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.
Calipari denies Kings' rumors
Said Chris Broussard of John Calipari and Sacramento discussing a job: "It's not a stretch they may have talked about it to some degree," adding that if Calipari would ever be swayed to leave Kentucky, "it would take some ownership stakes."
Butler cancels meetings with other teams
Chances that Jimmy Butler plays anywhere but Chicago? Says Chris Broussard: "None, really."
Dave McMenamin @mcten
Bulls offering Butler several options
The Bulls offered Jimmy Butler a 5-year, $90M deal Monday, and Butler postponed meetings with other teams, sources told ESPN's Chris Broussard. Butler could also do a 4-year deal (player option) or a take 1-year qualifying offer.
Tim MacMahon @espn_macmahon
LaMarcus Aldridge a hot commodity
Want to talk with the free agent? You better get in line.
Pop: Don't wake me up for free agency
NBA free agency starts at midnight tonight, but don't count Gregg Popovich among those to be making calls. 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.”
J.A. Adande @jadande
I'm starting to think all of these Luke Ridnour trades are just setting us up for a Jimmy Kimmel prank
Elhassan: Top 30 free agent Big Board 2.0
LeBron James leads a star-studded -- but possibly largely spoken for -- class of free agents. Who's No. 2 though? It's not LaMarcus Aldridge, despite the feeding frenzy he's created on the west coast. Top free agents (Insider)
Ridnour traded for 4th time this week
After being traded from the Magic to the Grizzlies to the Hornets to the Thunder all in 26 hours last week, Luke Ridnour has now been traded to the Raptors along with cash, while Toronto sent Tomislav Zubcic's draft rights to OKC.
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.
5-on-5: NBA free-agency preview
Who is the best free agent not named LeBron James? Which team should you look out for? Our 5-on-5 panel has what you need to know before 12:01 a.m. ET. Free agency primer
Calvin Watkins @calvinwatkins
LaMarcus Aldridge would command projected $18.8 mil in first year. Rockets need to clear close to $10 mil to make it work.