Update: Possible free agent Nene is on top of the Warriors' wish list, according to the San Jose Mercury News. Nene will be on top of just about every team's wish list once he opts out of his contract. Don't expect Nene to hit the open market though as the Nuggets clearly recognize he is a star.
Update: Mavs forward DeShawn Stevenson said after practice on Wednesday that Miami Heat star LeBron James "checked out" during the closing minutes of Game 4 on Tuesday. Lebron has taken a beating in the press for his disappearing act in Game 4. The series is tied at two and is now a best of three.
Update: The NY Post is reporting that the Knicks are parting ways with team president/GM Donnie Walsh, who will be replaced in the interim by senior VP Glen Grunwald. Do not be shocked if rumors heat up about the possible return of Isiah Thomas who owner James Dolan still consults with about the team.
Update: Timberwolves coach Kurt Rambis said on Friday that he needs to have "a substantial conversation" with GM David Kahn, but isn't sure when that might happen. Rambis has been attending draft workouts because he feels he is "the coach of this team until something happens." Things continue to be up in the air in Minnesota.
Update: Adrian Wojnarowski is reporting on on Twitter that Ricky Rubio has reportedly reached an agreement to join the Timberwolves next season. There is a good chance Rubio will step in and be a starter for the Wolves, but it remains to be seen how good this kid really can be. He failed to impress in the 2008 Olympics, and did not live up to the hype for his Euroleague team this past season.
Update: Ira Winderman is reporting on Twitter that Heat forward Mike Miller (shoulder) was seen shooting around gingerly at practice on Wednesday, and head coach Erik Spoelstra confirmed that Miller will be able to play in Game 2. "It's fine," Spoelstra said of Miller's shoulder. "He'll be able to play tomorrow. There won't be anything stopping him from playing."
Update: Shaquille O'Neal posted a video online indicating his plans to retire. In the brief video, Shaq says to the camera, "We did it. 19 years, baby. Want to thank you very much. That's why I'm telling you first, I'm about to retire. Love ya. Talk to you soon." Shaq was certainly a letdown with the Celtics, but he is certain to join the Hall of Fame.
Update: Holly MacKenzie is reporting on Twitter that The Raptors have declined the option on Jay Triano's contract as head coach. Triano will reportedly stay with the organization as a consultant and special assistant.
Update: Manu Ginobili wanted to play in Game 1, however Gregg Popvich held him out. "You know (darn) well he’s not happy with me," Pop said. "And you know (darn) well he wants to be on that court. But I made my decision." Given the Spurs lost in Game 1, you can rest assure that Manu will be playing come Game 2.
Update: Boston Celtics guard Rajon Rondo had his right knee wrapped and was limping after Sunday's win, although it doesn't sound like the injury is believed to be serious. Another day another report of Rondo dealing with an apparent injury. This one certainly isn't going to keep him out of Game 2, but it is worth noting that he was only 5-14 shooting in Game 1.