The agent for Orlando Magic center Dwight Howard confirmed NBA commissioner David Stern's accusation that Howard's representatives were the sources that provided details of Wednesday's private meeting in Los Angeles with Magic officials.
Eric Gordon is in Las Vegas vying for one of the final spots on the U.S. national team that will play in this summer's Olympics. He wants to go to London. But he doesn't want to come back to New Orleans.
NBA commissioner David Stern and players union director Billy Hunter began negotiations on the remaining points of their tentative labor deal on Friday and were expected to continue talking Saturday, sources said.
Amare Stoudemire now appears to be a long shot to return to Phoenix after opting out of the last year of his contract and negotiations on a new deal with Suns owner Robert Sarver broke off late Tuesday night.
Yao Ming and the Rockets have agreed to a multi-million dollar deal that will keep Yao in Houston until 2011, ESPN The Magazine's Ric Bucher confirmed. The story was first reported by KRIV-TV in Houston.