News from around the league on July 11th.
Most people are watching the World Cup Final on this Sunday, but that doesn’t mean that the NBA is taking a day off. Even though Lebron made his decision, the headlines and rumors are still developing. Many other free agents are signing contracts, but Derek Fisher hasn’t. The Lakers have to act quickly or else their captain may head down to South Beach.
The latest on the Lakers on this World Cup Sunday.
Lakers vs. Nuggets, Summer League Highlights. [NBA.com]
Devin Ebanks and Derrick Caracter are climbing the rookie rankings. [NBA.com]
Lebron is getting a lot of criticism for his decision and how he made his decision; this is leading to an increase of respect for Kobe around the league. [LA Times]
Reactions to the Lakers first game in the Summer League. [Forum Blue and Gold]
Lebron met with Derek Fisher at the airport before his meeting with the Heat. It was a quick gathering, but the Lakers have to re-sign their guard, fast. [LA Times]
The latest on the rest of the NBA.
Dorrell Wright is heading to Golden State. [Pro Basketball Talk]
Miami welcome their so called “Big Three.” [Slam Mag]
Blazers offer Wesley Matthews a contract. [Slam Mag]
The Knicks sign a foreign big, Timofey Mozgov. [Slam Mag]
The “Witness” billboard was taken down. [Slam Mag]
Micheal Redd may not return at the start of the next season. [ESPN.com]
The Cavaliers are considering Josh Childress and Al Jefferson. [Pro Basketball Talk]
The Magic may match the offer sheet for JJ Redick, intially proposed by the Bulls. [NBA.com]