NBATV's "The Dream Team" documentary debuted tonight to mostly positive reviews from NBA writers, and hoops fans may want to savor the film and this year's summer Olympics as much as possible. Commissioner David Stern says there's a 50/50 chance that Olympic basketball will be restricted to players age 23 and younger after this year's games, writes Chris Sheridan of SheridanHoops.com. Still, Sheridan believes discussion of such a rule will be tabled until after the 2016 games.
There's plenty going on stateside as well, with a free agent expressing a desire to return to the Knicks and more news on Dwight Howard.
- Knicks free agent Jared Jeffries "would hate to leave New York now," as he tells Jared Zwerling of ESPNNewYork.com. He'd likely have to sign for a minimum-salary deal to remain with the team.
- Dwight Howard has postponed his summer basketball camp for children in the Orlando area, raising further speculation that he will once more seek a trade from the Magic, writes Josh Robbins of the Orlando Sentinel.
- Pacers president Larry Bird and owner Herb Simon have put off a meeting scheduled for this week until next week, Mike Wells of the Indianapolis Star reports. Bird still doesn't have a deal to remain with the organization for next season, and the expected promotion of Kevin Pritchard to general manager is contingent on Bird staying with the team.
- Jeff Green, Ronny Turiaf and Etan Thomas are all players with histories of heart trouble who could be available in free agency this summer. Chris Tomasson of Fox Sports Florida chronicles their stories.
- Dallas Morning News columnist Kevin Sherrington chatted with readers, sharing his view that the Mavs will sign Deron Williams. No matter what happens in free agency, Sherrington says, Dirk Nowitzki is unlikely to request a trade.
- Microsoft CEO Steve Ballmer is getting involved with efforts to build a new arena and attract an NBA team to Seattle, the Associated Press reports (via The Oregonian).
- Mark Murphy of the Boston Herald breaks down the Celtics' offseason needs position by position. Luke Adams looked at the team as part of our Offseason Outlook series earlier this month.