Though recovering from shoulder surgery, Cavaliers forward Kevin Love will attend August's USA Basketball minicamp to make himself available for the 2016 Olympics, according to league sources.
Jarrett Jack, Dahntay Jones, and Bradley Beal joined Cari, Skip and Stephen A. for an on-site First Take episode.
For Josh Smith, $6.9 million isn't enough
Smith will make $1.5M from the Clippers this season, and will also get a reported $5.4M annually through 2020 from Detroit -- but wants more: "At the end of the day I do have a family. So it is going to be a little harder on me this year. But I'm going to push through it and try to do something long term after this year."
Dan Le Batard, his father and Bomani Jones discuss Kobe Byrant's decision to not reach out to his new teammates, DeAndre Jordan's return to the Clippers, Mexico's controversial win over Panama and more.
Skip Bayless and Stephen A. Smith debate Mark Cuban's comments on DeAndre Jordan, if a black champion is needed in the PGA and if Los Angeles really needs a NFL team.
Stephen Jackson, who once was suspended for punching a fan and won one championship while playing for seven teams during his 14-year career, is retiring from the NBA.
Players' Awards: Jordan is 'Best Defender'
The Clippers are happy to have DeAndre Jordan and his 2.2 blocks per game back in L.A. next season. Jordan was named "Best Defender" at the NBPA and BET Players' Awards.
Chris Paul's 'Mission: Impossible'
You thought convincing DeAndre Jordan to return to Los Angeles was hard? Wait until you see CP3's latest challenge: Joining the IMF for "Mission: Impossible - Rogue Nation."
Jordan turns Clippers into winners
DeAndre Jordan's change of heart has completely reversed the Clippers' offseason. Now, they've kept their core and added depth. They look even more threatening than last year. Western Conference grades (Insider)
Cuban: Jordan return like 'makeup sex'
"When you have a situation like DeAndre [Jordan], makeup sex is always the best sex, but after the makeup sex is over, you stare at that same face and realize the problems are the same," Mark Cuban told The Herd on ESPN Radio today. "It's hard for free agents to get past that sometimes." Story
Mark Cuban said the only thing he would have done differently in the DeAndre Jordan situation would've been having the center change his Twitter profile after he agreed to a deal with the Mavs.
Mavericks owner Mark Cuban dishes on what he learned from the DeAndre Jordan situation, Richard Jefferson's departure from Dallas and the team's appeal to free agents.
Cuban's hindsight on DeAndre Jordan
"The only thing I would have done differently is make him change his Twitter profile picture right off the bat. By having it stay the way it was, it gave him an out. He hadn't totally committed." (via The Herd) Live on ESPNU & WatchESPN
Ibaka Responds To Barnes' Fight Talk
The Grizzlies wing said he would fight the Thunder big man right now. Ibaka's way of responding? One tweet, involving UFC and Dana White. Check it out
The healthiest sign in DeAndre Jordan's return engagement with the Clippers is that the final decision was made for the right reasons, overcoming what would have been a prideful mistake.
Doc Rivers, flanked by the players the Los Angeles Clippers signed this offseason, said at a news conference Tuesday that he'll take his team on paper "against anyone."
The Grizzlies wing and the Thunder big man sure have some bad blood.
Rivers: 'On paper, I like us against any one'
"It's been a great summer for us," Clippers coach Doc Rivers said at the team's free agency news conference. "I love what we've assembled. Now the next step for us is to take all this talent on paper [and turn it] into a team."
Paul Pierce on coming to the Clippers
"I want another opportunity to win a championship. I thought I would be a great fit. ... I'm here with the same goal in mind as everyone else. If I didn't think the Clippers were close [to winning a title], no matter home or not, I wouldn't have made this decision."
DeAndre Jordan on reneging on Mavs
"When we make decisions in life and go back and change our minds on them, I feel like the only thing we can do is man up and apologize. And I did."
Doc Rivers on DeAndre Jordan's return
"He never left. He talked about it, but he never left. ... I told DeAndre, he should be celebrated for coming back. I think he did exactly what he should do. He made the right decision and at the end of the day, that's what he should do."
Points Per Game106.72nd
Rebounds Per Game42.620th
Assists Per Game24.83rd