Women's basketball pioneer Nancy Lieberman is encouraging Baylor star Brittney Griner to seize the opportunity to do the same with the Dallas Mavericks, no matter how overwhelmingly remote Griner's chances of sticking actually are.
Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kevin Love informed Besiktas of Turkey on Sunday that he's declining their offer to sign with the Istanbul-based club and team up with New Jersey Nets guard Deron Williams.
Oklahoma City Thunder forward Kevin Durant is in the early stages of contract negotiations with the same Turkish team that has signed Deron Williams and has been pursuing Kobe Bryant, according to Durant's agent.
Pistons president Joe Dumars is scheduled to have his first face-to-face meeting with ESPN NBA analyst Avery Johnson later this weekend regarding Detroit's coaching vacancy, according to NBA coaching sources.
Sacramento Kings forward Ron Artest, attending Tuesday night's Game 6 of the NBA Finals, told ESPN.com that he's "99 percent sure I won't opt out of my contract" this month to become a free agent July 1.