News From Around the League- July 10, 2010

News From Around the League- July 10, 2010

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News from around the league on July 10th.

The entire world watched LeBron make his decision on live TV, 1 city was thrilled while 5 others were heart-broken.  The Nets, Knicks, Bulls, Clippers and the Cavaliers all lost the sweepstakes and they must now move to plan “B”.  The Lakers, however, have to stick to the original plan and have to complete it very soon.  Derek Fisher has been waiting a long time for a deal with the Lakers, and the front office has to listen to their captain.
The latest news and articles on the Lakers.

Derek Fisher wants to be a Laker, but will this long-delay force him to join the Heat? [OC Register]
The Lakers officially signed guard Steve Blake. [Lakers.com]
With many all-stars moving out East, has the Western Conference gotten weaker? [BasketBlog]
Ranking the biggest challengers’ for the Lakers next season. [OC Register]
Sasha Vujacic’s report card. [Forum Blue and Gold]
Ron Artest’s report card. [Forum Blue and Gold]
For some reason, the Heat have become the favorite to win it all, not the Lakers. [LA Times]
For all those Laker doubters, here are the top reasons why the Lakers will beat the Heat. [OC Register]
The Lakers 2010 Summer League preview. [BasketBlog]
Derek Fisher will meet with the Heat today, but he still puts the Lakers on top.[ESPN Los Angeles]
Could Fisher’s meeting lead to something bigger? [OC Register]
Lebron was not the only headline, the other 29 teams made some moves also.

Lebron James has decided to play for the Miami Heat. [NBA.com]
The newspapers react to James’ decision. [Dime Mag]
Rumors say that Pat Riley will return to coaching. [Slam Mag]
Last night was one of the worst nights in Cleveland sports history. [ESPN.com]
The Clippers sign Ryan Gomes. [Pro Basketball Talk]
Lebron James went from home-town hero to public enemy #1. [Slam Mag]
The Cavs fans were burning James’ jersey. [Slam Mag]
The Heat have sold-out their season tickets. [Pro Basketball Talk]
Knicks’ president, Donny Walsh, may retire. [Pro Basketball Talk]
What’s next for the Nets? Their owner says, “Just have patience.” [Pro Basketball Talk]
Lebron’s “show” really helped ESPN. [Yahoo Sports]
The Heat send Michael Beasley to the Timberwolves for a draft pick. [NBA.com]
Lebron’s decision can be added to another heart-break in Cleveland sports history. [NBA.com]
Cavs’ owner Dan Gilbert said that Lebron quit in the playoffs. [NBA.com]
The Knicks send David Lee to the Warriors for Anthony Randolph, Ronny Turiaf and Kelenna Azubuike. [NBA.com]
Here is the letter Dan Gilbert sent to the Cavalier fans.  (Lebron may not want to read this) [Dime Mag]
The Knicks have officially signed Amare Stoudemire. [Knicks.com]
Lebron’s huge billboard was taken down. [ESPN.com]
Luther Head and the Hornets agree to a deal. [ESPN.com]
Wade, Bosh, and James will all take less money. [Slam Mag]
Johan Petro and the Nets agree to a 3-year, $10 million dollar deal. [Slam Mag]
Matt Bonner re-signs with the Spurs. [Slam Mag]
Anthony Marrow signs with the Nets. [Slam Mag]
The Bulls offer JJ Redick a contract. [Slam Mag]
Kyle Korver is leaving the Jazz and going to the Bulls. [NBA.com]
The Knicks have added Raymond Felton to their roster. [NY  Times]