Apr 18, 2014 8:34 PM EDT
The Utah Jazz denied a New York Daily News report Friday that Ty Corbin has been fired as head coach.
"Not accurate," Jazz president Randy Rigby said.
Corbin's agent, Steve Kauffman, also said he has not heard of any decision as of yet.
The Jazz went 25-57 this season.
Apr 18, 2014 2:27 PM EDT
The Los Angeles Lakers may have their highest pick in over 30 years this year, but they appear interested in trading it away.
"I think there’s a possibility," said Kupchak when asked about a trade of the pick.
The Lakers may look to accelerate their rebuilding efforts around Kobe Bryant and their cap space.
Apr 18, 2014 2:06 PM EDT
Kendall Marshall plans to play for the Los Angeles Lakers' team in Summer League in July.
The Lakers have planned to pick up the non-guaranteed season on Marshall's contract for 2014-15.
Marshall averaged 8 points and 8.8 assists for the Lakers this season.
Apr 18, 2014 12:40 PM EDT
Brian Shaw praised Kenneth Faried's play in the second half the regular season and said he expects the forward to remain with the Denver Nuggets next season.
“I definitely want to have him back,” Shaw said. “And expect to have him back.”
Faried was the Nuggets’ best player after the All-Star break, leading the team in scoring (18.8 points per game), rebounding (10.1) and shooting percentage (54.6 percent).
“He should be here,” Randy Foye said. “He’s a blue-collar guy, the fans love him. To me, he’s the face of the franchise. The way the fans (love) him. When he brings something, they love watching that guy.”
The Nuggets can begin discussions about a contract extension for Faried on July 1.
Apr 18, 2014 12:36 PM EDT
Dell Demps discussed the New Orleans Pelicans' future with Pierre Jackson, a leading scorer in the NBA D-League whom New Orleans never signed to a rookie scare contract.
''He’s an interesting one," Demps said. "He played really good in the D-League. I think he was the leading scorer. We’ve followed him and been in contact with him. When we made the trade last year, we knew we were giving up our draft pick and we kind of looked at him as our draft pick for this year. So we have his draft rights and he’s going to be experienced, a little bit older.
"Can I promise Pierre Jackson is going to be on our team next year? I can’t say that right now. But he’s definitely an asset. I want to make sure I say that. He’s done everything and exceeded expectations.''
Jackson was drafted with the 42nd selection in the 2013 Draft.
Apr 17, 2014 10:23 PM EDT
The Orlando Magic's officials likely won't make a decision on whether to pursue contract extensions for Nikola Vucevic and Tobias Harris until after they see how free agency impacts the salary cap.
Vucevic and Harris will be eligible for extensions this summer.
"I'd love to stay in Orlando," Vucevic said. "I like it here a lot. I like the team. I like what we have going here. I like the coaches. I like everything. So I'd love to stay here, but I guess we should talk about that when the time comes."
Apr 17, 2014 10:18 PM EDT
The New York Knicks will be interested in Pau Gasol in free agency, according to a source.
Gasol won two championships under Knicks president Phil Jackson and would not receive anything close to the $19.3 million per year that he made with the Los Angeles Lakers this season.
Gasol would have to accept the Knicks' taxpayer's midlevel exception of approximately $3.2 million.
Apr 17, 2014 10:10 PM EDT
Thaddeus Young admitted Thursday that he will look at all his options -- including being open to parting with the Philadelphia 76ers.
Young also figures he holds some leverage due to the fact that he could opt out of his contract and become a free agent after next season.
"I do have the opt-out and that's one of the cards that can be played if the situation is not right," Young said. "I can opt out next year. I can ask to be traded. Or I can say, 'I'm all for it. I want to stick around.' I just have to see how things are going to play out."
The 76ers dangled Young in trade discussions before the deadline.
"We were all being shopped," Young said. "I think it's a big thing they kept me, of course, even though it was one of those situations where you feel a little left out."
Apr 17, 2014 9:42 PM EDT
Joel Anthony will exercise his player option with the Boston Celtics for the 14-15 NBA season.
Anthony will earn $3.8 million and become an unrestricted free agent in 2015.
Anthony was traded to the Celtics by the Miami Heat in January.
Apr 17, 2014 7:03 PM EDT
Scott Perry is expected to be a general manager candidate for the Detroit Pistons and Cleveland Cavaliers, according to a source.
Perry is assistant general manager of the Orlando Magic, but was formerly with the Detroit Pistons.
Tom Izzo, Fred Hoiberg and Stan Van Gundy are on the Timberwolves' coaching search list.
Apr 17, 2014 | Ian Begley/ESPN
The Knicks can offer five seasons and $129 million to Carmelo Anthony.
Mike Woodson said he deserves to coach the final season on his current contract.
The Cavaliers are expected to make a maximum five-year contract extension offer to Kyrie Irving this offseason.
Apr 16, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
The Knicks will have an option on Lamar Odom's contract for the 14-15 season.
Apr 16, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Grant Hill began his NBA career with the Pistons.
James Harden was adamant that he saw himself spending his entire career with the Thunder before being traded to the Rockets in 2012.
Mike D'Antoni will discuss the future with Mitch Kupchak and Jim Buss during the Lakers' exit interviews on Friday.
Dario Saric will declare for the 2014 NBA Draft, though it is uncertain if he will remain beyond the withdrawal deadline.
Shaun Livingston has had an outstanding season with the Nets, finally fulfilling upon the promise he showed before suffering a devastating injury.
Channing Frye has a $6.8 million player option for next season.
Apr 15, 2014 | Ian Begley/ESPN
J.R. Smith reiterated that "in my heart" he does not believe Carmelo Anthony will leave the Knicks in free agency.
Amar'e Stoudemire is open to the possibility of leaving the NBA when his contract ends after next season in order to play for Hapoel Jerusalem.
Josh Powell's contract for next season with the Rockets will be non-guaranteed, sources tell RealGM's Shams Charania.
The Lakers owe Mike D'Antoni $4 million next season.
Apr 15, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Kurt Thomas is now 41 and has not played since last season, considering himself retired.
Clarence Gaines Jr. was a longtime scout with the Bulls.
Apr 15, 2014 | Marc Stein/ESPN
Lamar Odom is expected to sign with the Knicks this week, barring any unforeseen snags.
Mitch Kupchak recently signed an extension to remain general manager of the Lakers, suggesting the working relationship with Jim Buss is strong.
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The Bulls signed Greg Smith to a contract for the remainder of the season and fully guaranteed for next season, a source told RealGM.
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