News From Around the League- June 25, 2010

One task down, many more to go.  The 2010 Draft was held last night and the Lakers made their two picks.  Now that the draft is done, the Lakers must focus on re-signing or acquiring  free agents; not to mention signing their hall-of-fame coach, Phil Jackson.

The following links include the latest on the Lakers and the latest on the NBA Draft and the many trades it featured.

Many people believed that the Lakers would make Brian Shaw their new head coach “if” Phil leaves, but the Cavs are interfering with that plan. [Slam Magazine]

Well, here is another reason why the Lakers hate the Celtics; especially Tommy Heinsohn. [Slam Magazine]

The Cavs have decided to go after the Lakers by trying to acquire Phil’s prodigy, Brian Shaw. [LA Times]

With the 43th pick in the draft the Lakers selected Devin Ebanks.  Devin was very surprised that the Lakers picked him, and he is grateful that he has a chance to win a title. [OC Register]

Meet the Lakers’ other new rookie, Derrick Caracter. [BasketBlog]

The Lakers won back 2 back titles, and now it is time for their report card. [ESPN Los Angeles]

Here are the links to the latest news in the NBA.

After a solid season, the Suns extend the contract with their head coach, Alvin Gentry, and also sign three assistant coaches. [NBA.com]

One of the big name free agents this summer is Dirk Nowitzki, but Jason Kidd believes his teammate will not leave. [NBA.com]

In case you weren’t able to keep up with all the trades in the draft, here is a list of all the moves last night. [NBA.com]

The Chicago Bulls cleared up more cap space, after they traded Kirk Hinrich to the Wizards. [NBA.com]

Some players did not see their dream come true last night, here are the top 5 undrafted players. [Dime Magazine]

Monta Ellis of the Golden State Warriors puts up all-star numbers, but is on the trading block. [Dime Magazine]

The Miami Heat made history last night, with a very special draft pick. [ESPN.com]

The Celtics may lose two of their big three, their head coach, and now they lost Center Rasheed Wallace. [ESPN Boston]

Here are all the picks in the 2010 NBA Draft. [ESPN.com]

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