thomas robinson @Trobinson0
Suns split up Morris twins, trade Marcus
Markieff and Marcus played 4 years together at Kansas, and after being apart their rookie season in the NBA, have played together on the Suns since 2012-13. Markieff has shot 49.5% from the field in his NBA career with his brother on court with him, and 43.9% with his brother off court. Marcus was sent to Detroit.
Broussard: Monroe 'great move' for Bucks
Chris Broussard says Greg Monroe ending up with the Bucks was quite the twist: "He picks Milwaukee, the small market, over the Knicks and Lakers? That's huge."
Shaq CAN hit free throws (sort of)
Retirement seems to have worked wonders for Shaquille O'Neal's free throw shooting -- at least on the golf course. Watch Shaq flick the wrist
Lakers, Heat in hunt for Aldridge
The Lakers got a second meeting with LaMarcus Aldridge today, and the Heat are in the hunt as well. Aldridge will have a meeting tonight with Pat Riley, sources tell ESPN's Marc Stein. The Knicks' meeting with Aldridge has been put off.
Phoenix making moves for Aldridge?
The Suns agreed to send 3 players to the Pistons in exchange for a 2nd-round pick, according to multiple media reports. It's a lopsided move, but it clears $8.4M in cap space for the Suns, who are reportedly in the LaMarcus Aldridge sweepstakes.
Free agents on the move in the NBA
If you felt like too many players remained with their own teams on the first day of free agency, today's action saw plenty of movement.
Ray Allen's sneaker giveaway
If you're in the greater Hartford, Conn., area, you might be able to snag a pair of Ray Allen's old basketball sneakers -- if you can figure out the clues he posted online. Check it out
Duncan returning for another season
Spurs big man Tim Duncan told the San Antonio Express-News: "I'll be on the court next year." It'll be Duncan's 19th season in the NBA, all with San Antonio.
Thursday's NBA free agent news
- Monta Ellis: Agrees with Pacers on 4-year, $44M deal with option (via Marc Stein and Chris Broussard)
- Greg Monroe: Agrees with Bucks (via ESPN and media reports) on 3-year max deal with player option (via Chris Broussard).
Broussard: Duncan return not surprising
Chris Broussard on Tim Duncan returning for a 19th season: "He's still one of the best big men in the league."
Brian Windhorst makes a bold statement on the Lakers' inability to make a splash in free agency.
Ellis reaches deal with Pacers
Chris Broussard calls Monta Ellis joining Indiana a "great fit," especially when you consider he can team with Paul George.
Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh
Just occurred to me that Tim Duncan recruited LaMarcus Aldridge to a team he hadn't agreed to yet.
Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine
DeAndre Jordan is in the midst of getting a face-to-face pitch from Phil Jackson and the rest of the Knicks' contingent as we speak
Ellis can score, but not an All-Star
Monta Ellis, who's headed to Indiana on a 4-year deal, has a career scoring average of 19.3 PPG. That's the second-highest in NBA history among players who've never been named to an All-Star team, behind only John Williamson (20.1 PPG).
Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins
It's sad when an agent has to justify not signing with the Lakers and Knicks. Just sad day for those franchises.