NBA and WNBA become first pro leagues to march in NYC Pride Parade Ball Don't Lie (Eric Freeman) — The NBA and WNBA made professional sports history this Sunday by becoming the first leagues to march in and hold a float in the New York City Pride Parade. NBA commissioner Adam Silver, NBA deputy commissioner Mark Tatum, and WNBA president Lisa Borders marched alongside a group of league employees in support and celebration of the LGBTQ community. [ Follow Dunks Don't Lie on Tumblr: The...
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NBA Sunday: Buddy Hield, Defying The Odds

Basketball Insiders (Moke Hamilton) — From Freeport, Bahama's Eight Mile Rock, Buddy Hield's ascension is an inspiration to the entire Caribbean region.
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Report: Ty Corbin reaches agreement to join Suns’ coaching staff ProBasketballTalk (Sean Highkin) — New Suns coach Earl Watson is putting experienced assistants around him.
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Report: Knicks’ top free-agent target is Joakim Noah ProBasketballTalk (Sean Highkin) — Noah is close with newest Knick Derrick Rose.
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Sources: Whiteside is Lakers ‘Priority’ Free Agent Target

Basketball Insiders (Basketball Insiders) — The Los Angeles Lakers plan to aggressively pursue Miami HEAT center Hassan Whiteside when NBA free agency starts, according to league sources. With rim protection and perimeter shooting ranking as the Lakers’ foremost areas of concern heading into the open market, sources told ESPN that Whiteside has emerged as a priority target. The Lakers, like the […]
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Source: Knicks to Pursue Joakim Noah in Free Agency

Basketball Insiders (Basketball Insiders) — The Knicks are desperate for a starting center — their top target is Joakim Noah — and a starting shooting guard after the Derrick Rose blockbuster. They are also desperate to fill out a 15-man roster within the confines of the salary cap. They have just five players under contract. Source: Marc Berman of the […]
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Lakers, Wizards Don’t Have Shot at Signing Durant?

Basketball Insiders (Basketball Insiders) — Despite years of speculation about Durant possibly signing with his hometown Washington Wizards or the Los Angeles Lakers, a person with knowledge of his situation told USA TODAY Sports that those two teams are not expected to land a meeting with the former MVP. Source: Sam Amick of USA TODAY Sports
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Source: DeRozan Wants to Stay With Raptors

Basketball Insiders (Basketball Insiders) — Toronto Raptors shooting guard DeMar DeRozan does not plan to schedule meetings with other teams at the start of free agency, opting to focus on working out a contract to return to the Eastern Conference finalists, a source told DeRozan, 26, a two-time All-Star who led the Raptors with 23.5 points per game last season, […]
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Knicks to Target Jamal Crawford in Free Agency?

Basketball Insiders (Basketball Insiders) — Finally, Jackson will turn his attention to building a supporting cast and one former Knick emerging as a viable option is Jamal Crawford, the NBA’s only three-time Sixth Man of Year. Crawford, 36, has strong support within the Knicks organization and that feeling appears to be mutual. “I’m not talking about any one team but […]
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Source: Wizards, HEAT, Celtics to Pursue Horford

Basketball Insiders (Basketball Insiders) — Heard today Wizards/Celtics/Heat also expected to be in mix for Horford. #Twolves likely call. But won't get him. — Darren Wolfson (@DWolfsonKSTP) June 25, 2016 Source: Darren Wolfson of 5 Eyewitness News on Twitter
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Cavs’ Irving Accepts Invite to Play for Team USA

Basketball Insiders (Basketball Insiders) — Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving has accepted an invitation to play for Team USA in this summer’s Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, league sources told ESPN on Saturday. Sources told ESPN that Irving, after deliberating all week following the Cavaliers’ championship run, has informed USA Basketball that he will be on the plane […]
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Nuggets GM: ‘Options Open’ on Hernangomez Coming to NBA

Basketball Insiders (Basketball Insiders) — The Nuggets selected Juan Hernangomez with the No. 15 pick in the draft because he offers a nice package of size (6-foot-9, 230 pounds) and skill. Whether any of that gets put on the court next season remains to be seen. The sides will negotiate what’s best for the 20-year-old, either bringing him here to get his […]
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