Tom Haberstroh @tomhaberstroh
Luke Ridnour on the move again
After being traded from the Magic to the Grizzlies to the Hornets to the Thunder all in 26 hours last week, Ridnour has now been traded to the Raptors along with cash, while Toronto sent Tomislav Zubcic's draft rights to OKC.
Scottie Pippen: I was LeBron before LeBron
"They want to compare him to the greatest whether it be Michael Jordan or Magic Johnson, but he's more closer to myself. It's natural for folks to say that, but if you look at how he plays the game and how I played the game, you'll see more similarities with us." (via Northeast Ohio Media Group)
Stein: Cavs interested in Mike Dunleavy
Sources told ESPN that Cleveland plans to pursue Dunleavy in free agency, which begins after midnight Tuesday. The sources also stressed this week that Dunleavy is very likely to stay with the Bulls. (via Marc Stein)
Broussard: Aldridge visiting everyone
LaMarcus Aldridge is visiting 7 teams this week, but Chris Broussard told SportsCenter: "We hear he is out of Portland, but until you leave that $27M on the table -- that extra money they can give him more than any other team -- we're not going to write off the Blazers."
D-Wade's top 10 plays
With soon-to-be free agent Dwyane Wade possibly on the move, SportsCenter looks at Wade's top 10 plays with the Heat, including that double-OT, game-winning 3 vs. the Bulls in '09.
Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine
Marc Stein @ESPNSteinLine
Pop: Don't wake me up for free agency
NBA free agency starts at midnight tonight, and coaches will immediately begin to pursue free agents ... well, coaches who aren't named Gregg Popovich. The Spurs coach, 66, told the San Antonio Express-News: "I'm not calling anyone at midnight. I'll be in bed. And if that’s the difference in someone coming or not coming, then I don't want them.”
NBA big men changing places
Over the past 3 seasons, LaMarcus Aldridge, Kevin Love and DeMarcus Cousins are the only 3 players to average 20 PPG and 10 RPG. All 3 could change teams, either in a trade (Cousins) or via free agency (Aldridge, Love).
Countdown to the Body Issue: 6 days
Blake Griffin in the 2011 Body Issue was a slam dunk, as the new issue out July 6 is sure to be.
Green willing to work with Warriors
Draymond Green can get a contract starting at $15.8M this season but is willing to take less than the maximum to remain with the Warriors, sources told the San Jose Mercury News. The two sides will meet at 9:01 p.m. PT on Tuesday to try and reach an agreement.
Kevin Negandhi @KNegandhiESPN
In his 12-year career, Dwyane Wade has never been the highest paid player on the Miami Heat.
Ramona Shelburne @ramonashelburne
Not only does Aldridge live in the OC as I said on SC last week. He's in Newport Beach, very close to where Kobe lives