Referees in the NBA summer leagues will be wearing headsets and replay reviews will be used during games. The policies were revealed Saturday when Miami and Indiana met in the first summer league game of the season. Referees will stay in touch with the help of earpieces and microphones.
The Rockets general manager locked up two important role players from last year’s team on Friday, reaching agreements with swingman Corey Brewer and point guard Patrick Beverley to keep them in Houston. Beverley got a four-year deal worth $23.4 million, agent Kevin Bradbury said. After coming over in a trade from the Timberwolves in December, Brewer gave the Rockets a boost with his energy on both ends of the court.
Rondo to Kings on one-year deal, sources say
The Phoenix Suns have traded Marcus Morris, Danny Granger and Reggie Bullock to the Detroit Pistons for a future draft pick, a person with knowledge of the situation told The Associated Press. The move was very likely a bid to clear salary space to sign free agent LaMarcus Aldridge.
Sources: Aldridge, Lakers meet for second time
Sources: Aldridge not impressed by Lakers
Pelicans not pausing to make Davis NBA’s richest
Jared Dudley has decided to return to the Milwaukee Bucks for the final year of his contract. A person with direct knowledge of the decision tells The Associated Press that the veteran forward exercised his player option for $4.25 million on Tuesday. Dudley averaged 7.2 points, 3.1 rebounds and shot 38.5 percent from 3-point range in 72 games for the Bucks last season.
Now that he’s added Tim Hardaway Jr., Hawks coach Mike Budenholzer has narrowed his focus on re-signing All-Star forward Paul Millsap and starting guard DeMarre Carroll. NBA teams can begin negotiating with free agents at 12 a.m. Wednesday, and Budenholzer believes the acquisition of Hardaway will help convince Millsap and Carroll to stay in Atlanta.
Beasley’s option declined, making him free agent
Michael Beasley’s third stint with the Miami Heat has ended. The Heat have declined their $1.3 million option to keep Beasley for next season, and the No. 2 pick in the 2008 draft will officially become a free agent on Wednesday. Beasley averaged 8.8 points in 24 games with Miami last season after returning from China.
Emmanuel Mudiay says he’s ready to step into the Denver Nuggets’ lineup and help lead the franchise to its first championship. ”It’s basketball, I’m going to have fun with it and try to make my teammates better. Mudiay, the seventh overall pick in the draft, was in Denver on Friday to begin his NBA career.