Lakers, Lou Williams agree to deal
The free-agent guard agreed to a deal with the Lakers, according to ESPN's Marc Stein and multiple reports. Williams averaged a career-best 15.5 points in 80 games to win Sixth Man of the Year honors this past season with Toronto.
Rodney Stuckey to return to Pacers
Indiana reached a 3-year, $21M deal with the free-agent guard, agent Paolo Zamorano told ESPN's Brian Windhorst. Stuckey averaged 12.6 points, 3.5 rebounds and 3.1 assists in 71 games for the Pacers last season.
Cavs, Nets in talks for Joe Johnson
The Cavaliers are considering using Brendan Haywood's non-guaranteed contract to trade for seven-time All-Star Joe Johnson, who has one year and $24.9M left on his contract, sources tell ESPN's Brian Windhorst.
Johnson looking good for Pistons
No. 8 overall pick Stanley Johnson has 20 points on 8-of-11 shooting and the Pistons lead the Clippers by 16 after three quarters in Orlando Summer League action.
Stanley Johnson back in action
The No. 8 pick in June's draft scored 13 points on 5-of-8 shooting in his Summer League debut Saturday. He'll look to build on that as the Pistons face the Clippers in Orlando.
LaMarcus Aldridge writes to Blazers fans
In a letter in the Oregonian, he said, "Dear Rip City, Thank you! Those two words on a page don't begin to express the gratitude I have for the opportunity the entire Trail Blazers organization, my teammates, the media and you fans gave me. ... Please know that I will always hold my time in a Blazers uniform near and dear to my heart."
Kevin Durant on 2016 free agency
"I haven't thought about it. I hear it all the time but I'm really just focusing on rehab. I can't get there unless I take care of today, so that's how I try to look at it even though I hear it from every side, thinking past to next summer. I'm not even trying to focus on that." KD nearing return
Spurs optimistic about Ginobili return
The LaMarcus Aldridge signing has the Spurs even more determined to try to convince Manu Ginobili to play one more season, sources told ESPN Marc Stein. Waiting on announcement
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NBA free agency nearing completion
Only three of the top 30 free agents on Amin Elhassan's big board have yet to agree to deals, and all three are expected to re-sign with their current team.
- LeBron James, Cavs
- Marc Gasol, Grizzlies
- Tristan Thompson, Cavs
Aldridge a good fit for Spurs
P.J. Carlesimo said on SportsCenter: "[Aldridge] does a couple of things that really make a difference. You can put him in pick-and-rolls, he can open the floor because he's a very good deep shooter. ... Aldridge can play outside or inside."
Aldridge comments get assistant fired
Portland's Kim Hughes was fired after he spoke out of turn to an Indiana television station about the future of free agent LaMarcus Aldridge on June 27. He said, "We didn't publicize it, but we lost LaMarcus Aldridge. It hasn't been declared yet, but I'm sure he won't come back." Story
Ranking the Top 5 NBA organizations
Tom Penn and P.J. Carlesimo don't agree on everything here, but they're on the same page with No. 1 and 2.