ESPN sources say reps from Cavaliers, Suns, Rockets and Mavericks have all met with agent Rich Paul in Cleveland while LeBron James has been on vacation.
That's what we like to see: LeBron James being so above the rest of the NBA players that he can take a vacation while his agent makes the rounds and picks up offers for his client to look over at his convenience. Nothing says humility like letting someone else do the work for you. Hopefully he signs somewhere quickly and training camp and the season don;t get in his way. In fact, why don't we just let Lebron pick a playoff-bound team to join with a week to go in the season and just let him join for the playoffs? ANALYST: Howard Bender
The Blue Jays select the contract of LHP Felix Doubront from Triple-A Buffalo.
After Thursday's debacle, it looks like the Matt Boyd experiment has come to a close. Apparently, that means Doubront, who is sporting a 2.44 ERA and 8.06 K/9 over nine starts for Triple-A Buffalo, is next in line to give it a go in the Jays rotation. They would like to have him start Tuesday which makes him a two-start pitcher if he survives the first. We've seen Dubront in the past and let's face it, being a Jays pitcher can be a rough trade, so we're not recommending him here, even with two starts next week. Analysis: Howard Bender
The Miami Heat officially sign first round pick Justise Winslow.
This might be when it's all said and done the steal of the 2015 NBA Draft. Luol Deng thrived in 2014 at the stretch four spot for the Heat. Winslow will be able to step right in at the three which means Miami can keep Deng in the stretch four. Winslow can knock down a three but is not great at creating his own shot. He is worth drafting in late rounds of standard leagues and would get a nice boost in value if Deng ever misses time. Analysis: Drew Phelps
ESPN sources say the Wizards are pushing hard to land David West.
The veteran power forward averaged 11.7 points, 6.8 rebounds and 3.4 assists over 28.7 minutes per game last season for the Pacers. His veteran leadership is as much a part of his game as his work in the frontcourt and several teams are expected to be courting the 34-year old. If the Wizards are going to make a hard push, then an offer should come soon. Analysis: Howard Bender
Cole Hamels is unlikely to accept a trade to the Houston Astros.
Hamels has a limited no trade clause that allows him to block trades to 20 teams. Hamels would be the perfect target for the Astros as a true ace with team control beyond this season, but they will have to work elsewhere. Hamels will have a better chance at wins wherever he winds up, but a trade to the American League would obviously hurt his fantays value. Analysis: Steve Pimental