News From Around the League- July 6, 2010

News from around the league on July 6th

The Lakers are not making much headlines at this point of the summer, but the rest of the NBA is stirring up some intriguing news. Many big name free agents have verbally committed to teams and it looks as though power may be shifted in the league.

The latest news and tidbits on the Lakers.

Lamar’s world is still turning, he and his wife have just landed a reality show. [Inside Hoops]

Kobe Bryant will not play in the FIBA World Championships. [LA Times]

Steve Blake may just be the point guard the Lakers have been waiting for . [OC Register]

To Derek Fisher age is just a number, and he is tired of people doubting his abilities at this time of his career. [ESPN Los Angeles]

Do you want to know how the Lakers win all of their games, well here is their psychology of winning. [LA Times]

The Lakers are taking their time in terms of negotiating a contract with Fisher. [OC Register.

Ron Artest’s 2009-2010 Report Card. [Forum Blue and Gold]

Kobe Bryant is far superior than any of his ’96 classmates; he plays at a high level every year and it appears he will not slow down soon. [Slam Magazine]

Bryant and many other 2008 Olympic members will skip this year’s FIBA Championships. [ESPN Los Angeles]

The latest news and updates on the other 29 teams.

Shaq is looking to change teams, again.  Here are 5 teams that will best fit the Big Diesel. [Dime Magazine]

After signing Amare, the Knicks are targeting Dwayne Wade. [Pro Basketball Talk]

Those who have a Twitter account may want to follow LeBron James. []

The Magic signed Chris Duhon. []

Leandro Barbosa may be sent to the Cleveland Cavaliers. [Dime Magazine]

The Knicks are now trying to find a point guard to play with Amare, and that man may be Raymond Felton. [Slam Magazine]

Allen Iverson wants to remain in the NBA. [Dime Magazine]

Who should the Lakers start, Fisher or Blake? [Dime Magazine]

Carmelo Anthony is deciding whether or not he should sign an extension. [Slam Magazine]

Amare Stoudemire has decided to come to the Knicks with a 5-year $100 million dollar deal. [Slam Magazine]

Stoudemire’s announcement pleased may people in New York, and now he will try to recruit Lebron to the Big Apple. []

After the launch of our Forums, here is the best topic/post started by one of our fans! Make sure to join the conversation at,, to see your name here!

“RachWalton24” said on the post “What’s your favorite Derek Fisher Moment”

“In Game Four of the 2009 Finals, Fish came through(once again) for us in the clutch. He hit an incredible shot to help us win that one. Also his presence in the 2010 Finals was key to winning it all. We can’t win it all without him! Bring Fish Back!”

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