Robinson so it's no surprise to see the two sides strike a deal. 

Pistons F Quincy Miller suffers broken nose, scratched eye
by Jason Butt |
(7/2/2015) Pistons forward Quincy Miller broke his nose Wednesday night and may not be able to participate in the summer league opener, according to the team site

Miller took an elbow and also endured a scratched eye. 

Report: Wizards to receive Jared Dudley in trade with Bucks
by Jason Butt |
(7/2/2015) The Wizards are expected to acquire Jared Dudley in a trade with the Bucks, according to ESPN's Marc Stein

The Wizards are projected to give up a second-round pick for Dudley. Dudley will likely be a role player off the bench for Washington. 

Report: Suns deal Marcus Morris, Bullock, Granger to Pistons
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/2/2015) In a move primarily made to free up cap space, the Suns shipped forwards Marcus Morris and Danny Granger, along with guard Reggie Bullock, to the Pistons for a second-round draft pick in 2020, per NBA Insider Ken Berger. 

With the deal, the Suns now have more than $20 million available in which they might use to go after forward LaMarcus Aldridge. 

Morris averaged a career-high 10.4 points and 4.8 rebounds last season. Granger and Bullock both saw limited action after being acquired by the Suns during the year. 

Report: Trail Blazers to sign PF Ed Davis
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/2/2015) According to a report from Yahoo Sports, the Trail Blazers will sign former Lakers forward Ed Davis to a three-year, $20 million contract. 

Davis had a breakout campaign for the Lakers in his fifth NBA campaign, averaging a career-high 8.3 points and 7.6 rebounds in 79 games last season. He opted out of his contract at the end of the season, setting the stage for a big pay day. 

According to the report, the Blazers are still trying to re-sign forward LaMarcus Aldridge, and Davis could provide depth if Aldridge stays or a new starter at the position if Aldridge leaves. 

Spurs' Tim Duncan to return for 19th season
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/2/2015) Veteran forward Tim Duncan has ended speculation about his future, telling the San Antonio Express-News that "I'll be on the court next year," for his 19th season in the NBA. 

Duncan had expressed thoughts of retirement after the Spurs were bounced in heartbreaking fashion from the playoffs last season, but in recent days has been part of the team's efforts to bring in free agent LaMarcus Aldridge. 

Duncan, with his minutes limited last year, still averaged 13.9 points and 9.1 rebounds for the Spurs. Over his soon-to-be Hall of Fame career, Duncan has averaged 19.5 points and 11.0 rebounds. 

Report: Heat targeting PG J.J. Barea, PF Carlos Boozer
by Elliott Smith | Staff Writer
(7/2/2015) According to reports, the Heat are on the verge of signing veteran point guard J.J. Barea to a backup role and are exploring the possibility of acquiring power forward Carlos Boozer, per the Palm Beach Post

The Heat are crowded at guard, which may make Mario Chalmers the odd-man out given his $4.3 million salary. Barea averaged 7.5 points and 3.7 assists for the Mavericks last season. 

Boozer could be viewed as a replacement for Chris Andersen. Boozer is not a strong defender, but did average 17.8 points last season for the Lakers. 

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