News From Around the League- July 26, 2010

News from around the league on July 26th.

The Lakers are making some big moves this off season; they are acquiring many great players to improve their roster.   The defending champs have gotten better, and the NBA should be afraid.

The latest on the Lakers.

Lamar’s versatility will be key for team USA’s success. [BasketBlog]

Kobe Bryant is now recovering from his knee surgery and will be ready for training camp. [LA Times]

Mitch Kupchak is “optimistic” that the Lakers will re-sign Shannon Brown. [LA Times]

Theo Ratliff’s introductory presser. [BasketBlog]

The Lakers sign Matt Barnes, yes the same guy that “fought” with Kobe. [Lakers.com]

The Lakers also sign a defensive minded big-man, Theo Ratliff. [Lakers.com]

Mitch Kupchak deserves a lot of credit for what he has done not only this off season, but throughout his career as a GM. [ESPN Los Angeles]

The latest on the NBA.

Tracy McGrady is very interested in the Bulls. [ESPN Chicago]

Team USA needs help in the paint. [Dime Mag]

Chris Paul wants to go to Orlando, but a trade his highly unlikely. [Pro Basketball Talk]

Stephon Marbury wants to play in Miami. [Slam Mag]

Rasual Butler is headed back to the LA Clippers. [Slam Mag]

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