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Jordan Farmar and Spencer Hawes join Clippers (The Associated Press)
10 Jul 2014 at 6:11pm
Staying home was important to Jordan Farmar, so he moved from the Lakers to the Clippers as the backup to Chris Paul. The Clippers also signed reserve center Spencer Hawes to a four-year deal worth a reported $23 million. The announcements came during the trial involving Clippers owner Donald Sterling, who is fighting to retain control of the team in an ongoing saga that has turned ugly at times. Coach Doc Rivers said he hasn't read or heard the testimony of the past few days.
Knicks waiting to hear from Anthony (The SportsXchange)
10 Jul 2014 at 6:07pm
Free agent forward Carmelo Anthony is keeping Phil Jackson waiting by the phone.
National Basketball Association roundup (Reuters)
10 Jul 2014 at 5:57pm
(The Sports Xchange) - Free agent forward Carmelo Anthony is keeping Phil Jackson waiting by the phone. The New York Knicks president remained optimistic Thursday that Anthony will choose to remain with his team. The Atlanta Hawks signed free agent guard-forward Thabo Sefolosha on Thursday. The Cleveland Cavaliers officially signed point guard Kyrie Irving to a contract extension, the team announced Thursday.
NBA roundup: Still no word on Anthony (The SportsXchange)
10 Jul 2014 at 5:13pm
Free agent forward Carmelo Anthony is keeping Phil Jackson waiting by the phone. The New York Knicks president remained optimistic Thursday that Anthony will choose to remain with his team. Anthony opted out of his contract on July 1 to become a free agent. The seven-time All-Star made visits to the Chicago Bulls, Dallas Mavericks, Houston Rockets and Los Angeles Lakers last week.
NBA signing day arrives, but action moves slowly (The Associated Press)
10 Jul 2014 at 4:59pm
Signing day arrived Thursday in the NBA, though the biggest free agents didn't rush to grab their pens. Carmelo Anthony, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh might be waiting on LeBron James - isn't everybody? There's been no indication when James plans to do so, so Miami and Cleveland waited anxiously - as did fans lining up outside James' Akron, Ohio home, even while he was in Las Vegas. Knicks President Phil Jackson was hoping Thursday would finally bring a decision from Anthony.
Jackson says Knicks still awaiting word from Melo (The Associated Press)
10 Jul 2014 at 4:18pm
Knicks President Phil Jackson was expecting a decision from Carmelo Anthony on Thursday. Speaking to reporters at the Knicks' summer league practice in Las Vegas, Jackson said he has texted Anthony a couple of times since then, but hasn't gotten a response. It's his ability to stay, be patient, lead and watch us develop a winner.'' The Knicks offered Anthony a maximum level contract, worth nearly $130 million over five years, at their meeting in Los Angeles. Jackson also confirmed that he had reached out to one of his former players, Pau Gasol.
Blazers sign G Blake to 2-year deal (The Associated Press)
10 Jul 2014 at 3:16pm
Steve Blake is coming back to the Trail Blazers. Blake has had two previous stints with the Blazers, most recently from 2007-2010, becoming a fan favorite before going on to play for the Lakers, Clippers and Golden State Warriors. Last season he averaged 6.9 points and 5.6 assists, splitting the season between the Lakers and Warriors. I love it here.'' The Trail Blazers can use the 6-foot-3 Blake to help back up All-Star guard Damian Lillard.
Trail Blazers sign C Chris Kaman (The Associated Press)
10 Jul 2014 at 2:27pm
Free agent center Chris Kaman has signed a two-year contract with the Portland Trail Blazers. The deal with the burly 7-footer was first reported on July 3, but it could not be formally announced by the team until Thursday per NBA rules. The Blazers used a midlevel exception on the contract, worth a reported $9.8 million. Kaman has averaged 11.7 points, 7.9 rebounds and 1.4 blocks over an 11-year NBA career.
Popular Gasol could pick Spurs (The SportsXchange)
10 Jul 2014 at 8:25am
Pau Gasol is being heavily courted by the Chicago Bulls, Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers, but the NBA champions are still in the running for the 13-year veteran free agent. Gasol, limited to 60 games last season, is the top offseason target of the San Antonio Spurs, who are making another push to gain favor with the 7-footer. Gasol is reportedly most likely to sign with the Chicago Bulls, who are in a holding pattern until New York Knicks forward Carmelo Anthony makes his long-awaited call on his next home. The Bulls would use Gasol at power forward next to Joakim Noah, the NBA Defensive Player of the Year, as a replacement for Carlos Boozer.
Farmar and Hawes sign with Clippers (The Associated Press)
9 Jul 2014 at 10:08pm
Jordan Farmar is moving down the hall at Staples Center, leaving the Los Angeles Lakers to sign with the Clippers, who have also signed center Spencer Hawes. Farmar averaged 10.1 points, 4.9 assists and 2.5 rebounds in 41 games for the struggling Lakers last season. The free agent guard won NBA titles in 2009 and 2010 with the Lakers, who drafted him out of UCLA in 2006. The deal allows the 27-year-old Los Angeles native to stay home and become the backup to Chris Paul after UCLA alum Darren Collison chose to leave and sign with Sacramento.

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