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Sources: Lakers shop Pau Gasol

Sources told ESPN.com that the Lakers have been contacting teams in an effort to acquire a top-10 pick in Thursday's draft. The Lakers also are seeking an established player along with the pick if they're to part with Gasol.

Scottie: JVG = jackass

I don't think they can break the franchise record in Miami, or the state of Florida, I should say. ================================== EPIC

3-point contest field set


Pierce, Allen, Durant, James Jones, Dorrell Wright, Daniel Gibson Booo

KC: Bulls dust off Kobe pitch for LeBron

No-nonsense organization, great city, young talent base and chance to follow footsteps of idol Jordan will be focus

Kelly Dwyer: Chicago has had Boston's permission for weeks to speak with Thibodeau

And why it took so long for Chicago to swoop in and interview the man that seemed the obvious choice both in 2008 and 2010, seems beyond my comprehension. Word is that Chicago has had Boston's permission for weeks to speak with the assistant, and yet they didn't really make a move until Wednesday night, the eve of the biggest coaching game of Thibodeau's career, to deal with the man.

Aggrey Sam: Bulls have reached out to John Lucas


WTF Also, "sources" indicate that Joe Johnson is "still Chicago's most realistic target" Ummm...yeah...barf Just so we don't feel completely like committing suicide, despite reports a couple of weeks ago that the Bulls were interested in Kelvin Sampson, it looks like they have yet to request permission to talk to him...bullet dodged, for now

Jay Williams: 'D-Wade is absolutely wrong'


Also some good stuff from Bob Love in here too...I guess JR CAN be a good guy when he wants to be.

The Yankees and Trump to help recruit Lebron

Besides the Knicks formally calling James at midnight and giving him a tour of what the renovated Madison Square Garden will look like, little is known about the team's plans. Several sources claim the Knicks will seek the help of James' favorite team, the Yankees, as well as an assortment of celebrities from movies and music. And since James has talked about becoming the pro sports' first billionaire team athlete, the Knicks will likely call upon a number of power brokers from the business world. Expect Donald Trump to be available.

Clevelanders sing "Please Stay Lebron"


Clevelanders sing "Please Stay Lebron"

Adrian Griffin a candidate for the Hornets coaching job


Ripped from the RealGM board: Hornets have now talked to Fratello, Avery & Casey. Mark Jackson, Cs asst Thibodeau and surprise candidate Adrian Griffin, Bucks asst ============================= lol...I don't even know what to say

Suns, Stoudemire Talking Extension Again

But according to sources with knowledge of the situation, Phoenix is now determined to keep the five-time All-Star and has offered a contract extension as recently as last week. While the terms of the offer are not known, a source close to the 27-year-old Stoudemire said of the proposal, "they're getting closer [financially] to where they should be."

Boozer's agent, Jazz officials have 'very, very positive' huddle

It was unknown if the Jazz committed to trying to re-sign Boozer this summer as a free agent, but the team did praise Boozer for contributing to the Jazz's success on the court as well as to the chemistry in the locker room this season. ======================================== He's been saying all the right things lately, not to mention playing like a beast. Money-wise though, they would still have to pay the tax. Will be interesting how this plays out.

"Everybody was making the right plays, passing the ball right, throwing (alley) oops to each other,...

"Everybody was making the right plays, passing the ball right, throwing (alley) oops to each other, just running the offense well. That's what we need for the game." ==================== Well, at least it sounds like they're having fun in practice, even if it does mean they still suck during the game. http://www.dailyherald.com/story/?id=364555&src=150

Comcast SportsNet to live stream Bulls games

But the only people who will have access to the online version of the cable channel's game coverage will be those who already receive Comcast SportsNet Chicago from a TV provider that has agreed to participate in the network's authentication process.

Nocioni suspended 2 games

Nocioni will serve two days in a work program operated by the Sacramento County Sheriff's Department. He also must complete a three-month alcohol class, pay a $480 fine and court penalties and serve three years' probation.

Bulls, Devin Brown Could Reach Buyout


They might as well do this. Anytime you get replaced by Pargo, it's time to go.

We would say, "ice-bound cavemen could do more" but we're not fully convinced Forman and Paxson...


We would say, "ice-bound cavemen could do more" but we're not fully convinced Forman and Paxson aren't ice-bound cavemen.


ChicagoNow: Bulls concerned about Johnson's work ethic

[From the FanShots. You can look at this as nothing, or the opening salvo in the Bulls attempt to low-ball Johnson's contract extension in 2013. It's August, feel whatever you may :-) -ed.] On one occasion, Johnson has tried to cut short a workout, thanking an assistant coach after a few drills and trying to leave only to be scolded that they weren't done yet. One source within the organization said he expects forgotten man Taj Gibson to have a bigger impact than Johnson in their rookie years.

Doug updates on Noah's off-season

Joakim's also worked on his post game, especially developing a plan of attack and working on how to read the situation with the ball. The goal is greater decisiveness and quicker, better decisions.

ESPN shuts down tweeting (sort of)


From the RealGM board. Bucher also explained his understanding of the contours of the policy. "My guess is I can still tweet about my vacation/car shopping, etc. Which I will do, if I can. But the informal NBA talk is prob in jeopardy."

Tim Thomas's buyout amount

[From the fanshots. Adjust your books accordingly -ed.] via Mark Deeks of Bulls Confidential: Thomas, bought out last month, was owed $6,466,600 this year in the final season of a four year contract for the full value of the Mid Level Exception that he signed with the Los Angeles Clippers in the 2006 offseason. The Bulls paid him $4,866,600 to go away, meaning they saved $1.6 million in salary for next year, and opened up $1.6 million in wiggle room under the luxury tax.

McGraw: Boozer has no issues with Paxson brothers

Jim Paxson recently remarried and moved to Arizona, so he spends almost all of his time away from the Berto Center.

Aaron Gray: "There’s other interest out there."

"I’m going to do what’s best for me and the organization," Gray said. "There’s other interest out there. I love the city of Chicago. I’m just going to play basketball and worry about getting better and whatever happens happens. My agent told me, ‘I’m going to put you in a good situation. Just worry about basketball. You’re going to be in the NBA next year and a good position.’ That’s all I need to know. I love Chicago. If there’s a better opportunity who knows at this point."

Bobcats, Felton differ on contract terms

"We're definitely not close as far as what we're discussing and what we think fair market [value] is for Raymond," Bradbury said Wednesday, a day after the meeting. The Bobcats, already over the salary cap, are under orders from owner Bob Johnson not to go over the luxury tax threshold of $69.9 million. ======================================= Hmmm...lead guard and the team "far apart" on numbers. Owner strictly against going over the tax. Heh, I know how this is going to end.

Deng to miss EuroBasket Tournament?

Deng’s probable absence will be a blow to everyone involved in Britain’s elevation from also-rans to credible diners at basketball’s top table. The Sudan-born, London-raised Chicago Bulls ace has been the figurehead for his adopted country’s rise and was key to GB hopes in Poland, the first top-level test on the road to the 2012 Olympics in Deng’s home town.

Eddy Curry loses 30 lbs

Eddy Curry skipped, hopped and jogged across a high school basketball court Sunday night, looking slimmer, healthier and more vibrant than he has in at least a year. He has already lost about 30 pounds through a stringent off-season regimen and will continue with the program until September.
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