As summer league kicks off tonight in Las Vegas, here's some more news from around the league.
- Ukrainian center Slava Kravtsov has told a website in his native country that he's signed a two-year, $3MM contract with the Pistons, but the team has yet to make a formal announcement, writes MLive.com's David Mayo. A signing has been expected, but complications regarding a buyout clause with Kravtsov's European team have delayed the proceedings.
- The Warriors have shown interest in DeJuan Blair, but the Spurs are asking for a first round pick, which is something Golden State doesn't currently have to offer. (Sulia link)
- If the recently traded Dahntay Jones ends up being bought out by the Mavericks and becomes a free agent, his services would certainly be in demand by the Celtics, a team still looking to fill according to a tweet from the Boston Globe's Gary Washburn.
- The Trail Blazers have been in talks with retired future Hall of Fame coach Phil Jackson for the past few months about taking over as the team's next head coach, but he's decided not to accept the offer, according to CSNNW.com's Chris Haynes.
- Matt Steinmetz from CSNBayArea.com writes that incoming rookie Draymond Green could see significant minutes for the Warriors in this upcoming season.
- Newsday's Al Iannazzone writes about the Knicks newly signed J.R. Smith and how he's excited to team up with Jason Kidd.
- ESPN.com's Chad Ford grades every team on how they've done so far this offseason. (Insider)