• Markelle Fultz Completes Solo Workout With Lakers

    Despite being projected as the No. 1 pick by the Boston Celtics in next week's NBA draft, Washington guard Markelle Fultz completed a solo workout Thursday with the Los Angeles Lakers, who hold the second pick.

    Fultz called the workout at the Lakers' practice facility a "family decision," adding "Never know where I might land, so I just wanted to see how it is out here." As for his preference on where he'd like to be drafted, Fultz said, "I would like to go one [to the Celtics], but wherever I land is where I go."

    Source: Baxter Holmes of ESPN
  • Lonzo Ball Considering Working Out for Other Teams

    Lonzo Ball is still considering talking to teams that have lottery picks below the Los Angeles Lakers, a source close to the former UCLA Bruins star told ESPN.

    Ball will work out for the Lakers -- who have the No. 2 pick in next week's NBA draft -- a second time on Friday at an undisclosed, Los Angeles-area location. He remains hopeful the Lakers will give him some indication whether he's "separated himself" throughout the draft process, the source said, and he has no plans to speak with or work out for the Boston Celtics, who hold the No. 1 pick. After Friday's workout, he will consider talking to other lottery teams that have asked to speak with him, according to the source.

    Source: Ramona Shelburne of ESPN
  • Sources: Mavs ‘serious contenders’ to Sign Jrue Holiday

    The Dallas Mavericks have emerged as serious contenders to sign Jrue Holiday and his brother Justin, according to league sources.

    Source: Jake Fischer on Twitter
  • Jerry West to Join Clippers in Advisory Role

    As the championship champagne flowed like a river in the Golden State Warriors locker room on Monday night, Jerry West and his wife, Karen, walked slowly out of a back entrance of Oracle Arena. Minutes earlier West had been in the tunnel as the exuberant Warriors ran toward the bubbly. Draymond Green, at full tilt, stepped on the brakes when he came to West. They embraced and talked for a long minute. A few seconds later Kevin Durant came by, and he, too, stopped to talk warmly to the Logo.

    Then West turned, took Karen’s hand, and they walked out the back way, no longer—as he and very few people knew at the time—a Golden State Warrior.

    In a few weeks West will become a special consultant (exact title to be determined) for the Los Angeles Clippers, more or less the role he had played with the Warriors for six years, which included two championships. West had been in touch with the Clippers, particularly owner Steve Ballmer, over the last couple of months after it started to become evident that he and the Warriors were ending a relationship that had begun in 2011.

    Sources say that a strain had developed between West and the ownership group, which is headed by hedge-fund legend Joe Lacob and Hollywood heavyweight Peter Guber. But West said he would not address those reports. One thing is clear: It was his decision to leave.

    Source: Jack McCallum of Sports Illustrated
  • Source: Lakers Bringing Lonzo Ball in for Second Workout

    The Los Angeles Lakers are bringing in former UCLA star Lonzo Ball for a second pre-NBA draft workout on Friday, a source told ESPN's Ramona Shelburne.

    The workout will not be at the Lakers' facility in El Segundo, California, and instead will be held at an undisclosed location, the source said. The Lakers plan to take a detailed look at Ball's work ethic.

    Ball previously had an individual workout in front of the Lakers' brass, including Magic Johnson, on June 7. One source told ESPN's Jeff Goodman last week that the Lakers wanted to get a close look at Ball's unorthodox shooting form. Ball said a significant portion of that workout involved shooting.

    Source: ESPN
  • Dwyane Wade Still Pondering Player Option with Bulls?

    Sources tell CSNChicago.com Wade hasn’t yet made a decision on next season and hasn’t informed the Bulls of anything yet, as he’ll continue vacationing for the next couple weeks before deciding his future.

    Wade met with Bulls management last week in the attempt to gauge where the franchise’s direction would be for next season. The Bulls hold the 16th pick in next week’s NBA Draft, and although they’ve met with Jimmy Butler, things still appear murky as to their long-term commitment to Butler and if they want to try to make inroads in the Eastern Conference with veteran reinforcements.

    Source: Vincent Goodwill of CSN Chicago
  • Clippers Closing in on New Stadium in Inglewood

    The Los Angeles Clippers want a new arena of their own and have focused in on Inglewood, California, as their future home.

    The Inglewood City Council is scheduled to vote Thursday on an exclusive negotiating agreement with the Clippers to build a state-of-the-art arena on city-owned land. The 18,000- to 20,000-seat arena would be fully financed by Clippers owner Steve Ballmer, sources said. Ballmer, who is worth an estimated $31.8 billion, bought the Clippers for $2 billion in 2014.

    The arena would sit on 22 acres just south of where a $2.6 billion football stadium is being built to house the Los Angeles Rams and Los Angeles Chargers. The football stadium, which is set to open in 2020, is the centerpiece of a 298-acre sports and entertainment district being built by Rams owner and real estate developer Stan Kroenke.

    Source: Arash Markazi of ESPN
  • Sources: Bam Adebayo Working Out for Nuggets Friday

    Bam Adebayo (Kentucky) will participate in a group workout with the Denver Nuggets on June 16, league sources told Basketball Insiders.

    Source: Michael Scotto on Twitter
  • De’Aaron Fox Working Out for 76ers this Weekend

    As planned, De'Aaron Fox will have a workout with the Sixers this weekend

    Source: Mark Medina on Twitter
  • T.J. Leaf Working Out for Heat Thursday

    [T.J.] Leaf - one of several players being brought to Heat headquarters on Thursday - joins a group of prospects in Miami’s draft range who have booked private workouts for the Heat – a group including North Carolina small forward Justin Jackson (last Thursday), Louisville guard Donovan Mitchell (Tuesday), Duke guard Luke Kennard and Wake Forest power forward John Collins (both on Wednesday) and Creighton center Justin Patton (on Sunday).

    Source: Barry Jackson of the Miami Herald
  • Lakers Bring in Josh Jackson for Second Workout

    The Los Angeles Lakers, who hold the second pick in next week's NBA draft, had Kansas forward Josh Jackson in for a second look on Tuesday, and also brought in Kentucky point guard De'Aaron Fox for a private workout.

    Members of the Lakers' front office -- including Magic Johnson, Rob Pelinka, Jesse Buss and Joey Buss -- had seen Jackson on Thursday at a workout in Sacramento. The Lakers later tweeted, "Great Workout with Josh Jackson."

    Source: ESPN
  • Warriors Have Not Made Any Decision on White House Visit

    The reigning champion Golden State Warriors addressed speculation about whether they will make the traditional visit to the White House, saying they "will make those decisions when and if necessary."

    "Today is all about celebrating our championship," the team said in a statement Tuesday. "We have not received an invitation to the White House, but will make those decisions when and if necessary."

    Source: ESPN
  • Warriors’ Championship Parade Set For Thursday

    After a night of celebrating the Golden State Warriors' latest NBA title, fans snapped up victory shirts and hats Tuesday, while Oakland crews were busy hanging championship banners along the parade route.

    The parade will take place Thursday morning in downtown Oakland, following the same route as the team's parade to celebrate the 2015 NBA title. It will start at 10 a.m. at Broadway and 11th Street, wind through downtown streets and end with a procession to the Henry J. Kaiser Convention Center.

    Source: The Associated Press on ESPN
  • Golden State Warriors Win Second Title in Three Seasons

    Three-one is now done.

    After blowing a 3-1 NBA Finals lead to the Cleveland Cavaliers last year, the Golden State Warriors made sure history didn’t repeat.

    Led by Finals MVP Kevin Durant, the Warriors defeated the Cavs 129-120 on Monday night at Oracle Arena in Game 5 of the Finals to win their second NBA championship in three seasons.

    Source: Joe Garza of Yahoo Sports

  • LeBron Becomes First to Average Triple-Double in Finals

    In the same tunnel where they celebrated a championship one year ago, Kyrie Irving waited for LeBron James to come off the court and the two Cleveland Cavaliers stars embraced.

    James wrapped his arm around Irving and simply said: "We'll be back, me and you. We'll be back."

    James had just become the first player in NBA history to average a triple-double in the NBA Finals after scoring 41 points with 13 rebounds and eight assists in Game 5 on Monday night. James ended the series averaging 33.6 points, 12 rebounds and 10 assists but took the fifth Finals loss of his career as the Golden State Warriors clinched the title with a 129-120 victory.

    Source: Brian Windhorst of ESPN