News From Around the League-June 27, 2010

As we near the free agency summer of 2010, the Lakers are beginning to face all of their problems.  Their coaching issue is still not solved and they have many contracts to negotiate will current players and possibly future players.  The rest of the NBA is also very active as many teams are trading off players to clear up salary space.

The latest Laker news and updates.

If Coach Phil Jackson retires, the Lakers have a great back-up plan. [LA Times]

The Staples Center will host the next three NBA Drafts since  Madison Square Garden will undergo renovations. [ESPN Los Angeles]

Josh Powell’s Exit Interview. [BasketBlog]

Here  are the report cards to the 2010 Champions, Los Angeles Lakers. [BasketBlog]

The Lakers new draft pick Devin Ebanks has an opportunity to be a very, very special players. [Bleacher Report]

The updates on everything going on in the NBA.

After the Celtics got the news that Rasheed Wallace will retire, they are looking at Shaquille O’Neal as the person to replace him. [Pro Basketball Talk]

The New Jersey Nets have added Sam Mitchell to their coaching staff. [Slam Magazine.]

The Bobcats have made an offer to extend Tyrus Thomas’ contract. [Slam Magazine]

Dwayne Wade and Chris Bosh are set to go on a free agency tour, while Lebron James decides to stay home. [Dime Magazine]

The Knicks are second in line with meeting with Lebron James, the Nets, are first. [Pro Basketball Talk]

Rod Thorn, the Nets GM, has decided to leave his job, and leave an opportunity to work with Lebron. [NBA.com]

Lebron James will meet with six teams, first the Nets then the Knicks. [Slam Magazine]

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