The NBA will announce Wednesday that LeBron James will play his first game in Miami since returning to the Cleveland Cavaliers on Christmas Day, according to sources briefed on the league's new schedule.
The Cleveland Cavaliers will trade Jarrett Jack to the Brooklyn Nets on Thursday as part of a three-team deal with Boston to create more salary-cap space for the pursuit of LeBron James, according to sources close to the process.
The Minnesota Timberwolves and Golden State Warriors continue to discuss a Kevin Love trade, according to sources close to the process, though a deal didn't materialized in conjunction with Thursday night's NBA draft.
San Antonio Spurs star Tim Duncan has until June 24 to notify the team whether he intends to pick up his $10.3 million player option for next season, according to sources familiar with the terms of the contract.
Carmelo Anthony has until June 23, essentially one week before the start of free agency, to notify the New York Knicks if he plans to opt in or out of the final year of his current contract, according to sources familiar with the terms of his deal.
Tony Parker is dinged up again, and his status is unclear heading into the NBA Finals against the Miami Heat, although two sources told Yahoo! Sports that the San Antonio Spurs All-Star point guard "should be ready" to play in Game 1.