The Hornets outgoing and ingoing owners issue separate stiffly worded statements assuring everyone that they're still on great terms with each other. Wonder it that'll work.
Bulls fans are suddenly interested in C.J. Watson. Here's your crib sheet, with video.
Capsule reviews of every player on the Hawks' summer league team.
Bryant Gumbel: "LeBron James seems to think he needs a ring to change his life and secure his legacy. Maybe he’ll get one, maybe he won’t, but it’s probable that no amount of rings will ever remove the stench he wallowed in last week. LeBron may yet find that in the court of public opinion, just as putting on a tux can’t make a guy a gentleman, winning a ring can’t make one truly a champion." (Via Cavs: The Blog)
Omar Samhan says he plans to develop his game in Europe for a year or two before returning to play in the NBA for a decade. Can't help but pull for him.
Lee Davis of Knickerblogger: "New York is and always has been a 'melting pot' of cultures, religons, ideas, tastes, culinary delights, dances, dialects, music, sounds. Go to Little Italy, Harlem, Chinatown, the Theatre District, Wall Street, the energy is there, distinctive, bright colors, vibrant sounds ... one bold experiment. The 2010 New York Knicks for the first time in franchise history are an extension of the shared experiment that is New York. On the likely fifteen man roster, there’s an Italian, a Russian, a Canadian, a Frenchman (from Martinique), a German, a Londoner, a Jamaican ... nearly half the roster are players with passports from their home nations."
The Suns loved the production they got out of Jared Dudley. Isn't some of that duplicated by Josh Childress?
If you want a free agent who can rebound, you have to consider Josh Boone.
Brainstorming trades the Nets could make for a power forward. Terrence Williams for Taj Gibson? Courtney Lee for Brandon Bass?
D.J. Foster on Clipperblog: "An aging, injury-plagued, former All-Star is looking for a new home. He’s tailed off considerably over the past few years, and because of some character issues and the unwillingness to accept a new role, he’s worn out his welcome with coaching staffs around the league. Instead of hanging up his sneakers or latching on with a team that can compete for a title, he’s looking to play in a place where he can still be considered 'the man.' Last year, that was Allen Iverson. This year, it’s Tracy McGrady."
An army of power forwards: Meet the Bucks. They are in line to have Drew Gooden, Larry Sanders, Ersan Ilyasova, Luc Richard Mbah a Moute, Tiny Gallon and Jon Brockman who can play the position.
One of the things that Paul Allen and Rich Cho discussed -- according to Allen's interview with the Blazers' Mike Barrett -- was potential trades the Blazers might make.
If a pro team asks a player with good eyesight to wear contact lenses to play better, is that too invasive?
How Larry Ellison came to not own the Warriors. This is a "when negotiations go wrong" tale.