Jul 26, 2014 10:09 PM EDT
The NBA is considering expanding the All-Star break to give teams a full week off at midseason.
The move would give players seven days off between games in mid-February and result in an increase of one or two back-to-back sets per team.
"That's the model they're using right now while they're filling in the schedule," an NBA source familiar with the process told the Sun Sentinel Friday. "Could they go back and use some of those dates if needed? That's possible. But the week off looks like what's going to happen."
With the elongated All-Star break, the possibility of then starting the 2015-16 season a week earlier also has been deliberated recently, although that dynamic has yet to gain traction, according to an NBA source familiar with the situation.
Teams currently are given a five-day layoff during the All-Star break, with one of those days a mandated return to practice.
Jul 26, 2014 10:02 PM EDT
The Los Angeles Lakers have agreed to a four-year contract with Byron Scott.
Scott was most recently head coach of the Cleveland Cavaliers.
Scott played for the Lakers during his playing career.
Jul 26, 2014 5:05 PM EDT
Kevin Johnson has exited the NBPA search committee for finding a new executive director.
Johnson wanted to play a larger role in controlling the meeting on Monday to present three finalists for the job.
The three candidates are Dallas Mavericks CEO Terdema Ussery, Washington D.C. attorney Michele Johnson and Dean Garfield, president and CEO of the Information Technology Industry Council, sources told Yahoo Sports.
Johnson sent an abrupt email to player agents on Friday evening, telling them his committee was "no longer involved in the search process," and "while we'd hoped to help bring this to completion, it's clear that won't be possible."
Johnson had an invitation to join the election proceedings on Monday in Las Vegas, but as one source said, "wanted no part out of it, he bailed."
Jul 26, 2014 1:42 PM EDT
Kevin Love has withdrawn from the USA Basketball this summer due to the uncertainty of his trade request from the Minnesota Timberwolves.
The Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls and Golden State Warriors are interested in trading for Love, but no deal is expected to be complete until at least the middle of August.
Love was expected to be a key part of the United States' World Cup of Basketball roster.
Sources said that Love couldn't risk injury at this point with the trade talks in a sensitive place.
Jul 26, 2014 1:32 AM EDT
Carlos Boozer was introduced by the Los Angeles Lakers on Friday.
The Lakers were not optimistic about landing Boozer during the waiver claim process but did so with a $3.25 million bid.
Boozer heard the news from his agent.
"I was ecstatic and I was jumping up and down," Boozer said. "I went back out there and got two more hours in."
Boozer is penciled in as the Lakers' starting small forward, although he has played power forward throughout his 12-year NBA career.
Boozer said he believes he could play up to seven more seasons.
Jul 26, 2014 1:06 AM EDT
Will Cherry is receiving interest from the Cleveland Cavaliers and Toronto Raptors, according to a source.
Cherry averaged 12.8 points and 4 rebounds while shooting 52 percent from the field for the Cavaliers in summer league.
Cherry spent last season with the Canton Charge of the NBA D-League.
Jul 26, 2014 12:58 AM EDT
Omri Casspi will sign a one-year contract with the Sacramento Kings after clearing waivers on Friday.
Casspi's deal will be for the veteran's minimum.
Casspi began his NBA career with the Sacramento Kings as their first round draft pick in 2009.
Jul 26, 2014 12:54 AM EDT
The New York Knicks recently offered the Minnesota Timberwolves a package of Amar'e Stoudemire, Tim Hardaway Jr. and Iman Shumpert for Kevin Love, according to a source.
The Timberwolves reportedly declined the offer.
Hardaway has good value around the NBA, but Shumpert could be in line for a raise once his rookie contract ends and Stoudemire has one season left on his big contract.
The Knicks could offer Love a maximum contract if he becomes a free agent next offseason.
Jul 25, 2014 5:34 PM EDT
Omri Casspi has cleared waivers after being released by the New Orleans Pelicans.
There had been an expectation that a team would claim Casspi.
Casspi is expected to receive interest from the Sacramento Kings.
Jul 25, 2014 4:45 PM EDT
The Atlanta Hawks and Shelvin Mack have agreed upon a three-year, $7.3 million deal.
The Hawks own a team option in the third season.
Mack has been a restricted free agent after averaging 7.5 points and 3.7 assists per game.
Mack was the 34th overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft out of Butler.
The Lakers have offered their head coaching job to Byron Scott.
Darius Miller re-signed with the Pelicans on Friday.
Carmelo Anthony believes the Knicks aren't too far away from becoming a contender.
The Heat have three remaining roster spots and have been non-committal with Michael Beasley and Greg Oden.
Wolves' owner Glen Taylor is now believed to prefer Andrew Wiggins over Klay Thompson.
Chandler Parsons averaged 16.6 points, 5.5 rebounds and 4.0 assists per game last season.
Francisco Garcia will likely make a decision in the next few weeks.
Blake Griffin was one of 19 players selected to the USA roster from which the 2014 USA World Cup Team will be selected.
Jameer Nelson will earn $2.73 million in the first season of his deal and $2.86 million in Year 2.
Dionte Christmas averaged 2.29 points in 31 appearances for the Suns last season.
Andrew Wiggins' deal starts at the rookie scale of $5.5 million.
Josh Huestis will receive approximately $25,000 instead of $750,000.
Doc Rivers would not be expected to remain head coach of the Clippers if the sale of the franchise to Steve Ballmer is overturned.
The Rockets had considered keeping Clint Capela in Europe this season in hopes of using cap space to sign Chris Bosh.
The Mavericks are using their room exception to sign Jameer Nelson.
Devyn Marble was the 56th overall pick of the 2014 NBA Draft.
The Celtics have been unable to deliver an attractive enough proposal to the Wolves for Kevin Love.
The Clippers sold for 12.1 times the expected 2014 revenues.
Shannon Brown was released by the Knicks on Wednesday.
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