posted on Jul, 3 2004 @ 01:07 PM
Weekend of Waiting for Lakers
Los Angeles Times
"Bryant's future with the Lakers could be tied to Krzyzewski's decision, which the organization expects shortly, perhaps by the end of the weekend.
Neither Krzyzewski nor Duke Athletic Director Joe Alleva was in his office Friday, the day after news broke in Durham the Lakers had come calling."
Clippers-Bryant meeting not yet set
Orange County Register
"The Clippers continued their pursuit of Kobe Bryant on Friday, discussing an impending sit-down meeting by phone. 'It's tentatively set for next
week,' Clippers coach Mike Dunleavy said."
Mailman might return to Lakers
Los Angeles Daily News
" In the days between the funeral and the surgery, the whispers of Malone's retirement circulated. By the time they were reported in the media,
however, Malone had already changed his mind. Retirement remains a possibility but, he said Friday, not an inevitability."
Boozer, Cavs deal nearly set
Akron Beacon Journal
"The Cavaliers have no intention of letting go of Carlos Boozer. According to NBA sources, the Cavaliers have come to terms with Boozer, who became a
free agent Thursday, and will officially sign him to a contract as soon as the free-agent signing period begins July 14."
Pistons have $41 million for Okur
Detroit Free Press
"A source familiar with Okur's situation said Friday night that the Pistons have not made an official offer. But the 7-footer's representative, Marc
Fleisher, realizes that a six-year contract worth nearly $41 million is all the Pistons can offer at this point in the negotiations."
Knicks interested in Williams
" Agent Marc Bartelstein, who represents Cleveland free agent forward Eric Williams, said Friday that the Knicks' president expressed an interest in
his client, who is an outstanding defender with the ability to score when called upon."